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: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.16

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What works


possibly the whole program

What does not

gu.exe (start from game.exe)

the hotspot by the mouse pointer is heavily displaced

some problem with z-order in presence of further windows applications

the starting menu needs to be maximized


What was not tested

I tested only:
- game room
- academy
- library

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

- overnight opensuse updated wine to 1.1.24-6.1 and now cm 11 works 100%. - looks better with OpenGL=0 instead OpenGL=1. - a preinstalled version works, even directly from vista (ntfs-3g). - by installing you could need to unpack the cab archives in subfolders with the same name, winrar will do. - gu.exe didn't work, I start the prog from game.exe. - for starting with included update check I used autorun.exe - play have fun

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowEndeavourOSNov 28 20216.16Yes Yes NoPlatinumUncertainty 
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 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
13968 3D graphics in Chessmaster 11 are positioned incorrectly CLOSED FIXED View
24047 Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition crashes CLOSED FIXED View
24352 Virtual desktop does not respect modeless child window Z-order UNCONFIRMED View
32542 Option or Radio buttons don't work in Chessmaster 9000, Chessmaster 10 and Chessmaster 11 Grandmaster Edition CLOSED DUPLICATE 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
37838 Chessmaster 10/11: Missing specular highlights on chess pieces with Direct3D CLOSED FIXED View
38264 Chessmaster 10 & 11 crash on startup CLOSED FIXED View
38358 Chessmaster X/XI dynamic lighting no longer present in wine-1.7.40 (regression) CLOSED INVALID 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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