Talk:Chess (Mac OS)
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Is there some kind of strength index for the game? 184.108.40.206 04:02, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
- Chess application itself is just a frontend for Sjeng . (Though I'm not sure if it's Sjeng, I've got to check - I remember some talk about GNU Chess instead, maybe that's just in the old versions, as the protocols of these programs aren't that difficult...) --wwwwolf (barks/growls) 08:34, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
If the Chess source code is free, is there some reason it isn't ported to Linux and Windows. Surely, someone would have ported it... --RaviC 19:41, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Yes it is Sjeng now (version 11.2 on Mac OS X 10.4). You can even run Sjeng from the Terminal command line:
$ cd /Applications/Chess.app/Contents/Resources/ $ ./sjeng Sjeng: help
For reference, the strength slider only has 12 distinct settings, from -3 to 8. Negative values limit search depth from 1 to 3 ply, positive values limit search time from 1 to 256 seconds in powers of two. Since Sjeng searches on the opponent's time (pondering), all the positive levels (slider to the right of the 'Pl' of "Computer Plays:") are still quite strong. --IanOsgood (talk) 05:46, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
Hello, this particular application is made for every Mac OS X release. I believe it's a notable game because it is a software packaged for a notable computer system. I am also comparing this game with others such as Minesweeper (Windows). RaNdOm26 (talk) 22:01, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
- Hello and thanks for this explanation. I am not sure I have completely understood the point here: the Super NES is notable but that does not mean all the games for this platform are notables themselves. I mean, it could just be mentioned in the article on Mac OS X, why should it have its own article ? SyG (talk) 10:05, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
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The article has been tagged for notability concerns, as it does not reference reliable third-party sources. It's since been prodded with those same concerns, but the prod has been contested saying that sources are available. I've tried searching myself, but have not been able to find anything. If you are aware of anything to source this article with, please can you add it to the article. Please note that unsourced articles may be flagged for deletion. Many thanks for your time and effort, Gazimoff WriteRead 00:01, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
Please change Chess (application) to a separate page and not connected to Chess (Mac OS).
I wanted Chess (application) to be a disambiguation page.