Chess works incorrectly on iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Choctaw, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Choctaw macrumors 6502

    Choctaw

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    Have been using most of my time learning more important functions on my new iMac. Today I decided to take a break, relax and play the chess game. I know how to play chess. The game seems not to know how to play correctly. After a few moves and when I have captured a few pieces.............out of nowhere the opposite side will put a piece back on the board .......or even add a second queen to the game. What a disappointment this game is. Anybody know what could be going on with this screwed up chess game?
     
  2. mpantone macrumors 6502

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    Nothing we can do here. Please report the bug to Apple.

    Checkmate!

    :D
     
  3. Choctaw, Dec 24, 2013
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    Choctaw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Choctaw

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    Don't know if you are speaking only for yourself or this entire forum when you say " we can't help." I found my answer on another mac site. For what it's worth if someone else encounters this situation.

    When starting the Chess game a screen opens with a choice called VARIANT which offers 3 kinds of settings for the Chess Game. Regular, Crazy house, Suicide, and Losers. Since I was playing it for the first time the default was set at Crazy house which makes as the word suggests, crazy moves.

    Sorry to waste the forum bandwidth on such a trifle situation. I find in most cases the answers are here for the asking.
     
  4. mpantone macrumors 6502

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  5. Choctaw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Choctaw

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    I have it set at regular now, but for some reason it was not that way on my 1st time of opening chess up. It is OK now, but a real disappointment when it comes to moving the board around where each piece is in clear view. Would love to have more choices including a flat board with flat pieces like many of the web chess game depict.

    Guess I will have to check out were to purchase one I like. Even my PC's have much more recognizable board characters than the iMac chess game does. It's like the Stones recording, "You can't always get what you want" I do like my new iMac warts an all.
     
  6. enix macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Nov 26, 2016 ---
    I have also had this problem,have you found a solution?
     
  7. Choctaw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Choctaw

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    INIX........my posting on the chess situation was 3 years ago. I have not found any program on a computer that comes close to sitting down across from a real player. So I have completely discontinued any computer chess. It is much more interesting to pick up on the expressions of a real player, hearing their grunts and bitching as the game move on. I am just an old fart of 75 and have a real bitch about how the world has been taken over with all the little hand-held games. These days people salute those new electronic opponents at the price of giving up human interactions which is what a healthy society should be built on. Think on it, they even want cars that drive themselves.
     

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