Go169 for Palm by Tapani Raiko

Go169 is a free game for PalmOS 5.
320*320 resolution with 8-bit colours. No warranty. Play against your Palm!


Go169.prc for PalmOS 5.
Go169.exe needs to be run from a separate interface program that supports GTP, such as Drago or GoGui.

What is Go169?

Go169 is a program which plays the game of Go (also known as Weichi or Baduk). The 169 in the name refers to 13x13 which is the recommended board size. Go81 is an earlier version of the same program.


Use the pointer to play. You can choose the players, the board size (9x9, 13x13, or 19x19), the number of handicap stones, komi, and Japanese or Chinese scoring by selecting the options from the menu. The program scores the game after it is finished. After the game has ended, you can return to the option menu by tapping the board anywhere. You can also undo the last move, estimate the score or resign during the game by using the menu.

Version History


Release date



Jan 15, 2007

Thomas Maure fixed a bug that caused crashing.


Feb 16, 2006

First release. Compared to Go81 it adds the 320*320 resolution, stronger AI, and 19x19 board support. It no longer supports low resolution and gray-scale devices.


Design and implementation

Tapani Raiko


Thomas Maure

Beta testing

Rodney Topor, Bruno Ruffo


The game crashes.
You should update to version 1.0. If that crashes, too, you could report it.

Scoring is incorrect.
Try to rescore by selecting score from the menu. Unfortunately the scoring is not always correct.

How does it work?

T. Raiko.
The Go-Playing Program Called Go81.
In the proceedings of the Finnish Artificial Intelligence Conference, STeP 2004, Helsinki, Finland, September 1-3, 2004.
Download: .ps.gz, .pdf


Tapani Raiko the author
Interactive way to Go is a site that teaches the basics of Go
Go81 an older version for old handhelds
AtariGo for Palm is the capture game variant of Go
Game of Lives for Palm
British Go Association Software Catalogue
Selected freeware for Palm
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