HI i got a problem,i play connect four and in my player information says PLAYER MIGHT USE PROGRAM. I DONT USE PROGRAM AND HOW DID THAT SIGN GET THERE!? THE PROBLEM IS THAT PLAYERS ARE AFRAID TO PLAY AGAINST BECAUSE THEY THINK I USE PROG. PLZ HELP!
It says "Player might use program". This doesn't say that you
use a program, the system just detects that you may use one, or your play may resemble that of a program. My only advice would be to continue playing your own game and don't let anyone calling you a cheater (or whatever) get to you.
Personally I think FOD should update and give some detail on this "player may be using a program" thing. From looking around the site all I can find is this
Using a computer program with board games Using a computer to decide your moves in a board game on FlyOrDie is allowed. FlyOrDie members have the right to know if they are playing against a computer. Therefore FlyOrDie uses a system to detect suspected program use, which will be indicated on the concerned players' info screen with a small icon.
Lately there's been numerous people asking about this yet the site doesn't gives very limited information about it (maybe FOD keep hush hush about their MI5 style methods of detection ;)). How the program status is worked out etc. might be helpful to those who play the board games as even simple questions such as "Will the sign ever disapear" no one seems to be able to give a sure answer to. ;)
sorry for double post (yes I did preview my post and read it through 3 times but I guess I'm not much of a proof reader, more evidence for the need of an edit post button? :p) > yet the site doesn't gives very limited information ignore the doesn't :|
Just think about what your doing chris,try not to do 14 things at once. Read slower,if it helps,dont read joined up writing. Also,turn that music down. Dont proof read while : Eating, drinking, talking on phone, smoking, looking at "other" web sites. Just concenmentrate ! :p
>lol im sort of new to connect 4,can u tell me what a program is? Never used one but I imagine it pre-determines what moves you should do against the opponent. You might have to input the opponent moves and it will tell you where to put your piece (depending on the board game) ;) Agree with LadyDie totally, seems totally pointless using a program to play for you, is there someone out there who uses a program who would like to comment on this forum about whether it makes them feel respected to be a high rating by using a program?? :)
I agree it's pointless and if you're using it simply to get a high rating it's idiotic. Some players say they use a program to learn from it, which in some cases I suppose is fair enough, but is it really worth it to say to yourself "I just got the Four In A Row crown by using a program, how cool am I?" ;\
When they find out that wasting there time to get 500+ with any program they will stop. Because once you get there most of the programs won't beat others ;) I've tried but I did it in Reversi to help me learn the game :|
IS FUN CAUSE U LEARN BY USING PROGRAM AND U LEARN NOT ONLY ABOUT THE GAME, ALSO ABOUT COMPUTERS, LIKE RAM MEMORY, PROCESOR,ETC <<RANMA, please take off your caps lock when using the forum. Thank you>> [Edited by: RalphTheDog on Aug 6, 2007 6:38 PM]
I think he's lost everyone with that lol not just you, the guy clearly isn't a computer genius and is probably one of those who uses programs to simply maintain a high rating, = sad, idiotic, all other affiliated words/phrases that have already been mentioned in this topic. :)
Couldn't agree more, I got the impression he was clutching at straws to try and give us some justification for using programs (which let's face I hardly think the majority use them to learn) :p. What I would like to know is why are programs allowed in the first place? Did FOD not allow them in the past? Was it the case that so many people were using them and FOD were unable to do anything about it that they just allowed them but deemed people "suspicious" of using such programs ?:|