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Version R

New version of the program.
Continuist at user level with the previous one, but with great internal changes.
This new version has been mainly tried:
  • Update the code to a current version of the compiler, from python 2.7 to python 3.7 (based in a previous work of Alfonso Solbes).
  • Update the graphic library, from version 4 to 5 of qt, via pyside2.
  • Improve folder organization, with Linux support in mind.

Negative consequences:
  • It is incompatible with Windows XP.
  • The data is not compatible with previous versions of Lucas Chess.
  • The weight of the installer has doubled, currently around 120 Mb and the disk installation occupies 338 Mb.


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  1. Thank you. So what parts are done? What do you want us to test. I know I can not analyze games yet. Is that suppose to be functional yet?

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    1. It is completely done (I want to include something more this summer).
      There was a problem with the default engine, which I just fixed by changing the binary, and the release in github.

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  2. I'm using windows 10 and I have noticed the following.
    1) I can't install Leela via Command option (only way to install Leela). I get a pop up saying "one moment please" and then everything disappears.
    2) Analysis of games does not work when Stability Control is on.
    3) The Analysis display is overcrowded with things overlapping.
    4) Some engine analysis are wrong (Komodo 11). For example on move 23 it says M-5 for white column and shows draw or 0.00 for black column.
    5) Seems like engine is running in the background after analysis is done until you close the whole game screen.
    6) It would be nice to add the "Play Against" or something to the PGN Read and the Databases. Very helpful when training on your games or other people's games.

    These are some things I have noticed quickly. I will let you know when I find more. Thank you, Lucas for the good work.

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    1. Thank you very much Lee, I have published a new prerelease:

      1) I have added another attempt to determine the operating system if it is 64 bit. I have fixed the command option. On the other hand, the internal motors I prefer to remain constant, there are the external motor options to make all the changes that the user wants.
      When playing against an engine, UCI options can be changed, there is a tab for it.
      2) fixed.
      3) I cannot replicate it, I need information but directly in my email.
      4) = 3
      5) I can't replicate it
      6) From Utilities = Play current position

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  3. 1) Leela is included with the distribution, lc0, it is activated if OS is 64 bits.

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    1. I have x64 windows os. Lc0 does not appear on the list of engines to use to analyze or to change as defualt engines (though I see it in Play Against Engine). Besides there is no options to configure internal engines and Leela needs a lot of tweaking and updating the weights all the time. You may add an option to configure internal engines or fix the Command option please.

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    2. And when you go to UCI, you can't change it. It has " value" and cannot be changed.

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    3. Double click in the value cell.

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  4. I can not play a game against a engine, request window not appear
    I have windows 7

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    1. The bug.log file could help. It is in the bin subfolder of LucasChessR folder.

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    2. Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\QT\WBase.py", line 291, in run_action
      File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\Procesador.py", line 500, in run_action
      File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\Procesador.py", line 343, in menuplay
      File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\Procesador.py", line 348, in menuPlay_run
      File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\Procesador.py", line 817, in libre
      File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\QT\PantallaEntMaq.py", line 942, in entrenamientoMaquina
      File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\QT\PantallaEntMaq.py", line 430, in __init__
      File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\QT\PantallaEntMaq.py", line 801, in restore_dic
      File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\QT\Motores.py", line 177, in busca
      AttributeError: 'Configuracion' object has no attribute 'rivalInicial'

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    3. Thanks Alex, I have published R0.26 that fixed it.

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  5. Opening Lines not working. Thanks.

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  6. error in tools -> openings -> personal openings

    Version R0.26
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\QT\WBase.py", line 291, in run_action
    File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\Procesador.py", line 510, in run_action
    File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\Procesador.py", line 663, in menu_tools
    File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\Procesador.py", line 700, in menuTools_run
    File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\Procesador.py", line 645, in aperturaspers
    File "LucasChessR\bin\Code\Openings\PantallaOpenings.py", line 419, in __init__
    AttributeError: 'Configuracion' object has no attribute 'ficheroPersAperturas'

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    1. Thanks. I have published a new prerelease, with this fixed.

