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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
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!