- Sound output (requires sound-card) to report the computer's bids and card-play
- Make your bids and play your cards by speaking to the program.
This requires a microphone plugged into your computer's sound-card and a suitable
* Speech-recognition is built into Windows (Vista and
In Windows XP, you can tell whether you have a speech-recognition engine by going to
Control Panel | Speech, sounds and audio
devices | Speech and seeing whether a speech recognition engine is listed
under "Speech recognition". If so, search for a file called SAPI.DLL,
probably in the Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Speech folder. Right-click on it and look at
its properties. It needs to be version 5.1 or later.