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by Roland Chastain
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A command line tool to make a picture of a chess position
Replies: 7
Views: 728

A command line tool to make a picture of a chess position

Hello! I would like to present a very simple command line tool, that makes a picture of a chess position. https://github.com/rchastain/chess-image For now it accepts three arguments: an EPD string, the desired size of the picture, and the name of the file to create. chess-image -p "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp...
by Roland Chastain
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 11774

Re: New engine releases 2020

About the engine, Pawel tried some new settings, and I added the missing character to the move string in case of promotion, which CuteChess considers an illegal move. I made a Win32 build of the engine, under the version number 0.49.0.1. You can find it here: https://gitlab.com/rchastain/hopeless/-...
by Roland Chastain
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 11774

Re: New engine releases 2020

I created a git repository with the source code of Clericus/Hopeless by Pawel Koziol. I made some modifications for compatibility with the current version of the Delphi compiler, tried to refresh the graphical interface, added a french translation and made some other little modifications. The reposi...
by Roland Chastain
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: time for new Arena Gui
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: time for new Arena Gui

Here is my proposition, very close to the current icon, but a little prettier (at least I hope so).
by Roland Chastain
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: time for new Arena Gui
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: time for new Arena Gui

oxymoron wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:29 am
It's time for a new version.
Yes, a new version with a new icon. Of course it isn't really important but the current application icon is really... ugly. I had worked myself on a new icon for Arena. I sent the project using the contact form on the website, but never got any answer.
by Roland Chastain
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine: belofte
Replies: 36
Views: 6093

Re: New engine: belofte

It seems that Belofte 0.9.8 is stronger than all the partners that I selected yesterday. :) But I have the impression that the Windows version is relatively weaker than the Linux version (unless it is my tests which are false). I don't get the same hierarchy under Windows and under Linux, I don't kn...
by Roland Chastain
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 11774

Alouette 0.1.0

Alouette 0.1.0 is available. Now the program uses an opening book in Spracklen format. I took this idea from the program La Dame Blanche by Marc-Philippe Huget.

Otherwise it's the same program, with small corrections here and there.
by Roland Chastain
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine: belofte
Replies: 36
Views: 6093

Re: New engine: belofte

Hello Yves! Thank you for your answer. I will made a compilation test under Windows with your latest code. Meanwhile, I am interested in finding 'bad' programs to pair belofte. I want to benchmark its improvements along the way. If your engines Alouette, Enxadrista and Ram are bad enough, could you ...
by Roland Chastain
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine: belofte
Replies: 36
Views: 6093

Re: New engine: belofte

Hello! Thank you for the Windows binary of v0.9.8. I am testing it, with CuteChess Cli. In one game Belofte played an illegal move, in fact an empty string (if I understand correctly). Here is my command line: %cc% -rounds 2 ^ -engine conf="Belofte 0.9.8" ^ -engine conf="Belofte 0.2.7" ^ -engine con...
by Roland Chastain
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Looking for opening books in TSCP format
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Looking for opening books in TSCP format

The CT800 has such a book format, though a bit modified. A trailing '?' indicates a bad move as usual, and 'x' indicates a move that's not bad but doesn't really fit the engine style. It has around 23k moves in 13k positions. Note that it isn't optimised for strength, but variety. The book is compi...