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Re: Old programs CHAOS and USC

Post by Dann Corbit » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:21 am

Carey Bloodworth. I think he is the same guy who did some very fast pi calculation programs. Here is a link to the chess museum.

http://web.archive.org/web/200712211158 ... /Chess.htm

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Re: Old programs CHAOS and USC

Post by Vinvin » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:12 am

Eugene wrote:I've been a lurker for a while (so long I don't even remember my old username & password from when I did post) but I remember somebody in here who was gathering up old chess programs.

I remember he did Chess 4.x, and Awit, and Sargon, and Cray Blitz and a few others. Two that were supposed to show up were CHAOS, which was selective search, and USC, which was designed to be taught.

Did those programs ever show up? Does anybody know who the authors were and where they are and maybe check?

Seems like something that should be put on the chess wiki.
Some info about CHAOS here : https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com/Chaos
About old chess programs here :
http://www.talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39601
and http://www.talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=579279

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Re: Old programs CHAOS and USC

Post by Eugene » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:09 pm

Finally heard back from him. Seems he has some issues and depression happening so the project is pretty much dead unless somebody wants to take over.

He said he has managed to get in touch with Zobrist and asked him to maybe send it to Hyatt so it could be saved.

He said he has not been able to recontact Mike Alexander or Fred Swartz of the selective search CHAOS program.

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Re: Old programs CHAOS and USC

Post by bob » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:13 am

Eugene wrote:Finally heard back from him. Seems he has some issues and depression happening so the project is pretty much dead unless somebody wants to take over.

He said he has managed to get in touch with Zobrist and asked him to maybe send it to Hyatt so it could be saved.

He said he has not been able to recontact Mike Alexander or Fred Swartz of the selective search CHAOS program.
You are talking about Fred? Tell him I said "hello" and that I am certainly willing to try to reconstruct anything from the old days. I've been trying to track down Ed Kozdrowicki for a while now, but have had no luck. He is probably a bit older than I am (assuming he is still living) but I have had no luck locating him. Unusual enough name to search for however... Be nice to get a copy of the old Coko chess program assuming he still has a copy around somewhere.

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Re: Old programs CHAOS and USC

Post by Eugene » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:50 pm

bob wrote:
Eugene wrote:Finally heard back from him. Seems he has some issues and depression happening so the project is pretty much dead unless somebody wants to take over.

He said he has managed to get in touch with Zobrist and asked him to maybe send it to Hyatt so it could be saved.

He said he has not been able to recontact Mike Alexander or Fred Swartz of the selective search CHAOS program.
You are talking about Fred? Tell him I said "hello" and that I am certainly willing to try to reconstruct anything from the old days. I've been trying to track down Ed Kozdrowicki for a while now, but have had no luck. He is probably a bit older than I am (assuming he is still living) but I have had no luck locating him. Unusual enough name to search for however... Be nice to get a copy of the old Coko chess program assuming he still has a copy around somewhere.
You'd have to talk with Carey about hosting whatever he has collected of the old programs, as well as whether he found Ed Kozdrowicki.

Be prepared for a slow email conversation :D

If you know Fred and can get hold of him, you might as well try. No guarantee Carey will get a response after this long of a delay in his collecting.

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