GoSuite/Installation

Sub-page of GoSuite

Smartphone Installation

  • Download the [ext] CAB file (Windows Mobile 2003 devices)
  • Doing the above on your phone itself is easiest. Otherwise:
  • Save the CAB file (temporarily) anywhere on your desktop machine.
  • Move the CAB file to your Smartphone using ActiveSync (just drop into My Documents).
  • On your phone, open File Manager and open the CAB file. It will install and the CAB file will be removed. Now you should have the Go Suite icon in your Program Files.

Pocket PC Installation

  • Download the appropriate CAB file for your processor:
  • If you happen to be browsing this page on your device itself, just tap the link above and choose to 'Open file after download'. You're done. Otherwise:
  • Save the CAB file (temporarily) anywhere on your desktop machine.
  • Move the CAB file to your Pocket PC (just drop into My Documents).
  • On your Pocket PC, open Explorer and tap on the CAB file. It will install and the CAB file will be removed. Now you should have the Go Suite icon in your Program Files.
  • If you are running a version older than Windows Mobile 2003, you may need to install the .NET Compact Framework:

To install the Pocket GNU Go engine

The main Go Suite installation doesn't include the engine. Other features of Go Suite will work fine without the engine installed.

To actually get a working version take the GnuGoCE.exe found in here [ext] http://www.vieka.com/gnugo/download/GnuGo-3.4.ce.0.1.zip and copy it into the directory of Go Suite (probably \Program Files\Go Suite). June 2009, timan72

To install the Pocket GNU Go engine: Non-working version

I keep the following only here as an archive, it does not work for me.

There is a separate .cab file below to install GnuGoCE.exe (note: 2.5MB). The engine sits in Program Files\Go Suite and isn't super useful standalone (it has no GUI; just opens up a socket and listens for GTP commands).

  • Download the appropriate CAB file for your processor:
    • [ext] ARMV4 (Windows Mobile 2003 devices, Intel® XScale™, PXA250 processor)
    • [ext] ARM (ARM SA1110 processor)

To uninstall, just go to Remove Programs and remove Creation Go Suite or Vieka Pocket GNU Go.

Memory Requirements

              Storage  Running
 GoSuite.exe  692KB    ~2.2MB
 GnuGoCE.exe  2.5MB    ~2.9MB

Opening SGF files requires about twice the file size in program memory (e.g. 1.5MB to open 750KB KJD)

Moving To Storage Card

Some day I'll get around to making a proper installer that gives you this option but for now you can move everything to a storage card by just moving the GoSuite program folder and replacing the shortcut:

  • In File Explorer, go to My Device/Program Files
  • Context menu (tap and hold) > Cut the GoSuite folder
  • Go to wherever on your storage card and Context > Paste
  • Now copy GoSuite/GoSuite.exe
  • Go to My Device/Windows/Start Menu/Programs
  • Context > Delete the 'GoSuite' shortcut
  • Context > Paste Shortcut
  • Rename from "Shortcut to GoSuite" to simply "GoSuite"

Warning

I'm considering this build to be experimental but I want people to be able to play with it if they like anyway. Pocket GNU Go is still under development and Go Suite still has some known bugs related to playing as well.

  • GNU Go scores a position by playing the game out to the end. If you try to score a position that's nowhere near the end of the game, it will take quite some time.
  • There are some (very rare) positions in which GNU Go seems to simply never come up with a move (could be a Go Suite bug; haven't figured it out yet).
  • If Go Suite is interrupted while GNU Go is thinking (e.g. you open some other app, incoming mail pops open Outlook, etc.) then the device acts nearly hung until the move is generated (you can be patient and wait or you may have to soft reset!).
  • In low memory situations the OS may choose to kill the GnuGoCE.exe process to conserve resources (it's not a service). In this case, Go Suite shows it Thinking... indefinitely and you have to manually Stop/Resume.

At any rate, there are still some rather serious bugs but if you're adventurous, have fun!


GoSuite/Installation last edited by 98.117.126.109 on June 6, 2010 - 08:21
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