Chessic
Chessic 2.1.4
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Chessic is an interface to the Internet Chess Club (ICC) that allows you to play chess against other opponents over the internet.

Chessic provides all the basic functionality you need to get started on the ICC:
  • Nice anti-aliased scalable/resizable configurable game board leveraging the Quartz display engine
  • Support for professional chess fonts like Linares, Zurich and Hastings as well as two free sets
  • Graphical "seek" window to find available game opponents
  • Graphical annotation of examined games using Bob Hyatt's Crafty chess engine
  • Game history list
What's New
Version 2.1.4:
  • Added Mac OS X 10.6 compatibility
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor





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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Aug 2005
I very much like this new version of Chessic. It comes much closer to providing a playable interface for ICC. Blitzin is still better overall. But this helps alot. I like the way pieces which have only one legal move immediately go to that square. I seem to lose fewer games because of lag. On the previous version of Chessic, I would lose many games because of lag, even though I have a good high speed connection. I also like the color scheme more. Now if we could just get Marty Grund (LateKnight) to contribute some programming, maybe Chessic will become even better and Mac users will have equal footing with Windows on ICC.
[Version 2.0.1a]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Dec 2003
It's a great interface that has a chessboard with nice piece set for playing on ICC. In future developement, it will be upstanding to add support for FICS.
[Version 1.1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Sep 2003
Thank you for your work on a GREAT interface. It has made going to ICC so much better.

I love this guy who said:
"Blitzin for Windows is still the best interface for ICC"? HAHAHAHAHA!! Gawd, that was funny. :)

Blitzin is awful in about 100 ways. Annoying banners, windows, popups, animation that eats up clock time ... the list goes on. But you've got to be alert to actually understand this.

Please keep working on this excellent project! Many of us deeply appreciate your great effort.

Dan Sparks
Las Vegas, NV
[Version 1.1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Jun 2003
In using Chessic on ICC, the main difficulty (bug?) is that if you should move a piece to an illegal square, instead of refusing to move, the program PUTS your piece on the CLOSEST legal square - often leading to disaster. It would be far better to refuse the move, not to make the next best choice.
[Version 1.1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Feb 2003
1.1.4 doesn't quit anymore. Just besure to quit instead of loging out.
[Version 1.1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Sep 2002
Even though I like this interface to ChessClub.com, it quits about 70% of the time as I logout from the ChessClub server. Have no idea if this is bad for my system but it's kinda aggravating. You can not connect manually either. Fixation does that. Blitzin for Windows is still the best interface for Chessclub.com. To bad for Mac only users.....please give us a fix to this little problem....I'd even shell out a few bucks for this game face if it worked as well as Blitzin. Otherwise you'd be better off with Fixation 2.1 for OSX
[Version 1.1.3]


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Downloads:7,550
Version Downloads:432
Type:Games : Card and Board
License:Free
Date:05 Sep 2009
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Chessic is an interface to the Internet Chess Club (ICC) that allows you to play chess against other opponents over the internet.

Chessic provides all the basic functionality you need to get started on the ICC:
  • Nice anti-aliased scalable/resizable configurable game board leveraging the Quartz display engine
  • Support for professional chess fonts like Linares, Zurich and Hastings as well as two free sets
  • Graphical "seek" window to find available game opponents
  • Graphical annotation of examined games using Bob Hyatt's Crafty chess engine
  • Game history list
  • Integrated timestamp client support to eliminate the effects of Internet latencies
  • Flexible seek list for advertising which types of games you want to play
  • Examine/observe games other than your own
  • Sound alerts when 30,20,10 seconds remain of your alloted time
  • Ability to save games in PGN (portable game notation) format
  • All the nice Mac OS X UI features like customizable toolbars, drawers and sheets where appropriate


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