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#1 Sir_Richard



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:59 PM

I'd greatly aid learning if there was a way to record, replay and download my games.  Replaying downloaded games might require a separate app, previously downloaded and running on the users machine.  That's ok.  If the game is replayed on the server, the app could be running on the server.  Replaying also needs some features, like stopping at a

particular move, and being able to step forward and backward a set number of moves

(usually this will be one, but in some cases, we may wish to skip a sequence of moves).

To supplement a player's memory (it could be done with paper and pencil, but tediously),

the replay should enable a player to stop the replay and query for any piece, where in the opponent's setup it came from, and if it's ever been revealed, what its rank is (player may forget or get confused about which piece it is).  The ranks of pieces not revealed in the game should not be part of the game data file (the opponent's data file will be a different recording of the game with showing the ranks of his pieces, but not yours), so it can't be used to scout the other player's setup beyond what was revealed in the game.  It's also be useful to be able to add/delete/edit annotations to the file associated with a move so I can save evaluations, for example.   The speed of replay might need to be adjustable, because some games are too slow or too fast.  The game clock won't matter on replay, so replay could be timed one move

every 3 seconds for example.  Sir Richard


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 01:17 AM

I think this is a great idea to add my vote! The only way to record games right now is using a screen recorder, or pen and paper, neither of which is automatic nor ideal to set up. 


One idea for notation is to number the board like chess, with a-j on the bottom and 1-10 up the side. Movement is shown first and is indicated by the four symbols ^ V < >. So, moving the far left piece up one at the beginning of the game is ^a5, to show that a piece moved up one and ended on square a5. 


1) ^a5 Va6

2) 5^a6=6 2Ve4=7


A piece's rank is shown once it is known, as in move 2. Scouts use the same notation, as you only record the final position. 


Any thoughts or additions?

#3 GaryLShelton



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:47 PM

napsta771, you're pretty much accurate as to square notation. Although I don't know if it will help in the request at hand, the following is a good tool to relate specific game situations to others.

The Stratego Board Editor:



The complete GS&F Rules can be found here: http://forum.strateg...rum-rules-2016/

Draw Refusal Rules, specifically, can be read here: http://forum.strateg...931#entry468931

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