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iXiangQi is a Mac-ready version of a Chinese chess game.

Xiang Qi, or Chinese chess, is the most popular board game in China, and it is very challenging. iXiangQi program allows you to enjoy playing this ancient Chinese Chess game on your Mac.

What's New

Version 1.0:
  • Pieces hard to drag -UI bug fixed
  • UI improvement - bigger piece footprint
  • New feature added - Take Back Move


Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later

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appleide Member IconReview+0

Pretty solid for a very basic xiangqi game; However the chess pieces are quite hard to pick up, you have to click right at the centre... It'd be nice if they have a bigger foot print.

As the other reviewers said, hotseating, switching sides/board, bigger piece footprint, and undo would be great!

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Version 1.0

found a way for undo ;)

Its more like a bug though.

Make a move, switch to, say , safari, switch back, viola, your move undone.

valens Member IconReview+1

There used to be a very good xiang qi implementation for OS 9, but not so much for OS X.

It'd be great if this can be improved further. First, an option to use the other side, not just the first-moving player. Multiplayer would be cool, even if it's just "hotseat" style (non-networked) games when I'm too lazy to break out the real board + pieces. Ability to save a game, when I can only play a few moves and need to go somewhere.

The drag-and-drop algorithm for pieces need to be fixed, because several times I've dropped a piece down, only to have it land to the immediate left or right of where I placed it. On some other occasions, I try to move a piece, only to end up moving a piece immediately next to it. Either fix this or implement Undo.

Movement of opponent pieces should be animated more, or there should be some other display of move history. Sometimes I can't even tell which piece the opponent moved.

In any case, a good first pass. The AI algorithm seems reasonable, but I'm a mediocre player.

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Version 1.0
8oo8 Member IconComment+70

This seems to be a very basic, bare-bones implementation of the game xiang qi. It's you against the computer; however, there's no difficulty level setting and how well this game is programmed remains to be seen.
There's absolutely no information included. iXiangQi's website is totally devoid of info as well.
But Googling "xiang qi" brought up a good selection of sources for useful information including detailed rules/instructions.
There's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiangqi and
http://www.clubxiangqi.com/, for example.

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Downloads 40,298
Version Downloads 4,245
License Free
Date 29 Oct 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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