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Java: BG-Blitz--Version 2.0
I just uploaded BGBlitz 2.0.1 (http://www.bgblitz.com).
The most important improvement is a new AI. The new neural net wins
about 2 points in 100 cubeless money games against the old AI. With the
original 626 Depreli positions it has an error of 14.65 (the old AI had
19.5) Other test showed a decent improvement too, so BGBlitz is now an
even more grim opponent.
You can select between the old AI as "TachiAI Graz" and the new AI
called "TachiAI II" as a player and as the AI for evaluations/best
* The possible moves are indicated on the board
* improved user interface
* For Mac OS X: a universal binary
* you can select which checker colour to play with in themes too
* the speed of the checker movement is not dependent on the hardware
* new themes and new sounds in the standard distribution
* several bugfixes, some minor, three severe.
It runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
The upgrade is free.
I hope you enjoy
Ian Dunstan writes:
> With the original 626 Depreli positions it has an error of 14.65 (the
> old AI had 19.5).
How does this compare to Gnubg's and Snowie's error rates?
Frank Berger writes:
Michael published it in Oct/Nov(?) last year here on GOL.
- Html/Php: BG Replay (match replayer) (Paul Stephens, Mar 2005)
- Java: BG-Blitz (player, analyzer) (Frank Berger+, Sept 1998)
- Java: BG-Blitz--How strong? (Misja+, Nov 2005)
- Java: BG-Blitz--How strong? (montygram+, June 2005)
- Java: BG-Blitz--Version 2.0 (Frank Berger+, Apr 2006)
- Java: Chouette calculator (Gamer Cafe Software, June 1997)
- Mac: Expert Backgammon (player) (Butch Meese+, Feb 1993)
- Mac: Play-O-Matic (game replayer) (Paul Ferguson, Feb 1997)
- Palm OS: Agushka (player) (pip_panther, May 2000)
- Palm OS: SlapGammon (player) (GandyDancer+, May 2003)
- Palm OS: SlapGammon (player) (Alan Cairns, Apr 2002)
- Palm OS: SlapGammon (player) (Michael Plog, Jan 2002)
- Windows CE: BGLightCE (Andy Rudnitsky+, Sept 2002)
- Windows: BG by George (player) (Stuart Cracraft+, July 1991)
- Windows: Backgammon Varia (player) (Peter van Campen, Mar 1996)
- Windows: Backgammon-To-Lose (Gamer Cafe Software, Mar 1998)
- Windows: Blowfish (analyser) (Mike Rudman, Dec 2001)
- Windows: Cybergammon (player) (John S Mamoun, Jan 1998)
- Windows: Database interface (Hugh Sconyers, Jan 1998)
- Windows: Dueller (bot-vs-bot intermediary) (Tony Lezard, Oct 2002)
- Windows: Exact Bearoff (analyzer) (Michel Grimminck, Dec 1999)
- Windows: Jellyfish 3.0 (player, analyzer) (Fredrik Dahl, June 1997)
- Windows: MVP Backgammon (player) (Michael Quinn, Feb 1996)
- Windows: Monte Carlo (player) (Gamer Cafe Software, June 1998)
- Windows: Penguin backgammon (player) (Pojchara Jatupoj, Sept 2003)
- Windows: Sconyers's bearoff database (Hugh Sconyers+, June 2003)
- Windows: Snowie 3 (player, analyzer) (André Nicoulin, Dec 1999)
- Windows: Soumille, The First Trictrac Program (David Levy, May 2003)