not working? Hex, Havannah

15 replies. Last post: 2020-08-04

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  • magicnonno at 2020-07-29

    Go 1.9 is no longer available. Please refer to for more information.

  • Ed Collins at 2020-07-29

    Yea, I get the same message.  Hopefully it’s just a temporary problem.

  • vieuxsac at 2020-07-31

    Do you know of any alternatives to trmph?

  • Ed Collins at 2020-07-31

    More than eleven years ago. I wrote a little program I called Havannah Helper.   It was just a little tool I created to help me analyze my Havannah games, both here and at the website.

    You find a little more about it, and download it here:

    It’s a 32-bit Windows program and thus requires Windows 95 or later to run.

    HOWEVER, I’m not supporting it anymore.  I’ve probably long since lost the source code anyway.  I don’t recall if it had any known bugs or not, or even exactly all what it did and didn’t do.  I haven’t used it myself in a long, long time.  Maybe it will help someone, maybe not.  I did have fun writing it and testing it and using it for awhile.

  • David J Bush ★ at 2020-07-31

    There are downloadable virtual boards such as JHex. Note that that same link offers Jtwixt. Jtwixt has an “Import” feature that works with the specific .tsgf text syntax of Little Golem games. Unfortunately, although JHex does also have an import text feature (under the Misc menu,) it does not know about the .hsgf syntax of Little Golem. So you would have to heavily edit the .hsgf file to render it acceptable for Import into JHex. If the game did not involve swap, perhaps you could enter the moves manually.

    JHex requires an earlier version of Java. More details about how to use JHex are available on request.

  • Tom Ace at 2020-07-31

    For users of JHex, I offer a web page that converts LG games to .hgt format:

  • Arek Kulczycki at 2020-08-01

    As another solution I can offer my beta website ;)

    You can paste the LG game number and import a game easily. Just click on stones or empty cells to put/remove stones

  • kspttw at 2020-08-01

    Something doesn’t work:

    I also don’t know how to play move. Clicking on the board, or even “click to play” doesn’t work.

  • Tom Ace at 2020-08-01

    Arek Kulczycki:  hex-forest works for me with Chrome but not Firefox (version 68.11.0esr, Linux, x86_64).  With Firefox it doesn’t load from LG nor respond to clicks on cells.

    If there’s anything I can do to help figure out why, please let me know.

  • Arek Kulczycki at 2020-08-01

    @everybody After the page loads, but the board doesn’t respond, please have 30 seconds patience – it’s hosted on a free server and takes time before it “wakes up”.

    @Tom Ace

    It works for me on both Chrome and Firefox. Maybe your error was related to the above? Then it produces error like “An attempt was made to use an object that is not, or is no longer, usable”, but should work after a while.

    If the JS error is another one then please send me a private message :)

  • aionman at 2020-08-01

    I tried Safari and Chrome. When using “import from LG” the board positions are shifted one space up and one space to the left. When hovering over game board with the mouse the space is highlighted but pieces are not placed, even after a lengthy time interval. Really nice tool though. What does the “show hints” checkbox do?

  • Arek Kulczycki at 2020-08-01

    Sorry, I implemented the import functionality this morning and I was arrogant enough to not test it... Also the swap wasnt working

    It’s corrected now! 

    The “show hints” was meant to show winning options when I create branches and store them as “white win” or “black win”, but this is barely drafted so far and doesn’t work in any practically useful way. Like I said, this is totally beta version.

  • Tom Ace at 2020-08-02

    Arek Kulczycki:  I am having success with Firefox now too.  (There was no JS console error when it wasn’t working a couple days ago though.)

  • Arek Kulczycki at 2020-08-04

    For people who miss trmph for 19x19 games, there is hex-forest option as well (with LG import)

  • Force majeure at 2020-08-04

    Thanks Arek! Is there any web-based editable board for havannah?

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