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Modern Times
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Re: Crafty 23.8 builds

Post by Modern Times » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:34 pm

XP is maybe the issue there.

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Re: Crafty 23.8 builds

Post by bob » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:52 pm

Martin Thoresen wrote:
bob wrote: You might have covered these, but I will ask to be sure.

1. what is the position you are using (FEN).

2. what EGTBs are you using? 5? 6?

I slightly modified the way EGTBs are probed (depth-wise) but I have not seen any hangs and can't imagine why such would happen...
1: Any position (the particular examples I posted in the earlier post: rn1qkb1r/2p2ppp/p3pn2/1p2N3/3P4/N5P1/PP2PPbP/R1BQ1RK1 w kq - 0 10 )
2: 5 men

Thanks,
Martin
Hmm. I can't make it fail here. At least with board or in console mode.

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Re: Crafty 23.8 builds

Post by bob » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:54 pm

Martin Thoresen wrote:
Graham Banks wrote:Martin - try this rc configuration.
First line is a blank line.
I use Peter's build.


mt=16
egtb
tbpath=C:\EGTB\Nalimov\
hash=1024M
hashp=128M
cache=128M
ponder off
learn 0
book off
log=off
exit
Hi Graham,

By adding the space in the first line, the output is normal. But Crafty does not respect any of the below options, like mt and hash size etc...

So we're getting closer... :)
Can you just start it up, terminate it, and post the log file here???

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Re: Crafty 23.8 builds

Post by bob » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:56 pm

Martin Thoresen wrote:
Graham Banks wrote: Try equalising the hash and hashp at 512M each.
Did not matter. BUT! I solved it. All the crafty.rc required was a blank new line at the end, after the exit command.

Thanks to everyone for their help.

Best,
Martin
Actually what it requires (assuming windows) is a CR/LF on the end of the LAST line. If you use something like notepad to create that file, it will leave that off. Adding a blank line solves it because the last real line now has a cr/lf.

The problem with the above is that with the cr/lf missing, the last command goes into the input buffer, but it is not complete. The NEXT command, which comes from stdin, is simply appended and that will end up ignoring the second command...

I had forgotten about this, but it is a known windows issue.

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Re: Crafty 23.8 builds

Post by bob » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:57 pm

Modern Times wrote:Weird, I think my craft.rc ends cleanly with the exit command, no line after that.
If you build it correctly, it should work as you have it. Notepad is bad about leaving off the CR/LF from the last line in a file. And that will certainly break things.

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Re: Crafty 23.8 builds

Post by Modern Times » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:05 pm

Notepad++ shows that I have a CRLF after the exit, and a blank line after that, so that is why all is well for me then.

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Re: Crafty 23.8 builds

Post by Peter Skinner » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:10 pm

Sedat Canbaz wrote:http://www.crabaware.com/crafty/crafty_win.zip
http://www.kikrtech.com/crafty-23.8-builds.zip

Unfortunately no one worked on my system, exception crafty-23.8-x86

I need crafty-23.8-x64

My system
Win XP x64 Pro
QX9650 3.0GHz
That is an XP issue. I will post new builds shortly for XP x64.

Peter
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