Go Client

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Go clients are applications that make online playing in Go servers possible without the use of a web browser.

Most Go clients are SGF editors also. A few can be used to play against the computer also.

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IGS/NNGS clients

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

Open source

ccGo [ext] http://ccdw.org/~cjj/prog/ccgo/
Written in C++. Use Gtk2-widgets. For Linux and other Unixes. Open source.
CGoban1
X11 client (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 (GPL version seems to still be available, see Jago). ([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)
q5Go
a port of qGo to QT5 framework with enhanced features.
RubyGo
[ext] http://rubygo.rubyforge.org/ Client written in Ruby. Open source. Member of IGSCP. Works under both Windows and Unixes.
TanGo [ext] https://sourceforge.net/projects/tangoclient
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 do you have it on your computer? 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
X11 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)
GoPanda
One of the official clients of IGS. (Probably the only official client, at least as of 2022.)
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.
[ext] Go Siege
A multiplayer online go variant

Discussion

  • 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.
  • 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 (@archive.org) can directly connect to Jago.
And TanGo includes an easy to setup NNGS server, so you can use that too.

MJWhiteaker: Here's an idea I had: MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineWorldForGo


Go Client last edited by 2.87.81.117 on February 28, 2024 - 15:31
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