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by smrf
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Results Programmer Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Results Programmer Poll

As at boxing events there is a need for different classes of weight. If one will see well known bolides coming, you only could stay away or create some sort of a clone, except of those rare but willing top dogs. It seems to be somehow boring to see newborn participants ruinously being beaten by the ...
by smrf
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Dinosaurs and Mammals
Replies: 11
Views: 1919

Re: Dinosaurs and Mammals

zullil wrote:It took an asteroid collision to give mammals a chance. :D
But they already have been there. Even as small as mice they evolved separately. Otherwise we would not exist - with or without asteroid impacts.
by smrf
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Dinosaurs and Mammals
Replies: 11
Views: 1919

Dinosaurs and Mammals

Current top engines seem to be highly related. How could there be really new approaches to chess programming, if competitions are always done against those top dogs? It looks like an era of dinosaurs, where it does not make sense for a new species to initially challenge just a kind of Tyrannosaurus ...
by smrf
Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which are the chess engines written from scratch ?
Replies: 141
Views: 18441

Re: Which are the chess engines written from scratch ?

SMIRF has been written genuinely. It is not Open Source. There is no more need to put it into any 8x8 competition.
by smrf
Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line blitz tourney December
Replies: 14
Views: 2031

Re: On-line blitz tourney December

Well, current private version SMIRF MS-179d today should be able to compete much better in 10x8 chess variants. I purged some obvious bad details, nevertheless it still remains based on its initial ad hoc approach. I have no idea, whether there still are active 10x8 chess program developers.
by smrf
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line blitz tourney December
Replies: 14
Views: 2031

Re: On-line blitz tourney December

Is there any 10x8 engine competition being planned next year?

Best regards, Reinhard.
by smrf
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Test Position

SMIRF makes an approach to this:

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by smrf
Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A PGN interface that shows en passant?
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Re: A PGN interface that shows en passant?

As you might have seen in the picture, SMIRF is signaling available castling potentials by little black dots near involved pieces.

P.S.: this feature is very helpful especially when playing Random Chess variants, where King and Rooks will be placed at unusual places.
by smrf
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A PGN interface that shows en passant?
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Re: A PGN interface that shows en passant?

SMIRF does it that way:

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by smrf
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cross-Platform GUI Development
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Cross-Platform GUI Development

Embarcadero's Firemonkey also could be used with C++ Builder. And there are other multi platform development systems based on the language BASIC: Xojo http://www.xojo.com/index.php and PureBasic http://www.purebasic.fr/english/ , which moreover uses embedded 32 Bit / 64 Bit Assembler if need be.