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by RichV
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 74
Views: 7637

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

HGM, Being very much a visual learner, I created a graphic of the 12x12 portion of the 16x16 for Fairy-Max with all the squares annotated. Then I transferred the square numbers to my CirSquare 96 board, which helps see the actual moves on my board relative to the 12x12. I just posted the new page on...
by RichV
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 74
Views: 7637

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

HGM, I made a long response to your last post, but when I hit Preview, the system made me log in again and I lost my entire response. It is 1 am and have to go to be bed now. I will recreate my entire response tomorrow. The only problems I initially saw was the Knight moves from spaces 0, 11, 176, a...
by RichV
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 74
Views: 7637

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

HGM, Will Fairy-Max be able to handle the mixed possible moves for the Archer, Catapult, and extended Knight? They have some moves that are capture moves and some that are only repositioning (non-capture) moves. The Archer (diagonal moves) and Catapult (orthogonal moves) move 1, 2, or 3 spaces but o...
by RichV
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 74
Views: 7637

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

HGM, you are a programming genius! Beautiful job, even though it looks really 'funky', it works beautifully visually. The real work is going to be as you said a lot of perfect hand creation of the movement tables. The moves are going to be tricky through the four 16 square corner areas of the board....
by RichV
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 74
Views: 7637

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

Since I can't post an image, here is my revised Classes of Chess Pieces table as text. I divided all the original ZoG values (except the Pawns; Swordsmen and Spearmen are strong Pawns) by 2. Do these values look more realistic for the CirSquare 96 board? Thrones Chess II-V Piece Values and Classes (...
by RichV
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 74
Views: 7637

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

It means that you cannot post attachments on this forum. You would have to host the image somewhere else, and then link to it from here. My WinBoard attempt looks like this: http://hgm.nubati.net/cirsqr.png Since the background basically is a free-form drawing, I suppose I could deform the 'squares...
by RichV
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 74
Views: 7637

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

HGM, I tried to drag-and-drop the tables image onto the post, but I got this error: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.

I don't know what that means. How can I correctly add a .jpg file? Do I have to use a different image file type?
by RichV
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 74
Views: 7637

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

HGM, in continuing to discuss my attempt to create a dozen classes for chess pieces to use with my chess Action cards, you had indicated earlier that my values were much too high. I agree. I know that the more dynamic nature of the CirSquare board, the 'fork in the road' aspect of the 4 triangular s...
by RichV
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 74
Views: 7637

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

BTW, if you are interested I can make an attempt to convert Fairy-Max for playing on a CirSquare board. You would have to remind me a bit of how exactly sliders move through a triangle; I vaguely recal that you wrote on chess.com that their trajectory forks there, but that they are allowed to do th...
by RichV
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 74
Views: 7637

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

Well, for this thread specifically, it might just be outright impossible to classify the pieces, because the cards in the game, which are hidden information, could just change their value drastically. Imagine that there's a special kind of pawn, that only captures towards the edge, and can't promot...