Rebel 10 FAQ
The basic material for this FAQ are the most asked questions (and answers) of the Rebel users to the Rebel team and the Rebel related discussions at the RebelBoard, in the Computer-Chess Club and the rec.games.chess.computer newsgroup.
To solve any questions/problems in using Rebel 10.0, follow the following lookup strategy:
Rebel 10.0 is a product of Schröder BV (headed by Ed Schröder)
Schröder BV Software Development Postbus 6365 7401 JJ Deventer, The Netherlands Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW: http://www.rebel.nl/and available since October 1998.
The actual Rebel version is Rebel 10.0c. Introduced in this version are some engine changes, to optimize Rebel for computer-computer play. This version can be downloaded by registered Rebel 10 users from the Rebel 10 internet subscription area.
New features introduced with Rebel 10.0c:
Because Rebel 10.0c is a changed engine only version, Rebel 10.0b is still available at the Rebel 10 internet subscription area.
New features introduced with Rebel 10.0b:
How to install the update
Rebel 10.0b is a bug fixed and enhanced version of Rebel 10.0. Rebel 10.0c has all the features of Rebel 10.0b plus a changed engine version.
Rebel 10.0c is, in the opinion of Schröder BV, optimized for computer-computer play.
As mentioned above, Rebel 10.0c and Rebel 10.0b have both advantages. If you use Rebel both for human-computer and computer-computer play it is best to use both versions. To use both versions, proceed as follows:
First install Rebel 10.0c (as described in 1.3). Than create a subdirectory (say R10C) in your Rebel 10 installation directory and copy the following files into this new created directory: REBEL.EXE, REBEL.CFG and REBEL.TRL.
Next install Rebel 10.0b (as described in 1.3). Than create a subdirectory (say R10B) in your Rebel 10 installation directory and copy the following files into this new created directory: REBEL.EXE, REBEL.CFG and REBEL.TRL.
If you want to use Rebel 10.0c (Rebel 10.0b), than copy the three files from the R10C (R10B) subdirectory into your Rebel 10 installation directory.
You can also use our simple DOS batch file R10SEL.BAT for doing this automatically.
The main chess engine improvements are:
See the Playing Strength section of the Rebel 10 description at the Rebel homepage for a more detailed description.
The following platforms are supported by Rebel 10:
There is no official OS/2 or MacOS support. Because Rebel 10 may or may not run under Windows NT for unknown reasons, there is also no Windows NT support.
The maximum of supported RAM (max. hashtable size) is 120 Mb.
The hash table limitations are added to avoid swap delays in a Windows Environment.
All customers of Rebel 10 (new or update) with internet access can register for the
Rebel 10 subscription area. All members have access to free updates of Rebel 10, the REBELBASE, part of the Rebel 10 Cdrom and much more.
Schröder BV offers the following add-ons for Rebel 10.0:
Encyclopedia of Chess (or simply EOC) is a SUPER chess tree with multiple functions. It will help you to make the right moves based on the statistics of Grandmasters and the chess history of 150 years. If you need help in a position just ask the EOC of 60,000,000 (spelled as sixty million!) unique positions and then make up your mind which move to play. EOC is an unique reference for opening preparation because all the major games of the last 150 years are in the EOC database.
Read the EOC description at the Schröder BV web area for further details.
Have a look at the Schröder BV web area to find out more about this products.
You can find a lot of game material in PGN format at the University of Pittburgh Chess Club's FTP server under the PGN directory. In the subdirectory Events you can find tournaments, sorted by year and event, and in the subdirectory Players you can find games of famous players, sorted by name. You can get a complete index of all available data (PGN, CA, CBF, ...) by downloading the file allindex.zip.
Last updated: Monday, 19. April 1999