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by Ras
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Breaking news - Chess and the Blind
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Breaking news - Chess and the Blind

How do you do the translations? Is there some sort of text file with predefined strings for each language?
by Ras
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 202
Views: 9395

Re: Banksia GUI released

Wow, thanks for the info. Can you tell me the name (and download links if you have) of those DLL? It's api-ms-win-core-winrt-l1-1-0.dll and api-ms-win-core-winrt-string-l1-1-0.dll . Either you extract that from a Win10 system that you have around, or you could also get them from https://wikidll.com...
by Ras
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 202
Views: 9395

Re: Banksia GUI released

Actually, it does run under Win7-64 - just two additional MS DLLs required. Although I don't quite see the point of making it Win10 and MacOS only for now. My CT800 UCI engine seems to work nicely. Some things I noticed when playing around: 1) Why do I have to enter the engine name manually? That sh...
by Ras
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Minic raw speed
Replies: 19
Views: 1842

Re: Minic raw speed

xr_a_y wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:21 pm
So if I need to now which one is best (after the TT one), I need to score them all (at least captures ...)
You could use MVV/LVA at this stage because that's cheap, pick the highest one of these and see whether you get a cut-off. If not, you can score and sort the remaining ones via SEE.
by Ras
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Minic raw speed
Replies: 19
Views: 1842

Re: Minic raw speed

Minic is sorting all moves as soon as TT move is not a beta cut-off You could benchmark how often your first move cuts off if it isn't a TT hit, this will probably be something like 50-70%. Means, in all those cases, sorting the full move list is unnecessary because you're only going to use the top...
by Ras
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Limiting nodes to reduce engine strength
Replies: 20
Views: 2463

Re: Limiting nodes to reduce engine strength

Not a fan of a depth limit, since they can occasionally be quite "coarse" in terms of time. And also unrealistic because humans also calculate deeper if there are fewer moves to consider. I have a pretty decent NPS idea in the works. I have normalized on 2800 Elo == 6M nodes per second (on my MacBo...
by Ras
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is this the best way to avoid too many draws? ........
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Is this the best way to avoid too many draws? ........

That prologue stuff is pointless. Just do 12 classic games, and if it's 6:6 afterwards, the player with the higher Elo is declared winner. That's equivalent.
by Ras
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: UCI Win/Draw/Loss reporting
Replies: 65
Views: 5410

Re: UCI Win/Draw/Loss reporting

I thought UCI options were not case sensitive. That's correct as per the UCI spec: The name and value of the option in <id> should not be case sensitive and can inlude spaces. But it should still fit in with the other parameters of the UCI spec - if it is even necessary, which it shouldn't be. Howe...
by Ras
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: UCI Win/Draw/Loss reporting
Replies: 65
Views: 5410

Re: UCI Win/Draw/Loss reporting

What is the usual policy of interfaces for UCI_ prefixed options they do not know? The UCI spec says: If the GUI gets an unknown Option with the prefix "UCI_", it should just ignore it and not display it in the engine's options dialog. Given how the whole spec misuses "should", this is meant as req...
by Ras
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: 76th Amateur Series Division 9
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: 76th Amateur Series Division 9

Oh, that's nice. Thanks Graham, as always, for the tournaments. :-)