The following testbed samples are available
for prospective 3rd party developers to download and run. This provides
a very basic (colour) console version of the games with command-line
input of moves and scrolling display. They also support commands for new
game, board/game display, play level setting, engine play style (most
engines), game load/save and stepping forward/backwards through the game
history. This allows the 3rd party developer to observe the basic operation
of the game engine and how the test bed operates (The user is recommended
to extend the console window buffer size, so that previous game output
can be easily reviewed).
The source of the testbed is the same for all engines,
and is provided with each engine supplied, on licensing. This provides an
additional useful example of how to interface the engine, to be used in
conjunction with the comprehensive general source documentation also provided.
We have provided three diverse game engines for you
to test: Checkers, a perfect information
two-player game, TaiPei, a single
player solitaire game, and Backgammon, an
imperfect information two-player game.