Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • August 31, 2015, 02:50:27 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Last post Author Topic: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program  (Read 50976 times)

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,952
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #50 on: July 18, 2006, 12:05:27 PM »
hmm.. im not sure that's it - i login as administrator so that shouldnt be any problem i dont think..
but im willing to test any new version..

btw: smirf
the new free VirtualPC would be ideal environment for testing such stuff.

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2006, 04:58:37 PM »
Now I hope to have made the installation routine a little bit more intelligent. Please report your experiences with the updated installation routine and GUI. Thank you!

Reinhard.

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #52 on: July 18, 2006, 05:01:52 PM »
... the new free VirtualPC would be ideal environment for testing such stuff.

You probably are right ;-) , the problem is, I hav'nt that tool.

Regards, Reinhard.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,952
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2006, 05:14:22 PM »

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #54 on: July 19, 2006, 02:17:35 PM »
I am still waiting for (+) or (-) reactions after exploring the new SMIRF installation package. It really would be fine to hear anything about successes or failures ... thank you !

Reinhard.

martyjn

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 34
    • View Profile
    • Internet Games
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2006, 02:51:50 AM »
hi reinhard i had similar trouble with the old installer got the new one and no problems with the new installation. :Thmbsup:love the program by the way.Have you thought about drag and move for the moves(that isnt a critisism) the curent interface is great.

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #56 on: July 20, 2006, 11:52:13 AM »
Hi Martyjn, thank you for your message! The SMIRF GUI is my first working chess GUI. Thus I am gathering a lot of experiences. Drag and drop will be in my next approach for this. Actually I am not sure to continue development with Borland Studio, because C++ yet is only supported half compared to Delphi. Nevertheless there will be some smaller improvements of the current SMIRF GUI and engine.

Regards, Reinhard.

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2006, 02:46:29 PM »
SMIRF's chess engine has been updated to BC-163f to finally participate in this contest.

Regards, Reinhard.

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #58 on: September 07, 2006, 01:59:08 PM »
There of course is again a new version of the SMIRF engine BC-164a, despite of the contest's ending.

Best regards, Reinhard.

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2006, 04:36:52 AM »
The GUI now released with the new version 164c has a reduced board flickering (as I hope) and also shows a material balance.

Reinhard.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,952
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #60 on: September 23, 2006, 05:30:15 AM »
cool  :up:

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #61 on: September 30, 2006, 11:27:59 AM »
The GUI has been released now in version 1.5.1 which:

a) has reduced flickering while drawing board
b) has scalable GUI (one bigger piece symbol set added)
c) will show material balance (last position)

Reinhard.

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,952
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #62 on: September 30, 2006, 12:22:23 PM »
scalable gui - great.

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #63 on: November 04, 2006, 04:46:35 AM »
Again in SMIRF some smaller improvements have been made.
Now there is GUI version 1.6.3 and engine version 165d.

Regards, Reinhard.

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2006, 04:08:15 PM »
a) Again new improvements have been implemented into the SMIRF engine + GUI.

b) Thank you very much for finally receiving the Borland Pro Studio !

Best regards, Reinhard.

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #65 on: December 30, 2006, 06:53:01 AM »
SMIRF is migrating to Mac OS X. The web pages have been closed. Maybe there will be a comeback in far days.

Best regards and a happy new year 2007, Reinhard.

P.S.: see also notes at: http://www.chessvariants.org/index/external.php?itemid=SMIRF (ftp://http://www.chessvariants.org/index/external.php?itemid=SMIRF)
« Last Edit: December 30, 2006, 09:54:32 AM by Smirf »

Smirf

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 59
    • View Profile
    • SMIRF -> OCTOPUS Chess Project
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #66 on: October 30, 2011, 03:13:27 PM »
For some reasons and e.g. maybe to get some testing results of other 10x8 activists I have decided to publish again an actual donationware version of the SMIRF GUI and its engine BC-176f-2 which also may by used by Winboard-F in combination to HGM's smirfoglot adapter.

Download-link: https://files.me.com/r.scharnagl/ktgt2z

Regards, R. Scharnagl

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,952
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Donate to Member
Re: Entering SMIRF 8x8 + 10x8 Chess Program
« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2011, 04:02:27 PM »
Cool  :up: