|Source code||Windows executable|
|Latest version||nissy-2.0.3.tar.gz (67Kb)||nissy-2.0.3.exe (780Kb)|
In this page you can find download links (see above), installation instructions and upgrade instructions for nissy. If instead you wish to clone the git repository, you can use git:
git clone https://git.tronto.net/nissy
For a summary of changes and a list of older versions see below. Some versions (for example 1.0) are not available directly, but can be obtained from the git repository.
A full installation of nissy requires about 3.1Gb of space, of which 2.3Gb are occupied by the huge pruning table for fast optimal solving, and running it requires the same amount of RAM. One can choose to never use this function and not to install the relative pruning table. There is an alternative (slower) optimal solving function that uses about 500Mb of RAM. When generating the pruning tables automatically (see the section Tables below), at least 5.3Gb or RAM are required.
Try downloading and executing in a terminal the file
then follow the instructions in the Tables section below for
installing the pruning tables.
nissy.exe does not work, you can try following the UNIX instructions
in WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) or in a similar environment.
Download the source archive (.tar.gz). Extract it with your favorite archive program, for example with
tar -xvzf nissy-VERSION.tar.gz
Open a terminal in the directory just extracted.
If you wish, edit the
Makefile to match your local configuration
(this is usually not necessary, but you may want to change the
PREFIX variable to change the installation path) and run
Then follow the instructions below to install the pruning tables.
Once you have installed nissy, run
to generate all the tables that Nissy will ever need. Running this command requires around 5.3Gb of RAM, and it can take some time (about 40 minutes on my fairly old but decent laptop, with 8 CPU threads).
Some unnecessary technical detail: by default this command is going to use
at most 64 threads. If you want you can choose to use more threads (if your CPU
is very powerful) or fewer threads (if you for example want to run this command
in the background while you do other stuff) with the
-t option, for
nissy gen -t 1.
Alternatively, you can
download all the tables (1.7Gb) and
copy them into the correct folder (see manual page,
section). On UNIX operating systems this folder is either
.nissy/tables in the user's home directory or
$XDG_DATA_HOME/nissy/tables if the XDG variable is configured.
On Windows it is the same directory as the
If you already have nissy installed and you want to upgrade to a more recent version, you can simply repeat the installation process:
Between each version new table files might have been added, or old ones may be not used anymore. Nissy will deal with this automatically.
|2.0.3||2022-09-10||Fixed bug in scramble dr|
|2.0.2||2022-06-01||Improved table generation speed|
|2.0||2021-12-29||Rewritten from scratch; much faster optimal solver|
Nissy v1 was released in 2020. It was slow, full of bugs and the code was quite terrible. But in practice it got its job done most of the time.