The good old WChess 1.05 (DOS version)

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Re: The good old WChess 1.05 (DOS version)

Post by JuLieN » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:40 pm

F.Huber wrote:
JuLieN wrote:@Franz
I'm disappointed: there's no cracktro. ;)
Damned, with my old internet-notebook here I can't watch youtube videos, so I don't know what you want to tell me. :(
Ah, too bad..

Then you'll only have an intellectual knowledge of them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crack_intro
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Re: The good old WChess 1.05 (DOS version)

Post by Rebel » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:50 pm

F.Huber wrote: BTW, it would certainly also be a good idea if Ed Schroeder adds this program to his freeware page!
You bet I will. Thanks Franz but most of all Dave.

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Re: The good old WChess 1.05 (DOS version)

Post by F.Huber » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:56 pm

JuLieN wrote: Then you'll only have an intellectual knowledge of them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crack_intro
Ok, now I understand.

No, it has never been my style to put anything like this into my 'work'. ;-)

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Re: The good old WChess 1.05 (DOS version)

Post by Jim Ablett » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:20 pm

F.Huber wrote:
JuLieN wrote:@Franz
I'm disappointed: there's no cracktro. ;)
Damned, with my old internet-notebook here I can't watch youtube videos, so I don't know what you want to tell me. :(

Try this > http://www.umplayer.com/

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Re: The good old WChess 1.05 (DOS version)

Post by F.Huber » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:37 pm

Jim Ablett wrote: Try this > http://www.umplayer.com/
Thanks for the link, Jim.

But the problem is my old OS (Win98). The notebook I'm using for internet is really old (even from the last century, 1999), and it's definitely too weak to install WinXP on it.
And most new programs (also this UmPlayer as I can read on the website) require at least Win2000 or WinXP to run.

OTOH this old Win98 has one big advantage: I can directly run every old DOS program (especially my dearly beloved chess programs) without such tools like DOS-Box or other virtual environments. 8-)

And I'm not at all keen on watching movies or videos via internet - for this I have TV. ;-)

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Re: The good old WChess 1.05 (DOS version)

Post by Daniel Mehrmann » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:03 pm

F.Huber wrote:Hi,

I post this also in a separate thread so that none of our many DOS-oldies fans can overlook it!

Dave Kittinger was so nice and gave his permission to make his DOS chessprogram WChess 1.05 available here, many thanks!

So here's my package - I've removed the copy-protection and of course also the user-info that is written into the EXE at the installation process (I just changed the name to 'David Kittinger', what else :mrgreen: )

http://www.spaadyshare.net/63s6o85ffx5v/WChess_v105.zip

Have fun with this great and very famous chess program,
Franz

BTW, it would certainly also be a good idea if Ed Schroeder adds this program to his freeware page!
Thanks to Franz and Dave !

I've created an iso image from your source.
So you can easy use it with any virtual emulator like VMware or VirtualBox!

Download-Link: http://www.spaadyshare.net/63lkuo0ivy2q/wchess.iso

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Re: The good old WChess 1.05 (DOS version)

Post by fern » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:14 pm

Thanks God I found out everything, so OI just own you an extra doses of thanks
THANK THANKS THANKS

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Re: The good old WChess 1.05 (DOS version)

Post by Mike S. » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:37 am

Thanks to you both! :mrgreen: I had version 1.04 but sold it to a collector, some years ago.

:?: What is the correct syntax for the command line option, for the hash size?

I only remember that it required the number of positions, not MB, as the argument, and IIRC the start screen displayed an acknowledgment then. I am not sure about it. With DOSBox/DFend I have tried -h, /H and the like but I cannot figure it out. Thx anyway!

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Re: The good old WChess 1.05 (DOS version)

Post by Dr.Ex » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:08 am

Oh dear! I bet this game was over very quickly..

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Re: The good old WChess 1.05 (DOS version)

Post by F.Huber » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:02 am

Mike S. wrote: :?: What is the correct syntax for the command line option, for the hash size?
Here's an example I've found in a batchfile, but it's not mine so I can't guarantee that it works or is correct:

wchess -h1200000 -LI -V0 -P3

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