Howdy registered users! This is my first post with restricted access. Update Christmas 2019: Its now freely available 😉
You probably realized that the last (released) picochess v0.9N version is over 3months old. In past i released new versions every 3weeks in average. Why is that?
I spend too much time on developing picochess over the last 3years. But i have a family, some friends and a real job. So, i had to cut away my active development of picochess. My new role is now a “picochess user”, like anyone else out there.
Saying this im aware that probably noone would continue to bring new features to this product! But for myself i will develop my own ideas for my versions. This 0.9P is the first and its done cause i began already with “P” before i decided to stop (asap).
The main design goal for this version was to continue with the v0.88 (Dispatcher) which means to have two clocks being independent from each other. In older versions if y see a message on one clock its also displayed on the other. Now i can enter the menu on one clock and still see times, best moves and more on the other clock. This is working with DGTPi & DGT3000/XL clock or the DGTPi together with the revelation II. The webserver clock is also independent of the others so y not necessarily need 2 hardware clocks.
The info is now displayed only on the clock y pressed the button on – this allows alot of flexibility.
So far the old reason. Another reason i stopped on picochess for public users is that my work is used by others and i dont get any substantial money back. So i decide to protect my work abit and from now on picochess has a license level system. There is a “free” version, where you can test out picochess. Its limited to only 15moves playing and no position setup. It should be good enough to find out if y want to go any further. You can also get a full version where it behaves the same as before on older versions – but y need an iNet connection to check your license. These license is bound to your dgt board and its limited in time.
Al was so kind to test this together with me. In this moment im not sure, if i continue with this system, but if you want to try it out you can download the try version below. If you have at least a valid month plan you can ask me to send y a license. But for the moment try it out first, im working to make the installation abit easier for you. Saying this, please be aware that this needs for example some linux (copy) commands etc. If y have no idea of linux please do NOT download these files, ok? No refund if y did – esp not if y have a month plan only. For 6,00€ y cant expect i solve all yr problems but i will try to help y (as i did in past too)!
You can no longer download this package (closed on Feb 2019)