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Re:Search: Savant II + Savant Royale
« on: February 14, 2013, 04:42AM »
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Hi Kostea,

1. Progamm of Savant is Mychess from David Kittinger. Also working in Novag Robot Adversary. Playing style i can not describe.

2. Technic is not my favorit part. Sorry i do not know.

3. No, i never see more than 4 chips installed. But i not see hundreds of Savant´s. Who knows?! 

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Re:Search: Savant II + Savant Royale
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 10:53AM »
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Hi,


I have 3 questions about Novag Savant.


1. How would you describe its playing style?

2. Novag Savant has ROMs 1-3 only.
Savant II and Royale has ROMs 1-3 and 5.
There are some empty ROM slots (ROM 4 and 6).

Is the following correct?

- ROM 1 = chess engine
- ROM 2 = chess engine
- ROM 3 = chess engine
- ROM 4 = maybe 64 more classical games
- ROM 5 = extended opening book
- ROM 6 = maybe an extra opening book


3. Have you ever seen a Novag Savant (or Savant II and Royale) with more than 4 ROM chips installed?


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Re:Search: Savant II + Savant Royale
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 01:31AM »
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Hi,

yes i know that all displays will not working. But you can play with it with a printer. That i do. So the heart of the computer is still working. 

"Sounds" is not a point you see if it is working. I have also one Savant II which sounds but not works. Sadly...

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 06:17PM »
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Hi Alain,


Besides the general problem with the LCD display, some Savants are not working because the CMOS memory back up battery (2.4 Volts) leaked and corroded some of the PCB tracks.
And of course there could be other additional problems.

The way I would test a Savant to find out if the chess computer is working, I would turn the sound on by pressing the SOUND ON/OFF button.
Then I would try to make a move by pressing on the touchscreen, or hit any of the 24 buttons, in an attempt to make the chess computer chime.
If it makes sounds then it is possible that the chess computer is working, of course minus the LCD display.

I do recall Steve B mentioning that he could play his Savant hooked up to a printer.


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Re:Search: Savant II + Savant Royale
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 05:11PM »
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Hi,

I heard that although Savant's displays are all broken, some Savant machines are still playable with the printer !

May be there is another "trick" ?

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Re:Search: Savant II + Savant Royale
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 02:09PM »
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Hi Jose,


Excuse me for being nosy.
By now, it has already been established that the chances to find a working Novag Savant are both theoretically and practically 0 (zero).
I was wondering why would you look for a defective chess computer, just for the sake of collecting them?


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« Reply #6 on: February 6, 2013, 04:21AM »
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Hello,
i am searching for a Novag

Savant II
Savant Royale

E-Mail: jose (at) elpeon.com

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