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RE: [Bug-gnubg] Game Record

From: Albert Silver
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] Game Record
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 22:24:15 -0200

Of course to each his own. I like to have the dice appear first so I can
guess the move, see if I changed my mind, and only then see the
analysis. Right now I see the analysis first, and only after do I see
the dice I rolled. For example, I'll see 8/4 6/4 = best move and a click
later I'll see I rolled 42. Weird IMO. 

As to making loading games easier, I really have to disagree. I ould
agree on all levels exceot one major one: cheating. You really don't
want to make online cheating overly easy, and this would do exactly that


-----Original Message-----
From: Ned Cross [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: Monday, December 30, 2002 7:55 PM
To: Albert Silver; GNUBackgammon bug reporting
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Game Record 

    RE: Albert's preference on the game record.  I prefer the program's
behaviour the way it is now. In fact, I was thinking it would be nice to
a "File/Import/Reload Current Match" command that would import the .mat
.sgg filename currently loaded in the program.  I would find this most
useful during online lessons, when a question or difference of opinion
over a particular cube or checker play.

    One of the better ways I have found to study my game is to include
time where I watch top players play (on Gamesgrid, for example), and I
to keep up with the flow of the game and guess the moves as they are
made.  During that time, I'll have GNU running with the current match
loaded, and would like to be able to update to the current position to
critique the checker play or cube decision and see what I missed.  The
present procedure is somewhat cumbersome since one has to search the
game" directory and find the correct filename from the list of saved

    The same situation occurs frequently during online lessons and
exhibition matches where several watchers may have differing opinions
a position and someone inevitably says "what does Snowie think?"  I
have Snowie, so I don't know how easy it is to load the current position
with that program, but I think GNU would do very well in this regard if
"reload current match" command could be added to the file/import menu,
if the game record behaviour was kept the same.... i.e.- loading the
with the current (latest) position displayed.

    While the current behaviour does require extra keystrokes/mouse
to navigate to the beginning of a match for analysis, that's a process
is not real-time anyway (since you have to wait for GNU to analyse the
match).  And much of the time I am analysing a match I don't have time
step through the entire match, so I will usually browse through the
for "problem areas (?? and ?!)" and thus I don't necessarily find it
advantageous to be at Game1, Move1.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Albert Silver" <address@hidden>
To: "GNUBackgammon bug reporting" <address@hidden>
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2002 2:57 PM
Subject: [Bug-gnubg] Game Record and Save Settings again

> When importing a new match, or opening a previous one, GNU
> always goes to the last move of the last game by default. In practice,
> never want this except in some very isolated cases, and would like to
> start with the first move of the first game without always having to
> back to the first move of the first game manually.

> Albert
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