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McCain - Two Menu Drop Downs Plus

Post by MikeB » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:30 am

Two new menu items that some folks may appreciate

First ,we have a new drop menu for levels. For the levels shown, the computer type levels are labels, to fill in some gaps and to honor some of the pioneering chess computers and programs that were created in computer chess infancy. They were placed logically where I felt they should go, but there was no huge amount of energy spent. As an example , Cray Blitz had a performance level of close to or over 2600 in blitz games was searching close to or over 100,000 nps in the late 1980's. Here , McCain with the Cray Blitz level, using the latest software based on Stockfish 10, will search at about 10,000 nps - and for stockfish , 10,000 NPS is pretty darn close to 2600. The novice level will really play at the novice level as McCain will only search about 10-12 nodes per second. So if you give it 30 seconds, it might search 300 nodes in total.

Second feature being added is multi book option from a drop down menu.

McCain X will also include opening polyglot books based on current and past champions, as shown as the menu, The Champions book will also include a few other top players as well, These were all newly custom built books that will play the lines from either the white side or the black side based on games they played. There will be more randomness to the lines so all of the lines played will have a chance to be played, Only if the line was played at least twice by that player and he scored 50% or more was the opening included - so the books are not real big. They were also capped at 60 ply ( 30 moves). You will have the ability to switch from one book to another in mid game easily - so if you are playing the Fischer book and you get out of the Fischer book, you can easily switch it over to another book ( would require you to retract the non book mode etc in the GUI). For the Champions book, a line had to be played at least 3 times by the group with a record of 50% or more to make the cut. For this feature to work, all books will have to be located in the same folder as the McCain engine.

Anyway, fun times are ahead, as you can play the current and past champions - well, at least the openings they played anyway ... tested and works under the xBoard GUI, ymmv.

It will be very soon.
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Re: McCain - Two Menu Drop Downs Plus

Post by MikeB » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:33 am

For some reason the image did not make the first post.
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Re: McCain - Two Menu Drop Downs Plus

Post by AdminX » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:34 am

Awesome! :D
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Re: McCain - Two Menu Drop Downs Plus

Post by royb » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:34 pm

AdminX wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:34 am
Awesome! :D
I second that! Awesome!! Looking forward to downloading this when it becomes available.

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Re: McCain - Two Menu Drop Downs Plus

Post by BrendanJNorman » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:55 am

MikeB wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:30 am
Two new menu items that some folks may appreciate

First ,we have a new drop menu for levels. For the levels shown, the computer type levels are labels, to fill in some gaps and to honor some of the pioneering chess computers and programs that were created in computer chess infancy. They were placed logically where I felt they should go, but there was no huge amount of energy spent. As an example , Cray Blitz had a performance level of close to or over 2600 in blitz games was searching close to or over 100,000 nps in the late 1980's. Here , McCain with the Cray Blitz level, using the latest software based on Stockfish 10, will search at about 10,000 nps - and for stockfish , 10,000 NPS is pretty darn close to 2600. The novice level will really play at the novice level as McCain will only search about 10-12 nodes per second. So if you give it 30 seconds, it might search 300 nodes in total.

Second feature being added is multi book option from a drop down menu.

McCain X will also include opening polyglot books based on current and past champions, as shown as the menu, The Champions book will also include a few other top players as well, These were all newly custom built books that will play the lines from either the white side or the black side based on games they played. There will be more randomness to the lines so all of the lines played will have a chance to be played, Only if the line was played at least twice by that player and he scored 50% or more was the opening included - so the books are not real big. They were also capped at 60 ply ( 30 moves). You will have the ability to switch from one book to another in mid game easily - so if you are playing the Fischer book and you get out of the Fischer book, you can easily switch it over to another book ( would require you to retract the non book mode etc in the GUI). For the Champions book, a line had to be played at least 3 times by the group with a record of 50% or more to make the cut. For this feature to work, all books will have to be located in the same folder as the McCain engine.

Anyway, fun times are ahead, as you can play the current and past champions - well, at least the openings they played anyway ... tested and works under the xBoard GUI, ymmv.

It will be very soon.
This looks great, Mike - RIght up my alley. :lol:

Will definitely give it a try when it comes out.

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Re: McCain - Two Menu Drop Downs Plus

Post by peter » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:11 pm

MikeB wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:30 am
It will be very soon.
Great to hear, Mike!
If I may have even one more wish, it's Contempt adaptable to >(at least =) 300.
Guess you know, why.
:)
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Re: McCain - Two Menu Drop Downs Plus

Post by MikeB » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:20 am

peter wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:11 pm
MikeB wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:30 am
It will be very soon.
Great to hear, Mike!
If I may have even one more wish, it's Contempt adaptable to >(at least =) 300.
Guess you know, why.
:)
It's already in there ;)

Source is updated on GitHub - will start posting binaries as I get them.

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Re: McCain - Two Menu Drop Downs Plus

Post by peter » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:24 am

MikeB wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:20 am
It's already in there ;)

Source is updated on GitHub - will start posting binaries as I get them.
Thanks
:!:
Peter.

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Re: McCain - Two Menu Drop Downs Plus

Post by jmartus » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:48 pm

Any update on executable's?

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Re: McCain - Two Menu Drop Downs Plus

Post by MikeB » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:09 pm

jmartus wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:48 pm
Any update on executable's?
Exe's will be posted tomorrow.

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