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Re: [Bug-gnubg] possible glitch in GNU backgammon

From: Michael Petch
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] possible glitch in GNU backgammon
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:30:17 -0700
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On 11/9/08 11:25 AM, "_1_lil_redhd" <address@hidden> wrote:

Second, there is a possible glitch you may like to know about. It may be that gnu is set up this way, but in game 2 where I get backgammoned I most definitely did not resign! GNU said I did and dinged me cube rating for it to boot. PRO_TS_Redneck rolled 22 but in GNU it does not show. My opponent has snowie so I have included the swm file which was the only way he could send it. In his file he said it clearly shows the 22 roll and no resign.

Hello Caryl ;-)

First off, I need to understand something a bit better. I don’t have Snowie loaded so I can’t see the file. You say Redneck rolled 22 in Game 2. I assume that you mean at the end of game 2 there is a 22 roll. In the .MAT file I see this:

30) 53: 24/19 24/21                                         53: 3/0 2/0
31) 66: 24/18 24/18 21/15 19/13                              Wins 6 points

Are you saying that after you rolled 66, he rolled 22. The .MAT file that you attached – Is it the .MAT file that was saved by the gaming site to your computer? Which site did you play on? (My guess is one with a lagoon ;-) ). Did Redneck ALSO save the match on his end, and run the snowie with his saved match?

One possibility I am thinking of (I need the questions above answered first) is that the game site has a bug when it saves the rolls to you and your opponents computer. Mayb ethe 22 roll was saved to Redneck’s computer and when they ran snowie on it – it appeared in the SWM file. If this .MAT file is from your computer – it may be that the software never recorded his last roll to your file. So when you look at it the 22 is missing, and Gnu thinks you resigned.

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