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by Roland Chastain
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: N.E.G. 1.0 released
Replies: 26
Views: 6032

Re: N.E.G. 1.0 released

Guenther wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:37 am
Just in case, you know that POS needs cmd args?

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POS_120 --io-mode xboard" /fd=C:\Engines\WBJAVA\POS_120
Thank you for the information.
by Roland Chastain
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: N.E.G. 1.0 released
Replies: 26
Views: 6032

Re: N.E.G. 1.0 released

With CuteChess POS doesn't seem to work. I tried with WinBoard. It works, but unfortunately POS always loses on time. The time control was 40/4. What I don't understand is that Iota 0.1 always loses on time too, which doesn't happen with CuteChess, even with shorter time control. :| My Windows compu...
by Roland Chastain
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: N.E.G. 1.0 released
Replies: 26
Views: 6032

Re: N.E.G. 1.0 released

flok wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:46 pm
can you include POS (https://vanheusden.com/pos/)? Am curious how it scores with the others.
With pleasure. Unfortunately, I can't get the Linux version to work. :?

I will give it a try tomorrow under Windows.
by Roland Chastain
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: N.E.G. 1.0 released
Replies: 26
Views: 6032

Re: N.E.G. 1.0 released

N.E.G. 0.3 was actually a slightly modified version of my regular alpha-beta engine Joker, which was closed source. I haven't worked on that since 2008, and I am not even sure I do have sources, as this is many computers ago. The Ram 2.0 source is below. It should be linked with the MersenneTwister...
by Roland Chastain
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: N.E.G. 1.0 released
Replies: 26
Views: 6032

Re: N.E.G. 1.0 released

@H.G.Muller By the way, may I ask if you still have the source code of older versions? I have a Windows binary of N.E.G. 0.3, that I often use. I would have liked (if possible) to see the source code. Same question for Ram 2.0. It isn't easy to search for these engines on the web, because the names ...
by Roland Chastain
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: N.E.G. 1.0 released
Replies: 26
Views: 6032

Re: N.E.G. 1.0 released

Indeed. I see that it only recognizes a move as a promotion when there is a 'q' suffix, and otherwise doesn't promote it at all. So the Pawn remains a Pawn, and there is no check to resolve. I see. I could have suspected that the problem came from the unusual promotion on rook. :) BTW, the most obv...
by Roland Chastain
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: N.E.G. 1.0 released
Replies: 26
Views: 6032

Re: N.E.G. 1.0 released

It looks like I discovered a bug in NEG 1.2. Here is the PGN file. [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "2019.12.28"] [Round "5"] [White "Floyd 0.9"] [Black "NEG 1.2"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A04"] [Opening "Reti Opening"] [PlyCount "45"] [Termination "illegal move"] [TimeControl "40/60"] 1. Nf3 {+0.20/9 0.54s...
by Roland Chastain
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Eschecs, a simple GUI written in Pascal
Replies: 55
Views: 11647

Eschecs 5.0.2 released

Hello! Eschecs 5.0.2 is available . It's the second attempt to fix the bug reported by Martin (application freezing when a piece was dropped out of the chessboard). Now, when the user drags a piece out of the chessboard, the move is aborted. There are only binaries for Windows, since the Linux versi...
by Roland Chastain
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What are your Favorite Chess GUI's And Why..
Replies: 23
Views: 2985

Re: What are your Favorite Chess GUI's And Why..

Ovyron wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:14 am
6. LucasChess - To play engine tournaments with engines of different personalities or settings.
+1

Yes, LucasChess is great. For Shredder, it's a pity that the free version is limited in time.

From an aesthetic point of view, my favourite GUI is Mayura Chessboard.
by Roland Chastain
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What are your Favorite Chess GUI's And Why..
Replies: 23
Views: 2985

Re: What are your Favorite Chess GUI's And Why..

One GUI to rule them all !! SCID does everything I want, and more. It's free and open source. Also it's built with a scripting language, so many tasks can be automated without using the GUI. Is it possible to play against an engine in SCID? Of course! From the main window: Play->Serious Game pops u...