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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Invert direction - bug / feature request

From: Taper_Mike
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Invert direction - bug / feature request
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:29:37 -0800

Wayne Joseph reports that the GNU Backgammon  Position ID: DCBwdwcE8IE9Qw,
when pasted into GnuBg, does not produce the desired result. 

The reason for this is because the Position ID was not accompanied by its
corresponding Match ID. A Position ID can only be interpreted correctly
after checking the Dice Owner field of the Match ID. The first part of a
Position ID contains checker positions for the player who is not the dice
owner. The second part contains checker positions for the dice owner. In the
absence of a Match ID, GnuBg must guess which player owns the dice. 

Obviously, this information will not be of help if you do not have access to
the Match ID for your position. You might, however, try tricking GnuBg. Set
up any position where the dice owner is the player you need. Copy the Match
ID for this position, and pair it with the Position ID you are having
trouble with. Paste the two as a unit into GnuBg.

Hope this helps.

Mike Mannon

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