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by Carey
Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Antique chess programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6435

Re: Antique chess programs

I found the archives of my old site, but it'll take me a while to figure out which one was the last, and so on. I was (and am) a big fan of backups but it does sometimes make it hard to keep track of which was the 'last' one. The website and programs weren't large. Not even vaguely like those of tod...
by Carey
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Antique chess programs
Replies: 25
Views: 6435

Antique chess programs

It's been a long long time since I've been here. I used to do an 'antique' computer chess programs web site and collect & preserve the classic programs we grew up with (or for most of those here, were around before they were even born... If was after 1985 or so, I didn't care about the program.) Unf...
by Carey
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Need a little help from a Pascal guru (Chess05 Frey/Atkin)
Replies: 12
Views: 2703

Re: Need a little help from a Pascal guru (Chess05 Frey/Atki

I'm fact I have the source of Chess 0.5 from "The Byte Book of Pascal", the listings are faded, I've typed it one time :shock: and managed to get it compiled, I don't remember what I did with it, but it was so slow and not as strong as I thought :? . Any idea of ELO rating with your modifications? ...
by Carey
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Need a little help from a Pascal guru (Chess05 Frey/Atkin)
Replies: 12
Views: 2703

Re: Need a little help from a Pascal guru (Chess05 Frey/Atki

Please re-download. Found buffer overflow in eval. (my fault - increased search depth too much), http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5047625/chess05-ja.zip best, Jim. Laugh... Way to go, Jim. I guess you forgot this thing was designed back in the days when people would be running it on interpreted UCSD Pascal ...
by Carey
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Need a little help from a Pascal guru (Chess05 Frey/Atkin)
Replies: 12
Views: 2703

Re: Need a little help from a Pascal guru (Chess05 Frey/Atki

I've actually compiled the program as got it running on Windows using the Gnu Pascal Compiler. I can make one move and get one move back from the engine then it just seem to get stuck in an endless loop. I cannot input any more moves and have to do a Ctrl+Break to get out of it. This is really frus...
by Carey
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Missing from Computer-Chess Wiki
Replies: 30
Views: 7381

Re: Missing from Computer-Chess Wiki

I don't know if you ever saw the original magazine article, but mine was an unclear photocopy of it, and it was oh so much fun to try and type in. There were times I was actually using a magnifying glass to try and decide on some characters. Thank goodness Pascal had such strong type checking that ...
by Carey
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Missing from Computer-Chess Wiki
Replies: 30
Views: 7381

Re: Missing from Computer-Chess Wiki

I don't know if you ever saw the original magazine article, but mine was an unclear photocopy of it, and it was oh so much fun to try and type in. There were times I was actually using a magnifying glass to try and decide on some characters. Thank goodness Pascal had such strong type checking that ...
by Carey
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Awit-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4048

Re: MacHack

Unfortunately, I never could track down a copy of MacHack. I couldn't even find the author. (I am absolutely terrible at actually finding people. There were lots of authors I could never find. Or got hold of and then lost as their email address stopped working, such as with Larry Atkin, who I was t...
by Carey
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Missing from Computer-Chess Wiki
Replies: 30
Views: 7381

Re: Missing from Computer-Chess Wiki

I don't know if you ever saw the original magazine article, but mine was an unclear photocopy of it, and it was oh so much fun to try and type in. There were times I was actually using a magnifying glass to try and decide on some characters. Thank goodness Pascal had such strong type checking that ...
by Carey
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Awit-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4048

Re: MacHack

Unfortunately, I never could track down a copy of MacHack. I couldn't even find the author. (I am absolutely terrible at actually finding people. There were lots of authors I could never find. Or got hold of and then lost as their email address stopped working, such as with Larry Atkin, who I was t...