GoShrine Bot Client

The GoShrine bot client is a library that allows you connect a local Go playing program that speaks GTP (like gnugo) to goshrine.com

The GTP protocol is documented here: www.lysator.liu.se/~gunnar/gtp/

INSTALL:

  • gem install goshrine_bot

USE:

  • Create a normal account on goshrine for your bot.

  • Email [email protected] with the account name, and request that it be changed to a bot account.

  • Create a goshrine_bot.yml file in the following format, substituting your bot's login info :

botname:
  :login: yourbotlogin
  :password: yourbotpassword
  :gtp_cmd_line: gnugo --mode gtp --level 1
  • Run goshrine_bot botname

ADVANCED CONFIGURATION:

In addition to the options listed above, there are some other configuration options that allow you avoid having your bot shut down for idle, and to limit the maximum number of games your bot will play at a time.

local_gnugo:
  :login: gnugo
  :password: testpass
  :gtp_cmd_line: gnugo --mode gtp --level 10
  :idle_shutdown_timeout: 10
  :maximum_concurrent_games: 1
  :debug: false

TROUBLESHOOTING:

Look for a file named something like gtp_08e03daa.log. An exit status of 255 means that your program could not be found.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • json

  • eventmachine

THANKS:

Thanks to Gareth Davies for improvements that allow goshrine_bot to run pachi (and likely other bots as well).

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2010 Pete Schwamb

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