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Re: [Bug-gnubg] where to put hyper database on Mac OS?

From: Robert-Jan Veldhuizen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] where to put hyper database on Mac OS?
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:00:32 +0100

Thanks for your response Michael. Unfortunately neither of the two people I'm trying to help, get it to work: it doesn't show up in the evaluation engine window, nor is it available as a game variation under Preferences.

One of them mentioned his MacOS 10.9 is actually called Maverick; 10.8 is Lion. Maybe that has something to do with it? It's also on 64-bit systems, for the record.

Anyhow, thanks for the help, I hope we somehow get it to work and I'll report back. I had no problem using hypergammon on Windows7-64bit, one just needs administrator rights to move the file to Program Files (x86)/gnubg.

Since I've been playing hypergammon in matchplay, I realised normal backgammon match equity tables will be off by a fair margin probably, because of the much higher gammon and backgammon rates in hypergammon. So I'm experimenting with building a special hyper3.met, which so far indeed is quite different from ordinary METs. If I reach some further progress on it, I'll post a version of it. Is anyone aware of an existing MET for hyper matches? I couldn't find one on a quick search.


On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 5:53 PM, Michael Petch <address@hidden> wrote:
On 2014-01-14 05:43, Robert-Jan Veldhuizen wrote:
> I'm trying to help some people on a Mac to play hypergammon with
> GNUbg. I searched for this info everywhere, but was unable to find it.
> In which folder does the hyper3.bd <http://hyper3.bd> go on Mac OS? In
> this case, Lion 10.9.
> Maybe it would be a good idea to add a reference to this on the help
> page concerning the hyper databases?

On Apple Mac OS, if you have installed via the pre-built packages on the
GNUBG site then the location to install the hypergammon (hyper1.bd,
hyper2.bd, hyper3.bd) is in
/Applications/gnubg.app/Contents/MacOS/local/share/gnubg .

Once installed you should see them appear in the Help/About/Evaluation
Engine screen.

Michael Petch
GNU Backgammon Maintainer / Developer
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