Berty is a DOS-based Artificial Neural Network (ANN) simulator using
weighted cells. It displays cell activity in real-time with moveable
'viewports', 'eeg' trace probes, and stimulus regions.
It is not intended for the advanced ANN specialist (no learning methods or
complex maths!), but provides an arena for playing with cells and
studying cell patterns and growth when subjected to stimuli. Just set up a
network, switch on and probe around for activity.
- Large Networks - Only
limited by size of extended RAM
- High Speed - Program written
in machine code
- Realtime I/P - Cell stimuli
via key presses
- Graphical O/P - 2D movable
viewports, 'Eeg' traces
- Simple PC Spec - DOS-based,
- 3D Network - Cells occupy 3D
volume, so have physical 'neighbours'
- Growth algorithms
Minimum system requirements
386 processor, 640x480 vga display
200Kb conventional memory, 500Kb extended memory (XMS V3.00)
DOS (tested on V6 & Windows 95 DOS, should run on V5, possibly
Either Shutdown and Restart in MS-DOS Mode or run the program and let
Windows create a MS-DOS shortcut for it.
Either Shutdown and Restart in MS-DOS Mode or create a shortcut/PIF
file for the Bertynnn.exe file as follows:-
Windows ME & XP
- Right-click the BERTYnnn.EXE file, click Properties, Program,
- Check 'MS-DOS mode', select 'Specify a new MS-DOS configuration'
- Add the following lines to CONFIG.SYS, replacing 'C:\Windows'
as necessary for your PC:-
Program will not run unless you can somehow boot your PC into MS-DOS mode,
e.g. via a floppy or dual-boot. The himem.sys driver must be present in
your config.sys file. Please note that the program uses DOS routines to
save/write files to disc. These work ok with FAT partitions, but have not
been tested with NTFS partitions. !!! Saving/writing files to an NTFS
partition is at your own risk !!!
- all programs are held on the pCloud.com storage site. If there are
problems downloading, check your computer's access or contact me via
email address at bottom of this page.
The demo version is free, but if you pass it on please keep the package
Note this download is a demo version; please contact me for the full
version which is also free
see Program Versions
This is a DOS-based program, so please note the system
requirements above. To start the program, run or double-click the
executable: Bertynnn.exe (you can 'right-click' it and click 'Send
To, Desktop' to create a shortcut for future use). When Berty is running,
press the 'h' key for further online help, or contact me if you have any
Delete the above files/folders.
© Phil Tipping, 2007