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Subject: Re: ChessBase winboard compatability

Author: Matthew White

Date: 17:13:52 06/04/03

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On June 04, 2003 at 18:25:00, Mike S. wrote:

>On June 04, 2003 at 16:16:19, Jim Bodkins wrote:
>>On June 04, 2003 at 16:12:07, Charles Smith wrote:
>>>I'm a new member to this forum so I'm sure this question has been asked before.
>>>The question is why doesn't ChessBase have a gui that accepts winboard engines
>>>without having to use an adapter and do they have any plans to introduce one in
>>>the future?
>>I bet they dont. (...)
>They did, in the past (prior to F7's UCI compatability).
>Due to the different GUI/Engine concepts of WinBoard and Fritz, the CB. WinBoard
>adapter never worked good enough, at least not with every WB. engine (although
>there are some it works ok for, i.e. Delfi AFAIK). That adapter is discontinued,
>and not included anymore with new CB. programs.
>The ChessBase WB. adapter version of Nov. 2000 worked best; it is included i.e.
>with Yace (but not needed for Yace of course if you have F7/8 etc., only for
>older CB GUIs).
>But I assume people will prefer the Wb2Uci method anyway.
Are you sure about that? I have Fritz 6 and 7, and neither could use a winboard
engine without the winboard adapter as far as I could tell.


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