Memopad to SGF


Download (v1.03 from 2003-08-12) (see screenshots at the end of this page)

Recent Changes:

  1. With your palm:
    1. create go games with PilotGone
    2. synchronize your palm
  2. Select a Memopad file which contains games from PilotGone
    1. either memopad.dat from your Palm-Desktop
    2. or an exported *.mpa file
  3. Select an output directory for the .sgf files
  4. Export single categories or all at once,
  5. for each category a seperate directory will be created in the selected output directory.

What does it do ?

This is a tool for go players who use a palm and the program PilotGone to make game records. PilotGone saves them in the fileformat SGF as single memos in the memopad application which comes with the PalmOS. When you synchronize your palm these memos are automaticly copied to your PC.

The problem is then how to extract these as SGF files from the Palm Desktop. The simple but stupid solution is to copy a single memo to the clipboard, open an editor, paste the clipboard into the editor and save the file.

This program automates this task. When you you synchronize your palm with your pc, all the data is saved into special files (e.g. memopad.dat for MemoPad) and i found a description of the file format of these files. So i wrote this program which reads the memos from such a file and saves the data into seperate SGF files.