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Version 3.6 - Release version (December 15th, 2005)

Bug fixed: when BabasChess was auto-restarted (e.g. when the language was changed), the preferences were not correctly saved.

Fixed a minor bug in color picker dialog (used in the Preferences)

Minor bug fixed: the DGT clock was not stopped at the end of the game.

Bug fixed: LoadLayout command in scripts was not working if the layout file name contained one or more spaces.

Bug fixed: when setting up a position on the server from a FEN string, in some cases the player to move next (white or black) was not correctly set.

Added support for the DGT electronic board: new command in menu view to show/hide the board setup window; new option "Enable sensor board support" in File->Preferences->Board (2). The board can be used to enter moves while 1) playing, 2) examining and 3) editing pgn games; it can also be used in setup mode (both bsetup on the server and setup of a local pgn game).

Games aborted on move 1 are no longer automatically saved to pgn.

When editing a PGN game, if a move already existing as a variation is made on the board, the already existing one is selected, instead of creating a new variation

PgUp/PgDn in the console input line now scroll the console text up/down.

When a new observed game starts reusing an existing board, now the board does not become the active wind

Script lines containing tells/shouts are now reported in the chat/channel window if appropriate.

Two new 'Only when not playing' sub-options added to File->Preferences->Info window options.

Added 4 new emoticons

Added Winboard vector pieces provided by TNoirLord and updated Winboard themes; added other vector pieces and square provided by TNoirLord.

Two new sound events added: logon and best rating achieved.

FICS login screen made more readable by removing some lines no longer useful (e.g. (If your return key does not work, use cntrl-J))

BabasChess now supports "Theme Pack" installation: a Theme Pack is a collection of pieces/backgrounds/sounds/themes/... zipped in a single file. This will allow new themes to be simply downloaded and installed in the future.

New features added to the plugin interface

Sound system redesigned using a separate thread, to avoid a new sound to "eat" the previous one

New sound events: check mate sound (a different sound can be also set according to the check-mating piece)

Added sabort/sdraw/adjudicate commands in YourProfile->Stored

Option for board window background image (Preferences->Board Window).

Holding Ctrl key while entering a smartmove (or a pre-smartmove) will force the last piece-type moved (e.g. if the last piece moved was a Pawn, a pawn smartmove will be issued)

When a seek ads is removed, now the sought list line will remain empty for a few seconds (this is to avoid erroneously accepting a different seek ads).

A small book is now included with crafty; crafty.exe has been recompiled using VC7: it is a bit faster.

New option in Preferences->Board(2): "Highlight source square", winboard theme updated to exploit this new option

$circle/$arrow kibitzes are now considered only if coming from one of the examiners of the game.

Behaviour of move sound events slightly changed: now, for instance, if you choose "No sound" for capture moves and a given sound for normal moves, the normal move sound is played when a capture occurs (the same for check/castling/drop/explosion).

Application Details:

Version: 3.6
License: Free to use
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Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.2.

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