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Version 6.0 beta 3

Version 6.0 beta 3 : LucasChessPortable60beta3.exe


News :

Support to DGT boards (proposed and tested by Trebejo), if you have a DGT board :


In "Create your own game" : adding a "Save as" option. When you restore/save a game, is enabled this option, to diferentiate from option Save that refer to file restore or saved previously.
In "Game against an engine of your choice" :Time : New option to set extra minutes for the player. If player loses on time, ask whether to add more. (Proposed by Trebejo).Custom personalities :Added two options for control of blunders, when mate, or loss of points is considerable. (proposed by Trebejo)Can be configured the maximum points gives the engine to equalize position (50=default).New common personalities
In "Create your own game" and "Game against an engine of your choice", to set initial position now is available drag and drop pieces.

It can be changed the color coordinates of the board (proposed by Mohammed …

Version 6.0 beta 2

New beta :Version 6.0 beta 2.

Some news :

Game of the day can be showed in the PGN Viewer.


Training of openings, they can be converted to a polyglot book.
Edition of personalities, now consider the three phases. 



Version 6.0 beta 1 : Personalities

First beta of version 6: http://www.mediafire.com/?lc5cl6s8nlhpfnc

Fixed some bugs and Pawny engine is updated from 0.2.2 to 0.3.
Also Personalities are introduced to adjust the engine strength in training option "Game against an engine of your choice".
Based on Laser ideas from immortalchess forum, and adapted to simplify development.




It has added the ability to add (delete, edit) a personality with the following configuration:
NameType strenght taken as the basis
Parameters are divided between middlegame and endgame, and switching between them is determined by the number of pieces in play.
User must indicate points that will add or subtract to those calculated by the engine.

Parameters are :
Depending on the following move:If it is moved a pawn.When moving a piece: in the middlegame, shall apply if a piece is more closer to the other side, at in the endgame, apply if is more closer to enemy king.Make check.Capture.
According to the expected moves:Keeping the two bishops.If there is …

Version 6.0 dev4 with favourites and a daily test

Version 6.0 dev 4 : LucasChessPortable60dev4.exe


Changed the version number from 5.5 to 6.0, because there are important changes, and some of them will take some development.

Game against an engine of your choice :New options to set strength : High level, Intermediate level and Low level, based on probabilities. High level select a move based in a list where better moves are more likely, and so on. (it remains the use of personalities as proposed laser in immortalchess forum). Select a book :  then opponent select moves firstly from the polyglot book choosen. (thanks to baddadza for this idea)

Training favorites, to simplify the selection of frequently used options :
New option in Training :Your daily test : you must solve 5 positions, with each answer, then calculate the difference in points with an engine solution. Only one result is saved each day, the last.





New feature to adjust the sensitivity of the tutor. Then tutor will not appear unless the points difference is greater than a fixed…