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A set of clients for the Parlance Diplomacy Framework.

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About Parang

Parang is a set of clients that can play the Diplomacy board game over a network, using the Parlance framework.

This software may be reused for non-commercial purposes without charge, and without notifying the authors. Use of any part of this software for commercial purposes without permission from the authors is prohibited.


Parang installs the following commands:

A simple bot that sends constant streams of random press.
A console-based game observer.
A very slow bot with an unproven thinking strategy.
A port of David Norman’s DumbBot, which was written in two days.
A cheating version of DumbBot, which identifies its clones.
A neural-network bot, which unfortunately has no memory yet.
A simple bot that invites each player to be peaceful.
A port of Andrew Huff’s Project20M, formerly the best DAIDE bot available.
Prints out an example configuration file.


Parang can be installed with Easy Install from a command prompt:

> easy_install parang

Alternatively, once you have downloaded and unpacked a source distribution, you can install it with:

> python install


  • David Norman wrote the original C code for DumbBot.
  • Andrew Huff, Vincent Chan, Laurence Tondelier, Damian Bundred, and Colm Egan wrote the original Java code for Project20M, probably based on DumbBot.
  • Neil Schemenauer wrote the neural network module used by Neurotic.
  • Eric Wald ported DumbBot and Project20M to the Parlance framework, wrote the order-submission engines for ComboBot and Neurotic, convinced EvilBot to cheat, and wrote the press engines for BlabberBot and PeaceBot.

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