GoGui is a graphical interface to Go-engines (programs without own GUI), which use the Go Text Protocol (GTP). (gnugo, for example). You can configure several engines and settings. Further, GoGui can be used as editor for SGF-Files. "GoGui has special features that are useful for Go program developers." (as to be read on the project page)
- Project homepage: http://gogui.sourceforge.net/
- Download link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/gogui/files/gogui/1.4.9/ (Download the windows installer or the *.zip file, which includes the *.jar files. Scroll down if you do not immediately see them. The green download button gets you only the source code.)
- Note that the original project is no longer being developed and is marked as "status: abandoned" on the download page shown above. You can still download version 1.4.9, dated 2013-10-09 (accessed on 2019-03-30). Meanwhile Remi Coulom has made some updates and published a version 1.5.0 (2018-11-17) at https://github.com/Remi-Coulom/gogui/releases. This might be preferable. Dave
The archive for download there is 6 mbytes big (includes the source). In the directory lib of the archive are some .jar-files. gogui.jar is the program binary to start (Java binary, platform independent). The folder doc\manual\html\ has the manual as html-files (start index.html).
You need to have Java installed on your machine ([Oracle-Java | http://java.com/de/download/index.jsp] as example).
Note for Ubuntu Linux users: Just running install.sh as the included instructions recommend won't work in Ubuntu. After uncompressing the files into a location of your choice and going there, issue this command: sudo bash ./install.sh -p /usr/local -j /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun to execute the installation script. If you are using a different Java version, adjust the command accordingly. For more information on how to use MoGo with GoGui on Ubuntu, see this thread.
The tar.gz file found on Sourceforge is missing a key directory (/lib). Download the zip file instead, as it has all the necessary files.
GoGui doesn't start [solved]
Does Gogui work under windows 7 64 bits ? I tried to open gogui.java with java.exe, javaw.exe, whatever, no result... Thanks.
willemien you are trying to run the sourcecode try gogui.jar (in the lib folder) probably just double clicking does the trick otherwise use
java -jar gogui.jar
hmm... Cgoban3 works fine... oops... Somehow dumb me was trying to start the file in the bin folder, it was strange that it wouldn't start. Thank you very much for the very quick reply. I can already see that GoGUI will let me play variations of previous games (and answer the "what if ?" questions) which is wonderful. I could even modify the parameters of Fuego to make it stronger than with the basic parameters, which is very promising. I was getting close to par with Fuego (and annoyed I couldn't play variations of my games), but thanks to GoGUI I now have a patient and strong sensei for probably a whole year. Thank you very much! I also like the darker colour, just like my goban...
The menu 'Program' allows to set up some engines. But where do I switch e.g. the language, board colour, stones etc? It automatically switches to system's language on startup (see changelog for vers. 1.4.1: removed).