Winboard engines?

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Winboard engines?

Postby GiorgosK » 15 Dec 2016, 17:28

Hi! :D

I'm usually using XBoard at Debian and I'm installing all necessary files from repositories ar compiling from source.
However, this time I need installing (after many years) Winboard at Windows (10 x64), so I have this question:

Since I'm not satisfied with Fruit (abandoned and with last version lost), I was searching for suitable engines (open source or freeware, but with binaries), for using with Winboard.

What I found is a really outdated Crafty version, on an abandoned project (only 32-bit):,
and a relatively new GNU Chess version that comes with Red Hat's Cygwin
(Somehow the other Cygwin, does not work at Win 10).

I'm satisfied with GNU Chess (open source, comes with x64 binary, under development, recent binary version), but I'll ask anyway! :D
Does someone know any other chess engines (compatibles with Winboard, no source only, no trial - commercial, preferably x64 build)?
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Re: Winboard engines?

Postby H.G.Muller » 16 Dec 2016, 11:28

GNU Chess 6 is a re-branded Fruit 2.1. You could use Stockfish.

In fact I host a pre-configured package with the latest WinBoard beta version and a Stockfish fork, at .
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Re: Winboard engines?

Postby GiorgosK » 17 Dec 2016, 12:01

Then I think I'll stick with GNU Chess. :D

THANKS H.G.Muller!!!
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