Chess stopped working....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Taffypro, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Taffypro macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2010

    The Chess program that came with my Mac is suddenly doing something weird. It will not let me move the majority of my pieces. It gives me the error sound, and puts the piece back. I am not in check, and am absolutely certain that the move is legal (I want to move a pawn forward one space. I have a couple of games going, and it does this on all of them.

    Is there a way to reset it? I have tossed the "" and it still won't let me move.

    Thanks to anyone that can help.

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  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    White is in check from the Queen in the pic you posted. No pawn move for White is legal in this position.

    [EDIT] White's in trouble ...
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
  4. Mactrillionaire macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2010
    Maybe you are just not making a legal move. Qd4 seems strongest.
  5. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I'm no chess guru by any means, but Kd4 seems like a better option to me ;)
  6. Mactrillionaire macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2010
    At any rate, it is still a losing position...

    For instance, 1.Qd4 c5 2.Qa4+ Bd7 3.Qa3 (3.Qb3? Bb5!, ...c4+ -+) c4+ 4. Nd4 Nxf2! -+

    My advice would be to start a new game.
  7. xosirisx macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2010
    Also having difficulties

    Hey I'm also having trouble with Chess on Mac. I'm not very good at chess (as you can see by my brilliant position on the game board), but I was wondering why i can't finish the game. I know that I don't have any legal moves left and it's my turn, but why won't the game end? Is that just the way Mac Chess works, or did I do something wrong?


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