This may have been mentioned somewhere before.....
I'm currently in India doing some field research at a university. Unfortuantely for me, the university network will not allow me to access certain sites, or parts of sites. (I think it has something to do with java, or other plug-ins that sites may run). I can access the forums of RHP, but not any of the games. I was wondering of there is any text-only or low-res version of RHP available to use without the need for any fancy plug-ins. This way I can move more regularly and not have to dash off to internet cafes every other day.
The text-only version is a nice idea (Russ has made some xml ready to let you program your own interface), but in a textonly version how would you like to submit your moves? (yes, perhaps by sending "c2c4"...)
Originally posted by thire ... but in a textonly version how would you like to submit your moves? (yes, perhaps by sending "c2c4"...)
I wrote a chess program for my university final year project. I used a stringgrid to represent the chess board, and simply used a chess font for the piece. Technically speaking, this was a text only version, but obviously you would have to install the chess font.
I used Delphi. It wasn't web enabled. Or very good...
sounds cool... (to make one's own chessengine)
two years ago I had the idea of making my own chessengine (which should just beat a patzer like me), and I serached the web for hints and help. And so I found this wonderful site. I never made this dream come true - but I still hope... 🙂
Russ pages about chessprogramming are very interesting and good. One day all this will help me... 😉
Have you tried the sister sites (chessatwork.com, timeforchess.com). Chessatwork has less graphics and is more "porn blocking and big brother watching" firewall friendly. There's were I play from work. They are just mirror images of this site with a slightly different interface.