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  7. When you add external engines they are duplicating.

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  8. Engine analysis is wrong, especially when MultiPV is set to default.

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  9. Hello Lucas, first of all, thank you very much for this fantastic software. Impressive work. Congratulations!

    I have noticed some few probably bugs in the R version. I am running the 28a.

    The directors section is not working when i try to adjust the arrows and such. I Click in "edit" and nothing happens.

    The other thing is the play as Grandmaster option. For the first time, once the software is installed, I click at that option, import for example files from Karpov and the training starts normally. But for subsequent attempts, I click this training option and nothing happens anymore. I am unable to use this feature again.

    One question. Is there a way to save the play as grandmaster training that is ongoing to continue later on?

    Once again, thank you very much!
    Daniel

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    1. Thanks Daniel.
      I have fixed some code in relation to Director. (R0.29)
      I'´ll try to add an Adjourn button in play like GM.

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    2. Hello Lucas, thanks for your response.

      Play like a GM is now working.

      The problem now is that I cant change de board colors. I go to options, colors main board and nothing happens....general option works.

      The ditectors is still buggy...I try to change arrows colors, transparency, circles and then when closing this section the whole program shuts-down.

      Thanks again for your efforts..I will be swiching back to version 11.27 for now. I cant find any problems in that version.

      Hope you can solve the R version issues. Looking forward your next final version.

      Best
      Daniel,

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    3. Thanks Daniel, fixed now. Both problems are the same.

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    4. Fantastic Lucas. Thank you very much for your hard work! This program is truly amazing. Lots of nice features. I can imagine how difficult is to track down all bugs.

      I will continue to test your R version as well.

      Hope you manage to find a way to add the adjourn to play as a GM. This is a particular feature that I like a lot, but I do not have too much free time to play all at once.

      Best,
      Daniel

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    5. Lucas, I have found a few other bugs.

      Still at the directors section, whenever I try to change, for example, the arrows transparency, the programs keeps suddenly shutting down after hitting the save button.

      The other one is: after inserting a variation at the games comments sector, I am unable to edit it later. I hit the edit variation button and nothing happens.

      Thanks again,
      Daniel,

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  10. Hi Lucas,
    first of all, thx for your great work.
    I have noticed two problems, but i don't know if these points are bugs.
    (1) I played a game against the tutor (beginner Lvl 1 for 10 points).
    I thought the tutor allways shows the best solution, but he doesn't.
    The tutor missed a mate in three. I saved the game as pgn to show it to you.
    (2) I couldn't open the pgn with R0.28a, but it was readable with 11.17b.
    If you want the file, please let me know.

    Good luck for further development.

    Greetings Frank

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    1. Thanks Frank. I have reinstalled (R0.29) first version of Honey XI that is used as default tutor.
      Please send me that pgn file, to fix the problem.

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  11. When you change the settings for Leela in external engines and close Lucas, the setting go back to the default when you reopen Lucas.

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    1. Thanks Lee, fixed in the next update.

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    2. Hi, I was thinking maybe you can add a new feature: Ability to save a particular external engine setting. For example Leela has many setting for optimization that depend on hardware and/or network. There is Kayra 2, Kayra 3, Kayra 4, Nuclear, Kuidee etc. So instead of changing the parameters individually every time, one can use the predefined setting with the appropriate name . The same can be applied to Stockfish which is now adopting the neutral network approach( I don't know how that will be different from Lc0?)

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    3. The truth is that I don't know those settings, if they are in text files, I could try to implement the idea.

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    4. Hi Lucas, the settings are just normal UCI settings but the nets have quite a lot that can be tuned. I think the idea here is to have one engine installed but with a choice of predefined settings, perhaps from a sub list or drop down list. Each combination of settings could be defined with a name to help identify it.

