Gnu Backgammon is part of the Gnu Project, an effort to develop free software that anyone is free to run, study, redistribute, modify, and improve. Gnu Backgammon was begun by Gary Wong, and now includes contributions from many individuals, including Joseph Heled, Oystein Johansen, and Joern Thyssen. GamesGrid Engineering developed various robots and money robots based on Gnu Backgammon version 0.14. We developed a standalone evaluation module, integrated it into the GamesGrid client, and contributed refinements to Gnu's lookahead evaluation routines. Because Gnu Backgammon is freely accessible software, we will be able to continue to improve these robots, and we can take advantage of others' improvements.
You can get Gnu Backgammon for Windows from GnuBg.org, along with some related information and links. The program is excellent, including support for import of GamesGrid SGG files.
While the program is unsupported in a commercial sense, and documentation is sparse, a lot of help is available from the rec.games.backgammon newsgroup and other online discussion forums.
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last modified: 2006-04-10