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Subject: Re: Hoyle Majestic Chess goes gold!

Author: John Merlino

Date: 21:03:29 07/26/03

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On July 26, 2003 at 23:18:36, Brian Thomas wrote:

>What I don't quite understand -- and perhaps it's naivete -- but why not use UCI
>that supports "standard" copy protection?  A good example of this is Deep Sjeng.
> The problem with these schemes is that they tie the engine to the GUI.
>I do understand that CM, and HMC is targeted at "beginners" who probably do not
>ever desire separation of engine and GUI, but it seems like it could very easily
>be done by more traditional means.

I cannot answer that question, as I was not an employee of Fluent Entertainment
when the decision was made. The program has been in development for about 10
months, and I have only been a part of it for a little less than half of that


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