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GOMOKU(6) DragonFly Games Manual GOMOKU(6)
gomoku - game of 5 in a row
gomoku [-bcdu] [-D debugfile] [savefile]
gomoku is a two player game where the object is to get 5 in a row
horizontally, vertically or diagonally on a 19 by 19 grid. By
convention, black always moves first.
The options are:
-b Run in batch mode. (See below.)
-c Computer versus computer. gomoku will play a game against
itself. This is mostly used for testing.
-d Print debugging information. Repeating this option more than
once yields more detailed information.
Print the debug information to debugfile instead of to the
-u User versus user. (Play against yourself.) This is mostly used
Load a previously saved game from savefile.
With no arguments, gomoku starts a fresh user vs. computer game.
Moves may be entered by selecting the desired board location and pressing
the space or enter key. The cursor may be moved using the arrow keys or
vi(1) motion keys hjklyubn. These also may be familiar from rogue(6) and
hack(6). To quit, type `Q', and to save the game, type `S' and supply a
file name when prompted.
Batch mode was intended for game tournaments where a referee program
handles the board display and pits one program against another. In this
mode, gomoku reads moves from standard input and writes its responses to
standard output. The first line of input should be either "black" or
"white" to specify whether gomoku has the first move or not respectively.
The board display routines were based on the goref program written by
Peter Langston. The user interface was based on Eric S. Raymond's
interface for bs(6).
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