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    5. Okay, but it is needed to create that list of names with their UCI options.

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    6. You don't need any list. Just the ability to save UCI options for a given installed engine.

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    7. I have probably not quite understood what the proposal is.

      Each engine has specific UCI options, so it would not be easy to generalize the set of options, to apply to different engines.

      To save the UCI options for a specific installed engine it can be done easily with External engines, Import, ....

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    8. Import will just duplicate an engine and it's uci settings. This is not what we are talking about. For example: You open Stockfish 12 UCI options and change Threads to 2 and MultiPV to 10 ( all other options are unchanged). You save this configuration as, for example, StochfishThreads2. Later in the future you install Stockfish 14 and you want the same UCI for it, you just click somewhere linked to StockfishThreads2 and the UCI options are duplicated for Stockfish 14. Is that possible for Lucas chess to auto fill the UCI values?

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    9. I take note of your proposal, something like supporting uci options associated with names.

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    10. Yes. Something like that. Thank you Lucas. I also think Opening Lines is not working.

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  13. Hello Lucas, how are you? I am testing out your 0.31 version. Thanks for this new update. A couple of bugs I have found. The director section is still crashing when I try to adjust the arrows to my liking. Specially when trying to adjust the transparency or creating a new one.

    The other thing is: I have some custom sounds that I have been using so far. The modify button at custom sound is no longer working, so I am no longer able to add my custom sounds.

    Thanks again for this fantastic work!
    Daniel

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    1. I have uploading R0.31a with these bugs fixed.
      Muchas gracias Daniel

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    2. Wonderful job Lucas! The software looks amazing. Much more beautiful and sleek. Tournaments are much better also. Like the new training options. Can you add Syzygy tables to Endings with Tables?

      The following are bugs I found.
      1) After analyzing a game, Utilities--> Save Icsb and save to database doesn't work
      2)When you analyze a game from Tournament and you try to save it, it will not save but instead get deleted from the Tournament game list
      3) Analysis Configuration-->Wrong moves and Brilliancies--> Generate a training doesn't work. I sent you log files last month and still doen't work

      Thank you

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    3. Thank you very much Lee, I have published a new pre-release.

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  14. I have a problem with the board size on smaller monitors. On my large monitor, it is fine, and I can change the board size by right-clicking the wrench in the upper left corner.

    However on my 13" laptop screen, the bottom of the board is cut off. And I found that the wrench is on the bottom left corner, which is only visible when I click on maximize full screen. But on the max screen view, the rt-click wrench does not give the Change Board Size option (since it's already on full screen).

    I would have expected an option in the Options or Configuration Settings, but it's not there.

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    1. The CTRL + wheel is a quick way to resize.

      Also, pressing in the upper left corner of the board .....

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    2. Ctrl+pinch in/out on touchpad worked. Pressing upper left corner, both left and right click, does nothing -- as I mentioned the wrench that is "supposed" to be in in the upper left goes down to the hidden bottom left corner when the screen is smaller.

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    3. Only left click, and pressing a point inside the board (3px, 3px).
      In Options-Configuration-Boards, show configuration icon, and position (Top=Up+left, Bottom=Bottom+left)

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  15. Hello Lucas,

    I have noticed a problem when analyzing an imported game. Sometimes, the engine does not analyze the move the player made at all and just evaluates it as 0.0 without looking at it, especially when the number of moves evaluated by the engine is left at default. I think no matter how dumb my move is, the engine should at least spend some time looking at the move made by the player.
    The behaviour was not reproduceable on the non r version of lucas chess.

    Thank you very much for this otherwise great pice of software and especially looking forward to the hinted linux version.

    Peter

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    1. This is a problem with the engine. The program uses only the output of it.
      What is the engine you used to the analysis?

