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Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Thu May 15, 2008 10:53 am

Update 16, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time) Jim is looking in to the problem as of nowJim is looking in to the problem as of now
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Brama 051204 (time losses)
Crux 5.0m (crashes about 10% of the time, decently strong engine)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
Kace 0.8.1 (time losses)
Knightmare BP (does not follow 3/0 or 1/1 time controls)
Joanna 2002 JA (time losses, about half of the games Joanna just doesnt move after out of book, if you restart the game it plays without problems, if you have enough time to sit through each Joanna game, you could restart the games were it doesnt respond.
Jim is looking in to the problem as of now)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Talvemanni 0.0.1 (does not follow any of the time controls xm+1sec, game in x or 40 moves in Xminutes)
Trynyty 1.0 (bugs that I am scared to explain)
Youk 1.05 (during compatibility test it resigned against me in a fairly equal position)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)
Jim Ablett wrote:[Yeh, right now! :)

Jim.
Thanks Jimbo...

By the way, is there any trick to making Armageddon 3.08 follow my time control?? It loses on time here, under its own GUI it works fine.

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Re: Any success with these engines

Post by beachknight » Thu May 15, 2008 11:07 am

Hi Tony,
is there any trick to making Armageddon 3.08 follow my time control?? It loses on time here, under its own GUI it works fine.
Armageddon 2.x versions worked in Win98 without problem, iirc.
I experience the same problem with latest versions in XP.

I am open to suggestions as well.

Best,
hi, merhaba, hallo HT

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Thu May 15, 2008 11:13 am

beachknight wrote:Hi Tony,
is there any trick to making Armageddon 3.08 follow my time control?? It loses on time here, under its own GUI it works fine.
Armageddon 2.x versions worked in Win98 without problem, iirc.
I experience the same problem with latest versions in XP.

I am open to suggestions as well.

Best,
Yes, I also remember not having any problems with the 2x versions..

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Re: Any success with these engines

Post by beachknight » Thu May 15, 2008 11:20 am

I just checked the website. Latest version of Armageddon is 2.308.

Lets correct :

Armageddon 2.2x- versions worked in Win98 without problem, iirc.

Best,
hi, merhaba, hallo HT

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Thu May 15, 2008 11:24 am

beachknight wrote:I just checked the website. Latest version of Armageddon is 2.308.

Lets correct :

Armageddon 2.2x- versions worked in Win98 without problem, iirc.

Best,
Trying to be politically correct I see, at least we both knew what we were talking about..I am going to give 247 a try.

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Thu May 15, 2008 1:37 pm

Update 17, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time) Jim is looking in to the problem as of nowJim is looking in to the problem as of now
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Brama 051204 (time losses)
Crux 5.0m (crashes about 10% of the time, decently strong engine)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
El-Turco 0.93 (crashes)
Fianchetto (doesnt move in some games)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
Kace 0.8.1 (time losses)
Knightmare BP (does not follow 3/0 or 1/1 time controls)
Joanna 2002 JA (time losses, about half of the games Joanna just doesnt move after out of book, if you restart the game it plays without problems, if you have enough time to sit through each Joanna game, you could restart the games were it doesnt respond.
Jim is looking in to the problem as of now)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Talvemanni 0.0.1 (does not follow any of the time controls xm+1sec, game in x or 40 moves in Xminutes)
Trynyty 1.0 (bugs that I am scared to explain)
Youk 1.05 (during compatibility test it resigned against me in a fairly equal position)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)


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Re: Any success with these engines

Post by swami » Thu May 15, 2008 2:14 pm

Tony, the list is updated.

http://computerchessblogger.googlepages.com/enginebugs

front page listing section specially created for you :)
http://computerchessblogger.googlepages.com/home

Thanks for the list.

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Thu May 15, 2008 2:28 pm

swami wrote:Tony, the list is updated.

http://computerchessblogger.googlepages.com/enginebugs

front page listing section specially created for you :)
http://computerchessblogger.googlepages.com/home

Thanks for the list.
I am not really sure what happend on my last post, but Jim is not looking at Akiba. He is taking a look at Joanna though..

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Thu May 15, 2008 2:31 pm

Update 18, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time)
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Brama 051204 (time losses)
Crux 5.0m (crashes about 10% of the time, decently strong engine)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
El-Turco 0.93 (crashes)
Fianchettodoesnt move in some games)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
Kace 0.8.1 (time losses)
Knightmare BP (does not follow 3/0 or 1/1 time controls)
Joanna 2002 JA (time losses, about half of the games Joanna just doesnt move after out of book, if you restart the game it plays without problems, if you have enough time to sit through each Joanna game, you could restart the games were it doesnt respond.
Jim is looking in to the problem as of now)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
MSCP 1.6g (working fine in human vs engine mode, losing on time in engine vs engine matches without making any moves)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Talvemanni 0.0.1 (does not follow any of the time controls xm+1sec, game in x or 40 moves in Xminutes)
Trynyty 1.0 (bugs that I am scared to explain)
Youk 1.05 (during compatibility test it resigned against me in a fairly equal position)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Mon May 19, 2008 12:26 pm

I have not made an update in few days, so here is the latest one. I hoped that the new version of Joana would help it get off the list, I am sad to announce that isnt the case. I doubt the problem has anything to do with time allocation. In about 20% of the games, Joana simply stops responding, it either misses a command, or does something weird that I cannot explain. I wish for a debug version or a log file so that we can get to the bottom of the issue. The engine is stable, no crashes, no illegal moves, no losses on time on the rest of the games. You can use it in tournaments if you are one of those tournament directors who watches all the games. MSCP is off the list for now, it did lose 2/20 games on time, so its still on the boarder.

Update 19, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time)
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Brama 051204 (time losses)
Crux 5.0m (crashes about 10% of the time, decently strong engine)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
El-Turco 0.93 (crashes)
Fianchetto (doesnt move in some games)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
iChess (I just cant get it to work)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
Joanna 2002 1.0
Joana DC by Juan Pablo Menoza (crashes, and subsequent time losses)
Kace 0.8.1 (time losses)
Knightmare BP (does not follow 3/0 or 1/1 time controls)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Talvemanni 0.0.1 (does not follow any of the time controls xm+1sec, game in x or 40 moves in Xminutes)
Trynyty 1.0 (bugs that I am scared to explain)
Youk 1.05 (during compatibility test it resigned against me in a fairly equal position)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)

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