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Re: For fans of old chess computers

Post by Daniel Anulliero » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:40 am

Thanks for your great work Franz, I'm a fan ! :)
The Chess Traveller works just fine
:)
I have a question :
Is it possible to emulate the first mephisto machines ? ( versions 1, X, 2, 3)
These are the légendary "brikets" programmed by Thomas Nitsche in the beginnings of 80's
And also ...
The Sargon 2.5 by Spracklen's
:)
All the best
Dany

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Re: For fans of old chess computers

Post by F.Huber » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:39 am

Hi Dany!
Daniel Anulliero wrote: I have a question :
Is it possible to emulate the first mephisto machines ? ( versions 1, X, 2, 3)
These are the légendary "brikets" programmed by Thomas Nitsche in the beginnings of 80's
And also ...
The Sargon 2.5 by Spracklen's
:)
Well, since there are no ROMs and no drivers available for these machines, there's nothing I can do, sorry.

Franz

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Re: For fans of old chess computers

Post by Daniel Anulliero » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:52 am

F.Huber wrote:Hi Dany!
Daniel Anulliero wrote: I have a question :
Is it possible to emulate the first mephisto machines ? ( versions 1, X, 2, 3)
These are the légendary "brikets" programmed by Thomas Nitsche in the beginnings of 80's
And also ...
The Sargon 2.5 by Spracklen's
:)
Well, since there are no ROMs and no drivers available for these machines, there's nothing I can do, sorry.

Franz
It doesn't matter Franz , CB EMU is full of others great machines :wink:
Bests
Dany

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Re: For fans of old chess computers

Post by Rebel » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:00 am

Great work Franz.

Again....

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Re: For fans of old chess computers

Post by wolfman » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:16 am

This is great fun. FANTASTIC !

Many thanks Frank,

Eran

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Re: For fans of old chess computers

Post by Jeroen » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:25 am

Hi Franz,

Thanks once again for the updates, I really like them!

I might as well sell my collection of old chess computers, now I have your emulations ;-).

Kind regards, Jeroen

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Re: For fans of old chess computers

Post by Daniel Anulliero » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:12 pm

Jeroen wrote:Hi Franz,

Thanks once again for the updates, I really like them!

I might as well sell my collection of old chess computers, now I have your emulations ;-).

Kind regards, Jeroen
Me too! :lol:
I'll Keep just the mephisto "briket" and the boris "wooden"
I will sell all others :wink:

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Re: For fans of old chess computers

Post by F.Huber » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:50 pm

Daniel Anulliero wrote: I will sell all others :wink:
Not a good idea - maybe anytime in the future you'll blame me and my CB-Emu that you're missing your real collection. ;)

Anyway, here's a new CB-Emu version. :)

1) I've added 3 new (rather exotic) German chesscomputers (Schachcomputer SC1, SC2 and SLC-1), and
2) my additional chessboards for all non-sensory chess modules now have an additional 'Turn Board' button,
which can be used to turn the board view at any time during the game.

Since I had to change many files for this new feature, I've made a full package again instead of an update - here's the link:
http://www12.zippyshare.com/v/P3YkBo0H/file.html

Now I've included ALL available chess modules from MESS which I could get working,
so this is probably the last and final CB-Emu release.

Regards,
Franz

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Re: For fans of old chess computers

Post by royb » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:44 pm

F.Huber wrote:
Daniel Anulliero wrote: I will sell all others :wink:
Not a good idea - maybe anytime in the future you'll blame me and my CB-Emu that you're missing your real collection. ;)

Anyway, here's a new CB-Emu version. :)

1) I've added 3 new (rather exotic) German chesscomputers (Schachcomputer SC1, SC2 and SLC-1), and
2) my additional chessboards for all non-sensory chess modules now have an additional 'Turn Board' button,
which can be used to turn the board view at any time during the game.

Since I had to change many files for this new feature, I've made a full package again instead of an update - here's the link:
http://www12.zippyshare.com/v/P3YkBo0H/file.html

Now I've included ALL available chess modules from MESS which I could get working,
so this is probably the last and final CB-Emu release.

Regards,
Franz
Franz,

Many thanks for the update! I forgot how to change the settings from Direct3D to OpenGL though. I did the update in the GUI (under Options -> Default System Options) but there were some files that had to be removed also and I cannot remember which ones those were. Can you remind me of which files I need to delete in addition to changing the default videomode to OpenGL? My system cannot handle Direct3D so I need to make this change to enable things to run at all.


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Re: For fans of old chess computers

Post by F.Huber » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:54 pm

Hi Roy!
royb wrote: I forgot how to change the settings from Direct3D to OpenGL though. I did the update in the GUI (under Options -> Default System Options) but there were some files that had to be removed also and I cannot remember which ones those were. Can you remind me of which files I need to delete in addition to changing the default videomode to OpenGL? My system cannot handle Direct3D so I need to make this change to enable things to run at all.
Well, for changing the video mode you would have to delete all ini-files (in the ini-folder), so that they would be recreated after you have changed the setting in MESS.

But that's not necessary at all - just for this purpose I've included 2 ZIP-files (ini-OpenGL.zip and ini-GDI.zip), which you just need to unzip (with its subfolders!) into the CB-Emu folder - this overwrites all necessary files for either OpenGL or GDI video setting.

Regards,
Franz

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