I don't know if I was at the time or not. (It was 2006 or so when I started the project. It's languished for a few years....)Ajedrecista wrote:Hello:
Nice project! I wish you good luck.
I guess you are aware of the public availability of HIARCS source code from 1981:
1981: Source Code
The same with a version from 1983:
1983: Source Code
Both programmes can be downloaded as ZIP files:
Free Chess Software
Thank you very much to HIARCS team for make it possible.
Regards from Spain.
At the time I was primarily concerned with stuff from the 60's and 70s. The really old, pioneering stuff. By the time I started writing my first chess program (in interpreted BASIC in 82) chess programming was already 'old' stuff.
Your post is an excellent example of why a project like mine needs to be resurrected and done in a communal fashion. So that anybody with knowledge or source (or even just binaries) can assist in the preservation.
There was so much pioneering work done that has been lost. CoKo, Tech, MacHack VI, McCarthy program, the Daly CP, etc.