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by Roland Chastain
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: time for new Arena Gui
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: time for new Arena Gui

Here is my proposition, very close to the current icon, but a little prettier (at least I hope so).
by Roland Chastain
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: time for new Arena Gui
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: time for new Arena Gui

oxymoron wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:29 am
It's time for a new version.
Yes, a new version with a new icon. Of course it isn't really important but the current application icon is really... ugly. I had worked myself on a new icon for Arena. I sent the project using the contact form on the website, but never got any answer.
by Roland Chastain
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine: belofte
Replies: 33
Views: 5104

Re: New engine: belofte

It seems that Belofte 0.9.8 is stronger than all the partners that I selected yesterday. :) But I have the impression that the Windows version is relatively weaker than the Linux version (unless it is my tests which are false). I don't get the same hierarchy under Windows and under Linux, I don't kn...
by Roland Chastain
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 5574

Alouette 0.1.0

Alouette 0.1.0 is available. Now the program uses an opening book in Spracklen format. I took this idea from the program La Dame Blanche by Marc-Philippe Huget.

Otherwise it's the same program, with small corrections here and there.
by Roland Chastain
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine: belofte
Replies: 33
Views: 5104

Re: New engine: belofte

Hello Yves! Thank you for your answer. I will made a compilation test under Windows with your latest code. Meanwhile, I am interested in finding 'bad' programs to pair belofte. I want to benchmark its improvements along the way. If your engines Alouette, Enxadrista and Ram are bad enough, could you ...
by Roland Chastain
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine: belofte
Replies: 33
Views: 5104

Re: New engine: belofte

Hello! Thank you for the Windows binary of v0.9.8. I am testing it, with CuteChess Cli. In one game Belofte played an illegal move, in fact an empty string (if I understand correctly). Here is my command line: %cc% -rounds 2 ^ -engine conf="Belofte 0.9.8" ^ -engine conf="Belofte 0.2.7" ^ -engine con...
by Roland Chastain
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Looking for opening books in TSCP format
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Looking for opening books in TSCP format

The CT800 has such a book format, though a bit modified. A trailing '?' indicates a bad move as usual, and 'x' indicates a move that's not bad but doesn't really fit the engine style. It has around 23k moves in 13k positions. Note that it isn't optimised for strength, but variety. The book is compi...
by Roland Chastain
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Looking for opening books in TSCP format
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Looking for opening books in TSCP format

Anton wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:24 pm
You might find the utility pgn-extract helpful.
Yes, indeed. I had never tried it, and I didn't imagine that it could do that. Thank you!

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pgn-extract -TwFischer -ofischerw.pgn --nosetuptags --plylimit 16 --nomovenumbers --noresults --notags -Wlalg --nochecks -w1000 fischer60games.pgn
by Roland Chastain
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Looking for opening books in TSCP format
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Looking for opening books in TSCP format

If you can read/parse SAN moves, it means you can read/parse easily a PGN file with multi-games! I suggest you use opening books in PGN format - they are just multi-games PGN files. It is a kind of standard but not TSCP books and you can find easily many PGN books on the Internet. If you still want...
by Roland Chastain
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alouette 0.0.1
Replies: 40
Views: 8482

Re: Alouette 0.0.1

CMCanavessi wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:57 am
Roland, I downloaded Alouette 0.0.9 and there are 2 binaries inside the zip file, alouette64 and random64. What is random64, a random mover? So kind of the same engine without eval?
Thank you for your question. Yes, the engine named random64 is a pure random mover, based on Alouette code.