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Fairy-Max: an AI for playing user-defined Chess variants. A chess engine configurable for playing a wide variety of chess variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝H. G. Muller wrote on Thu, Dec 15, 2022 09:51 AM UTC in reply to Aurelian Florea from Sun Jun 27 2021 03:16 AM:

Luke Scholler wrote on 2022-12-13 CET

Hello! I know this may be a strange comment, but I am working on a project involving your micro-max engine and have a few questions. Believe it or not, this site is the only place it seems that I am able to contact you directly. Maybe you have contact info on your website, but I could not find it.

Anyways, my question is simple: is it possible to play as the black pieces on this chess engine? I have tried changing the "initial piece setup" line of code and swapping the king and queen, but that doesn't seem to work. What would I have to do to get this to work? Thanks

I read the TalkChess forum (talkchess.com) every day, and normally post there almost as often, and that would be a more natural place for questions like this.

Are you asking this for the stand-alone version of micro-Max? The WinBoard-compatible version is a normal WB engine, which can be set to play white or black through the GUI in the normal way. The stand-alone version does not play for a particular color; it just moves for the side that is on move when you enter an empty line of text (i.e. press the <Enter> key), or performs the move that you entered.