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 1   Arimaa / Off Topic Discussion / Re: Christian Freeling on inventing games (part 2)  Aug 18th, 2019, 7:04am 
Started by christianF | Last post by christianF
 
Ed will be off on a holiday shortly but look where we are. Today Explocus was added with an AI that was already invincible back in the eighties. That makes twenty games so far that can be played without java.
 
Eight of them feature AI's. However, the column checkers AI's don't have the obligation of 'maximal capture' implemented yet and in human vs. human play they don't expect it to be followed, so in that case players should look to it. The 'undo' feature may come in handy in such a case.
The regular draughts games (Draughts, Dameo, Hexdame) do have maximal capture implemented. The ploblem with column checkers (Emergo, Hexemergo, Stapeldammen) is that a piece can be jumped more than once in the same turn. It's in the pipeline. Meanwhile Hexemergo is crazy enough to feature the AI for the fun of it: it will usually capture maximally anyway and it's not hard to beat by players who understand the game.
 
Not so with Explocus, equally crazy if not more. You can't beat it because there are no players yet who understand the game.  
The rules yes, no problem, but not the game. Smiley
 
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 2   Arimaa / General Discussion / Re: Rescuing Arimaa sets  Aug 17th, 2019, 1:18pm 
Started by omar | Last post by TheSingularityIsNow
Hello, I'm looking to buy one or two sets. Can they be delivered in Switzerland ?
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 3   Arimaa / General Discussion / Discord  Aug 7th, 2019, 1:22pm 
Started by aaaa | Last post by aaaa
Whenever this site is down, it pretty much puts the entire Arimaa community into a forced coma. For that reason, I've started a Discord server, which I hope gets off the ground and can serve as an alternative meeting place:
 
https://discord.gg/YCH3FSp
 
You should obviously bookmark or store this link somewhere.
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 4   Arimaa / General Discussion / Re: Database of unique wins in 2  Jul 21st, 2019, 5:38pm 
Started by aaaa | Last post by aaaa
There is now also a dedicated list of zugzwangs.
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 5   Arimaa / Site Discussion / Re: 4steps - standalone Arimaa client  Jun 25th, 2019, 8:17am 
Started by aaaa | Last post by aaaa
4steps will now optionally animate moves by playing out the steps its made of (although these are themselves still shown instantly). Replaying the previous move manually is always possible by pressing middle-click. It's also possible to configure the delay between steps by editing 4steps.ini. Re- and undoing steps can now be done with the mouse wheel.
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 6   Arimaa / Site Discussion / Re: Corrupted game file?  Jun 14th, 2019, 3:42pm 
Started by Hippo | Last post by Hippo
I have decided to resign ... losing some GMR, and unfortunatey WHR as well.
 
The reson for resigning was to get rid of the open game ... and what a surprise, I have lost and the game stayed open Sad.
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 7   Arimaa / Off Topic Discussion / Bitcoin Pizza Day  May 30th, 2019, 9:23am 
Started by omar | Last post by omar
May 22 is now known as Bitcoin Pizza day.
 
There's been a lot in the news recently about Bitcoin Pizza day. The TV show 60 minutes even did an episode about it.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-story-behind-bitcoin-pizza-day-2019-05- 22/
 
Here is the original thread where he offers 10,000 BTC for 2 large pizzas.
It took 4 days before someone took him up on the offer. He even started wondering if maybe he wasn't offering enough Bitcoins Smiley
 
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137.0
 
Around May 2011 is when I stumbled on Bitcoin and posted about it here in the Arimaa forum. It started up a very interesting discussion and some even posted they bought bitcoin:
 
http://arimaa.com/arimaa/forum/cgi/YaBB.cgi?board=other;action=display;n um=1305495730
 
Coincidentally, May 30, 2011 was the day that someone bought Arimaa sets with bitcoin. Today marks the 8th anniversary.  
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 8   Arimaa / General Discussion / Re: Bug in Arimaa Game Client?  Feb 22nd, 2019, 2:44pm 
Started by dpalmer | Last post by Max2
More moves which do not work in this position:
 
1. rd6s Ee6w Rf6x Ed6w         Ec6x rd5n  (from first post)
2. rd6s Ee6w Rf6x Ed6w         Ec6x dd7s  
3.          Ee6s Rf6x Ee5n Ee6e Ef6x rd6e  
4.          Ee6n Rf6x Ee5s Ee6e Ef6x rd6e  
 
All this moves have in common:
- the gold rabbit is captured passiv with first step
- the gold elephant captures itself with third step
- the 4th step pull by captured elephant is not allowed
(- all 4 steps are used  
not neccessary; reproduced bug with 3 steps in other position)
 
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 9   Arimaa / General Discussion / Re: Interested in Wooden Arimaa Board and Pieces K  Feb 12th, 2019, 8:44pm 
Started by apophis | Last post by apophis
Thanks @eykca. Yeah the traps actually slide open to drop pieces into the storage drawer below.
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 10   Arimaa / Events / Re: State of the Challenge 2009  Feb 4th, 2019, 8:58pm 
Started by Fritzlein | Last post by Belteshazzar
on Mar 6th, 2009, 6:10am, Oystein wrote:
I predict a breakthrough will occur and the challenge will fall around 2015.

 
Right on.
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