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Monday, September 8, 2014

Version 9 step 2b

New step and some changes:



  • Analyzing a game, new option to show graphics at end (ADT).




  • Tournaments, show on live results (Urban Gustavsson, Di Maria Giovanni)



  • Create your own game, open with reopen option.


Update to 2a:
  • Correspondence-chess, added remove link (Reinhard)
  • Fics/Fide-elo "New analysis" button works now.
  • Fics/Fide-elo the color change of each new game don´t works.(Stolcius, jairiginal)
  • Reading pgn files, take into account original codec (Reinhard)
  • STS-test, now works to hide/show board (Stolcius)

    Update to 2b:
    • Tools-PGN reader, creation of polyglot books, don't works
    • Playing against any engne, assign an empty book (.bin) works. (stolcius)



    Link : LucasChessPortableStep2b.exe

    22 comments:

    1. I think there is a bug in the database feature: it won't let me remove games. When I try to remove a game a message appears "One moment pleaase..." and nothing happens! This message just remains forever and if I close and re-open Lucas Chess the game I tried to remove is still there.

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    2. Also if I try to add a game to the database and paste PGN it doesn't work (a message appears near the bottom of the game window for a split second & disappears again). Even if I click Cancel a blank game gets created, which is what led me to want to delete a game from the DB in the first place.

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      1. Thanks, I am going to work on database options, as there are a lot of bugs.

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    3. TOOLS->Engine->STS Test Suite
      Before running a test for a specific engine, If I click "Hide Board"(Chessboard disappear) and then I select "Show Board" nothing happens(No board).

      Best regards,
      Stolcius Von Stolcenberg

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    4. Hi, Lucas, as for "result of Analysis" attributes, I think that signed "difference" would be more effective than abs("difference").

      Best regards,
      Stolcius

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      1. The effect is in Black then all values are negative. Difference perhaps must be Lost points.

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    5. Hi, Lucas,
      It is possible to play against an engine with no opening book?
      I've tried it after unchecking [INITIAL MOVES]->BOOK, but nevertheless LC play the book.
      I've even created an empty book.bin as a workaround to bypass the problem, but it doesn't work too.

      Stolcius

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      1. Fixed:2b, you could select an empty pgn to create an empty book to use in Playing against any engine.

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    6. It doesn't work all the same...
      LC play anyway the book.
      I've created a polyglot book(bin) from an empty pgn, but without success...
      It plays the book...

      Stolcius
      (Lucas, thanks K for your tolerance!)

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      1. If you want, you can test a little change I have done :
        https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0D6J3YCrUouVEFUdjRnZ3dmb0E/edit?usp=sharing
        It download library.zip, you need to change file with the same name in the LC folder.

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      2. Downloaded: now it works! :-)
        Tnx!
        The fix will be integrated in the next release I suppose...

        Best regards,
        Stolcius

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      3. It is changed in the code I use.
        I have to analyze if there is collateral problems, although I think there is.

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    7. Hi, Lucas, in "Training->training ratings" features I have the feeling that version 9step2b thinking time is much shorter than version 8.09 one...

      Best regards.
      Stolcius

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      1. Yes, because while the user is thinking, the engine is thinking too.
        Engine has a minimum time to work is 5", but not maximum.

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    8. Hi Lucas,

      There appears to be a bug in this mode when doing full game analysis of a PGN game. Occasionally, it will display a move as being a blunder because it allows a mate in one, even though it does not allow a mate in one at all. I have taken a screenshot of one such example of this, though I have seen it several times:

      http://i.imgur.com/0TqkaT2.png

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    9. Probably the problem is the Stockfish engine, which generates some wrong answers. I need the pgn and configuration analysis.

      Also the type of pieces you use and the configuration of the board, if possible, I like a lot.

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    10. The pieces are called FritzSWS and you can find them here: http://gorgonian.weebly.com/lucas-chess.html

      I will send you the board texture, too, if you want, but if you go to the BabasChess downloads page on my site there are a bunch of board textures you can download and it's one of them (called XAutumnCherryLight).

      As for the game, here is the moves section of the PGN:

      1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 c5 4.dxc5 d4 5.Nb5 Bxc5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Bf4 Bb6 8.Nd6+ Ke7 9.Nc4 f6 10.Bd6+ Kf7 11.e5 f5 12.Qd2 h6 13.Bd3 Nge7 14.O-O-O Bc7 15.h3 b5 16.Bxc7 Qxc7 17.Nd6+ Kf8 18.Nxb5 Qb8 19.Nbxd4 Nxe5 20.Nxe5 Qxe5 21.Nf3 Qf6 22.Bc4 Rb8 23.Bb3 Kf7 24.Qd6 Bb7 25.Ne5+ Kg8 26.Qxb8+ 1-0

      but I just noticed that Lucas Chess misread O-O-O as O-O! I don't think that affected the M1 error, though. Analysis settings were Stockfish 5, 10 seconds per move, Multi-PV=3, Normal priority, Do not scan book moves based on GM_1990-2012.bin, start from end of game.

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      1. Hi Phillip, I have uploaded a new step, with a try to fix the problem that I believe is a stockfish bug.
        There is no problem to read pgn you send me, in relation to O-O-O problem, send me please, the pgn that have the problem, to fix it.
        And thanks for the links to graphics references.

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    11. I haven't been able to duplicate the O-O/O-O-O bug. Not sure what the exact source was I used to paste the pgn into Lucas Chess, but I will keep trying to figure out how it could've happened. Thanks.

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    12. I played Lucas Chess in a Intel Celeron (R) 2.2ghz, and when I try to use help, Stockfish just bug, consume a lot of memory, and not respond. Its normal? and about texture on board? its posssible? thanks, I love LC, its simple and useful.

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      1. You could try to exec Stockfish in its folder, EnginesWindows/stockfish/Windows, then exec stockfish-6-32.exe, then it works ?

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