pentobi - computer opponent for the board game Blokus
is the command to invoke the program Pentobi, which is a
graphical user interface and computer opponent to play the board game Blokus.
The command can take the name of a game file to open at startup as an optional
argument. The game file is expected to be in Pentobi's SGF format as
documented in doc/blksgf/Pentobi-SGF.html in the Pentobi source package.
- Set the maximum playing level. Reducing this value reduces
the amount of memory used by the search, which can be useful to run
Pentobi on systems that have low memory or are too slow to use the highest
levels. By default, Pentobi currently allocates up to 2 GB (but not more
than a third of the physical memory available on the system). Reducing the
maximum level to 8 currently reduces this amount by a factor of 6 and
lower maximum levels even more.
- The number of threads to use in the search. By default, up
to 4 threads are used in the search depending on the number of hardware
threads supported by the current system. Using more threads will speed up
the move generation but using a very high number of threads (e.g. more
than 8) can degrade the playing strength in higher playing levels.
- Print internal information about the move generation and
other debugging information to standard error.
Markus Enzenberger <email@example.com>