KCheckers 0.8.1 review

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Qt version of the classic boardgame "checkers"

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 79K
Developer: Andi Peredri
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Qt version of the classic boardgame "checkers". KCheckers game is also known as "draughts".

KCheckers is distributed under the GNU GPL.

Here are some key features of "KCheckers":
Pure Qt.
Built-in checkers engine.
English and Russian rules of play.
Beginner, Novice, Average, Good, Expert and Master levels of skill.
Green, Marble and Wooden themes of the board.
Portable Draughts Notation database format support.
PDN preview widget.
Saving, loading and restarting of game.
Auto change of the men's color.
Undo of last move.
Auto saving of settings.
Optional numeration of the board.
Game information box.
The on-line description of the play's rules.
Threads support.
Internationalization support (now German and Russian).
Network capabilities.

Rules of play:

In the beginning of game you have 12 checkers (men).
The men move forward only. The men can capture:
- by jumping forward only (english rules);
- by jumping forward or backward (russian rules).
A man which reaches the far side of the board becomes a king.
The kings move forward or backward:
- to one square only (english rules);
- to any number of squares (russian rules).
The kings capture by jumping forward or backward.
Whenever a player is able to make a capture he must do so.

What's New in This Release:
A bug that occurred in SuSE 9.3 when compiling with GCC 3.3 was fixed.
Unused code was removed.

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