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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney September

Post by hgm » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:24 pm

Sure, just be logged on!

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney September

Post by zd3nik » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:09 pm

hgm wrote:The monthly on-line engine blitz tourney for September will take place on:

Saturday September 19, 3pm Boston time (21:00 Amsterdam time)

To connect:

winboard -zp -ics -icshost winboard.nl -icshelper timeseal -fcp ENGINE.exe -fd ENGINEFOLDER -autoKibitz

(for UCI engines, add -fUCI)
I'm using xboard for the first time and there isn't a -zp command line option? Does that matter? Is there an alternative?

I also get kicked out immediately if I add the -ucshelper timeseal option.

I can login if I leave the -zp and -ucshelper timeseal options off. But my engine doesn't move when I start a match against POS.

I have xboard 4.7.3 (comes with Fedora 22).

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney September

Post by hgm » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:14 pm

The -zp ('zippy mode') option is essential; it tells XBoard it has to use BOTH an engine and connect to the ICS. The zippy code is not by default included in XBoard. It has to be switched on during the building process with an option to ./configure:

./configure --enable-zippy --with-gtk
make
sudo make install

Apparently the version distributed with Fedora has not been built this way. So I guess you would have to install a zippy-enabled XBoard from source.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney September

Post by zd3nik » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:35 pm

hgm wrote:The -zp ('zippy mode') option is essential; it tells XBoard it has to use BOTH an engine and connect to the ICS. The zippy code is not by default included in XBoard. It has to be switched on during the building process with an option to ./configure:

./configure --enable-zippy --with-gtk
make
sudo make install

Apparently the version distributed with Fedora has not been built this way. So I guess you would have to install a zippy-enabled XBoard from source.
Tried building using --with-gtk and the resulting binary gives me a blank window. Uninstalled and rebuilt without the --with-gtk option (uses Xll, Xaw) and same problem but there are at least some empty squares getting drawn on the blank window.

Any other suggestions?

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney September

Post by zd3nik » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:37 pm

Here's the config summary (without --with-gtk option):

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 Configurations summary:

        prefix:          /usr/local       
        datarootdir:     ${prefix}/share  
        datadir:         ${datarootdir}      
        gamedatadir:     $(datadir)/games/xboard  
        desktopdir:      $(datadir)/applications   
        mimedir:         $(datadir)/mime/packages      
        iconsdir:        $(datadir)/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps     
        svgiconsdir:     $(datadir)/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps  
        infodir:         ${datarootdir}/info   (info files will go here)
        sysconfdir:      ${prefix}/etc   (xboard.conf will go here)

        update mimedb:   yes

        NLS support:     yes

        GTK:             no
        Xaw3d:           no
        Xaw:             yes

        ptys:            pipes
        zippy:           yes
        sigint:          yes

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney September

Post by zd3nik » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:47 pm

I was able to get winboard under wine working (sort of). The command input box isn't handling line endings correctly. Treats every ENTER as 2 returns. So I couldn't log in at first, but a copy/paste of the username and password together got passed that.

Hopefully there aren't any commands I need to enter that expect a second input after the first command, 'cuz if they do they're gonna get an empty string for the second input.

Anyone know how to fix this?

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney September

Post by flok » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:56 pm

Why not use xboard instead? No need for wine.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney September

Post by zd3nik » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:54 pm

flok wrote:Why not use xboard instead? No need for wine.
For the reasons shown in the previous few posts.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney September

Post by flok » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:57 pm

zd3nik wrote:
flok wrote:Why not use xboard instead? No need for wine.
For the reasons shown in the previous few posts.
oh right!

