I just simply wonder if there are any tournaments at the end of the month that are NOT pop-out. I personally don't play pop-out, only common. Please tell me if there will be any common four in a row tournaments. Dr. Green
Eliten: I haven't been on FOD in years...came back out of the blue to see what was new and saw this post...very cool! For the benefit of other players, here is the paper I found with the solution:
Congrats to both you and the author of the paper/program.
eliten, you have finished the program already? :o I doubt releasing it to the world would be a good idea though-there are already too many programmers in four in a row. About cheating in tournaments, some programmers can get around the FOD program detection and so some 'cheaters' won't be identified.
Actually, PopOut was recently solved and we have created a perfect play program for it. May the best program win! In all seriousness, if admins dislike the idea of people cheating in tournaments, perhaps they should take action against cheaters :)
Pop-Out maybe don't have programs today but tomorrow the things can change. In answer of this statement, i doubt pop-out will develop a program for quite a long time. Pop-out is not a well-known game and there are very few people who have mastered it. There have been many clumsy attempts to make pop-out games on the app store and play store but none of these apps are good at all.
It is not always easy to identify a program user. The exclamation mark only shows that you clicked outside the Four in a row window several times during the game(s). There are several ways to avoid being identified by the exclamation mark. E.g using two different computers. I can almost guarantee that the anti-program system won't be able to spot every single cheater.
It's already unfair for the fair players of C4. They don't have tournaments in their favorite game. The programs have the sign... So, in normal C4 we all know who are the programs. And those players can't play in a tournament without be disqualified. The others are ok and they are private of the joy to participate to a tournament of C4. Pop-Out isn't C4. Pop-Out maybe don't have programs today but tomorrow the things can change. Nobody can stop the evolution of FlyOrDie... We can hope to see a C4 tournament be added one day...
Common four in a row has too many programmers. If there were tournaments, it would create an unfair environment especially to the fair players. Having pop-out tournaments are good as there are no pop-out programs. Therefor, i doubt there will ever be another common four in a row tournament.