Saturday, October 7, 2017

Development version 11.00.21b: kibitzers

Changes in kibitzers:

1. Added some options:

  • Priority of the cpu process, normal, low, below low, high,... (vga)
  • Analyzed position, it can be before the move on the board or after the move.
  • Visibility, when you have many kibitzers, some of them can be hidden in the selection menu.

2. Kibitzer options can be changed live.

3. The order in the menu can be changed.

4. To edit:

  • Tools-Engines-Kibitzers
  • When playing, Utilities-Kibitzers-Edit

Bug fixed:
  • Multiple analysis of a position, engines are not reused when external. (vga)

Update from 11.00.21 to 11.00.21a:
  • Bug fixed, kibitzers don´t work (Giovanni)
Update from 11.00.21a to 11.00.21b:
  • Bug fixed, tournaments between engines, "Cancel button" and difference of material doesn't work (Giovanni Di Maria)
  • Bug fixed, database, order is not maintained from a session to other (Max Aloyau)
  • Database, added in Utilities mass analysis option (Marc)
  • New theme, McBrain's Wooden Chess Board " - © 2017 by Michael Byrne , permission granted to Lucas Monge to use in the software "Lucas Chess".
  • Updated some languages:
    • Arabic by Mohamad Alhedhed
    • French by Max Aloyau
    • Polish by Dariusz Popadowski
    • Vietnamese by Toan Luong


  1. Hi.
    In the tournament between engines, can i show the difference of materials? If yes, how?
    Thank you. Ciao.

  2. Hi Giovanni, pressing Alt-C by example.

  3. Hi, excuse for my questions....
    How can I activate the Kibitzer, after that I download a PGN?
    If I go to the menu Utility->Kibitzer and I choose an Engine,
    nothing happens....

    1. This is the way. It must be a problem with tha kibitzer. File bug.kibitzer has the information, if not bug.log.

    2. I have tried again the old version 11.00.20a and the Kibitzer worked fine.
      With last version Kibitzer does not work. There is only the file bug.log containing the string "Version 11.00.21".
      Hi and thank you.

    3. Giovanni, please send me the file UsrData\moscas.pkv, to lukasmonk at gmail, to test.

  4. Hi.
    During a tournament between chess engines:
    1) The "Cancel" button at top/left does not work (i must kill the process to exit);
    2) The difference of materials (ALT+C) is not updated in real time but I must press ALT+C twice to see the current materials.
    Thank you.

  5. The old version Lucas 11.00.20 was working, with the latest version of Lucas 11.00.21 impossible to move a part (under Windows 10). Would it be possible to include in an upcoming version of Lucas an opening report as in the Scid vs Pc chess program, see the video on youtube in French of ChessMI, the video it calls "Bénéficiez de toute une vie de GMI pour construire votre répertoire d'ouvertures! "

  6. hi Lucas. how to convert GM .xgm files pgn or fns format or cbh format