If you have come here to download Sue Center you are very likely not a potential user but their able-bodied computer-savvy helper. My commendations and thanks to you. All the effort that was put into creating Sue Center would be for naught if it were not for your assistance in getting the hardware and software set up properly. You will likely also be helping train the user in how Sue Center works. I encourage you to become an expert by giving it a try yourself! It can be a lot of fun to use even for the able-bodied. One way to become an expert (at anything) is to read the help files (either on the web here or within the program itself) and try everything at least once.
Main ProgramThe main program is needed by all users. It includes various works of literature, the dictionary, chimes and sounds totalling 27 megabytes. Since I'd like to keep track of these downloads I ask that you provide a bit of information first. All fields are optional.
BooksSue Center provides a Browse mode where the user can read books, easily turn pages, and move from chapter to chapter. These 5 classics are included in the above Main Program download:
|Alice in Wonderland||Lewis Carroll|
|The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes||Arthur Conan Doyle|
|The Adventures of Tom Sawyer||Mark Twain|
|The Secret Garden||Frances Hodgson Burnett|
These great works are in the public domain and were gotten from www.gutenberg.org which is a tremendous source of literature of all kinds. Other collections of literature have been downloaded and prepared for Sue Center. See them in the library.
MusicIn order to play and control music (or spoken word audio) with Sue Center you must first install Winamp – the very popular (and free) mp3 player from winamp.com. After following the installation instructions on the Winamp site, launch it once yourself to initialize it. Once this is done, Sue Center will launch it for you.
See the 'Playlist' help topic for how Sue Center plays music.
Sue Center can play audio files (with Winamp) but it is up to you to provide those files in the right format. See this page for full details on how to ‘rip’ and convert your CDs and import them into Sue Center. That page also shows how to configure internet radio stations for playing within Sue Center.
To get you started, you can download and install a sample playlist (22 megabytes) which contains these 5 fine pieces of music:
|Eine Kleine Nachtmusik||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Camerata Academica|
|Say It (Over & Over Again)||Frank Loesser & Jimmy McHugh||John Coltrane|
|I Left My Heart In San Francisco||Douglass Cross & George Cory||Tony Bennett|
|Because||John Lennon & Paul McCartney||The Beatles|
|Allegretto & Trio||Ludwig von Beethoven||Alfred Brendel|
BibleSince 3 of the first 5 users of Sue Center wanted to read the Bible there are special mechanisms to facilitate it. See the help file. There are 5 different translations:
- King James Version
- The Message
- New Century Version
- New International Version
- New World Translation