XFCC Support?

fncll

Here's a feature request for you: implement XFCC support so Scid, for instance, can be used for correspondence chess games. It's amazing how handy it is.

phyxius

Say What?

fncll

XFCC is a standard that allows external programs to access games, make moves, etc.

RyanMK
fncll wrote:

XFCC is a standard that allows external programs to access games, make moves, etc.


 So what you're saying is that you want an easier way to cheat??? That's what using an external program to make your moves is, cheating!!!

hackcomic

Robots for cheating

Hydroxide
RyanMK wrote:
fncll wrote:

XFCC is a standard that allows external programs to access games, make moves, etc.


 So what you're saying is that you want an easier way to cheat??? That's what using an external program to make your moves is, cheating!!!


I think the idea is to play chess without opening up your browser. Like FICS or ICC.. Not hooking up your games to chess engines xD

RyanMK
Hydroxide wrote:
RyanMK wrote:
fncll wrote:

XFCC is a standard that allows external programs to access games, make moves, etc.


 So what you're saying is that you want an easier way to cheat??? That's what using an external program to make your moves is, cheating!!!


I think the idea is to play chess without opening up your browser. Like FICS or ICC.. Not hooking up your games to chess engines xD


 If that's what it is, I apologize profusely for implying that you wished to cheat. It was a misunderstanding and I feel foolish to leaping to such conclusions. I hope you will forgive me if that is the case. I was not familiar with anything called XFCC and from your explination it sounded as if you wished for a feature that would make moves for you.

Tuirgin

I use scid with SchemingMind. It's a good way to keep track of your games, take advantage of opening references, and other db oriented activities. A person can cheat with engines with or without such conveniences. The point for xfcc is game management and the ability to work with more serious tools than a web browser.

J_Piper

I think the only thing that should be allowed with correspondence chess is to be able to see where the last move was made on the board.  Pure and simple. 

CarlMI

There are a couple programs that use XFCC to grab the latest move.  I use XECTool at the ICCF web server.  It is much easier than using a browser, clicking through pages, loading one game at a time to get the moves.  It is truly wonderful when all you have is dialup.  And since the ICCF site is a much simpler, less graphic intense site the gains are even more impressive here at Chess.com SO much faster than loading a board, loading the next board, etc.  Can't do conditionals that I've been able to see but you get the idea. 

I suppose a drawback for Chess.com, besides the work to implement the protocol, would be people not seeing the ads, etc.

fncll

Just bumping this back up because I still think it would be a good idea to support XFCC. And it's not about cheating-- I also play at SchemingMind and the convenience of being able to play without logging into the site and navigating the games that way is great. I might be wrong-- I haven't actually tried-- but I don't think the engine analysis feature is even available when in correspondence mode in Scid...

As it is, I am probably only going to maintain my platinum membership for Chess Mentor and the tactics trainer-- I'd rather the convenience of XFCC at Scheming Mind. If I keep it at all-- I might just change over to Chess Tempo tactics training server and/or CT-ART.

BehemothTheCat

Hi there.  Any plans at all to support this?  According to the spec, which can be found here:

http://xfcc.org

it's supposed to be super easy to include in a site.  I might even volunteer to help with it, if chess.com is willing to open the code to me (of course under a NDA and so on).

This would *really* make the server much more pleasant for those of us stuck in Unixish pre-Web 2.0 ways.

Thanks.

rooperi

Yup, I'm in favour too.

capnahags

Would this allow the use of email to submit moves?

rooperi

No, but it would allow a desktop application (like SCID) to do that.

TheWinningGenius

you can't do that!

studur

About cheating, if someone wants to cheat, he will just uses chess engines even if he plays on the chess.com website. Isn't there a way for chess.com to detect the use of a chess engine anyway ?

Cvrty