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by javimm
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Did the World championship mean anything to you?
Replies: 18
Views: 2815

Re: Did the World championship mean anything to you?

Not for me. I surely enjoyed Anand-Topalov much more than this one. I really think that all those short draws, even if you consider them "great opening theory battles", are just that: short and boring games from the point of view of the average chess aficionado. I don't mind draws, but if they are d...
by javimm
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: General computer questions part2
Replies: 13
Views: 1176

Re: General computer questions part2

I know it's critical when dealing with heavy audio/video editing, where you need constant access to data in the hard drive. I suppose it's not as crucial in computer chess, because chess engines aren't as hard drive intensive as audio or video editing. On the other hand, having a faster hard disk wi...
by javimm
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: another hard position (mate in 18) from 1998, by Ed Shröder
Replies: 16
Views: 2796

Re: another hard position (mate in 18) from 1998, by Ed Shrö

Robbolito_0085g3w32 (so it's single core), which is one of my favourite engines, takes 1 minute and 10 seconds to find the solution in a Core 2 Duo E6750 at 2.66 Ghz. Nice find by Robbo in some "ancient" hardware and single core usage. This is a Windows machine (I'm at job). I'll try this tonight on...
by javimm
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 4959

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

The 4.5 beta Mac version is now available from the same place as where you downloaded the 4.5.1 package: http://www.open-aurec.com/wbforum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=50428 The link to the beta version with the 'on-the-fly' engine loading is at the bottom of the first post. I've downloaded the source code...
by javimm
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 4959

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

Thanks, H.G. I'll give it a try and post back if I'm able to compile it. Compiling console apps in the Mac is a piece of cake (usually), because they use standard functions, but compiling an app with a graphical GUI is harder.
by javimm
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 4959

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

OK, sorry for this but it was indeed version 4.5.1, and not 4.5.2. No Board Options dialog present, and I can configure the engine options with the menu.

For Ponti: The link for Xboard for Mac:
http://www.open-aurec.com/wbforum/viewt ... 19&t=50428

The first post has a link to it.

Cheers.
by javimm
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 4959

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

If the Board Options dialog is not there, it cannot be 4.5.2. I suppose you also don't have the Load, Save, General, ICS, Match and Sounds dialogs in that case. Configuring the engines should go through the menu even in 4.5.1, though. (Or 4.4.0, for that matter). The required dialog is in the Engin...
by javimm
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 4959

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

Well, let me know if it is indeed the version that supports the dialogs. (The shown Board Options dialog should be in the View Menu; most others are in the Options menu.) We are close to releasing this version as 4.5.2, and already did a preparatory "developer" release. But I was under the impressi...
by javimm
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 4959

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

Xboard, sorry to say that, is a pain to configure, being based on text configuration files. It's a lot of work for what Scid does in 10 seconds with a very basic menu, so I end up not using it. Strange. I was told that the Mac version of XBoard, for which I gave the link, had elaborate menu dialogs...
by javimm
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?
Replies: 37
Views: 4959

Re: what is best chess engine and gui for mac?

I've committed the ultimate mac sin and installed Parellels so that i can return to chessbase I have Bootcamp and Parallels installed, but it just bores me to have to boot up in windows or boot up the virtual machine to be able to use an app. I agree that the Mac should have a good chess interface ...