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Re: [Bug-gnubg] GNU Backgammon

From: Jon Kinsey
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] GNU Backgammon
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 22:04:54 +0000
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Ty Breaker wrote:
> Hi, I'm a fan of backgammon and after not having played it for ages, did
> a search to find a free variant and found yours.  Years ago, I played
> NetGammon a bit until my friend and I got stroppy with each other over
> the use of the cube.  At the time, the GNU Backgammon was a new project
> with nothing released.  It sure was a nice surprise to see how your hard
> work has progressed.  I've been running the game in 3D mode and love it.
> I think the range of boards could improved and the graphics quality of
> them made even more realistic but I honestly have to say, I don't recall
> any other version of backgammon I played being this pretty.  I'm a
> hopeless player so haven't won a game yet but it is an addictive game
> anyway.


> Not sure if I've missed it but one feature I'd like to see is the
> ability to specify an IP address of another player to have a 1-on-1 game
> over the net without having to use FIBS.

You can't play over a network connection at the moment (strangely the
only network option is to play against gnubg remotely), I'll add it to
my "things to do" list as a few people have asked for this and in theory
it should quite easy to do (that doesn't mean I'll do it any time soon,
but you never know).


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