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May 2, 2017

Android UCI engine update: Protector 1.9.0.AP

After Jim Ablett, Aprijal has also prepared a build of Protector 1.9.0 for Android recently.

Although the feedback is often positive, unfortunately my last opinion is desperate because of the symptoms similar to Jim's builds. The build works okay with Droidfish but in tournament mode of Chess for Android, Protector hangs on move during the second game of any pairing, somewhere between move 11 (first move to play after PGN opening) and move 16.

This makes it impossible to be rated via automated gauntlets. Rapidroid is still unlucky because the correctly played games show a trend toward 3000 ELO already.

I guess there may be an issue related to either shutting down all threads or clearing the hash when first game is finished. I can't prove that Protector hangs only with black because when i stop and restart the second game, no matter what color is played, Protector plays to the end.

No matter what, you can use this build for anything other than automated engine games for sure. So, do it!

GET Protector 1.9.0.AP for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble downloading from your PC, use your mobile device or refer to THIS POST

1 comment:

Alex said...

Gurcan, thanks for your your feedback about this engine :/....