The B'Elanna Torres(tm) Technical Advisor
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Version 1.00, Windows 3.1 or higher, 62kb (zipped) 6/2/96
The B'Elanna Torres Technical Advisor answers yes/no
questions and gives advice for solving technical problems. It works a lot
like the Magic 8 Ball(tm), "reading"
questions from your mind and giving helpful (but random) answers.
As the Chief Engineer of the Federation starship Voyager, Torres is well
qualified to help solve technical problems. When you ask her a yes/no
question, she gives you one of about six answers. The Klingon part of her
decides quickly, but the human part sometimes needs more time.
When you ask for advice, she gives you a technical suggestion.
She normally gets her advice from a file of messages that you provide,
but she has about ten default messages to use if the file is not there.
Most of the default messages are for C and C++ programmers, but there
are one or two related to starship technology.
- You can supply your own file of custom advice messages. Create a
plain text file with one saying or advice phrase per line. Save it as
"advisor.dat" in the working directory of the Advisor program. (If you
do not provide a file with that name, B'Elanna uses her default advice.)
- The unzipped program is a single EXE file. There are no run-time DLLs
or complicated installation procedures. (Even the 3D dialogs are in the
- The program has been tested under Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT
3.51, and Win-OS/2.
Ask and Advice cause General Protection Fault
Platforms: Windows 2000, NT (and probably others)
Reported by: Andrew P., Oct 2002
When you select either Ask / Question or Ask / Advice, the program causes
a General Protection Fault.
I think I broke it when I recompiled it on a new machine with different
C++ libraries. I haven't been able to fix it yet, so I'm putting the old
version (1.00) back for now. (Version 1.00 has my old CompuServe web site
and e-mail on the About dialog, but other than that it's the same.)
Star Trek: Voyager aired on UPN TV stations and is now in syndication.
For more information, visit the Paramount Pictures Star Trek web site:
- Roxann Biggs-Dawson is the actress who portrayed B'Elanna. For her
official web sit, visit:
This program is for FREE DISTRIBUTION ONLY! You may make and distribute
as many copies as you like as long as you distribute the readme file along
with the program. You may not charge a fee for copies!
If you use this program, you are accepting it "as is" with no express or
implied warranty. I take no responsibility for any problems you might have
while using it.
Star Trek (c) Paramount Pictures
B'Elanna Torres (tm) Paramount Pictures
Magic 8 Ball (tm) Tyco
No infringement intended
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