1. #31
    Sure - as a matter of fact today I fiddled around with CM10 in my brand new stationary with W7.
    Works very well! Also put some new players in specially some old players. Thanks for all your work
    and effort! Found lots of nice files on this ubi-site.
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  2. #32

    Old GM-personalities

    Is there anybody out there - still interested in creating old GM-personalities for Chessmaster?

    I have great fun with those already present via users add!!

    Looking over the players, ther are a few I really miss (most interested in historic GM:s) like:

    BERNSTEIN
    BLEDOW
    BURN
    MARCO
    MENCHIK
    NAPIER
    PETROV
    SCHLECHTER
    SULTAN KHAN

    But how to do it?
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  3. #33
    I've never tried to figure out how to modify GM personalities, as I'm a very low-level player and I really wouldn't know what values to change even if I could modify them. However, from the files I've seen, the thing to do is to create an opening book for them. I believe that this is the key. Once the opening book is generated, all of the GMs use one of their personalized openings and then they play at the highest level the program allows.

    Once the opening book is done for a GM personality, I think it's a pretty simple matter to get the GM to show up in the game as a playable personality. I would just have to have some time to get back into it and figure out how the file structure works. That's just a matter of whether I can get motivated to do it or not. If I can find the time and the motivation, I'll take a look at it next week.
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  4. #34
    Oh thanks - I really hope you'll find some time and motivation to continue some work with these old GM-personalities!
    As for searching and collecting the games of the players (for the individual books) in .pgn and making some .bmps in
    the correct size - these are things I could help you with. Harder for me is to construct the special file needed - (can't
    remember right now the file ending - but .cm* something) and also adjust the settings some to reflect the playing style.
    Also I've been digging up some short characteristica of the players mentioned above (like "positional" "endgame specialist" etc)
    If needed I could mail you these things!

    As for old players - also interesting are the three Swedish musketeers GM Stahlberg, GM Stoltz and IM Lundin. The last player was also
    awarded the GM-title, but said no thanks - due to him not being able to play as much as expected from a grandmaster (in his own eyes...)
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  5. #35
    Just fixed the link to the mod (in the first post), which looks like it hasn't been working in a while. Here it is again:

    EARLY CHESS MASTERS MOD
    Version 1.023

    Any chance this thread could be stickied? Any chance this latest version of the mod (1.023) could be added to the list of downloads for the game? I see 1.021 up there, but there have been a couple of updates since then.
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  6. #36
    I love that chess game. Currently Im playing the 11th edition on windows 10.
    Books in this edition are obk nd not cmp.
    I tried to use old books in earlier editions ( cmp) and put in chessmaster 11 (obk) and it didnt seem to work.
    Now though Im having fun putting in older winboard engines off the internet Im finding.
    Too bad I cannot figure out for the life of me to use a UCI engine in this game.
    If I could that Id be in computer chess heaven!

    We need a chessmaster resurgence.
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  7. #37
    I love that chess game. Currently Im playing the 11th edition on windows 10.
    Books in this edition are obk nd not cmp.
    I tried to use old books in earlier editions ( cmp) and put in chessmaster 11 (obk) and it didnt seem to work.
    Now though Im having fun putting in older winboard engines off the internet Im finding.
    Too bad I cannot figure out for the life of me to use a UCI engine in this game.
    If I could that Id be in computer chess heaven!

    We need a chessmaster resurgence.
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