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For fans of old chess computers

Post by F.Huber » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:18 pm

Hi,

some time ago we have already talked about my CB-Emu program, which emulated about 40 old Mephisto chess computers.
Now there's a new extented version with 40 additional emulations of Fidelity devices.

If anyone is interested - here's the full package:
http://www8.zippyshare.com/v/uKgVNf8b/file.html

And here todays small update with a new feature (only the EXE):
http://www106.zippyshare.com/v/Ljyxh1f9/file.html

Manuals for all these old chess computers can be found on Alain Zanchetta's website:
http://www.zanchetta.net/
(just click on 'Documentations')

Regards,
Franz

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Post by Daniel Anulliero » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:53 pm

hi franz
Very great !
I'm an old chess macchine collector and your emulator made me very happy!
The legends are alive :)
Thank you very much for sharing
all the bests
dany

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Re: For fans of old chess computers

Post by fern » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:00 pm

Hi:
Great job, but after examining some of the machines, there are some bugs. Sometimes a piece transform in a pawn, other the engine give pieces, etc. Champion english is one of them.

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Post by gordonr » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:26 pm

Thanks Franz

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Post by GONeill » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:42 am

Thank you Franz!

On Ed Schröder's site he has a download for UCI versions of some of the Mephisto programs, using Messtiny.exe:

http://rebel13.nl/dedicated/dedicated%20as%20uci.html

Is it possible to convert some of these additional engines into UCI in the same way?

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Post by ZirconiumX » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:17 am

GONeill wrote:Thank you Franz!

On Ed Schröder's site he has a download for UCI versions of some of the Mephisto programs, using Messtiny.exe:

http://rebel13.nl/dedicated/dedicated%20as%20uci.html

Is it possible to convert some of these additional engines into UCI in the same way?
He uses WB2UCI, if I remember correctly.
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Post by F.Huber » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:41 am

fern wrote:Hi:
Great job, but after examining some of the machines, there are some bugs. Sometimes a piece transform in a pawn, other the engine give pieces, etc. Champion english is one of them.
Well Fernando, there are no bugs in the program, there are only bugs in the user. :mrgreen:

First, for some of the modules very short or fast mouseclicks are not always recognized (as mentioned in my description), just because these (real) machines are rather slow.
And second, for special moves (like capturing, enpassent, pawn promotion etc.) you'll have to know HOW to execute these moves correctly, so looking at my (short) descriptions or (better) into the manuals would be a good idea.

Franz

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Post by F.Huber » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:45 am

GONeill wrote:
On Ed Schröder's site he has a download for UCI versions of some of the Mephisto programs, using Messtiny.exe:

http://rebel13.nl/dedicated/dedicated%20as%20uci.html

Is it possible to convert some of these additional engines into UCI in the same way?
Hi Graham,

of course this WOULD be possible (in principle), but it would be VERY MUCH work, and I'm not interested at all in any WB/UCI versions of these old chess computers.
So don't expect anything like this from me ...

Franz

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Post by fern » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:15 pm

You are right.
Going to the shrink to do the repairs...
:-)

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Post by F.Huber » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:40 pm

fern wrote:You are right.
Going to the shrink to do the repairs...
:-)
If you had told a bit more detailed, what problems you had (which machine? what did you do? what happened?), then I would certainly be able to give you a better answer how to avoid these 'bugs' (or better: problems).

Franz

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