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by Death_Row
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

The cup in effect is just like adding a lever to a digital slot machine, purely decoration. EVEN if evey wiggle of the cup was factored in to the calculation, its still just the same thing. It might feel good , but its not going to change the statistical outcome. If what you say is true regarding t...
by Death_Row
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

If there are numbers being generated in the cup as the cup is shaken (digitally speakin) it will make a difference. As it stands now you click the board... you get "A" set of numbers. By shaking the cup... the player makes the choice of which set of numbers are thrown... that will/would be the case ...
by Death_Row
Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

Just curious... Has anybody from SW read my idea regarding the backgammon cup idea...? Is the idea being considered...? Is my idea possible...? Is the idea worth considering...? Some response would be nice not to mention courteous...
by Death_Row
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

I guess it's possible to throw 4 (5 & 3 )s in a row... yup... that's what happened...
by Death_Row
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

Pseudo-Random Number Generators (PRNGs) As the word ‘pseudo’ suggests, pseudo-random numbers are not random in the way you might expect, at least not if you're used to dice rolls or lottery tickets. Essentially, PRNGs are algorithms that use mathematical formulae or simply precalculated tables to p...
by Death_Row
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

Ok... here again is a perception issue... lemme think on it to see how this one can be solved...
by Death_Row
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

I think it's very important that the "cup shake" & the "dice throw/release" be in the hands of the player. and the bot has to shake a certain (random) number of times as well.
by Death_Row
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

My comment is saying "you're not doing that".....

3. you're not trying to dumb down the game
by Death_Row
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

I just remember of a Backgammon (digital) I played a few years ago where I don't remember having this perception issue. The only difference is the other game had very poor graphics. However what they did have is the dice cups... you could shake the cup as many times as you wanted and then throw the ...
by Death_Row
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

One doesn't think about making changes to something they believe has no issues. The fact it was thought about... the fact a link was posted pointing others to another (other) Backgammon games with the same issues kinda proves my (and others) point. As much as I've played Backgammon and Acey Ducey (t...
by Death_Row
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

Please re-read this thread and the thread regarding the doubles issue. The problem comes in prior to one losing the game. Look it's a problem... Silver Creek knows it's a problem with perception. Other backgammon games have the same problem according to the link that Jonas posted. I've never heard t...
by Death_Row
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

And by the way... if you'd read the thread and some of Jonas's comments... you'd have found where they've attempted (in thought) to deal with (in their minds) the perception problem. My concern is... they've given up either because other (off site) backgammon games have the same perception problem o...
by Death_Row
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Hardwood Backgammon
Topic: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.
Replies: 83
Views: 62100

Re: Are the rolls stacked in the computers favor, absolutly not.

Sorry to have to inform you... it's well known there is a problem whether it be logic or "perception". Maybe you need to read the tread... as well as the link Jonas posted at the beginning of this thread. Become informed before you comment.... This has nothing to do with strategy (not for me anyway)...