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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.


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