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GNU Shogi 1.1E

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gnu-shogi-11e.hqx (323.43 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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gnu-shogi-1.2.sit (173.45 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Shogi is a Japanese chess game played on a 9x9 board with 20 pieces for each player. Most of these pieces are reminiscent of those from the international version with the notable exception that they look very alike to the untrained Western eyes because they are identified only by kanjis. All these pieces can also be promoted.

GNU Shogi 1.1E is the Macintosh port of "GNU Shogi 1.1 pl02" by Matthias Mutz, a project on the UNIX platform derived from GNU Chess. Some of its characteristics: 19 levels of depth, 10 levels of game, opening book optional, change of side, sef-play (beware, can't be stopped!), etc. Freeware.

1st & 2nd download: GNU Shogi 1.1E in two different packagings
3rd download: GNU Shogi 1.2, a direct port without GUI (1993)

Architecture: 68k

Minimum requirements:

68020 processor (68030 25MHz recommended)
System 6.0.7 or later, 1.2 meg of free RAM
monitor must be set to 256 colors or less

Tested successfully on:
Basilisk II for Linux w/System 7.5.5
SheepShaver for MacOSX w/MacOS 9.0.4

Very unstable (always freezing) on:
Basilisk II for MacOSX w/System 7.5.5