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Manual Reference Pages  -  AWALE (6)

NAME

awale - the free implementation of the African game

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

awale [-h] [-v] [-r] [-b board] [-o score] [-c line] [-p hole] [-d depth] [-l level] [-e number] [-m] [-a] [-k] [-s] [-i] [-x]

DESCRIPTION

awale is a game widely spread in Africa and is played with different rules. The rules adopted in this implementation of the game are those encountered in West Africa and more specifically in Ivory Coast.

OPTIONS

-h, --help display this help and exit
-v, --version
  display version information and exit
-r, --rule display the rule of awale game
-b board, --board=board
  initialize the board with board. board is a string of the form h1-h2- ... h12 where hi is the number of seeds in hole i
-o score, --score=score
  initialize the score with score. score is a string of the form s1-s2 where sj is the score of player j
-c line, --computer=line
  computer begins and plays the line=1 or 2
-p hole, --player=hole
  player begins and first plays the hole=1...12
-d depth, --depth=depth
  initial depth of searching for the min-max algorithm (default depth=9)
-l level, --level=level
  play the game at level=1, 2 or 3 (default level=1)
-e number, --eat=number,
  maximum number of holes which can be eaten (default E=4)
-m, --noeatmore
  eat nothing when trying to eat more than E holes
-a, --noeatall
  eat nothing when trying to eat all opponent seeds
-k, --noattackall
  forbidden to attack all opponent seeds excepted if this is the only possible move
-s, --single
  process a single move
-i, --hint print hints
-x, --xawale
  start in engine mode. A several line output is provided at each turn. Each line is, board=BOARD score=SCORE move=I LABEL where I is the last hole played, LABEL may be COM if the turn is still in computing, RUN if the turn is finished but the game is still running, END if the game is over or ERR if the played hole is invalid.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <alain.le-bot@ec-lyon.fr>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006 Alain and Laurent Le Bot. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. You may redistribute copies of awale under the terms of the GNU General Public License. For more information about these matters, see the file named COPYING.

SEE ALSO

xawale(6)
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awale 1.6 AWALE (6) August 2009

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