Free Chess

This is a free program for chess lovers

6.6

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  • Category Checkers & Chess
  • License Free
  • Version 2.0.4
  • Size 7.59 MB
  • Works under Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by Jorge Pardo Serrano

Free Chess is a classic chess game for Windows 7.

Free Chess was last updated October 20, 2014. This game for Windows 7 is a straightforward one or multi player chess game. It requires 16 MB of space in order to install, which is an extremely small amount by today's computer standards. When finished playing the game, uninstalling takes place through the computer's 'control panel' program uninstall menu.

Camera angles for Free Chess are unremarkable; however, the players will have a full view of the board from all relevant angles. Graphics are highly detailed, but this does not mean the player sacrifices smooth operation and easy program loading. Free Chess is quick off the start menu and The chess board and pieces have plenty of details, which provide a pleasing visual aspect to the game. There are two modes of play for the game Free Chess. First is gamer against the computer, and then there is the option to play against friends who also have this game.

The in-game hint system shows players a variety of suggested moves, both assisting and teaching all in one. Difficulty levels are set by the players, and chess piece colours can be selected for each game. Moves can be made as fast or as slow as the participant(s) choose without lag or game loading time waste. The 3D graphics make Free Chess seem a bit more like playing the game of chess with a live opponent sitting across the table. Additionally, Free Chess can be played in full-screen mode. The DirectX encoding allows the game to adapt to the screen resolution as well as the computer's CPU speed. In full-screen mode 16:9, 16:10 and 4:3 are the available resolutions.

Free Chess has been designed for all ages. Whether the players need and want to learn or feel like jumping in and starting a game from installation's completion, the option is available. Average new players per month seems to be around 50,000. That's pretty good for a simple-to-use chess game. Designer Jorge Pardo Serrano is known for building a quality gaming product. Free Chess can be played on older computers as well as brand new ones with ease; adaptation in the programming seems to be one of its popular features.

There are six difficulty levels in Free Chess. Perspectives are limited to two, but the game comes with relaxing classical piano music to simulate the feeling of being in a chess parlour. Free Chess comes available in English, Catalan, Spanish, and Euskera.

Pros

  • Chess game engine
  • Saves statistics
  • Adapts to moves
  • Players report enjoying the game even when they lose
  • High quality graphics utilize DirectX

Cons

  • No drag and drop function to move pieces
  • No twists, side games, alternate rules or 'gimmicks' to add to the experience
  • Only compatible with Windows 7
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