is written in ANSI C and may be compiled with minimal
tweaking under many compilers. It runs on
Win32. It's based on Tom Kerrigan's Simple
What's a "chess engine"?
Not a complete chess-playing program. All
it does is think about the move to make and politely
suggest it. You need to download a program
like Winboard and follow the instructions in the
readme to make it all work. Or else go somewhere
else and find a nice chess-playing program that
does it all. I don't know of any free ones,
though. But if you have Chessmaster
8000 or 9000 already, you can use Jester as an engine
Jester uses The SAN Kit to handle PGN files,
so you can load and save games for analysis. These
sources are provided in the source distribution.
Jester has a command scripting language built
into it described in the documentation. Fear
not: there is already a script for Winboard play
provided in the executables archive. And this
script should also work with Chessmaster.
About those downloads.
The sources are in this
archive. Hope you have
a compiler like Cygwin, DJGPP, Microsoft's, or whatever-Borland-is-now
to build it with.
The executables (what you need if you wish to
watch exciting Winboard chess action in your own
home) are in this archive.