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bug #63478: Player bear off throw 5:1 one player counter on 2, gnu one counter on 1 in player home board

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 06 Dec 2022 04:25:07 PM UTC
Originator Name:  Dr Robin Jones Originator Email:  * -email is unavailable-
Item Group:  Other bug Category:  Other
Release:  * 1.06 Privacy:  Public
Operating System:  All Severity:  3 - Normal
Open/Closed:  Closed Assigned to:  None
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Works For Me
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Tue 06 Dec 2022 10:04:46 PM UTC, comment #1: 

According to the rules, you must play both dice if possible.

That implies that 2/off with the 5 and not playing the 1 is illegal and only 2/1* then 1/off is possible.

Of course it doesn't matter here, but detecting these cases and accepting 2/off looks complications-prone.

What may be done is giving a better feedback to the player. Currently, during play, the only hint that something is wrong with 2/off is that it is displayed in red (under the board, above the match length).

Philippe Michel <plm>
Group administrator
Tue 06 Dec 2022 04:25:07 PM UTC, original submission:  

Release actually "gnubg-1_07_001-20221114-setup.exe"
Player through 5:1.In player home board: player counter on 2 gnu counter on 1 only.
Click on player counter to bear off with 5 and expecting game to end. Game freezes and will not finish with popup score notice.
Move player counter 1 onto gnu counter which goes to bar. then bear off player 5 and all is completed fine.



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file #54064:  GNU@Backgammon.jpg added by None (461KiB - image/jpeg - completion undone after end of game. Bug persists.)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2023-08-26 plm Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2022-12-06 plm CategoryBearoff Databases Other
        Operating SystemWindows 7 All
        StatusNone Works For Me
    2022-12-06 None Attached File- Added GNU@Backgammon.jpg, #54064

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