S.A.M. on the Atari 2600

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    Someone’s made an implementation of the Software Automated Mouth speech synthesizer that’ll run on the Atari 2600. [LINK]

    To be able to fit such a seemingly complicated piece of software into the paltry 128 bytes (yes, bytes) of RAM, [rossumur] actually uses an authoring tool in order to pre-calculate the allophones, and store only those in the ROM. This way, the 2600 alone can’t convert text to phonemes, but there’s enough space left for the allophones, which are converted into sound, that about two minutes of speech can fit into one cartridge.

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