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Is there a SGF file editor available which works for Toroidal Go Games?
  • Sighris at 2015-04-02

    I have enjoyed playing Toroidal Go games here on LittleGolem. I would like to be able to review my past games and try out variations of play; to learn and improve. I like that there is a weblink to EidoGo, but unfortunately EidoGo replays the game as if it took place on an 11x11 section of a normal flat 19x19 board, and fails to wrap the surface like a toroid... So I am wondering: Can anybody tell me how I can get a SGF file editor that will work correctly with the SGF files from the LittleGolem Toroidal Go games? 

  • Malcolm Schonfield at 2015-06-25
    It’s based on maxigos:

    Unfortunately it doesn’t have the feature where you can see how the board repeats itself at the “edges”. I find that feature one of the great things about Toroidal Go here at little Golem.To open an sgf file for a game of Toroidal Go:

    1. save the file on your disk
    2. click on the top left button: 文件
    3. click on the second submenu item 打开
    4. then click on the button at the bottom 打开
    5. browse to the file in the explorer window and open it
    You may need some Chinese in order to tweak the settings. Or else you should be able to work out which buttons do what by comparing it with the editor in English: 

  • Sighris at 2015-09-28

    Thank you Malcolm Schonfield 

    For anybody who is interested, I am working on some software which will allow me/us to edit Toroidal Go files, play larger than 11x11 T-Go games, and play on some other alternative board shapes.  If you would be interested in helping me test the beta version please let me know.  

    BTW, there is some additional info in another thread here:

    Thanks again, Sighris

  • mmKALLL ★ at 2015-09-28

    Perhaps a good idea would be to follow the sgf file format and encode the board edges and capturing across the board as manual edits? This way a T-Go game could be opened in other editors, albeit not played.
    I’m not too sure about the specifics so it might not be feasible, but it could be a good idea.

  • Malcolm Schonfield at 2016-04-07

    I only just saw mmKALLL’s post. I think it’s a good idea!

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