Peedy

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Peedy
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NamePeedy
Developer(s)Microsoft Corporation
Initial release1998
DescriptionI am your Personal Digital Parrot (Peedy for short) and very fond of crackers and good music.
Extra dataDon't call me bird brain!^^Hey, you don't want to forget this!
Animations85
TTS voiceAdult Male #2, American English (TruVoice)
Downloadhttps://tmafe.com/ms-agent-hosting-3/Peedy.acs

Peedy is a Microsoft Agent character released by Microsoft Corporation. He was one of the original four Microsoft Agents to be released by Microsoft, which also include Robby, Merlin and Genie. His appearance is a parrot with green feathers.

Use in BonziBUDDY

Peedy was the original character used in the BonziBuddy program until version 3.0. However, Microsoft Corporation did not approve of their character being used for the program and BonziBuddy changed its character to the purple gorilla named Bonzi. 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.

Music assistant

In 1995, Microsoft used a 3D version of Peedy inside of their Winter CES 95 keynote to show off an interactive music assistant that would respond to commands by the user through speech recognition and the mouse. Features inside of this demo include selecting a place for Peedy to fly to, playing songs, showing off animations, and utilizing the speech recognition present inside of the demo to respond to voice commands.

Character data

Character data for Peedy
File name: Peedy.acs
Description: I am your Personal Digital Parrot (Peedy for short) and very fond of crackers and good music.
Extra data: Don't call me bird brain!^^Hey, you don't want to forget this!
File size: 3.95 MB
Animations: 84
TTS voice: Adult Male #2, American English (TruVoice)
GUID: {6A069521-46BB-11D1-A6F6-00AA002F83C2}
TTSMode ID: {CA141FD0-AC7F-11D1-97A3-006008273001}
TTS speed: 157
TTS pitch: 130
Width: 160px
Length: 128px


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Trivia

  • Peedy was created in 1998.
  • The description confirms the running-joke in Microsoft Agent series that Peedy likes crackers.
  • It was one of the four original Microsoft Agents to be released by Microsoft Corporation.
  • As with most classical Microsoft Agents, they have their own color tables to utilize multiple unique colors to make the character seem higher quality.
  • Peedy is the only one out of the four official Microsoft characters that was not bundled with Microsoft Agent 1.5 and only has a Microsoft Agent 2.0 version. He also has some other differences, such as the different background color and the different frame size.