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney September

Post by hgm » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:36 pm

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:Tourney Players: Round 9 of 9 
:
:     Name              Rating Score Perfrm Upset  Results 
:     ----------------- ------ ----- ------ ------ ------- 
:  1 +Texel             [2157]  7.5  [2218] [   0] +29w +02b +11w =03w =08b =05b +04w +09w +10b 
:  2 +EXchess           [1959]  7.0  [2008] [ 186] +26b -01w +23w +22b -05w +29b +14w +08w +04b 
:  3 -ChengRB           [2098]  6.5  [2128] [  29] +19w +15b +12w =01b +07w -04b -10w +05b +09w 
:  4 -Fizbo             [2064]  6.5  [2091] [  34] +22w +16b =05w +18w +11b +03w -01b +10b -02w 
:  5 -Rookie            [1899]  6.5  [2125] [ 691] +33w +07b =04b =08w +02b =01w +06b -03w +11b 
:  6 -FruitReload       [1973]  6.0  [1828] [   0] +25w -18b +22w -10w +19b +17b -05w +20w +14b 
:  7 +NightmareX        [2062]  5.5  [1966] [   0] +13w -05w +19b +15w -03b +08w -09b =11w +18b 
:  8 +ArasanX           [2040]  5.5  [1933] [  58] +23w +10w =18b =05b =01w -07b +15w -02b +21w
:  9 -Goldbar           [1972]  5.5  [1905] [  90] -21w +24b +13w +17b +29b =10w +07w -01b -03b 
: 10 +Almere            [1860]  5.5  [1918] [ 407] +34w -08b +26w +06b +18w =09b +03b -04w -01w 
: 11 +WaDuuttie         [2012]  5.0  [1946] [  25] +20w +17b -01b +16w -04w =15b +18w =07b -05w 
: 12 +NightmareA        [1971]  5.0  [1749] [   0] +30w +21b -03b -29w +13w -14b +19w =15b =16w 
: 13 +Spartacus         [1593]  5.0  [1729] [ 417] -07b +33w -09b +27w -12b +26w +16b -14w +24w 
: 14 +Laser             [   0]  5.0  [1767] [8051] -18w +25b -17w +20b +21w +12w -02b +13b -06w 
: 15 +rpiStockfish      [1948]  4.5  [1805] [  43] +27b -03w +20w -07b +23w =11w -08b =12w =19b 
: 16 +Bliep             [1916]  4.5  [1674] [  27] +32b -04w +21w -11b +26w -18b -13w +28b =12b
: 17 -Tornado           [1809]  4.5  [1740] [   0] +31b -11w +14b -09w +25b -06w +23w -18b =20w 
: 18 +Sillycon          [1717]  4.5  [1934] [ 708] +14b +06w =08w -04b -10b +16w -11b +17w -07w 
: 19 +rpiTogaII         [1622]  4.5  [1781] [ 216] -03b +27w -07w +30b -06w +28b -12b +23w =15w 
: 20 -Lozza             [1550]  4.5  [1714] [ 366] -11b +31w -15b -14w +33b +25w +29w -06b =17b 
: 21 +Zurichess         [1425]  4.5  [1769] [1092] +09b -12w -16b =28w -14b +22w +30b +29w -08b 
: 22 -Nemeton           [1608]  4.0  [1563] [  67] -04b +32w -06b -02w -28b -21b +31w +27b +33w 
: 23 +Joker             [1575]  4.0  [1616] [ 212] -08b +34w -02b +33w -15b +24w -17b -19b +28w 
: 24 +BitFoot           [1687]  3.5  [1439] [   0] =28w -09w -29b -26b +27w -23b +34b +25w -13b
: 25 -Schooner          [1512]  3.5  [1483] [  81] -06b -14w =28b +32b -17w -20b +33w -24b +30w 
: 26 +Barbarossa        [1396]  3.5  [1557] [ 439] -02w +30b -10b +24w -16b -13b -28w +34w =31b 
: 27 +Isa               [1323]  3.5  [1444] [ 393] -15w -19b +31w -13b -24b =30w +32b -22w +34b 
: 28 +KingSlayer        [   0]  3.5  [1511] [5315] =24b -29w =25w =21b +22w -19w +26b -16w -23b 
: 29 -Myrddin           [1662]  3.0  [1601] [ 347] -01b +28b +24w +12b -09w -02w -20b -21b -32w 
: 30 +microMax          [1405]  3.0  [1331] [ 135] -12b -26w +34b -19w =31w =27b -21w +32b -25b 
: 31 +SjaakIIx          [   0]  3.0  [1257] [3610] -17w -20b -27b +34w =30b -32w -22b +33b =26w 
: 32 -Abbess            [1214]  2.0  [1256] [ 909] -16w -22b -33b -25w -34b +31b -27w -30w +29b
: 33 +Skipper           [1163]  1.5  [1252] [  51] -05b -13b +32w -23b -20w =34w -25b -31w -22b 
: 34 +Embla             [1047]  1.5  [1210] [ 225] -10b -23b -30w -31b +32w =33b -24w -26b -27w 
:
:     Average Rating    1717.4 
:
After a few participants were suddenly hit by connection trouble Myrddin did not come back, and forfeited its last 3 games.

KingSlayer was the engine that last time participated under the name Simple.

I ran an old version of Sjaak II from the VM on my laptop to test XBoard in ICS mode.

Bitfoot had time trouble, and forfeited a lot of games on time.

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