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Fixation

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Fixation.sit (108.63 KB)
MD5: 0543cb875ccb78b4419a4d1493777714
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
fix-141cpt.hqx (134.99 KB)
MD5: a55ed19248cdb7f8b4a280aba7a59047
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#3
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
fixsrc-141cpt.hqx (166.94 KB)
MD5: f113d8b8e6762f448f68717390eb0484
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
#4
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Fixation_2.0b2_Folder.sit (124.91 KB)
MD5: 64c66dc7b2c893008c506334e63a5eae
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Internet chess client, for online play only. Fixation is a chess client for the Internet Chess Club (ICC) and Free Internet Chess Server (FICS), and chess.net (limited support). Fixation requires an active TCP/IP connection to the Internet in order to use it on these sites. Fixation only runs on Macintosh computers -- there are no plans to port Fixation to any other platform.

Fixation is freeware

Note: Download links for versions earlier than 2.3a1 listed at Craig's site, appear to be broken. His site is also not archived on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

v1.x:
68k or PowerPC Macintosh (FAT)

v2.0b2: PPC Macintosh, Mac OS 7.5 - 9.2.2

v2.3a1:
PowerPC processor or Intel processor
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
Apple Mighty Mouse support for scrolling up/down
(Chess engine support disabled)

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gdwarner's picture
by gdwarner - 2016, December 12 - 2:18pm

Drats ... 2.3a1 crashes immediately under Mac OS 10.10.5, and Raptor quit working as well. Good thing I still have my laptop running 10.6.8 ...

gdwarner's picture
by gdwarner - 2016, December 11 - 12:42am

That's weird ...! I guess I don't know exactly where I got the one in the screenshot. It probably came from one of my other Macs ... but I will upload version 2.0b2 here momentarily.

I would have done it sooner, but I had to, um ... test it to make sure it worked ... and now, about half an hour later ...

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, December 10 - 11:51pm

Ah, I didn't actually click the link or open it in a web browser, Daxeria. If I see .hqx files, I typically "right-click" to DL (to avoid mozilla's .hqx bug), so I DL'd the link (the page you went to) and opened it a text editor, I noticed .ru & adult references & left it at that. Maybe its OK (not phishing), but you can't get that version from that link, as you've discovered.

The only available working link on the Fixation downloads page appears to be the .dmg from 2010.

Daxeria's picture
by Daxeria - 2016, December 10 - 11:34pm

goes to a Russian based web site purporting to be Yahoo (phishing?)

What's the URL? For me, it goes straight to a "file not found" page on groups.yahoo.com, Yahoo's own domain. Could your browser be hijacked?

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2016, December 10 - 11:18pm

Fixation 2.1.1 is a size of less than 1 kB!

Its broken on the author's site and is now removed from this page. Version 2.3a1 also removed (too new for here).

Also broken on the authors site; The DL for version 2.0 (Fixation_2.0.sit.hqx), goes to a Russian based web site purporting to be Yahoo (phishing?) and is "adult" ad driven.

Daxeria's picture
by Daxeria - 2016, December 10 - 9:15pm

All it contains is the text "Page not found: /craig/fixation/Fixation_2.1.1.sit.hqx", which is exactly what you get when you click on that file at the official site.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, December 10 - 8:32pm

Something must went wrong during the uploading process, the file for Fixation 2.1.1 is a size of less than 1 kB!

gdwarner's picture
by gdwarner - 2016, December 10 - 6:05pm

I just uploaded version 2.1.1. When I downloaded it from the site, it insisted that I use both the .sit and the .hqx file extensions, so I did.

Hopefully it will work! Just make sure that you don't unarchive it until you're on your OS9 Mac. Otherwise, no resource fork, and nothing works!

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2016, December 7 - 8:30am

Please can you share your files with us, too? All I could download from the author's download page was the latest v2.3a1 Universal binary for Mac OS X. There were Carbonized and Classic Toolbox version (2.1.1(X), 2.1(X), 2.0.4) available in some earlier time which seem now gone.

A 68k version v1.41 from another author Adam Miller is also mentioned on his Fixation main webpage.

gdwarner's picture
by gdwarner - 2016, December 6 - 11:52pm

Unfortunately, the version that's here did not work for me, so I downloaded one from the author's website (http://www.knelsen-clan.ca/craig/fixation/download.html), and that's where those screenshots came from.

That said, Fixation was my second chess client, after the unfortunate demise of "SmartChess" a few years back. If it were still being developed, I would use it to this day!

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, June 30 - 10:42am

Feel free to add a screenshot, and a better description - thanx