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*NEW VERSION* of The Baron

Post by Steve Maughan » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:18 am

Richard Pijl has released a new version of The Baron. You can find out more here:

http://www.chessprogramming.net/new-engine-the-baron/

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Re: *NEW VERSION* of The Baron

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:42 am

Thanks to Richard (and you too Steve). Been looking forward to this for an awfully long time. :)
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Re: *NEW VERSION* of The Baron

Post by Günther Höhne » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:50 am

Thanks Richard Pijl. :)

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Re: *NEW VERSION* of The Baron

Post by Max » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:59 am

Great!

The newest files in the archive are from early 2012!? Did this version play WSCC/WCCC 2015?

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Re: *NEW VERSION* of The Baron

Post by Dann Corbit » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:20 am

Where is the "eyeball in the hand" logo?
We can't have a new Baron release without it.

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Re: *NEW VERSION* of The Baron

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:08 am

Hi Richard,

I like TheBaron a lot. In the past I had fun in looking the games of your engine and in my Arena develops times I used TheBaron a lot. One of the main engines in animation other programmers and testers / myself.

THANKS for given to us / me your latest version!!

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Re: *NEW VERSION* of The Baron

Post by Max » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:31 am

SzG wrote:I assume it does not come with sources, does it?
Yes, without source code and only Windows binaries.

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Re: *NEW VERSION* of The Baron

Post by Werner » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:43 pm

Steve Maughan wrote:Richard Pijl has released a new version of The Baron. You can find out more here:
http://www.chessprogramming.net/new-engine-the-baron/
Steve
Thanks Richard,
I hope we can test the version which played on WCCC 2015 soon too :D
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Re: *NEW VERSION* of The Baron

Post by pijl » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:10 pm

Thanks for hosting it Steve!
As to why it is not on my own site: I have some trouble updating it as I lost my Netobjects installation. Steve already offered to host it when we met in Leiden last week, so that seemed to be the easy solution. I do not rule out that I revive my own site, but it just has no priority at the moment.

As to this version: As has been spotted by some, this is a three year old version of the Baron that I made available for fans of engines with their own character. It is closely related to a version playing at the WCCC 2011 in Tilburg (it is a bit newer than that one, but not much).

The Baron 3.x series is not related in any way to the Baron 2.x. In fact, it started as 'Crashtest Dummy'. When I finally retired the Baron 2.x I renamed crashtest dummy to become the next generation of the Baron. This is a fresh new engine, sharing almost none of the code with the previous generation.

About a general release of the current version (3.39): That will not happen in the near future, but maybe in a couple of years or so. So for now the only way to enjoy that one is to watch the tournaments that I play in, and perhaps a few selected 'basement' tournaments.

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Re: The Baron 3.29 NEW!

Post by supersharp77 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:47 pm

Thanks Richard! Its been a long time coming! Looking forward to see how it stacks up to the prior editions! Thx AR :) :wink:

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