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by Norm Pollock
Mon May 21, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Elostat
Replies: 3
Views: 1642

Re: Elostat

Also adjust the engine names. For example: "Shredder 10.0 64-bit" and "Shredder 10.0 x64" are considered by elostat to be 2 completely different engines. On a side note, let me mention that as a user of both CCRL and CEGT, I have noticed that the 2 services often use different names for the same eng...
by Norm Pollock
Thu May 10, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scid 3.6.14 released
Replies: 12
Views: 5266

Re: Scid 3.6.14 released

Can you precise what's going wrong ? It is the elo values with the asterisk "*" that cannot be exported to a pgn file. These elo values seem to be built-in. I took a pgn file, removed its elo values, converted to scid format, and found that some of the games had elo values with asterisks. Then when...
by Norm Pollock
Wed May 09, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scid 3.6.14 released
Replies: 12
Views: 5266

Re: Scid 3.6.14 released

Thanks Pascal.

Would it be possible to extend the ELO insertion process so that after an ELO insertion, an ELO tag is produced in pgn output? Right now the inserted ELO value stays internal to SCID, and disappears when the games in the database are output as a pgn file.
by Norm Pollock
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scid 3.6.13 released
Replies: 18
Views: 7935

Re: Scid 3.6.13 released

I made an option available that will make Scid more compliant to standards. I prefer to keep the old way around in case of any bad side effect. But I have a question : 1. e4 is the PGN standard, but after a variation, with black to move, what should be displayed : 2... e5 or 2. ... e5 ? 2. ... e5 T...
by Norm Pollock
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New release of 40H (2007.04.26)
Replies: 0
Views: 792

New release of 40H (2007.04.26)

There is a new release available for the "40H" collection of PGN utility tools. A new tool, "gameNum" has been added. It puts a game number comment before each game in a pgn file. Sample: {Game 501} For a brief description of all 20 programs, here is a short "overview" file: overview.txt To download...
by Norm Pollock
Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scid 3.6.13 released
Replies: 18
Views: 7935

Re: Scid 3.6.13 released

Thanks Pascal.

Any chance you will fix the bug with pgn output that does NOT leave a white space after the period following a move number? In other words, Scid outputs "5.Nf3" instead of "5. Nf3".
by Norm Pollock
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: empty ctg. book
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

Re: empty ctg. book

open a dos command window and type

copy con empty.ctg

then hit <enter>
then press <control> and hit <Z>

and you have it.
by Norm Pollock
Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Buggy pgn output from a CEGT & CCRL gui
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Re: Buggy pgn output from a CEGT & CCRL gui

A much more common "faulty" PGN interpretation is the lack of a white space between the dot after move number and the corresponding white move : "1.Nc3" (should be "1. Nc3"). Another common "fault" is incorrect writing of promotion moves. Some major GUI's do not produce strictly correct PGN. This i...
by Norm Pollock
Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Buggy pgn output from a CEGT & CCRL gui
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Re: Buggy pgn output from a CEGT & CCRL gui

<snipped> Some gui(s) used by both CCRL and CEGT produces pgns that violate an important pgn principle. [/code] I do not understand what is the importance of the principle that you give. I see no big problem if irrelevant information is posted. If the reason is size of the pgn then I think that it ...
by Norm Pollock
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Buggy pgn output from a CEGT & CCRL gui
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Buggy pgn output from a CEGT & CCRL gui

Some gui(s) used by both CCRL and CEGT produces pgns that violate an important pgn principle. This gui assumes there is ALWAYS ambiguity when 2 of the same pieces can move to the same square. However, if one of these pieces cannot legally move to the square, then the gui does not notice that there i...