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by bnemias
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ataxx
Replies: 53
Views: 4583

Re: Ataxx

I was heavily addicted to that game in the 90's. We had one in the game room on UNM campus. I wrote a simple version that played on the c64, it was complete, but weak (about mushman strength), and quite slow. There was a much stronger version for the PC back then called smartalec. I don't remember w...
by bnemias
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Compile Demolito on a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 11
Views: 1679

Re: Compile Demolito on a Raspberry Pi?

bnemias wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:41 pm
It's worth playing with optimization level more than some of those.
Oh yeah. GCC version still matters in my experience. use 4.9.x if possible. The newer ones suck for chess.
by bnemias
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Compile Demolito on a Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 11
Views: 1679

Re: Compile Demolito on a Raspberry Pi?

$(CC) $(CF) -DVERSION=\"$(VERSION)\" ./src/*.c -o $(OUT) -march=armv8-a+crc -mfpu=neon-vfpv4 -mtune=cortex-a53 -ftree-vectorize -mfloat-abi=hard -O3 $(LF) All of this seems completely gratuitous: -mfpu=neon-vfpv4 -mtune=cortex-a53 -ftree-vectorize -mfloat-abi=hard It's worth playing with optimizati...
by bnemias
Wed May 09, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Forum look
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: New Forum look

Glad to be rid of version 2 finally.

It is possible to install more styles so that users may choose the way the board looks. Any interest in this?

The default style isn't bad, but it isn't my favorite either.
I'd at least add prosilver special edition
I like proformell
by bnemias
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: about using winboard
Replies: 88
Views: 13111

Re: about using winboard

It's telling that all the programmers I've seen with enough knowledge to have the capability of fixing Winboard to make it usable have chosen to instead, program their own GUI from scratch, with sound design choices, as if starting from a good foundation from scratch was easier than dealing with Wi...
by bnemias
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Toga II 4.0 release
Replies: 30
Views: 10123

Re: Toga II 4.0 release

- At this stage I do not have Linux, Mac or Android compiles. Hopefully someone will provide these at some stage. There was no makefile, and I'm not going to fool with it myself. But for those wanting GNU/linux, it is easy enough for a basic build with this command line: gcc -O3 -march=native *.cpp...
by bnemias
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC Season 10 announced
Replies: 105
Views: 39190

Re: TCEC Season 10 announced

Time control 30 minutes more than enough for these games. Unless they want more viewers getting bored. Different strokes for different folks. I expected I would like the rapids more than the LTC games, but I didn't. I wasn't alone either. My biggest complaint was related to chat. If it goes anythin...
by bnemias
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Intel's eighth-gen CPUs will be more powerful than we though
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: Intel's eighth-gen CPUs will be more powerful than we th

Horrible for most everything, but especially chess.

These are downclocked by 600 Mhz, and the cores doubled from 2 to 4. It is all marketing hype-- Intel claims "productivity" increase, and engaget writes "speedier".
by bnemias
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Opening analyses: SF / Komodo to 88% similar, not nice!!
Replies: 24
Views: 4961

Re: Opening analyses: SF / Komodo to 88% similar, not nice!!

right, reason is both top engines are fully clueless about the opening. for example, taking the Dutch. after 1.d4 f5, there is a single move that would give white advantage and winning chances, 2.d5! You don't explain why this should be the case. 2. d5, does nothing to help develop, thus is a waste...
by bnemias
Fri May 26, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is 32-bit obsolete?
Replies: 12
Views: 3876

Re: Is 32-bit obsolete?

I use both, extensively. My main machine is 64-bit running devuan. Prior to that, I ran 64 bit XP since 2009, so I am no stranger to 64-bit. However, the only reason I ran 64 bit was because of chess. The fact is I no longer care about getting the maximum possible nps, and as such, there is no other...