### The A.R.B All4Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021 Other games

8 replies. Last post: 2021-10-20

The A.R.B All4Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021
• AnthonyRBrown at 2021-10-06

Hi

I would like to Challenge all Programmers using any Programming language,to try and beat my All4Connect 4 program below…

THEARBALL4CONNECT4V8X8PROGRAM {The Strongest Program in the World!} A.R.B :)

Check out the updated version of my program 19092021 below…

http://www.petesqbsite.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14875

The Rules for the Challenge are that there will be a 10 Game Match between any two programs,alternating who goes first 5 times each.
My program can save the moves for each game to an external file LASTGAMESSAVED.TXT,so that the games can be checked as being genuine.
If the Match is a Draw ? then the title will be shared until the next Challenge in 2022,which I would like to be a regular event for AI understanding.

Anthony.R.Brown :)

• Carroll ★ at 2021-10-07

Could you describe what type of algorithm you use?
Also could you make a version with gravity like Four in a Row we play here and which I find more interesting and less drawish?

• AnthonyRBrown at 2021-10-17

Hi Carroll

I have used my own algorithm's :) I have no idea what you mean by “a version with gravity like Four in a Row” ?
The ALL4C4 is a totally different type of game to the normal Connect 4.

A.R.B :)

• ypercube ★ at 2021-10-17

Please define “totally different”. what are the rules of this game?

• _syLph_ at 2021-10-17

Congratulations on this milestone of a program.

• AnthonyRBrown at 2021-10-20

Hi ypercube

The rules are simple try to get as many connected lines of 4 in a row! Horizontal/Vertical/Diagonal so for X =“XXXX” AND O = “OOOO”
If you get more in a connected line then the score is 1 point for every 4 so for 5 Example “XXXXX” = 2 lines/points for each 4 etc.
And the other main difference is that from the start each player takes turns to move to any available empty space A1 TO H8

A.R.B :)

• AnthonyRBrown at 2021-10-20

Hi _sylph

Thank you :)

A.R.B :)

• AnthonyRBrown at 2021-10-20

The A.R.B All4Connect 4 (8x8) Computer Program Challenge 2021

Check out the latest final Challenge 2021 version of my program and message version 20102021 below…

http://www.petesqbsite.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14880

A.R.B :)