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GNU Backgammon

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  • 5.2
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  • 6
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License:
Free (GPL)
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
Latest version:
0.14.3 07/07/05
Last month's downloads:
153
Size:
7.1 MB
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GNU Backgammon is fully compatible with:

  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
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GNU Backgammon 0.14.3 07/07/05 Free (GPL) English
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  • Windows XP
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Limitations

It is currently a work-in-progress. So far it is able to play both independent games and tournament matches, evaluate and roll out positions, tune its own evaluation functions using either TD or supervised training, maintain databases of positions for training and other purposes, and more. See the following section for a more complete list.

It is driven by a command-line interface, and displays an ASCII rendition of a board on text-only terminals, but also allows the user to play games and manipulate positions.

It currently plays at about the level of a championship flight tournament player and is gradually improving; it should be somewhat stronger than this when released. GNU Backgammon can be played at numerous other online backgammon servers.

"When is cheating or too much coincidence not cheating"

Whilst the FAQs insist in capitals that GNU Backgammon does not cheat, this all depends on your definition of cheating. Having and using information that is not available to your opponent is one definition of cheating. This includes having a registry of probabilities and patterns of dice throws from a million games. I find it more than coincidental that, when I have won the first game, GNU will opt for a double AFTER THE FIRST THROW on the second game and INVARIABLY win. I am yet to be convinced that there is no cheating going on.

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