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Tarrasch V2 under Linux

April 22, 2011

Lloyd Standish has kindly sent me a screenshot of Tarrasch V2 Alpha running under Linux (see his comment to the previous post);

The fact that this works is a testament to the skill of the developers behind the Wine emulator. I’ve received email in the past from a user who happily runs Tarrasch V1 on a Mac, also using Wine.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Linux Freak permalink
    April 27, 2011 2:01 pm

    Wine stands for Wine Is Not Emulator.🙂 Just saying

    • April 28, 2011 4:25 am

      Really? I didn’t know that. I would have thought Wine definitely *is* an emulator, which makes it a rather strange acronym. I’m not entirely ignorant about emulators having written a couple of crude OS emulators myself back in the day. One hosted native CPM/86 programs on MS-DOS. The other hosted native CPM/80 programs on CPM/86 (I’m showing my age). You could chain the two together to run CPM/80 programs on MSDOS. The CPM/80 emulator used the neatest hack I’ve ever thought of, which I still remember fondly, to allow my emulated 8080 to run twice as fast as any other I’ve ever seen. Ah nostalgia.

  2. Linux Freak permalink
    May 2, 2011 5:44 pm

    Cool🙂 I am still learning basics of Assembly🙂 Wine is not an emulator because it does not emulate a cpu but rather provides software librarie functions to call. For example on Windows, C# has its own DLLs. It is not compiled to normal Code that windows can understand but DLL’s it calls use normal windows code. Same is with WINE

  3. Me again permalink
    May 3, 2011 9:35 pm

    I just looked up what CPM is🙂 What do you do for living nowadays? Coding or Chess? Which one is a hobby and which one is the work?

    • May 3, 2011 10:46 pm

      Good question with no neat answer. My usual answer when people ask me what I do for a living is that I am “semi-retired”. I am pretty comfortable. I take contract coding assignments when they land in my lap, but I don’t go looking for them. My chess programming is a hobby, but I am keen to turn it into something more serious. At the moment I am involved in a venture that may see this dream turn into a reality, I’ll blog some more about that when the time is right.

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