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

Playing chess on FICS, timeseal, sounds, chat, most things.

What does not

Application becomes non-responsive after analyzing a game(after it finishes analyzing stays non-responsive) and needs to be killed. For me that's the most important feature in BabasChess that is missing from native clients and too bad it doesn't work. Tried both with the Crafty engine that ships with Babas and the latest version of Stockfish. Most vector graphics pieces don't work either. Only the Winboard pieces work.


What was not tested

All variants except regular chess and fischer random.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 07 20141.7.30Yes Yes NoBronzeMichele 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Dec 11 20141.6.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumBob Michael 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 14 20131.4.1Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 18 20101.3.2Yes Yes NoSilverJonathan Natewood 
ShowGentoo LinuxMay 19 20101.1.44Yes Yes NoPlatinuman 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
11968 Babaschess installer does not show free disk space CLOSED DUPLICATE View
15048 BabasChess requires GdipCreateHatchBrush CLOSED FIXED View
20576 Sluggish 2D graphics on BabasChess CLOSED FIXED View
22447 Babaschess consumes a lot of CPU CLOSED ABANDONED View
26384 BabasChess crashed after examining a game for a while CLOSED FIXED 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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