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    2. Thank you for replying.
      I have tested the behaviour with both the most recent version of stockfish 12 (added as an external engine in both lucas chess and lucas chess r with the same settings) as well as with the built in versions of stockfish 11 on an older lucas chess / lucas chess r install on another machine.
      The only thing that I am aware of changing is the version of your program.
      If you tell me where I can find you e-mail I could send you the png for testing if you are interested.

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    3. My email is in the program (Information).
      lukasmonk in gmail.

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  16. Hey hy Lucas. I am having some troubles with LCR: seems not compatible with latest windows 10 update. Are you aware of this? In my old notebook where i have windows7, it works ok.

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    1. Hi M, I have no idea, I have now tried with two different machines than mine, both with windows 10, one of them updated on 09/25/2020, and without problems, except for those typical of the smartscreen, which does not like anything new, but that allows to install, and when running, it has worked correctly. If the problems is the installation, I have updated Inno Setup from 6.0.3 to 6.0.5 and I have uploaded a new installation file.

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    2. Nothing! I have disabled kaspersky but this wasnt the problem. I tried to exec as admin, but nothing. Windows tool says it is incompatible!!! Maybe i'll try the installable version, though i dont like the idea. In windows 7 it works :-(

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  17. I have installed LCR but still doesnt run. Well, no idea. Now i try with older LCR...

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    1. I have uploaded a new update, this with 7zip 32 bits to create portable version.

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    2. Well, still not working. Must be my pc with last windows update. Fortunately because 11.17 works fine. I'll ask some friends to check if they have the same problem.

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    3. Hi Lucas,
      I've downloaded/installed Lucas Chess 11.17 and it works fine with the installed engines. I cannot get it to work with the new Stockfish 12 as an external engine
      through Tools/Engines/External Engines. Are there additional steps required?
      Stockfish 12 is not listed in the import list.
      Thanks.

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    4. You must use the New option, the Import option just to select one of the internal engines, configure it differently, and use it as an external engine.

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  18. Using the 0.34 version and works overall good.

    However noticed you have a new option for Train>Tactics>Repetition>Personal Tactics, but I'm not sure how to populate that with my own tactics.

    For example, I created a tactics file using pgn tactics generator ( https://github.com/vitogit/pgn-tactics-generator )of my own lichess games into a tactics.pgn file. Is there a way to import those positions into Lucas?

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    1. Tools/PGN/Read PGN then read that file, then press Train......

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    2. That works. Is there a log or statistics to show how many tactics I've done each day over time? I see that I can get for the current session only, but not for previous sessions or previous days.

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  19. Komodo 12.1.1 is available for free

    https://komodochess.com/

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  20. Will version R be able to read .ctg opening book format?

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    1. Not at this time, maybe in the future, the truth is that I have no idea, there are many pending features that are before.

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  21. When I click on the "Play" button in the "Analysis" window, nothing happens! In the old version, a new instance of the app is opened with the selected board configuration and I can choose the engine I want to play against!

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    1. Thank you very much, it will be fixed in the next pre-release.

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  22. Playing against a engine with "Tutor" enabled, when I make a bad, a menu allowing me to choose my move or the tutor's suggestion. If I choose my move, the window "Analyzing your move" appears!
    I think that this choice should accept my move without interference!

    Thanks

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    1. Fixed, thanks for the feedback. I will try to publish soon.

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  23. After a game, if I make a analysis, the text appears broken: https://imgur.com/a/ZPEHVmG

    Thanks.

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    1. The size of each column can be changed by dragging the separation of the header between black and white.
      I will expand this width by default.

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  24. If I try some training, like "Training positions/Checkmates from FICS database/Attacking the king in the castle M2-7", if I move the first piece wrong, the training scenario is broken (freezing).
    In the stable version, an arrow appears to show the correct move!

    Thanks.

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    1. Published an update. I know there are many errors pending to be detected, but three bugs fixed is enough for a new update.

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  25. When I tried to promote a pawn, the game doesn't ask me what piece I want. It automatically promoted my pawn to queen!

