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New chess program

Postby Nuvit » 01 Oct 2012, 16:19

Hello,

I am happy to release the first version of my chess program Numbit chess. This is a simple program developped in visual basic running on windows. Numbit evaluates each position by a static analysis, for the selected positions performs a search upto 9th ply. To simplfy the searches, uses alpha beta prunning starting from the 3rd ply.

Games can be saved, (Numbit games) can be opened for further playing. The text format is in coordinate notation (e2-e4) with pgn extention and can be opened by winboard as well.
The program, can be downloded as a simple exe file (144 kb) from:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/50057407/NumBit-B00.exe

the codes will be available soon as need the comments in English
I will be happy to have your comments

regards,
Nuvit Bayurgil
Istanbul
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Re: New chess program

Postby Nuvit » 03 Oct 2012, 18:31

you can use below link to install the program with setup utility.
(note that it creates a shortcut in the start menu)

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/50057407/Setup/Setup_nb.rar
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Re: New chess program

Postby crystalclear » 04 Oct 2012, 23:49

You have combined the GUI and the chess engine, so its not going to be easy to how well the engine plays, other than by playing it and guessing by whether you win or lose.

When I hit the SAVE/EXIT button, it saved the game. When I hit it a second time, it could overwite the first copy. I didn't see any way of exiting using that button, but the usual red cross at the top right did the trick.

Just writing a chess engine is a feat by itself in my opinion, so well done.
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Re: New chess program

Postby Nuvit » 05 Oct 2012, 15:34

Please find the link to dowload the codes in visual basic (visual studio v8)
I added 2 excel files for the main array structures and positional points
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/50057407/NumBit-B00.rar

hope to separate the GUI soon, enabling the engine working on different platforms
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Re: New chess program

Postby Nuvit » 31 Dec 2013, 09:46

Hello,

The new version of Numbit is also available as engine, using winboard protocol.
An opening book is added into the program. It is the implementation of "TOP100" openings of Sedat Cambaz, thanks to him.
The program can be downloded from:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/500 ... Engine.rar
The codes are available at:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/500 ... Engine.rar
The communication from Visual Basic was a problem for me, I solved using "Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles", it works properly. The codes are available on the above link.

GUI version can be downloaded from:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/500 ... up_GUI.rar
Menu is now available with Time Control, display of the clock and the captured pieces.
Games can be saved, (Numbit games) can be opened for further playing. The text format isin coordinate notation (e2-e4) with pgn extention and can be opened by winboard as well.

Happy new years to all,
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