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Robert Flesher
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Cstal DOS

Post by Robert Flesher » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:20 pm

For those who have not tried this fantastic old program. It runs perfectly under Dfend.

https://www.myabandonware.com/game/chess-system-tal-boc

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Re: Cstal DOS

Post by karger » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:20 pm

Aren't you posting a link to software that is a commercial product , it is not freeware or open source. Just because it is on an abandonware site does not make it legal to share. I do not believe Talkchess supports the sharing of commercial products for free. You should consider removing the link you posted.

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Re: Cstal DOS

Post by Robert Flesher » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:38 pm

karger wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:20 pm
Aren't you posting a link to software that is a commercial product , it is not freeware or open source. Just because it is on an abandonware site does not make it legal to share. I do not believe Talkchess supports the sharing of commercial products for free. You should consider removing the link you posted.

I am not sure, if that is the case the mods can remove it.

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Re: Cstal DOS

Post by Ovyron » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:55 am

Where can one buy it?

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Re: Cstal DOS

Post by karger » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:26 am

Nice try at baiting , oxyron

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Re: Cstal DOS

Post by Damir » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:32 am

What is your problem ? If you don't like it, you can just get the fuck out of it. :x :evil:

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Re: Cstal DOS

Post by Damir » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:34 am

The forum I mean.

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Re: Cstal DOS

Post by karger » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:44 am

LOL

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Re: Cstal DOS

Post by reflectionofpower » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:32 am

Ovyron wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:55 am
Where can one buy it?

put this in your search field - "chess system tal 2 download". Some versions are freeware supposedly. I am not promoting piracy. I am just relating something I found by doing a simple search. Thorsten would know way more about this than me.I was fortunate enough to be exposed to Chris when he was testing it so I got sent a version. I had many bloody battles against ferret with it. They were very interesting but ferret usually stomped my hiney in the games. Ferret was a very strong engine. Aggressive,attacking but accurate,always pushing you,great in the endgame. It really had no flaws in my opinion.
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Re: Cstal DOS

Post by mclane » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:40 pm

Yes CSTal dos is a nice program.
It shows a lot of engine information about tree and evaluation.

Of course it was made for playing against humans.

If you let it play against other engines you have to make sure the other engines are as old as CSTal, otherwise CSTal cannot hit because it is outsearched.
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