Monday, August 25, 2014

Version 9 step 1c

The next version will be the 9, I have no date for its publication, the most likely to take at least one year, in the meantime I will publish the development version from time to time.


News:

  • Playing in general:
    • Tutor opinion saved (when option marked in configuration), even when it is the same as user move. (ADT)
    • When playing opponent then changed cursor (and doesn´t show a message) (?)
    • Keyboard changed to support indicating moves by keyboard (Robert Anderson), now f=flip, c=save pgn, i=save png img, d=director, needs Alt.
    • Can be stablished main window as top window in relation other programs. (Red Hood)
    • Analysis of a game-> option to show histogram. (ADT)
  • Lucas elo:
    • It is possible to play against all better engines, even from beginning. (?+++)
  • Playing against any engine:
    • Tutor used and tutor general are now the same. (ADT)
    • Shows arrows with the thought of opponent. (Michele)
    • Opening selection, can be selected by mouse, and with the depth the user wants, allowing non standard.
    • Option to select a poliglot book and that their moves are mandatory.
    • Added second chance option, then when move is not the better, program shows the number of better moves and user can select to rethink. (Remes)
    • Warm when zeitnot can be set (bbbaro25us,Rui Grafino), and the sound associated.
  • Playing like a GM:
    • Internally changed, it is incompatible with previous versions.
    • Can be selected the opening. (Adrijan)
    • Bypass moves in a book. (Jeremy Bernstein)
  • Database:
    • Databases can be placed in any folder. (?)
  • Tools-Engines:
    • Support to STS: Strategic Test Suite, More info Authors: Dan Corbit & Swaminathan
  • Director:
    • Added square markers
  • Training openings:
    • Changed interface to select opening
  • Engines:
    • Stockfish 5
    • Tarrasch Toy 0.905 (0.906 creates log)
  • Fide-elo,Fics-elo:
    • Always use tutor engine.
    • Enhanced analysis, now can be asked for new current analysis as engine is working in background. (Nils Andersson)
  • Determine your calculating power:
    • Added possibility to repeat a training (Swaminathan)
  • Kibitzers:
    • Option to enable or disable as top window(always visible or not) (thetasquared)


Download: LucasChessPortable9step1c.exe

1a: 26/8/2014: fixed two bugs (Comment #1)
1b: 28/8/2014: fixed bug in "Play like a GM" when importing games. (Ramesh P.)
1c: 31/8/2014: Playing against any engine, tutor analysis is always added. (ADT)