The WinBoard Gold Pack 4.4.0
For the ultimate WinBoard experience!
This package bundles the core set of WinBoard and support programs, such as a tournament manager, UCI adapter, opening book, sample WinBoard and UCI engines. All pre-installed and ready to run, in order to provide an example for how things can be done.
The package includes:
WinBoard 4.4.0 A GUI for Chess, to play a game or match between two WinBoard engines (Written by Tim Mann, Alessandro Scotti, HG.Muller and many, many others) Polyglot 1.5w22 An adapter to allow UCI engines to play under WinBoard (Fabien Letouzy) Version adapted to run without cygwin1.dll by Fonzy Bleumers, and to understand the WB protocol extensions by Michel van den Bergh PSWBTM 2.0 A tournament manager, which invokes WinBoard repeatedly in order toplay a complete tournament (round-robin or gauntlet) It also manages a database of engines (Pradu Kannan) default.bin A small opening book used by Polyglot and WinBoard (Guenther Simon) Fairy-Max 4.8(J) Example of a WinBoard engine, which plays many variants (H.G.Muller) Start positions The famous Nunn and Silver opening sets, as PGN or FEN file, respectively bitmaps To give the Chess board a wood texture (David Dahlem) hgtable.exe A program to make a plain-text cross table from a PGN file (H.G.Muller) These html pages To provide a tutorial for explaining how to use what is here, or how to obtain what is still missing (for legal reasons).Most software is supplied without source code, but it is all open source, and links for downloading the source code are given below.
Some very useful programs or data files could not be included for reasons of incompatible licenses. It might be a good idea to start with downloading those from their respective sources, so everything works immediately when you try to reproduce the examples discussed in this tutorial. This applies to:
Chess Mark A Chess Font, to dress up the appearance of the WinBoard graphics PolyglotGUI A program by Alex Guerrero to help configuring UCI engines
Installing Polyglot GUI
Running an Engine with PSWBTM
Running a Tournament with PSWBTM
Installing new engines
Installing UCI engines
Making Shortcuts to run WinBoard
Changing the Look of Board and Pieces
WinBoard Protocol Description
Overview of new WinBoard Options in Version 4.3.xx
WinBoard Source Code
Polyglot Source Code
PSWBTM Home Page
PSWBTM 2.0 Source Code
Polyglot GUI Home Page
A good Source of Chess Fonts
Polygot GUI download link