Random position/color when replaying games [#1560]
18.104.22.168: Random position/color when replaying games
(2008-10-01 12:38) [#5101]
It would be nice to have the ability to replay a game with random position and color, just like you can do with problems. There is already a dialog to limit replay to just fuseki. Perhaps one could expand on that dialog?
I have a set of pro games with some nice tesujis and interesting middle-game josekis that it would be nice to see from different andles. I also sometimes make my own files with middle game josekis and stuff that don't fit well as a normal problem but is more something I want to replay with some regularity.
I know I can manually rotate etc the game but it would be neat to have this functionality when opening a game.
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(2008-10-01 13:10) [#5102]
Replaying a game with random orientation is feasible, but swapping colors is useful only for problems, not for whole games, because Black (or in handicap games, White) always begins.
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(2008-10-01 14:08) [#5103]
Indeed black plays first in a regular game. But I create sequences like "cut the two space jump in good shape" where I mean good shape for both colors, and I want to play both colors. In this case swapping colors makes sense.
I could create two problems ofcourse; one where I do the the cutting and one where I defend but I'm trying to keep the number of problems down.
I think this feature won't add any complexity that isn't already in place and it's easy to ignore it for those who don't want to use it.
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(2008-10-01 20:19) [#5108]
Ah, so you're talking more about whole-board problems rather than replaying whole games. That makes more sense.