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November 13, 2016

Android UCI engine update: Brainfish 8 AP

It's good to see Aprijal getting back to Android builds after a busy period. I was not quick enough to share in time what he did last week but being late doesn't impact my queue and here i go!

The first release to mention is Brainfish 8 based on Stockfish 8. Aprijal's previous build was extremely voluminous in file size because it included the book. It worked okay for me as far as i could test and the engine played book moves regardless of the GUI settings.

However, i see that this time there's a separate book file to download and use with the engine. It's the default procedure used by some of the Android engines but not all of them can do this without problem even though they are supposed to do so under Android.

I've already heard about Brainfish 8 being unable to read the book when run with Chess for Android. I didn't test it myself, so i leave this to you. After all, Brainfish without book would be the same thing as standard Stockfish.

If you manage to make Brainfish use Cerebellum book with Chess for Android, just let me know.

GET Brainfish 8 AP all builds (1.9MB 7z compressed)
GET Cerebellum Light (The book: 23MB 7z compressed)

9 comments:

Sindbad said...

Hmm...won't let me download from app box

Sindbad said...

Disregard, Ty for the upload :)

Gurcan Uckardes said...

Thwre's already 1 successful download according to box stats. I don't see why you couldn't. Can you give me more detail?

Sindbad said...

well I can't get it to download on PC - but switched to mobile and it downloads right away. :)

Mauricio Guevara said...

You can use it on chess for android, you just have to write the book path exactly like Your file manager says, and disable cfa's gui book

Mauricio Guevara said...

You can use it on chess for android, you just have to write the book path exactly like Your file manager says, and disable cfa's gui book

Moch Wawan said...

Can you give more detail? And what book format was it, its a .bin or ctg?

Gurcan Uckardes said...

That would be a polyglot book and Cerebellun is .bin so it's a polyglot. Chess for Android doesn't use ctg. Droidfish does this but not per engine basis. That means one ctg book for all engines.

Mauricio Guevara said...

Please note that even though it has a .bin format it's not a polyglot book, it has that format because it's a binary file, which means you can't use it in any engine other than brainfish or stockfish sse