Bonzi

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Bonzi
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NameBonzi
Developer(s)Bonzi Software, Inc.
Initial release2000
DescriptionHi, my name is Bonzi! I am your interactive friend and traveling companion on the Internet! I can surf, talk, joke, sing, browse, and search the Internet with you!
Extra data3.0.6
Animations148
TTS voiceAdult Male #2, American English (TruVoice)
Downloadhttps://tmafe.com/ms-agent-hosting-2/Bonzi.acs

Bonzi is a Microsoft Agent character released by Bonzi Software, Inc. as part of the BonziBuddy software. His appearance is a purple gorilla.

Use in BonziBUDDY

Until version 3.0, Peedy was used as the assistant in BonziBUDDY. However, Microsoft Corporation did not approve of their character being used for the program and BonziBuddy changed its character to the widely known purple gorilla. The Bonzi character stayed in the program until the program was discontinued and remains the main character in BonziBuddy versions 3.x and 4.0. Due to the fact that it was a part of a malware program, people were initially worried about its potential insecurity, however the concerns died down when it was revealed that ACS files don't contain executable code and therefore cannot carry malware.

Character data

Character data for Bonzi
File name: Bonzi.acs
Description: Hi, my name is Bonzi! I am your interactive friend and traveling companion on the Internet! I can surf, talk, joke, sing, browse, and search the Internet with you!
Extra data: 3.0.6
File size: 5.00 MB
Animations: 148
TTS voice: Adult Male #2, American English (TruVoice)
GUID: {0845D27A-F341-11D3-AAE7-080036DBD503}
TTSMode ID: {CA141FD0-AC7F-11D1-97A3-006008273001}
TTS speed: 157
TTS pitch: 140
Width: 200px
Length: 160px


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Trivia

  • Bonzi was created in 2000.
  • It replaced Peedy as the assistant in the BonziBuddy software after a complaint by Microsoft.
  • As with most classical Microsoft Agents, he has his own color table to utilize multiple unique colors to make the character seem higher quality.