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Match between Fairy Max and ChessV[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-29 UTC

@HG and Greg

I want to see three competitions between Fairy Max and ChessV using Winboard. The games should be Frog Chess, Hannibal chess and Waffle Chess.

1. What is the instruction that connets ChessV with winboard?

2. When I try to load FairyMax to play I get the message: "Engine did not send setup for nonstandard variant".

These are the fairymax representations of the 3 games, as I have written them:

//Frog chess invented by Kevin Pacey
Game: frog
10x8
6 4 5 8 7 3 8 5 4 6
6 4 5 8 7 3 8 5 4 6
p:100 -16,24 -16,6 -15,5 -17,5
p:100 16,24 16,6 15,5 17,5
k:-1 1,3034 -1,1034 1,7 16,7 15,7 17,7 -1,7 -16,7 -15,7 -17,7
n:310 14,7 31,7 33,7 18,7 -14,7 -31,7 -33,7 -18,7
b:350 15,3 17,3 -15,3 -17,3
R:475 1,3 16,3 -1,3 -16,3
Q:950 1,3 16,3 15,3 17,3 -1,3 -16,3 -15,3 -17,3
f:275 15,7 17,7 -15,7 -17,7 3,7 -3,7 48,7 -48,7

//Hannibal chess invented by Kevin Pacey
Game: hannibal
10x8
6 4 8 5 7 3 5 8 4 6
6 4 8 5 7 3 5 8 4 6
p:100 -16,24 -16,6 -15,5 -17,5
p:100 16,24 16,6 15,5 17,5
k:-1 1,3034 -1,1034 1,7 16,7 15,7 17,7 -1,7 -16,7 -15,7 -17,7
n:310 14,7 31,7 33,7 18,7 -14,7 -31,7 -33,7 -18,7
b:350 15,3 17,3 -15,3 -17,3
R:475 1,3 16,3 -1,3 -16,3
Q:950 1,3 16,3 15,3 17,3 -1,3 -16,3 -15,3 -17,3
h:275 15,7 17,7 -15,7 -17,7 30,7 34,7 -30,7 -34,7

//Waffle chess invented by Kevin Pacey
Game: waffle
10x8
6 8 4 5 7 3 5 4 8 6
6 8 4 5 7 3 5 4 8 6
p:100 -16,24 -16,6 -15,5 -17,5
p:100 16,24 16,6 15,5 17,5
k:-1 1,3034 -1,1034 1,7 16,7 15,7 17,7 -1,7 -16,7 -15,7 -17,7
n:310 14,7 31,7 33,7 18,7 -14,7 -31,7 -33,7 -18,7
b:350 15,3 17,3 -15,3 -17,3
R:475 1,3 16,3 -1,3 -16,3
Q:950 1,3 16,3 15,3 17,3 -1,3 -16,3 -15,3 -17,3
w:275 1,7 16,7 -1,7 -16,7 30,7 34,7 -30,7 -34,7


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 By Aurelian  Florea. Enep. An experimental variant with enhanced knights and an extra pawn. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-28 UTC

I have done an experiment in an attempt to settle how close the two, almost the same, armies.

The engine used was the latest chessV. The total number of games was 128. Out of which:

Augmented Knight won 31

Extra Pawn won 41

Draws 56

Score: EP 69-59 AN which is around 53% for the winner.

 


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It was last modified on: 2017-08-11
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Game Courier Developer's Guide. Learn how to design and program Chess variants for Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-24 UTC

Fergus, thanks. I was missing it.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-24 UTC

@Fergus,

Hello!

In the chess2 include file what is the sub castlepos supposed to do?


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 By Fergus  Duniho. Diagram Designer. Lets you display diagrams without uploading any graphics.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-19 UTC

Sorry, I knew about that. I meant HG's interactive diagram :)! And thanks for the info :)!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-19 UTC

@Hg,

Is it possible to make with the diagram designer  boards that are not rectangular?


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 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Game Courier Settings Files. Keep track of all the settings files you have written for Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-18 UTC
I had found a bug in the presets I made for frog chess, hannibal chess and waffle chess. Having included the file after the initiation of the particular new things of each game instead of before, the checkmate routine was failing. Now all is fine. I am making extra public challenges for anyone willing to try to test.

