Civilization… The mother of all strategy games. With this command set, you can sit back, relax and not mess around with the keyboard. You will still need to use the mouse. But having the extra hand for coffee is pretty good. :-)

Read the file so you fully understand what you have to say and when you should say it.

Seriously. This is so important that the readme part is below: Contact me if you need further assistance or you have a new idea for this.

© 2012 Christopher James Uzal. Licensed under the LGPL.

Author: Chris Uzal
Steam: wheel_of_fire
Facebook: /chrisuzal
Version: 0.91


1. You have Windows Speech Recognition.

2. You have the Windows Speech Recognition Macro Application installed.

3. You know how to use windows explorer.


1. Copy Civilization_V.WSRMac to C:\Users\[you]\Documents\Speech Macros
2. Right click Civilization_V.WSRMac
3. Click “Sign Speech Macros…”

Now you just have to make sure that the Windows Speech Recognition Macro Application
is in your system tray before loading Civilization V every time you want to use this

What can I say?

[Economic, Military, Diplomacy] Info
[Social Policies, Tech] Screen
Notification Log
Victory Progress
Strategic View
Quick [Save, Load]
Toggle [Hex Grid, resource icons, Yield icons]
End Turn
Move Mode
[Move, Next, Previous] Unit
Zoom [out, in]
Capital City
Game Options

**********Civilian Units**********
Establish City
Construct a [Road, Railroad, Farm, Camp, Trading Post, Mine,
Plantation, Pasture, Quarry, Fort, Well, Lumber Mill]
Clear [Jungle, Forest, Marsh]
Route to Mode
Create Fishing Boats
Create Offshore Platform
Cancel Last Mission

**********Ground Units**********
Move Mode
Automated Exploration
Put unit [on alert, to sleep]
Do Nothing
Delete this Unit
Ranged Attack
Set Up Artillery
Fortify until healed

**********Air Units**********
Rebase Mode
Air Strike Mode
Air Sweep
Nuke Mode


This is the Windows Speech Recognition voice command macro set for Civilization V.
I made it for three reasons:

1. I have a severe fine motor disability. I don’t use keyboards.
2. I am a good programmer (this was far from the difficult.)
3. I love Civilization. This is just as much of an immersion project for me
as it is an accessibility project.

There are a lot of commands. Get familiar with them. If you play Civilization,
you’re probably already familiar with a lot of the terms. Disability or not, this
is the best way to play civilization.

Context is extremely important when using voice commands for Civilization V.
Double check and triple check that you are in the right context for the commands you
want to use.

Final thoughts…

You need headphones to play a video game with speech recognition software.

I got this working without the headphones but the volume had to be very, very low.

I recommend open circumaural headphones so you can hear outside environmental noise (like
people knocking on your door or entering your house) but nobody else hears your audio,
especially your microphone.

If you like this…

… and you are an individual…

I know how much it sucks to put up money for something only to have some assclown
bleed you out for the final piece of your puzzle. I also know how liberating it feels
to have somebody nudge you in an unexpected direction that leads to more freedom and pleasure.

Basically, I don’t expect anything from individual users of my macro sets.

That said, if you’re feeling generous and you want to show your gratitude…

You could give me money at paypal. USD 15.00 would suffice. That would cover beer money. :-)

Perhaps a more likely way of showing your gratitude would be to gift a game to me through Steam.
Any game will do.

Both ways will inspire me to make more voice command sets for Windows Speech Recognition.

If you’re the developer or a part of a big organization like a hospital, foundation or government…

do the right thing and contact me to put up essentially peanuts for making games accessible.

Games are not only thing that can be made accessible through properly written voice command sets.
Productivity software, routines specific to your company, etc., etc. can use speech recognition macros.

Once again, contact me. We’ll find the right solution together.

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