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Brutal Chess features full 3D graphics, an advanced particle engine, and several different levels of intelligent AI, inspired by the
Brutal Chess features full 3D graphics, an advanced particle engine, and several different levels of intelligent AI, inspired by the once popular "Battle Chess" released by Interplay circa 1988.
To build Brutal Chess on Linux, just type make. You will need recent version of
SDL, SDL_Image and FreeType. SDL 1.2.8 and FreeType 2.1.9 are known to work.
Run Brutal Chess from the source directory by running ./brutalchess on Linux, by opening brutalchess.exe on Windows, or by double clicking the brutalchess icon on OSX.
All standard chess moves should be supported. To move, simply click on a piece, then click on the destination square. To deselect a piece, click on it again or click the right mouse button. To castle, simply move the king next to the rook. Pawn promotion is limited to queens in this release.
When the match ends, either with checkmate or stalemate, a new match will begin immediately. A console can be displayed during the match by pressing the tilde (~) key. The console displays the result of the match, as well as the last few moves.
The piece reflections, added in this release effectively double the number of polygons drawn on the screen. If you experience slow gameplay, one possible solution is to disable them. Either run Brutal Chess with the -r flag, or type "reflections 0" into the in-game console.
What's New in This Release:
Much improved AI
Reflections, textures, and other graphical improvements
Commands can be typed into the console (only one command in this release)
Selected piece can be dropped by right clicking
Piece move animations improved
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