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by ozziejoe
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 6854

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

ah that did it. thank you!

is there a way to simultaneously view book and engine output?
by ozziejoe
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 6854

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

so i got rossetta installed and sigma chess opens, but nothign runs. I mean you can click infinite analysis and nothign runs. pathetic.. I mean, if I hit "go" it will run for that exact move, but i can't seem to make a move whilst it analyzes. Am i missing something here. Surely i can move the piece...
by ozziejoe
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 6854

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

ok, bought shredder too. must hide credit card bill from wife..

Shredder is indeed simple and so far robust gui. I like the ability to update the opening book on the web. It is a pity the engine is not a 100 points closer to the other top engines. Is stefan still trying to improve it much?
by ozziejoe
Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 6854

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

my recommendation is that if you have a new macbook pro, do not purchase hiarcs. I'll wait to see what support says, and pass on if there is a resolution
by ozziejoe
Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 6854

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

sigh. 80 bucks later and stuck on "finding software update" screen.....
by ozziejoe
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 6854

what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

Just switched to mac and am a bit clueless about what chess engines work with it. any help would be appreciated
by ozziejoe
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Very Novel Idea Concerning Vas- BE FAIR
Replies: 179
Views: 42399

Re: A Very Novel Idea Concerning Vas- BE FAIR

Hi Robert, you were one of the ones i argued against at the begining of the Rybka affair, and I can now say I was probably wrong and you were probably right.

I can't believe I long for the days when Ruffian ruled the world (or was a close second) and computer chess seemed a little simpler.
by ozziejoe
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Very Novel Idea Concerning Vas- BE FAIR
Replies: 179
Views: 42399

Re: A Very Novel Idea Concerning Vas- BE FAIR

You argued "Vas behaved unethically but so did others". I don't think this is a strong defense, to say the least
by ozziejoe
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Very Novel Idea Concerning Vas- BE FAIR
Replies: 179
Views: 42399

Re: A Very Novel Idea Concerning Vas- BE FAIR

I changed my mind about rybka. I bought earlier version and most recently rybka 4. I even defended rybka repeatedly on this forum, based on the observation that it produced such different assessments than fruit (which i also bought btw). However, gradually the evidence has built against rybka. I lea...
by ozziejoe
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rybka 4 Bugfix...... Soon!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3546

Re: Rybka 4 Bugfix...... Soon!!!

wow, houdini sacs three pawns for positional compensation (i.e.., no clear win), and goes on to crush