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Aquarium 3.1.0 Update 03 March 2009
Rybka 3 Aquarium logotypeAquarium 3.1.0 Update has been released just recently. You can download it using ChessOK Downloader or from our site: Full update from any version Incremental update 3.0.8 to 3.1.0 The download size is 17 Mb. For German version: after installing the update, delete the file <aquarium>\Aquarium.ger-rs-map. We are also glad to announce the release of Aquarium Opening Book by Jeroen Noomen. Read below what’s new in Aquarium 3.1.0 (also available in the Aquarium FAQ):

Major features

* New, more convenient, ‘Paint-like’ way of editing color markers in the game and in the tree. * You can read Aquarium i-Books. Editing possibilities are limited, they’ll be enhanced in futher update. However, if you are not afraid of writing a Wiki-formatted text, you can edit/create new i-Books. * You can run Game Analysis from the Sandbox.

Major bugfixes

* Fixed occasional header fields loss when pasting a game into the database game. * ‘Remove before’ no longer cripples games that stared from non-initial positions. * Randomizer match dialog is now displayed correctly. * Engine evaluations are now printed correctly.

Minor features

* Added a popup menu for changing tree configuration in the Tree window header. * Added possibility to view only main tree moves in a tree configuration. * Smart Input is now ‘even smarter’: you can right-click (with left button pressed) to cycle through available moves. * You can manually edit opening book play probability for each move in the tree configuration. * You can set clocks during the game in Play mode (double-click the clocks). * Allowed playing against Fritz via Auto232 network protocol (works OK on all our computers, but not tested much). * Using Ctrl+move to exclude moves from infinite analysis now changes the analysis pane display. * There is a clearer indication of which window has focus. Helps to determine whether we are browsing tree or notation. * New feature: opponent move to limited depth. After reaching this depth the engine switches to normal analysis. * Ribbon double-click minimization is more convenient now. * Board sounds now active in the Sandbox and database game view. * Export options dialog changed slightly to be more logical. * Newly created database is added to the Recent list. * When loading a EPD string, the leading and trailing spaces are now ignored.

Minor bugfixes

* Fixed memory leak issue in analysis chart. * Display options dialog: checkbox for ‘Show board navigation’ is consistent with ‘Material imbalance’. * Fixed occasional clearance of game header by Game Analysis. * Improved hit detection when clicking on the game flag in the games list. * Fixed tree window reappearing after it was hidden by the user. * Selected cell in Games list is no longer made gray. * Ctrl+move in Two clicks input mode now works as well. If it’s done during IA it excludes the move from the search, otherwise it adds a variation. * Using Ctrl+move to exclude moves from infinite analysis works with Smart move too. * Fixed occasional incorrect conversion of PGN NAGs to ‘Long after’ comments. * Tree options dialog: advanced controls no longer peek out of the bottom of the window. * Notation position change after switching to another application and back is partially fixed. * ‘Insert deleted moves to clipboard’ option works now. * Fixed smart move inability to drag the pointer from destination to the source square. * Cursor is position correctly after ‘Delete variation’. * Fixed occasional mouse pointer disappearance when editing the game header. * Analysis pane is no longer cleared when the mate score is achieved. * Engine match view now respects board cursor settings. * IDEA display now respects board orientation. * Game Analysis now respects ‘Show coordinates’ and ‘Show board navigation’ settings. * Fixed diagram display in HTML export. * Fixed absence of sampled search display after switching to Rybka 3 from another engine. * Fixed small bugs in tree custom coloring. * Finished Engine Competition date is no more reported as 30/12/1899. * Fixed some issues in CTG book handling.

What’s next:

We are going to enhance the editing possibilities for Aquarium i-Books, so that you can easily write such books yourselves. This, and some more minor fixes and features, will make a 3.1.1 update. Then it’ll be time for another ‘large’ project.

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