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Michael Diosi
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Arena future development.../Proposals ?

Post by Michael Diosi » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:28 pm

Hello,

Well just wanted to ask what is it that you would like to have most in a new Arena. Till now we are thinking of

1) Multidocument
2) Windows docking
3) Aggregate (did you notice this at all ?)/Engine windows together

on the other habd 3-D is again not on the agenda.

All the best for 2011

And by the way if you hear again from Russain sources the project you better don't belive Pravda ("The Truth")...

Michael
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Re: Arena future development.../Proposals ?

Post by JonasT » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:34 pm

I would *really* love to see some of the annoying CECP behaviour fixed:

1) Arena sends "new" with a "name" multiple times for some unexplained reason. If you want your engine to greet the player with a nice message when a game starts (like "Hello <name>, let's have a nice game of chess"), this yields multiple cluttered messages

2) Arena sometimes just sends "xboard" "protover 2" and then without waiting and responding to the features with accepted/rejected, immediately "new" and only AFTERWARDS responds to the features - that seems completely weird and an engine can then not initialize properly with the featureset accepted from the GUI when it gets those AFTER being already asked to init a game (and it totally breaks the suggested login sequence from the official specs).

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Re: Arena future development.../Proposals ?

Post by rodolfoleoni » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:36 pm

Hi,

as for me, I'd like very much a feature similar to Aquarium IDeA.
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Re: Arena future development.../Proposals ?

Post by George Tsavdaris » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:42 pm

Michael Diosi wrote:Hello,

Well just wanted to ask what is it that you would like to have most in a new Arena. Till now we are thinking of
What else? Support for engine variants! :D
Dark Chess would be a good start. :lol:

If you see how many people are playing Chess variants into the many sites for that(Brainking.com,Cowplay.com, Playok.com, Itsyourturn.com, Game Courier of Chessvariants.org!! etc), you will see that Arena has fallen behind on this area with its non supporting ability of Chess variants.
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Re: Arena future development.../Proposals ?

Post by jarkkop » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:01 pm

Is there a way to keep list of all played games open when you select to load a played game from to the game internal gamelist window?
It seems to close after game is loaded. Is there there a way to get right back to load list window with a shortcut?

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Re: Arena future development.../Proposals ?

Post by Michael Diosi » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:05 pm

Hi,


this is multidocument... so not in yet but planned.


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Re: Arena future development.../Proposals ?

Post by Michael Diosi » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:06 pm

Hi,


Don't think this will be implemented. Till now you can only solve fairy chess problems with PopeyeUCI.


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Re: Arena future development.../Proposals ?

Post by George Tsavdaris » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:14 pm

Michael Diosi wrote:Hi,


Don't think this will be implemented. Till now you can only solve fairy chess problems with PopeyeUCI.
I don't think you got me quite right.
I'm not speaking about helpmates, selfhelpmates, etc.

I'm speaking about Chess variants support. Nothing to do with PopeyeUCI.

Chess variants are Atomic Chess, Suicide Chess(losing Chess), Crazyhouse Chess, Gothic Chess, Fischer Random Chess(FRC-Arena supports that), Capablanca Random Chess, Dark Chess, Progressive Chess, etc, etc, etc....

The only GUIs i know that support many of these, are Winboard and Zillions of Games mainly, as also the old ChessV project.
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Re: Arena future development.../Proposals ?

Post by Michael Diosi » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:21 pm

George Tsavdaris wrote:
Michael Diosi wrote:Hi,


Don't think this will be implemented. Till now you can only solve fairy chess problems with PopeyeUCI.
I don't think you got me quite right.
I'm not speaking about helpmates, selfhelpmates, etc.

I'm speaking about Chess variants support. Nothing to do with PopeyeUCI.

Chess variants are Atomic Chess, Suicide Chess(losing Chess), Crazyhouse Chess, Gothic Chess, Fischer Random Chess(FRC-Arena supports that), Capablanca Random Chess, Dark Chess, Progressive Chess, etc, etc, etc....

The only GUIs i know that support many of these, are Winboard and Zillions of Games mainly, as also the old ChessV project.
Hi,

well as I said I don't think Martin will ever implement those.

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Re: Three problems !

Post by Sylwy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:24 pm

Michael Diosi wrote:Hello,

Well just wanted to ask what is it that you would like to have most in a new Arena. Till now we are thinking of

1) Multidocument
2) Windows docking
3) Aggregate (did you notice this at all ?)/Engine windows together

on the other habd 3-D is again not on the agenda.

All the best for 2011

And by the way if you hear again from Russain sources the project you better don't belive Pravda ("The Truth")...

Michael
http://www.playwitharena.com

Hi Miky !

Extremely HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 for you and all Arena team !
3.0 version is great !

1.Why not a long holyday ( because of "graba strica treaba" ) ?
2.Russain means that I think ?
3.I want on Arena 4.0 GUI an online teletext with the latest news in chess !

That's all !

Have a nice day !

:roll: S :roll:

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