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Chessmaster 2100

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chessmaster2100cracked.img_.sit (841.14 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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chessmaster2100_1_3.zip (3.41 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
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Chessmaster2100Manual.pdf
Emulation
This game works with: Basilisk II, Mini vMac

"First we took The Chessmaster 2000 and added 10 Man-Years of work by our programmers and graphic artists…then we supercharged its brain with the latest, most powerful, chess-playing technology direct from the laboratories of Fidelity Electronics--the foremost manufacturer of dedicated chess computers--developers of the world's Only USCF Certified Master-Rated (2325) Chess Program!!!

The resulting triumph contains every feature that skyrocketed '2000' to the top of the charts! Stunning 2-D and 3-D graphics, a mammoth opening library (now expanded to over 150,000 positions), 'Hint,' 'Teaching' and 'Show Best Variation' modes, and levels and styles of play from 'Newcomer' to 'Grandmaster.'

Plus…The Chessmaster 2100 boasts even stronger and more varied play with unlimited game levels (from an 'easier easy' to a 'tougher tough')…triple the number of features, more and different Classic Games and greater in-depth analysis. The special 'War Room' mode even allows you to view the Board, Move List, Captured Pieces, Clocks and The Fidelity Chessmaster 2100 'Show Thinking' window all at the same time!" --description from the box

See also: Chessmaster 2000, Chessmaster 3000, Chessmaster 3000 Multimedia, Chessmaster 4000, Chessmaster 6000

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

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MCP's picture
by MCP - 2011, July 16 - 9:48pm

I found a version 1.3 here in the States that doesn't have copy protection, but interestingly enough, included the whole package except for the manual. So it's a good thing you scanned your manual, IIGS_User!

I've added what I have as the second archive here, and also a link to an archive with both versions together at the Old Mac Archive.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, May 21 - 7:53pm

And thanks again to IIGS User, for uploading the manual as a PDF!

Thanks, but I feel it is a bit large in file size... Wink

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2011, May 21 - 2:02am

Excellent! Many thanks to Gael_FR.

ADD: Tested this on my PowerBook G3 WallStreet with 8.6, and it worked, though it crashed when I tried to exit the Tutorial mode.

ADD: And thanks again to IIGS User, for uploading the manual as a PDF!

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, October 26 - 8:44am

Gael, you're a Hero, again!
Thank you very, very, very much!

Gael_FR's picture
by Gael_FR - 2010, October 25 - 9:58pm

Game cracked and uploaded back. GAEL.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, September 28 - 5:42pm

Copy II Mac simply copied the content of the floppy disk to hard disk, like Finder does.

Further experience on my real hardware PowerBook 190cs:
Copied to hard disk, copied onto disk image (on the same machine, at the same time).
In both cases the game asks for its original floppy disk, so I think the information must be stored within the folder where the game is installed. Either as invisible file, or the game application has been altered.
But if I move the disk image to another computer/emulator, the game asks again.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, September 22 - 4:56pm

Probably better off trying to hack the version that was installed properly on its own machine

Yes, hacking would be the best option, but I don't know how to.

Will try Fedit (d/led) and Copy II Mac next time...

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, September 21 - 9:24pm

11 sectors? Yikes! Probably better off trying to hack the version that was installed properly on its own machine. Thanks for checking, IIGS_User!

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, September 20 - 12:33pm

Sometimes copy protection can be fooled by the right kinds of images with the right mounting software.

Also, with DiskDup+, even if it fails at first, you can set it to ignore "bad" sectors and still get something to work with. Thanks for taking the time IIGS_User, and we'll keep our fingers crossed.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, September 19 - 5:39pm

Have you tried making an image of the original floppy with DiskDup+?

Not yet, but I think I'll give it a try. Making it with Disk Copy, at some point the creation process fails.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, September 19 - 12:13pm

Have you tried making an image of the original floppy with DiskDup+?

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, September 18 - 9:17pm

I found my very old list of game cracks, I'm sure I've emailed the full list to a few regulars here.

Nothing for ChessMaster 2100, but there were detailed instructions for ChessMaster 2000:

ChessMaster 2000
----------------

The program will not ask for the master disk
(hack)
* Use a disk editor
* search for "A851 4EBA 30A8 42A7"
change to "A851 4EBA 30A8 602E"
* search for "584F 4A40 6724 362E 0008"
change to "584F 4A40 4E71 362E 0008"

Hopefully it'll help those looking to make a permanent fix.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, September 18 - 4:27pm

I'll look into my original Mac floppy disk of this game...

I took the look.

On original hardware, if copied onto a Disk Copy image, it asked for orginal floppy disk as usual.
Once verified, it runs fine on the hardware where it has been verified.
Running this game from the same disk image does not work, if started from another Mac computer...

So this game needs to be patched, this is a call for everyone who is able to patch Mac games. Smile

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, September 16 - 4:50pm

I'll look into my original Mac floppy disk of this game...

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, September 15 - 11:44am

IIGS_User noted:

It is Mac, but the game complains about original disk, even started from the disk image.

It does appear to be a Mac Game and it does keep asking for the installer disk (gives error 25 and fails). I've tried this on Mac SSW 7.1 (Basilisk II) and SSW 5 (Mini vMac), same errors on both. Have to say tho'. as Bertyboy has already mentioned, that screenshot does look like an Apple II (GS) window.

Unusable as is, IMHO.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, September 14 - 4:17pm

My experience:
It is Mac, but the game complains about original disk, even started from the disk image.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2010, September 13 - 6:17pm

From the screenshot, looks like an Apple II game.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2010, September 13 - 4:52pm

Does anyone know how to get this thing to work?