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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Question about dice generation

From: Joern Thyssen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Question about dice generation
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 08:29:54 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

On Fri, Apr 18, 2003 at 07:46:39AM -0700, Billie Patterson wrote
> This is probably a misunderstanding on my part, but I
> thought that given a specific seed at the beginning of a
> game, the dice rolls would always be the same throughout
> any games that used that seed.
> If I'm playing a game, and decide to use the "Page Up" key
> to go back to an earlier point to see how a different move
> would have worked, I get a different sequence of rolls on
> the dice the second time through.
> Explanation, please?

gnubg doesn't "rewind" the counter when you step back in the match, so
it continues the dice sequence.

It's noted on the TODO list, but the value of adding it seems to be very


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