TomTom voices upload

TomTom voices upload

Postby velicko » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:50 pm

Forgive my ignorance, but how do you upload them to the device once you have saved them on the pc?
velicko
 

TomTom voices installation instructions

Postby tomtom-SOFT » Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:39 am

Hi
You just need to copy downloaded voice files to your device.

Instructions:

1. Save downloaded folder to your PC, for example in "C:\tomtom\voices"

2. Switch on your TomTom and connect it to the computer (USB cable)

3. Click the Windows Start logo at the bottom left of your screen, then click on "My Computer" and you should see the your TomTom ( e.g. Devices with Removable Storage with a small icon). Double click on the icon and the TomTom's folder view will open.

4. If you have a folder labelled "voices", double click it, otherwise you'll need to store you voice files in the root folder (the first folder you see, after following Step 3). PDA and pocket GPS users with TomTom software may need to copy saved files to folder mobile device/my documents

5. Copy any of the voice files from the folder ( all 3 files: CHK, BMP and VIF) and paste into the folder voices or tomtom root folder (i.e. copy all the files to that folder: data88.chk and data88.bmp and data88.vif).

6. You can save as many tomtom voices as you want.

7. After pasting the last voice wait about 30 seconds, and then remove your USB cable. Your tomtom will reboot and you will be able to activate selected voice.


To change a voice on your TomTom:
1. Tap the centre of the screen:
2. Tap "Change Preferences "
3. Click the right arrow, three times.
4. Now select "Change Voice"
5. Use the right and left buttons to scroll around your available voices.

Note to pocket GPS and PDA users with TomTom software:
In step 4 you may need to save downloaded voices to "mobile device"/"my documents"

Easy.
tomtom-SOFT
 

Re: TomTom voices installation instructions

Postby velicko » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:25 am

Gotcha! sorted thanks bud.
velicko
 

Re: TomTom voices upload

Postby masha » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:55 am

I have followed these exact directions and my new downloaded voices are still not appearing as an option. any thoughts?
masha
 

Re: TomTom voices upload

Postby Cate » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:34 pm

When it asks for only English languge select all.
Hope this helps
Cate
Cate
 

Re: TomTom voices upload

Postby tomtom-SOFT » Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:26 pm

To change a voice on your TomTom:
1. Tap the center of the screen:
2. Tap "Change Preferences "
3. Click the right arrow, three times.
4. Now select "Change Voice"
5. Use the right and left buttons to scroll around your available voices.
tomtom-SOFT
 

Re: TomTom voices upload

Postby GORIO » Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:19 am

You need to download all three of the files for the voice: VIF, CHK and BMP.

open up your vif file in notepad. it should looks something like this.

English (UK) - ClintEastwood-HotShot
data72.chk
Clint
1
0
-1
1

A .VIF file can have 7 lines.

Line 1 – Name (old style, may be left empty for newest software)
Line 2 – Filename of the corresponding .chk file
Line 3 – Name
Line 4 – Number representing gender - ‘0’ = young, ‘1 ’= female, ‘2’ = male.
Line 5 – Number representing language
Line 6 – Number representing flag
Line 7 – Version number

Name – This is the name of your voice, which can be between one and eight characters long. Now, if any of those lines are missing, you can add them and save the file. It do not really matter what numbers you add.
GORIO
 


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