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JavaFibs / Re: JavaFIBS Development - New Features needed
« Last post by Ragtime on August 17, 2017, 03:31:53 PM »
it would be nice to be able to set the messages background windows and text color.

I'd like a black (dark) background, as it is in other apps.

All that white is distracting and after a while your eyes get fried...
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JavaFibs / JavaFIBS - LINUX - how to create a Menu Shortcut
« Last post by Ragtime on August 17, 2017, 02:59:10 PM »
how to CONFIGURE A LAUNCHER TO JavaFIBS Backgammon Client in Linux MInt/Ubuntu

Tested and working on Mint 18+, should work on UBUNTU

Apparently, a number of Linux JavaFIBS users have difficulties doing this.
Also, not many "specific" info can be found about it, so I thought it would be useful to write a couple of lines.
NOTE: this procedure can be used in a similar way for other applications, as well.
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The following will work assuming you placed the folder containing the application ("JavaFIBS2001")
in your "home" folder; just replace "YOURUSERNAME" with... your user name.
If not, paths must be edited accordingly.

First you need to rename
"JavaFIBS_1009_J13.jar" or "JavaFIBS_1009_J15.jar"
(one of the two, at your choice), contained in the "JavaFIBS2001" folder, as

JavaFIBS.jar

(I suggest you duplicate the original file, then rename it, keep the original)
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Then:

1.- create a new launcher on the desktop
(right click on desktop, "create new launcher here", do not "put in start menu" when asked)

2.- give initially "java -jar JavaFIBS.jar" (no quotes) as command, so that it is accepted

3.- Right click launcher and edit content (open with - gedit)

4.- Overwrite all launcher content with the following lines:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=FIBS Backgammon Client
Name=JavaFIBS
Path=/home/YOURUSERNAME/JavaFIBS2001
Exec=java -jar JavaFIBS.jar
Type=Application
Icon=/home/YOURUSERNAME/JavaFIBS2001/images/boardwin.gif

--> Hit SAVE <--
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NOTES about commands:
Comment=(comment of your choice)
Name=(name of your choice)
Path=(path where the folder program is located, replace "YOURUSERNAME")
Exec=(startup command)
Type=Application
Icon=(launcher icon, change path and icon as preferred/needed)
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5.- Place launcher in the

/home/YOURUSERNAME/.local/share/applications

folder (copy/move, your choice).

After that, it will appear in the Start Menu as "others"

6.- use the menu configuration utility to move the launcher to the "games" category.
(right-click menu icon, configure, menu tab, open menu editor, cut & paste)

Close everything, done.
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The JavaFIBS launcher will now appear in your start menu under "Games", along with its icon.

Have fun ;)
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Fibsleagammon / FLG league needs more players! (Silver offer)
« Last post by stog on August 12, 2017, 04:00:59 PM »
FIBS IS UP!

The FLG league needs more players!

We have 10 players in each Silver and no Bronze players!

If you used to play and now have more time I can put you into Silver right away!

Tom
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Improving your backgammon skills / Power primes!
« Last post by PillowFighter on August 11, 2017, 09:33:33 AM »
Hi!

One of the cube actions in the WC final was a bit of a bombshell where the WC champion dropped a position where one of his checkers was stuck behind a 5 point prime. Those primes are scary so I doubt I'd handle it any better.

Today I have added a new training track: Power primes! 5+ primes are powerful beasts! Handle with care!



This is the 88th training track and the 22'nd cube training track so there are many options to fine tune your cube handling skills on Backgammon Studio. I suspect I need a bit of that too!

Yesterday I added a possibility to search for positions with a specific prime length for either you or your opponent and also the number of checkers behind the prime.



While at it I also cleaned up the position tags section so that it looks a bit better.

Are there any positions where your opponent has more than 11 checkers behind your 5+ prime? Check! :-)



In other news:

Earlier this week the number of online matches played on Backgammon Studio just passed 10000!



Not half bad! It may not work perfectly for everybody just yet so please report any problems you have and I'll try to reproduce/fix the problem.

Also the number of users just passed 1600:



Not too bad either! And United States has a commanding lead with more than double the number of users than Norway on second place (which is a bit of a surprise as there are several great backgammon nations out there)!

Registration:

If you have any problems registering please contact me directly: terjepe@gmail.com and I'll help you out!

Backgammon Studio The Swiss army knife of backgammon!

Best regards,
TP

PS. Congratulations to the WC Winner! Didier Assaraf! A premium membership is waiting for both finalists on Backgammon Studio! :-)
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F.I.B.S. general support / Re: FIBS down?
« Last post by manxcat on August 10, 2017, 08:56:03 AM »
FIBS IS UP and Running. You need to set the server to fibs.com the isp address does not work.
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F.I.B.S. general support / Re: FIBS down?
« Last post by jeff on August 09, 2017, 02:43:53 AM »
Nevermind.

Two of my "friends" told me the site was back and they were playing.

If you see them on the site, PLEASE BAN THEM IMMEDIATELY.

:D

Is FIBS back? I still cannot get on? I can't even ping it.


Pinging fibs.com [198.144.203.150] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 198.144.203.150:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
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F.I.B.S. general support / Re: FIBS down?
« Last post by jeff on August 09, 2017, 01:56:46 AM »
Is FIBS back? I still cannot get on? I can't even ping it.


Pinging fibs.com [198.144.203.150] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 198.144.203.150:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
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F.I.B.S. general support / Re: FIBS down?
« Last post by foxy on August 08, 2017, 08:23:46 PM »
Thank you Patti.
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F.I.B.S. general support / Re: FIBS down?
« Last post by stog on August 08, 2017, 10:17:59 AM »
latest ( 8 aug - from Patti-)-->FIBS is currently down due to hardware failures. I am working to get it back online but do not currently have an ETA.
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F.I.B.S. general support / Re: FIBS down?
« Last post by Ashi on August 08, 2017, 01:59:27 AM »
Ti-ga needs Repbot, too.
I second that.
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