Go Client

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A Go client provides a graphical interface to Go servers or/and Go programs .

Most Go clients are Go Editing Programs, but few are Go playing programs, too.


IGS/NNGS clients

Here are some client softwares in alphabetical order. Some of them are more than just IGS/NNGS-client:

Open source

ccGo [ext] http://ccdw.org/~cjj/prog/ccgo/
Written in C++. Use Gtk2-widgets. For Linux and other Unixes. Open source.
CGoban1
Uses X Window System. Open source. (CGoban2/3 are KGS clients, see below)
IGoEnchi
An IGS Client for Windows Mobile and PocketPC, .NET 2.0, sourceforge project (open source)
Jago
Java client for playing locally or over Internet servers (IGS/NNGS), with many international versions available. Written in Java, open source. ([ext] http://www.rene-grothmann.de/jago/ [ext] http://jagoclient.sourceforge.net/)
PandaPy
[ext] http://code.google.com/p/pandapy/ is an open-source IGS client for Symbian mobile phones written in Python for S60.
qGo
Written in C++. Use Qt-widgets. Member of IGSCP. Works under both Windows and Unixes. Open source. (successor qGo2 is in developement; update: now available at least in debian SID, replaces "old" qgo)
RubyGo
[ext] http://rubygo.rubyforge.org/ Client written in Ruby. Open source. Member of IGSCP. Works under both Windows and Unixes.
TanGo [ext] http://sourceforge.net/projects/tangoclient/files/
Client for Windows. Written in Visual Basic. Open source. Also contains an SGF viewer, GNU Go player and NNGS Server. But the author had lost source code ,stop developing now. Who can find it again? or in you computer have it? I have a copy of the file, but not the source code. How can I make it available to the group? mhlester@ca.rr.com
ViZiGO
Client for playing on Go servers (IGS/NNGS).
Xgospel? [ext] http://gailly.net/xgospel/index.html
X-Window client for Go servers (IGS/NNGS), no GNU Go support (open source)

Freeware/commercial/other

Ancient Go
Play locally vs Fuego, OGS client (Windows, Steam, Commercial)
CompoGo
can connect to IGS and Dragon Go Server (Freeware)
ElyGo
An IGS client for Android (commercial)
[ext] Go.BA.net
Web App with no registration or login. Play against GNU Go online, or share games with SGF viewer. Also available iPad and iPhone apps.
Go Knot
Play locally against Gnu Go, IGS client (Windows, Shareware)
Igc2000
Another IGS/NNGS client. It doesn't seem, that vilab.com still works on go software. The program may still be found in one or the other software archive. The old link www.vilab.com/igc/home.html is '404 - page not found'.
Mobile Go
PalmOS client (commercial, free basic edition)
Panda EGG
One of the official clients of IGS.
PANDA-gGo
One of the official clients of IGS, member of IGSCP; formerly known as "gGo" and before that "qGo for Java"; written in Java. (early open source version was withdrawn by the author)
PANDA-glGo
One of the official clients of IGS; formerly know as glGo; a older open source version is still on sourceforge project ggo.
SmartGo
Full-featured Go program that's also an IGS and GTP client. For Windows. (commercial)
Tengen Go
An IGS client for the iPad. (commercial)
Tetsuki editor
The official free IGS client for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad).

Goigo : An IGS client for Android based phones

[ext] Bawego
Windows phone 7 client ?? (Since 2010?) See also [ext] store (from [ext] http://www.sharewareconnection.com/bawego.htm)

Clients for other servers (KGS etc.)

CGoban3
An SGF editor and client for the KGS Go Server, see also obsolete version CGoban2.
qGo2
Multiserver client able to play go on IGS, CyberORO, Tygem, eWeiqi etc. Hasn't been updated since 2010. It is available in some linux repositories, including at least Debian and Ubuntu. You can compile it from source with qt4 for Windows and *nix.
[ext] Dragon Go Client
An iPhone/iPod Touch client to the Dragon Go Server.
[ext] DragonGoApp
An open-source Android client to the Dragon Go Server and Online Go Server (OGS).
[ext] Go Siege
A multiplayer online go variant
[ext] Shades of Go
Client for GTP engines, supports Jago [ext] http://www.rene-grothmann.de/jago/'s peer-to-peer partner protocol. For Windows and the .Net framework.
[ext] Tiny Go
Client for Java on mobile phones (local play).

