Application Details:

Version: 4.0
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.30

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What works

Out of the box, I had trouble with the program hanging after idling for more than a few minutes -- never during an online game, but very reliably program would completely hang.

I traced it down to a problem with riched20.dll. I ran into lots of "fixme" errors like WM_STYLECHANGED or WM_STYLECHANGING. I don't know if this is the proper way to do it, but the following made the (many) errors go away:

  • install pre-XP version
  • copy riched20.dll from Windows 2000 into the fake system32 directory
  • change settings in Configure Wine gui to use native riched2
  • change settings in Configure Wine gui to use Windows 2000 emulation.
It now works flawlessly.

What does not

everything I've tried works after the above configuration


What was not tested

some of the other games (bughouse, etc)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

This is a fantastic program. It's freeware and it's probably the best client for playing Internet chess that I've seen. Pychess, which is in development for Linux, looks to be just as good, but is still a little immature. It could be ready for primetime by summer 2009, so I check their website frequently to see if there are updates.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 07 20141.7.30Yes Yes BronzeMichele 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Dec 11 20141.6.2Yes Yes PlatinumBob Michael 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 14 20131.4.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 18 20101.3.2Yes Yes SilverJonathan Natewood 
ShowGentoo LinuxMay 19 20101.1.44Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

A note on installation

One of the users mentions

"It seems that you must choose "everyone" (Who can use this programm at setup window) and NOT "just me". If you choose "just me" then babaschess crash and you have to do a new installation of babaschess."

I have found the zip packages to to best. You can find them on the download page ( towards the middle.

I tend to turn off the emoticons in the program.


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