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Battle Chess Enhanced CD-ROM

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BattleChessEnhanced.sit (467.31 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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battle_chess_enh.toast_.sit (15.18 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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battlechesscd1.1.1update.sit (135.27 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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The color version of Battle Chess was released in several versions, this one likely being the last, v1.1 by MacPlay.

A note about the downloads available above:

'Battle Chess Enhanced' Mac CD image
Download from Mega.Co.Nz
(467.3 MB)
For Mac OS 6 to 9

The disc's CD-Audio tracks are tied together with the game not only as background music, but as sound effects and voices tied to the animated graphics onscreen. Unless someone can find a way to mount and run the CD-Audio portion of a disc, the only way to properly run this is by burning it to a CD and running it from there. The hacked version found at Le Grenier du Mac results not only in missing audio but too-rapid animations.

Architecture: 68k

This is a Mac-only CD-ROM.

System requirements:


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by scott Praed - 2017, January 21 - 2:49am

Battle Chess Enhanced CD-ROM don't work in classic environment of Mac OS X 10.4.11 because the game will said CD Error and quit. But in Mac OS 9.2.2 directly the game plays without a CD error.

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by soudesune - 2015, November 5 - 9:32am

Review from contemporary magazine (MacFormat — April 1994) added.

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by IIGS_User - 2015, March 19 - 8:41am

First d/l above is now the file provided by MCP.

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by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 16 - 11:23pm

All I remember is that the Queen was HOT!!

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by IIGS_User - 2013, February 23 - 7:52pm

To complete this package, add the manual found in Battle Chess (b/w version) to your collection
(The b/w version is also included in the Enhanced CD-ROM version) .

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by IIGS_User - 2012, September 27 - 3:43pm

Audio CD partition has been added.
If you want to burn this on a CD-R, please be sure to burn CD-ROM partition first without finishing the CD, then add Audio CD partition starting with audio track 2, creating a mixed-mode CD-ROM.

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by MCP - 2011, September 23 - 2:20pm

Yes, if I were going to play this, I would go with the original monochrome version. I like to keep things simple, and I still find that little compact Mac monitor appealing.

Somehow I forgot to include the v1.1.1 update in the archive; I've added it as a separate file in the same folder as the StuffIt segments, if you click the external download link. I believe it's for improving compatibility with a few select PowerMac models.

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by 24bit - 2011, September 12 - 4:37pm

Thanks MCP for uploading! I almost like the B/W version better, running fine with MiniVMac or Fusion_PC/DOSBox. The color version on the other hand, is good for my hardly used PPC7100.

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by IIGS_User - 2011, September 12 - 7:27am

I remember playing this on System 6 in black and white.

The Enhanced version directly? The 'Enhanced' CD version includes the original older b/w version as a bonus game as well.

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by CyberSkull - 2011, September 12 - 3:35am

I remember playing this on System 6 in black and white.