Release [Beta] Dream Chess

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  1. Gausen

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    Here's a version of Dream Chess packed for Pandora. It's using LibGL (thanks Lunixbochs for that!). This open source chess game includes the dreamer engine.

    The share folder resides on the appdata folder. It should be possible to add boards.

    Controls:

    * B, accept option / choose piece.

    * X, back option / bring menu during play.

    * Y, hold it and use dpad to rotate board.

    * Dpad, navigate menues / move selector on the board.

    What doesn't work:

    * Music doesn't play. (it does, just download and install the music pack from here).

    * Probably controls aren't good enough.

    Please test and report any issues!

    Edit: New version. Now using the most recent version of libGL, courtesy of Lunixbochs. Enjoy the eyecandy!

    Edit: On repo now!

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  2. _jr_

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    What use are bards if music doesn't play? ;)


    edit: works for me, on easy level it plays as bad as myself:) No problems encountered.
     
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  3. ingoreis

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    Look nice that Game ^_^
     
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  4. Gausen

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    You are right! :D No point in adding those lazy bards!
     
  5. _jr_

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    I really like that it is playable without touching the mouse with the gaming controls!


    The dreamer engine doesn't seem to have an library of standard openings, does it? At least it's thinking quite a long time on its first moves (with nontrivial settings).
     
  6. Gausen

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Don't know about this. In the Dream Chess site Dreamer is advertised as a "moderately strong engine" (and that's pretty much all I can say :( ). But luckily engines can be added, so if this doesn't deliver I can try to put some other better engines there ;) .
     
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  7. Farox

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    Sorry but on my CC pandora didn't work.

    First try it freezed the pandora with black screen and after when i rebooted i rerun it and this time didn't run at all, producing this  pndrun file :

    Code:
    =======================================================================================
    PND             : /media/TRANSCEND16/pandora/apps/dreamchess.pnd
    PND_FSTYPE      : Squashfs
    APPDATADIR      : /media/TRANSCEND16/pandora/appdata/dreamchess
    APPDD_FSTYPE    : vfat
    PND_CPUSPEED    : <unset>
    EXENAME         : dreamchess.sh
    ARGUMENTS       : <unset>
    =======================================================================================
    [ START ]--- Mount the PND ----------
    Mounting : mount -t squashfs -o ro "/dev/loop0" "/mnt/utmp/dreamchess"
    rmdir: failed to remove `/mnt/pnd/dreamchess': Not a directory
    Mounting the Union FS : mount -t aufs -o exec,noplink,dirs="/media/TRANSCEND16/pandora/appdata/dreamchess=rw+nolwh":"/mnt/pnd/dreamchess=rr" none "/mnt/utmp/dreamchess"
    [SUCCESS]--- Mount the PND ----------
    [ START ]--- Starting the application ( dreamchess.sh  ) ----------
    options.c:215: error: failed to parse 'options.xml'
    ui_sdlgl.c:514: error: failed to load icon: Unsupported image format
    DreamChess v0.2.0 (r577)
    [ FAILED]--- Starting the application ( dreamchess.sh  ) ----------
    [ START ]--- Restoring the frame buffer status ----------
    [SUCCESS]--- Restoring the frame buffer status ----------
    [ START ]--- uMount the PND ----------
    [ START ]--- Waiting the Union to be available ----------
    [SUCCESS]--- Waiting the Union to be available ----------
    auplink:plink.c:223: AUFS_CTL_PLINK_MAINT: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    rmdir: failed to remove `/mnt/utmp/dreamchess': Device or resource busy
    [ START ]--- Waiting the PND mount dir to be free ----------
    [SUCCESS]--- Waiting the PND mount dir to be free ----------
    cleanup done
    [SUCCESS]--- uMount the PND ----------
    =======================================================================================
    Return code is : 5
    
     
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    ^ Sorry to hear that Farox. Thanks for the log.

    options.c:215: error: failed to parse 'options.xml'
    ui_sdlgl.c:514: error: failed to load icon: Unsupported image format

    Those lines refer to files that are included in the share folder (this should be inside appdata/dreamchess). Can you take a look there? All images including icons are png's, so you can view them with ristretto. Maybe something went wrong and the share folder wasn't properly populated on the first run.
     
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  9. Monkfish

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    Great! The controls are good and personally i dont mind there being no music, it has to be the best chess program i've used on Pandora.
     
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  10. Gausen

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    ^ Thanks!
     
  11. lunixbochs

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    I just uploaded a new libGL. Your version was about a month old.

    Before:

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    After:

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    Sadly, there wasn't a noticeable FPS improvement. I did just greatly improve the LIBGL_FPS=1 output to test that.
     
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  12. Gausen

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    ^ Thanks Lunixbochs! That looks really nice! In this game fps are not that important. I'm going to update your libs in the pnd and upload a new version.
     
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    Far better rendered, looks pretty nice!
     
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  14. kingoddball

    kingoddball Mr. Awesome!

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    Thanks! Need a good quality chess game.
     
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  15. Farox

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    Good news.

    Today i deleted the appdata/dreamchess dir and rerun the game (the old pnd ) and magically it worked fine at first run... :)

    Thanks for this port. B)
     
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  16. dreamer

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    I didn't know I was an engine.

    Looks nice .. although I'm still looking for this ancient DOS-game with animated chess-pieces .. can't remember what it was called.
     
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    Battlechess is the name.
     
  18. Gausen

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    Battle Chess?

    Edit: Ninja'd by Ekianjo.
     
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  19. dreamer

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    Ah yes, could use an updated version no? ;)

    (wow, didn't even realize it was in color hahaha)
     
  20. mcobit

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    There was an updated svga version.

    http://theodor.lauppert.ws/games/mpcchess.htm
     
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