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GOMOKU(6)		       BSD Games Manual			     GOMOKU(6)

NAME
     gomoku — game of 5 in a row

SYNOPSIS
     gomoku [-bcdu] [-D debugfile] [inputfile]

DESCRIPTION
     Gomoku is a two player game were the object is to get 5 in a row horizon‐
     tally, vertically or diagonally on a 19 by 19 grid. By convention, black
     always moves first.  With no arguments, gomoku will display a playing
     board and prompt for moves from the user.	Valid moves are a letter for
     the column and a number for the row of an empty board location. Entering
     ``quit" or ``resign" will end the game.  You can save the current state
     of the game by entering ``save" and supplying a file name when prompted.
     The optional file inputfile can be used to restore a saved game.

     The options are:

     -b	     This option sets background mode. Input moves are read from stan‐
	     dard input, the computer picks a move, and prints it to standard
	     output. The first input line should be either ``black" or
	     ``white" to specify whether gomoku has the first move or not
	     respectively. This option was intended for game tournaments where
	     a referee program handles the board display and pits one program
	     against another.

     -c	     Computer verses computer.	Gomoku will play a game against
	     itself. This is mostly used for testing.

     -d	     Print debugging information. Repeating this option more than once
	     yields more detailed information.

     -D debugfile
	     Print the debug information to debugfile instead of to the stan‐
	     dard output.

     -u	     User verses user. This is mostly used for testing.

AUTHOR
     Ralph Campbell

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
     The board display routines were based on the goref program written by
     Peter Langston.

4.4BSD				August 4, 1994				4.4BSD
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