Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Version 5.3 Captures and more

Version 5.3 is mainly a bug fixing update, but it has some news :

  • Changes on captured material panel (proposed by Rui and Steph): 
Position now to the left of board
Show/hide with mouse

To show/hide via menú (+Options)
Enable/disable by default (Options-Configuration)

  • Maurizio Monge has published (Wikimedia Commons) two sets of pieces (LGPL license) that are included in the program.

  • Possibility of log of all moves analyzed by tutor in CSV format(to work in a spreadsheet), enabled in Options-Configuration-Automatic save (Proposed by Ransith)

  • Training with option Game again an engine of your choice, posibility to change rival while playing. (Proposed by Steph)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Version 5.2 Standard openings

The new version 5.2, try increasing the support for standard openings, with two new options :

  • Training - Learn openings by repetition

It is a very simple system whose aim is facilitate the learning of openings.
It is based on repetition and records number of repetitions made according to the side.

First step : you set up the training by clicking on New, where you must indicate a name and an opening to study. You can specify more than one opening.

Next, clicking on Train, asks us to choose sides, and the number of repetitions.

  • Options - +Options - Custom openings

Add to standard list : if you want to add this opening to the next openings
or only you want to use in trainings openings.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Versión 5.1 with kibitzers

I have found some more bugs in version 5.0, and I have decided to launch a new version.
This new version includes the possibility of launching advisers to analyze the positions on the board, for its development, I have based on thorough explanations of Daniel Trebejo.

Access to this new function is done through the +Options menu.

Initial menu
First, you must create a new one and configure it.

There are three types, 
  • First : make the analysis of the response to the current position.
  • Second : seeks out threats (I do not understand their use), calculate what the rival would do if he could move again.
  • Third : shows possible moves and with the possiblity to analyze any of them.

You can :
  • create all kibitzers that you want.
  • launch all kibitzers that you want, limit is your pc resources.
  • move and resize the kibitzer-window, it is remembered in the next launch.

Other options, are : 
  • Terminate.
  • Pause-Continue : if you have 3 kibitzers and your pc processor smell something burning, you can pause any of them.
  • Copy to clipboard last analysis to add to variants.
  • In third type (possible moves), double click over a move to analyze response to this move.

Double click over Qxh2+ and analysis begin.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Problem with install version 5.0

The first installer of the new version had an error, the main consequence was that the previous scores were erased in the installation process.

If you have experienced this error, and you want to get those scores please contact me and I'll try to recover the lost scores (only in some particular cases I can solve this).