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Configuring Certabo UCI driver for HIARCS

Hi (to Lars unless anyone else can help!), I'm trying to work out how to install this and stuck on a few points.....In the 'Certabo Chessboard as UCI Engine' documentation by Lars Nowak on page 5 it says "Start an engine match and use Certabo engine as one of them" - I can't work out how to select Certabo engine as me (and not the opponent)...

Also, for section 3 'Directories' where it says copy the UCI engines in the engines subdirectory - are the UCI engines part of the ZIP file?....

Thanks!

Hi Doug

I will try to help, first for hiarcs you shall use the UciCore version. The Certabo uci will be used like a normal engine so you shall select it as opponent white or black. So hiarcs, arena etc all GUI will treat the board like it would be a normal uci with difference that is not and the move are input from the board not by an engine really. So when you select engine match it will be a match between engines but one is the physical board.

Please have a check at the log file C:\Users\youruser\AppData\Local\CertaboUci\log please post the log so we can check where it stucks.

All the best

Pietro

Hi Pietro,

Thanks for you help - I checked the log file (extract below) and can see that the board is interacting with the software as my moves were logged, but they werent updated on the screen. I guess I am missing a crucial step in the set-up process....

2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: 1. instance of Certabo UCI created
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: >> uci
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << info string Certabo Board 1.4.1
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << id name Certabo Board 1.4.1
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << id author Lars Nowak
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << option name Calibrate type button
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << option name Play with white pieces type check default true
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << option name Analyze mode type check default false
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << option name MultiPV type spin default 1 min 1 max 10
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << option name Engine type combo default <none> var <none> var CertaboUciCore
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << option name COM-Port type combo default <auto> var <auto> var COM3
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << uciok
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: >> setoption name COM-Port value COM3
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: >> setoption name Engine value CertaboUciCore
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: >> isready
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Info: option: setoption name COM-Port value COM3
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Info: option: setoption name Engine value CertaboUciCore
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Info: Opponent: CertaboUciCore.exe
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << info string Using engine CertaboUciCore.exe
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: Try to start opponent CertaboUciCore.exe
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: Try to start engine C:\Users\Doug\AppData\Local\CertaboUci\engines\CertaboUciCore.exe
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: Start ReadFromEngine-Thread
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: Send to engine: uci
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: Send to engine: isready
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: << readyok
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: >> ucinewgame
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: >> isready
2020-11-06T16:30:30 Debug: Send to engine: ucinewgame
2020-11-06T16:30:31 Debug: Send to engine: isready
2020-11-06T16:30:31 Debug: << readyok
2020-11-06T16:30:36 Debug: Missing go for: bestmove d2d4
2020-11-06T16:30:51 Debug: >> quit
2020-11-06T16:30:51 Debug: Send to engine: quit

Thanks

Doug

Hi Doug

Quick question did you select CertaboUCI as first engine and as second there was another engine or also another CertaboUCI?

Pietro

Hi Pietro,

I can see what I did now - I selected 'New Game' instead of 'New Engine Game' - I now have the option of selecting HIARCS vs Certabo.

Thanks for your help once more - works perfectly!

Best

Doug

Hi Doug,

sorry, I'm little bit to late. But as far as I can see, everything works fine.

If you have further questions, please feel free to ask them. I will visit the forum more often.

Lars