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Toga II 2.0 release

Post by jd1 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:17 pm

Dear Computer Chess Community,

This is the official release of Toga II 2.0, at the Toga Developers Discussion Board.

http://www.computerchess.info/tdbb/phpB ... hp?id=1395

This version is significantly stronger than previous Toga versions, although I will not make an estimate.

From readme.txt:

TOGA II 2.0
- This development of Toga is by Jerry Donald
- The code was based on Toga II 1.4.1SE by Fabien Letouzey, Thomas Gaksch and Chris Formula
- Thanks to Jim Ablett for the compile
- Thanks to Denis Mendoza for the compiles of many, many development versions
- Thanks to Thomas Gaksch and Fabien Letouzey for the Fruit/TogaII source code
- Thanks to Shaun Brewer for the test support

Changes:
- Futility Margin is now dependent on played move count
- Razoring full_quiescence() bounds fixed (thanks to Lucas Braesch)
- Several eval() bounds fixed
- Improved Pawn Shelter
- Improved Knight Outpost
- Improved Bishop Mobility
- New Endgame Material Adjustments
- Piece Values tweaked
- Egbb bugfix (Teemu Pudas)

The development will be continued, and in fact I already have a slightly stronger development version.

Jerry Donald

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Re: Toga II 2.0 release

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:28 pm

jd1 wrote:Dear Computer Chess Community,

This is the official release of Toga II 2.0, at the Toga Developers Discussion Board.

http://www.computerchess.info/tdbb/phpB ... hp?id=1395

This version is significantly stronger than previous Toga versions, although I will not make an estimate.
Thanks. 8-)
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gbanksnz at gmail.com
gbanksnz at yahoo.co.nz

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Re: Toga II 2.0 release

Post by gerold » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:47 pm

Thanks to all that worked on it. Be testing it tonight.

Best,
Gerold.

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Re: Toga II 2.0 release

Post by Adam Hair » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:28 am

I had a free computer, so I have started a gauntlet for the CCRL 40/4.

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Re: Toga II 2.0 release

Post by jd1 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:43 am

Thanks Adam!

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Re: Toga II 2.0 release

Post by kasinp » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:03 am

Thank you Jerry.

I don't seem to be able to make it use bitbases though. Using them with other engines with no issues. Fritz GUI under Win 7.

Is there a particular version of a dll I need?

Thanks again,
PK

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Re: Toga II 2.0 release

Post by jd1 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:25 am

Hi Peter,

Yes, Toga uses the old egbb dll - v 2.0 or older. Upgraded is on my TODO list.

Sorry about that,
Jerry

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Re: Toga II 2.0 release

Post by tmokonen » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:06 am

Neat stuff. Thank you Jerry, and of course to all others who have worked on Toga II.

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Re: Toga II 2.0 release

Post by IWB » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:46 am

Thx Donald,

If I can get the bb to run I will start testing for the IPON asap.

Bye
Ingo

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Re: Toga II 2.0 release

Post by jd1 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:12 am

Thanks Ingo! Butbase support is unchanged from Toga 1.4beta5c, and only works with 3-4 men bitbases. I am not at my pc at the moment but I will try to add the right dll to the package.

In the meantime, could you try it with the dll you used for 1.4beta5c and the same settings? I think it will work fine.

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