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by Jimbo I
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Strongest currently available Winboard engines for import to Chessmaster?
Replies: 13
Views: 1794

Re: Strongest currently available Winboard engines for import to Chessmaster?

Spike 1.4 just lost another game on time, and it wasn't even close. It just stopped working in the middle of the game. Scratch Spike 1.4 from the list.
by Jimbo I
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Strongest currently available Winboard engines for import to Chessmaster?
Replies: 13
Views: 1794

Re: Strongest currently available Winboard engines for import to Chessmaster?

In its first tournament game, Spike 1.4 lost on time. I'll have to keep a watch on Spike. If it loses many more games on time, I'll have to drop it from the list. I forgot to mention that in my list of engines, I did not have to edit any configuration files; I only added command line parameters for ...
by Jimbo I
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Strongest currently available Winboard engines for import to Chessmaster?
Replies: 13
Views: 1794

Re: Strongest currently available Winboard engines for import to Chessmaster?

I still find Chessmaster the most beautiful interface, easier on the eye and less cluttered than anything released since. So I want to keep using it, and I want to watch matches between good engines on it. I've successfully imported Greko into Chessmaster 10, and the games are great, as Greko is ar...
by Jimbo I
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Strongest currently available Winboard engines for import to Chessmaster?
Replies: 13
Views: 1794

Re: Strongest currently available Winboard engines for import to Chessmaster?

Thanks for all these great replies. I've already installed Crafty and played a game (though I notice another thread saying that a new version is being released). Got Crafty to play one 5 min game with CMX, resulting in a rather thrilling 186 move draw, ending with Crafty having a queen and CMX a ro...
by Jimbo I
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crafty 25.3 Release
Replies: 34
Views: 4763

Re: Crafty 25.3 Release

This is good news. I'm assuming that the new version of Crafty is still Winboard compatible and can still be imported into Chessmaster 10/11? So far, I think there's only a 64-bit compile of version 25.3, which will not work in Chessmaster 10. I don't know if it will work in Chessmaster 11. If some...
by Jimbo I
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Strongest currently available Winboard engines for import to Chessmaster?
Replies: 13
Views: 1794

Re: Strongest currently available Winboard engines for import to Chessmaster?

but one cannot include external engines in engine tournaments...that was a deal-breaker for me. Hello Brendan. I recently tried adding Crafty to my Chessmaster 10. I found that it wouldn't take 64-bit Winboard engines, but it would take 32-bit Winboard engines. I also needed to add an xboard comman...
by Jimbo I
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files
Replies: 15
Views: 8322

Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

You could try using the "DownThemAll!" download manager and the Md5Checker program to check the hashes. http://www.downthemall.net/ http://getmd5checker.com/ The DownThemAll! browser extension doesn't yet work in Firefox Quantum. Just try to keep your download speeds reasonably low, as the syzygy we...
by Jimbo I
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ___Rick48___
Replies: 13
Views: 4055

Re: ___Rick48___

There seems to be some controversy about this engine on another chess forum site. I'd advise caution.

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/genera ... ake-engine
by Jimbo I
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why does Recovery flash drive show wrong capacity?
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: Why does Recovery flash drive show wrong capacity?

I know this is not computer chess related but there are a lot of geeks on here. I just made a recovery drive for Windows 8.1 Pro and the flash drive originally when I bought it this morning was a 64 GB. I look at it now and it is only a 32GB FAT32. Is this a Microsoft thing for copy protection? Any...
by Jimbo I
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Looking for DOS driver ... IOMEGA ZIP 100 and Mouse!
Replies: 17
Views: 2202

Re: Looking for DOS driver ... IOMEGA ZIP 100 and Mouse!

Frank,

Have you tried using a CD recovery program to see if you can salvage some or all of the files from the bad backup CD?

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-fr ... tility.htm