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It was last modified on: 2006-08-13
 Author:   Various. Alfaerie Expansion Set 5. Many new designs, several shogi variant based pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-08-14 UTC
download link is not right, it downloads expanison set 4, should be right soon

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-08-14 UTC
David, before you correct just see emails :) (in case you see this first)

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-08-14 UTC
ok this is right now

Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-08-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Excellent for the new images. But it would be nice to see the alpha-numeric codes by these pieces so, for example, if one wanted to use a 'Hero' he [or she] could go to edit their applicable pre-set and simply add the code to the desired square. Without the code designators board setups will be a bit more dificult. Or, is there an easy way to get these codes that I am unaware of? If so, what is it? Many thanks.

Joe Joyce wrote on 2006-08-15 UTC
Hey, Gary. I had that problem, with the hero and other pieces. The trick is to put the designator in square brackets in your preset. So the standard knight is n or N, and this is typed into the appropriate spot in the preset editor. The hero used in Lemurian Shatranj would be: [_JG_ldw] or [_JG_LDW] Typing this in the appropriate spot will put the hero where you want on the board. My son looked it up in the Game Courier instructions.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-08-15 UTC
/play/pbm/play.php?game%3DCourier+Chess+Mod+3%26settings%3DCourierChess you mean from this page right Joe? .. hmm i think the above link will be broken when this comes out edit: oh it wasn't ha ha

Joe Joyce wrote on 2006-08-15 UTC
Yes, but there are a few games that give the total piece set, though you have to search for some pieces. A Logical Follow-up to the Duke of Rutland's chess is one such game, and I believe there are more.

Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-08-15 UTC
Joe & Christine - Thanks for the info. I know haw to use the brackets for pre-set pieces --- but I was not (am not) sure how to find all the piece designators such as your [_JG_ldw] or [_JG_LDW] without finding a game that currently uses them. So if we have, for example, a Diagonal Cyclops Evaporator piece - but it is not currently in a game, it is simply available... how would we find out its identifier code? The link Christine provided helps a lot.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-08-15 UTC
well after what Joe said, i found this one which has even more than the link i gave earlier.

Link

yes it would be good to have it listed or something, i mean a page, not within a game, that shows all graphics


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2006-08-15 UTC
Game Courier will show you the full piece set you are using unless your preset has the 'Exclude pieces not in game' option checked. If you're not seeing the full set, uncheck this option and click 'Update' in Edit mode.

Joe Joyce wrote on 2006-08-16 UTC
There's one more piece I'd like to get into the expanded alfaerie set, the Lightning warmachine from Grand Shatranj, designated 'L' in the Grand Shatranj Alfaerie piece set. Whenever you can get it in, thanks. It would be found here: http://www.chessvariants.com/graphics.dir/alfaerie-plus/wdababbarider.gif

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-08-16 UTC
Joe, expansion set 4 has that graphic, the one released a few weeks ago, it is called 'lightningwarmachine' :))

Joe Joyce wrote on 2006-08-16 UTC
Thanks, Christine - must have missed it in the Alfaerie Many set - not surprising, as neither my son nor I could find the GUard piece for 10 minutes in that set. Joe

Claudio Martins Jagu wrote on 2006-08-17 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Nice, as always. Just one thing. When it would be possible to know from wich game(s) the piece come from, please, post a link to it. Thanks!

Anonymous wrote on 2008-01-13 UTCGood ★★★★
What do all of the different Shogi-based pieces do? And why do they have those names?

Anonymous wrote on 2010-09-19 UTC
I believe the Shogi pieces move as the dots surrounding them indicate (e.g. Tile General steps one square diagonal forward or orthogonal backward).

Anonymous wrote on 2010-09-19 UTC
Look here for shogi variants piece: http://history.chess.free.fr/shogivar.htm These names probably have budhist symbolism.

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