    Thanks.

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    1. It is correct. Pressing Alt key allows to select other piece.
      This is the default.
      To make the program ask every time, in Options / Configuration / Boards, uncheck Always promote to queen.

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  26. The columns in the "Analysis" window is broken, and I cannot adjust:

    https://imgur.com/a/K2q4xvW

    Thanks

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  27. Hello lucas, love your program.

    Everythings working, with exeption of "competition against tutor".
    I can only play against "Acqua 2.0". No other opponent can be selected.
    Not within the same group nor other groups.
    I tested every "R" version since the beginning. Always playing till 6000 points, still not possible. 11.17 worked.
    Tested Versions: R 0.19 -> R 0.38 on Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.

    Thanks in advance, keep up the good work.

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  28. Dear Lucas, thanks for keeping improving this amazing software. Looking forward the final stable version.

    Some minor bugs that I have found:

    At options and in the configuration section, at the appearance tab, the options and boxes for menus, toolbars and etc do not stay selected after the user adjustments.

    In the director's settings, there are still some bugs with the arrows and circles. For instance, I am not able to edit current circles (nothing happens when I select edit) and once in game I am not able to add two arrows at the board. Once I try to add a second arrow, the first one disappears.

    Thanks again for your hard work!

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    1. At options if By default is pressed, the values indicated are not taken into account.
      And in relation to problem with arrows and circles I have published a new prerelease.
      Thank you very much.

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  29. Thanks Lucas! So far so good. Will keep testing it!

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  30. Thanks Lucas for the effort you have taken in building this new version. Could you detail how to train openings with the version? - Not able to figure out how to do this as was done in the earlier version

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    1. The way I use: in Tools / Openings / Openings lines, I create one, I can choose the basic moves, something like e4/e5/Cf3 for example, and I give it the name I want. In the edit window, I add all the lines that I want to learn, then I click on Train, Configuration, Create trainings, sequential and against engines. I start by learning the Static, and when done, then the With engines mode.

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    2. Thank you for the rapid response!. A great start to 2021 with the 1.0 release.

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  31. se pueden añadir modulos de analisis?

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    1. Hay 52 motores, de los que se pueden usar para análisis unos cuantos, stockfish, komodo, lc0,.....
      Aparte en Herramientas/Motores/Motores externos se pueden añadir más.

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  32. Hi,
    I'd like to give you three suggestions for your very useful program ...

    1) In utility -> observer -> engine it would be better if the chessboard was much larger, currently the size is fixed

    2) In tools -> engines -> motors tournament, the larger window and chessboard and the possibility of having a human among the participants

    3) When I analyze the positions there are very useful options in the program, but it would be better to add a simpler and more immediate one such as playing the position between two engines, without eliminating the options present

    Congratulations again on your program

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  33. 1) All boards can be resized independently, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBrYY46tmFI
    2) I have this idea in mind, someone asked me some time ago about it. I have in mind to create a league like soccer, I don't know when I will develop it.
    3. Good idea but not easy to develop, I take note.

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    1. Hi Lucas,

      I forgot a very important thing: it would be very useful to be able to suspend a tournament after a match and then resume it in the future, even after exiting the application...

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    2. The program works with full games, there are no adjourns, there are no half games that can be recovered later.
      The workers do their job regardless of whether Lucas Chess is working or not, they have to be launched from LucasChess, but the relationship ends there, there is a database, where they collect a challenge and then leave the game when it is finished. They can be stopped at any time and launch other workers in the future to continue to the next game.

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  34. Hi,
    As a first time user of Lucaschess R, I'm not sure on how to use the 'training with a book' feature under openings. It could be helpful if you could tell me how to use it, since it's a bit confusing, without the name of the openings being displayed( have to keep referring chess books) and not having the personal opening guide.

