New Chess Diagram Generator

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New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby webchess » 20 Jul 2008, 08:50

New Chess Diagram Generator has been released.

Chess Diagram Generator is available at http://webchess.freehostia.com/diag/index.php

Many of the parameters are flexibly adjustable (size, piece set, colors etc)

Support for Fischer Random Chess (Chess960) positions


Brief HOWTO:
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To generate chess diagram follow next steps:
1. Push 'FEN / Fischer' button
2. Enter


2a. Adjust other settings (colors, size, theme etc)
3. Push 'Preview' button
4. Generated diagram will be displayed in the preview
5. FEN code and Direct link for diagram are automatically updated and can be used later


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Previews:
***** Preview images are in PNG-format and are shown incorrectly in Internet Explorer version 6 and lower *****

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FEN: 3r2k1/1q1P1ppp/r2R2n1/p4Q2/1ppB2R1/6P1/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1


With default settings:
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Different set of pieces (more sets available)
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Different size
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Side to move disabled
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Adjustable square/coordinates colors
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Flip position, another piece set
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Basic diagram
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Fischer Random Chess
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In case of invalid FEN-code (error)
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Position setup (drag'n drop) will be available soon

Chess Diagram Generator is available at http://webchess.freehostia.com/diag/index.php

Your comments/suggestions please send to: webchess(at_no-spam)gmail(dot)com

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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby Volker Pittlik » 20 Jul 2008, 12:58

webchess wrote:...
Your comments/suggestions please send to:...


No. I answer here. I don't see any diagram. I use FF3.0. All links lead to an advertisement page. It doesen't look very good. I hope that is a bug.
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby Teemu Pudas » 20 Jul 2008, 13:12

Volker Pittlik wrote:
webchess wrote:...
Your comments/suggestions please send to:...


No. I answer here. I don't see any diagram. I use FF3.0. All links lead to an advertisement page. It doesen't look very good. I hope that is a bug.

Same with Opera 9.51.
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby David Weller » 20 Jul 2008, 13:24

No images with Safari

Now I see em!
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby Teemu Pudas » 20 Jul 2008, 13:50

Nor with IE7.

Starting to look spammy.
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby webchess » 20 Jul 2008, 14:36

Volker Pittlik wrote:
webchess wrote:...
Your comments/suggestions please send to:...


No. I answer here. I don't see any diagram. I use FF3.0. All links lead to an advertisement page. It doesen't look very good. I hope that is a bug.


Chess Diagram Generator is available at http://webchess.freehostia.com/diag/index.php
There's no link to advertisement pages. Maybe host is checking for value of referrer, try to copy link address directly into address bar. Preview images have been re-uploaded

Generated diagram for the position above (1st post) can be accessed via link:
http://webchess.freehostia.com/diag/chessdiag.php?fen=3r2k1/1q1P1ppp/r2R2n1/p4Q2/1ppB2R1/6P1/PP3PP1/6K1%20w&size=medium&coord=no&cap=no&stm=no&fb=no&theme=smart&color1=c9c4bb&color2=63605e&color3=63411F

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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby Kurt Utzinger » 20 Jul 2008, 21:54

A chess generator should also give the FEN output
with the diagram.
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby webchess » 20 Jul 2008, 22:25

Kurt Utzinger wrote:A chess generator should also give the FEN output
with the diagram.
Kurt

Do mean on the diagram like
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or just as text on the page (to be easily copied) ? I'll fix it soon.
There's no much space on small diagrams.

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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby H.G.Muller » 21 Jul 2008, 12:07

Can it do 10x8 diagrams, from X-FEN or Shredder-FEN input??
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby webchess » 22 Jul 2008, 07:03

No, it can't. Only standard and 960 (Fischer) chess diagrams, but I'll think about the idea.
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby webchess » 27 Jul 2008, 07:25

Fixed problems with Internet Explorer versions 5, 6
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby H.G.Muller » 27 Jul 2008, 08:12

OK, so I can see it now too. Are you sure valid FRC numbers are from 1-960, and not from 0 to 859? If I type 960 in your generator I get the position that I get when I type 0 in WinBoard, which is clearly the first position you would expect from the algorithm that maps numbers to positions. (It has both Bishops left, and you start with putting down the Bishops.)
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby webchess » 27 Jul 2008, 18:44

H.G.Muller wrote:OK, so I can see it now too. Are you sure valid FRC numbers are from 1-960, and not from 0 to 859? If I type 960 in your generator I get the position that I get when I type 0 in WinBoard, which is clearly the first position you would expect from the algorithm that maps numbers to positions. (It has both Bishops left, and you start with putting down the Bishops.)

I've checked Starting position IDs in Chess960 and fixed to accept 0 as first FRC starting position
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby Gerd Isenberg » 04 Aug 2008, 21:10

Hi webchess,

thank you for providing this service. It seems a pragmatical way to include diagrams in wikis via external image.
http://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com/The+Nolot+Suite

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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby Olivier Deville » 04 Aug 2008, 21:17

Yes, your tool seems a very good one.

Your contribution is very much appreciated here :wink: Thanks a lot !

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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby H.G.Muller » 05 Aug 2008, 07:31

I made it easier to use WinBoard as a diagram generator. (Not really a competitor to the one announced here, as it targets a completely different niche: not web based, creating a bitmap file on your local computer.) Version 4.3.14 has a menu item to save the current board display as a bitmap file, which can be used as diagram.

Advantage is that it supports all variants support by WinBoard, including deviating board sizes and fairy pieces. So it is ppossible to do 10x8 diagrams, now.

Main drawback is that WinBoard does not really do a very good job in showing the board coordinates.
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby webchess » 08 Apr 2009, 13:14

If you don't have FEN-code by your hand, it's possible to enter position using short chess notation. Please use parameter position instead of fen:
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position=W: c3,f3,Kd2,Qe4,Bf2,Rg1 B: b6,e6,Kb7,Qc6,Rc7,Nc5;w
where:
    W: white pieces
    B: black pieces
    w/b optional, side to move (please notice use of semicolon ; )

    pieces are separated by comma (,)
    all other settings (piece set, size, colors etc) remain unchanged
Chess Diagram (white to move):
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http://webchess.freehostia.com/diag/chessdiag.php?position=w:c3,f3,Kd2,Qe4,Bf2,Rg1 b:b6,e6,Kb7,Qc6,Rc7,Nc5;w


Chess Diagram (black to move):
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http://webchess.freehostia.com/diag/chessdiag.php?position=w:c3,f3,Kd2,Qe4,Bf2,Rg1 b:b6,e6,Kb7,Qc6,Rc7,Nc5;b


Chess Diagram with no side to move (some other settings adjusted):
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http://webchess.freehostia.com/diag/chessdiag.php?position=w:c3,f3,Kd2,Qe4,Bf2,Rg1 b:b6,e6,Kb7,Qc6,Rc7,Nc5&theme=solid&color1=d1e6e5&color2=656882&color3=000000


In case of typo:
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby TrojanHorse » 10 Feb 2011, 20:39

Hello Boys!

I am new to the forum and new to winboard in general, but I found this post and was wondering if there is a newer version out of the Chess diagram generator. I have been playing since my grandpa taught me the rules some years ago now, and am just now getting in to programming with some of my free time so I thought this whole idea looked really cool. If anybody could help navigate me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!
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Re: New Chess Diagram Generator

Postby Garrinso » 05 Oct 2011, 07:52

A new program, Zugzwang para Windows by Manuel López, for making diagrams has been added to the Chess Diagrams Page. It makes diagrams with True Type chess fonts or saves as jpeg. The program is in Spanish and very easy to use.
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