A Shogi Program for Acorn RISC OS Computers
This desribes the application !Shogi version 0.40 for the (now alas
obsolescent) Acorn RISC OS family of computers. It is unfortunately unlikely
to be ported to any other platform. The application may be used to control a
game of shogi (see the next section below if necessary) and act as an aid to
problem solving, including the computer finding checkmates. It does not include
a computer play option (and now is unlikely ever to). It also includes the
options to save and re-load positions and game moves and also has some tutorial
For further details of the application, and the game Shogi, see the !Help file
in the application, which is included here as a
zipped file. For a full description of the game and an introduction to its
strategy and tactics see the book "Shogi for Beginners" by John Fairbairn
(The Ishi Press, ISBN 4-87187-201-7).
This application is copyright 1994-1996 Christopher Dearlove. Permission is
granted to redistribute the application complete and unmodified. In particular
note that if supplying alternative sprites then these must be provided outside
the application, which must retain the original sprite files. No modified
options file should be included in the application.
Permission was previously given for the application to be included on the
cover disc of the December 1996 Acorn User magazine, but I retained copyright.
The application was written in C using the author's own wimp library SWIlib,
version 0.60, however currently no source code, for either the application
or SWIlib, is supplied here.
The author can currently be reached at the address:
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