MS Windows distributions and exes
Two versions of GnuBG are currently available:
- current MAIN (CVS tag MAIN, current version 0.90): most recent source code (snapshot 20121023)
- Installation program (win threads, sse2)
- The installer will automatically detect if your CPU supports SSE2 and install the appropriate executables.To see if SSE2 exes have been installed, use the "Help/About gnubg" menu, "Build info" button: if "SSE.SSE2 supported" should be listed amongst the features, if your CPU supports it. To manuallly check if your PC supports SSE2, you can download and unzip this archve (TestSSE2) in any directory, then run the executable.
- Executables only archives:
- If your PC does not support SSE2 instruction set, use these:
- the old 0.15-stable (CVS tag rel_0_15): stable, but outdated. Use only†in case of troubles with the most recent version.
Sources are available here.
Please reinstall fully if you have an installation older than 20121023, otherwise you can just download the exes and put them in the installation directory (you may want to rename them once unzipped).
Note: in case of problems with older MS Windows versions (i.e. 98, ME), you can try this older gnubg installation archive.
To install GnuBG, just download a distribution (a single .exe file, about 22Mb) and execute it on your PC. Once you have installed a distribution, you may update it with more recent executables without downloading an entire distribution:
- Download the latest executables (single .zip file, about 1.1Mb)
- Unzip it in the directory where you've installed GnuBG (e.g. c:\Program Files\gnubg)
- Optionally, rename the extracted executables (backup/rename your old ones) to:
- gnubg.exe (for the GUI version)
- gnubg-cli.exe (command-line version)
Just installed the software for Windows, but get this error message when trying to run the program:
This program could not start due to libpangoft2-1.0-0.dll was not found.
Any idea what I shoud do?
File was somehow lost in the install archive. I've put it back in, re-download the install and reinstall. You can reinstall to the same directory, no need to uninstall before. MaX.
Tutor Mode is a Torture Device
I am disappointed with the new Version 0.16-mingw (build Mar 6 2007) because the developers donít fixed the problem in gnubg TUTOR mode.
After the torture mode appoint one error, if you click hint to see the best move, when you try return to the game, gnu repeat the same evaluation, torturing efficiently you, and wasting precious time.
The Gnu's programers are very good so can make gnu better.
Let me explain....
"torture mode" is not a witty thing to say.
The "very good" gnu programmers work their ass off doing real jobs too besides making gnubg. If you can't give polite feedback, I suggest you either code the fixes yourself or pay for software.
I understand your reaction, but in the development of end user software, honest feedback is more useful than polite feedback that beats around the bush.
Jonathan's feedback gave a specific example of the problem. His lack of tact may be partially (not toltaly) explained by the fact that he is not a native speaker of English.
Clearly Jonathan could have been more polite. Clearly, so could you have. "Shut up" is hardly an effective way of beginning a lecture on manners.
Your feedback was ruder, less effective, and contributed less to the effort than Jonathans admitidly obnoxious post.
I get a similar error message as WildJack (libglib-2.0-0.dll not found)
Any idea what the problem could be?
I've installed the new release, but for some reason it no longer moves the counters automatically (i.e highest move first) - I have to drag each one with the mouse.
Also my turn does not end automatically, I have to press CTRL-F. I've checked through all the settings but can't find anything.
About the new version of gnu backgammon, the program get's stuck many more times than in the older version.. And that's a bit ennoying when it happens so often..
In the older version it only a few times of 500 matches i played against it. I hope you can do something with this information.
Very nice program but unfortunatly very annoying to play because you have to press crtl-f after each turn, this should have been a simple mouseclick, very strange choice to make one of the elemantary basics of the program so difficult. for this only it would get only two out of five stars if I was a reviewer. otherwise it would have been five stars.
the installation instructions are not clear at all. If you want to just update the executables, there are two files in the folder and the names are not the same as the ones in the installation folder, so step two does not overwrite or update the old ones. That makes step three not optional, but required. Is that correct? So you need to rename gnhbg-gui-py-sse-wmt to gnubg.exe and replace the old in the installed folder??
I extracted the files in the install folder. The gnubg.exe is unchanged and when I start the program and check help/build info. it is still the old one from Feb. 16.
Can some one please clarify the instructions on how to deal with the executables only?