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by smcracraft
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Test position for weak (~2500) engines
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: Test position for weak (~2500) engines

Loaded this into Leela and it found it in 1/2 second.

I don't have a GPU and it was running on just one core.

My own program could not find it.
by smcracraft
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Banksia GUI and randomized book openings for Leela
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: Banksia GUI and randomized book openings for Leela

0.36 beta is up here, working fine with Dark Mode in Apple Catalina, randomized / book, all is sweetness and light. Thanks Banksia designer!
by smcracraft
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1035
Views: 166732

Re: Banksia GUI released

Changing from Dark Theme to Light Theme revealed the labels in settings. Thanks. Hopefully Banksia GUI will support Dark theme a well as it is best not to look at bright screens and do closeup work for many decades. They contribute to increased intraocular eye pressure which leads to glaucoma. Hence...
by smcracraft
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1035
Views: 166732

Banksia v0.35

0.35 is up here on Catalina 10.15.6 (latest patch). The books are in and it plays randomly, so that is all great. My concern though is the Settings/Graphics, for example. See attached photo. If I could see the labels, I could select from the piece types, piece colors, square colors, and board backgr...
by smcracraft
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Banksia GUI and randomized book openings for Leela
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: Banksia GUI and randomized book openings for Leela

My Banksia (0.10 alpha) does not have seed capability under preference. I run on Apple MacOS Catalina. If an upgrade is required please advise (send doc). Also, I do not see any place for gmbook nor where to get it nor what it is. Thanks for answering these questions. I've been playing the same move...
by smcracraft
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Banksia GUI and randomized book openings for Leela
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Banksia GUI and randomized book openings for Leela

I don't see the method.

Registered over at their BB but it (phpBB I believe) never sent the email to the address of record here.

So, if the author of banksiagui.com's apps can address that and comment on setting randomized book openings for Leela, it would be appreciated!
by smcracraft
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: romantic-style play
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

romantic-style play

I am always looking for ideas to make my chess program more "romantic" by making speculative sacrifices which lead into huge variations to confuse HUMAN (not computer) opponents, with the only player of the program being me, your 'umble programmer. If anyone has suggestions on how to do SPECULATIVE ...
by smcracraft
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simplifying code
Replies: 118
Views: 42962

Re: Simplifying code

Exactly why I converted my program to 64-bit bitmaps for both move generation and position evaluation years ago.

It has made the entirety simple.

I love engineering simplicity!!!
by smcracraft
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Leela and the "IQ" Test
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Leela and the "IQ" Test

Sorry. I don't use Arena, Xboard, nor Winboard.

I don't like their interfaces.

I like Banksiagui.