Android GUI for UCI engines

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jshriver
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Android GUI for UCI engines

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Looks like Droidfish is no longer on the Play Store, what GUI do you all recommend that will allow using uci based arm linux builds?

Some of the "engine pack" apps are still available on the market including Stockfish 15.1. I've also seen mention of a new engine protocol called Ape Chess Engine Interface. Anyone have any further info on that ?

Appreciate the help.
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jshriver wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 8:17 amLooks like Droidfish is no longer on the Play Store
Use the F-Droid open source store where Droidfish still is: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.petero.droidfish/
what GUI do you all recommend that will allow using uci based arm linux builds?
No GUI in the Playstore will do that. Google has decided that programs that start programs that are not part of the GUI APK, e.g. chess GUIs starting chess engines installed independently, are no longer allowed in the Playstore. That's why Droidfish isn't there anymore.
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Thank you all very much.
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Re: Android GUI for UCI engines-Chess Engines Tournament APK

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jshriver wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 8:17 am Looks like Droidfish is no longer on the Play Store, what GUI do you all recommend that will allow using uci based arm linux builds?

Some of the "engine pack" apps are still available on the market including Stockfish 15.1. I've also seen mention of a new engine protocol called Ape Chess Engine Interface. Anyone have any further info on that ?

Appreciate the help.
-Josh
Chess For Android.......(Limited Only can use APK engine packs except the old versions which can use individual engines until self updates

I've Bee using Chess Engines Tournament for A few years Now....(4-5+ yrs) https://www.mediafire.com/file/rx5cd4bf ... .0.7z/file

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*Notes On How To Use This GUI.........Chess Tournament GUI is Flexible Free and has many features only found in GUI's we normally use in Windows...Custom opening books can be used (one bin file or perhaps a pgn file is best) custom colors for the board and the text Custom settings for time and for wins/losses......GUI uses both Individual engines and Engines from the GUI APK packs....*Warning A high percentage of the Compiled Android engines either Crash or do not work at all in these engine tournaments...GUI will tell you on initial load whether engine actually loaded or not...even though the engine didn't load initially Most of the time it still shows in all the GUI's (Chess for android & Chess Tournament) Best to note which engines crashed on initial load and they can't be used in any tournaments...(Tournament will not start or GUI will Crash) Most of The upper tier engines like Stockfish Minic...Shashchess Brainfish etc load without problems most of the time...Newer and untested Chess engines often don't work in Windows or Android....A few work in android but crash in windows....The most engines I've loaded in this GUI is around 80-90 (RR Tournaments) 99 may be the max...(Not Sure) Finally be careful with the Engines in Those APK packs because they crash often Also....Good Luck!! :) 8-) :wink: AR




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Re: Android GUI for UCI engines

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Is there any update to chess tournament after 0.8.0? i tried reaching that apkpure site mentioned in its name, but site not opening, maybe blocked in my region. Can you upload & share mediafire link if possible? Thanks. nulls brawl