    Could be helpful if you could add the personal opening guide and also even more good if you could do something that displays the openings at every move, like in chess.com

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    1. The name of the opening is always accessible, by pressing Config / View PGN information or alternatively the right button on the pgn table.
      In my opinion, the opening lines have the same or better functionality than the personal opening guide. The opening lines allow you to include all the lines of an opening or whatever you want, and train from memory or against engines. The decision not to convert the personal opening guide has already been made.

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  35. Hi,
    I have a problem...
    If I do
    1 tools -> create a game
    2 configuration -> opening
    3 I choose defense Tarrash
    4 Utilities -> play the current position

    I make my move but the opponent doesn't move
    He only moves if I push the pause button twice

    If he leaves the opening book he moves but then it is I who cannot move without using the pause key twice ...

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    1. If the version you are using is 1.00, I am unable to replicate the problem.
      In all the tests I have done they have worked correctly.

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    2. Yes is 1.00 version
      Here a video of the problem https://app.box.com/s/seswkyajs6a54862san0w3ckbn1vde1n

      bye

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    3. Thanks for the video.
      Could you try without book CubaII?

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    4. Hi,
      if I remove the book, the opponent's timer starts but then does not execute the move on the chessboard, even if he puts it in the move list and my timer does not start

      P.s. if I do create match, setup a position and then enable engine, it would be advisable if I could see how the engine evaluates the position while thinking ...

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    5. To understand a position I use a kibitzer (type candidates, stockfish, komodo, ...), it is possible to do moves on the kibitzer board, go back, ...

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  36. Using the STS Test, once finished, if I try to save in csv it saves an empty file

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  37. Bonjour, je viens d'installer la nouvelle Version R 1.01. J'ai perdu toute les données, progression de l'ancienne version de Lucas Chess. Y a t-il un moyen de retrouver ces donné perdu? Merci

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    1. The two versions work separately, so you can continue using version 11, in the event that it has been uninstalled it is possible to install it again and it will take the old data (unless it has been deleted manually).
      Right now I am working on a bridge program, which has its complications, so it will take several days to develop and publish it.
      I need to know what people want to recover. Right now I am working on the databases.

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    2. 1) It would be nice to recover the .pks files.
      2) Utilities-Save-Database not working
      3) Utilities-Analyze-Wrong moves-Generate a training file with these moves, does not work and has never worked in this new R version.

      Thank you for your hard work and software is super!

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    3. 1) Ok. Until now: 1.Databases 2.Custom openings 3. pks files.
      2) I just ran a test with no problem, maybe I didn't select the right example.
      3) It should be fixed since version 1.01

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    4. Not working. I just tested. How are you testing?

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    5. Oh I see. I was check marking the "Also add complete game to PGN" and I also added name for "PGN Format". Without them it works. Then what are these features for?
      What about the " Utilities -> Save->Database->example? Still doesn't work.

      Thank you for you help.

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    6. Other video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuTFU1A7UYA

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    7. I was changing that "Blunders1" file to a different name. Probably that's the problem. Thanks

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    8. It is another problem, I just tried नमस्कार instead of blunders, in case the problem has to do with the use of non-ansi characters.

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    9. Did you find the problem?

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    10. I have not been able to replicate it.

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  38. HI,
    Unfortunately the problem persists even with version 1.02 ...

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    1. Could you try the portable version on a clean install, in any folder?
      The problem is that I am not able to replicate the problem, using the same configuration, so a hypothesis is that there is some collateral effect derived from your data, and to continue with that hypothesis or discard it it is necessary to contrast it with a blank installation.

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    2. Hi
      yes, in a clean install the problem is resolved...

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    3. If you want, you could create a zip with all UserData folder (the databases that occupy the most it is not necessary to include them) and you send it to lukasmonk at gmail

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    4. However the problem is off in not-clean install if I use Options -> Configuration -> Chessboards -> visual effects = off

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    5. Fixed now in my code, to the next update (if you are in a hurry tell me).
      Very difficult to catch.
      Thank you very much

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  39. In the STS: Strategic Test Suite window, there is a "Config" -> "Formula to calculate elo" button, but it does not lead anywhere ...... is that correct? or is it a bug?

