> I could never figure out how to call that function.
How to call can be found f.e. in GoldFish.vbp, maybe also in Snowfish or BlowFish
(Just in case you don't have them anymore and want them i can mail the code to your gmail address)
(BTW you can't download them anymore for about 6 years)
> I did write a VB version that does the same thing but I forgot what I wanted it for in the first place.
You wanted to have it because off the less datatravel. At tat time where you still runned you bg-server you used and maybe still
use in the currrent version of was/is a fibsboard string like
= 126 chars
the same position in gnubgID =
4HPwATDgc/ABMA:cAhrAAAAAAAA = 27 chars
which means alomst 80% less data travel
Setup a position in gnubg and then past/import it in your prog is not very handy. For myself and in my application
I made it possible to setup a position more or less equal as BGBLITZ does and can play from there or save it to a JF pos-file
Which I also am able to load again.
But then you have the problem a mat-file can't be read properly by any BG prog not even when te first line contains the
I solved it for my own use. the mat-file start with a gnubg posID f.e.
;PosId :sOfgASSY5+ABMA:MIEFAAAAAAAA followed by the game-notation
JanusBlot: 0 Test: 0
1) 31: 6/5 8/5 43: 22/18 18/15
I do have also a movelist (a flexgrid with 5 Colls) a little better then gnnubg itself
and selecting a move or so it show the 8 best move or if its a double or not
and depending of my settings it shows them accordingly to the dll or gnubg itself in the
last case of course I call gnubg-cli
> well the main reason for not making it public is that it would kill any usage for any form of a competitive tournament or head to head games if someone can simply edit the code and change a line to make the gnubg player give hints
Thats almost the same reason why i don't open my source and beside that i didn't made client/prog public.
As its possible to play yourself or to login as bot and play as such.
And yes only a few lines to chance and one getting hints what to play or double or not.
Anorther reason: I like to code but not to maintain a website or to react on mail of users wen they think there is a bug
or other things and I was never interested to run a BG server
> Well VB programmers we are probably soon to be extinct anyway.
Very true I guess. Windows 10 will support VB6 as they publiced at least until 2025
and by that time, and I'm still alive, I'm older then 80.
I started with VB6 when i retired in 2009 and was familiar with VBA so it was not
really difficult to switch to VB6 and started building my own client/bot etc.