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gammonsoft (developer) commented on 28 Jul 2009
Too bad there are jerks around like Mario below The problems were on his side. The interface is not buggy. The game has been around for 6 years now. People love it.
[Version 6.5]

gammonsoft (developer) commented on 23 Jul 2008
Glad to hear that the last 2 guys have been enjoying the game for so long.

The dice rolls are selected at the time of the roll using a random number generator. That is true for all skill levels. No cheating going on.

Years of programming and research, as well as playing backgammon, went into creating the skill of the computer opponent, not cheating.
[Version 5.7.3]

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gammonsoft (developer) replied on 24 Jul 2008

Who might this be? I think the only way you would trust a person is if you chose them yourself. I suggest you find a person like that and have them examine the game. Since the game does produce random dice rolls, I would encourage it.

Since you think the game picks the rolls it needs to take advantage of the situation it finds itself in, I suggest you try my other backgammon game - Absolute Backgammon. It has an option to have a series of random dice rolls generated just before the game start. During the game, these dice rolls are used (you can view them to see). That way you can know for sure that the dice rolls are NOT picked for the situation. If you still think the computer gives itself better rolls, it also gives you a chance to choose to use its dice instead.

Your expert could also analyze a few of these series of dice rolls to determine the probability they are random or not.

I have analyzed the dice rolls for many thousands of rolls looking for patterns and looking at the distribution of dice rolls. All is as it should be. There are no detectable patterns and the distribution of dice rolls is correct: each of the 36 possible rolls comes up equally over many thousands of rolls.

Feel free to email me at macgammon@aol.com.
gammonsoft (developer) commented on 09 Jan 2008
Please go past FICHEYEs rantings to get to the honest reviews.

Or you can read all of his posts by clicking on FICHEYE in his posts. I think you will get the picture.
[Version 5.6.1]

gammonsoft (developer) commented on 07 Jan 2008
I hope you go beyond FICHEYEs ranting's and read the many other reviews by more sane people.

By the way, FICHEYE (Dennis Hastings ) has been enjoying the game for many years now. Here is a direct quote from him 8 years ago in March 2008:

" I love your game."

As of November 2000, he reported to me that he had played over 10,000 games with David's Backgammon.

Go figure!
[Version 5.6.1]

gammonsoft (developer) commented on 21 Dec 2007
Since I don't know who you are, I can't answer your question for your situation. Please email me at:


I think you have answered your own question though, since you have not had to pay in the past for updates. My upgrade policy has not changed for this version.

I think it would be much more productive if you would email me directly to find out what your situation is.
[Version 5.3.3]

gammonsoft (developer) commented on 21 Dec 2007
Response to NOTAFOOL's post: This is a demo version of the game. The game has always ended a random half of the games prematurely. There is nothing new here. This allows you to evaluate the game to see if it is worth purchasing.

[Version 5.3.3]

gammonsoft (developer) commented on 17 Aug 2007
Get Real! KERRALA is obviously helping out a competitor. There is not really any competition there. They have some funny animation but no real backgammon opponent.
[Version 5.2]

gammonsoft (developer) commented on 19 Jun 2007
Ancient_Eagle_Spirit obviously has not read the description of the game above or read the manual or checked-out the features of the game that make it certain that his accusations are not true.

Better luck Ancient_Eagle_Spirit
[Version 5.1.6]

gammonsoft (developer) commented on 15 May 2007
VEGGIEDUDE, in this case, you get what you pay for.
[Version 5.1.1]

gammonsoft (developer) commented on 15 May 2007
For those that might be tempted to try GNUbg, it requires special skills to install requiring additional software to be installed on your computer to use it.

It is not true mac software and does not use the mac interface. Since it was not written for the mac, it uses X11 software as its interface, not OS X.
[Version 5.4.6]

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