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[Games] talk about using REBOL for games

Kaj
14-Aug-2011
[691x2]
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
Anyway, I was just offering an answer to your question
Endo
15-Aug-2011
[693x2]
Reichart: computer level stars at 25. kyu, so in first a few games 
it is so easy to win. after several games when your rank is under 
10 it is getting a bit difficult. But if you are a good Go player 
it may not be difficult for you (as I'm not a good one, I stuck at 
2. kyu :) )
But it never offered me an upgrade??

Oh and yes, it is mosly for beginners as its dimension is not 19x19.
Kaj: I didn't know that the definition of Free Software as you say. 
I thought that Free Software and Open Source is two different things. 
Not covering each other.

But still I think that Freeware is different: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeware
Not to be confused with Free software.
 -wikipedia

So I should say that Freeware is fine with me :) As in old days there 
were Public Domain, Freeware and Shareware. And none of them was 
Open Source.
Gabriele
15-Aug-2011
[695]
Kaj, the term "Free Software" is very well defined... for people 
who know about it. In English (thus, for anyone else in the world 
besides people like us), "Free Software" means software you don't 
pay for.


You could have easily said I use "free" in the sense of "freedom" 
not in the sense of "gratis", instead of trying to confuse Endo 
more...
Ladislav
15-Aug-2011
[696]
I'm not a good one, I stuck at 2. kyu

 - I don't think the sentence makes sense. 2 kyu is quite solid strength. 
 On the other hand, the strength estimates of the program are highly 
 unreliable.
Kaj
15-Aug-2011
[697x6]
Gabriele, we were discussing a GNU program, which set the context, 
and I specifically capitalised the term to avoid ambiguity
Endo, you were right that Free Software and Open Source are two different 
things:
http://opensource.org/docs/osd
They don't cover each other, but they do overlap
To be honest, I did not try to confuse Endo more, but I did not explain 
myself further, either, because I wanted to find out if there are 
really people here who don't know what Free Software is
It's essential for software developers these days to know what Free 
Software and Open Source mean
Endo
15-Aug-2011
[703]
Kaj: "I wanted to find out if there are really people here who don't 
know what Free Software is" You've found :)

well, my confusing was about Free Software (which overlap with Open 
Source) and Freeware (no relation with Open Source)

First when you said Free Software, I read it as Freeware (my carelessness). 
So I said it is free (I meant Freeware) and you said "No it is not 
free" (you meant Free Software)

This was the confusion. Anyway, with this way I learnt the difference 
:)
>> Reduce [free free]
== [Freeware Free-Software]
:)
Kaj
15-Aug-2011
[704]
Exactly, different contexts
Reichart
15-Aug-2011
[705x2]
Kaj, .... Gab pretty much nailed it.


Endo, .... Indeed, so are you saying you can't beat this go program 
every single time in just a few moves?  I seem to be able to beat 
it every single time almost instantly, which I think was Ladislav's 
point.


I'm just confirming I did not simply find a way to beat it as a sort 
of trick.  I used to design AI for games, so I tend to get around 
it pretty quickly.


If you would like I will send you a video of me plaything this game 
several times.
Of note, I still thank you for this program, it  was exactly what 
I was looking for.  Of course it would be nice if it was a little 
smarter, but it is a great program to give to begginers simply to 
understand the "rules" of the game.
Endo
16-Aug-2011
[707]
Reichart: I really want to see to trick :) You can find my email 
address on Altme.

I mostly can guess next moves of the computer, but couldn't find 
a trick to win every game (Well actually I know one, after a game 
finished you can still continue to play, like 2 two players game. 
By that way you can increase your rank.. But this is nothing about 
AI ofcourse.

At the first a few games I can win immediately, but after several 
games (say 10-15 games) then I cannot win easily. After computer 
rank is 2-3 kyu I cannot win at all (as I'm a beginner Go player.)
By the way its help files are also very well to teach the rules.
Ladislav
16-Aug-2011
[708]
After computer rank is 2-3 kyu

 the computer rank is never 2 - 3 kyu. The computer "thinks" it is 
 9 kyu, I assume. (but it is not very reliable, either) Anyway, after 
 losing some games the computer "thinks" that you are 2 - 3 kyu (again, 
 not very reliably), and takes for itself some handicap to make the 
 game even.
Reichart
16-Aug-2011
[709]
I'm traveling this week, but will make one for you when I settle.
Endo
17-Aug-2011
[710]
Reichart: Ok thank you.
Robert
10-Sep-2011
[711]
@Oldes: How have you ported Mechanarium from Flash to the iPad?
Oldes
10-Sep-2011
[712x2]
yes, but iPad2 only.
using REBOl of course
GrahamC
10-Sep-2011
[714]
And the touchpad ?
Robert
11-Sep-2011
[715]
What do you use instead of Flash?
Oldes
11-Sep-2011
[716x2]
it is Flash... or you can call it AIR... AIR SDK is using LLVM to 
convert the ActionScript bytecode to native iOS code.
http://www.adobe.com/products/air/faq/
Reichart
22-Sep-2011
[718]
Endo, have not forgetten, just been SUPER busy.
Endo
22-Sep-2011
[719]
Ok thanks, I'm still trying to beat it but couldn't pass 2. kyu :)
Ladislav
22-Sep-2011
[720]
I suggest you to try the GNU Go instead, on a bigger board. It is 
more fun, in my opinion.
NickA
20-Nov-2011
[721x2]
Machinarium is noted in this significant article:http://www.mikechambers.com/blog/2011/11/11/clarifications-on-flash-player-for-mobile-browsers-the-flash-platform-and-the-future-of-flash/
http://www.mikechambers.com/blog/2011/11/11/clarifications-on-flash-player-for-mobile-browsers-the-flash-platform-and-the-future-of-flash/
Oldes
21-Nov-2011
[723]
just started: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/reviews/65696?lang=en
:)
MaxV
24-Nov-2011
[724]
SuperMastermind game: http://www.rebol.org/view-script.r?script=supermastermind.r
enjoy!
Reichart
10-Jan-2012
[725x2]
I don't normally post games, but this is really well done, lives 
in a browser, and does not use Flash http://www.cuttherope.ie/

And it is a cute idea.
(originally posted by Gabrielle)
GrahamC
10-Jan-2012
[727]
I guess Italian is not your strong point!
Reichart
10-Jan-2012
[728]
Because I double tapped the "L"?
Pekr
10-Jan-2012
[729]
I play it on my Sensation for several months. Did not know it is 
a JS implementation ...
GrahamC
10-Jan-2012
[730]
Yes, and the trailing "e" which is the feminine form
Reichart
10-Jan-2012
[731x2]
http://www.colellachiara.com/devcon05/gabriele.html
I think you are in error, and I type too fast.
GrahamC
10-Jan-2012
[733]
stand corrected
Pekr
10-Jan-2012
[734]
Gabriele = male, Gabrielle = female, no?
Reichart
10-Jan-2012
[735]
don't know or care, I have 7 people in my life with these names, 
including Gabreal  (m) , Gabriela (f), Gab (m), Gabby (f),  Gabriel 
(m), Gabriele (m), etc.
GrahamC
10-Jan-2012
[736]
The archangel uses the e-less form
Reichart
10-Jan-2012
[737x3]
Gabreal
 -> "Gabrael"
I think the Archangel uses a bastardized version of koptic greek 
or aramaic, which both don't really even have vowels...
(per se)
Endo
20-Jan-2012
[740:last]
Great remake an old NES game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mTBXvP89Now
http://abobosbigadventure.com/