Billy 4.1 requires Windows 98 or newer.

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Version: 4.1
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.7

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What works

The program opens and runs. You can hold a conversation with Billy, you can clear his mind file, you can change his name, and you can save transcripts of conversations. The "Teach" function also works, allowing Billy to read text files and learn from them. However, this function works only for small text files. Wine terminates the program if very lengthly text files are used (although it should be noted that Windows does the same). As an example, a transcript for a prior conversation was successfully "taught," whereas the complete text of The Federalist Papers was not.

The default mind file was used for testing.

What does not

Quite a bit of code appears alongside the text in the conversation, which hinders reading but does not render the program unusable. You can't alter the text colors.


What was not tested

Custom mind files were not tested.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 14 20101.3.7Yes Yes GoldNathan.N 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 18 20091.1.23Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

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