It's been a while since Dam 2.2 v.7 was released (1999!), but lately I've been working on a new 64-bit program named Moby Dam.
This is not a complete stand-alone program; it's just a draughts engine
that must be controlled from a separate graphical user interface (GUI) using the
The use of DamExchange allows Moby Dam and the GUI to run on the same machine or on different machines, as desired.
It just so happens that Dam 2.2 is well-suited for such a use as a GUI controller:
Moby Dam writes a lot of information to a logfile. Conveniently, a little tool called WinTail can display and scroll the logfile in real-time. Or use 'tail -f' under Linux.
You operate the GUI to play against Moby Dam:
Features of Moby Dam:
Initial release: mobydam-2015-07-05.zip. This is the version that participated in the 18th Computer Olympiad on July 4 and 5, 2015.
Second release: mobydam-2016-07-03.zip.
This is the version that participated in the
19th Computer Olympiad on July 2 and 3, 2016
20th Computer Olympiad on July 1 and 2, 2017.
The source files are also accessible as a Git repository at Rein Halbersma's github account.
For more details of Moby Dam you are welcome to view and join the discussion in the Moby Dam topic at the World Draughts Forum.
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