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Dear Snowie Fan and Backgammon Friend,
We are proud to announce a new version of Snowie! Snowie 4 is available
now. Take advantage of the upgrade price if you already own a previous
Snowie version (half of the full price) and order at
The CD will be sent to you immediately. You may find more information
about the best Backgammon program in the world below or at
Why is Snowie 4 better than Snowie 3?
Strongly improved playing engine
Based on a new learning technology Snowie 4 is way stronger than Snowie 3.
Here are simulation results between Snowie 4 and Snowie 3 in money games:
Snowie 4 1-Ply vs. Snowie 3 1-Ply: +0.039 pts/game.
Snowie 4 2-Ply vs. Snowie 3 2-Ply: +0.048 pts/game.
Snowie 4 3-Ply vs. Snowie 3 3-Ply: +0.033 pts/game.
In addition Snowie 4 plays backgames and priming battles much better and so
it can not be tricked into situations that it doesn't understand.
Snowie 4 is capable of analyzing table stakes situations. On TrueMoneygames
(http://www.truemoneygames.com) you can play backgammon for real money
using table stakes. It is now possible to analyze these sessions with the
Simplified User Interface
The user interface has been simplified. Advanced options are still
available but are more hidden in the application. That means that Snowie
has become an easy-to-use application for everybody but stays with all the
advanced options for the professional players.
All the graphics of the application have been redesigned. 3d boards and a
new look of the application makes it more modern.
Simplified registration procedure
The registration procedure is a simple click for people having Internet
access. There is an automatic connection to our server and the copy
Articles about Snowie 4
To read Snowie 4 articles by Johannes Levermann go to
- Announcement (Olivier Egger, Apr 1998)
- Checker-play-according-to-score bug (Peter Schneider+, June 2001)
- Error rates (Gregg Cattanach, Oct 2000)
- Hints and questions (Achim Müller+, Aug 1998)
- Luck calculation (Gregg Cattanach+, Dec 1999)
- Questions and answers (David Montgomery, Dec 1998)
- Running in low priority (lmfback+, Oct 2004)
- Snowie 4.0 (SnowieGroup Info, Oct 2002)
- Snowie 4.3 update (Gregg Cattanach, July 2005)
- Snowie cube evaluation (Kit Woolsey, Sept 2007)
- Snowie vs GNU (Stanley E. Richards+, Oct 2005)
- Snowie vs. Jellyfish (Mark Driver, Apr 2001)
- Snowie vs. Jellyfish (Daniel Murphy, Oct 2000)
- Snowie vs. Jellyfish (Gregg Cattanach+, Sept 2000)
- Snowie vs. Jellyfish (Wayne Crookes, Jan 1999)
- Snowie vs. Jellyfish (Kenneth M. Arnold+, May 1998)
- Terminology (Alexander Nitschke, Sept 1998)
- Using rollouts (Michael J. Zehr+, Oct 1998)
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