michaelwaltonUpdated Sunday, September 25th 2016 @ 05:55:04
I have a question about the following statements in the By Example section of Getting Started
1) It says that - "s" [macro update value] ... can be -1 (indicates if the next move must be in that square), 0, 1 or 2. 0 means the square is a draw, 1 or 2 indicates which player owns the square."
2) A bit further on, in the example moves, we find this instruction - update game macroboard -1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
It's just the 3rd move, so why are 8 boards marked as a "draw"? They are still undecided.
What differentiates a "draw" (no one wins and all squares taken) from "still in play" (no one has won yet, squares still open)
Also I'm guessing "-1" really means "available", not "MUST play here", since this instruction is valid: update game macroboard -1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1.
- Created Sunday, September 25th 2016 @ 23:42:01
Despite what the text says, 0 means either undecided or a draw. There is nothing explicit in the macro update to indicate either way.
And yes, -1 just indicates which sub-boards are available for play, and there may be many of them. I guess it would be more accurate to say that you "MUST" play in one of the sub-boards denoted by a -1.
DeveloperCreated Monday, September 26th 2016 @ 10:26:38
The text on the 'Getting Started' page is a bit fuzzy on this, but ChickenCoop is right. 0 means undecided or a draw.