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by hgm
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 90
Views: 4568

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

The square colors or textures in WinBoard are configurable. Like the piece images. So you would simply have to swap the images used for light and dark-squre backgrounds through the View -> Themes menu dialog to make it suitable for the Musketeer display. I assume a software package for Musketeer Che...
by hgm
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Why is MultiPV so slow?
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Why is MultiPV so slow?

Multi-PV with N moves should not take more than N times as much time as a single-move search. If it does, it is not properly implemented.
by hgm
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 90
Views: 4568

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

The image is from before the move, so I cannot see whether c1c3f gated the fortress or not. But I guess I should have realized this is not Musketeer960, so that the Rook on c1 is not an original piece. So the shown position is an invalid one, displaying a Fortress that is no longer gateable. The que...
by hgm
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 63
Views: 2061

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

It should not be too difficult to add this or a very similar rule toFairy-Max. I just don't see why you would want R or Q to be able to single-handedly checkmate a King, or why you would want a King to be so defenseless. To me it seems a bad feature. But this apparently is just a matter of taste. I ...
by hgm
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 90
Views: 4568

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

The WinBoard-AA package now contains a WinBoard version that no longer needs a gating suffix to the move in holdingless Seirawan. WinBoard already had code that made it resistant to missing promotion characters, supplying a default in that case (usually Q). So I just had to make the legality test r...
by hgm
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants
Replies: 63
Views: 2061

Re: Classes of chess pieces for chess variants

BTW, the link you posted does not work.
by hgm
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 90
Views: 4568

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

Does xboard (not winboard) have alien mode incorporated correctly? I was trying to play musketeer in alien mode but it only updates the initial position correctly even if nebiyu sends a setup command after each move. I installed xboard a while ago though. Also, I remember xboard does not recognize ...
by hgm
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 90
Views: 4568

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

The WinBoard-AA package now contains a WinBoard version that no longer needs a gating suffix to the move in holdingless Seirawan. WinBoard already had code that made it resistant to missing promotion characters, supplying a default in that case (usually Q). So I just had to make the legality test r...
by hgm
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 90
Views: 4568

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

The WinBoard-AA package now contains a WinBoard version that no longer needs a gating suffix to the move in holdingless Seirawan. WinBoard already had code that made it resistant to missing promotion characters, supplying a default in that case (usually Q). So I just had to make the legality test r...
by hgm
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 90
Views: 4568

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

The WinBoard-AA package now contains a WinBoard version that no longer needs a gating suffix to the move in holdingless Seirawan. WinBoard already had code that made it resistant to missing promotion characters, supplying a default in that case (usually Q). So I just had to make the legality test r...