ProDeo 2.5

The Gospel version

As many of you know I gave my engine a new name when I retired from commerce and competition in 2003. REBEL became ProDeo, latin meaning for free or gratis in the Netherlands juridical system (lawyers working Pro Bono) and as such was offered in 2004 as a free download.

 

However (as I was told) for most of the rest of the world ProDeo means something else, for God or pro God which suits me just fine because that's what I am also, a Christian by choice.

 

And so the inevitable had to happen one day, a Christian version that gives credit to the name of the program, ProDeo 2.5 -- the Gospel version.

 

WHAT ?!

 

Yes, this special version after each move throws a (Christian safe) random (light-heartedly) quote at you. Categories are: Love, Wisdom, Christian, Humor, Philosophical, Gospel and Science with the intent to make you think. Examples below.

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Something else ?

 

Sure, you can switch from the Gospel quotes to great quotes from Paul Morphy to Magnus Carlsen or turn it off by editing the ProDeo.eng script file.

 

[Quote File = gospel.txt] * choices are: gospel.txt | chess.txt | off

 

Basically you can create your own text file with your favorite quotes, the format is kindergarten simple, just put a quote between the [BEGIN] and [END] markers.

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What else ?

 

Rewrite of the Playing Style option. In the (same) ProDeo script file you will find:

 

[Playing Style = normal] * wood | boring | dull | defensive | normal | optimistic | risky | gambit | mad

 

Or simply use the Engine Options

 

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Style

Characteristics

Normal (default)

The default ProDeo 2.2 chess engine.

Wood

Only counts the wood on the board + PST values. ELO drop of 365 points.

Boring

No plan at all.

Dull

First sign of some form of intelligence.

Defensive

Still too passive but most moves starting to make sense.

Optimistic

More active play with hardly any strength loss.

Risky

At times showing signs of real intelligence but often a bit hot brained.

Gambit

My favorite but costly, ELO drop of ± 50 points but on a CCRL scale of 2773 who cares?

Mad

Totally irresponsible but so much fun, see the 3 examples.

NOLOT position-1 Nxh6!

Style

Time | Depth

Normal

not found >3:00

Optimistic

2:22 | 17

Risky

not found >3:00

Gambit

0:01 | 11

Mad

0:10 | 13

NOLOT position-4 Nxe6!

Style

Time | Depth

Normal

not found >3:00

Optimistic

not found >3:00

Risky

not found >3:00

Gambit

0:19 | 14

Mad

0:10 | 13

NOLOT position-5 e5!

Style

Time | Depth

Normal

not found >3:00

Optimistic

not found >3:00

Risky

not found >3:00

Gambit

not found >3:00

Mad

0:01 | 11

Prodeo 2.5 will run under Arena (pre-installed) but also under other interfaces like Fritz, ChessPartner, etc.

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In case you have a nice quote to offer yourself submit it below and maybe I will include it. Or else, I usually hangout in the Christian PCIM forum under the name ProDeo or else in the secular CCC forum under the name REBEL.

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