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Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:31 am
by cdani
Hello. So here it is the version for the second stage of TCEC. Is really a minor version, with luck +5 elo.

Changes:
* Improved various pawn structure evaluation parameters.
* Move search improvements.
* Improvement of various imbalances.
* Improvements in some endgames.

http://www.andscacs.com/downloads/andscacs0921.zip

As promised the source code:
www.andscacs.com/downloads/andscacs921src.zip

Is a Visual Studio 2013 solution. Also it contains a makefile for Linux.
Michael will try to make a Mac version, thanks to him!

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:41 am
by Nordlandia
Thanks Daniel

I'm curious about the imbalances tunes. Which pieces combinations is affected?

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:54 am
by Guenther
cdani wrote:Hello. So here it is the version for the second stage of TCEC. Is really a minor version, with luck +5 elo.

Changes:
* Improved various pawn structure evaluation parameters.
* Move search improvements.
* Improvement of various imbalances.
* Improvements in some endgames.

http://www.andscacs.com/downloads/andscacs0921.zip

As promised the source code:
www.andscacs.com/downloads/andscacs921src.zip

Is a Visual Studio 2013 solution. Also it contains a makefile for Linux.
Michael will try to make a Mac version, thanks to him!
Thanks a lot, I am very curious.
Moreover I wish you good luck in TCEC. Andscacs still undefeated after 21 rounds!

Guenther

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:58 am
by cdani
Nordlandia wrote:I'm curious about the imbalances tunes. Which pieces combinations is affected?
Knight and pawns vs rook
Bishop and pawns vs rook
Pawns vs Knight

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:20 am
by cdani
I forgot to mention that next versions will probably be closed source again.

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:41 am
by Damir
Thanks Daniel. It is amazing to see how strong Andscacs is in long games when playing in TCEC. You have done an amazing work so far.
Only 5 elo improvement ? I thought you and I had an agreement, that when you release new version, it is going to be 50 elo... :) :) :D

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:58 am
by Damir
I was wondering if you can add parameters to Andscacs like the one Texel has ? I very much like to tweak and tune the engines. The more parameters Andscacs has, the better :) :)

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:06 pm
by jpqy
Thank you Daniel..will be tested :wink:

JP.

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:29 pm
by thunderstruck
Hi Daniel,

I tried Andscacs 0.92.1 in Cutechess GUI under Linux and it doesn't start(segfault).
It does work starting from the command line in a terminal.
Version 0.92 worked in Cutechess GUI under Linux.
0.92.1 does work in Arena for Linux.

Kind regards,

Antonio

Re: Andscacs - New version 0.921 with source

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:04 pm
by Volker Pittlik
Thank you for this wonderful engine!

However, I can't build it on Linux (Fedora 26, g++ 7*). The source includes windows.h. After commenting that out I got more errors I couldn't solve yet.

Volker