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an Ataxx engine written in Lua

But why?

I wanted to learn Lua (programming language) so luataxx was a great project.

luataxx was completely written from scratch.

luataxx is unique and original work. Hopefully useful to somebody.

Tech used

  • Lua (programming language)
  • 100 playing levels.
  • MC - search with improvements.
  • Own command line GUI.
  • uai support.
  • Support for different board sizes (5x5 -> 20x20). Tho bigger boards are pretty slow atm.
  • ...


lua luataxx.lua -h


lua luataxx.lua -uai # Enter uai mode

Command line interface

lua luataxx.lua -think 3000 -width 5 -height 5 -play 2 # Play a game against luataxx on 5x5 board


Ideas for implementation:

  • Board unicodes: python-ataxx
  • uai protocol implementation: Ucilette by Ronald Chastain
  • ( will add if I forgot someone... )


luataxx is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

luataxx is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program.

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