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  1. Standard member Nemesio
    Ursulakantor
    11 Dec '02 05:49
    When we are observing a board of a game which we are not playing (be it one in progress or
    on that has been completed), it would be convenient to be able to obtain the FEN notation
    for the current/final state so that we could plug that into a chess program and analyse it.

    I am thinking of a game that a friend of mine is playing and the opponent resigned in my opinion
    prematurely. It would be neat if I could get the FEN for that game, plug it into my computer and
    play out the rest of the game, just for the sake of experience.
  2. Donation maggoteer
    The MAKIA
    11 Dec '02 10:10
    There is a fast but dirty way to do that.
    When you are looking at the game, use the "view source" menu button of your
    browser to show you the source html of the page. if you scroll down the page,
    you'll find the FENs, especially if you search for the word "FenArray". you'll
    want the last one on the list.
  3. 13 Dec '02 00:50
    On a similar subject, I'd love to be able to grab PGN files from public
    games, not just my own. I'll buy a year's subscription if this feature
    gets added!
  4. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    13 Dec '02 12:08
    Ok, I'll hold you to that.

    Both of these features should be available soon.

    [I also will be releasing code to start a custom game from a FEN
    value, so you can even play on if you wish]

    -Russ
  5. Subscriber Chris
    Site Admin
    13 Dec '02 12:29
    Originally posted by maggoteer
    There is a fast but dirty way to do that.
    When you are looking at the game, use the "view source" menu
    button of your
    browser to show you the source html of the page. if you scroll down
    the page,
    you'll find the FENs, especially if you search for the word "FenArray".
    you'll
    want the last one on the list.
    And the slow but clean way is to click "Game Details" on the blue
    button bar...
  6. Standard member Nemesio
    Ursulakantor
    13 Dec '02 16:08
    I don't see a game details when I am looking at someone else's game. Where would this be?