ÂMore than ever, Chessmaster 10th Edition delivers on its promise to make you a better chess player. The program will improve your game regardless of your level of experience. This landmark edition provides the largest upgrade ever to the features and graphics of the franchise. Whether you are new to chess or a tournament-level player, Chessmaster 10th Edition allows you to master history's greatest game.
The new Chessmaster Academy
At the Academy, International Master Josh WaitzkÂin will personally walk players through the basics of chess, plus introduce a variety of simple strategies for dominating your opponent. The Academy also features the best attacking moves as taught by noted chess champion Larry Christiansen.
A totally revised interface
Clean, clear, and easy to navigate, this all-new interface represents the biggest upgrade to the look and feel of Chessmaster in over seven years.
Full-featured online chess module
More than just a place to play chess live with other players, Chessmaster online allows players to establish rankings, create tournaments, utilize teaching tools, and join a thriving chess community.
More fun for the whole family
Features such as animated chess sets, a variety of whimsical 3D sets, and simple and efficient learning tools make chess more fun than ever. Younger players and chess beginners will appreciate the specialized section just for them. As players improve, the game suggests an appropriate AI opponent.
A comprehensive chess engine
Wise enough to teach an absolute beginner and powerful enough to defeat a grandmaster, experience the all-new edition of the King engine - the brains behind the best-selling brand in chess.
Intermediate and advanced player options
Seasoned chess players can test their skills against ranked AI opponents, set up tournaments and simultaneous exhibitions, and survey their performances using the new statistics system.
From Chessmaster's website
2-d game play
What does not
Did not run until the 1.03 patch was applied.
What was not tested
3d and audio features.
I wish to add to the other comments that I installed Chessmaster after installing IE6. The install went well but at startup I received a request to disable the debugger and Chessmaster refused to start (this is a Safedisc copy protection problem; I actually had an original CD rom in the drive but to no avail). Applying the 1.03 patch available from UbiSoft stopped the error message, and the program runs. It works well and seems quite stable; did not try the 3d graphics or the audio. Definitely usable.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 17 "Qiana"||Jul 07 2014||1.7.21||Yes||Yes||Bronze||WineBuG|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 11 2013||1.5.29||Yes||Yes||Silver||Nikorasu Chan|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 29 2010||1.2-rc5||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Feb 14 2009||1.1.15||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Tymoteusz Paul|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Feb 14 2009||1.1.14||No||Not installable||Garbage||Tymoteusz Paul|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|10877||Chessmaster 9000 3d rendering problems with GeForce 6150SE||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|17383||Chessmaster 10th edition fails to install||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17388||Chessmaster 10th edition crashes after game analyze||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|32542||Option or Radio buttons don't work in Chessmaster 9000, Chessmaster 10 and Chessmaster 11 Grandmaster Edition||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|34398||Daedalic games don't display anything with winemac.drv (glu32 is tied to X11)||NEW||View|
|34587||Purple text in Chessmaster 10 and Chessmaster 11||NEW||View|
|34592||Round option indicator stays "pressed" in Chessmaster 10 and Chessmaster 11||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|34594||Context menus and drop-down menus stay on the screen in Chessmaster 9000, 10 and 11 (WM_WINDOWPOSCHANGING message related)||STAGED||View|
|34598||The cursor doesn't highlight chessboard fields precisely in Chessmaster 10||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|34948||Chessmaster 10th Edition: title bar covers part of the player login window (Mac OS X only bug)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|34949||Chessmaster 10th Edition: no graphics in the menu, you can't run the game (Mac OS X only bug)||CLOSED||FIXED||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|
The program is now functioning under DirectX configuration, be it ever so slow. It also functions under OpenGL with 2-Dimensional chessboards.
Let me also say that I had installed xserver-xgl because of problems with window decorations under compiz-fusion prior to the wine 1.1.2 upgrade.