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Date: 09 Sep 2008 18:26:57
From: Charlie Siegrist
Subject: Question about Arena

I have been trying to figure out how to use Arena (v. 1.99 beta 5) to
be simply a board on which I can shuffle pieces around while working
out variations, especially variations based on pasting a FEN position.
Nothing I have found will work around its insistence that an engine be
loaded.

I would have thought that choosing human v. human in the Game Data
menu would do the trick, but no. Is there a way to do it?
Conversely, I've found a simple program called Chess Pad that will
allow this, but I'd prefer to be able to do it within one program.





 
Date: 10 Sep 2008 03:37:03
From: Simon Krahnke
Subject: Re: Question about Arena
* Charlie Siegrist <none@this.time > (03:26) schrieb:

> I have been trying to figure out how to use Arena (v. 1.99 beta 5) to
> be simply a board on which I can shuffle pieces around while working
> out variations, especially variations based on pasting a FEN position.
> Nothing I have found will work around its insistence that an engine be
> loaded.
>
> I would have thought that choosing human v. human in the Game Data
> menu would do the trick, but no. Is there a way to do it?
> Conversely, I've found a simple program called Chess Pad that will
> allow this, but I'd prefer to be able to do it within one program.

There is an edit button below the board, that when pressed allow you to
do moves on the board without answers from the engine. You can use
analyze instead and the engine will just analyze every position while
you play.

mfg, simon .... l


  
Date: 10 Sep 2008 04:47:09
From: Charlie Siegrist
Subject: Re: Question about Arena
On Wed, 10 Sep 2008 03:37:03 +0200, Simon Krahnke <overlord@gmx.li >
wrote:

>* Charlie Siegrist <none@this.time> (03:26) schrieb:
>
>> I have been trying to figure out how to use Arena (v. 1.99 beta 5) to
>> be simply a board on which I can shuffle pieces around while working
>> out variations, especially variations based on pasting a FEN position.
>> Nothing I have found will work around its insistence that an engine be
>> loaded.
>>
>> I would have thought that choosing human v. human in the Game Data
>> menu would do the trick, but no. Is there a way to do it?
>> Conversely, I've found a simple program called Chess Pad that will
>> allow this, but I'd prefer to be able to do it within one program.
>
>There is an edit button below the board, that when pressed allow you to
>do moves on the board without answers from the engine. You can use
>analyze instead and the engine will just analyze every position while
>you play.
>
>mfg, simon .... l

Just tried it, yep, that's what I was looking for. Thanks!