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BeatMachine

Re: Pocket PC Thinkerboard opening book?

Post by BeatMachine » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:36 pm

hi Werner ,

I found some good books for Thinkermobile and other Guis for pocket pc in this link :

http://raitpref.hotbox.ru/ct-file.htm

BeatMachine

Re: Pocket PC Thinkerboard update

Post by BeatMachine » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:45 pm

It's question of time :wink:, i'm just waiting for this release .

Thank you Lance !

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Re: Pocket PC Thinkerboard update

Post by CThinker » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:58 am

I finally got the UI to work on Pocket PC 2002, and tested it on a used Dell Axim that I got just days ago.

However, the engines still only work on PPC 2003 and newer PDAs. I made PPC 2002 specific builds for the engine DLLs, but still a no go - they would load but would not communicate with the UI.

For now, you should be able to use your PPC 2002 device to play on FICS and ICC. And btw, I also threw in some improvements to the built-in time seal.

As usual, its available from the chessthinker site.

Cheers!

BeatMachine

Re: Pocket PC Thinkerboard update

Post by BeatMachine » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:04 am

Thank you very much Lance :D !

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Re: Pocket PC Thinkerboard update

Post by James Constance » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:51 am

Hi Lance

The latest versions of the Thinker Engine don't work on my WM5 PPC. If I try to play a game against Thinker, Thinker doesn't make any moves, and the application quickly crashes. Crafty and Amy still seem to be OK.

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Re: Pocket PC Thinkerboard update

Post by CThinker » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:05 am

I suspect that it is due to the lack of memory.

Please try editing the MobileThinkerBoardCfg.txt file, and change the Thinker engine DLL to:

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Engine ThinkerWCEDLL.dll hashsize=3
If that does not work still, try a hashsize of 1.

I actually have code in there that detects the available memory and adjusts the hashsize if it won't fit. Maybe in WM5, it does not work correctly.

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Re: Pocket PC Thinkerboard update

Post by James Constance » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:45 am

Hi Lance

I usually have about 11Mb of RAM to play with.

I tried setting the hash to 3 and then to 1, but the behaviour was the same. On the 3m + 1s, with Thinker playing black, after I make the first move, Thinker's clock counts down to 2:54 and then the application disappears!

Hope this is useful info.

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Re: Pocket PC Thinkerboard update

Post by CThinker » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:55 pm

The program is terminating because of stack memory overflow in the recursive search.

I suggest that you free-up some more memory and try again (starting with hashsize=1).

I'll do something with the engine to reduce its memory requirement. But that fix would take a while. For now, you would have to make sure that there is enough free memory for the engine to run.

Cheers!

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Re: Pocket PC Thinkerboard update

Post by James Constance » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:17 am

Hi Lance

There's no more memory for me to free up - after a soft reset my ipaq 1950 only has about 12.5Mb. As I said before, even with the hash=1, the program crashed.

Good Luck!

James

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