Emuladores de Ajedrez de MESS

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Re: Emuladores de Ajedrez de MESS

Mensaje por Guilinman » 24 Ene 2019 11:45

I use chessbase gui...thanks for answer

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Re: Emuladores de Ajedrez de MESS

Mensaje por CBF » 25 Ene 2019 17:54

Hi,

I've now uploaded my new package for UCI and WB.

Changes:
1) It's now called MESS-Chess_UCI+WB.zip, because I've switched again from MAME to MESS, which is
a bit better (e.g. there's now the usual menu bar again in each module window).
Therfore all previous names 'mame' (for the folder and the program) have changed to 'mess', too.
2) Now the prefix '-plugin chessengine' in front of the module name is no longer necessary, because I've
configured this plugin already in the configuration file 'mess.ini'.
3) And finally I've included the 2 chess GUIs 'WinBoard' and 'CuteChess' and pre-configured each of them
with 3 chess modules, so if you want to use one of these GUIs, you just need to unzip it and you're ready to start.

I recommend to read the file 'Readme.txt', which has some important infos!

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Re: Emuladores de Ajedrez de MESS

Mensaje por CBF » 27 Ene 2019 10:03

Hi,

there was still a bug in the MAME sourcecode 0.205: the Mephisto Berlin Pro (berlinp/bpl32) stopped working
after the first move - I've fixed this now.
And I've added a few artworks for the old Mephisto devices: now they have working function keys again,
so you can make any settings (e.g. level) also for these machines.
Just download the new MESS-Chess_UCI+WB package again from my webite (date: 27.1.2019).

There's still another bug in MAME, introduced between version 0.197 and 0.198:
Since 0.198 the LED display of the Mephisto MM2 is totally scrambled and not readable anymore! :(
Unfortunately I couldn't find this bug yet, because of the extensive changes of the MAME sources in the past,
so maybe hap reads this and could do something!?

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Re: Emuladores de Ajedrez de MESS

Mensaje por CBF » 27 Ene 2019 18:57

Hi,

now I could also fix this LCD display bug in the MM2 module myself! :)
The new fixed version is already on my website ...

A short note @Berger: I saw that you've written MAME-Chess... instead of MESS-Chess... on your special
page with the links - maybe you can change this, else some people might be confused.

CBF

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Re: Emuladores de Ajedrez de MESS

Mensaje por berger » 27 Ene 2019 20:14

CBF escribió:
27 Ene 2019 18:57
(...) maybe you can change this, else some people might be confused.
Your wish is my command! :grin:

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Re: Emuladores de Ajedrez de MESS

Mensaje por CBF » 30 Ene 2019 15:25

berger escribió:
27 Ene 2019 20:14
Your wish is my command! :grin:
WOW, I didn't know that I'm your boss. :D

Ok, I've now uploaded again a new update for MESS-Chess_UCI+WB.

Apart from a few small (internal) improvements the changes are:
1) CuteChess-GUI removed (too few features for its size).
2) Instead I've now included Arena 1.1 in the folder 'Arena' (which is smaller and has
more features) and also Winboard 4.91 in the folder WinBoard - both programs are already
pre-configured for all available MESS engines (with better names and alphabetically sorted)
and can be used out-of-the-box.
3) For newer Arena versions there's a folder 'Arena35', containing all files and instructions
how to use these MESS engines in Arena 2.01 or 3.51.
4) For using the engines in Arena it's no longer necessary to switch the Window mode OFF,
because with the trick used in this update (calling 'mess.exe' via the file 'mess.cmd') Arena
does not automatically close the engine window anymore.
5) And there's now also an artwork for the Chess Traveller.

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Re: Emuladores de Ajedrez de MESS

Mensaje por CBF » 30 Ene 2019 15:57

Hi hap, I have a short question for you:

I guess you know the Lua plugin 'chessengine' written by Sandro Ronco, which allows
to use the MAME chess engines in chess GUIs with UCI and WB support.

I would like to make this plugin working also with CB-Emu, because the newer MAME versions
don't have any code for playing with chess pieces, and unfortunately I'm not able to port
my CB-Emu code from MESS 0.175 to new versions (e.g. to 0.190, for which this plugin is working).

I've already tried it by simply copying some sources (lua... and json in the folders 3rdparty and
plugins) from 0.190 to 0.175, and it compiled without errors, but nevertheless it does not work -
this modified 0.175 version still returns an error message when trying to use this 'chessengine' plugin. :(

Now my question: is it possible to implement the newer Lua plugin code into the old MAME version 0.175?
And how complicated would this be?

It would be nice if you could give me some hints ... ;)

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Re: Emuladores de Ajedrez de MESS

Mensaje por hap » 30 Ene 2019 19:10

The page here https://github.com/sronco/mame-chessengine says minimum version 0.183, so try that instead of 0.190? But even if you manage to copy it back to 0.175 (or CB-Emu forward to 0.183), I don't think this plugin is compatible with the old Mephisto drivers.

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Re: Emuladores de Ajedrez de MESS

Mensaje por CBF » 30 Ene 2019 19:49

Thanks hap, but of course I know this site.

But I didn't want to modify his plugin, I rather wanted to implement the newer Lua system
(that is used in later MAME versions) into my old version 0.175.
And I'm quite sure that there would be no probems with the old Mephisto drivers, because
this plugin is just reading/sending port values (board squares, buttons, LEDs) from/to the chess device.

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Re: Emuladores de Ajedrez de MESS

Mensaje por CBF » 05 Feb 2019 15:04

Hi,

an update for MESS-Chess_UCI+WB is available on my website.

I've now created chess plugins for the few engines, which were not yet supported
(e.g. Fidelity Prestige & Elegance, Novag Scorpio 68000 ...), so now all engines can be used.
And there are a few new artworks for modules, which had only a LED-display so far (MK I/II, SC1/2 ...).

To get everything working you have to update the whole package, because also 'mess.exe' is new!

CBF

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