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how do u use jhex i have it and i dont know what to do with it:)
JHex is an advanced program to view hex gamelines. I only use it in complicated situations when I'm not sure what the effect of a move is ten moves later. I guess there are alot more features, but I don't understand them either:)
the beauty of jhex is that you can keep track of all the lines and which ones win and lose. you can simply click on a hex to move, then it automatically switches colors for the next time you move, etc…you can explore as many lines as you want, to do this, simply play through a line, then once you get to the end (or at least until you see an obvious win for one player) label that line as a win for horizontal or a win for vertical. next, go back as far as you want, and play different lines, but make sure you label them all as wins for horizontal or vertical, whichever wins. then, later, you can go back to the beginning of the game, and jhex will tell you who wins based on all the lines you have entered in. this is nice because if you look through a lot of different lines, you will probably see several wins for horizontal and several for vertical. but jhex will keep track of who controls the game, i.e. it will tell you that horizontal wins, although there is a possibility that vertical wins in some lines, but those lines all depend on a mistake by horizontal. if you explore a line, but don't mark it as a win for horizontal or vertical, then jhex will not be able to keep track of who is winning early on. jhex doesn't do any thinking for you, but it is very helpful as you will see if you use it a bit. it only uses what you put into it, so just because it says horizontal has a win, doesn't mean that you put in every possible vertical response, so you have to try and pick vertical's best moves…i realize i rambled on a lot, i hope this was helpful, if you have any specific questions, you can send me a message…
thanks traygit u helped a lot now i know that i gotta spend some time with jhex btw is there a 13x13 version (i have only 10x10)
if you go to the “file” menu on the top left, you can select “new board of size” and then choose 13
jhex is an absolute must for any serious hex player.
its absolutely free and its a fabulous hex database for any board size. go to
Jhex is helpful, but so is a chaeffeur (sp?), a butler, cleaning lady, gardener, etc. They all help get the job done too. I use jhex occasionally, but really do prefer the live acion seat of the pants game, much more fun for me.
thanks to all again:)