Interfaces to Go playing programs

Drago
Windows SGF editor/replayer interfaced with GTP engines (Freeware)
EidoGo
Web-based front-end to GNU Go
Sente Goban [ext] http://gobanapp.com/
A beautiful OS X editor and client that includes GnuGo. (Freeware; a (simpler) GPL version, called FreeGo is also available)
GoGui
In Java. Has many features useful to Go program developers.
JiGo
[ext] http://www.whitemagicsoftware.com/software/java/jigo Java Interface for Go. A professional Go Programming API and Toolkit.
Peepo?
[ext] http://www.peepo.com: Web-based front-end to Pachi
Quarry
[ext] http://gitorious.org/quarry/pages/Home : A client for GTP engines (e.g. GNU Go) + SGF viewer and editor. Free software, for UNIX-like systems.
SDL Go? [ext] http://sdlgo.sourceforge.net/
Client that communicates with GNU Go through its ascii interface, supports GTP too
Universal 3D Chess
SGF Editor in 2D/3D with GTP support. (Windows)

Discussion

  • Is there a client that allows you to play online on mac/pc android and mac devices?
  • Is there a Go client which displays the remaining time SGF's tags "BL" and "WL"?

Yes, Drago. When a SGF file is read with BL and WL properties, it opens a panel to display the timing properties.

CGoban (KGS) editor does it too. As does Quarry

  • Which Go client or SGF editor imports ascii formatted positions via copy and paste? Or which software tool converts it into SGF? Example:
     a b c d e f g h j k l m n o p q r s t
  19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
  18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
  17 . O O O . . . . O . . X X X . . X . . 17
  16 . X O X O . O . . , O O X O . X . O . 16
  15 . X X X . . . . . . . . X O . . . . . 15
  14 . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . 14
  13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . . . 13
  12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
  11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
  10 . . X , . . . . . , . . . . . O . . . 10
   9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   8 . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . O(X). 8
   7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . X X . . 7
   6 . . . O . X . . O . . O . . . . . . . 6
   5 . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . . O . . 5
   4 . . . O . X . . X , . X O O . O . . . 4
   3 . . . O X . . . O . . X O X X X X . . 3
   2 . . O X X . . X . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
     a b c d e f g h j k l m n o p q r s t
gGo and qGo can import and export ASCII diagrams.

I wrote a Perl script that does that. Seel also [ext] http://www.dse.nl/~toni/go/ascii2sgf/index_uk.htm

  • Is there a Go client that runs on my Palm Pilot or Pocket PC?
    • How about [ext] Pocket GNU Go ?
    • I use Jeode (not more distributed?) as a VM for Jago on my Pocket PC. It's pretty fast and you can play or watch games on IGS everywhere!
    • Mobile Go is an universal Go client for Palm OS [ext] http://supportmobilego.blogspot.com
    • IGoEnchi will work on PocketPC
    • Jeode appears to have been relabeled as Esmertec Jbed and is supplied by Handango.
    • Blake: Handango seems to be defunct. I have removed the link.
  • Are there programs that let you connect directly to someone else ? The reason, obviously, is to be able to play games with coworkers during lunchbreaks, and avoiding the corporate firewall, which doesn't allow connections to Go servers on the internet.
Jago can do direct connections to play local games.
[ext] Shades of Go can directly connect to Jago.
And TanGo includes an easy to setup NNGS server, so you can use that too.
  • Are there GUIs that can run two Go programs to compete each other via GTP? (useful to compare two versions when developing a Go program or when testing out various options)
Drago & SmartGo are examples that can do this, probably others too.
GoGUI includes a module (attachable program) called gogui-twogtp which can be used explicitly for this purpose and allows visualizing through the GoGUI interface. For an example of it's usage, see the following page: [ext] WatchingNumbersGoUp

MJWhiteaker: Here's an idea I had: MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineWorldForGo


Go Client last edited by 67.2.210.32 on May 24, 2017 - 05:41
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