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by mclane
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Fairy-Max and chess variants rules generalization question to HGM
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Fairy-Max and chess variants rules generalization question to HGM

This is indeed a very weak engine....

There were later strong 4K and 16k engines from Kaare Danielsen.
Nevertheless programmers tried AI and B Strategy ideas in those early years.

David Broughton, Thomas Nitsche.
by mclane
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Fairy-Max and chess variants rules generalization question to HGM
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Fairy-Max and chess variants rules generalization question to HGM

Most programmers had 8 bit machines with 1 mhz (c64) and maximal 16-32 KB engine size. On the early 16 KB Ram homecomputers even less, e.g. engine sizes between 8 and 10 KB. There were mainly z80 and 6502 machines. One can say that a chess engine on 4 mhz z80 is maybe similar fast on a 2 mhz 6502. I...
by mclane
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Future progress of chess software in chess
Replies: 20
Views: 944

Re: Future progress of chess software in chess

I would like to talk about the progress of chess software of the past.
by mclane
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 49
Views: 1497

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

Don't put the chess computers/PCs to the internet. Do internet with another machine.
by mclane
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 49
Views: 1497

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

And similar things can be said about android and IOS.
by mclane
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ClassicAra Chess Engine..World Record Download!!
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: ClassicAra Chess Engine..World Record Download!!

The future is to download 1.x GB to play chess ???
by mclane
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Booot 6.5 release
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Re: Booot 6.5 release

amazingly strong this "final" engine !!!
by mclane
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is Talkchess still the centre of computer chess programming?
Replies: 32
Views: 2244

Re: Is Talkchess still the centre of computer chess programming?

IMO talkchess is as dead as css forum.

Here strange new engines appear. The programmers do not tell us why their engines appear.

In the css forum the people discuss how to win at chessbase server.

As if this has anything to do with chess.
by mclane
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Your motivation for writing a chess engine?
Replies: 46
Views: 3626

Re: Your motivation for writing a chess engine?

It was around 1996. I had a friend who was avid chess player. We both had an MSX homecomputer with ultrachess on it. Long story short: I got inspired by that and started developing a chess program. Unfortunately he died before my program got reasonably strong. I started writing it on a compaq lapto...