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by AndrewGrant
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00
Replies: 42
Views: 8214

Re: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00

Note that if there's a problem that can only be reproduced on a certain GUI it should be a GUI's bug, because any engine's bug should be reproducible from the Console (if the console works right, the GUI should work right, unless the GUI is doing something it's not supposed to.) It crashes on Scidv...
by AndrewGrant
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00
Replies: 42
Views: 8214

Re: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00

Marek is correct. Even in Fritz GUI Ethereal has issues probably with stops still and You can't use it as other UCI engines! ... I'm not sure what you think is the problem here? Is it the final ">>stop"? If so, that is what I would expect, and its the job of your GUI to again ask the engine to "go ...
by AndrewGrant
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00
Replies: 42
Views: 8214

Re: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00

If your GUI provides UCI logs, both input and output, I would be happy to look at it and address the issue as fast as possible. Here's what I get if I analyse from a middlegame position and then play the move suggested. >>uci <<id name Ethereal 12.00 <<id author Andrew Grant, Alayan & Laldon <<opti...
by AndrewGrant
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00
Replies: 42
Views: 8214

Re: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00

Thank you for your interesting engine! I use it for infinite analysis within Aquarium, where unfortunately it doesn't behave like other engines. (If I remember, previous versions of Ethereal were the same.) When the analysis is stopped, the engine doesn't unload properly and I have to kill it in Ta...
by AndrewGrant
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00
Replies: 42
Views: 8214

Re: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00

Thank you for your interesting engine! I use it for infinite analysis within Aquarium, where unfortunately it doesn't behave like other engines. (If I remember, previous versions of Ethereal were the same.) When the analysis is stopped, the engine doesn't unload properly and I have to kill it in Ta...
by AndrewGrant
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00
Replies: 42
Views: 8214

Re: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00

Very nice engine! Thanks Andrew. I have a small article on my site covering this release of Ethereal, some might find it interesting. https://www.chessncognac.com/ethereal-12-0-chess-engine-released-today-soon-to-be-crushed-by-stockfish-11-but-its-still-awesome/ Those with high-end machines, please...
by AndrewGrant
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Official Release of Ethereal 12.00
Replies: 42
Views: 8214

Official Release of Ethereal 12.00

Hello all, It has been about 3 months now since V11.75, and Ethereal is making quick progress due to massive contributions from Alayan, as well as the utility of OpenBench and the tuning mechanisms built into Ethereal. These patches include a wide range of improvements, including endgame scaling gai...
by AndrewGrant
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 142
Views: 19859

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

Isn't losing the gating piece when king is in check already punishment enough? It would be simpler to just allow gating every time the piece in front moves, and then let the consequences (e.g. gating piece being immediately captured being one of them) prevail. If the king is incheck, obviously the ...
by AndrewGrant
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Assumptions about King movement which hold under new rule sets
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Assumptions about King movement which hold under new rule sets

Suppose we are playing with a new piece set A, such that each piece in A can be describe as a union of PURE sliders and PURE jumpers, where sliders can be described as a subset of the queen's control (direction could vary, distance could vary, ...), and a pure jumper is a piece for which the ability...
by AndrewGrant
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Andscacs
Replies: 28
Views: 4754

Re: Andscacs

You can check here and work on these engines when interested : http://chess.grantnet.us/ Would be nice if more open sources engines could be included in this testframe. People just have to ask. OpenBench requires only a few changes for most engines. Only thing I ask of those who make use of the fra...