Chessmaster 11 - Grandmaster Edition

From game site: Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition expands the scope of chess to include broader principles of learning. Josh Waitzkin's much-anticipated book The Art of Learning (Free Press) is designed to pave the road to successful long-term growth on and off the chessboard. The eight-time National Chess Champion and two-time martial arts World Champion puts users in his shoes in some of the most riveting and formative moments of his chess career, including the legendary climactic game from the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. Waitzkin then turns to the classics, introducing beginners to brilliant games from some of the most important players in the history of chess. In his most revealing commentary ever, Waitzkin not only teaches the beginning chess player the fundamentals of the game, but also humanizes the road to mastery. Never has chess been so exciting.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.0

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What works

- installer, after unpacking the CAB archives to a folder with the same name, like WinRar will propose. After setting opengl=1 in cm.ini thr program should start, just in some way :). Anyway you can also strait copy your windows program installation to wine - To start the program normally, start game.exe - To start with previous update check, put autorun.exe and autorun.inf in /Program Filses/Ubisoft/ and start autorun.exe - you will be able to use all functions not related with the chess engine, like watching the "famous games", most of them unfortunately with no comment, and consequently understandable only by very advanced players. - you will be able to play games against the selected "personality", that means to use the chess engine, but ONLY by selecting one of the 4 animated 3D chess-sets. I use wine-1.1.24, openSUSE 11 64 bit, nvidia geforce, KDE 4.2.4 and Copmpiz.

What does not

everything what deals with pixel metric. Notes: - the graphics quality is slightly better as in the previous version. - Both version are very similar, so, you can cannibalize the version 11 and rename for example TheKing350.exe to TheKing.exe using the engine under version 10. You can replace books, personalities, and so on. Keep a backup.


What was not tested

- the network related functions.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

sorry for not filling the information boxes like I should do, however I was precise. :)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 17 20121.5.0Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 15 20121.4-rc3Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 20 20111.3.33Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 09 20111.3.32No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 12 20111.3.30Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxAug 15 20111.3.26Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 23 20111.3.12Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 03 20101.2-rc2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 16 20091.1.29Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowMandriva 2009.1 'Spring'Aug 19 20091.1.27Yes No GarbageCarl 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20091.1.26N/A Yes Bronzedr. Hannibal Lecter 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1 x86_64Jun 27 20091.1.24Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentopenSUSE 11.1Jun 26 20091.1.24Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1 x86_64Jun 20 20091.1.24Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 12 20091.1.21Yes Yes BronzeTymoteusz Paul 
ShowFedora 9 x86_64Oct 05 20081.1.0Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 08 20081.0.0Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 01 20080.9.58.Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 11 20080.9.54.No Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 12.0Jan 21 20080.9.53.Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20070.9.51.Yes Yes SilverJulian Julianov Lubenov 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24352 Virtual desktop does not respect modeless child window Z-order UNCONFIRMED View
34587 Purple text in Chessmaster 10 and Chessmaster 11 NEW View
34594 Context menus and drop-down menus stay on the screen in Chessmaster 9000, 10 and 11 (WM_WINDOWPOSCHANGING message related) STAGED View

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HowTo / Notes

Academy workaround(you can't choose all lessons)

Workarround 1(by gymka):

In academy you can't choose categories in academy, so you can't choose and bigger part of lessons. this workaround/HowTo puts all lessons in one place, so you don't need to choose category and can choose any lesson. This workaround tested/created to fix Josh Waitzkin and Larry Christiansen academys.

1. replace game_install_dir/Data/TData/Curriculum.dat with that from archive(below).
2. move/copy all *.tut files from 'game_install_dir/Data/Tutorials/josh academy' to 'game_install_dir/Data/Tutorials/josh academy/Josh Intro'
for this you can use command:
$ find 'game_install_dir/Data/Tutorials/josh academy/' */*.tut -exec cp '{}' 'game_install_dir/Data/Tutorials/josh academy/Josh Intro/.' \;
in my case:
$ find '/media/media2/program files/chessmaster/Data/Tutorials/josh academy/' */*.tut -exec cp '{}' '/media/media2/program files/chessmaster/Data/Tutorials/josh academy/Josh Intro/.' \;

modified Curriculum.dat file:

game_install_dir=where you installed game.

Workaround 2(by Byron Drossos):

I have a quick-and-dirty workaround for everyone who wants to access the rest tutorials.Navigate to
~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Ubisoft/Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition/Data/Tutorials/josh academy

and copy the files from eg Josh Arsenal to Josh Intro.Then overwrite existing files with the new ones eg rename Discovery.tut to The King.tut . Then when you start academy and click The King under Introduction you will see Discoveries instead.

I know, it couldnt get dirtier : )

Remove purple border around text

Author: Multitude

To remove the 'purple border' around fonts, disable font antialiasing.

Run Wine's registry editor:

$ wine regedit

Add or amend the following registry entry with the value 'N' (for no):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Wine -> X11 Driver -> ClientSideAntiAliasWithRender

If you are not using the X-Render extension (or if you don't know and the above didn't work), add/amend the entry below with the value 'N':

HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Wine -> X11 Driver -> ClientSideAntiAliasWithCore



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