Rebel Century 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 Century, follow the following lookup strategy:
Rebel Century is a product of Schröder BV (headed by Ed Schröder)
Schröder BV Software Development Postbus 6365 7401 JJ Deventer, The Netherlands Email: email@example.com WWW: http://www.rebel.nl/and available since October 1999.
The following platforms are supported by Rebel Century:
There is no official OS/2 or MacOS support. Rebel Century may or may not run under Windows NT for unknown reasons.
The maximum of supported RAM (max. hashtable size) is 120 Mb.
This version can be downloaded by registered Rebel Century users from the Rebel Century internet subscription area. Read the Rebel Century Internet Subscription page about how to register.
Added are the following new features:
Before installing the update, make a backup copy of the following files:
After installing the Rebel Century 1.2 update, start the new version and save a configuration, that suits your needs. Than make also a backup copy of the new files (same as mentioned above). Now you can switch between the new and the old version, by simply copying the proper backuped files into your Rebel Century installation directory.
You can also use our simple DOS batch file RCSEL.BAT for doing this automatically. Please read the added file RCSEL.TXT for further details before using this DOS batch file.
The hash table limitations are added to avoid swap delays in a Windows Environment.
All customers of Rebel Century (new or update) with internet access can register for the
Rebel Century subscription area. All members have access to free updates of Rebel Century, the REBELBASE, part of the Rebel Century Cdrom and much more.
Schröder BV offers the following add-ons for Rebel Century:
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: Tuesday, 1. February 2000