Sourceforge changed the links for downloading
software, so you couldn't download GF1 anymore from this page.
Sorry, no new software available.
In the mean time I've also written modules for playing Gipf and Zertz on
Richards PBeM-server. So if you want to play one of these games against other
human players and know how to use e-mail, go to
GF1 won the Computer Olympiad
tournament for Gipf in Maastricht. GF1 beat Gipfted 6 - 2 after some
The version of GF1 that played in the tournament isn't available yet, but
you will be able to download it here shortly. It's at least twice as fast as
The logfiles of the games played in Maastricht can be found on the main
I'm finally back to working on GF2.
|I've put a document here with
my ideas about playing Gipf over the internet. Please read it and send me
all your comments.
Version 1.03 has only been on the server for 2 days and there have
already been about 80 downloads of this version. So it looks like there
are a lot more users then the ones I know of.
|Verion 1.03, no major changes but lots of small
improvements to make life easier when using GF1. Check the history-file
for a full list of changes.
|The GF1-homepage has moved (again). It's now hosted on sourceforge.
The webpage should be a lot more stable, it's easier to download GF1 and
there's a lot more possibilities for me (like mailing-lists and
|Here is version 1.02: This version makes it possible to
use version makes it possible to
use GF1 for playing games by e-mail, try it out. And because of license
problems, GF1 now produces png-files instead of gif-files.
|Here is version 1.01: It solves some minor bugs and
improves the speed a the computer player. (It's still not as quick as
version 0.99.5, but it's a lot closer)
I probably won't make any changes to GF1 for some time now, I want to
try making a Tamsk playing program. (For those who don't know, Tamsk is a
beautiful game by Kris Burm where your playing pieces are
If you have a problem with GF1, you can still send it to me. But if
it's not a major bug, it may have to wait a bit for a solution.
GF1 is a computer program for playing the 2 player
The program has a nice and easy to use graphical user interface.
You can play against another human (but the real game is better for that),
against the computer, or let the computer play against itself.
The computer player is good enough to beat even the best human players at
the moment (but it doesn't always win :-)).
The faster you computer, the better it plays. But even on a pentium 60,
the computer can be hard to beat.
The latest available version is v1.03 (28/2/2000).
sourcecode for Linux and MS windows.
executable for Linux
executable for Windows 95 /
(older versions of GF1 are available in the archive.)
If you want to be kept up-to-date of new developments, subscribe to the
- Gipf was invented by Kris Burm and is IMHO One of the
best games ever invented. More info at the
Gipf homepage (the rules can also be found there).
- GF1 was developed on
- the computer player was written in C++, the graphical user interface
was written using a library called
FLTK written in C++.
- Kris Burm for inventing Gipf and keeping me busy such long hours
writing this program.
- all the people from the Gipf-club who tested the program and helped to
make it better.
- Linus Torvalds and all the other Linux and free software
- Bruce Wampler for V and the possibility to write my program on Linux
and compiling it also on Windows 95 with hardly any changes.
REMARK: the newest version doesn't use this anymore, the latest version
using V was 0.91b.
- Bill Spitzak for FLTK.
- Thomas Boutell for the gd-library.
- GF1 © 1998-2000, Kurt Van den Branden. Released under the GNU
General Public License (GPL).
- GIPF, (C) en (R) Don & Co nv,
1997. All rights reserved.