Welcome to the CGoban1 Homepage
About The Program
CGoban1 ("Complete Goban Mark 1") provides a large set of go-related services for
Unix and X11. A list of the functions that it provides:
- Play go against another player. When playing a game locally, you have a
choice of rule sets and time controls. I made a strong attempt at
implementing the rule sets as precisely as possible:
- Chinese rules have a true Superko rule.
- Japanese rules correctly recognize seki and award no points.
- Japanese rules let you locally resolve disputes at the end of the game.
- Edit and view SGF files. CGoban provides full functionality for editing
and viewing SGF files.
- Connect to a go server over the internet. CGoban can connect to NNGS
or IGS and gives a convienent graphical user interface to the server.
- Act as a bridge to go modem protocol. Go modem protocol has become a
standard way for computer go programs to communicate. CGoban can let you
connect to devices (such as modems) speaking go modem protocol, act as a
graphical board for programs that speak go modem protocol out of
stdin/stdout, or connect programs to one of the internet go servers.
CGoban is distributed in source code for now. It uses the Gnu autoconfig
system and should be portable across all Unix/X11R4 or later systems. Source
RPMS are available for RPM based systems
Sourceforge Download page for the latest release (1.9.13)
/ 06 January 2003