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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:04 am    Post subject: Arena: Simultane connect to external board and chess server Reply with quote

Hi,

I would like to get an advice from an experienced Arena user:

How can I connect Arena to an external chess board (DGT or Novag) and simultaneously (!!) to a chess server, like freechess for example?

It's no problem for me, to connect Arena to an external chess board or to a chess server, but I do not succeed in connecting both within the same session.

Thanks and regards, Michael
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

the title should be of course ".....simultaneous...."

Typo regards, Michael
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:16 am    Post subject: Lichess Reply with quote

I've got no personal experience, but you should try the chess server Lichess:
https://lichess.org/

I suggest this as Lichess is listed as supported here:
http://www.digitalgametechnology.com/index.php/support1/frequently-asked-questions/287-software/boards-with-3rd-party-software/131-which-programs-support-the-dgt-e-board

Let us know how you get on
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gandalf,

I know lichess very well - we used it early this year during our High Performer Chess Computer Tournament 2017!

By the way, in your suggested link DGT doesn't explain, how lichess supports the DGT board - ChessGuard seems to work with lichess and the DGT board; I will test this combination...

Sorry, but my question doesn't fit to your answer...

Regards, Michael
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Arena: Simultane connect to external board and chess ser Reply with quote

Hi,
blaubaer wrote:
How can I connect Arena to an external chess board (DGT or Novag) and simultaneously (!!) to a chess server, like freechess for example?

it seems, that I've to answer my own question.... Cool

Yes, it works with both, DGT and Novag Citrine board, and as Mysticum has the same interface as Novag Citrine, it also works with Mysticum. Razz

The combination of a DGT board and the software "ChessGuard" (with Rabbit plugin installed) on Lichess works too. But, I read in another forum, that Lichess could block this combination, because the server checks automated engine answers and it possibly checks ChessGuard as a chess engine...So, be aware of a possible loss of your Lichess account - guest account could be better...

Regards, Michael
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Arena: Simultane connect to external board and chess ser Reply with quote

blaubaer wrote:
Hi,
blaubaer wrote:
How can I connect Arena to an external chess board (DGT or Novag) and simultaneously (!!) to a chess server, like freechess for example?

it seems, that I've to answer my own question.... Cool

Yes, it works with both, DGT and Novag Citrine board, and as Mysticum has the same interface as Novag Citrine, it also works with Mysticum. Razz

The combination of a DGT board and the software "ChessGuard" (with Rabbit plugin installed) on Lichess works too. But, I read in another forum, that Lichess could block this combination, because the server checks automated engine answers and it possibly checks ChessGuard as a chess engine...So, be aware of a possible loss of your Lichess account - guest account could be better...

Regards, Michael


Maybe we should write to Lichess and ask them to allow computer versus computer player accounts where the computer player clearly has this named in his profile name....for example spacious_mind_computer

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nick,

possibly that could help...

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