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Banksia GUI released

Post by phhnguyen » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:27 am

Hi all,

I am glad to release my new program: Banksia GUI - a chess GUI. It is totally freeware and can run in almost all major operating systems, can do almost all typical tasks of a chess GUI.

Just list a few features:
  • Support both UCI and WinBoard protocols
  • Can play all types of games (human-human, human-computer, computer-computer, engine tournaments), support all popular tournament types
  • Good and high customizable graphics
  • Support databases, popular book formats (PGN, EDP, Polyglot)
  • Supports some new chess techniques/trends. For examples, it supports:
  • [+] Lc0: understand and show its stats in multi visual ways: tables (all columns are sortable), bubbles (customizable for sizes, colors and contents/which stats to show)
  • [+] chessdb.com: query for both opening and endgame positions
  • [+] syzygy: users can exam endgame positions
  • Engines, databases, books could be auto-downloaded and configurated
  • Easy to use. Many tasks could be done much easy and fast, such as auto-detecting engines, making/reusing tournaments

Home page: https://banksiagui.com

Download (temporary for alpha versions) pages: https://banksiagui.com/preview-versions

Current releases are alpha versions and just for computer chess enthusiasts. At the moment there are binaries for Windows 10-64 bit and macOS only. Other binaries (for Win 7, Linux) will be released later.

Banksia GUI is built based on our open-source Banksia - a chess tournament

Thank you a lot for downloading and using. Feedbacks, bug reports and ideas are warm welcomes



Some screenshots:

Easy for playing and for running tournaments:
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Support deeply Lc0:
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Simple:
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Query chessdb.cn:
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A friend sent me a screenshot when he was testing with 18 concurrent games:
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https://banksiagui.com
A freeware chess GUI, based on opensource Banksia - the chess tournament manager

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by Graham Banks » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:47 am

Looks good! :)
My email addresses:
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gbanksnz at yahoo.co.nz

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by giovanni » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:58 am

Thanks for sharing your software. Can you program perform interactive analysis a la IDEA in Aquarium?
https://chessok.com/?p=24457

There are several excelling free GUIs around (even with several overlapping function), but I haven't been able so far to find this feature.
Thanks again.

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by glennsamuel32 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:16 am

Thanks !!

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by Damir » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:57 am

Thank you so much. :) :)

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by maxdeg » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:33 am

Thank You !
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by Ovyron » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:07 am

Thanks phhnguyen.
giovanni wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:58 am
Thanks for sharing your software. Can you program perform interactive analysis a la IDEA in Aquarium?
https://chessok.com/?p=24457

There are several excelling free GUIs around (even with several overlapping function), but I haven't been able so far to find this feature.
Thanks again.
Oh yeah, I always go after giovanni and suggest the same thing. This is about storing a chess graph in a way that the user can have analysis of multiple engines and backsolve it. ChessDB is doing that but only with Stockfish and the user doesn't have a free alternative currently to do that.

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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by AdminX » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:11 am

Thanks, This might be a bug or feature that has not been enabled yet. However I am unable to change background color.

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PS: I would change it in the BanksiaGUI.ini file but I don't recognize the syntax. I would like it to be #efeae2.
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by Gabor Szots » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:19 am

Thanks for the new GUI.

However, I can't exit using the menu Exit command, only by clicking on the top-right x (as with other programs).
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Re: Banksia GUI released

Post by AdminX » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:22 pm

Thank you again, it is a pleasure to be working with another GUI. My engine matches seem to be working well and I like chessdb.cn access.

https://i.ibb.co/2tzqR9q/2019-11-18-10-14-46.jpg

PS: I notice that there are problems detecting Eman (4.41)
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