Alan Webb on his "Webby's Backgammon Site" Michael Strato use his own copy of BOM to allow visitors Last modification 03/17/2000 Francois Hochedé (francois on FIBS).
This page will allow you to simply create graphical backgammon board to illustrate a given position. You just have to set up the board and the program will give you 3 things : a single image representing the board, a text representation (ASCII) of your board and the HTML source of a "mosaic" version of your board. The single image is useful for page with a unique board (like in a position-archive web-site) and for including graphics in a document which is not a web page (word processor...). The text version is perfect for posting on rec.games.backgammon. The mosaic version is great when you want to publish a web page with several boards (it's a far lighter way than the single images option).
Important note : if you want to use the HTML source, you'll need the corresponding set of GIF images. You can download this set here.
It's simple. You only have to select the part of the board you want to setup with the corresponding arrow (something like this :). The selected zone is indicated by the red arrow (). Then, you can use the 'plus' and 'minus' buttons on the right of the board. The blue buttons control the "add" and "remove" functions of the blue men. The white ones are for the white men. When your board is completely setup, you can use the GO button to submit your board. The system will give you a single image representation of your board and the HTML source of the "mosaic" version. Here are some useful hints :
I'd like to hear about this page. I you want to report bugs, submit new ideas or improvements, fell free to do it : firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also have the project to extend the functionnality of this page to the generation of complete game report HTML page, even maybe whole matches.
Here are some well known users of BOM :
setup some great quiz with the help of BOM
to include boards in the forum of the GammonVillage site.
Alan Webb on his "Webby's Backgammon Site"
Michael Strato use his own copy of BOM to allow visitors
Last modification 03/17/2000 Francois Hochedé (francois on FIBS).