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by Ras
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sargon 1978 UCI Available
Replies: 34
Views: 4996

Re: Sargon 1978 UCI Available

It's a shame that even a 6000 times speed up is insufficient to make Sargon 1978 strong. I have tested the UCI version of Sargon against my CT800 engine which allows node rate throttling. Sargon gives about 30 kNPS on my PC. The CT800 (CCRL 2390 or so) typically has around 1500 kNPS on my machine. ...
by Ras
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Complete engine configuration
Replies: 40
Views: 7550

Re: Complete engine configuration

hgm wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:05 pm
Clicking text almost always does something.
Wrong. You're mixing up things. And with that track record, you really shouldn't give advice on GUI design until you finally read up at least on the basics, like most intro articles on the Nielsen Norman Group website.
by Ras
Sat May 30, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: The Speedy Rating List
Replies: 59
Views: 6323

Re: The Speedy Rating List

Rebel wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 1:29 pm
'What they have in common, it's called the chopper move.
How can an engine have trouble selecting the one and only legal move in a position?
by Ras
Sat May 30, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Marcel van Kervinck
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Marcel van Kervinck

I'm shocked - rest in peace, Marcel. My condolences to the family.

His KPK bitbase code is part of my engine.
by Ras
Sat May 30, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: The Speedy Rating List
Replies: 59
Views: 6323

Re: The Speedy Rating List

Rebel wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:49 pm
Added 10 new engines.

CT800 1.40
Thanks for testing! :D
by Ras
Wed May 27, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1032
Views: 146011

Re: Banksia GUI released

Well, I also would not recommend a GUI to try to find out in advance whether searchmoves works in UCI engines. And certainly not to implement an automatic work-around if it doesn't. There is no workaround for defective "searchmoves" because what moves are legal is determined by the position itself....
by Ras
Wed May 27, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Rolling dice
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Rolling dice

and nothing could convince them. What convinced me is that it was the same with manual rolls where I knew cheating was technically impossible for the program. But I thought you meant it could be done in a transparent (to the engine) way, requesting the GUI dice roll the same way as a manual one (an...
by Ras
Wed May 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Rolling dice
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Rolling dice

How are 'manual rolls already implemented' if there is no protocol for it? You wrote: GUIs so far only offered the possibility to either let the engine simulate a virtual dice roll, or have it ask for the human opponent to roll a physical die, and enter the result. How can GUIs offer manual rolls i...
by Ras
Wed May 27, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1032
Views: 146011

Re: Banksia GUI released

a 'solution' to a non-existing problem The problem is that "?" and analysis support is optional with CECP. The result is that each engine behaves differently and is allowed to do so. This violates a basic UI design principle - consistency. I suggest you'd read up on UI design e.g. at the Nielsen No...
by Ras
Wed May 27, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Rolling dice
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Rolling dice

GUIs so far only offered the possibility to either let the engine simulate a virtual dice roll, or have it ask for the human opponent to roll a physical die, and enter the result. There is a third way that I have seen in the backgammon program GnuBG: you can download high quality random data from s...