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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
lord_nightrose Account Info
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That... is amazing.

     22 May 2002, 00:02 GMT

Re: Chessmaster 86 released
lord_nightrose Account Info
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the 7KB size, I mean.

     22 May 2002, 00:03 GMT

Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Torael  Account Info

yeah, no kidding...7kb is tiny. Mario for the 83+ is 10kb. Someone should port this to the 83+, or do it as a flash app...Hey Michael V, you busy? Good, we've got a project for you!

     22 May 2002, 00:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
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Let us all pray to the Z80 god to most graciously port for us an excellent version of ChessMaster or better yet, TICT's Chess in grayscale. Now bow down and repeat after me:

"We are not worthy!"
"We are scumb!"
"We suck at ASM!"

Please, Lord Michael Vincent, create for us a most awesome FlashApp of Chess. Or, just make it an ASM or TSE II program. Force the greedy to see how wonderful TSE II really is!

     22 May 2002, 02:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Paul Joyner  Account Info
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We are not worthy!
We are ...

Wait a minute. What am I doing?

P.S. It's scum. Scumb isn't a word. However, if you stick a U and another C it turns into "succumb".

     22 May 2002, 02:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
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You must have no life staying on each of the message boards, waiting for a new post...








w00t! Welcome to the club!

     22 May 2002, 03:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Paul Joyner  Account Info
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Actually, I just post a bunch a bunch of stuff at a time, so it looks like I have no life.

     22 May 2002, 19:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
lord_nightrose Account Info
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No, no, you have no life. Sorry, but it's true. Anyone and everyone who posts on these boards (myself included) is a hopeless geek. Except... then again, I do have a girlfriend...

OK, so you're (not we're) not *all* hopeless.

Actually, I just post a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch a bunch of stuff at a time, so it looks like I have no life.

     23 May 2002, 23:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
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I have about four girlfriends. Then again, I am a pimp.

     24 May 2002, 03:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Heh. What is your obsession with me? You've viewed my AIM profile 21 times already...I'm just a normal person, in high school, who is a nerd and spends time programming. If you think I'm a "Z80 god" you need to find yourself a religion, and fast ;-)

     23 May 2002, 00:40 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
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That was my little brother...



Anyways, I'm creating a new religion: THE DISCIPLES OF w00t! w00t!

     23 May 2002, 00:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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An interesting and time-tested tactic ... blame it on the little brother!
As for this Disciples of w00t! thing, I'm a little afraid of joining ... it seems like a poorly disguised religion that worships Michael Vincent, but calls him w00t! ...

     23 May 2002, 04:02 GMT


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

interesting...you should convert to Calculatorianism.
(one who worships calculators) Beware of the Casio sects, though, for they will surely be you undoing!

     23 May 2002, 22:27 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
lord_nightrose Account Info
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Ah, high school. F***ing hated it.

     23 May 2002, 23:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
acr34  Account Info
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Yes...the opiate of the masses

     24 May 2002, 01:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Chickendude  Account Info
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Why don't you make it yourself? If you can't make it yourself, then don't ask somebody else to make it (or at least not this much!)

     23 May 2002, 22:41 GMT


Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I have to agree. That's a very small amount of space for chess.

     22 May 2002, 02:07 GMT

Re: Chessmaster 86 released
acr34  Account Info
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to think that SOMEONE told be chess AI would be too hard in Z80 asm.

And so small too, congratulations!

     22 May 2002, 02:26 GMT

Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Paul Joyner  Account Info
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Me say you type broken English.

     22 May 2002, 02:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

lol!

     23 May 2002, 22:28 GMT


Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
lord_nightrose Account Info
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He only misspelled 'me' as 'be'. A break give him, you must.

     22 May 2002, 18:04 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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*Yoda noise*
Faith in others you must have.

     23 May 2002, 04:04 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
lord_nightrose Account Info
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Nookie does Yoda not get...

     23 May 2002, 23:32 GMT


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

<Darth Vader sound>
<static breathing>
<more static breathing>
The Force is strong within you, now shut up or I will zap your little ears off before you can say "Obi Wan Kanobi"
<even more static breathing>

     28 May 2002, 00:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
acr34  Account Info
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I got congratulations right so ha!

     24 May 2002, 01:33 GMT

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