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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Gnu backgammon

From: Ian Shaw
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Gnu backgammon
Date: Tue, 19 May 2015 08:59:56 +0000

Hi Bard, 

I'm afraid gnubg does not cheat, so if you are losing a lot, it's because of 
your mistakes!

If you need to convince yourself that gnubg does not cheat, try two things in 
Settings, Options, Dice:
1) Play with manual dice, so that you enter the rolls yourself. 
2) Set the seed for the random number generator to the same value (e.g. 1). You 
will see that the rolls follow a defined pattern, whatever the position. This 
proves that gnubg does not change the rolls to give itself good numbers and you 
bad ones. It will also always make the same move for a given position, which 
proves it does not take account of upcoming rolls.

I hope you overcome the frustration and grow to love gnu backgammon. It's a 
great tool for improving your game. I didn't realise how bad I was at 
backgammon until I started playing a really good opponent.

Try playing with the tutor mode on; see how often gnubg disagrees with your 

Ian Shaw

-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Barb Pylatuk
Sent: 18 May 2015 20:34
To: address@hidden
Subject: [Bug-gnubg] Gnu backgammon

This is the most frustrating game!  Whenever I am winning, gnu automatically 
starts hitting all my men all the time.  If I am losing and waiting to get on 
the board, gnu manages to clear all its men so that I can only get on at 4. 
Then, once I am on at 4 my rolls are double ones or one and three or some other 
nonsense so that I am guaranteed to lose.  Similarily, if I have gnu cornered 
it will roll doubles so it will get clear across the board on to its own side. 
The game is rigged to win. If I do win a game, and start another game it starts 
again to hit all my men all the time. If it is a close match and we are rolling 
to remove our men from the board, gnu is rolling doubles continually until it 
is off the board.  

I don't know why I keep playing.  I do not want to win every game but I 
certainly would expect a fair  chance.  Gnu does not offer that. 

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