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Posted - Aug 06 2009 :  22:34:04  Show Profile
Hey everyone. I recently purchased a copy of the Virtual Humans book by Peter Plantec and when I got my copy of the cd they provide out, I found out the yapanda software doesnt work well with Microsoft Vista, even with the compatibility changed to XP or earlier. Does anyone know if there are any update versions of the software? I noticed an earlier post on this topic but dont have access to the yahoo group. I have also already emailed that address with no response. Thanks before hand for any information you can provide on this.

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Posted - Aug 06 2009 :  23:18:39  Show Profile  Visit vrossi's Homepage
Hi, aerostorm

Welcome to our Forum, which was created in 2005 by some fans of this book and by the author himself. However, we are not directly connected in any way with the material included in the book, and Peter Plantec is currently busy on different projects.

Yapanda is now a very old software, and I suspect it can have several issues under Vista. The only help I can give you is to read this post:

As you can see, someone already had similar problems four years ago.

My personal opinion is that this book is great for all the ideas you find in it and it is still a very useful resource. The included software was a good plus, but maybe would require some update. (It might have been updated meanwhile, but I have no news about it).

You can also find some other information on Peter Plantec's site:

However, you see here that the issue here is about some compatibility problem with Windows 2000 At the top of this page, there is a link to, but if you click on it you get this sad message: "This domain is for sale.".

Googling for Yapanda, I found a Yapanda Software company ( ) but it does not seem to be linked in any way with this software.

Sorry, I can't give you more help, but if you are interested in these topics, I hope you will come back again to our Forum.

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Curious Member

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Posted - Aug 07 2009 :  00:03:32  Show Profile
Thanks Vittorio. I am quite interested in the subject. On that note, I just thought a basic understanding would be able to be achieved through the use of the yapanda software. IF you have any other reccomendations with software or other books that you might think would be helpful on this topic I would look into them further. I dont know if any of the members remember a show called Earth: Final Conflict but on the show was a computer fanatic and he had an interactive female which they gave the impression that he communicated with. The female completed the various tasks called upon and thats basically how I came to want to research more into the subject. watching the show repeatedly gave me the idea to search and thats how I got in touch with Peter's book. However, without the software working properly, going through the book is slightly difficult. Ive gotten the software to run but while testing but there is no reponses from the automated scripts. So the trial and error of programming a personality comes down to typing and visualizing the result when I ask a question. Not being able to make sure that the question I ask is giving the correct response.
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Posted - Aug 07 2009 :  02:03:44  Show Profile  Visit hologenicman's Homepage
Hi AeroStorm,

I would suggest that you read through the three threads found in the Verbots section of the forum:

I don't use this anymore, but I cannot emphasize enough how Impressed I am with their product and how it has continued to grow over time and provide more services and options.

There is a user's manual that you should track down for it that is just great for understanding how to personalize and tweek the software as well.

John L>

John A. Latimer

"If the Human brain were so simple that we could understand it,
we would be so simple that we couldn't..."
-Emerson M Pugh-

Current project:

DISCOVERY: The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know.
GOAL: There's strength in simplicity.
NOTE: Goal not always achieved.
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Curious Member

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Posted - Dec 05 2009 :  18:49:26  Show Profile
Hi, I might be able to help you with the software. I might need a quick reminder, it's been awhile. Which product is sent with the book? Please describe the product (e.g. web browser, e-mail, interactive web site, etc.) as there were too many names that were just too similar. I could never keep the marketing name straight. Also, is it the java or .net programs?
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Curious Member

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Posted - Jul 29 2013 :  23:08:05  Show Profile
Hey all I decided to take a gamble and contact Mr.Plantec himself via linkeden. i recived a reply. He sugested to me to use verbot. he also said that team [verbot] is who helped give the ideas featured in the virtual humans book. though i went to there site and it seems they are having issues with their download system heh.
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