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The New Chessmaster

Post by menniepals » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:20 pm

Hi! I would like to know if the latest Chessmaster can take UCI engines. Does it have tutorials for children? Is it child friendly? I don't care how strong it is. The major thing is it should be user friendly to a 5 year old and be able to take the Fruit engines. Thanks, Alfred

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Re: The New Chessmaster

Post by AdminX » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:25 pm

Chessmaster 11 does not have UCI support, you will need wb2uc1 adapter to get UCI engines working under Chessmaster. I think it is child friendly and some of the tutorials will suite a child pretty well with room for growth as well.

However the program still has <<LOTS of BUGS>>, Online as well as in the Tutorials. If I were you I would go for Chessmaster 10th Edition. Better value and price for a child.
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Re: The New Chessmaster

Post by menniepals » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:14 pm

That I will do. Thanks, Alfred

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Re: The New Chessmaster

Post by Kirk » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:59 pm

AdminX wrote:Chessmaster 11 does not have UCI support, you will need wb2uc1 adapter to get UCI engines working under Chessmaster. I think it is child friendly and some of the tutorials will suite a child pretty well with room for growth as well.

However the program still has <<LOTS of BUGS>>, Online as well as in the Tutorials. If I were you I would go for Chessmaster 10th Edition. Better value and price for a child.
Hi Ted,

What are the GUI improvements in Chessmaster over version 10? From what I have read it seems the only benefit of 11 is getting the engine. I have been hesitant to upgrade.

thanks in advance,

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Re: The New Chessmaster

Post by AdminX » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:10 pm

Kirk wrote:
AdminX wrote:Chessmaster 11 does not have UCI support, you will need wb2uc1 adapter to get UCI engines working under Chessmaster. I think it is child friendly and some of the tutorials will suite a child pretty well with room for growth as well.

However the program still has <<LOTS of BUGS>>, Online as well as in the Tutorials. If I were you I would go for Chessmaster 10th Edition. Better value and price for a child.
Hi Ted,

What are the GUI improvements in Chessmaster over version 10? From what I have read it seems the only benefit of 11 is getting the engine. I have been hesitant to upgrade.

thanks in advance,

Kirk
To be honest, I don't really see any GUI improvements. Chessmaster 11 does do a better job of rendering the graphics. I believe the difference between CM10 and CM11 is that CM10 is built around DirectX 9.0 and CM11 is built using DirectX 9.0c and CM11 does not support OpenGL anymore.
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Re: The New Chessmaster

Post by Kirk » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:09 pm

Thanks

Surprising. On the Chessmaster Forums I saw many suggestions made over the past couple of years for the new version. Sounds like they were mostly ignored :?
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Re: The New Chessmaster

Post by menniepals » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:48 pm

This is really a sad story on one of my favorite chess programs. I used to buy them. The last version I bought was CM 9. The first was CM 5 and I remember there was so much interest about the program CM 6 and threads on this program were so abundant in this site at that time. I bought this one, as well. CM 7 was a disappointment. CM 8 and CM 9 were good. I will get CM 10 but not CM 11 as you advised.

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Re: The New Chessmaster

Post by AdminX » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:36 pm

Here is just one such bug in ChessMaster 11:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/ ... 3911017516

Now what's wrong with this picture??? :lol:
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Re: The New Chessmaster

Post by Tony Thomas » Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:14 pm

Who moved last? Looks like one of the Kings are going to be captured.

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Re: The New Chessmaster

Post by Guerrero » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:06 am

You need Polyglot adapter para to use UCI engines in Chessmaster GUI.
I may send you Fruit adapted if you desire it.

P.D. Wb2Uci is an adapter to use Winboard engines in Fritz GUI.

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