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If there were one engine I could bring back and covert

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:41 am
by AdminX
If there were one engine I could bring back and covert to WB/UCI protocols, it would be Marty Hirsch's Mchess. :D

Re: If there were one engine I could bring back and covert

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:50 am
by BrendanJNorman
AdminX wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:41 am
If there were one engine I could bring back and covert to WB/UCI protocols, it would be Marty Hirsch's Mchess. :D
MChess is great. But I think I'd like to try Socrates or maybe even better, Chess System Tal as a UCI/WB engine.

Either of those would be fantastic...but so would MChess of course.

(Did my posts of today get you thinking about Golden Oldies? :lol: :wink: )

Re: If there were one engine I could bring back and covert

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:05 am
by AdminX
BrendanJNorman wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:50 am
AdminX wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:41 am
If there were one engine I could bring back and covert to WB/UCI protocols, it would be Marty Hirsch's Mchess. :D
MChess is great. But I think I'd like to try Socrates or maybe even better, Chess System Tal as a UCI/WB engine.

Either of those would be fantastic...but so would MChess of course.

(Did my posts of today get you thinking about Golden Oldies? :lol: :wink: )
I definitely have to agree with you about Chess System Tal, it is right up there with Mchess for me. :D

Re: If there were one engine I could bring back and covert

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:11 am
by AdminX
BrendanJNorman wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:50 am
AdminX wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:41 am
If there were one engine I could bring back and covert to WB/UCI protocols, it would be Marty Hirsch's Mchess. :D
Did my posts of today get you thinking about Golden Oldies? :lol: :wink: )
That and beta testing BanksiaGUI. :D

Re: If there were one engine I could bring back and covert

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:48 am
by PK
Psion Chess by Richard Lang (https://www.retrogames.cz/play_430-DOS.php) I played a lot of games against it as a boy, and over the course of one summer holiday proceeded from losing at level one to winning at next-to-last level. I remember the engine as very stable, level-headed opponent. Also, it did have some form of (limited) learning.

Re: If there were one engine I could bring back and covert

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:14 am
by Kohflote
30+ years ago I used Ruffian and was my favorite . I think it is UCI but some years ago I tried it on Arena gui and was very slow going to ply-depth 20.

Thank you and regards,
Koh, Kah Huat

Re: If there were one engine I could bring back and covert

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:18 am
by Guenther
Kohflote wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:14 am
30+ years ago I used Ruffian and was my favorite . I think it is UCI but some years ago I tried it on Arena gui and was very slow going to ply-depth 20.

Thank you and regards,
Koh, Kah Huat
Ruffian is not even 20 years old though ;-)

Re: If there were one engine I could bring back and covert

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:38 am
by Kohflote
My bad; poor memory.

Re: If there were one engine I could bring back and covert

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:16 pm
by Steve Maughan
+1 for MChess.

A couple of years ago I briefly corresponded with Marty. At that time he didn't rule out a new version of MChess. It had "maybe-one-day" status.

Steve

Re: If there were one engine I could bring back and covert

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:57 pm
by Werewolf
AdminX wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:41 am
If there were one engine I could bring back and covert to WB/UCI protocols, it would be Marty Hirsch's Mchess. :D
You know you can run it easily on a modern PC? It's not as good as a UCI conversion but it and loads of other oldies are running well