I now decided to release the last fully working version of Prédateur (that is, with no known bugs).
Amongst the improvements since v0.1.1 :
- - transposition tables
- many speedups
- checkmate bug corrected : Prédateur should now always give the mate when there's one in range, and try to escape any checkmate menace it detects
- more accurate info line
- Evaluation function deeply modified, with many new euristics (wich might make it play even worse, hehe ;-) )
- alpha beta move ordering improved.
I don't have the sources of this very specific version anymore, as the last sources I have for this Prédateur "classic" version are the ones for v0.1.3b4, which sadly has a bad bug making Prédateur selects bad variations from time to time (but even once in a game is enough to lose the game).
This version is untuched since nearly two months, as I'm in the process of rewriting Prédateur from scratch using bitboards.