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cccc 07-20-2009 07:51 PM

GNU Chess play against crafty

I'd like to start a chess game GNU Chess against crafty using xboard:

xboard -fcp gnuchess -scp crafty -tc 1
but don't know howto start this game and play automatically.

unSpawn 07-21-2009 05:00 PM

If you mean two bots play a game of chess try the xboard "-mg 1" switch. As in 'xboard -mg 1 -fcp /usr/local/bin/sjeng -scp /usr/local/bin/phalanx'.

cccc 07-21-2009 05:57 PM

thx a lot

# xboard -mg 1 -fcp sjeng -scp phalanx
works well, but

# xboard -mg 1 -fcp gnuchess -scp crafty

won't start (play) a game.
what's wrong?

unSpawn 07-21-2009 06:49 PM

What do you exactly mean "won't start"? Won't play? Given they both got their thinking caps on it might take a while before pieces move. Or won't show board display? Any errors?

cccc 07-21-2009 07:40 PM

sorry, I've restarted the machine and it works well now.

unSpawn 07-21-2009 08:16 PM

That does not compute. Why would a reboot be necessary?..

cccc 07-22-2009 01:17 PM

I don't know, I've reinstalled xboard, gnuchess and crafty before.

unSpawn 07-22-2009 06:47 PM

Uh. OK. Note reinstalling SW or rebooting usually isn't necessary to fix something.

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