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by Peter Aloysius
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug
Replies: 92
Views: 16903

Re: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug

I think the problem is that people take computer chess far too seriously. Computer chess shouldn't be anywhere near important enough to make enemies over. Tord While I agree, let me say a few words about that. First, to create a chess engine, even only moderately strong, could take years. That's a ...
by Peter Aloysius
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug
Replies: 92
Views: 16903

Re: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug

So far from what I've read, I think some people seem bitter at the way modifier take the role of a main programmer. They will become tolerant once more emphasis is placed on original author. I don't think that this will change their opinions. Some are just anti open source no matter what. I came ac...
by Peter Aloysius
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug
Replies: 92
Views: 16903

Re: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug

I suggest if a person has any idea how to improve an engine, he submit the idea to original author, not rename the engine and put his own name on it. The original author then decide whether he want to include the idea or not on the next release, if he does, he say thanks to all contributors in read...
by Peter Aloysius
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug
Replies: 92
Views: 16903

Re: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug

So far from what I've read, I think some people seem bitter at the way modifier take the role of a main programmer. They will become tolerant once more emphasis is placed on original author. I don't think that this will change their opinions. Some are just anti open source no matter what. there was...
by Peter Aloysius
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug
Replies: 92
Views: 16903

Re: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug

Our "new" engine, based on Plague, is now officially named "iarism". We claim that Iarism is 20 points stronger than Plague. All the eval tweaking is responsible for that. But some tests show that Iarism is 12 points weaker than Plague. And like Plague, Iarism is under GPL. There are no plans for a...
by Peter Aloysius
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug
Replies: 92
Views: 16903

Re: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug

http://www.glaurungchess.com/glaurung22.zip We think our Plague plays better than Smaug. ;) Christopher I challange you and your silly co-threaders to take a program like Glaurung (but I can say also Toga) and increase it of 20 ELO points. You ARE not able to do it, otherwise you will be more respe...
by Peter Aloysius
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug
Replies: 92
Views: 16903

Re: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug

That word "clone" has been used in this thread, yet the thread has not been deleted. Why ? I think it is time to clean up. Maybe that is even why Lance mentioned the word. Shrewd :wink: Entire Thread now in deletion process please stand by..Regards Steve I hope that not because I has used the "Rybk...
by Peter Aloysius
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug
Replies: 92
Views: 16903

Re: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug

Since Plague is a "derivative" work (and not a clone), WCCC should allow that to compete (unless WCCC rules are defective, which is never the case). That word "clone" has been used in this thread, yet the thread has not been deleted. Why ? I think it is time to clean up. Maybe that is even why Lanc...
by Peter Aloysius
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug
Replies: 92
Views: 16903

Re: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug

http://www.glaurungchess.com/glaurung22.zip We think our Plague plays better than Smaug. ;) Christopher Looks good Result after 999 1+0 games: +264 -230 =505 +12 ELO wow :lol: 12 elo is a fantastic start. Thanks for that Fonzy. Gonna get me a new compiler.....should be good for a few more elo. This...
by Peter Aloysius
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug
Replies: 92
Views: 16903

Re: Plague: a "new" chess engine based on Smaug

http://www.glaurungchess.com/glaurung22.zip We think our Plague plays better than Smaug. ;) Christopher Coming up with the same nonsense again and again is not a sign of intelligence. Isn't it boring? always the same silly jokes? Sir, plague is 12 points stronger than smaug. How could you say that'...