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It was last modified on: 2010-01-10
 By Joe  Joyce. Great Shatranj. Great Shatranj. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H.G.Muller wrote on 2008-05-02 UTC
You can upload the implementation of this game using my piece values for the time being from the following link: Just unzip it anywhere you like, (the zip archive contains a single folder GrtShatranj with everything you need in it), go to the folder, and click the shortcut named 'Great Shatranj'. That should startup WinBoard in Great Shatranj mode, using Fairy-Max as engine. (WinBoard actualy thinks this is variant capablanca, but legality testing is switched off, so that doesn't matter.) If you want to paste in positions through a FEN, you should use the following letters (I was limited to what Fairy-Max accept, as I still have to make the piece identifiers programmable there rather than the fixed set PNBRQKEFWACHG): P = pawn N = knight E = elephant (AF) W = dababbah (DW) C = commoner (FW) M = minister (DWN) H = high-priestess (AFN) K = king For some reason it does not start to play automatically if you make a move; you will have to use the 'mode -> machine black' (or white) menu to make it play. BTW, there is no guarantee what the other variants will do in this Fairy-Max version, which I use to test strange pieces. So don't use the 'new variant' menu!