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GNU Chess (GnuChessMac)

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gnu-chess-mac-40.sit (179.50 KB)
MD5: 32288234c1b5e030ce561d26a9262c90
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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gnu-chess-mac-40-src.sit (224.07 KB)
MD5: 62d2f24cdd1591b021576b1b7b583cb8
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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GNU_Chess_Mac.HQX (155.93 KB)
MD5: c065e832326ab11d1a84cd50321d0d97
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, QEMU

A Mac version of the libre software chess game. Read more at

Download #1 is version 4.0.
Download #2 is source code for version 4.0.
Download #3 is version 4.0b5 (immediately predates 4.0).

Architecture: 68k PPC


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2020, February 15 - 10:44pm

This game cheats at chess! And I'm not alone in this opinion. Read the review in screenshot #3 above - in the section entitled "A GNU way of playing chess". I almost couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it happen to me.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, January 10 - 4:24am

Just a little side note for anyone who previously downloaded this from here, this page always said the download here was of version 4.0, but in fact it was 4.0b5 all along. An actual version 4.0 was now finally added to the page (it is an update from 4.0b5), alongside its source code (downloads #1 and #2, respectively).

soudesune's picture
by soudesune - 2015, November 5 - 9:57am

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