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is there desktop portable chess game that let me play online?

#1 Post by giulia » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:19 am

Hi
is there a free desktop portable chess game that let me play online?

that can run under w7 too and only w10 (i guess there is very nice app for w10 , I forget the name)

now ,after the tv show , and in these days lots like play chess online

any advise are wellcome and appreciate
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#2 Post by h3kt0r » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:33 am

Yes, there is "Arena Chess".

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And "WinBoard".

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Or you can try "LiChess", playing directly inside your web browser...

I regularly play a few others that are not portable : "Perfect Chess" from GUNNAR GAMES (released 1999),
"Chessmaster 10th Edition" from UbiSoft (2004) and "Bobby Fischer Chess" from BOOKUP (DOS program - 1994).

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Re: is there desktop portable chess game that let me play online?

#3 Post by giulia » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:46 am

h3kt0r wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:33 am
Yes, there is "Arena Chess".

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And "WinBoard".

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Or you can try "LiChess", playing directly inside your web browser...

I regularly play a few others that are not portable : "Perfect Chess" from GUNNAR GAMES (released 1999),
"Chessmaster 10th Edition" from UbiSoft (2004) and "Bobby Fischer Chess" from BOOKUP (DOS program - 1994).
@h3kt0r
Hi h3kt0r
is Arena Chess full portable ?
can I bring on my usb at work ? :shock: :shock: :shock:
and Arena Chess is a multiplayer ,isn't it?
"Chessmaster 10th Edition" from UbiSoft (2004)
Wow , beautiful game , i had the cds and I have lost in moving house
do you think could still find it ?
does the multi player still work ?
thanks h3kt0r

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#4 Post by h3kt0r » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:20 am

Yes, "Arena Chess" is portable. You can put it on a USB key and run it almost anywhere (assuming the hardware is compatible and the OS is windows).
For "Chessmaster 10th Edition", i can't remember where i grabbed the ISO, but it's still there on a blog somewhere. I don't know if multiplayer game works since i don't use this feature.
Nonetheless, it's a very nice program with a lot of features...

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#5 Post by giulia » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:14 pm

h3kt0r wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:20 am
Yes, "Arena Chess" is portable. You can put it on a USB key and run it almost anywhere (assuming the hardware is compatible and the OS is windows).
For "Chessmaster 10th Edition", i can't remember where i grabbed the ISO, but it's still there on a blog somewhere. I don't know if multiplayer game works since i don't use this feature.
Nonetheless, it's a very nice program with a lot of features...
Hi
i'm playing arena chess but is even stealth ?
by the way can not find the multiplayer
would love play in multiplayer with real player around the world ...
don't you like it?

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#6 Post by h3kt0r » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:32 am

Yes, as far as i know, it's stealth.
I've just read your first post again, and no, "Arena Chess" is definitely not playable online. Sorry.
It's more oriented toward players looking to improve their skills and analysing games.
If online play is what you're looking for, running a search like this will provide you with plenty of available options to do so.
e.g. Chess.com

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#7 Post by giulia » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:02 am

h3kt0r wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:32 am
Yes, as far as i know, it's stealth.
I've just read your first post again, and no, "Arena Chess" is definitely not playable online. Sorry.
It's more oriented toward players looking to improve their skills and analysing games.
If online play is what you're looking for, running a search like this will provide you with plenty of available options to do so.
e.g. Chess.com
hi
well could be added in the database
I know about many site where play online
I would love a program for pc , portable , to play online
thanks h3kt0r

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#8 Post by aazard » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:11 pm

ssuite software, personal office or stand alone chess is "network play only".

BUT for "online play", I suggest "WinBoard-Alien" v4.8, with the newer 500kb exe (they say, 459kb true size, UPX compressed)
Download experimental WinBoard executable (500 kB), (with support for some non-Chesslike games, such as Checkers and Amazons, see here).
use extractor rc4 > edit make ini/remove excess files...

IT SEEMS 100% SELF CONTAINED AND STEALTH (when offline) to its own DIR/INI, total size, 7195kb UPX compressed (1 language, all "extra games", docs etc)
It has chess, chinese checkers, go, checkers etc etc... :D

NOTE: online play will likely make system logs or w/e from accessing the net

Super good, looks decent, many players online, has chat, timers...its VERY "pro"

Get it here: http://www.open-aurec.com/wbforum/viewtopic.php?t=51528

offline, "Pawn 3" is (use wayback machine) is the "best byte4byte" @ 186kb UPX compressed (its a good engine, and not an "eye sore" to view)

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#9 Post by giulia » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:05 am

h3kt0r wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:32 am
Yes, as far as i know, it's stealth.
I've just read your first post again, and no, "Arena Chess" is definitely not playable online. Sorry.
It's more oriented toward players looking to improve their skills and analysing games.
If online play is what you're looking for, running a search like this will provide you with plenty of available options to do so.
e.g. Chess.com
hi h3kt0r
Arena Chess should be added in the list , it's a great software
thanks
aazard wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:11 pm
ssuite software, personal office or stand alone chess is "network play only".
BUT for "online play", I suggest "WinBoard-Alien" v4.8, with the newer 500kb exe (they say, 459kb true size, UPX compressed)
IT SEEMS 100% SELF CONTAINED AND STEALTH (when offline) to its own DIR/INI, total size, 7195kb UPX compressed[/size] (1 language, all "extra games", docs etc)
it has chess, chinese checkers, go, checkers etc etc... :D
hi aazard
beautiful great software ,again should be added in the list
@h3kt0r @aazard
have you tried Stockfish 12 portable?
thanks

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Re: is there desktop portable chess game that let me play online?

#10 Post by aazard » Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:11 am

humm.. Stockfish 12 is a better player than I am, .. Winboard its a UCI-compatible GUI btw, so it should allow use (i did not test that)

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