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It was last modified on: 2008-10-07
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Games for Game Courier. The many games you can play online with Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-19 UTC

I have tried. Not sure I have understood what to do. Indeed, I had to guess where to add the image of the preset. Frankly, this process is not easy when you make it once. When I find my Unpublished Submission, it opens the same interface than when I was composing the page for presenting the game, with several frames to be filled. I understood that for publishing a GC preset all these frames are not relevant.

Then I wonder why it is not simpler than that. It could be a simple box to check when one has developed his GC to allow that it is published. Maybe what I say is not possible.

I wish to understand that process as I plan to publish 5 or 6 more GC. Thank you for the help.


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-19 UTC

https://www.chessvariants.com/play/pbm/play.php?game=Zanzibar-S&log=bughouse-numerist-2021-2-221

Yes,I believe that game was held before I changed and ticked the box of skipping first move.


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-19 UTC

OK I understand. Shall I mention to report any bug to you or to me? Thank you again for your time and your patience


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-18 UTC

OK but it is not clear to me.

Step 1 is OK

Step 2 asked to put description and link. OK, where I put the link? Which description? The one I already put on the page describing the preset? It is not clear, I don't understand what I do.

For instance for this preset: https://www.chessvariants.com/play/pbm/play.php?game=Teramachy&settings=Default-Alternate

How can I publish it for everyone? Thanks


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-17 UTC

I have developed GC for the series of my games:

Zanzibar-S

Zanzibar-XL

Teramachy

Gigachess II

Terachess II

How can they get a link in this GC table in order to let people play them? Is it something I can do myself?


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-17 UTC

Yes, indeed. Checking that box has solved the issue. I don't know why I had not checked it in Zanzibar-S whereas I did for Zanzibar-XL. Now, it's OK, thank you.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-14 UTC

Hello. I wish someone could help me.

I have made a preset for Zanzibar-S. It works, but I confess that I have not understood everything. We have a game on-going.

Something is strange. The preset asks the invited player if he wants Black or White. If Black is chosen, the invited gets ... White. And vice-versa. Then the game goes normally, no problem, Black put the central pieces (like for Metamachy) and White play the 1st real stroke.

Just what is strange is it must be chosen White in order to get the Blacks.

Can anyone good at Game Courier Preset have a look and tell me what's wrong?

Thanks


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 By wdtr2. Shako_Balbo. Game with Diamond Shape Board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-12 UTC

My feelings about this game are mixed. On the positive side, I like very much the idea that the variant Shako has its own variant. On the critic side, I am not so enthusiast and I keep preferring the standard Shako. In play, I found that diagonals are too much weighting on the game. I had the feeling that Rooks, Cannons and even Queen were sort of squeezed on this diamond-shaped board. It is not because I lost that I'm negative. I lost because I'm not a good player, I'm not focused enough. No, regardless of defeat or victory the fact is I was sometimes kind of "I don't know what to play", if I could, I would have simply passed my turn as I had the feeling that any move would spoil my game. I think that I would have the same impression at Balbo (std) chess. But I appreciated to have tried, it was interesting to see the difference with a square board. Thanks


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-05 UTC

OK, I see the point. Thanks


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-05 UTC

Daniel, formally you are right. Nothing in the Spanish text specifies if the King could leap while in check, nor if he could fly over threatened squares (at Grant Acedrex). However, it can be extrapolated that it was the case by comparison with the rules played at (standard) lepchess as reported in other contemporary sources. Allowing that King's jump to escape a check would be anachronistic in my opinion.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-05 UTC

As far as Metamachy is concerned, you guys loose me. I don't understand what you say "And the jumped-over piece would then block its protector from moving to the e.p. square to make the capture".

There is nothing exceptional with the King's jump in Metamachy. It is simply to adopt the rule that was in force at chess in several places in the Middle Ages, before castling was adopted. Basically, the King was allowed an initial 2-square away move, including horse's leap, providing he was not in check and he was not passing over a square where he could have been checked. The same idea is still applied for castling, the King must not go over a square under threat either. Castling is a particular case of the King's jump. Plus, of course, the fact that castling gathered two consecutive moves in one, 1) bringing the Rook close to the King, 2) the King jumping over the Rook. That is the true evolution that led to our modern castling.


