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Chess II for Macintosh

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MD5: 7ec742cfbdc86c90a2e2e58d6cc26117
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Chess II for Macintosh

The CD include Chess II and Ricochet for macintosh.

Chess II and Ricochet system Requirement

Macintosh running system 6 or System 7. The game works with both color and b/w monitors.
Chess II works will works in mac os 9.2.2 and classic environment of mac os x 10.4.11.
But Ricochet will not work in mac os 9 or classic. Ricochet requirement system 7. Both games are 68K.

This game CD has Warning

A minor error in the Chess II program was discovered after this product was manufactured.

On some Macintosh Computers, If you:

1. Select Custom... From the Level menu
and then.

2. Click on the Cancel button.

The program may act un-predictably.

As long as you do not select Custom from the Level menu, no programs will be encountered.

Please accept our apologies
for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Architecture: 68k


Chess II will not work with Mini vMac if the amount of memory is not sufficient and works best in colors because the board is not drawn correctly in black and white with all the emulators.

For Ricochet, only runs in 256 colors with system 7.


MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, July 16 - 7:11pm

Hi Katie,

Well, I'm going to DL these now. Of course, I will test them & give my results. Smile

[EDIT] Ok, so, Chess II can works with all the emulators. But, in Mini vMac, it quits if there is enough memory for lauching it. And then, the message "Fatal Error, I can't create the bitmaps. Try increasing my memory partition in the Get Info box." happens... However, there is no interest to run it in B&W as the board doesn't appears correctly.
Ricochet, as expected, runs only in 256 colors & doesn't work with Mac OS 8 nor 9. With Mini vMac, it runs in 256 colors here again. I have attempted to launch it in B&W. The results is the message "Sorry, a system error occurred. “Ricochet 1.0” unimplemented trap"... But there is two others versions here of this game : Ricochet & Ricochet 3D Wink

Katie Cadet's picture
by Katie Cadet - 2017, July 16 - 3:02pm

Chess II doesn't work on my Macintosh Classic; it throws up an out of memory error message. It worked fine on my other equipment. Also, the Ricochet game only works on Mac OS 7 and that one only plays in colour, but Ricochet plays well on my Macintosh Centris 650 (68040) running SSW 7.1. If anyone out there is willing to test Chess II and Ricochet in SheepShaver, Basilisk II and Mini vMac, go right ahead and let me know the results! Thanks! The uploader of these games will appreciate it!