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Re: Ataxx

Post by Ferdy » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:02 am

flok wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:57 pm
flok wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:14 pm
flok wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:28 am
Joost Buijs wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:11 am
Thanks! I understand Maybe fun to get something running.
I've put up the source-code at https://github.com/flok99/waxx if someone wants to add authentication or maybe run a server at home.
Ok I've implemented auth.
The first time you connect with an not-yet-known username, then that is automatically registered with the password you supply.

So, connect to server.ataxx.org port 28028 and send
user ...
pass ...
then regular UAI protocol commences.
On http://server.ataxx.org/ you can see the results of all that battling.
Is there a gui viewer for the output pgn?

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Re: Ataxx

Post by flok » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:40 pm

hgm wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:02 pm
This is an XBoard patch that makes it possible to use XBoard for Ataxx. It implements two things:

1) With argument -variant atx one enables 'Ataxx mode' where every enemy surrounding the to-square of a move will flip color.
2) With argument -dropMenu true, and if the pieceToCharTable only contains a single piece type (like -pieceToCharTable ".X.....o...."), a right-click on a square will not pop up a menu for selecting the piece you want to drop there, but drops it immediately. This allows you to play the 1-step moves as drops on the to-square by a simple right-click.

Code: Select all

diff --git a/backend.c b/backend.c
index b6088f6..c44f5e8 100644
--- a/backend.c
+++ b/backend.c
@@ -400,6 +400,7 @@ PosFlags (int index)
   case VariantLosers:
     flags |= F_MANDATORY_CAPTURE; //[HGM] losers: sets flag so TestLegality rejects non-capts if capts exist
     break;
+  case VariantAtaxx:
   case VariantAtomic:
     flags |= F_IGNORE_CHECK | F_ATOMIC_CAPTURE;
     break;
@@ -1257,6 +1258,7 @@ InitBackEnd1 ()
 			         and doesn't know captures are mandatory */
       case VariantTwoKings:   /* should work */
       case VariantAtomic:     /* should work except for win condition */
+      case VariantAtaxx:      /* should work except for win condition */
       case Variant3Check:     /* should work except for win condition */
       case VariantShatranj:   /* should work except for all win conditions */
       case VariantMakruk:     /* should work except for draw countdown */
@@ -8085,7 +8087,7 @@ Deselect ()
 int
 RightClick (ClickType action, int x, int y, int *fromX, int *fromY)
 {   // front-end-free part taken out of PieceMenuPopup
-    int whichMenu; int xSqr, ySqr;
+    int whichMenu; int xSqr, ySqr, n, i, t, side;
 
     if(seekGraphUp) { // [HGM] seekgraph
 	if(action == Press)   SeekGraphClick(Press, x, y, 2); // 2 indicates right-click: no pop-down on miss
@@ -8181,11 +8183,15 @@ RightClick (ClickType action, int x, int y, int *fromX, int *fromY)
 	if(gameMode == TwoMachinesPlay || gameMode == AnalyzeMode ||
            gameMode == AnalyzeFile || gameMode == IcsObserving) return -1;
       case EditGame:
+      case BeginningOfGame:
       noZip:
 	if (xSqr < 0 || ySqr < 0) return -1;
 	if (!appData.dropMenu || appData.testLegality &&
 	    gameInfo.variant != VariantBughouse &&
 	    gameInfo.variant != VariantCrazyhouse) return -1;
+        n = t = 0; side = (currentMove & 1)*BlackPawn;
+	for(i=WhitePawn; i<BlackPawn; i++) if(PieceToChar(i + side) != '.') n++, t = i + side;
+	if(n == 1) whichMenu = 5; else
 	whichMenu = 1; // drop menu
 	break;
       default:
@@ -8202,6 +8208,7 @@ RightClick (ClickType action, int x, int y, int *fromX, int *fromY)
     else
       *fromY = BOARD_HEIGHT - 1 - *fromY;
 
+    if(whichMenu == 5) DropMenuEvent(t, *fromX, *fromY), whichMenu = -2; // only one type; choose it
     return whichMenu;
 }
 
@@ -10744,7 +10751,8 @@ ApplyMove (int fromX, int fromY, int toX, int toY, int promoChar, Board board)
           board[handSize-1-p][0] = WHITE_TO_BLACK captured;
 	}
       }
-    } else if (gameInfo.variant == VariantAtomic) {
+    }
+    if (gameInfo.variant == VariantAtomic) {
       if (captured != EmptySquare) {
 	int y, x;
 	for (y = toY-1; y <= toY+1; y++) {
@@ -10757,6 +10765,17 @@ ApplyMove (int fromX, int fromY, int toX, int toY, int promoChar, Board board)
 	}
 	board[toY][toX] = EmptySquare;
       }
+    } else if (gameInfo.variant == VariantAtaxx) {
+	int y, x;
+	for (y = toY-1; y <= toY+1; y++) {
+	  for (x = toX-1; x <= toX+1; x++) {
+            if (y >= 0 && y < BOARD_HEIGHT && x >= BOARD_LEFT && x < BOARD_RGHT && (x != toX || y != toY)) {
+              if(board[toY][toX] >= BlackPawn) {
+                if(board[y][x] < BlackPawn) board[y][x] += BlackPawn;
+	      } else if(board[y][x] >= BlackPawn && board[y][x] < EmptySquare) board[y][x] -= BlackPawn;
+	    }
+	  }
+	}
     }
 
