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Chessmaster 9000

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CM9K-1.0.1-Update.sit (12.67 MB)
MD5: 8d5faec28989785d30be71e3d9fef2b2
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (11.43 MB)
MD5: 524efda98692e252402259da7d204dcf
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
CM9K-1.1.dmg (20.80 MB)
MD5: e4d19cdf4f2bbfef3ac3dd17e776a3a0
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
chessmaster9k_1.1.3.dmg (9.43 MB)
MD5: 28dda511b6d6c01a7f630cd46930bb3b
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Chessmaster_9000.zip_.001 (700.00 MB)
MD5: 2d535abdb1ae1bd4578a31d2a7f6fef7
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Chessmaster_9000.zip_.002 (700.00 MB)
MD5: b23cdd6404e9eacffca84ba84e969f6c
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Chessmaster_9000.zip_.003 (700.00 MB)
MD5: 0ba9e4b8f660274f469fb5df56fc0817
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Chessmaster_9000.zip_.004 (700.00 MB)
MD5: ef80e9076635e7fe061baac57464ee5a
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Chessmaster_9000.zip_.005 (700.00 MB)
MD5: fec2445f4040470dbead2864e8f9e7a7
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Chessmaster_9000.zip_.006 (700.00 MB)
MD5: 2f295d206030defaec492d781b07bc9f
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Chessmaster_9000.zip_.007 (261.61 MB)
MD5: ac5cb6270e3811ff3e850a3100ed21a2
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (8.40 MB)
MD5: 24d089ca0d022ce4a37a927ff4095e7b
For Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Guides on emulating older games

Chessmaster 9000

1st download CM9K-1.0.1-Update.sit is PPC 1st updater for game
2nd download is PPC 2nd updater for game
3rd download CM9K-1.1.dmg is universal updater PPC and intel.
4th download Chessmaster9k_1.1.3.dmg is universal PPC and intel.

5th to 11th downloads is Chessmaster 9000.toast is DVD game.
Burn to DVD with toast to play.
(PPC and universal for intel and PPC)


12th download NoCd for v1.1.3 by Logic (Intel only).

The World's Most Popular Chess Program.

Over 60 true-3D Chess sets and boards and special sets just for fun.

For beginning, intermediate and advanced players.
Learn the best opening moves and winning strategies.
Improve your game with the blunder alert feature.
Receive hints and easy to understand audio advice.

Master the game of kings
Psychology of competition chess course designed by international master Josh Waitzkin
Mentoring provides in depth advice and tactical insights
Innovative tutorials from celebrated chess coach, Bruce Pandolfini
study over 800 classic and grandmaster games
endgame quiz from five time chess champ, Larry Evans

Ultimate Opponent
More powerful than ever
Customize your opponents' playing styles and strengths.
Challenge the chessmaster and play at the Grandmaster level
Compete with over 150 opponents from beginner to Grandmaster level.

Play Online
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Go online to meet other chess enthusiasts. Chat with them, Challenge them and learn from them.
Organize your own online tournaments.

GameRanger support: 1.1
GameRanger crossplay: No.

Minimum system requirements for Mac:

Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.2
Processor: 700 MHz
Memory : 256 MB of RAM
Graphic card: 16 MB of VRAM
Hard disk: 1.3 GB
Controls: Keyboard and mouse
Drive: DVD

Recommended system Requirement for mac

Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.3
Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 512 MB of RAM
Graphic card: 16 MB of VRAM
Hard disk: 1.3 GB
Controls: Keyboard and mouse
Drive: DVD

I tested this game on Mac OS X 10.4.11 and and Mac OS X 10.5.8. The game will play on both systems.

If you have an Intel Mac, use the CM9K 1.1.dmg and chessmaster9k_1.1.3.dmg updaters.

See also: Chessmaster 2000, Chessmaster 2100, Chessmaster 3000, Chessmaster 3000 Multimedia, Chessmaster 4000, Chessmaster 6000

Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

PPC and universal for x86 intel and PPC.


Gilles100368's picture
by Gilles100368 - 2020, June 26 - 8:12am

I have been able to have the game working by downloading the update from Feral at this URL :

and then applying the patch from download #12 on this page.
Worked on a MacBook late 2007 X86/Mac os X Lion. Hope it can help.

ltg's picture
by ltg - 2020, April 23 - 5:51am

Any luck in getting it to run? Having the same issue.

Manlio's picture
by Manlio - 2020, February 14 - 4:08am

Thanks. I don't have the DVD, I was trying to use the .dmg and "no_cd" versions here. I also downloaded the manual but still getting the same error

scott Praed's picture
by scott Praed - 2020, February 14 - 3:38am

You have to reinstalled the DVD but Manual is also on website.

Manlio's picture
by Manlio - 2020, February 14 - 3:14am

Could you help me understand how you got it working? I keep getting an error telling me that the "ChessMaster 9000 Manual.pdf" is not part of the installation, and to re-install from the DVD. Thanks in advance

adeptrapier's picture
by adeptrapier - 2019, November 2 - 5:58pm

I can verify that Chessmaster 9000 works with Mac OS 10.14.6 Mojave! Smile

SolarstrikeVG's picture
by SolarstrikeVG - 2019, November 1 - 11:40pm

Installer doesn't seem to work for me via Rosetta on 10.6.8, at least on a 2008 Mac Pro.

remanifest's picture
by remanifest - 2019, May 3 - 6:16pm

I learned from another thread that BetterZip 1.8.3 can be used to extract these files (they work sort of like a rar archive series). Great up - thank you!

remanifest's picture
by remanifest - 2019, May 3 - 3:25pm

im not sure what to do with the .00x files once they're downloaded. i tried to unzip but zip said 6 files had no zipfile directory. command at terminal was unzip "*.zip*"

please advise

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by a6307a - 2019, March 28 - 9:47am

Added No-CD