You will need a Gomocup manager for playing against Gomocup Artificial Intelligence (AIs). Simply said you will need a special software and AI for playing gomoku against computer.
Piskvork manager (Recommended)
There are several Gomoku interface, Piskvork is the most powerful and stable, we highly recommended to use it if you want to play against AI or if you want to launch the tournament of Artificial Intelligences.
There are variety options which can be set in Piskvork, from size of board, gomoku rules, time for thinking (game level), sounds, skins of of the playing board. Artificial Inteligence Pela is included in Piskvork. Piskvork includes comprehensive readme.txt inside, it is recommended to read it.
The very important feature is that you can change the Gomoku engine (AI) for another which are available for download on Gomocup website. You can download different AIs from download page, unpack and select the pbrain-someAI.exe from piskvork Players->Settings (F4). Here is the steps to select an different AI:
- Unzip and run piskvork.exe
- Click to the player name you want to change
- Select the AI filename (zip or exe) and press OK.
Piskvork can be also used for playing Gomocup over network and form playing computer tournaments over network.
Piskvork is open source and you can download the source code from SVN repository https://svn.code.sf.net/p/piskvork/code/trunk
Other (older) Gomocup managers
Gomotour is a gomocup manager written by Jiri Fontan. It has been used years ago for Gomocup tournament. Still it has interesting feature of ranking table.
Gomoku 1.83 (408 x downloaded) (110KB) – This is a similar program designed for dos (old protocol only).