Android Game Manuals

It is long overdue, but I finally wrote brief manuals for Chess, Checkers, and Reversi for Android that explain the full menu structure of the games. I plan to add more explanation here over time. Please let me know if you have suggestions.

Comments

Larry Parrish said…
Thank you very much for Chess for Android; It's very nice! One request: can you make the board auto rotate during free play? It's kind of a pain to manually do it every time when playing against another person.
Thank you,
Larry Parrish
Kirk said…
How do you tell the game to castle?
Aart Bik said…
Hi Kirk,
To castle, when allowed, simply move the king two squares to the left or right. You can see an example screen-shot in: http://aartbik.blogspot.com/2009/11/en-passant-and-castling.html
Unknown said…
Love Chess for Android; my favorite chess app. One feature request, could you allow the user to choose a file name and the number of games one is allowed to save- instead of limiting saved games to 8. Maybe unlimited if the user has the game on their SD card. Thank you for such a great UI and chess app! This only feature missing.
Georg Scholz said…
Hello Aart, happy new year, and thanks for Android Chess! Great good-looking visual interface which even looks better than Arena.

I didn't play chess for years and your tiny app brought me back. After some weeks of training I'm finally able to beat it at Level 1 :)

One wish: It would be great if levels could be selected by a fixed calculation depth (half-moves). It seems that my mobile sometimes does a lot of background jobs, and then the chess engine is getting really weak.

Georg Scholz, Vienna/Austria
Andrew Kember said…
I'm enjoying reversi. I'd love to know what the v, d and n numbers are on the right hand side. I assume they relate to the engine, but I couldn't find any mention of them in the manual.
Aart Bik said…
Thanks Andrew. The v denotes the evaluation value from the engine's perspective (with positive values when engine thinks it is ahead, and negative values when it thinks it is behind), the d denotes the depth of the search tree, and n denotes the number of nodes (positions) examined.

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