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Welcome to Files !

Updated: 5 days ago

Files is a place from where you can download games, bases and chess engines for free.

The necessary tools are also there.

To access Files, simply click the Files link on the navigation bar at the top of the page.

After a while a new window will be displayed - you are in the Files place :)

Usage is very simple and resembles working with files on a computer. In addition to browsing and downloading, you can also use the file search engine.

I have included all the necessary information in the files...

  • Files Help.pdf

  • Welcome to Files.pdf

...which are always visible on the first page of Files.

In addition to games and bases (for example from MCERL), compiled chess engines will most often appear in Files.

I usually create compilations for Linux and Mac computers, although I also post compiled chess engines for Windows.

What criteria do I use when choosing an engine for compilation? The choice is completely subjective. I mainly look at its availability.

My goal is to make chess engines available to the widest possible community using various devices.

For example, if chess engine is not available in the Linux version, then I compile it (assuming, of course, that the source code allows it). I try not to duplicate engine compilations that already exist elsewhere on the Web.

In addition to the most common architectures such as x86-64, I create compilations for ARM64 (Linux) and Apple Silicon (modern Macs), which are increasingly numerous and popular among computer chess enthusiasts.

My compilation environment is always the currently supported operating systems along with the necessary tools (compiler, etc.) and updates.

Below I have included the most important information about Files:

  • All available files are safe and virus-free. All files have been checked with antivirus programs before being placed on the server.

  • Files are stored in Google server space, which itself contains antivirus software that has also checked the files before they are made available.

  • No commercial files or pirated software.

  • All chess engines were compiled - by Darius - the owner and creator of Exception: chess engines compilations hosted with the permission of the author(s).

  • All games and bases are archived in widespread Zip or 7-Zip format supported by the most commonly used operating systems. If you need a tool to unpack a Zip / 7-Zip archive or PDF viewer, there are programs dedicated to Linux, Mac, and Windows in the Tools directory.


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