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It was last modified on: 2015-12-11
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Home page of The Chess Variant Pages. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-04-11 UTC

The name Mad Chess is already in use by another variant, but maybe you could distinguish yours by calling it M.A.D. Chess or Mermaids, Angels and Dragons Chess. You can create a page for your game. You might want to create a link page to your Steam app page, or you might want to create a page describing the game's rules. See How to Design and Post Your Own Game for further details.


Mad Chess wrote on 2021-04-10 UTC

If I have a new Chess variant, called Mad Chess, where Mermaids, Angels & Dragons are added to chess as extra armies with special units and abilities, how can I add this variant to this database?

For more details, you can look at the steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1551190/Mad_Chess/


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-12-20 UTC

I'm not sure, I don't remember precisely. And maybe nothing has changed recently and I am just noticing now because I resized my window or something. I did turn off my ad blocker but that doesn't change the width of the columns.

Anyway, what I now see is the left "gutter" (not sure what to call it) is just a hair below 4 inches, so it is eating up what I would call a very significant chunk of the window. The one on the right, on the other hand, is about 2.5 inches, and that seems reasonable. It seems I'm better making my window narrower until the left gutter disappears (which only happens after the right has disappeared). But if I make my window wider, I'm punished with a lot of wasted space. At what I would consider to be a typical width for my browser window, the main (middle) part of the page is about 11 inches, so the two gutters take up over a third of the space.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-12-20 UTC

Fergus, are you working on the site template now? It seems the left-side column for the ads has gotten a lot wider.

No, I'm not. How much wider does it look to you?


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-12-20 UTC

Fergus, are you working on the site template now? It seems the left-side column for the ads has gotten a lot wider.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-12-15 UTC

I've been unable to view any of our php pages on my phone (Android, with Firefox, Chrome, and DuckDuckGo) the past couple of days. I can switch to "Desktop site" and it works fine, but the mobile version just displays the off-white background of the site and no content.

I just tried Silk on my Kindle Fire, and it had the same problem. So that I could see the source code, I installed an extension for showing the mobile view on my desktop Firefox, and the source stopped very early in the BODY section. It has something to do with showing ads.

In the ads file that got included for mobile, I had recently replaced the AD heredoc identifier with ADZ, but some had used 'AD' instead and so hadn't gotten changed to ADZ. After fixing these, I got it to work in mobile.


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-12-14 UTC

I am having this problem as well. The home page comes up but click what's new and I only get the background. Something's different about the mobile site.


Ben Reiniger wrote on 2020-12-11 UTC

I've been unable to view any of our php pages on my phone (Android, with Firefox, Chrome, and DuckDuckGo) the past couple of days. I can switch to "Desktop site" and it works fine, but the mobile version just displays the off-white background of the site and no content.


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-26 UTC

I was able to do what I wanted with the truetype font. I wanted to make anti-aliased graphics so that, when updating the early pages, I can improve the look while still maintaining the style. So far, only the 6 primary pieces, but the results are pretty good:


H. G. Muller wrote on 2020-09-26 UTC

I never did that. All these fonts were already available as SVG. We just looked around on the web to see what was there, and renamed the files to teh XBoard naming convention. I remember we found a lot on the LucasChess website. (Probably not Chess Utrecht, though.)

XBoard seems to have its own piece theme, and Arun Persaud converted that to SVG.


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-26 UTC

@HG: How did you convert the Chess Alpha font to SVG? I would like to convert the Chess Utrecht font pieces to SVG also.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-09-24 UTC

What are SUSD viewers?


Dermot wrote on 2020-09-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

This page is 100% going to crash soon due to traffic from SUSD viewers!


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-09-18 UTC

It showed up when I looked at it. Since game pages are cached, and scripts are not, there will sometimes be a delay before a new comment shows up on the page it was posted to, but there won't be any delay in it showing up on the comments page. There is no problem with the code. It is simply that the code is not run when displaying a cached page.


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-18 UTC

Something seems wrong with the code that displays comments on a game page. This page: https://www.chessvariants.com/41.dir/2pipe.html does not show my most recent comment on the page, but if you view all comments, then it does appear.


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-10 UTC

Yes, "Full Cavalry" is just fine. I'll try to review it tonight. On a quick look it appeared fine.


JT K wrote on 2020-09-10 UTC

Greg, is Full Cavalry okay? I know there's a "Cavalry Chess" but I thought that Full Cavalry seemed unique enough and appropriate for what it is. Let me know, thanks!


Greg Strong wrote on 2020-09-10 UTC

Since members submitting new games with names that are already used has become a common problem, I have added a new alert message to the member submission page to make users aware of the issue.


Ben Reiniger wrote on 2020-08-18 UTC

I would also like to have descriptions changed for the following pages...

done.


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2020-08-18 UTC

I would also like to have descriptions changed for the following pages:

Gyaku-sama Shogi - Smaller version of Hanten Shogi. >> Smaller variant of Hanten Shogi on a 13x13 board.

Taishin Shogi - Enoumous variant of Suzumu Shogi based on Tai Shogi. >> Enormous variant of Suzumu Shogi based on Tai Shogi and Taikyoku Shogi.


Ben Reiniger wrote on 2020-07-23 UTC

Done.

I don't remember the What's New and Description ever being the same...? The What's New is generally not a good description of the page, just pointing out what has changed on the page ("added example" or "modified endgame conditions", for example).

As to why Descriptions historically haven't been easy to edit I can't say, but Fergus seems to have recently expressed interest in changing that.


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2020-07-23 UTC

Yes, I would like the description for that article changed to "A tutorial on how to create variants with multi-move pieces in them."

Also, I personally think that the old system where the What's New Text and the article description are the same was a much better system. I have no idea why someone decided to separate them.


Ben Reiniger wrote on 2020-07-23 UTC

The Description field is distinct from What's New; the two are displayed on different index listing pages. The Description is only available to set when you first submit (for now); if you want to change it, let an editor know.


Adam DeWitt wrote on 2020-07-23 UTC

When I try to update the description for my upcoming tutorial on programming variants with multi-move pieces in Game Courier, the description still reads what it originally said when I first posted the article. It seems like the description is refusing to update even after I change the text in the What's New Text field. Any idea as to what's causing this?


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-07-19 UTC

I discovered that the page for Game Courier's Top 50 Games is currently not being allowed to be displayed

Okay, that's fixed.


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