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by phhnguyen
Sun May 24, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 764
Views: 80889

Re: Banksia GUI released

Just started using the lichess bots feature. Unfortunately, 2 out of 3 games have apparently disconnected right out of the opening. The board would show 1-0 for my opponent, but if I checked via a web browser, the game was still going on, with my engine's clock running until it lost on time. It see...
by phhnguyen
Sat May 23, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 764
Views: 80889

Re: Banksia GUI released

I have tried the new book conversion option. There are no opening lines in the pgn file after converting a bin book to pgn, only positions. Thanks a lot for the report! The bug has been fixed for the next release. I have heard from experienced programmers that it is technicality unpossible to conve...
by phhnguyen
Thu May 21, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 764
Views: 80889

Re: Banksia GUI released

Just connecting people and relaying messages between them is not a CPU-intensive task at all. But you do want a very reliable internet connection. I just rent a minimal Virtual Private System in a data center. This only costs me 4.83 Euro/month, plus another 7.50 Euro/year for registering the domai...
by phhnguyen
Thu May 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 764
Views: 80889

Re: Banksia GUI released

A couple of questions about analysing games. I've finished my game and have the Main board, Score Graph, Moves, Engine Info windows open. I can click on the moves in Moves to jump to a certain point in the game, but how can I: 1. Configure the colours of the Score Graph so that the score at the cur...
by phhnguyen
Thu May 21, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 764
Views: 80889

Re: Banksia GUI released

Weird mate scores is part of the nostalgy. Nostalgy is about keeping only the good parts, not about always finding new pretexts why the GUI should annoy users. The whole CECP ecosystem has had no shortage of user annoyance, and a GUI working around that crap makes it at least somewhat bearable. Nex...
by phhnguyen
Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 764
Views: 80889

Re: Banksia GUI released

It seems that Banksia does not recognize Winboard engines as being capable of playing chess960. Thanks a lot for the feedback. You are right. Actually even I have coded BSG to understand WB engine's chess variants, I did not test them with that chess variant since I was struggling to find them (Win...
by phhnguyen
Thu May 21, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 764
Views: 80889

Re: Banksia GUI released

Feature request: This GUI already provides alot, so I don't know if it is possible to ask for more. Yes, please. Ideas, feature requests, feedbacks... are more than welcome! BSG core becomes stable day after day. Thus I have more time to look around. I still have a long list of jobs to do. However,...
by phhnguyen
Wed May 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Any Chess GUI that reads ebooks (PDF)
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: Any Chess GUI that reads ebooks (PDF)

So what should the database GUI do with the book? I think the PDF book is a red herring. He wants the functionality of a database. Studying an chess ebook alongside a board has many benefits as I have experienced using Chess Study app in android phones. But phone has its own limitations (Tablets ar...
by phhnguyen
Wed May 20, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 764
Views: 80889

Re: Banksia GUI released

Good point. I really should update that page. The idea was that eventually it should replace the old specs document, but somehow this development got stalled. As to your questions: The score was intentionally chosen outside the 16-bit range, because many old engines already fully use that range, an...
by phhnguyen
Wed May 20, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 764
Views: 80889

Re: Banksia GUI released

Note that CECP actually does define a standard mate score: Mate scores should be indicated as 100000 + N for "mate in N moves", and -100000 - N for "mated in N moves". Interesting, I missed that info. Just curious: - why not smaller ranges, say 10000 or 32000 (2 bytes score): look like many engines...