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by mathmoi
Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: A new chess engine : m8 (comming not so soon)
Replies: 30
Views: 9059

Re: A new chess engine : m8 (comming not so soon)

Perhaps you may try chess variant, say capablanca, 8 rows x 10 columns. Two pieces each are added in each side, one piece is a combination of knight and rook the other piece is a combination of knight and bishop. It is fun and interesting to explore the possibilities of these two new pieces over th...
by mathmoi
Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: A new chess engine : m8 (comming not so soon)
Replies: 30
Views: 9059

A new chess engine : m8 (comming not so soon)

For more than a decade now, I’ve been programming chess engines as a hoby on and off. However I’ve not seriously worked on my current engine, MatMoi VII for almost two years now. But I’m thinking about comming back to computer chess programming. If I do pick up chess programming again I will start o...
by mathmoi
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Variants supported by winboard in zippy mode.
Replies: 8
Views: 2008

Re: Variants supported by winboard in zippy mode.

Will an engine in Zippy mode will be allowed to play all theses variants through Winboard?
by mathmoi
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Variants supported by winboard in zippy mode.
Replies: 8
Views: 2008

Variants supported by winboard in zippy mode.

Hi,

Simple question : where could I find a list of variants supported by winboard to play on ICC or FICS?

Thanks,
by mathmoi
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Computer accounts on FICS and ICC
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

Computer accounts on FICS and ICC

Hi, A couple years ago I was running my engine on FICS and ICC and humans would play against it dozens of games per days. Since I recently resumed developpement on my engine recently I tried to have it play on ICC again (for some reasons my computer account is still active there, years after my huma...
by mathmoi
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Distribution of a PGN parser library
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Distribution of a PGN parser library

You're right.

I guess I'll provide a Makefile with a static and dynamic targets and instructions on how to use it as source.
by mathmoi
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Distribution of a PGN parser library
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Distribution of a PGN parser library

Hi, In the last couple of months I wrote a PGN parser library that I intend to open source. The library is written in C++, but I intend to provide a C wrapper and a Python module (I will personally need the python module for another project). I'm trying to plan how a client application could use my ...
by mathmoi
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Extract direction (ray) informations from two squares.
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: Extract direction (ray) informations from two squares.

Hi,

Lookup table it is then. I just wanted to make sure there was not an efficient/clever way to calculate this from the coordinates alone.

Thanks,
by mathmoi
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Extract direction (ray) informations from two squares.
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Extract direction (ray) informations from two squares.

Hi, While parsing SAN move to square t I sometimes find that the piece on square f is pinned to the king on square k. However if the direction (ray) defined by k-f is the same as the one defined by k-t, it means the pieces moves along the ray between it's king and the pinning piece (possibly capturi...