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by bhlangonijr
Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: UCI documentation
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: UCI documentation

'eva'l is not defined by the UCI official spec, although this command is available in many engines (in Critter too). There is no such thing as a list of available commands, each engine can add its own stuffs not defined in the official spec. The best you can get is a good documentation about the ava...
by bhlangonijr
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI
Replies: 88
Views: 10181

Re: Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI

I did a 'compilation' for all the suggestions: 1) Better multi-engine analysis, not only pairing engines to analyse a given position but rather produce a better analysis by combining them together (but how??) 2) Better deep analysis of chess positions and flexible rules for excluding moves and runni...
by bhlangonijr
Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Meerkat Chess and Phoenix (UCI chess engines)
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: Meerkat Chess and Phoenix (UCI chess engines)

Norbert Raimund Leisner wrote:
Perhaps Windows binaries or jar-files can be created by any person of this chess forum?

Best wishes,

Norbert
Hi Norbert, both projects are still in early stage of development. There is not much in the source code. It can't play chess. Sorry.


Regards,
by bhlangonijr
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Most Popular Chess GUI
Replies: 41
Views: 7929

Re: Most Popular Chess GUI

ouachita wrote:This question has become increasingly relevant in light of the increased usage of TB.

For example, Chessbase says, "We plan that the DF 14 GUI program should support the Syzygy TableBases Format in the future."

If I omitted a popular one it will be added.
I use XBoard and SCID on Linux.
by bhlangonijr
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Don Dailey Tribute 8CPU
Replies: 68
Views: 17060

Re: Don Dailey Tribute 8CPU

Thanks Graham.
by bhlangonijr
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI
Replies: 88
Views: 10181

Re: Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI

It would be nice to have a window/terminal (not pop ups!) in which the engine dumps there whatever it wants, comments, emoticons etc. that it is part of a protocol. Is that the geeky dashboard you mentioned? Miguel A window for engines interacting with the user would be great. It is pretty much in ...
by bhlangonijr
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI
Replies: 88
Views: 10181

Re: Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI

carldaman wrote: Better deep analysis features would also be welcome. We're still in the dark ages when it comes to such features.
Interesting but can you elaborate a bit more on "Better deep analysis"? What tools/features/information would you like to have in?
by bhlangonijr
Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI
Replies: 88
Views: 10181

Re: Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI

I definitely would like a "comment" extension to the ici protocole, that would get text displayed by the GUI. It could either be purely chess-technical ("this endgame is won by black"...) or humorous ("hold your horses, meat bag!"...). I like that. Users in general are more engaged when there is mo...
by bhlangonijr
Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI
Replies: 88
Views: 10181

Re: Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI

Define "Geek dashboard". A "geeky dashboard" would be a information display that shows as much as possible about the computers thinking process. It could be displayed by using live charts and textually. In WinBoard an engine can print anything it likes in the Engine Output window. UCI info strings ...
by bhlangonijr
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI
Replies: 88
Views: 10181

Most wanted missing features for a chess GUI

The topic is hot this week. :) What would be a 'killer' feature you would like to have in a chess GUI? Gaviota engine from Miguel Ballicora displays emoticons in the PV line printout according to the evaluation of the game. Would that be a good idea extending it to the GUI showing different animated...