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Re: [Bug-gnubg] playing a bot on FIBS

From: Mark Higgins
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] playing a bot on FIBS
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 22:08:26 -0500

Thanks Michael! Those are some great starting points.

On Jan 21, 2012, at 10:04 PM, Michael Petch wrote:

> On 21/01/2012 7:41 PM, Mark Higgins wrote:
>> Can anyone point me to some docs on how I can connect my bot to play on 
>> FIBS? I know gnubg did this, but I can't find the code.
> Howdy Mark,
> I don't think that GNUGB has ever directly supported FIBS. Usually the
> people who interface GNUGB with FIBS do so through a program they write.
> Usually they have a piece of software that sends and receives the data
> to FIBS and then they pass the position into GNUBG using the command
> line interface. Generally the standard way of doing this is run the
> command line version and then connect standard input and output to your
> Application that talks to FIBS. If you are a python programmer you can
> interface with GNUBG directly.
> I'm unsure of anyone who has published such code, but there are some
> starting points I can think of. There use to be a TKfibs program that
> provided a GUI to Fibs. The graphics were done via TK, but the
> communication layer was written in C. TKFibs although no longer
> supported can be found here:
> http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/tcl/src/tkfibs/
> I would look at tkfibs.c as a starting point.
> Most of the FIBS command/response interface is documented and can be
> found here: http://www.fibs.com/fibs_interface.html
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