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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Version 9.02a: some bugs fixed and Etruscan, a new set of pieces

New set of pieces, Etruscan by Fabrice

Etruscan clear

Etruscan

Bugs fixed:

  • Pasting a PGN in "Create your own game" (Kåre Bøe)
  • Moves between two positions training.
Some corrections in the translations of French, Vietnamese, Dutch, Czech.



Thursday, March 12, 2015

Version 9.01: some bugs fixed

This version fixes some bugs in relation to using MultiPV with a lower value to maximum, freezing often the program, this affects Playing against any engine, File-Elo, Fics-Elo, Tourney-Elo and Playing like a GM. Detected by Chris K.

The file with positions to work with "Your daily test" has been changed because it had bad positions. Detected by Max Aloyau.

Some translations have been completed, العربية, Português (BR), Español, Français, Polski, Tiếng Việt.



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Version 9: Summary of changes


  • Tourney-elo:
    • New set of playing personalities, created by Michele Tumbarello, that can also  be played "Playing against any engine". They are 117 new personalities, with information about characteristics. Created by Michele Tumbarello
  • Playing in general:
    • Tutor opinion saved (when option marked in configuration), even when it is the same as user move. (ADT)
    • When playing opponent then changed cursor (and doesn't show a message) (?)
    • Keyboard changed to support indicating moves by keyboard (Robert Anderson), now ALT-f=flip, ALT-c=save pgn, ALT-i=save png img, ALT-d=director.
    • Can be stablished main window as top window in relation other programs. (Red Hood)
    • Analyzing a game, new option to show graphics at end (ADT). 
    • Enlarged main book. Elaborated by Michele Tumbarello.
  • Lucas elo:
    • It is possible to play against all better engines, even from beginning. (?+++)
  • Playing against any engine:
    • Tutor used and tutor general are now the same. (ADT)
    • Shows arrows with the thought of opponent. (Michele)
    • Opening selection, can be selected by mouse, and with the depth the user wants, allowing non standard.
    • Option to select a poliglot book and that their moves are mandatory.
    • Added second chance option, then when move is not the better, program shows the number of better moves and user can select to rethink. (Remes)
    • Warm when zeitnot can be set (bbbaro25us,Rui Grafino), and the sound associated.
    • Option of including a summary about tutor (ADT)
    • More options to select an engine, added tourney-elo engines, and fixed elo engines.
  • Playing like a GM:
    • Internally changed, it is incompatible with previous versions.
    • Can be selected the opening. (Adrijan)
    • Bypass moves in a book. (Jeremy Bernstein)
  • Create your own game:
    • Reading pgn files, take into account original codec (Reinhard)
    • Open with reopen option.
    • Voyager 1 option in Config tool, to write a pgn in an external doc
  • Databases:
    • Databases can be placed in any folder. (?)
  • Tools-Engines:
    • Support to STS: Strategic Test Suite, More info  Authors: Dan Corbit & Swaminathan
  • Director:
    • Added square markers
  • Training openings:
    • Changed interface to select opening
  • Tutor engine:
    • Option to change multiPV value, default is maximum. (thetasquared)
  • Fide-elo,Fics-elo:
    • Always use tutor engine.
    • Enhanced analysis, now can be asked for new current analysis as engine is working in background. (Nils Andersson)
  • Determine your calculating power:
    • Added possibility to repeat a training (Swaminathan)
  • Kibitzers:
    • Option to enable or disable as top window(always visible or not) (thetasquared)
  • Chess positions on a world map
    • New training option, externally a little different from the others. It works with a world map divided into countries, where each country is associated with a chess position, the goal is to solve all the positions of all countries. You get a country when you win its position. Then you can select a border-country and so on.
    • WorldMap and Africa
    • Mate positions and  STS positions
  • Tournaments
    • It shows on live results (Urban Gustavsson, Di Maria Giovanni)
  • New translations:
    • Arabic by Mohamad Alhedhed
    • Dutch by Willy Lefebvre
    • Slovenian by Matjaž Seničar
  • New sets of pieces:
    • Jin Alpha author Eric De Mund
    • Prmi author Maurizio Monge
    • Freak author Maurizio Monge
    • Skulls author Maurizio Monge
  • Voice Recognition:
    • First try about voice recognition, motivated by a message of Vishy from chessindia. 
    • Voices can be downloaded from Options-Sounds
    • It is activated from Options, Configuration, Sounds.
    • It can be trained from Options, Sounds, Test Voice.
    • It can be used from Tools, Create your own game, Config, Activate voice. Also in Tools, Create your own game, Config, Voyager 1 (a minimal board to translate a pgn from a doc that don´t allow to copy/paste).
  • Engines:
  • Correspondence-Chess: 
    • Eliminated, probably not be used by anyone. 
    • If it is useful to you, say me and I add it in the next update.
Windows binaries: