16684 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I want to use houdini 1.5 engine for analyzing some things, but i don't know how to use it. I heard that i need to have some kind of a proggram to run it, like arena, but the site is not available for some reason.
Is there any other proggram that i can use? How to install the engine on the proggram?
I don't have the slightest clue but I thought I would bump this for you. There are so many silly threads that get attention, I feel like this one deserves at least some...
Barely able to find the power switch, so no expert here, just an old patzer trying to help. What you need in addition to the engine is a GUI, graphic user interface. Arena is a good free one, so is SCID v. PC or so I've read. You can download them from this site (last item under "more").
I say why bother. Fritz comes out with a new version every year or so and the old ones are available cheap. I did a quick Amazon search and found Fritz 12 available for $10. Yes Fritz is a pain to use but there's a steep learning curve for virtually any sophisticated program. And yes Fritz 12 will run Houdini 1.5a; it's one of the many programs I've tried. Good luck!
you need chess monitor , I have Arena, it's pretty good one, you can load any chess engine using it like , DeepRybka . Fritz. STockfish .. etc, and you also can use it to play online and to analyze game of specific position . good luck .
I used Arena a few years ago and switched to SCID, because it seemed like a leaner, more intuitive program. I upgraded SCID a few weeks ago and my computer locks up when running houdini now (and I don't have a shitty PC exactly, core i7 processor, 8 gb ram, not top of the line, but it can handle a chess engine). Im switching back to Arena.
winboard is another good one....it is also free.
Places where it would be rude to bring your chess set?
by brumtown a few minutes ago
Best Female Chess Player on Chess.com
by Iluvsmetuna 3 minutes ago
The first and Last World championship moves in History from 1886
by aussiedj 4 minutes ago
Promotion to Rook vs Queen
by pfren 4 minutes ago
Beware! Low stats does not equal lack of ability!
by Iluvsmetuna 7 minutes ago
by macer75 8 minutes ago
Eduardo Sadier's 50 000 mating positions
by hicetnunc 10 minutes ago
ღ OFFICIAL 2014 Chess.com Awards ღ
by cardinal46 10 minutes ago
12/20/2014 - Kornflit - Huker, corr 1965
by gourob 10 minutes ago
Share your pet peeve rant
by tigerprowl5 11 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!