Question: Scorpio 1.8

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Question: Scorpio 1.8

Postby Mr Mas » Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:17 pm

Firstly i would like to congratulate the creators of CCRL, wich is awasome for those who want more information about engines rating list. It is extremely organisated, trustfull and updated.
This s my first message here, so i tried to use the forum's "search" system on the forum but i didn't find the information I seek. Actually, I have 2 questions if anyone can help me:
1) What's up with Ruffian 1.0.1 and SlowChess? I have just got it and matched it, but their think lines as so similar. Evaluation scores, moves and ELO differences are too small. Do they come from the same programmers or something like it?
2) Where can I find a downloable version of Scorpio 1.8?

I am making myself a 4'+2'' engine tournment, would you be intersted on the results or tablebases?

Thanks everyone for your patience.
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Re: Question: Scorpio 1.8

Postby Kirill Kryukov » Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:16 am

Mr Mas wrote:Firstly i would like to congratulate the creators of CCRL, wich is awasome for those who want more information about engines rating list. It is extremely organisated, trustfull and updated.
This s my first message here, so i tried to use the forum's "search" system on the forum but i didn't find the information I seek. Actually, I have 2 questions if anyone can help me:
1) What's up with Ruffian 1.0.1 and SlowChess? I have just got it and matched it, but their think lines as so similar. Evaluation scores, moves and ELO differences are too small. Do they come from the same programmers or something like it?

Hi Mas! Thanks for regards and comments! This is new information to me! I did not notice they have similar evaluations and moves. We will try to check it! Ruffian and Slow Chess Blitz come from different programmers. We will run some games to find the correlation between them.

Mr Mas wrote:2) Where can I find a downloable version of Scorpio 1.8?

You can download it at WBEC.

Mr Mas wrote:I am making myself a 4'+2'' engine tournment, would you be intersted on the results or tablebases?

Thanks everyone for your patience.

Yes sure! Please post your results here or in other chess forum like CCC! :)
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Re: Question: Scorpio 1.8

Postby Mr Mas » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:59 pm

Kirill Kryukov wrote:I did not notice they have similar evaluations and moves. We will try to check it! Ruffian and Slow Chess Blitz come from different programmers. We will run some games to find the correlation between them.


It seemed to me really equal one to another, and so the matches results. After 20 games, SlowChess started to have an advantage, maybe because it's newer, maybe because of its learning curve. Anyway, I would like to get the feedback on your tests.

Kirill Kryukov wrote:You can download it at WBEC.


I'm sorry. I'm such a newbie. How should I use a .rar engine on Fritz 9?

Kirill Kryukov wrote:Yes sure! Please post your results here or in other chess forum like CCC! :)


As soon the first round is over I will post it.
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Re: Question: Scorpio 1.8

Postby Kirill Kryukov » Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:06 pm

Mr Mas wrote:How should I use a .rar engine on Fritz 9?
rar is an archive, similar to zip. You have to extract it first. The engine is inside the archive, compressed. To extract it you should use any archiever software that can understand RAR format, for example 7-Zip program can extract it. You can download 7-Zip for free from this site.

And don't worry, everyone is a newbie once in a while. :-)
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Postby Mr Mas » Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:27 pm

I swear its my very last question about it: Once I have downloaded 7-up and extratct all the files and pastes from scorpio.rar, how does it work? I mean, i can't make it an UCI engine, neither execute the scorpio.exe ("EgbbProbe not loaded!") .
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Postby Shaun » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:52 pm

PM me with your email address and I will forward you a single zip file that you can unzip in the engines directory.

That will probably be the best way to get you up and running.

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Postby Shaun » Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:50 pm

Incase the email does not get through and also others here may provide additional info (slipped my mind I could upload here).

Hi Albert,

Unzip the file attached below in your engines directory, i.e. the scorpio directory should be:

C:\Program Files\ChessBase\Engines\Scorpio-1.8

Then within F9 create/add UCI engine - navigate to

C:\Program Files\ChessBase\Engines\Scorpio-1.8\Wb2Uci.exe

this should be fine for 128mb allocated to hash to increase/decrease the following files will need to be edited.

Wb2Uci.eng the line

Code: Select all
Program=scorpio.exe ht 64 pht 16 eht 16


repeatedly half/double these as required so if you have 256mb available for hash 128/32/32 should be fine

and similarly adjust the scorpio.ini (the lines)

Code: Select all
ht 64
pht 16
eht 16


It might not be necessary to alter both files but that works.

Scorpio will play without an engine book i.e. use GUI book.

Scorpio has its own book but I have not experimented with that and it is not included in the zip.

Good luck, if any of this is not clear (probably my fault) please ask further questions - everyone has to start somewhere (even experts need to ask questions sometimes).

Shaun

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