Setting up autoplayer for chessbase.
Here I try(!) to show how to setup 'autoplayer' , so that you can play
with the shredder
classic gui in the chessbase
but you can also play with other programs that support the autoplayer
function f.i. the chesspartner
interface from lokasoft.
First we setup the autoplayer translator/connection as an engine.
To do this we need two utilities programs: Wb2uci.exe
Wb2uci converts the uci-protocol commands from chessbase to the
winboard232c converts the winboard-protocol to the autoplayer-protocol
Put these programs together in the same folder
and edit your wb2uci.eng
file accordingly f.i. :
<-- this later appears as the
'engine' name, I use
shredder7.04 in classic gui hence...
Go to your chessbase program interface, goto menu/tools/create uci
and select Wb2Uci.exe
now you should get something like this
click ok. and you should be done :-)
Run this 'engine' without (or with an empty) openings book and the
smallest possible hashtable size (1Mb).
For a test we don't have to go to the server.We just start an engine
match to see if moves are send and received.
First we startup the client: shredder classic .
setup up books ,hashtable
size and time control always,before you start autoplayer!!
As a little bit of time is lost by transmission it is best to
compensate for it f.i.
to play 60+15 games,set 59+14 in the classic gui.
Load the engine you want to run(only this one or else the
autoplayer option is grayed out)
and choose autoplayer from menu:mode
notice it is placed in slave
also note that in my case Com2 is selected.,as I run both chessbase and
shredder gui on 1 computer via the 2 comports.
by default winboard232 uses comport 1
minimize the shredder gui window and start the chessbase program gui to
begin an engine match(menu/file/new/engine match)
setup the parameters and let the game run for some moves to see if all
Good luck !
is a utility
by Odd Gunnar Malin
The beta version does not seem to work well together with chesspartner.
is an utility written by Eberhard Boerger
unfortunately his homepage is gone.
You can still download it from Leo Dijkman's great site:WBEC-Ridderkerk
Go to his download page.There you can find two versions of
winboard rs232,download the 'c' version.
The zipfile also contains a description.
As an alternative you can also download the zipfile from here.It also contains the
which can be used without cable over network.(see description
winboard232 always runs as 'server' and uses comport 1 by default.
Recently i have done some testing on windows xp Professional (service pack 2) with chesspartner.
I used 'pipes' so there was no need for a serial cable nor comports.
Just select <network> in chesspartner's autoplayer setup screen,uncheck 'master' (as always!)
and put -pipe in the commandline of winboard232d.exe
Name=Chess Tiger 2004
This method with pipes does not seem to work in xp home edition.
Extended and Fast.
Minor promotion support.
This may not work with some old engines.Use -noextend in the winboard232 commandline
See also the documentation included with winboard232.
The original DOS based autoplayer had a 100 millisecond delay between the sending
of each character. With the fast option this delay is eliminated. Sending one move
requires 5 characters so without the fast option this takes 500 mS.