New Game and Undo

I just posted version 2.1.1 of Chess, Checkers, and Reversi for Android at the Android Market that allows starting a new game or undoing the last played human move while the computer is thinking. In the older versions, this could only happen during the human player's turn. The latest releases remove that unnecessary restriction.

As before, keep in mind that each undo takes back only one half-move (ply). This means that each undo effectively switches the side-to-move. Either use "Switch Side" or make your move on the board to start the engine again.

Comments

Fumaras said…
Great work thanks a lot (just add that I see in the French market that some say the new version not work on Dream, I suppose old work but can't say more I have a Hero and work fine on Hero).

PS:
Actualy for me, just missing for Chess a option to add the border like in old version (wood border with column and line number)
Best regards
Me said…
Nice work Aart, thanks for the game.

I have a suggestion regarding usability: When the user does "Switch side", can you also turn the board? This is the intuitive expectation, otherwise each "Switch side" must be accompanied by going into the menu and enabling/disabling "View from white". What do you think?
Aart Bik said…
Thanks for the kind words both of you. As far as I know, the applications work fine on all Android models, but please drop me an email if you encounter specific issues. I am unlikely to put the border back, since I want to use the space efficiently. Rotating the board with human player down when reversing side with the engine is a good idea. I will make this so in the next update.
DimonSB said…
Thanks for the app! Real good!
2 Me
in new version(downloaded today) the board are turned at "Switch Side" correspondingly
2 Aart Bik
A question - do the app use some kind of debut libraries or always calculate variants? For example, playing on level 4 it always uses the same defence variant
1. e2-e4, e7-e5
2. Ng1-f3, Bf8-d6
so, it's not so interesting already after the second party... :(
Unknown said…
Is there any chance you could put in a tactics practice/puzzle like pocket Fritz? Thanks
It would be very nice if you could add Fischer Random Chess as level

Popular posts from this blog

Connecting Chess for Android to a Remote Server

Connecting with the DGT Board

New Features During Thanksgiving Break