Bill's Pente Program
About the program
This is a unix program that plays the game of Pente. You can play against
the computer, against another person sitting next to you, or against
somebody on another computer across the internet!
It has a good X11 GUI interface, but it will run with a curses
interface if you don't have X windows. For the truly primitive Pente player,
you can run it in pure text mode. Yes, you can even play on your
1970s-era teletype if you really want to.
Pente has multi-language support, and currently can be used in French,
English, or Italian. If you speak another language fluently and are willing to
translate the text in the program, please get in touch with me.
Pente is distributed in source code. It uses the Gnu autoconfig
system and should be portable across all Unix/X11R4 or later systems.
This link is to a binary object. You probably don't want to download it
directly to your viewer. Download them to a file instead.
A tar.gz file with the source code for Pente
Related Web Pages
- Pente, the boxed board game, is currently being sold by
Decipher, Inc. Information in purchasing a copy can be found
- There's a home page for the Renju International Foundation
here. It talks about
all different kinds of games of five in a row, including Pente.
- Richard's PBeM server lets you play many strategy games,
including Pente, by email. It has a home page
- Lots of pente information at Play Pente.
- There is a java pente server that lets you play against people in your
web browser availbable.
Follow this link to try
- It's Your Turn lets you play lots
of games, including Pente, on the web.
Bill's Pente Program /
/ 28 July 2001