The voice of Encarta MindMaze
February 16, 2014 4:11 PM Subscribe
Last weekend I caught up with a friend that I hadn't seen in a while as we drove to a wedding together. Over the course of swapping tales, she told me that when she was around nine years old, she was paid a small sum to record her voice to be used in the MindMaze
game buried in Microsoft Encarta, but that she'd never been able to find the recording as an adult to listen to again.
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To that I replied "This sounds like a job for the Internet!" So I set up Windows 98 in a virtual machine, got an Encarta 98 CD-ROM from eBay, and played the game. The problem is... no voices, just horrible MIDI loops. I also verified that sound was working in other apps, and searched the disc for WAVs, but nothing interesting came up. Before I start trying to get other versions of Encarta I thought I'd ask you guys if this sounds familiar at all.