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TLCS/TLCV, (Tom's Live Chess Server and Viewer)
a chess game web broadcast server and client (viewer) by Thomas McBurney to transmit and view live games from WinBoard or Arena on the internet using UDP.

Server

The TLCS server is a Windows console application written in PowerBASIC, configured by a "server.ini" file. It does not directly interfere with WinBoard or Arena, but monitors and parses its debug file [1] to prepare and transmit new information to all connected viewers [2].

Clients

The TLCV client is written in Visual Basic with an own GUI to run under Windows. Two alternative TLCV-compatible clients WBROG and REGO were developed by Andrew Fan, REGO written in platform independent Java to run on various operating systems [3]. A further TLCV-compatible live chess viewer is livius by Martin Sedlak written in C++ using Qt 5 and released as open source under the zlib license [4], which also gives insights in the TLCS/TLCV protocol in TLCVClient::receive [5].

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References

  1. ^ WinBoard - Load and Save Options, see /debug and /engineDebugOutput number
  2. ^ Tom's Live Chess Viewer by Thomas McBurney
  3. ^ FireFly's Home page including WBROG and REGO by Andrew Fan
  4. ^ GitHub - kmar/livius: livius - a Qt-based TLCV-compatible live chess viewer
  5. ^ livius/tlcvclient.cpp at master · kmar/livius · GitHub

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