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I would like to be able to play the Stockfish engine using the Arena GUI. I consulted the "playarena" site and the only instructions were to download and unpack the .tar.gz file. I did this but there is no makefile in the directory so I am not able to compile the Arena application with a 'make' command. what steps should I take to get Arena working with the Stockfish engine? I am new to linux and would appreciate any help. Thank you.

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Arena is not an open source program, so you won't be able to compile the source code.

Do you see Arena_x86_64_linux? Just run it and play chess.

  • Thank you, I now know how to check for an executable file in the folder and will in the future. Thanks again. – Cameron Feb 2 '17 at 1:55
  • Sometimes an error while loading shared libraries: libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory message can happen. Then a sudo apt install libgtk2.0-0 and re-running the Arena_x86_64_linux should do the job. Comment : I remark a black area instead of the usual chessboard but it's clickage nevertheless and pieces and squares appears as you click them. This is on ubuntu-19.10-desktop-amd64. – Olorin Jan 17 at 10:07

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