News (Notices below):

8/24/08 - Version 5.7 released

6/17/08 - Version 5.61 released, mainly for GrockTunnel bugfixes

5/24/08 - Version 5.6 released - finally :)

9/19/06 - Version 5.51 released - this fixes a very serious bug, and also has some new features and fixes

8/25/06 - Version 5.5 released - first new release in over half a year :)

12/23/05 - Version 5.41 released - mainly a bugfix release

12/06/05 - Version 5.4 released - has lots of bugfixes and some new features

9/28/05 - Version 5.3 released - this one has a remake of Grock built into it

9/19/05 - ColorTunnel 2.0 released

9/13/05 - Version 5.3 Release Candidate 1 (testing) released

8/8/05 - Version 5.2 released - this version has massive bugfixes, new features, and also comes with a new updated expansion pack

5/17/05 - Version 5.1 released - this is a minor bugfix and feature release

5/9/05 - Version 5.0 released - this version has too many changes since 4.61 to mention

4/25/05 - Version 5.0 Release Candidate 4 (testing) released

4/14/05 - Version 5.0 Release Candidate 3 (testing) released

4/7/05 - Version 5.0 Release Candidate 2 (testing) released

3/31/05 - Version 5.0 Release Candidate 1 (testing) released

3/24/05 - Version 5.0 beta18 (development) released

3/18/05 - Version 5.0 beta17 (development) released

3/1/05 - Version 5.0 beta16 (development) released

2/28/05 - Version 5.0 beta15 (development) released

2/16/05 - Version 5.0 beta14 (development) released

2/16/05 - added new Development page to website

2/12/05 - Version 5.0 beta13 (development) released

2/8/05 - Posted a chart of VH and Hypnotizer 2000's history here

1/24/05 - Version 5.0 beta12 (development) released

1/21/05 - Version 5.0 beta11 (development) released

1/17/05 - Version 5.0 beta10 (development) released

1/6/05 - Version 5.0 beta9 (development) released

1/4/05 - Version 5.0 beta8 (development) released

1/3/05 - Version 4.61 released - fixes some serious bugs in 4.6

1/2/05 - Version 5.0 beta7 (development) released

1/1/05 - Version 5.0 beta6 (development) released

12/21/04 - Version 5.0 beta5 (development) released

12/10/04 - Version 5.0 beta4 (development) released - fixes a major error in beta3

12/09/04 - Version 5.0 beta3 (development) released

12/07/04 - Verson 4.6 released - fixes a fatal error that was caused by Win95/98's graphics libraries, contains some important bugfixes taken from 5.0 Beta2 (fixed resolution changer, script maker conflict), has an updated User's Guide and new mindfrag.txt suggestion file.

11/11/04 - Version 5.0 beta2 (development) released

11/10/04 - Version 4.52 released - fixes a performance bug in 4.51

10/29/04 - First public beta of 5.0 released (5.0 beta1)

10/15/04 - Version 4.51 released - this fixes 3 serious bugs in 4.5

10/12/04 - Version 4.5 released - includes a revamped Hypnotic Visual Maker, many bugfixes, user's guide, modes, new presets in professional mode, video and audio previewing support, better script loader, unlimited script sizes, new color selector and more! :)

9/29/04 - User's Guide finished - you can access it on the left navigation bar on the site. It'll also be included in future releases. Enjoy - I worked hard on this :)

9/16/04 - Version 4.41 released - fixes a bug in the 4.4 save session code, which caused the 4.4-specific options to partially corrupt

9/14/04 - Version 4.4 released - adds much more flexibility to the subliminal message systems, lets you configure the second one, and also has some bugfixes.

8/22/04 - Version 4.3 released - has new video/audio speed changers, freeze protection, bugfixes, and more.

8/6/04 - Version 4.22 released - this fixes a bunch of additional bugs found in 4.21.

7/22/04 - Version 4.21 released - this is mainly a bugfix release and fixes some critical bugs found in 4.2.

7/19/04 - Version 4.2 released - this has a new Hypnotic Visual Maker, and new installer, and much more. Also many files have been split into a separate package, making the main package much smaller. The upgrade version is tiny now, because of the new installer.

6/20/04 - Version 4.1 released - this mainly fixes some bugs and issues in 4.0

6/15/04 - New Version 4.0 released - now this version rocks ;) - Website redesigned also

6/10/04 - Version 4.0 is nearing completion; you can download a beta patch and try out the current version if you want. To do this, go here

3/2/04 - New version 3.22 released (geez lol these are coming out fast) - Finally fixed the speech recognition, so tell me how it works. Added some command line options to auto-load sessions, and made it so the program doesn't exit when you press ESC

3/1/04 - New version 3.21 released - more bugs found, and fixed :) New forget wakening script added, and presets modified a little

2/27/04 - New version 3.2 released - Includes tons of fixes for major bugs, new characters, features, scripts, and more. Check it out!

2/3/04 - New version 3.1 released - Includes new subliminal systems, fixes, and more. More speech recognition info is below in the Notices section.

1/25/04 - Some people reported having problems with having the computer recognize speech. I included the Microsoft Dictation software that comes with the Speech SDK with the speech downloads now. You can also download it separately below. So try out that and tell me if it works.

1/25/04 - Finally found the speech recognition problem. The speech engine download package was missing the actual recognition engine lol. So, if you already downloaded and installed the speech package, just download the "recognition only" package below.

1/13/04 - Some major bugs were found, and were fixed, and 3.02 was released. See the readme file for info.

1/12/04 - Version 3.0 was found to be missing 2 files, and so Version 3.01 has been released as a fix. If 3.0 didn't work for you, then install the small "upgrade" version of 3.01.

1/12/04 - New version 3.0 released. New pictures are shown below.

12/12/03 - New version 2.01 released, fixes 2 bugs (setup freeze problem on win98/me, and file placement error)

12/5/03 - Version 2.0 released


Notices (for problems):

1/3/05 - Note (for version 4.61) - If you’ve used a previous version of Virtual Hypnotist, and this version won’t start (has an error message with the error “bad record length”), the settings.dat file is corrupt. Delete the file and then run Virtual Hypnotist again. The file is normally located in C:\Program Files\Virtual Hypnotist

2/3/04 - Note - For speech recognition to work, install the speech system, and you'll notice Microsoft Dictation will also install. Run Dictation (by clicking Start->Programs->Microsoft Dication). You'll see a little icon for it on the bottom right of the screen. Right-click that, choose Dictation Options, and choose either Do More Training or Check Microphone in order to either train it to recognize your voice or check the microphone's volume levels.

12/12/03 - Note - If you have Windows 98 or ME, and you installed 2.0 and the setup froze near the end, do this:

1. Install 2.01 upgrade version (shown below)

2. Extract the file in here to your c:\windows\system directory (the 2.0 setup put an incompatable version in there)

3. Run the software

12/5/03 - Note - If when you run setup.exe it always prompts to update system files even if
you reboot, then unzip the software to a directory, and replace the setup.lst file with this file