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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-12 UTC

All right!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-12 UTC

So far I have tried this code for fast castling but it seems I'm far from the truth :)! I even have a misplaced return error I can't see!

sub castle;
local ATTACKED RPOS xdir;
if not flag #from:
die A King may not castle after it moves.;
endif;
if capture:
die A King may not castle to an occupied space.;
endif;
set ATTACKED ATTACKEDBYW unless isupper moved ATTACKEDBYB;
if fn var ATTACKED #from:
die A King may not castle out of check.;
endif;
set xdir minus file #to file #from;
if not checkaleap #from #to #xdir 0:
die A King may not castle there;
endif;
if sign minus file #to file #from:
if rank #to 1:
set RPOS a1;
else:
set RPOS a8;
endif;
else
if rank #to 1:
set RPOS j1;
else: set RPOS j8;
endif;
endif;
if not flag #RPOS:
die A king may not castle with a rook that moved;
endif;
move #RPOS #from;
unsetflag #from, #RPOS;
return true;
endsub;


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-10 UTC

@Greg & @Fergus

For now I could not do a fast castle routine by trying the replace the regular routine. I think it is better to start from scratch as this type of castling is less restrictive anyway. I'll try again later.

For reference fast castling involves leaping the king at least 2 spaces towards the rook (regardless of any hindrance) and the rook in the initial king place.

A pseudocode would involve the following steps:

1. Check for the flags (here I have some trouble as I have to work with regular code)

2. Check if the king is in check (copy paste from regular routine) 

3. Check if the space if free and 2 squares far 

4. Move the king

5. Move the rook

For now I have a few slips but maybe I can do it!...


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-09 UTC

Yes, Greg! That was what I was trying to say!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-08 UTC

All right thanks, for the tip. I'll keep it in mind! And for everything else!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-08 UTC

Hello Fergus,

There is still a problem. In free castling as Kevin Pacey has defined it the king may leap interviening pieces and the rook lands on the king's initial sqaure. This I think it requires a new implementation. I think I got cought in the terms, it is obvious to me that you meant something else by it!...


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-07 UTC

I thank you very much Fergus, I got it!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-07 UTC

Thanks Fergus!

I tried to figure out how to use free castling instead of regular castling, but I got only as far as understanding that the value of the square where the castling piece needs to land, has to be passed to the caslting subroutine. Probably this is how the subroutine makes the difference between the two as otherwise is assumes that it has to jump the king. I don't understand what needs passing from the main program of the preset to go down the functions tree so that will happen :(! 


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-06 UTC

I am a tiny bit proud, I admit to anounce that, presets for frog chess, hannibal chess and waffle chess work well with rules enforced and moves displayed for a regular castling variation (which is the oficial one for the first 2). Next I'll try the fast type of castling.

@Fergus

 I did not know you made it so easilly programmable. For apothecary chess I started it from scratch and there is no need for that. Although it has it's particularities it's probably doable. Now, I know better to probably do it in the way it was meant by you! Thanks!...


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-06 UTC

Thank you very much Greg!

Although I cannot find the piece set you have mentioned, it will appear!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-05 UTC

Sorry Fergus but I asked "where" to call them now how to call them. I apologise for any misunderstanding!...

I mean once the functions are done. Where should I use them?


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-05 UTC

@Fergus,

Hello,

I've done the functions in question but I still don't know where to call them!...


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-04 UTC

I used to think game courier programming is easy. It's not that easy it seems.

I am trying to build up presets for frog chess, waffle chess and hannibal chess. Links here:

https://www.chessvariants.com/play/pbm/play.php?game=Frog+Chess&settings=RegularCastling

https://www.chessvariants.com/play/pbm/play.php?game=Waffle+Chess&settings=RegularCastling

https://www.chessvariants.com/play/pbm/play.php?game=Hannibal+Chess&settings=RegularCastling

Most I've done is copy paste from capblanca chess, then write the code for enforcing the frog, elelphant ferz and waffle respectivellly (don't bother with more than one they are virtually the same). But I don't now how to display those pieces legal moves (the "set display" command) or not display a move that will cause check. Any help? Thanks!...


UPDATED! This item is a game information page
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It was last modified on: 2020-01-30
 By Aurelian  Florea. Apothecary Chess-Modern. (Updated!) Large board variant obtained through tinkering with known games.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-01 UTC

I hope you guys enjoy the new version of this game. For now, the rules enforcing and move displaying are an ongoing job, for me to do. After that I hope to see you soon!...


UPDATED! This item is a game information page
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It was last modified on: 2020-01-30
 By Aurelian  Florea. Apothecary Chess-Classic. (Updated!) Large board variant obtained through tinkering with known games.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-02-01 UTC

I hope you guys enjoy the new version of this game. For now, the rules enforcing and move displaying are an ongoing job, for me to do. After that I hope to see you soon!...


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-01-30 UTC

@The Editors

These days I had tried to finalize the rules of my 2 apothecary games.

This should be the final version of this article pending review.


UPDATED! This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-01-30
 By Aurelian  Florea. Apothecary Chess-Modern. (Updated!) Large board variant obtained through tinkering with known games.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Aurelian Florea wrote on 2020-01-30 UTC

@The Editors

These days I had tried to finalize the rules of my 2 apothecary games.

This should be the final version of this article pending review.


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