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Booby Reversi 4.2

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
brev68k.sit (143.63 KB)
MD5: fcd8a403df3ef75380192188db069376
For System 6.x - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (698.01 KB)
MD5: 3d4af88987be0aeea00bd3f68681296a
For System 6.x - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
brevppc.sit (152.53 KB)
MD5: 54035e5b4d0b530ecfd6dcf7f07ba271
For System 6.x - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
brevcarb.sit (174.98 KB)
MD5: f4caa124b559f1f21034a27c156614c8
For System 6.x - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (418.29 KB)
MD5: 2b4635e377c34a30b7182b62d50c21cb
For System 6.x - Mac OS X
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Strange name for a strong Othello opponent! Despite its too simple and uncluttered look that does not inspire confidence, this program plays particularly well, contains most of the game's study tools, and takes up very little disk space. Some of its characteristics: 8 levels of depth, backspace many strokes, referee mode, self-play, problem mode, advice, copy of history in the clipboard, setting board and player colors, etc. Freeware.

Top download: 68k version (brev68k.sit) for Macintosh 68K
2nd download: 68k version ( repackaged for MinivMac, with System 6.0.8
3rd download: PPC version (brevppc.sit) for Macintosh PPC running any Classic Mac OS up to MacOS9
4th download: PPC carbonized version (brevcarb.sit) for Macintosh PPC running MacOS9 or MacOSX
5th download: Version 4.3.1 ( for MacOSX Intel [released in 2011]

Other versions are also available on the author's webpage: Java, Windows (from 3.1 to 7), and MS-DOS.

Architecture: 68k PPC PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Intel:Mac)

From System 6 (maybe less) to MacOSX Intel (with Rosetta).
Requirements for each version vary on a case-by-case basis.

Tested successfully on:
◦ Mini vMac for Linux w/System 6.0.8 (
◦ Mini vMac for MacOSX w/System 6.0.8 (
[sound does not work in Mini vMac, however]
◦ Basilisk II for Linux w/System 7.5.5 (brev68k.sit)
◦ Basilisk II for MacOSX w/System 7.5.5 (brev68k.sit)
◦ SheepShaver for MacOSX w/MacOS 9.0.4 (brevppc.sit)
◦ MacOSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard w/Rosetta (brevcarb.sit)
[crashed on SL when copying transcript to clipboard]
◦ MacOSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard (


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by Idéfix - 2019, January 10 - 3:17pm

I have also uploaded v4.3.1 for MacOSX Intel ( since this version is already 8 year's old and does not seem to be in development anymore. Rosetta not required for this one, of course. Bilingual English-Japanese documentation included.

Author's authorization from the BReversi.txt file: "This software may be distributed through BBS or Internet for non commercial purpose, provided it is in the form of the original archive file. It may be given away as far as this document is attached and the file is not modified, but it may not be sold."

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by Idéfix - 2019, January 10 - 3:20am

Don't know yet how to play Othello? Some excellent free ressources are available on the Net. The following books in PDF format, for example:

Othello: Brief & Basic (1985), 56 p.
by Ted Landau, the famous Macintosh journalist
Direct download link:

Othello: A Minute to Learn, A Lifetime to Master (2005), 162 p.
by Brian Rose, former World champion

À la découverte d'Othello (1993) [in French], 23 p.
by Emmanuel Lazarre, former France champion
Direct download link: