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by adams161
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My Dad, now 81, beat my chess engine Pulsar
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: My Dad, now 81, beat my chess engine Pulsar

how to beat pulsar chess engine tips ? can we get this information also ? It's in every updated copy of pulsar on Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android on the App's Game menu in 5 languages, English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. I can see about a web copy but the rtf file had issues when i put it ...
by adams161
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My Dad, now 81, beat my chess engine Pulsar
Replies: 5
Views: 554

My Dad, now 81, beat my chess engine Pulsar

As some know I developed the program Pulsar Chess which is well known for its variants but also a chess playing program with levels. I started it in 1998 but it only played full strength then and even though it wasn't very strong by chess program standards it was a bit tough for non rated players an...
by adams161
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 960 Compliant Chess Guis and engines
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: 960 Compliant Chess Guis and engines

For a playing program, Pulsar Chess for iOS, Mac and Android, plays legal chess960 with full and debugged castle support. It also saves all games played to a log file in PGN and can open or export it out of app. But its not an engine manager app and you can't load engines or take this copy of pulsar...
by adams161
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess Fonts
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

Re: Chess Fonts

I'd consider using them in one or more of my iPhone, Android or Mac apps but i'm concerned about the lack of license. But to be honest i don't know much about liscences to tell you what best expresses your intent which is people are free to use them. But i've heard the MIT license is fairly permissi...
by adams161
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Pulsar Chess Engine released on Mac App Store
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Pulsar Chess Engine released on Mac App Store

Search Pulsar Chess in Mac App store. I know many have windows or some linux but theres few choices for chess program in Mac App store so hoping we are a good addition. We have a range of boards and pieces to use, show thinking option, levels, and support chess, chess960 and the variants like crazyh...
by adams161
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Java engines, Pirarucu in particular
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Java engines, Pirarucu in particular

Tried one, installed Java and Piracucu. Github docu states: •Download the latest release. •Uncompress the downloaded file in a empty directory. •Run the bash file in bin directory. I assume the author meant batch file, there are only *.bat files in the bin folder. Run them all but got an error mess...
by adams161
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Diamond Chess Client now a Mac Catalyst app on Macs with Crafty as the onboard engine
Replies: 0
Views: 1038

Diamond Chess Client now a Mac Catalyst app on Macs with Crafty as the onboard engine

Curtesy of Mac Catalyst my iPone iPad app, Diamond Chess at FICS & ICC runs on Macs now with resizable windows including full screen in iPad style. http://www.adammr.com/diamondonmac.html FICS has announced this on FICS as news 1646 and the Diamond iOS release was announced in news 1641. We use Craf...
by adams161
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Developing a FICS & ICC client for first iOS then maybe Android, Any interest
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: Developing a FICS & ICC client for first iOS then maybe Android, Any interest

Hi Mike, Yes, I am always interested in new Apps for FICS Android. A chatting and observing new Android client for FICS is all i've got done now but i think the full interface will happen and its easier to pick this up now that the core model is in place. Very busy now in life at other things but t...
by adams161
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Developing a FICS & ICC client for first iOS then maybe Android, Any interest
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: Developing a FICS & ICC client for first iOS then maybe Android, Any interest

There is now a Mac Catalyst version of Diamond at http://www.adammr.com/diamondonmac.html. I just did critical bug fixes its not tottaly optimized for macs and is still sort of the iPad app on Mac. Android work has been done but stopped for now. It works for chatting and observing on FICS and ICC so...
by adams161
Tue May 12, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Playing against your own engine
Replies: 14
Views: 2331

Re: Playing against your own engine

On the Game menu in app of my engine, Pulsar Chess Engine, there is an article i wrote titled "How to beat Pulsar" in 5 languages. In Spanish the article name became "How to defeat Pulsar" and in German "How to Win". iOS https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pulsar-chess-engine/id839640447 Android: https://...