As of now it has not been disallowed.tiger wrote:
Rybwhat? Has this thing already been allowed to enter the next WCCC?
Probably, it seems Vas and Houdart have found a niche product involving the copy and paste of other peoples work, then change it enough to make it difficult to tell who's program it is and then sell it, or in the case of Houdini soon to be sold as Houdini 2.0.tiger wrote: Here are the main characteristics of the strongest engines in the world in the coming years:
- free (as in free beer, not free as "open")
- illegal (by Copyright infringment of either GPL code AND proprietary reverse-engineered code)
From now on, no amount of hard work or regulation will ever change this.
CT is a competitive program and everybody likes it the same as we like, Shredder, Hiarcs, Junior, etc.; however, the bottom line is Tiger is not competitive as a WCCChampion program. Even the unbeatable Shredder is fading back, so don't feel bad about it!!. It would be interesting to see how Tiger places, probably somewhere in the middle.tiger wrote: If the organizers of the official WCCC manage to get rid of illegal programs, great. I have put my name with many others in support of such an effort. But then people will consider these events as irrelevant because the strongest programs, illegal as they are, have been rejected. Does it answer your question?// Christophe
On a side note, you might want the Gambit Tiger program setting to kick-in when CT is losing, an aggressive setting often throws human players off their game. It does for me -:)