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WChess 1.06

Post by AdminX » Wed May 09, 2018 12:54 am

I don't think there is, but just to be sure ... I came across a old cd of Majestic Chess (aka: WChess 1.06). Is there a way to run it outside of it's interface like you can with Chessmaster?

Thanks

It still works under Windows 10, what a surprise. :D
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Re: WChess 1.06

Post by tmokonen » Wed May 09, 2018 2:20 am

I was looking at a few old CCC archive threads in the Winboard forum...

https://www.stmintz.com/ccc/index.php?id=311552
https://www.stmintz.com/ccc/index.php?id=311603

One of the replies in the first thread says that wchess.exe runs as a Winboard engine, but only if the Majestic Chess GUI is running and the CD is in the drive, and even after that it moves instantly.

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Re: WChess 1.06

Post by karger » Wed May 09, 2018 5:51 am

Wchess1.06 is an extremely aggressive WB engine.

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Re: WChess 1.06

Post by AdminX » Wed May 09, 2018 9:28 am

tmokonen wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:20 am
I was looking at a few old CCC archive threads in the Winboard forum...

https://www.stmintz.com/ccc/index.php?id=311552
https://www.stmintz.com/ccc/index.php?id=311603

One of the replies in the first thread says that wchess.exe runs as a Winboard engine, but only if the Majestic Chess GUI is running and the CD is in the drive, and even after that it moves instantly.
Thanks for you assistance. I seem to get it to run as an winboard engine, but it does not run properly. The program responds instantly after every move. It does not seem to matter with or without cdrom in the drive. I will try a little more. Thanks for your help.
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Re: WChess 1.06

Post by F.Huber » Wed May 09, 2018 10:47 am

AdminX wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 9:28 am
I seem to get it to run as an winboard engine, but it does not run properly. The program responds instantly after every move. It does not seem to matter with or without cdrom in the drive. I will try a little more.
Well, this engine requires to get a special code via KITTINX from the GUI (similar to the OPK number of TheKing engine).
I've patched this engine many years ago, so that it works also with a fixed code number (without needing the GUI).

Since Dave Kittinger already gave his permission here in the forum some time time ago to publish my patched DOS-version
of WChess, I guess it's also no problem to upload this patched WB-version of WChess:
https://www70.zippyshare.com/v/VbyuhXHb/file.html

It only works correctly as UCI-version using the included WB2UCI adaptor, i.e. you have to install WChessUCI.exe (NOT WinChess.exe)!

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Re: WChess 1.06

Post by AdminX » Wed May 09, 2018 11:35 am

F.Huber wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 10:47 am
AdminX wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 9:28 am
I seem to get it to run as an winboard engine, but it does not run properly. The program responds instantly after every move. It does not seem to matter with or without cdrom in the drive. I will try a little more.
Well, this engine requires to get a special code via KITTINX from the GUI (similar to the OPK number of TheKing engine).
I've patched this engine many years ago, so that it works also with a fixed code number (without needing the GUI).

Since Dave Kittinger already gave his permission here in the forum some time time ago to publish my patched DOS-version
of WChess, I guess it's also no problem to upload this patched WB-version of WChess:
https://www70.zippyshare.com/v/VbyuhXHb/file.html

It only works correctly as UCI-version using the included WB2UCI adaptor, i.e. you have to install WChessUCI.exe (NOT WinChess.exe)!

Franz
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You very much! :D
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Re: WChess 1.06

Post by fern » Wed May 09, 2018 4:52 pm

F.Huber wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 10:47 am
AdminX wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 9:28 am
I seem to get it to run as an winboard engine, but it does not run properly. The program responds instantly after every move. It does not seem to matter with or without cdrom in the drive. I will try a little more.
Well, this engine requires to get a special code via KITTINX from the GUI (similar to the OPK number of TheKing engine).
I've patched this engine many years ago, so that it works also with a fixed code number (without needing the GUI).

Since Dave Kittinger already gave his permission here in the forum some time time ago to publish my patched DOS-version
of WChess, I guess it's also no problem to upload this patched WB-version of WChess:
https://www70.zippyshare.com/v/VbyuhXHb/file.html

It only works correctly as UCI-version using the included WB2UCI adaptor, i.e. you have to install WChessUCI.exe (NOT WinChess.exe)!

Franz
When pushing the button to download I gate a page about food...:-(
yes, yes, I am the old man that cannot get nothing working....
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Re: WChess 1.06

Post by F.Huber » Wed May 09, 2018 4:58 pm

fern wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 4:52 pm
When pushing the button to download I gate a page about food...:-(
yes, yes, I am the old man that cannot get nothing working....
Fern
Well, you should complain at ZippyShare - maybe they don't like your country!? ;)

Here's an other link - I hope this one will work for you:
https://www.solidfiles.com/v/gRz3DYrNXQgm6

Franz
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Re: WChess 1.06

Post by AdminX » Wed May 09, 2018 5:00 pm

fern wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 4:52 pm
F.Huber wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 10:47 am
AdminX wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 9:28 am
I seem to get it to run as an winboard engine, but it does not run properly. The program responds instantly after every move. It does not seem to matter with or without cdrom in the drive. I will try a little more.
Well, this engine requires to get a special code via KITTINX from the GUI (similar to the OPK number of TheKing engine).
I've patched this engine many years ago, so that it works also with a fixed code number (without needing the GUI).

Since Dave Kittinger already gave his permission here in the forum some time time ago to publish my patched DOS-version
of WChess, I guess it's also no problem to upload this patched WB-version of WChess:
https://www70.zippyshare.com/v/VbyuhXHb/file.html

It only works correctly as UCI-version using the included WB2UCI adaptor, i.e. you have to install WChessUCI.exe (NOT WinChess.exe)!

Franz
When pushing the button to download I gate a page about food...:-(
yes, yes, I am the old man that cannot get nothing working....
Fern
Hi Fern,

That is a zippyshare pop-up ad. Try right clicking on the download button and selecting 'save link as'
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Re: WChess 1.06

Post by Ponti » Fri May 11, 2018 6:20 am

Just for fun I made a match LCZero x WChess, 1 min. KO ,no opening books, 12 games,in Arena GUI.
Leela won 7-5 (5 wins, 4 draws,lost 3). Funny games !

1 game went on 198 moves, although WChess was defeated by time forfeit,the game continued (I don´t know why, maybe I messed up something in arena´s eng-match settings). WChess with R+B+P+K versus Leela´s Q+K.
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