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Battle Chess

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (1.81 MB)
MD5: 54f19d07877dcbfb4fe10e9178ef90e0
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

"Battle Chess is a quite typical chess game, but it comes with a twist: all pieces are represented by small, realistic figures that walk around on the chessboard, and when one piece takes another, they both take part in an animated battle. There is a different animation for each permutation, depending on which pieces are capturing or being captured. You can also play in 2D without animation.

The game's opening library includes 30,000 different moves, ensuring a variety of games will unfold across the 10 skill levels.

Multi-player support can be extended to modem and/or serial port play."

See also: Battle Chess Enhanced CD-ROM.

Architecture: 68k


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by IIGS_User - 2011, September 11 - 1:44pm

The color version now has its own page.

Thanks for cleaning up. Smile

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by MCP - 2011, September 11 - 9:25am

Now available is an archive of just the monochrome version, the last one by Macplay, v1.0.2 which is not copy protected and includes online manual. The color version now has its own page.

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by Anonymous (not verified) - 2009, May 14 - 5:58am

It seems to run too fast on my PPC G4 1Ghz under OS 9.22 and I'm not sure how to slow it down. You can't see the battle scenes, they go by too quickly. I guess I could run it under an emulator... Smile

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by IIGS_User - 2009, May 12 - 1:48pm

> "Mini vMac won't mount images that are compressed."
In general, windows versions of Mac emulators do have the same problem.

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by Attila - 2009, May 11 - 7:08pm

Mini vMac won't mount images that are compressed. Just now figured this out since I don't often use emulators. You can use Disk Copy to convert the images to uncompressed, either read/write or read-only, and then it will mount them. From now on when I upload something I'll just make it read-only uncompressed and stuffit that way. I think the resulting file is actually smaller anyway.

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by IIGS_User - 2009, May 10 - 8:58am

Other than my posting below, the color version of this download doesn't complain about missing audio files, but runs pretty well in SheepShaver.


The currently included disk images doesn't mount in Mini-vMac, anyone confirms this, please?
For me, Mini-vMac want to initialize the disk images, but both Basilisk and SheepShaver do mount them succesful.

Besides of that, I vote to add a separate entry for the Battle Chess b&w version, because it has been published separately some years earlier.

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by IIGS_User - 2009, May 6 - 4:52pm

I think this version is called "Battle Chess Enhanced" (title should be edited to list it as), because I own the original color version (which includes also the previously b/w version. I didn't check it yet, but if I want to run my original in an emulator or Classic Environment, it asks for its CD-ROM to play audio files.