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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2023-03-31 UTC

Why this title A A Royal and His Pet, with 2 A? A typo?

H. G. Muller wrote on 2021-05-12 UTC
files=10 ranks=10 satellite=pet graphicsDir=/graphics.dir/alfaeriePNG/ promoZone=1 maxPromote=1 squareSize=50 graphicsType=png lightShade=#CCCC11 darkShade=#339933 rimColor=#111199 coordColor=#CCCC11 borders=0 firstRank=1 useMarkers=1 promoChoice=TMGNCA royal=8 royal=9 baring=0 extinction=0 symmetry=rotate pawn::::a3-j3 guard::FA:elephant:d2,g2 knight:N:::h2,i2 man::K:guard:b2,c2 tower::WD:warmachine:a2,j2 cannon::::a1,j1 archer::mBpcB:vao:d1,g1 rex::N:equesrex:f2 king::K::e2

a Royal and his Pet

Ben Reiniger wrote on 2020-12-02 UTC

I'd suggest different piece images for the tower and guard; especially FIDE pieces' images being used for different pieces is confusing. (Maybe the war machine and elephant?)

I'm also curious how putting both Men (slower) on one side and both Knights (faster) on the other affects play.

💡📝Zhedric Meneses wrote on 2020-12-02 UTC

can this be approved now?

💡📝Zhedric Meneses wrote on 2020-11-21 UTC


H. G. Muller wrote on 2020-11-20 UTC

For some reason the Diagram does not recognize the keyword 'royal' in the line royal=8. (And as a consequence considers the Rex the only royal piece.) I suspect there is some unprintable character in front of it, like <tab> or <cr>, because when I copy-paste your diagram description from the Page Source to a page on my own computer, everything works fine. (The Diagram script does strip leading spaces.)

Just delete that line, and retype it by hand, and it should work.

H. G. Muller wrote on 2020-11-19 UTC

Note that to make the Diagram play this according to your rules, you would have to specify additional parameters


Otherwise it would assume the Rex is the only royal piece (because you mentioned that last). Or assume you would have to capture both of them to win. Finally, baring=0 indicates that losing all non-royal pieces also counts as a loss.

Greg Strong wrote on 2020-11-19 UTC

I don't know why it was sizing the columns like that but I fixed it by specifying a width in the <td> element.

💡📝Zhedric Meneses wrote on 2020-11-19 UTC

How did the pictures even got squished

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