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Subject: You'll suffer the same fate as Chess Tiger 2004 if you don't go UCI

Author: Graham Banks

Date: 12:11:07 09/04/05

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On September 04, 2005 at 12:58:38, A. Cozzie wrote:

>>Is the rumour true, that Zappa 2.0 retail will NOT be sold as UCI engine and
>>therefore NOT be used under Fritz, Shredder and Arena but only under its own
>It is still under debate.  Basically we don't trust certain interfaces that set
>your hash to 1MB and do other evil things of that nature.  Vincent especially
>thinks that such trickery will only increase in future versions.
>His solution is to not support UCI.  My solution is to not care.  A possible
>compromise solution may be to release with WB2 support only.
>>If so: Who shall buy it then?
>Realistically speaking the number of people that would use the engine in fritz
>is very small.  Also, the new gui really is rather nice.

Chess Tiger 2004 hardly rates a mention anywhere on this forum due to not
supporting UCI. I actually wonder how much it hurt sales? Probably a great deal.
I urge you also not to go this way.

Regards, Graham.

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