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Chessmaster 86 released
Posted by Niklas on 21 May 2002, 18:55 GMT

For the 86-owning chess fans, Thomas Williamson has released Chessmaster 86. Features include:

  • 3 different greyscale chess sets
  • 842 bytes (!) "better than beginner" AI
  • 74 puzzles
  • 1 player, 2 player, or AI vs AI
  • autosave feature
  • total size 7kB

As always, comments and encouraging email to the author are appreciated.

Update (Niklas): Thomas has now ported Chessmaster to the TI-83 and the TI-83+. Happy chess playing!

 


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Re: Chessmaster 86 released
timagus  Account Info

Great, now i have chess for both my 89 and 86! Maybe I'll play my GBA in class less...

First post.

     21 May 2002, 19:17 GMT


Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

ha! shakey_snake beet you by a minute!

     21 May 2002, 22:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
shakey_snake  Account Info
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i also beat him by a minute

     22 May 2002, 02:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

*cough, cough*
do you remember your username?
of course not!
w00t!

     23 May 2002, 22:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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... I ate a hot dog once.

     26 May 2002, 17:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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... it tasted good

     27 May 2002, 23:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
esweecoo  Account Info
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...it tasied like

     28 May 2002, 01:05 GMT

Re: Chessmaster 86 released
V M  Account Info

This is my first post ever.
I just bought a ti89 and I thought the chess prog was pretty cool to have

     21 May 2002, 19:20 GMT

Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Chickendude  Account Info
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Why do we care that it's your first post ever?
Anyways, welcome to the ticalc.org "posting community"

     21 May 2002, 21:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
V M  Account Info

Chickendude...!?

Why do you call yourself that?

Oh, you should care because i am the one.

     21 May 2002, 21:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Because he is a Chicken that is a dude.

     21 May 2002, 22:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

duuhh!
and your 2000 no ones!
and i'm ac (rhymes with 83...)
w00t!

     21 May 2002, 22:33 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

How original...

     21 May 2002, 23:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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w00t I get it!

     22 May 2002, 02:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
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You deserve to die. So does your TI-82 }=}
It's w00t!
Not w00t

     22 May 2002, 02:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

I DON'T WANT TO DIE JUST BECAUSE I FORGOT THE EXCLAMATION MARK ON w00t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     26 May 2002, 17:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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Yeah! Don't kill him! Otherwise who's going to dust my TI-80s and TI-81s?

     27 May 2002, 22:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
nolekid  Account Info

Chickendude can. After all, hasn't he sucked up to you a lot lately.


BTW Chickendude: There are no refunds on "how to suck up..." books without a receipt, and I never gave you one.

     28 May 2002, 00:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Barrett Anderson  Account Info
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wait... did you say... there are TWO THOUSAND no ones???? CRAP, ORIGINALLY THERE WAS ONLY 50, everyone run and hide, NOW!


(your/you're)

     21 May 2002, 23:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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And I'm one of 343 Guilty Sparks!!!
w00t!

     22 May 2002, 01:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
esweecoo  Account Info
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And I'm one of um.....w00t!

     22 May 2002, 03:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
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I'm one of a few RollerCoasterTycoon gamers who listens to Jimmy Buffett =P and says w00t!


Go to adequacy.org. it is the funniest site. It's a "grown-ups" site that trashes Linux & stuff but they can't get the spelling right (pearl vs. perl). w00t!

     22 May 2002, 05:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Really? Is that what RCT was standing for? I was actually thinking of Roller Coaster Tycoon when looking at that.
<side note (what's new?)> That game is fun. Try this: Get about 2000 guests on two pieces of path above ground (have the path raised in the air). Put water under it. Delete the paths and watch all the guests drown! YAY!!!!!!
</side note (what's new?)>

     26 May 2002, 17:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

You're one of those wee people who think that they are cool. (Hence es-WEE-coo)

     24 May 2002, 16:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
esweecoo  Account Info
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ya, i wanted to make a non-dorky screen name (old one was asdfpc0) and that was the best i could come up with.
combonation of sweet and cool

     25 May 2002, 02:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

GOOD JOB!!!

w00t!

     25 May 2002, 02:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
(Web Page)

HAHAHA! NO ONE WILL TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

     22 May 2002, 02:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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No ... Bungie Studios will take over the world (it's been their stated mission ever since the world began). You, no_one_2000, are going to dust my TI-80s and TI-81s while I assist Bungie in taking over the world!!!
w00t!

PS This board is WAY off topic ... wait, it was almost never even ON topic in the first place!

     22 May 2002, 05:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Chickendude  Account Info
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Well, have you played the game, yet? I don't have an 89, but you do, so tell us, "how is this chess game?"

     22 May 2002, 21:48 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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See my comment somewhere under this comment.
Actually, it was pretty well-made, except for the dumb AI ... takes a long time to move and in AI vs. AI, the calculator ended up repeating the same positions, over and over again. Worse, there was no way to get out of the game during an AI vs. AI match. So I had to remove my calculator's life support ...
Otherwise, a very well made game. Heh, poor 83/+/SE, only series (where a chess game would be worth it) left out of the chess club (assembly-wise, anyway) ...

     23 May 2002, 03:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

don't make fun of me!
i like my SE more than my 89 (I don't know why, I just do).
w00t!
sp00n!
whatever!

