By Darren Griffin
This page has been superceded. The latest voice file downloads in formats suitable for current generation devices can be found here.
Firstly our thanks go to forum member Andy_P2002 who has spent a great deal of time compiling these Safety Camera Alert sound files into collections suitable for use with TomTom Navigator Versions 5 and later (this includes installations on PocketPC, ONE, RIDER, and all versions of GO) and Route 66.
Thanks are also due in no small part to Ray Flanagan and his excellent but sadly now defunct web-site TomTomSatNavInfo for granting permission to use his excellent voice files and also to forum members 'Mullet' and WillyEarthworm' for their own compilations.
Please Note: The original sound files remain copyright of their individual authors but are used here with their permission. Each collection contains a licence.txt file which clearly attributes the copyright. These files may not be redistributed in any form without the permission of the author.
To proceed simply pick a sound file compilation set (you can click on the sample icon to hear the voice), and download the version that matches the version of camera data you downloaded (single file, consolidated by camera type, or full speed-zoned).
Full installation instructions can be found at the foot of this page here.
If you have your own collection of .ogg files which you would be happy for us to host here then let us know. As always though, please only send us files that you hold copyright on or that you have had express permission to re-distribute!
Voice Alert Collections:
PocketGPSWorld 'Computer Voice'
This set, created by ‘Andy_P2002’, uses the same “computer voice” as in the original PocketGPSWorld.com replacement data.chk files.
Please note the original source material for the above speed-zoned sets did not have a sound sample for “20” or “70”, so the generic alert was used for those.
Ray Flanagan’s “Vicki”, “Andy” and “Liz”
These sets, created by ‘Andy_P2002’, ‘Maniac007’ and ‘Fordfocus’ are based on Ray Flanagan’s original “Vicki”, “Andy” and “Liz”voices from his web site:
To install, download the correct package type that matches your safety camera download type, i.e if you use the 'Consolidated by type' version of the database you will need the 'Consolidated by type' sound file set.
TomTom GO, ONE, RIDER and PocketPC
Version 7 Users Please Read Additional Notes Below
Extract the contents of the downloaded zip file and copy these to the map folder on your device. The suitably named ogg files should be placed into the map folder where your POI’s are located, do not put them in a sub-folder.
With the files in place start TomTom Navigator and go to Change Preferences/ Manage POI/ Warn when near POI (this MUST be done even if your camera POI’s have been previously configured).
Select the first camera in the list, if asked whether you want to delete or remove the warning answer NO.
You should now be asked to select the warning distance, followed by the Warn Only if POI on route – please set-up these options as per your normal preference, remember everyone will use different settings dependent upon how they use the device.
Now repeat the above, setting up the POI warning for EACH camera category you have installed to the device.
TomTom models with text-to-speech capabilities only (910, 520, 720 etc):
In order to use the ogg files you must select "Sound Effect" when configuring your POI Warnings:
Version 7 Note:
With the arrival of Version 7 there is a small bug that affects the procedure. You will be asked to choose a sound but will not be offered any options! You will be asked 'Is this the sound you want?'. You MUST answer Yes on this screen. If you do, you will then see the warning distance screen and can proceed as normal.
If you mistakenly answer No then you eill get a message saying No Photographs and the unit will hang. If you have mistakenly done this, simply reset the device and start again, this time answeringYes when prompted.
- Download the camera database, in the dropdown box select “Route66”, in the next dropdown box select UK- Speed Zoned complete CSV (23 files, and I don’t understand why you would want anything less than this) – Save this to a know location, for example (c:/Route66scameras) create this if you are not too sure right click the desktop of the PC and select “New Folder”, then call it Route66scameras.
- Dock and connect to your PDA with the PC, select all the bmp and csv files stored in the above folder (should be 46 files in total), Right click and select “copy” from the pop-up box.
- In Windows Explorer go to mobile device/ Storage Card/ POIS/ Britain then right click and select “Paste”, this will copy the required files across to the device.
- If you find the Storage Card/ POIS/ Britain folder doesn't exist simply create it before copying the files across to the device.
Further Route66 details can be found here.