GNUChess 6.2.4 TM under Arena and WB-2 protocol

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Norbert Raimund Leisner
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GNUChess 6.2.4 TM under Arena and WB-2 protocol

Post by Norbert Raimund Leisner » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:34 am

Hello,

it seems that GNUChess 6.2.4 TM http://tmokonen.net84.net/gnuchess-6.2.4TM.rar executes no moves
under Arena www.playwitharena.com in a 40/2 TC round robin tournament, but works normally under UCI-mode with commandline-parameter -u.

I used GNUChess03.exe-file.

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Norbert

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Re: GNUChess 6.2.4 TM under Arena and WB-2 protocol

Post by Norbert Raimund Leisner » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:15 am

Antonio Ceballos, a Linux-user, wants surely to know if a Mac OS X compile of the source code http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/chess/gnuchess-6.2.4.tar.gz runs under Arena http://www.playwitharena.com/?Download in combination with Wine https://www.winehq.org/download only via UCI-protocol (including -u commandline-parameter) or as normal WB-2 engine too.

Perhaps anyone of you can build GNUChess 6.2.4 for Macintosh and tell Antonio the result of his investigations.

He can be contacted directly: cf. source code-download
> folder "authors"


Norbert

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Re: GNUChess 6.2.4 TM under Arena and WB-2 protocol

Post by JoshPettus » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:02 pm

I compiled it (check pm) It works just fine in XBoard on OSX in Xboard mode and UCI. Don't know about arena. If not, it's Arena's fault.

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Re: GNUChess 6.2.4 TM under Arena and WB-2 protocol

Post by hgm » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:49 pm

I do'tknow about the latest version, but older versions of GNU Chess were not really WB engines (i.e. they did not comply with the CECP specs). WinBoard / XBoard has a large tolerace built in for this non-compliance, however, and GNU Chess works on it because of that.

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Re: GNUChess 6.2.4 TM under Arena and WB-2 protocol

Post by Norbert Raimund Leisner » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:47 am

I have added Joshua´s Macintosh version 6.2.4 here:

http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=c ... ngine_list

Norbert

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