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Released in 2007. Free restricted version of ChessBase 9. More information here.

Application Details:

Version: Light 2007
License: Shareware
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.0.1

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation, splash screen, database window (selecting a db.) Was able to "see" games list and "select" a game (see does not work.)

What does not

Everything else. Program freezes whenever a menu is selected. The games list in a db, and move/annotation text in the game, displays using one of the installed chess fonts (series of piece and board graphics.) These screens are not readable. This problem then occurs in other Wine programs, requiring moving the installed fonts out of the Windows/Font directory. Program does not display chessboard and freezes hard at the drop of a hat. Definitely NOT usable.


What was not tested

Program is essentially untestable, as essential functions do not work and results are unreadable. Should really have a 'garbage' rating, but the thing does install.

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Additional Comments

If you have the 'font problem' where other Wine programs start displaying text in chess fonts/glyphs, moving all the installed fonts out of the Windows/Fonts directory may solve the problem. (Could just be the Dia**.ttf files, but I moved them all as CB fonts were the only ones I had installed.)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 29 20091.0.1Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 20 20081.0-rc1Yes Yes BronzeColin 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 14 20080.9.59.Yes No GarbageColin 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 13 20070.9.49.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 13 20070.9.46.Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

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