Knights 0.6.4 beta reviewDownload
Knights aims to be the ultimate chess resource on your computer
Knights aims to be the ultimate chess resource on your computer. Written for the K Desktop Environment, it's designed to be both friendly to new chess players and functional for Grand Masters.
Here are some key features of "Knights":
Play against yourself, against computer opponents, or against others over the Internet.
Customize your board and pieces with over 30 different themes, or create your own!
Audio cues help alert you to important events.
Novice players can preview potential moves.
Save your unfinished matches and play them again later.
What's New in This Release:
Known Crash Bug during online play.
Changed version to 0.6.4 Beta
Added support for Email chess.
Added experimental support for Crazyhouse chess.
Added experimental support for Suicide chess.
Moved game boards to the Tabs system.
Boards are now resized just by dragging the corner of the window.
The 'Match' menu is now context sensitive. For example, you will get a different menu when you view the console.
Knights now includes a PGN mimetype, allowing you to view PGN files with ease.
Replaced 'Theme Size' option with 'Cache Size', which allows you to decide how much memory Knights uses to cache images.
Added Background Images, which are shown around the board.
Added dialog which displays details about the selected theme.
Tabs will now try to organize themselves based on your previous choices.
The 'Hint' option will now show you the suggested move on the board using animation, highlights, or both, based on your display settings.
Added an audio cue for the last ten seconds of your clock.
Added audio cue for draw offers.
PGN Viewer now features hyperlinked moves, letting you jump to any position in the match.
Seek Graph now uses different colors to distinguish between human and computer opponents.
Now autodetects the Slibo engine.
Fixed bug where you could click on the board's border and it would register the click somewhere else.
Fixed internationalization of UCI protocol status messages.
Fixed display of theme specific colors for text.
Fixed the configure dialog so that you can no longer select 'Start a Match Versus Computer' or 'Connect to an Internet Chess Server' if you don't have any chess engines or servers configured.
Fixed a transparency-related drawing error for boards featuring borders.
PGN Viewer now updates as you play your match.
Fixed a bug that caused some chess engines to become unresponsive.
Fixed several potential buffer overflows.
Online chess matches now display Attack highlights correctly.
Lots of random fixes.
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