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ChessGUI 0.241 available (MUST READ)

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:18 pm

ChessGUI 0.241 available (MUST READ)

The internal structure of ChessGUI 0.241 is quite different from previous versions, so an update to ChessGUI 0.241 needs to be cautious.

1) Save a backup copy of your current ChessGUI.exe.
2) Save a backup copy of your current ChsGUI_Eng.TXT.
3) Update your ChessGUI.exe to version 0.241
4) Launch ChessGUI and go to engine installation window, tab "Chess Variants". Click on "Update engine configs" once and never again. That updates your ChsGUI_Eng.TXT. This button will not be in future versions of ChessGUI.
5) Test the new ChessGUI and give feed feedback.

If any colours look weird, change them.

People with many installed Chess960 engines (Ray, Alexander, ...) should indicate here that they have read this message. They would reconfigure engines manually if they miss step (4) above.

BTW, there is a new feature "Chess960 (FRC)" for configuring Chess960 engines.


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Re: ChessGUI 0.241 available (MUST READ)

Post by Alexander Schmidt » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:01 pm

Matthias Gemuh wrote: People with many installed Chess960 engines (Ray, Alexander, ...) should indicate here that they have read this message. They would reconfigure engines manually if they miss step (4) above.

BTW, there is a new feature "Chess960 (FRC)" for configuring Chess960 engines.


Matthias.
Thanks Matthias!

I did it like you described and it looks like all kind of FRC engines still work. I started a 10s Swiss tournament with all my engines, if you don't get a message all is fine :)

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Re: ChessGUI 0.241 available (MUST READ)

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:06 pm

Alexander Schmidt wrote:
Matthias Gemuh wrote: People with many installed Chess960 engines (Ray, Alexander, ...) should indicate here that they have read this message. They would reconfigure engines manually if they miss step (4) above.

BTW, there is a new feature "Chess960 (FRC)" for configuring Chess960 engines.


Matthias.
Thanks Matthias!

I did it like you described and it looks like all kind of FRC engines still work. I started a 10s Swiss tournament with all my engines, if you don't get a message all is fine :)
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Re: ChessGUI 0.241 available (MUST READ)

Post by velmarin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:15 pm

Thanks Matthias.

Second link still reads version 240.

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Re: ChessGUI 0.241 available (MUST READ)

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:21 pm

Matthias Gemuh wrote:ChessGUI 0.241 available (MUST READ)
Thanks Matthias. Will wait until a new tournament starts before experimenting. 8-)
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Re: ChessGUI 0.241 available (MUST READ)

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:36 pm

velmarin wrote:Thanks Matthias.

Second link still reads version 240.
It is a safety measure, in case 0.241 should be unstable. :wink:
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Post by carldaman » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:53 pm

Thanks for your work, Matthias.

Is ChessGUI 0.241 a departure from 0.240k, or a mere upgrade?

Thanks for clarifying.

Best Regards,
CL

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Re: ChessGUI 0.241 available (MUST READ)

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:03 pm

carldaman wrote:Thanks for your work, Matthias.

Is ChessGUI 0.241 a departure from 0.240k, or a mere upgrade?

Thanks for clarifying.

Best Regards,
CL
It is a departure from 0.240k and anything earlier.


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Re: ChessGUI 0.241 available (MUST READ)

Post by Modern Times » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:48 pm

Matthias Gemuh wrote: People with many installed Chess960 engines (Ray, Alexander, ...) should indicate here that they have read this message. They would reconfigure engines manually if they miss step (4) above.

BTW, there is a new feature "Chess960 (FRC)" for configuring Chess960 engines.

Matthias.
Hi Matthias,

I use 0.229 for all my Chess960 games. Totally reliable. I'll never upgrade those installations. If it ain't broke, don't fix it....

I'll try the latest version though as a new install. Once I am happy with that, I can always start afresh with new installations and install everything from scratch. Safer that way. But I'll be in no hurry to do it, if I do it at all, because 0.229 works just fine.

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Re: ChessGUI 0.241 available (MUST READ)

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:53 am

Modern Times wrote: Hi Matthias,

I use 0.229 for all my Chess960 games. Totally reliable. I'll never upgrade those installations. If it ain't broke, don't fix it....

I'll try the latest version though as a new install. Once I am happy with that, I can always start afresh with new installations and install everything from scratch. Safer that way. But I'll be in no hurry to do it, if I do it at all, because 0.229 works just fine.
Hi Ray,

till more engines pop up that use only the "new approach", 0.229 is fine for Chess960 alone, indeed.

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