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by reflectionofpower
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: fritz16 GUI update6: I'm in trouble...
Replies: 11
Views: 2966

Re: fritz16 GUI update6: I'm in trouble...

VC++ 2015 is installed, GUI update 6, Fritz 16 win32 UCI ok, but cannot run Fritz 16 GUI: Last command executed? Problemsignatur: Problemereignisname /name of trouble event: werapitest (eventType) Betriebsystemversion / OS version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48 Gebietsschema-ID /regional settings: 1031 Qua...
by reflectionofpower
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: fritz16 GUI update6: I'm in trouble...
Replies: 11
Views: 2966

Re: fritz16 GUI update6: I'm in trouble...

Problem solved. :D I got VC++2015 and rebooted. It was my system's problem. Many thanks to Lonnie and T. Poppins. That's what I like about this forum is that you can get specific answers to your problems relating to chess software,configurations,etc. Recently I was helped with Houdini 6 running slo...
by reflectionofpower
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?

tpoppins wrote:You're welcome, Lonnie, but for practical purposes you may find in the long run that 25 is a bit too high -- you might as well disable TB access altogether and let Houdini find mates on its own. ;)
it works well with 16 MB cache RAM & EGTB Probe Depth=10
by reflectionofpower
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?

I've seen NPS drop as the game approaches endgame with various engines, including Arasan and older SF. 5-men Nalimov is ~ 15 GB, so if you can spare 16 GB of RAM to cache the TBs, do it at Windoze startup: cd c:\nalimov type *.* >nul You can save above as a .bat file to the Desktop and run it as ad...
by reflectionofpower
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?

Jouni wrote:But have You syzygy or Nalimov?
I use Nalimov.
by reflectionofpower
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?

Quite the opposite here. As the position simplifies, NPs sky-rocket for H6, with tablebase hits going up rapidly too. In this position tablebases (even if only 5-men) are used extensively (into hunderds of thousands within seconds). Something is not right in the setup you are using, I'm afraid. Pet...
by reflectionofpower
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?

I have 3-4-5 EGTB but these would not be affected as this position is more that what I have.
by reflectionofpower
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Houdini 6 endgame peculiarity?

Why does Houdini 6 drop way down in it's KNs when the board gets near the endgame. I have never seen this trait before in other engines. For instance:

[d]8/7p/p7/3kPpP1/PPp3P1/2R4r/3K4/8 b - - 0 41
by reflectionofpower
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Pretty good, pretty , prittty, pritttty good...
Replies: 22
Views: 3800

Re: Pretty good, pretty , prittty, pritttty good...

It's been 14 mos since last release. What are they waiting for? It's always going to be a neck to neck greyhound race for ratings or domination.