     23 May 2002, 22:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Chickendude  Account Info
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Because it can hold so many games.

     23 May 2002, 22:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

109 and counting!
(not including 15 apps!
w00t!

     24 May 2002, 22:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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w00t!

     26 May 2002, 17:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Halfmoon Account Info

00t!

     27 May 2002, 03:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
nolekid  Account Info

Oh yeah! Well, my graph-link is, to qoute one of my friends, a "butt and a half", so I have exactly 2 programs, and one displays "I'm alive and you're not!! I'm BETTER THAN YOU!!!"

So, THERE!!!! I"< NRYYRT YJSM UPI@@@

to decode that, start at the less-than sign and move all of the characters, except space, one to the left on the keyboard, and retype it.

     28 May 2002, 00:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
esweecoo  Account Info
(Web Page)

what if you type in dvork??

',.pyfgcrl/=\
aoeuidhtns-
;qjkxbmwvz

"tcppch pqnb e.u!!!

cool...

     28 May 2002, 17:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Chickendude  Account Info
(Web Page)

I meant 86, not 89 :)

     23 May 2002, 22:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
(Web Page)

00ps!

     26 May 2002, 17:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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I love the move-checking engine, it's absolutely hilarious! I was playing with my friend (he was white) and he didn't notice that he had moved his king into check from my queen. The move-checking engine didn't notice it either, so it allowed it. I promptly killed my friend's king and we were left playing "Democratic Chess." The funny thing was that he could still checkmate me, but if I killed all of his pieces, it would stalemate. I've got a screenshot at http:// anhsacdec.hypermart.net /images/demchess.htm (remove the spaces). I also have the save file for download from there.
I was also once able to kill my queen with my own king! Unfortunately, no screenshot of that :(

     24 May 2002, 02:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
(Web Page)

Oh, this is for the 89? Maybe I should download it then...

PARADE!

     26 May 2002, 17:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

Tip:
When replying to ticalc survays, it is always a good idea to turn OFF capslock.
(hint, hint)
w00t!

     23 May 2002, 22:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
(Web Page)

I never use caps lock, in fact, the last time I used it was when I was trying to see what "keycode" it had in a C program. I always hold in shift because I am too lazy to move my left pinky finger. :)

     26 May 2002, 17:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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Isn't the left pinky finger also used to hit the left SHIFT button? Or do you use the right SHIFT button?

     27 May 2002, 01:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Charlemagne Account Info
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Come on, now, let's be nice. Everyone be good and true to another, and the world will be a better place........

FYI, I care about your first post.
Welcome to ticalc.

     21 May 2002, 22:37 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

yeah right...think about what's happening halfway around the world now...

     21 May 2002, 23:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

Half way from where?
Oh, do you mean in Afghanastan where nice people are killing each other over which calculator to buy?
Or, in Palastine where they are fighting over Casios (yuck) and TIs?
Or, America where they don't deserve either?
GET IT STRAIGHT!
w00t!

     23 May 2002, 22:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
BullFrog  Account Info

Cool, Chess for the 86. As for the comparison chart in the zip, I wonder who wrote that. It seemed a little biased towards the 86, but that's my opinion.

And what do you mean by, "Or, America where they don't deserve either?" Are we too rich for you? Or do we deserve HPs instead? Personally, I like laptops or palms...

     24 May 2002, 00:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
nolekid  Account Info

Yes, the chart is definitely biased. A quick cram course in stat (like maybe an hour long) would show that the TICT version would probably (I haven't done the calculations yet) get more comparison "points" if the other two chess programs, which are obviously inferior, were left out.

Also, an opinion to the author: I think that the title screen on chessmaster 5000 (the huge greek god-looking guy over a chess board) would be better than the 5500 one.

     24 May 2002, 18:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

they don't deserve either Casios or TIs.
And, i'm asahmed to say i live in america.
YES, YOU ARE TO RICH FOR ME!
I HAVE TO SAVE MY MONEY FOR YEARS TO BUY A CALCULATOR!
w00t!

     24 May 2002, 22:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

oh well...

You're close enough (except for the US one)...

w00t!

     24 May 2002, 16:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Chickendude  Account Info
(Web Page)

Ok, sorry V M, I was just in a bad mood because my mom said I couldn't go to the movies (to see Starwars) because I was too sick.

     22 May 2002, 21:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

w00t!

     22 May 2002, 23:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

*your* so nice :)
w00t!

     23 May 2002, 16:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

why thank you...

     24 May 2002, 16:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

thanks a lot!!!








NOT!

     24 May 2002, 16:59 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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LOL I saw it already. It was the first day it came out, but not the first showing of it.

     26 May 2002, 17:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
nolekid  Account Info

What, you didn't want to get to the theaters at 8 for a 12 midnight movie? What's wrong with you?

j/k

     28 May 2002, 00:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
iamtheone  Account Info

Hey man, it's ok.
After all this is the internet
oh yeah, what's with all the "W00T!"-s

     28 May 2002, 17:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Halfmoon Account Info

This is my 2nd post!
w00t!

     27 May 2002, 03:22 GMT


Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
canteloupe32 Account Info
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Go TICT!

     21 May 2002, 22:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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thought they were for 89

     21 May 2002, 22:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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thought they were for 89

     26 May 2002, 17:39 GMT

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