     if(gameInfo.variant == VariantSChess && promoChar != NULLCHAR && promoChar != '=' && piece != WhitePawn && piece != BlackPawn) {
@@ -15980,6 +15999,7 @@ DropMenuEvent (ChessSquare selection, int x, int y)
 	moveType = BlackDrop;
 	break;
       case EditGame:
+      case BeginningOfGame:
 	moveType = WhiteOnMove(currentMove) ? WhiteDrop : BlackDrop;
 	break;
       default:
diff --git a/common.h b/common.h
index 55daf29..6fb73d9 100644
--- a/common.h
+++ b/common.h
@@ -414,6 +414,7 @@ typedef enum {
     VariantASEAN,
     VariantLion,
     VariantChuChess,
+    VariantAtaxx,
     VariantUnknown       /* Catchall for other unknown variants */
 } VariantClass;
 
@@ -464,6 +465,7 @@ typedef enum {
   "asean",\
   "lion",\
   "elven",\
+  "atx",\
   "unknown" \
 }
 
The remaining configuring can be done by existing XBoard options (and can also be done by the engine through a 'setup' command):

xboard -variant atx -ncp -dropMenu true -pieceToCharTable ".X.....o...." -boardWidth 7 -boardHeight 7 -fen "X5o/7/7/7/7/7/o5X w" =men "X:mAmD@;o:mAmD@"

Of course you can also redefine the piece graphics to more suitable images through -pieceImageDirectory.
I had to replace "=men" by "-men" to get it to start.
Works almost complete: I could not do single-moves though.
Also "paste game" fails for ataxx games: http://server.ataxx.org/get-pgn.php?id= ... ed82fd9fcc
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Re: Ataxx

Post by flok » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:40 pm

Ferdy wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:02 am
flok wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:57 pm
flok wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:14 pm
flok wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:28 am
Joost Buijs wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:11 am
Thanks! I understand Maybe fun to get something running.
I've put up the source-code at https://github.com/flok99/waxx if someone wants to add authentication or maybe run a server at home.
Ok I've implemented auth.
The first time you connect with an not-yet-known username, then that is automatically registered with the password you supply.

So, connect to server.ataxx.org port 28028 and send
user ...
pass ...
then regular UAI protocol commences.
On http://server.ataxx.org/ you can see the results of all that battling.
Is there a gui viewer for the output pgn?
Not yet afaik but people are working on it!
www.vanheusden.com: Micah / Embla / PuppetMaster / DeepBrutePos / Pos / Feeks

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Re: Ataxx

Post by hgm » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:06 pm

Well, there is Win/XBoard, but it would not read this crappy move format. And the FENs are also not compliant with FEN rules.

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Re: Ataxx

Post by flok » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:31 pm

hgm wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Well, there is Win/XBoard, but it would not read this crappy move format.
What is crappy about the move format? It's no more crappy than saying something like 1. e4 in chess instead of always saying 1. e2e4, isn't it?
And the FENs are also not compliant with FEN rules.
Well it is a different game?
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Re: Ataxx

Post by hgm » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:42 pm

It is crappy to describe something as a move with an implied side effect when the board mutation really is a simple drop. Standard notation for adding a piece to the board on e4 is X@e4. Not e3e4, d4e4 or whatever. And FENs are supposed to use upper case or white, no matter what game they are for, or they just aren't FENs.

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Re: Ataxx

Post by flok » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:03 pm

Ferdy wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:02 am
Is there a gui viewer for the output pgn?
There now is one!

If you go to http://server.ataxx.org/, then in the table at the bottom a column "view" was added. If you click that one, then you can view a game.
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Re: Ataxx

Post by Ferdy » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:03 am

flok wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:03 pm
Ferdy wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:02 am
Is there a gui viewer for the output pgn?
There now is one!

If you go to http://server.ataxx.org/, then in the table at the bottom a column "view" was added. If you click that one, then you can view a game.
Not working at the moment. There is no move list.

Image

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Re: Ataxx

Post by flok » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:15 am

Ferdy wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:03 am
flok wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:03 pm
Ferdy wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:02 am
Is there a gui viewer for the output pgn?
There now is one!

If you go to http://server.ataxx.org/, then in the table at the bottom a column "view" was added. If you click that one, then you can view a game.
Not working at the moment. There is no move list.

Image
Fixed!

See e.g. https://server.ataxx.org/viewer.html?ur ... 5968f3319a
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Re: Ataxx

Post by Ferdy » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:41 am

flok wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:15 am
Ferdy wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:03 am
flok wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:03 pm
Ferdy wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:02 am
Is there a gui viewer for the output pgn?
There now is one!

If you go to http://server.ataxx.org/, then in the table at the bottom a column "view" was added. If you click that one, then you can view a game.
Not working at the moment. There is no move list.

Image
Fixed!

See e.g. https://server.ataxx.org/viewer.html?ur ... 5968f3319a
Thanks.
Would be better if the pieces are more visible.
Image

I use chrome on windows 7.

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