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- - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2010-06-10 07:44 Edited 2010-06-10 07:57
# Category:  Playing Programs & Engines
# Publisher: Dr. S. F. Wheeler, Ph.D.
# Release Date:May 2010
# OS: 16 or 32-bit Windows Operating Systems
# License: Free
# Filename:
# File Size: 311.887KB

This is a Chess playing program that I wrote in Turbo Pascal as part of my Ph.D. research in Artificial Intelligence that you may download for free. This is an updated version of the program (as of 25-May-2010) to correct some level 2 questionable moves and occasional missed checkmate declarations. It has to run in a DOS window of a 16 or 32-bit Windows operating system. It will not run on a 64-bit OS without compatibility-mode being selected. The program is designed to be played with a physical Chess board and pieces. It contains only text-mode graphics.

The Zip file contains both the executable and the source code file along with documentation. The Chess program is CP3.EXE. To run the program just double-click on the CP3.EXE file. I have a copyright on the source code file, so you may modify it or share it, but you cannot sell it. I offer this program for free download without a warranty of any kind.

For the most challenging game, play it at level 7 (the default level is level 2). The program has 8 skill levels, with level 8 being the strongest, but requiring the longest computation time. Let me know if you can beat it at level 7 or 8. Please leave a review and a vote. My email address is:

In the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” of  Stanley Kubrick (1968), Super-computer HAL9000 engages astronaut Frank Poole in a game of Chess in  route to the planet Jupiter.   Although only the last few moves moves are seen, the beginning of the game has been reconstructed here. Frank and HAL undoubtedly played the Ruy Lopez- Morphy Defense  opening.
Attachment: - HAL 9000 (312k)
Attachment: HAL9000.aqs - Frank Poole vs HAL 9000 (87k)
Parent - - By Morpheus (****) Date 2010-06-10 08:52
Yes I remember this game from the movie :-)

thanx for remain,
Parent - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2010-06-10 09:21
This game still works OTB
Parent - - By Labyrinth (*****) Date 2010-06-10 15:56
He's always yelling at me :cry:
Parent - By Heuristik Date 2018-12-30 18:16
almost 9 years old post. Probably a dead thread. But got nothing to lose ...

Did anyone try to compile and execute HAL9000 (cp3.pas) on Linux?

I tried, using free pascal compiler (fpc) with different options but I still getting a runtime exception, starting at line 2348

Best Regards

Parent - - By Sesse (****) Date 2010-06-12 05:23
It's a real chess game; you don't need to reconstruct it yourself. Wikipedia has an article on the subject (of course).

/* Steinar */
Parent - By Uly (Gold) Date 2010-06-12 07:18

> Wikipedia has an article on the subject (of course).

Cited as the geekiest article on Wikipedia.
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