there are so many
variables and values in a computer chess
engine, that it seems quite near impossible to achieve 100% optimal
values across the board...the Fruit/Toga family of engines have much
room for improvement! might you be up to the challenge?
here's your chance!
enter cyclone xTreme: one of the strongest and most configurable
engines available...with more than 150 user-editable configuration
options. these options are primarily concerned with engine playing
strength, and include:
transposition table options
with cyclone xTreme these parameters can easily be played with,
experimented with, and customized, it's all saved in a plain text
file. so the next time you start cyclone xTreme,
the engine will
read and utilize your custom values!
think the bishop pair should be worth more than half a pawn...? no
problem, change the bishop pair value from 50 (centipawns) to 60 or 70
(or whatever you like!).
think the commercial engines can't be beat? wait until someone
discovers the absolute optimal and perfect combination of
coming soon will be a full explanation of each and every
parameter/value/function (see complete list below). these are mostly all
the original variables/constants from the famous Fruit 2.1 and Toga
How it works:
cyclone xTreme uses a configuration file (cyclone.cfg) to obtain more
than 150 eval, material, search, and transposition table parameters. In
absence of a cyclone.cfg file, the engine utilizes a very strong default
if you so desire, the program will write a plain text default
configuration file for your inspection...just type 'default' at the
command prompt. (it is not necessary to generate this default
cyclone.cfg file...if one does not exist, the engine plays using the
default values). cyclone xTreme should play very very strongly
utilizing this default configuration. The cyclone.cfg file can easily be
modified, manually edited using
any (plain text) word processor...wordpad, notepad, vi, etc.
WARNING: if you generate a new cyclone.cfg file with the 'default'
command, any existing cyclone.cfg file present in the current
directory will be overwritten. (if you have a modified one that you
would like to keep, please save it
to another location before generating a new file.)
to all those testing and/or contributing to the
development of Toga and/or Cyclone chess engines, by testing and/or
Misha, Vijay, Markus, Alex, Boban,
Evgeniy, Kiro, Guenther, Jean-Paul, Rainer, Pablo, Russi,
Vadim, Peter, Kufre, Walter, Jarkkop, Luis,
Angeloudied, Saldom, Chessgod101,
Filipp, Immortal223, Kpripper, Behovodec, Azaad, KeBNH, and others