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  40. Hi Lucas,
    I have a question: have you ever thought about supporting the old winboard engines (via winboard protocol or with the wb2uci utility?)
    If I use Wb2uci the motor is loaded, but then it doesn't move
    Okay, many uci engines can be set to a lower elo level, but isn't it a waste to throw away dozens and dozens of winboard engines, each with its own style of play?
    It can be more inspiring (and more useful, I think) to check progress made than a low-powered Stockfish that responds without thinking.

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    1. You sent me a complete configuration with Wb2uci and one engine and the protocol file that works in other GUI and I study it.

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    2. Hi,
      gmail doesn't let me send attachments, however you can find wb2uci here: https://web.archive.org/web/20120515104014/http://home.online.no/~malin/sjakk/Wb2Uci/

      Consider that if some parameters are missing the engine follows those set on the GUI, here an example of how the 31337 engine works on Arena, the configuration file Wb2uci.eng

      [ENGINE]
      Name = 31337
      Author = Matthew Lai
      Filename = wb2uci.exe

      [OPTIONS]
      Program = 31337.exe

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    3. 31337.exe -> I need the link to download.

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    4. https://app.box.com/s/bm4m3518lsj7hurdoozfwyafarzsyyq5

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    5. Thanks Alex, although it would be a good addition to the program, it is not an easy task to support this protocol, I now have quite a few pending problems to solve in the program, so I add this to the drawer of ideas, to the huge drawer of pending ideas.

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  41. Hi, maybe it is beyond the scope of this debate, is it possible to insert an option to perform multiple automatic STS tests without always having to press "Run" at the end of the test of each engine?

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    1. I take note, perhaps in the future I study it.

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  42. Ola, ja estou usando a ultima versão do programa Lucas chess, e cada vez mais surpreso com a beleza desse programa. E notei que nessa ultima versão R 1.02, quando voce chega na casa de promoção o peão promove automaticamente para dama(rainha) e não aparece as opções de peça para promoção, tem como desativar essa função? E mais uma vez parabéns pelo excelente trabalho.

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    1. Options - Configuration - Board - Always promote to queen (Alt key allows to change to other piece)

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  43. First of all, thank you Lucas for your work !
    Do you have any idea why 3 antivirus from Virustotal warn about InsLucasChessR01_04a ? One of them is Kaspersky. With version R01_00, I did not notice this problem.

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    1. https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/01b86e1c965837521376c1043f794268b94b0248d8eaef1fff985510aebfd4e7/detection

      All clean.

      From https://bintray.com/artifact/download/lukasmonk/generic/InsLucasChessR01_04a.exe

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    2. You did an URL analysis which appears to be different from an uploaded file analysis.

      https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/search
      if we use SHA256 of the R01_04a file : 42670980fdbc91d7aeaaf0fcae6fca65a4ef9bf8e6d63a884bf107ee80e9e29b
      there are warnings (while there was none with R01_00).

      What do you think of these warnings ?

      On the other hand, it seems to me that someone told you about the Maia Chess project and that you asked for permissions. Do you have any news ?
      Thank you.

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    3. The file that is downloaded from the link from the web, is identical byte by byte with the one that I uploaded to the web, I just compared it. In Virus Total I have requested the analysis of the file to be downloaded and it does not find any problem, for me it is enough.
      I have permission, now I need time to implement a competition with them.

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  44. When trying to do Engine Tournaments, I cannot launch Worker when I set my own initial position. What could the issue be?

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, it was fixed in the latest version. I will publish a new update this weekend.

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    2. Thanks, and hopefully you will be able to allow left clicking to remove arrows, as currently it is very hard to get rid of the graphic arrows.

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    3. Right button, Ctrl F1, Ctrl F2.

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