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About Novag Model 812 Super Sensor IV (1981) Electronic Chess Computer

ABOUT NOVAG SUPER SENSOR IV MODEL 812 GAME ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

 

NOVAG SUPER SENSOR IV Electronic Chess Computer - Picture taken from Novag Super Sensor IV box.

NOVAG SUPER SENSOR IV Electronic Chess Computer - Picture taken from Novag Super Sensor IV box.

 

MAIN NOVAG SUPER SENSOR IV MODEL 812 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

NOVAG SUPER SENSOR IV offers you a deep and well researched book opening library of 600 half moves which combined with our strong random generator assures lots of variety in your games.

  • SET LEVEL BUTTON:  Choose play strength
  • TIME CONTROL BUTTON:  Choose time control

The NOVAG SUPER SENSOR IV has 8 play levels in which the level 1 is the weakest and level 8 is the strongest. A further option which plays a factor in the search depth of the computer is the Time Control as explained below. The higher the play level the longer it takes for the computer to make a move but the computer will analyze the position and the moves in more depth which will influence the strength of his reply.

The NOVAG SUPER SENSOR IV also uses your move time and continues to analyze positions while you ponder your next move (this is also called Permanent Brain).

In addition to the 8 play levels, the computer also has 2 time control options available for use in which variable or fixed response times can be set up. If the variable option is used the computer will move more quickly in simple game situations but it will also use more time in more complex positions. The levels 7 and 8 will be used for analysis or the solving of special chess problems.

If the fixed option is used, the computer will make its move only after the time allocated by the level choice is used. In the fixed option the levels 6, 7 and 8 are tournament play levels.

 

          FIXED LEVELS RESPONSE TIME (2 BEEP TONES)

          • LEVEL 1:  1 Second
          • LEVEL 2:  4 Seconds (Blitz)
          • LEVEL 3:  14 Seconds
          • LEVEL 4:  28 Seconds
          • LEVEL 5:  52 Seconds
          • LEVEL 6:  40 Moves in 90 Minutes
          • LEVEL 7:  40 Moves in 2 Hours
          • LEVEL 8:  40 Moves in 2.1/2 Hours

          VARIABLE LEVELS RESPONSE TIME (1 BEEP TONE)

          • LEVEL 1:  0-5 Seconds (Blitz)
          • LEVEL 2:  2-60 Seconds
          • LEVEL 3:  1-8 Minutes
          • LEVEL 4:  2-60 Minutes
          • LEVEL 5:  10 Minutes - 4 Hours
          • LEVEL 6:  1.1/2 Hours - 24 Hours
          • LEVEL 7:  10 Hours - GO Analysis Level
          • LEVEL 8:  Go (Infinite) - Analysis Level

 

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG SUPER SENSOR IV German user manual translated by Spacious-Mind

 

Information on Novag Model 812 Super Sensor IV (1981) Electronic Chess Computer
Novag Model 812 Super Sensor IV (1981) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Novag Super Sensor IV (1981)

Novag Model 812 Super Sensor IV (1981) Box
Novag Model 812 Super Sensor IV (1981) Computer Label
Novag Model 812 Super Sensor IV (1981) User Manual

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Computer Label

User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Novag Industries Ltd.

David Kittinger

1650 USCF

1981

$395.00

1340 Wiki

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

812

My Serial #:

G005291

Processor OEM

MOS Tech.

Processor:

6502

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

2 MHz

ROM:

8 KB

RAM:

1 KB

Battery Type:

6 x C Cell

Power Adapter:

9V DC 800 mA -/+

Display:

16 Board LEDs

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

8x8 in

12x9.3/4x1.1/4 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

16

Opening Book:

600 Half Moves

Take Back:

16 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Not Available

Not Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 5

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

10 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

7 (Beep 2)

Infinite Level:

8 (Beep 1)

4 (Beep 2)

Hardware Specification

Game Features

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FIDE

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