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 Post subject: Sabaki with Engine as black - Engine will not start match
Post #1 Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:30 am 
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Hi, now you have to be very strong because maybe I am just stupid.

If I start a new game, in that game setup part at the bottom set Engine as black and hit OK - No engine will automatically start playing. It will just be loaded.

Game only starts - i.e., engine starts thinking and moving - after I press F10.

Is that intended?

Thx

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 Post subject: Re: Sabaki with Engine as black - Engine will not start matc
Post #2 Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:53 am 
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I also have to choose "Engines > Generate Move" from the menu.

That is one extra step in a normal game where the engine should make the first move, but it does give you more control over when the engine starts playing.

This is useful if you go to a position in the middle of the game and want to control when the engine starts playing as what color.

Actually nowadays I use the "engine sidebar" as it gives me even more control. When you enable the sidebar ("Engines > Show Engines Sidebar") you can click the "play" icon in the upper left to choose an engine.

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Once the engine has started you can right-click it and set it as analyzer (where it displays the analysis like Lizzie but doesn't make a move) or set it as the white or black player, or generate a move or detach etc.

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I really like this fine-grained control, even if takes a few more steps.

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 Post subject: Re: Sabaki with Engine as black - Engine will not start matc
Post #3 Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:08 am 
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Well thx, I know about the possibilities which are more interesting for all analysis geeks, which I also am. Was now in the "I just want to play" perspective and I guess a "just wanna play" user will be confused at first and needs to start searching for the "how will it start now" button :D
Long story short: If a player setup is done via the bottom UI, match should insta start. Geeks use everything else.

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