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[gnugo-devel] Wallyplus: a simple Go playing engine with GTP version 2 i

From: Andrew Derrick Balsa
Subject: [gnugo-devel] Wallyplus: a simple Go playing engine with GTP version 2 interface
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 17:57:08 +0800
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I have been working on a C++ rewrite of the original wally.c Go playing 
program by Bill Newman. I have called it Wallyplus. The project has reached 
the point where wallyplus can play a game against gnugo, using a
slightly modified version of the script, which is included in the 

I have uploaded the tarball for the source on and it is now 
available at the following URL: (508K).

Compiling with gcc is easy (note: I am using gcc 3.2).

I am looking for a host for this file also, as presently I don't have a Web 

The Python script is called It can relay commands between GTP 
version 1 or 2 engines (it uses the prococol_version command to determine 
which protocol the engine supports). It is included in the wallyplus tarball 
in the subdirectory Documentation. I have also fixed a small bug in the 
original script.

I don't know if Wallyplus is a worthy opponent to Gnu Go 3.3x, but it plays 
very quickly and it's interesting to see the two engines battling it out.

The wallyplus executable is just 40K in size! I am very interested if anybody 
wants to try it and has suggestions. 

Best regards,
Andrew D. Balsa

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