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PlayChess

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Application Details:

Version: auto updating client
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.playchess.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.9-staging

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What works

One can login, seek and play the games, save them to PGN file, observe games, and chat without particular problems. Everything works just as on windows.

What does not

Embedded browser windows (help, news, tournament tables), globe, multimedia.

Immediately after logging in one gets the following message box: "This application is requesting an ActiveX browser object but the Mozilla Active X control is currently not installed. Do you wish to download and install it?" As this feature somehow never worked for me, I always click No in this window, Then message "Cannot open browser window" is displayed, after clicking OK the client finally starts.

Attempts to view the "World" (useless feature btw) or observe multimedia presentation fail - sometimes not displaying anything, sometimes crashing the program. Tabs containing HTML (like tournament tables or help) are simply not displayed


Workarounds

What was not tested

Advanced functions (like tournament management), functions related to ducats.

Save to chessbase databases (I save only to PGN files as I do not have tools to read chessbase bases)

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

In short: works if one wants to play, does not work if one wants to observe (or create) lectures etc. (version Oct 17 2005)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 25 20205.9-stagingYes Yes NoSilverGeorg 
ShowSabayon Linux 5.1Jun 10 20101.1.44Yes Yes SilverJesse Gersenson 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20081.1.11Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 14 20081.1.1Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 01 20081.0.0Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

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