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In Arena 3.5, you can hit the "Edit" button next to "Analyze", and continue doing moves. In the edit mode, it does not try to do a move automatically. If you keep the "Analyze" button as pressed, then it will analyze both sides of the game. I think this is what you are looking for. See screenshot attached.


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Right click on the analysis output window to be able to enable Multi-PV mode:


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You have a whole list at http://www.computerchess.org.uk/ccrl/4040/ If you're looking for a weak engine, I'd suggest: Predateur 2.2 64-bit MicroMax CupCake BikJump I know those four engines work and run smoothly, although they're quite weak (which is exactly what you want!). Any Elo 2000 rated human player can trash them easily. __ My Recommendation __ ...


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For the record (adapted from my comment above): as with other such interfaces, if you move the King to its target square, the corresponding Rook will automagically land on the right square to complete the Castling. (A move like Ke1-g1 or Ke8-c8 can only mean Castling. Usually the computer will refuse the move if Castling is illegal for some reason.)


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Under the "help" tab there is a "show attacked pieces" option which removes the color coding.


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Version 3.5: I simply use from the menu: Levels/Adjust and from the dialog box select "Time per move". Whatever time you put in limits the computer's analysis time but of course you take as much time as you need to respond. :) Of course same goes for "Fixed search depth".


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Stop the Engine Open Configure page Set MultiPV option equal to 3


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You need only one of the four engine files. The four executables are compiles of the same source code for different CPUs. They differ in speed only; sorted in descending order these are: stockfish_8_x64_bmi2.exe, stockfish_8_x64_popcnt.exe, stockfish_8_x64.exe, stockfish_8_x32.exe. Keep the fastest which runs on your system and delete the other three. I ...


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Version 3.5: Under the "List of Moves" Panel/TabControl there is a toolbar. The last component on the toolbar is the "Edit" button. The tooltip tells you when this button is down, the engines do not respond and you can enter your moves.


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http://www.chessforums.org/general-chess-discussion/9079-chess-engine-output.html It’s the “search depth.” It tells you how deep the search has gone. The value is in “ply” or half-moves. The first number gives you the “brute force” depth, the second is the depth to which certain critical lines have been investigated. For instance a display of “depth ...


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There is a checkbox for it:- Options | Appearance | View tab | Material difference You may need to make the opening classification panel taller and then use the splitter on its left to see the material difference panel.


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In Arena 3.5.1, go to Engines, load the engine that is playing on engine 1 first (by selecting the engine 1 Radio button at the bottom left of the dialogue box) then load the second engine on engine 2. To Play The engines against each other, click the analyse button


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Are you looking for setting up two engines playing against each other? In that case you can use the following in Arena 3.5: Engines > Tournament.


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PGN file format is a simple text format. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Game_Notation So ideally you should be able to save your text as pgn and import in GUI. However it depends on GUI how strict the rules are for importing pgn. For example, you can copy paste your text or import your pgn here and it works perfectly. https://lichess.org/paste


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It seems that in Arena some colors are controlled by the operating system. I went to Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization, clicked on Window Color and in the Window Color and Appearance I changed the color of the item Window to green in order to make it easier to see the color changes in Arena. And this is the result. As you can see,...


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http://www.cruxis.com/chess/manual/end_game_table_base_support.htm This is from the developers of Houdini's site.


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Although there may be a solution for your problem, I suggest you get used to it instead, as it follows the official laws of chess and deters you from doing otherwise. 4.3 Except as providedin Article 4.2, if the player having the move deliberately touches on the chessboard: a. one or more of his own pieces, he must move the first piece touched ...


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No. By definition an output window is for output from the program. You can only use input methods to input data. To do this just make the move you want on the board and see the computer analysis for that move in the output window. To do this for several different alternative moves create separate variations, one for each of your alternatives.


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This is a log file and can't be parsed. You can view the results in the GUI after the analysis has finished; then you can save the game as PGN (so that it can be parsed by Arena). You can do this by clicking PGN → Save current game in PGN format.


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Scid vs Pc offers Speak-out-moves. Assuming Version 4.21. (latest at the time of writing) Go to Options Sounds Under Move announcement, tick from the list what you want. For eg. Announce new moves will speak out loud the new moves on board. For a basic installation, the Sounds folder must be chosen (on top of Move Announcement). For that, Scid offers a set ...


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Did you set she compiler / linker flags correctly? (/DEBUG in the linker, /Od and /Zi in the compiler - which flags did you set?) Is the pdb-file located in the same directory as the executable? You can also manually load the pdb after breaking in your code and see, if symbols appear. If not, look at the flags. To avoid the "attach to process", you can also ...


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I answered this question earlier on this site. Is there some way to search? The best I could say with my research is that there is a program being written to do it but it is not out yet. And google says according to one source to do a double conversion such as with a program like fritz to change it going in and export it different coming back out.


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https://sites.google.com/site/gaviotachessengine/Home/endgame-tablebases-1 This tablebase was installed with arena 3.5.1 http://contentdb.emule-project.net/view.php?pid=1629 has Nalimov 5-man tablebases separated into the various 4-man configurations. http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/tablebases-online/ has online databases, but you must install eMule to ...


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How many games did you play? Unless your tournament had enough games, your conclusion wasn't statistically significant. It's common misconception that Stockfish would play better chess than weaker engines in a short computer chess tournament. This is wrong and wrong. Stockfish's higher ELO means it's expected to play better chess. Anything could happen in a ...


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You don't need Arena. Simply open a new notepad window. Then proceed by opening each individual PGN file in notepad, copy its contents and paste them in the new window you opened (i.e. put the contents of all of the PGN files in one file), then save as a PGN file. Open this file in arena and you will have all games in one file.


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Are you beating it when it says 2000? As of December 2016 Stockfish 8's Elo computer rating was 3478 as seen CCRL. This was calculated by pitting Stockfish against other Chess engines under controlled conditions and compiling statistics. The testing framework used by Stockfish in those competitions can be found HERE. Rest assured that the 2000 you're ...


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Right click on the window where moves are displayed -> show/display -> click on comments. Now the engine output should be disabled.


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In Arena 3.0, the "analyze" button does not make moves, it just tells the engine to analyze. (it should present you the analysis in the GUI itself). if you press the "edit" button the engine will responde to your move. the third relevant button is the "demo": it will tell the engine to play both sides until the end of the game.


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PGN files are simple flat text files. Using a program such as Notepad++ you can simply merge the PGN files containing the openings you wish, into a single PGN file. It's pretty simple. That said, if the two books you're merging contain the same openings you will have duplicates. Accordingly another strategy is to find the largest PGN book of openings you ...


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I don't have an answer, but I can't make comments. Neither of these two answers work for me. I don't have an "edit" or "move" option on my toolbar, and when I when I do the "close engine" option, it only works for that one turn--i.e., the engine comes back on as soon as I make a move, so I would have to do it after every single move. Like the original ...


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