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by phhnguyen
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Need help to make Crafty work
Replies: 27
Views: 950

Re: Need help to make Crafty work

Thank Mike and Bob, From Mike's game logs, I suspected my Crafty binary may cause the problem. Thus I have downloaded a new (actually it is three years old, not really new :? ) one from Mike's github - Crafty 25.2 for macOS. - It (Mike's binary) still displays the error message when I set cores to 1...
by phhnguyen
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Need help to make Crafty work
Replies: 27
Views: 950

Re: Need help to make Crafty work

I still get some difficulties to make Crafty works smoothly. Crafty continues to puzzle me by some ambiguous messages. E.g., it doesn't like to set cores=1 by displaying an error. unable to open book file [./book.bin]. book is disabled unable to open book file [./books.bin]. Crafty v25.3 machine has...
by phhnguyen
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Banksia - Yet another Chess Tournament Manager
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Banksia 2.2

Version 2.2! It supposes knockout (elimination) type and resumption last incomplete tournaments. There are also compiled binaries for Mac OS and Windows 64 bits you can quickly try. Now Bansia has almost all features/functions I have dreamed for: small, fast, portable, easy to use, easy to integrate...
by phhnguyen
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Banksia - Yet another Chess Tournament Manager
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Banksia - version 2.0

I have just released version 2.0. The new feature is to auto-generate JSON files which are used to play tournaments. Instead of spending hours or even days to create manually parameters for command line and/or JSON files, now all are auto-generated in few minutes. Bellow is the introduction from the...
by phhnguyen
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Banksia - Yet another Chess Tournament Manager
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Re: Banksia - Yet another Chess Tournament Manager

Wow, thank you. I have never written a makefile myself before :D
by phhnguyen
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Need help to make Crafty work
Replies: 27
Views: 950

Re: Need help to make Crafty work

No, that would be a protocol violation. The engine is not allowed to respond to 'ping' before it fully processed all earlier commands, and that includes the 'force'. If 'force' would lead to printing of a move, (or a move would already have been printed when the 'force' was under way), that move wo...
by phhnguyen
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Need help to make Crafty work
Replies: 27
Views: 950

Re: Need help to make Crafty work

The 'force' problem is endemic to CECP. In particular the initial specs did not specify whether an interrupted search should print a move or not. There will always be a race condition when sending 'force' to a thinking engine, as the think could end spontaneously, and the move it results in could t...
by phhnguyen
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Need help to make Crafty work
Replies: 27
Views: 950

Re: Need help to make Crafty work

something wrong here. (1) Crafty ALWAYS sends "feature reuse=0". Just checked the source. I am using 3 versions of Crafty. The 1st one 23.6 I have downloaded from somewhere as a Mac OS binary. Yes, it sent "feature reuse=1". I will discard it. I downloaded two others in form of source code and comp...
by phhnguyen
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Banksia - Yet another Chess Tournament Manager
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Banksia version 1.5

I have just released version 1.5 to support WinBoard protocol and Polyglot opening books. So far all main/big chess functions are completed. For coming versions I have been working on a special function to auto generate Json files which are mainly used to configure engines and control tournaments. H...
by phhnguyen
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Need help to make Crafty work
Replies: 27
Views: 950

Re: Need help to make Crafty work

I would grab the latest "official" crafty 25.2. Crafty 25 welcomes then "scares" me a bit by a warning when I enter command "new": unable to open book file [./book.bin]. book is disabled unable to open book file [./books.bin]. Crafty v25.3 machine has 8 processors White(1): new NOTICE: new command ...