If your chess engine is bitboard based you will need to be able to visualize what the bitboard looks like as an actual chess board. I can’t image developing a bitboard engine without this type of utility. So I created a simple chess bitboard viewer.
You download it here: Chess Bitboard Viewer
It runs on Windows 32 / 64 bit systems. It’s super-easy to use (i.e. if you cannot use it think about finding a different hobby). I’ve zipped it up since I assume downloading a raw (and rare) exe file will make some virus detector scream like a banshee! BTW it has been checked for viruses and it’s clean – (but use it at your own risk).
You can click on a square and the decimal number will update – or you change the decimal number and the board will update. You can also copy and paste from the clipboard.
I hope it’s useful – feedback and comments welcome!