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OICS Reborn?

Post by jshriver » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:08 am

I've been in comp chess since 1996, but I took a looong hiatus a while back due to job loss, fiance issues (didnt get married), depression, anxiety, both of my grandparents dying (btw that is 1/2 my family only my mom left).

Anyway, I'm climbing out of the ashes :) Comp chess was always a highlight even during depression years. So I find this very therapeutic :)

I'm thinking about reviving OICS. Again I can host n-engines :) but open to anyone to play 24/7.

Before I do, I'm just curious if anyone is interested?

I'd be running HGM's latest fork of his ICS. With his mamer, + my own tourney bot which looks at who's online autoadd, and then start tourneys on their behalf. Just like before.

So here are some issues I saw WHEN I ran OICS. People would login, and not get into a tourney. Honestly most of those times, were because I was doing a LONG tourney like 60min. I had an equation (forget) but I did 1 1, 5 1 (mostly) and a few 15 5. So if an engine came in during a 15 5, and it took HOURS people wondered WTF?

I've retained ALL the code from the old OICS, plus the web stuff :) BTW I did fix that bot bug where it didnt end on end games, resulting in games still showing on the website despite being over. That was an issue when I tried to "web host" a big national game.. sorry!

So what do you think?

HGM monthly!, a lil OICS weekly? or 24/7?

-Josh

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Re: OICS Reborn?

Post by jswaff » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:21 pm

I like it Josh and would be interested. It seems harder to get games on ICC than it used to be and watching my engine play the same set of sparring partners over and over gets a little boring so this could be a nice break from that monotony. Does this have a chat feature to talk with others that happen to be online?

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Re: OICS Reborn?

Post by JVMerlino » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:26 pm

Any additional opportunities to play against engines or humans is always welcome!

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Re: OICS Reborn?

Post by flok » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:34 pm

Yes please!

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Re: OICS Reborn?

Post by nionita » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:16 pm

I think HGM's one is so successful because it is a shorter one, at a defined (announced) time. 24/7 would be probably most of the time not visited. But to speak for myself, I think another monthly tournament would be welcome (so we have 2 per month).

flok

Re: OICS Reborn?

Post by flok » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:53 am

Any news?
I'm very eager to let embla play!

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Re: OICS Reborn?

Post by Henk » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:42 am

flok wrote:Any news?
I'm very eager to let embla play!
Just rename it to Emily.

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Re: OICS Reborn?

Post by flok » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:09 am

That I don't understand.

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Re: OICS Reborn?

Post by Henk » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:45 am

flok wrote:That I don't understand.
Perhaps not enough Pink Floyd knowledge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLQiFlgSVYs

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