Communicating with an external exe

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by JamesC, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. JamesC

    JamesC Member Licensed User

    I'm thinking of creating an interface (desktop) for chess that uses an external chess engine to generate moves. To do this I need the interface to send text commands to the engine exe and receive its output. Is this possible with Basic4ppc?

    The protocol is here: http://download.shredderchess.com/div/uci.zip

    Thanks

    James
     
  2. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    Try this. I've knocked together a desktop .NET 2.0 only superset of the Process object in my Threading library. I'm no chess player but it seems to intereract with Colossus (just a random choice of chess engine) in a reasonable way. No documentation as it is very much a beta version but as the demo stands it will start and let you talk to Colossus.
     

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  3. JamesC

    JamesC Member Licensed User

    Thanks

    Thanks, agraham! I'll try it out! :)
     
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