SlowChess 2.960 (WB/UCI)
modification of SlowChess 2.96 by Jonathan Kreuzer
modification is by Alexander Schmidt to play Chess960 (FRC)
Little bugfix for classical chess as UCI engine under some GUI’s. Everything else is the same so you can keep the prior version if it works for you. If you want to play Chess960 under Arena or ChessGUI as UCI engine you have to check the Chess960 option now.
Download SlowChess 2.960b
Chess960 should work as Winboard and as UCI engine under ChessGUI and Arena, as Winboard Engine (hopefully) under Winboard. Under ChessGUI chose the KQkq_OO or AHah_OO option. As Winboard Engine you can set the hash size in megabytes from the command line: SlowChess2960.exe -H48. Supported values are 6, 12, 24(default), 48, 96, 192. Anything in between is set to the closest lower value.
UCI_ELO feature: It is possible to set ELO values between 1200 and 2600. The values are very good tuned compared to the old SSDF values which are supposed to be very close to the human values. SlowChess 2.96LS sometimes moved immediately in ponder off games, this bug is fixed with the new version.
Beside the added features SlowChess 2.960 should be the same as the original SlowChess 2.96. I simplified a few functions and despite of enhanced castling rules it is slightly faster. But the pv in classical chess should be exactly the same.
Download SlowChess 2.960