How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

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daniel71
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How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

Post by daniel71 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:21 am

Can somebody please tell me how to download Syzygy tablebases without having to click on every single file? Also I encountered errors while downloading only 3 or 4 files, I started over several times then just gave up because the corruption of files never stopped. The website I tried using is: http://tablebase.sesse.net/syzygy/

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Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

Post by pferd » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:43 am

You could try using this torrent here:

http://oics.olympuschess.com/tracker/index.php

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Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

Post by daniel71 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:46 am

I never used a Torrent client before so I would need instructions on that also.

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Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

Post by Dirt » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:44 am

daniel71 wrote:I never used a Torrent client before so I would need instructions on that also.
If you're using Linux you should just be able to click on it. The program is called Transmission. Make sure you have enough disk space.
Deasil is the right way to go.

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Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

Post by MikeGL » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:02 am

daniel71 wrote:Can somebody please tell me how to download Syzygy tablebases without having to click on every single file? Also I encountered errors while downloading only 3 or 4 files, I started over several times then just gave up because the corruption of files never stopped. The website I tried using is: http://tablebase.sesse.net/syzygy/
In any Linux distro like Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, Gentoo etc,
there's a standard GNU tool called 'wget' you can use wget to download all syzygy files:

wget -c -r --no-parent -A "*" http://tablebase.sesse.net/syzygy/3-4-5/

If you are using Windows OS, there's a GNU port of wget util at
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm

Download this wget tool, install it, then issue the same wget command above to retrieve all syzygy files. No need to click files one by one, this single command will grab all syzygy files.
If your download is disrupted, re-issue the command to continue the download.

Same command as linux:

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wget -c -r --no-parent -A "*" http://tablebase.sesse.net/syzygy/3-4-5/

daniel71
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Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

Post by daniel71 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:14 pm

I ended up downloading a Torrent client. http://www.techradar.com/reviews/qbittorrent
This didn't work out so well, all the files downloaded overnight easy enough then when I used the files in Chessbase Komodo 9.1 I kept getting engine exception errors, I tried to reinstall Komodo and could not get it to work properly. Then I downloaded Stockfish 1513611027 Dev. Engine and kept getting the engine exceptions. Then I removed the tablesbases from being accessible to be used and everything ran perfect. It seems the Syzygy Tablebases are corrupted and unusable for me. I had purchased Chessbase 13 and never installed it so it included Endgame Turbo 4 Syzygy Tablebases so I'm stuck with this right now. I'm going to test this and see if this works. Has anybody encountered all these engine exception problems with Syzygy running on Chesbase products? Thanks for your help and Merry Christmas!

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Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

Post by syzygy » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:19 pm

If you're not able to download a larger file without errors, you probably have hardware problems or a very bad internet connection.

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Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

Post by daniel71 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:43 pm

I have a cable internet that is 150mb down and 5 up, no problem with my internet.
After I checked the Syzygy Chessbase 4 disc tablebases I had no problems with chess engines giving special exception error codes. What are the checksum that I seen talked about that lots of people have corrupted tablebases and was told to check the files? What do I download and how to use the checksum to fix corrupted tablebases? I already deleted the downloaded tablebases as they are corrupted. I would try again but not the torrent files.

I have no hardware problems.

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Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

Post by jhellis3 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:38 am

I have no hardware problems.
Lul....

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Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

Post by syzygy » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:36 am

daniel71 wrote:What are the checksum that I seen talked about that lots of people have corrupted tablebases and was told to check the files?
http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/tablebases-online/
See the entry under September 27, 2013.
I have no hardware problems.
There is not really any other explanation. Unless you were impatient and did not wait for the downloads to be completed.

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