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The Baron - Latest Version Released

Post by Steve Maughan » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:48 pm

Richard Pijl has kindly released his latest version of The Baron.

More information and a download link here:

https://www.chessprogramming.net/the-baron/

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Re: The Baron - Latest Version Released

Post by carldaman » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:12 pm

Steve Maughan wrote:Richard Pijl has kindly released his latest version of The Baron.

More information and a download link here:

https://www.chessprogramming.net/the-baron/

Steve
Thanks a lot Richard, (AND Steve, too) :D

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Re: The Baron - Latest Version Released

Post by Graham Banks » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:14 pm

Excellent news! :)
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Re: The Baron - Latest Version Released

Post by matejst » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:16 pm

Dear Steve,

Could you kindly ask Richard to provide a 32-bit version? I believe that if he has compiled one, he would gladly do it.

While I can use The Baron 64-bit, under Windows, I'd prefer to stay in my old linux OS and use it under Wine. Unfortunately, it's a system I kept upgrading (Ubuntu), and it remained 32-bit.

Then, I hope that Richard won't change his approach: a lot of us do like knowledge based engines.

A big thank you to both of you for this gift!

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Re: The Baron - Latest Version Released

Post by pijl » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:19 am

I was not sure whether the 32-bits version was still used so I did not compile one at the time. I will provide one probably later this week (probably coming weekend).

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Re: The Baron - Latest Version Released

Post by Volker Pittlik » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:46 am

May I hope for a Linux version?

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Re: The Baron - Latest Version Released

Post by Guenther » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:36 am

Steve Maughan wrote:Richard Pijl has kindly released his latest version of The Baron.

More information and a download link here:

https://www.chessprogramming.net/the-baron/

Steve
A little hint:
The delivered ini file starts Baron with 2GB hash, which might make your
windows sluggish, if you don't have > 4GB installed.
In this case first lower the hash entry in the ini file.

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Re: The Baron - Latest Version Released

Post by Ras » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:00 am

Guenther wrote:The delivered ini file starts Baron with 2GB hash
I'm wondering why the author didn't just support the CECP command "memory".

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Re: The Baron - Latest Version Released

Post by Guenther » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:52 am

Ras wrote:
Guenther wrote:The delivered ini file starts Baron with 2GB hash
I'm wondering why the author didn't just support the CECP command "memory".
Note that I forgot to tell that I just started from console!
I haven't tried from a GUI yet, thus I don't know if it listens to the memory
command and if that has priority over the ini value.

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Re: The Baron - Latest Version Released

Post by pferd » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Thanks for sharing this engine with us.

Does anybody know how to start it in uci mode via command line? This did not work:

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The Baron
version 3.41, May 14th 2017
64-bits version
Copyright (C) 2001-2017 ir. Richard L. Pijl

Evaluation Version: evalparam.20150829184642.h

Syzygy bases enabled

CPU has POPCNT

W[1]> uci
ERROR - uci: Illegal move
W[1]>

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