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Subject: Re: Zappa Retail: No UCI?

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 06:23:21 09/05/05

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On September 05, 2005 at 09:01:59, Thomas Mayer wrote:

>Hi Sandro,
>
>> I will add also that auto232 support is a must today. ChessMaster does not
>> and I did not buy it nor I would for any program that does not. No matter
>> how strong it is.
>> I believe many players do think the same.
>
>well, the question is how many. Think about Fritz: Not so long ago there was the
>discussion that they will skip multi-engine support, UCI support etc. BECAUSE
>most of the support questions are about this topic whereas the huge majority is
>not even aware that more engines then Fritz exists at all.
>And you should not forget that YOUR usage of chess software is fully different
>of that of the majority. I am very sure that ChessMaster has no problem with
>there sellings.

I am not sure.

It is possible that they could sell more copies with UCI engine and UCI support
and Auto232 supoort.

I am also not sure if the customers of chessmaster are relevant for programmers
of new commercial programs because the programmers may consider them as lost
case regardless of what they do.

Uri



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