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
Everything (tutorials, 3D boards, etc), with some rendering problems with the menus.
The game is now playable. Finally I'm totally free of Windoze!!!!
What does not
I did not test online features, but everything seems to work almost fine, except for menu rendering.
What was not tested
I didn't test the default installation with CD swapping. If you can't install the game with the CD's, copy their contents to your HD and execute the installer from the HD.
To install the game, I copied the contents of the three CD's to a directory and executed the installer from that directory. To make the game run, you have to emulate a virtual desktop and run the game on openGL mode. With wine 0.9.29, the intro movie and sounds played ok. But to make the sound work properly, you have to set the Default Sample Rate to 48000, and the bit rate per sample to 16, with full hardware acceleration. Different settings slowed down the game.
|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|
|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|
|34594||Context menus and drop-down menus stay on the screen in Chessmaster 9000, 10 and 11 (WM_WINDOWPOSCHANGING message related)||STAGED||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.