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Alexander Schmidt
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Cray Blitz

Post by Alexander Schmidt » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:26 pm

Hi,

did anyone manage to compile CrayBlitz on Linux? I tried it with gfortran and fort77 but I am a totally newbie with Fortran.
fort77 -O -w -pipe -c options.f
options:
optlog2:
optitoc:
/tmp/fort77-3905-1.c:3036:22: error: conflicting types for ‘optitoc_’
3036 | /* Character */ VOID optitoc_(char *ret_val, ftnlen ret_val_len, char *char__,
| ^~~~~~~~
/tmp/fort77-3905-1.c:686:33: note: previous declaration of ‘optitoc_’ was here
686 | extern /* Character */ VOID optitoc_(char *, ftnlen, integer *);
| ^~~~~~~~
/usr/bin/fort77: aborting compilation
Did anyone try to make it Winboard compatible?

http://www.craftychess.com/downloads/crayblitz/

BTW: The windows executable by Jim Ablett doesn't work properly here (ubuntu/wine). It always moves instantly and it crashes often.

Best wishes,
Alex

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Re: Cray Blitz

Post by Dann Corbit » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:24 am

Matt Hull is doing that conversion. There are updates in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=72255&hilit=cray+blitz
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Re: Cray Blitz

Post by Alexander Schmidt » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:25 pm

Many thanks for the interesting link!

But I am more interested in the CrayBlitz version I posted. Would be great to create a winboard compatible version that emulates the speed of the Cray at that times.

Best wishes,
Alex

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Re: Cray Blitz

Post by JohnW » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:00 pm

Anyone know how you enter the moves? No matter what way I enter it, it responds the move is illegal.
It asks me if it should play white, no matter if I enter "Y" or "YES" it tells me it's my move.
Then when I enter a move like d4 or d2-d4 it tells it's illegal. I also tried Nf3 but it said it was illegal too.

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Re: Cray Blitz

Post by MikeB » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:50 pm

JohnW wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Anyone know how you enter the moves? No matter what way I enter it, it responds the move is illegal.
It asks me if it should play white, no matter if I enter "Y" or "YES" it tells me it's my move.
Then when I enter a move like d4 or d2-d4 it tells it's illegal. I also tried Nf3 but it said it was illegal too.
try "d2d4" - no hyphen
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Re: Cray Blitz

Post by Alexander Schmidt » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:39 pm

JohnW wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Anyone know how you enter the moves? No matter what way I enter it, it responds the move is illegal.
It asks me if it should play white, no matter if I enter "Y" or "YES" it tells me it's my move.
Then when I enter a move like d4 or d2-d4 it tells it's illegal. I also tried Nf3 but it said it was illegal too.
if you play white, it actually is your move :-) If you play black, you have to say "go".

Moves are done by short notation: e4, Pe4 or e2e4 should work.

Does this thing calculate under windows or also play instandly?

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Re: Cray Blitz

Post by JohnW » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:55 pm

Ok, well I figured out how to enter the moves but something seems out of whack. I had it play against the old Mephisto Amsterdam (simulator) on my PC and Cray Blitz just blundered one piece after the other. Cray Blitz played white, the moves were
my move 1. d3
your move 1. ... d5
my move 2. Nh3
your move 2. ... Bxh3
my move 3. e3??
your move 3. ... Bf5
my move 4. Be2
your move 4. ... e5
my move 5. Bf3
your move 5. ... Nc6
my move 6. a3
your move 6. ... Nf6
my move 7. b4
your move 7. ... e4
my move 8. a4
your move 8. ... exf3
my move 9. Bb2
your move 9. ... Bxb4+
my move 10. Nd2

development completed.

your move 10. ... fxg2
my move 11. d4
d4 opening recognized.

I quit here since it was pretty obvious that something is not working correctly

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Re: Cray Blitz

Post by Alexander Schmidt » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:55 am

JohnW wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:55 pm
Ok, well I figured out how to enter the moves but something seems out of whack. I had it play against the old Mephisto Amsterdam (simulator) on my PC and Cray Blitz just blundered one piece after the other. Cray Blitz played white, the moves were
Thanks, basically the same happens here.

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