Friday, October 26. 2007
I'm pleased to announce a new homebrew for the PSP today !
GNU Chess is command line Chess program running on many differents systems such as UNIX, windows or MacOS. It was started in 1986 by Stuart Cracraft, who is continuing to develop it with other coders such as Chua Kong Sian, Stuart Cracraft, Lukas Geyer, Simon Waters and David A. Wheeler.
PSP Gnu Chess use the GNU Chess version 5.07 for the Artificial Intelligence, and i've added a Graphical User interface.
How to use it ? Everything is in the README.txt file.
Sources are included, and this package is under the GNU public license,
read COPYING.txt file for more information about it.
PS: It's a first playable release but work still remain ...
If you want to discuss on this emulator, you can do it there :
zx81's forum on dcemu network or zx81's forum on qj.net
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Very nice work, zx-81. Chess is one of the best board games in history, and the PSP has lacked one. Thanks!
Thanks for your kind comment. I plan to improve it a bit (add undo, load files etc ...)
zx-81, thank you so much for all your development. I use many of your applications and today was delighted in seeing a game I was long wanting. Nice release and looking forward to the updates.
Thanks John for your kind comment, i'm glad to see you enjoy it,
I beat your chess game, when i won it said game over and below that it had said computer has lost. Very good game i enjoyed it alot.
Nice start. Some points:
1) It needs an opening book obviously. It doesn't by any chance read one if it exists in the game directory, does it?
2) Bug: if you choose the option to put black on the bottom of the screen, the king and queen and the letter labels are backwards!
3) A way to adjust the difficulty/time-per-move.
Lots of other things, as I'm sure you know, but those would be the top for me. Keep up the great work.!
Thanks for your comment. I plan to add those features soon (and fix the bug of backward labels),
Hi, is there any way I can install this on my current version PSP. So, it is not downgraded.
Any help or answer will be appreciated...
You need to install a custom firmware to enjoy homebrew stuff ...
You will need a pandora battery (you can buy one on ebay or on datel site),
I have the 4.01 M33 2, now what?
The files in the GAME371 folder under PSP folder does not seem to do anything...
If you have a 4.01-m33 firmware, then install the fw-3x version in psp/game4xx folder,
I made a folder named GAME401 under the psp folder and put the pspchess folder in there. It does not work...