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Post #1 Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:05 pm 
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Hi! I used to have the GoGod database on CD. My use of it has lapsed for a while, but I wanted to come back and downloaded the new database. Problem? As it stands, it is useless to me. Yes there is a folder of folders on my desktop now, with games sorted by year. But the whole point of the product - at least for me - was that I could fix a board pattern and search for all precedents with that pattern. How can I do that now?

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Post #2 Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:17 pm 
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Get a pattern search program such as kombilo.

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Post #3 Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:32 pm 
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I tried your suggestion. I think I managed to install Kombilo. I ran Kombilo. It was possible for me to use the graphical interface to place stones on the displayed goban. I also managed to use the "Open" command under the "File" heading to generate a dialog box. I found the folder containing the games (with some exertion: there seems to be a profusion of folders under Windows to that labelled "Downloads"). I managed to get to the game files though and tried to open one. I got back a dialog box saying "Error in sgf file". I've reproduced this result several times, so it cannot be the matter of there being a problem with one particular .sgf file.

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Post #4 Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:58 pm 
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Rather than opening a single sgf file you should import the whole collection of them as a database for searching against. See https://dl.u-go.net/kombilo/doc/tutorial.html

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Post #5 Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:13 am 
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The trouble with Kombilo is a hardcoded date limit. You only able to use it with older games for now, until someone updates the installer. I tried to compile Kombilo on Windows, but the task is not for the feint harted and I did not make it.

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Post #6 Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:35 am 
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I like the user interface for pattern searching of Drago better than Kombilo. Unfortunately, it only works on Windows.

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Post #7 Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:58 am 
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Perhaps GoWrite is an option too. My favourite Go editor/pattern search software.

See: http://gowrite.net/GOWrite2.html

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Post #8 Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:00 am 
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Thanks, I gave Gowrite a test run. Perhaps it is for me a good alternative to Kombilo for modern games databases.

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Post #9 Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:26 pm 
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So what operating systems do most of you use?

I thought that Windows 10 would be supported by something as simple as an sgf editor, but I'm experiencing no success with either Sabaki or Kombilo.

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Post #10 Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:15 am 
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Windows 10

Sabaki and Kombilo work on Windows 10 (Kombilo with the <2020 bug)

While Drago uses the kombilo library it is not affected by the hard coded 2019 limit of the current Kombilo. Drago is a nice option.

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