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Using backgammon software / CometBG Android interface for FIBS
« Last post by michael on May 10, 2018, 01:49:08 AM »
Does anybody know anything about this. I downloaded it onto my samsung S5 phone but it is really basic and does not seem to have a menu to log into FIBS.  I am wondering if it is my old phone that's the problem or is it really just a pre beta app?   A Google search on CometBG came back blank.
Tourney Schedule / Want to find a real money backgammon site
« Last post by No1BGPlayer on May 07, 2018, 10:34:38 PM »
I used to play at Backgammon Masters for real money but they no longer allow players from Canada so now I play there only for play money. I have tried BGRoom and did not like it. I have been trying for two years to find a sponsor for Grid Gammon but have had no success. Can someone help me find a sponsor for Grid Gammon or suggest another real money Backgammon site. I am an excellent player and would be a good addition to any site. My email is / my phone number is 1-902-404-2864
Tourney Schedule / Re: FIBS Tournament Schedule
« Last post by stog on April 09, 2018, 06:48:30 PM »
i think it's called 'remove'
Tourney Schedule / Re: FIBS Tournament Schedule
« Last post by diane on April 09, 2018, 05:38:27 PM »
where did the delete button go?
Feedback & Questions / Re: changing user name
« Last post by gammonpig on March 27, 2018, 04:52:27 AM »
Thank you and thanks for the info Stog.
Improving your backgammon skills / Backgammon Studio 4.5
« Last post by PillowFighter on March 22, 2018, 12:44:12 PM »

Improvements keep piling up even if I'm not trying very hard! I'm trying to work on some other stuff at the moment but feedback from users often result in new improvements. I have updated the version number to 4.5 with these fine improvements:

Backgammon Studio 4.5

Improvements since 4.4:

  • New actiontags:
    • Split and hit or not
    • Break up 24 point or not
  • New training tracks:
    • Magriel's challenge! Split your back checkers and hit in your homeboard. Is a tempo hit the key here?
    • Stick's challenge! 3A 7+A Cube challenge! It is tricky to cube at this core but perhaps you should?
  • Other improvements:
    • Now with less ads! I have removed the ad dialog as it didn't seem to be showing any ads anymore.
    • Transcriber/Submitter now displayed in match info. Data is missing/incomplete for a lot of matches though. Suggested by Mislav Kovacic.
    • You can now search for some text in filenames of uploaded matches in the match list.
    • Matches can now be tagged by different tags which can then be searched for in the match list.
    • Head 2 head information when clicking on the player info while playing an opponent. Suggested by Zoran.
    • Country flag displayed in player info.
    • You can open a Take/Drop dialog when clicking on the cube once you have been cubed.
    • Focus on correct info tab when content changes.
    • Sort users alphabetically and on interest in users lists (sorting isn't automatically refreshed for now).
    • You can message opponents to incomplete (or tournament) matches instead of just poking your opponents.
    • You can't have more than 5 incomplete matches to join tournaments. A good reason to clean up those incomplete matches!
    • When searching for a player in the matches list the list will be ordered on the player you search for. Suggested by Lars Trabolt.
    • Use a yellow star for premium users in menus instead of 'upgrade' (to avoid confusion). Suggested by gammongert.
    • You can now log in with your email address in the username field (common on other servers). Suggested by Karsten Bredahl.
    • You can now disable match emails after a match is completed. Suggested by Culpina.
    • You can now receive an email when an opponent for an incomplete match logs in.
    • The educational videos are ordered by date (latest first) by default.
    • List matches from a transcriber in match list.
    • Export match list from match list section and match transcription section.
    • You can now download past online matches for each day in my matches section.
    • Old home screen/menu options have been removed. The winner is the 'light' home screen with possibility for layout customisation and dialog menu.
    • Overview of matches for each year in match list section.
    • Your preference in match champ list display now persists across logins.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Head 2 head info on speed/dmp matches weren't displayed correctly. Reported by Geir Pedersen.
    • There was a problem with email confirmation on Android 7 (and possibly older) devices. The email program decided to change the confirmation email so it no longer worked. Reported by LeeUK66s
    • Fixed problem with match video and other dialogs opening up behind it instead of in front of it.
    • Fixed a problem with disconnecting players if not responding within 3 seconds.
    • Interest icon wasn't refreshed properly for new users.
    • Dialogs could sometimes show up below other dialogs.
    • Opponent left message after match went missing.
    • Average PR value in my matches section didn't match lobby and my PR graph section. Reported by creamydave and others.
    • Static board numbers didn't get stored. Reported by Ercument Karatas.
    • The board could sometimes not show up when playing online match. The problem was a double login so messages could get sent to the wrong device.
    • A couple of bugs with playing through a match when not logged in. Login dialog must have a close button and chat shouldn't be displayed.
    • Reset settings didn't reset color settings.
    • Android reported some bogus window dimensions to the app when rotating device causing bogus portrait/landscape mode.
    • Play-as on small screens didn't work so well.
    • Score-away when searching for white cube/black cube didn't work correctly.
Some images

I have created a tribute to Paul Magriel in Magriels Challenge.

I have created a challenge based on Stick's Rule for 3a 7a or greater:

Looks like you have a fair amount of gammons as black here. I put my faith in Stick here and went for No Double. What would you do?

Based on feedback in this forum I have added entries for Transcriber and submitter for matches. You can search for transcribers or display matches from a single transcriber.

Your preference for the match champ list now persists across logins. I have a weakness for displaying the last 100 matches. I can't put my finger on why! :-)

An option to export the match list as html exists. It can be useful for inclusion in tournament web pages and elsewhere.

In other news

The other day the number of online matches went past 30000! Pretty sweet! :-)

Backgammon Studio The Swiss Army knife of backgammon!

Haven't tried Backgammon Studio yet? You should! :-)

Best regards,

Feedback & Questions / testing recent topics
« Last post by stog on March 21, 2018, 10:14:42 AM »
testing recent topics block on fr page
Feedback & Questions / Re: changing user name
« Last post by stog on March 04, 2018, 10:53:25 AM »
i've changed your Fibsboard display name to gammonpig (your Fibsboard registered name and login remains the same as you first registered)

You can change your  display name yourself in your Profile -- but i did it for you as I was checking it could be done)
Feedback & Questions / changing user name
« Last post by gammonpig on March 04, 2018, 02:34:43 AM »
I just created an acct and didn't verify my user name, fat fingered an extra o . User name was meant to be gammonpig and I would like to change the current user name to that.

Is this the place to request a user name change? Or should I re-register?
General Chit Chat /
« Last post by The King of Desperate on February 10, 2018, 08:36:23 PM »
Does anyone know if has closed.

I am a member and havent been able to access the site.  I get all forum messages forwarded to me and cant find any notifying an imminent site closure.

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