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OzzY



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I'm currently studying chess really hard. I always loved this game and now I'm taking it seriously.

I currently have a paid version of Chessmaster game on Windows. It's really good game with tutorials, etc.

On Linux I play with Gnome Chess and Pychess (online).

I wonder what's the best free chess game for Windows. Do you know any?

I really don't care about 3D graphics in chess. In fact, I think it's terrible because it obfuscates strategy vision.
I do care about great 2D shapes, chess engine, many levels to choose from, hints, rules compliance, etc.

I took a look at Chess Titans from Vista. I saw a friend of mine playing at the laptop. It's really good chess actually. I think it uses DX10 and can't run on XP. But if anyone manage to make it run on XP I appreciate.

Any sugestion?
Post 14 Apr 2008, 18:30
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bitRAKE



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I've used Fritz some years ago, and like the interface once I turned all the bells and whistles off. There are many free chess engines, so I don't think I'd purchase one today. Have you tried Arena?

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Post 14 Apr 2008, 20:30
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rugxulo



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I don't play much chess (and really really suck), but two that seem to stand out (in reputation, at least) are Crafty and Rebel, both of which are freely available.
Post 14 Apr 2008, 20:44
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edfed



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i'd like to play chess with assembly coders of this board.

it could be good to play chess on a chat together...

my prefered method to play chess online is to use a real plate and reproduce the movments... it is better than all 3D or 2D methods...

then, to play chess online, you just need ... a text chat just to give the coordinates...

Wink
Post 14 Apr 2008, 21:59
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rugxulo



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Post 14 Apr 2008, 23:29
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OzzY



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I want to play with ASM coders too.

Let's organize an online chess competition here! Razz
Post 15 Apr 2008, 00:18
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OzzY



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I remember there was a nice DOS-based chess game. I can't remember the name. I played it on the other computer that had Win98.
The chess had a 2D mode and an animated mode where the pieces walked on the board and killed the others with swords, etc.

Does anyone know the name of this game? rugxulo, do you know?
Post 15 Apr 2008, 00:20
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edfed



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why not.
and one very good thing would be to make a little chat client using windows api and accessible only by fasm users... Very Happy

or maybe connect on a chat one day. not now, i'm tired.. but ...

yep, al right let's go for a little game now. give me the link to online chess game you want, and i'l play with you right now. (choose the same loggin as the board for sure Wink

i don't remember the name of this game but yes i remember it. very funny.
the name would be like powerchess or something like that.
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bitRAKE



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OzzY wrote:
The chess had a 2D mode and an animated mode where the pieces walked on the board and killed the others with swords, etc.
That would be BattleChess?

I've played on Pogo recently.

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Post 15 Apr 2008, 00:57
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OzzY



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Yes, BattleChess! This is the game I learned chess with. I used the DOS version!

I found the Windows version here: http://www.abandonia.com/games/pt/308/BattleChessforWindows.htm

Very good memories! And it still has a great AI!
Post 15 Apr 2008, 02:21
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r22



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Chessmaster 2000 on an Apple IIe was where I learned to play chess. Although I haven't played for many years since.

Yahoo games is the easiest way no sense in reinventing the wheel just get a free account (which you probably have with yahoo already).
Post 16 Apr 2008, 15:58
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Borsuc



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Chess is the best strategy game ever.

and that includes video games too Smile
Post 16 Apr 2008, 16:01
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rugxulo



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Some people would say OctaOS chess is the best. (And it even runs under QEMU 0.9.1 now, heh.) Smile
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