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Brian Coventry's Chess!
Posted by Ryan on 1 December 2011, 16:20 GMT

Chess is arguably one of the most indispensable strategy games in existence. Studied in-depth by such famed scientists as Binet and occupying its own areas in cognitive psychology, a good game of chess is always as gratifying as it is exhilarating. Yesterday evening, the rather talented Brian "thepenguin77" Coventry released Chess v1.0 for the TI-84+ here at ticalc.org. To be quite frank, his release is jam-packed with features. He has included a gorgeous title screen, 2-player mode, "moderately challenging" AI, saves, a game clock, and even custom starting positions. To all TI-84+ owners, here is your chance to brush up on your chess skills, enjoy a classic game, develop your planning skills, and start on your way to expert performance all at the same time!

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Re: Brian Coventry's Chess!
Stefan Bauwens  Account Info
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It looks indeed very nice. Congrats with the feature, Thepenguin!

Also, why is this not by the poty list?

Reply to this comment    2 December 2011, 09:29 GMT

Re: Re: Brian Coventry's Chess!
Ryan Boyd Account Info
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The main reason is that we have been discussing the POTY series for a little while now, and the list of entries was already built and ready to go before this release was officially added to the archives. As a second reason, I would say that being released so soon before voting opened wouldn't really give it a fair shake as an entry as a lot of people would not have time to really give it a thorough evaluation before casting their votes.

Reply to this comment    2 December 2011, 14:24 GMT


Re: Re: Brian Coventry's Chess!
Travis Evans  Account Info

As Ryan said, it was featured just after POTY officially began (from our point of view). A small price to pay for working slightly ahead of time and actually getting polls and results up in a reasonably timely manner unlike, uh... some previous years. ;-)

Chess will be included in next year's POTY lineup.

Reply to this comment    3 December 2011, 02:17 GMT

Re: Brian Coventry's Chess!
Brian Coventry  Account Info

Umm... Sorry if you downloaded this already, but I accidentally made it crash upon exit. What happened was a slightly previous version went over the 8811 limit, so I messed with port (25h) so that it wouldn't crash. But then I forgot to take out the code that saved the previous value of port (25h).

So, when v1.1 gets posted, it will all be good. :D

Reply to this comment    6 December 2011, 02:48 GMT

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