Sunday, February 18, 2007

64-bit versions of CheckerBoard and Cake

Linux users could already benefit from the new powerful 64-bit processors for quite some time, while M$'s win64 never really got out of its beta phase. With the release of Windows Vista, this has changed, and 64-bit computing is now also available to the masses. I run neither Linux nor Vista, but I do have a compiler capable of producing 64-bit executables. I wonder whether they will run under 64-bit Vista? If you happen to own a 64-bit Vista, you can try it by downloading (264KB), and installing it in your CheckerBoard directory. To do this, you need to extract checkerboard64.exe to the CheckerBoard directory, and CakeM64.dll to your engines directory. Run checkerboard64.exe and choose CakeM64.dll as your engine. Let me know what happens!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Wow! CheckerBoard runs under Vista

I haven't been doing any checkers-related stuff lately. I'm all the more pleased to hear that CheckerBoard and Cake run under M$ newest OS - that means I don't have to do any checkers-related stuff in the near future :-)
And no, of course I didn't try this myself: I'm going to avoid Vista for as long as possible!