Vice came to be as part of a YouTube video tutorial series showing how to create a simple chess engine in C. Vice isn't meant to be anything other than a resource for people starting out with computer chess, and hopefully provides some help and guidance. I certainly don't claim to anything more than a beginner at this myself. The program is not optimised, is definitely not written to a high standard - it is a hobby programmer's attempt to give something back to a great and vibrant community.
Vice is Winboard, UCI protocol compatable. It also has a console mode, but a GUI is much better. It plays under Shredder, Winboard, Chessbase, Arena without (so far) problems.
You are welcome to use the code as you like to help with your projects!
The YouTube playlist is here, 87 videos in total.
Vice 1.1 Polyglot Book Compatible (Download)
Added Reading Of Polyglot Opening Books
NOTE: The books are read into an internal RAM store, so beware of using big books!!
The First Release of Vice, Vice 1.0 (Download)
Vice has the following features:
Below are some links to sources, forums, wiki's that have been a great help!