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by Ed Gilbert
Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:30
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Unofficial World Championship Of Computer Programs In International Draughts 2021
Replies: 59
Views: 4288

Re: Unofficial World Championship Of Computer Programs In International Draughts 2021

What maybe could be done, would be to Generate a PDN with the FEN in position so that the programs could follow the game with the reduced time. Highlight the list of moves in the window next to the board display, and copy/paste them into kingsrow. Click anywhere in the kingsrow window to make it th...
by Ed Gilbert
Sun Aug 01, 2021 18:31
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Unofficial World Championship Of Computer Programs In International Draughts 2021
Replies: 59
Views: 4288

Re: Unofficial World Championship Of Computer Programs In International Draughts 2021

Krzysztof Grzelak wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:42
Who can from programmers to make the program available for the tournament - please. Many thanks in advance.
Kingsrow version 1.63 available at the download page. It's an incremental change from 1.62, testing about 3 elo better at fast TC.

-- Ed
by Ed Gilbert
Sat Jun 05, 2021 00:11
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 16043

Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020

My tests with a rather large opening book indicate that it adds almost nothing to the engine strength in 10x10 draughts. See http://laatste.info/bb3/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=8282&p=128918&hilit=book+on#p128916 . Pondering is probably more useful, but I always found it tricky to implement correctly. -- Ed
by Ed Gilbert
Fri Jun 04, 2021 14:10
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 16043

Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020

B.T.W. my engine can only run in DXP server mode, will this suffice to have it run in your tournament? Or do you need something else like a simple text based UI? It might work with Dam2.2 as a UI. I think Moby Dam works that way, using DXP. https://hjetten.home.xs4all.nl/mobydam/mobydam.html -- Ed
by Ed Gilbert
Sun Apr 04, 2021 15:52
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Flits with Hub interface
Replies: 0
Views: 1728

Flits with Hub interface

Klaas Bor has created a Hub interface version of Flits. It is part of the Turbo Dambase program installation. I have created a short help file that explains how to use it in an engine match run with Tmgr. The help file is part of the Tmgr download. You can also access it directly with this link: htt...
by Ed Gilbert
Sun Apr 04, 2021 14:00
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: NNUE
Replies: 230
Views: 30416

Re: NNUE

Nice result Bert!
I expect we will see a new version of Damage soon.

-- Ed
by Ed Gilbert
Tue Mar 30, 2021 21:18
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Flits Dxp Server
Replies: 77
Views: 46784

Re: Flits Dxp Server

Krzysztof Grzelak wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 20:41
So I understand that I can play a match Flits - Truus. How to play such a match using flits_dxp_server and truus_dxp_server. A match consisting of 158 games.
All in the help file, of course. I'm done...
by Ed Gilbert
Tue Mar 30, 2021 20:29
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Flits Dxp Server
Replies: 77
Views: 46784

Re: Flits Dxp Server

Krzysztof Grzelak wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 20:24
So I understand that truus_dxp_server can only play 2-move ballots.
No! It can play any white-to-move start position.
by Ed Gilbert
Tue Mar 30, 2021 20:02
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Flits Dxp Server
Replies: 77
Views: 46784

Re: Flits Dxp Server

Bert and I were unable to learn what locations in the process space could be controlled to change the side to move after setting up an arbitrary position.
And, BTW, you will find this fact in the help file also. You should read it some time.
by Ed Gilbert
Tue Mar 30, 2021 19:50
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Flits Dxp Server
Replies: 77
Views: 46784

Re: Flits Dxp Server

Have you ever thought about such a question - why truus_dxp_server can't play 3-move ballots, that no one on the forum asked it. Of course I am well aware of it. Do you think the white-only start positions is because I am lazy, or did not think it was important enough to allow black start positions...
by Ed Gilbert
Tue Mar 30, 2021 19:19
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Flits Dxp Server
Replies: 77
Views: 46784

Re: Flits Dxp Server

Well, the whole application is badly written. Is it possible for Ed to ask you to write the apps neatly again. Without any mistakes.To work in programs truus_dxp_server and flits_dxp_server - 2-move ballots, 3-move ballots and to play normal games. Sorry, but you really do not have the faintest ide...
by Ed Gilbert
Tue Mar 30, 2021 17:53
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Flits Dxp Server
Replies: 77
Views: 46784

Re: Flits Dxp Server

1. Is there a possibility of playing 3-move ballots with Truus Dxp server (program Truus) Not the 3-move ballots that we normally play, because they are black-to-move positions. Truus DXP server can only handle white start positions. You could of course use the colors-reversed mirror positions. 2. ...
by Ed Gilbert
Tue Mar 30, 2021 17:47
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Kingsrow - Truus - Flits
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: Kingsrow - Truus - Flits

The answer is in the Truus help file. From the help file: You can send it an arbitrary start position, but it must be a white-to-move position. I don't know how to change truus' notion of side-to-move except by making moves. You can have truus play either the black or white side, but the start posit...
by Ed Gilbert
Tue Mar 09, 2021 13:01
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Kingsrow - databases
Replies: 23
Views: 4471

Re: Kingsrow - databases

Can you write exactly how much all items in the database are 4x4. You can see the sizes of the files using Windows Explorer. The filenames have the total number of pieces and the number of pieces of each type. For example db8-4103 has 8 pieces, 4 black men, 1 black king, 0 white men, and 3 white ki...