new tool for reviewing LG hex games (alternative to trmph) Hex, Havannah

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new tool for reviewing LG hex games (alternative to trmph)
  • Tom Ace ★ at 2020-09-01

    I have set up a web page for reviewing and analyzing Hex games played on LG.  It lets you play variations and maintains a tree like jhex does.  It’s roughly the same code I presented a demo of a while back, but this time with the ability to grab games by number from LG.

  • lazyplayer at 2020-09-01

    Tom, great tool, the analysis is lost when we close the browser?

  • Tom Ace ★ at 2020-09-01

    It’s a work in progress.  I am still working on code to save analysis but for now it’s lost when you close the browser.

  • lazyplayer at 2020-09-02

    Yes maybe saving it in a cookie or something? This way it would remain purely client-side. I’ve asked Richard to change the link from trmph to your page because as it is now it’s already better than trmph!

  • lazyplayer at 2020-09-02

    If possible then you should consider donating to, perhaps in exchange of a lifetime membership... :)

  • Richard Malaschitz ★ at 2020-09-02

    It is now implemented on click. Thanks !!

  • lazyplayer at 2020-09-02

    Richard, thank you, please don’t forget hex19.

  • lazyplayer at 2020-09-02

    Tom, I’m using it for a game right now and it’s extremely pleasant to use! Simple and effective!

  • HappyHippo at 2020-09-02

    Excellent work Tom!

  • Arek Kulczycki at 2020-09-02

    Thank you Tom and Richard! :)

  • gi0cam at 2020-09-02


  • Tom Ace ★ at 2020-09-02

    Thanks to all for the kind words, and thanks very much to Richard for setting up the link.  I’ll let you know when I have more features ready (e.g., saving analysis).

  • brzy at 2020-09-02

    Thank you Tom Ace.

    Are you planning to develop the feature of analyzing and reviewing Havannah games?

  • Bill LeBoeuf ★ at 2020-09-07

    Thanks Tom, you’re the best !

  • Boguslaw at 2020-09-08

    Thank you.

  • apetresc ★ at 2020-09-09

    Wonderful tool – thank you! :)

    Now any chance you can also implement trmph’s Havannah support too? 😁

  • Tom Ace ★ at 2020-09-11

    The next version will support load/store and a few other additional features.  I’m still working on it and I’ll release it as soon as it’s ready and tested.

    Yes I plan to support Havannah at some point but other improvements will come first.

    Thanks to all for the kind words of support!

  • Arek Kulczycki at 2020-09-12

    @Tom, your tool is awesome and it’s so awesome that I’m worried it will solve 13x13 for good when we start sharing all the analysis... I don’t know if it’s good or a bad thing, but I’m getting sentimental :)

  • add3993 ★ at 2020-09-13

    Building on Arek’s comment, ambitious feature request: ability to use it with engines, i.e. to send moves to an external, offline bot software and receive moves for display, along with comments.  If you provide a suitable interface, we may get easily-usable superhuman bots more quickly.  Which would be stupendous.

  • lguser at 2020-09-14

    yes, add’s suggestion is something that will revolutionize hex gameplay like nothing else can

  • HappyHippo at 2020-09-15

    While that would be a nice feature for a hex viewer, I don’t believe it should be integrated into the “official” linked analysis viewer. LG having the analysis link right by the game implies that it’s ok to use that software when selecting your move. We wouldn’t want to imply that it’s acceptable to use computer analysis in deciding your move.

  • Bill LeBoeuf ★ at 14 hours ago

    Tom, when do you think that load/store feature will be available?  I would really like to be able to preserve my analysis.

    Thanks again for an awesome tool!

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