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-05 UTC

By taste, I want just to say that having tested to introduce the Nightrider or the Dabbabarider into my variants, I gave up because I didn't like those moves that are so difficult for me to visualize. But, I should recognize that others may like as the Nightrider is among the most popular fairy pieces. One will say that being a popular fairy piece doesn't mean being popular for chessvariants, eg. the grasshoper or the locust, and this is true also. It is interesting to discuss these matters and exchange our points of view. Thanks my friends.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-04 UTC

I agree with Aurelian. Personally, I'm not at ease at all with leaper-rider pieces. I had tried a nice compound, colorbound, of Dabbaba-rider + Ferz, but I find difficult to visualise what it does. Even with the Nightrider I have the same difficulty. So, it's a matter of taste, as usual.


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-03 UTC

Ooops, sorry, yes, same thing


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-03 UTC

This is probably a question that can be solved by philosophes. Just for fun. A chess variant where all pawns would be replaced by knights. Knights that can be promoted to an Amazon. Possible no? Maybe better on a large board. OK. Then, is the Knight a Pawn?


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 By Jean-Louis  Cazaux. Rollerball. Chess race fight on board formed by removing 3 by 3 square from center of 7 by 7 square. (7x7, Cells: 40) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-02 UTC

I like this small tactical game. There is a GC preset written by Antoine, long time ago. Alas, legal moves are not displayed.

When I edit the GC preset I don't see any rules, I don't know where they are stored. Is it possible to change and have the legal moves displayed ?


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-02 UTC

I realize that my previous comment goes on a general page and then nobody knows what I'm talking about.

I was asking to just edit and rewrite the sentence about the move of the Camel in the rules presented for the Metamachy preset:

https://www.chessvariants.com/play/pbm/play.php?game=Metamachy&settings=default

It is said:

The Camel, a traditional piece from historic variants, can leap to any space at the opposite end of a 1x3 triangle.

"Triangle" is not clear in this context of board with squares. I would simply say:

The Camel, a traditional piece from historic variants, is a (3,1) leaper.

I can't do that change myself. Thank you


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2021-01-01 UTC

Sure, all compound pieces have probably been conceived or imagined long time ago. J.Knappen's Teutonic Knight's Chess used both triple compounds we are talking about. He called them Crown Princess and Archchancellor, names I don't like very much. About the names, yes, there is a Templar in Templar chess moving as Dabbaba or B2. For the BNW, or BKN, I was thinking to ... BiKiNi. Smile.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-12-31 UTC

While exploring the same concept (see Very Heavy Chess), apart from the difference Queen vs Amazon, I have been testing the relative position of BKN and RKN with Zillions. My first idea was also to have BKN on the 2nd row, like in your variant, but then I had the feeling that it is very difficult to develop the RKN. Then, I changed and put the RKN on the 2nd row and the BKN on back row.

Maybe it is because in VH Chess, RKN and BKN are set at the extreme wings, a/l, and not in a more centred position d/i like here.


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-12-31 UTC

Please delete this old page

Thank you


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-12-31 UTC

Sure, what I wanted to say that it was not saying anymore that I don't correspond to the invitation (so, it was better), but as I was now assigning with Blacks and couldn't start and I couldn't check if it was all OK.

This morning, my opponent who launched the invitation, started also the first move and I have been able to play my first move as well.

So all looks good now. Thanks a lot for your support.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-12-30 UTC

Seems better, but I'm given blacks.


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-12-30 UTC

I would like to delete Zanzibar-S-prov as well


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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-12-30 UTC

The move for the Camel is strangely written:

"can leap to any space at the opposite end of a 1x3 triangle"

Can it be changed to write, more conventionally:

"is a (3,1) leaper"

Thank you


This item is a miscellaneous item
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It was last modified on: 2017-08-30
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Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2020-12-30 UTC

How to delete a Game Courier Setting file on our own page? I would like to delete "Zanzibar-S1" that I've made and I don't know how. Thanks


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