MultiGo

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MultiGo
Author: Rui Jiang
License: proprietary
Price: none (sept.'12)
Category: editor, GUI to GnuGo
Operating system: Windows
Reads format(s): sgf, mgt, mgv[3],...
...bdx, ngf, gos, gib, ugf,...
...ugi
Writes format(s): sgf, gib, mgv[3]...
...(export: png, jpg, bmp)
Languages: English, chin.simpl.,...
...chin.trad.
Stable Version: 4.4.4 (jan.'08)
Development status:
Homepage: [ext] ruijiang.com/multigo/
Size of installer: 1.6mby
Size if installed: 3mby
System needs: WinXP ...
...(vers.4.2=Win98)
Connect to engine(s) by GTP: yes
Number of engine presets: 1
Infos last checked:

MultiGo is a freeware Windows SGF editor. (Some previous versions were shareware.)

Table of contents Index of sub-pages

Unique Features

  • Audio recording[3] ("video") and automatic replay, following the moves while recording. The moves of the mouse pointer are also visible (for audio problem see sub page MultiGo/Bugs - not a bug).
  • Batch processing of sgf files
  • Export graphics
  • Paste sgf content from the clipboard directly into the program
  • You can customize shortcuts for nearly all menu options
  • Set up boards 2x2 up to 52x52
  • Possible to set up rectangular boards

Features

Features (Version 4.4.4)

  • Custom bookmarks (not supported by SGF) allow to mark and jump to locations in a game
  • Annotations (Good move, Hotspot, Unclear ,...)
  • GnuGo undo
  • Search nodes for name, annotations, text, markers; bookmark findings
  • Easily Video record goban.[3]
  • Remembers the position, where a file was closed last time.

(It is not certain if Win98 is still supported[1].)

Features (Version 4.2)

  • Custom bookmarks (not supported by SGF) allow to mark and jump to locations in a game
  • Annotations (Good move, Hotspot, Unclear ,...)
  • GnuGo undo
  • Search nodes for name, annotations, text, markers; bookmark findings

(It is not certain if Win98 is still supported[1].)

Features (Version 3.9)
Platform:

  • Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and up
  • Extremely fast loading and also suitable for older Windows machines
  • Includes English, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese packages.

Editing:

  • Supports Undo/Redo for all editing operations
  • Easy to create, change or delete multiple branches, as well as insert sgf-stored branches into the actual game
  • Copy SGF from/to clipboard
  • Branches can have names (node names); these names are used in an optional tiptext window that pops up when several branches can be chosen from to continue
  • Remove custom SGF marks (e.g to get rid of CGoban's CR markers!)

Game viewing:

  • Two modes exist to navigate through branches (Branch mode, Gamme comments mode)
  • Scroll wheel to navigate through moves
  • A slider control for fast navigation
  • Can automatically show branch tip window when facing multiple branches.
  • "Try play" (discard moves if you don't like them) - "tutor play" (you must click on the recorded move to continue - great to review reviews (try to find the move the teacher wants you to find), replay games, test your memory)
  • Remembers previous edit position in a sgf, handy when reloading an sgf
  • Children-style variation viewing (see [ext] http://www.red-bean.com/sgf/user_guide/index.html#variations)
  • Various tree traversing modes

Printing:

  • Prints multiple figures at once, up to 6 figures per page, with dead stones and comments, like a real book
  • User can set title, subtitle and header.

User settings:

  • Flip, rotate, mirror boards
  • Full screen view (toggle with alt-return, customizable)
  • Customize appearance of board, stones, editing and traverse preferences.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcut, lot's of user settable options
  • Customizable toolbars

Other:

  • Can be used to play with GnuGo
  • Can batch process SGF files, trim tags.
  • Has its own forum

File formats

  • input: SGF (no game collections), MGT, BDX?, NGF, GOS?, GIB, MGV[4], UGF, ( GO/Ishi not really, see:[2])
  • output: SGF, GIB, MGV
  • export as: picture (JPG/BMP/PNG)

Screen shots

MultiGo Screenshot

Print Preview:

MultiGo Print Preview

Variants / Cut Down Versions

MultiGo For Pocket PC, last version = 1.0.2 (2007-1-12), see [ext] http://www.ruijiang.com/multigo/ppc.php

Problems / Solutions, Bugs

see sub page MultiGo/Bugs

Links


[1]: 4.1.2 seems to run OK on Win98SE
[2]: for viewing of Ishi-format files see Multigo/Bugs
[3]: mgv = MultiGoVideo MultiGo's own format for recording audio comments together with the moves, see under Unique Features


MultiGo last edited by 92.231.141.10 on December 24, 2012 - 08:19
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