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Old 12-05-2017, 09:37 AM   #1
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Any simple linux or web Mahjong games?


My mother used to play this DOS Mahjong game with CGA graphics decades ago. It's the classic 4 player Mahjong game (not the solitaire tile matching game), but with 1 human player vs 3 computer AI players.

Debian has a Mah-Jong game package here:

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/mah-jong

But this is too complicated for my mother to deal with. It has a client-server structure, so setting up a single player vs 3 AI player game involves a lot of setup (server, 3 AI clients, and 1 human controlled client).

What she really wants is something nice and simple. It doesn't have to be a native Linux executable. It could be a web game. It could even be an ancient DOS executable running in Dosbox or WINE (but I haven't had any luck finding it, and my parents threw the old 286 in the trash years ago without asking me first!).

My attempts at searching around the internet for a simple human player vs 3 AI player Mahjong game have been...frustrating. The overwhelming number of hits is for tile matching solitaire games. And the hits I've found so far for the true Mahjong game have largely been complicated games. I just want something simple!

I'd actually be up for implementing my own simplistic web game of Mahjong in Javascript; I'd need rules for all the combos and scoring since my own recollection is a bit fuzzy. The AI doesn't need to be super smart; just greedily PUNG and EAT at any chance.

Thanks!

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Old 12-05-2017, 11:53 AM   #2
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Try here:

https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Games
 
Old 12-05-2017, 01:41 PM   #3
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Take a look here, (no idea if it is still available, but sounds like what you are after).

http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online...ahjong-at-last

Edit: This may also be of interest.
http://cs229.stanford.edu/proj2009/Loh.pdf

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Old 12-05-2017, 05:18 PM   #4
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it is on every full install of Slackware part of kde games. kmahjongg-4.14.3
 
Old 12-05-2017, 08:25 PM   #5
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PySolLFC contains many Mah-Jong and Solitaire variants. It's my preference when I'm in a solitair-ee mood.

It's in most ditros' repos and there's a SlackBuild.

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Old 12-06-2017, 07:34 AM   #6
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My attempts at searching around the internet for a simple human player vs 3 AI player Mahjong game have been...frustrating. The overwhelming number of hits is for tile matching solitaire games. And the hits I've found so far for the true Mahjong game have largely been complicated games. I just want something simple!
OP is looking for a game with AI opponents.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 08:35 AM   #7
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Take a look here, (no idea if it is still available, but sounds like what you are after).

http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online...ahjong-at-last

Edit: This may also be of interest.
http://cs229.stanford.edu/proj2009/Loh.pdf
Thanks so much! Kajongg is just what I've been looking for. I'll have to tweak it a bit; I tried playing it and I didn't win even though I had what I thought were all the necessary triplets+pair. But basically...yes. This is what I was looking for.
 
Old 02-09-2018, 11:31 AM   #8
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Thank you, IsaacKuo, for posting this. I'm a fan of the 4-player traditional game and I was just thinking how it would be nice to have an AI version on my computer. Does anyone know which ruleset kajong or the Debian mah-jong uses for scoring?
 
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Sorry for the very late reply...just cleaning up old e-mails. I'm not sure what rulesets it has, but I notice it has at least two built in (you can choose which one to use).
 
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just use dosbox for your old dos game
 
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I can't find the old dos game anywhere. My parents threw away their old 286 without informing me about it first.
 
  


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