Originally posted by choux
Does anyone know how to install Crafty chess engine to work with Chesspad? Thanks so much! 🙄
Which versions? I have Crafty 20.14 set up to run with both Chesspad 1.0.10 and 2.0.1.
You need this in a text (not Word!) file in the Chesspad directory:
DefExeName=<path to where you put crafty>crafty-20.14.exe
Then you need all Crafty files, including its opening books, in another directory (or even the same as Chesspad, but that's messy).
Then you need to install and load the engine in Chesspad's preferences. How to do this differs between versions, hence my first question.
And then it's just a question of getting it analysing. Pressing Ctrl-W will do that in either version.
Do note that on my computer, it sometimes won't run first time. I don't know whether that's a Crafty problem, a Chesspad one, a combination of both, or my old computer not being up to the job all the time; so I don't know whether that's a problem for you. It's not a major problem; I just occasionally need to quit and restart Chesspad to get the engine running. Once it runs, it's all right.