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#1

MineMaarten
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:46 PM

Hello!

This is chess in Minecraft! And this chess isn't just the ordinary chess, this is MineChess! It's like the Harry Potter style of chess. The pieces live, and 'capturing' a piece is more violent than the capturing you're used to with chess.

This mod includes special moves like pawn promotion, castling and 'En Passant'. It also includes AI!
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When you select a piece by right clicking it you can view the possible moves of this piece (can be disabled in the config) :
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Video's / Mod Spotlights:
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Download version 1.3.8 for Minecraft 1.7.2
For older versions click here.


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Future Plans:
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Special thanks to:
-Pate, for creating ChessMate, which I've used to create the AI (allowed by the copyright). His github can be found here.
-Pahimar, for being open source with Equivalent Exchange 3. He showed me how to do in world rendering (used in the possible piece movement viewer).
-Xander van den Arend, for modelling the pawn.
-DancingPeral for the Spanish translation.
-crafteverywhere for the Simplified Chinese translation.

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Source:
The source of the mod can be found on my GitHub.

I hope you like this mod. Please comment if you like, for suggestions, bug reports, whatever you want.

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For information about the mods I've developped, visit my website: www.minemaarten.com

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#2

YinTaiYang

Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:45 AM

Pretty cool.

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#3

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:48 AM

made a video of the mod! hope you like it Posted Image



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#4

Bazillau

Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

I like how the chess pieces look! Good job

#5

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:09 AM

How nice!
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#6

Bazillau

Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

Hmmm got the idea from Direwolf20 I amuse? LOL

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#8

MineMaarten
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:44 PM

Cool comments, tnx!

@Bazillau: I found a bug by watching your video Posted Image. The King shouldn't be able to move to E4 at 4.08. White was able to take the King the next move with a pawn. The algorithm should prevent you from moving the King. But I think you already knew that was an invalid move, I'm certain, *uche uche* xD. Cool vid anyway.

@buss1000: Haha, kind of, although I already started the mod before Direwolf begun his MineCheckers build, to be honest Posted Image. (I really did, I would say if I didn't).
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#9

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:35 PM

Oh this is pretty unique. Nice job op.

#10

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

Cool mod, reminds me of the chesscraft mod, but this one has 3D models, awesome!

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:14 PM

Excellent mod!
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#12

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:36 PM

Thanks for the comments again!

I've released version 1.1.0. The biggest update is the SMP compatibility! woohoo!Posted Image Further updates are:

-Bugfix: Knights (visually) stuck in the ground upon chessboard generation.
-Bugfix: The King captures pieces that are covered (King moves itself in check).
-Added player oriented chessboard generation, along with a previewing renderer of the chessboard.
-Added a surrender option. shift right-clicking your King twice will let you surrender to the other color.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:53 PM

well its a cool mod and the textures but honestly I rather..... FRICKEN PLAY THIS! HECK YEAH, NOW I CAN BE HARRY POTER!

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#14

MineMaarten
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

Hey,

I released version 1.2.0. This version adds world generated puzzles, with rewards and punishment. Other additions are found in the changelog. Screenshot of a puzzle that can be found:
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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:03 PM

I love it! Genious.
Really gives a different perspective on Chess, it's obvious lots of effort has gon into it.
However, I crashed when i won a game, this is the only problem i have run into so far.
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#16

MineMaarten
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:46 AM

Hey Mr_boness,

Thank for the compliments. About the crash, could you tell me more about the situation (was it when you'd won a normal chess game, or when you'd completed a puzzle), and could you post the crash report maybe (you can find crash reports in your ".minecraft/crash reports" folder)? Thanks in advance!

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:58 AM

Can you make dundgeons of these?

#18

MineMaarten
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

You mean world generated chess boards? I just did that ;). Look three posts above yours.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:17 AM

can you make it so in single player after you spawn a chessboard you can choose a color and fight the computer?
also if the prize for winning also damaged the loser (if he takes it) along with being repelled, it would be nice
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#20

MineMaarten
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:56 PM

I already had an AI in the planning, and I kinda did start with this. However, I've come to the conclusion this is probably not feasible unfortunately. With normal Chess AI, it's totally not a problem if it takes a computer 20 seconds to move a piece. However, I think the server side of Minecraft will lag for these 20 seconds when this mod calculates a move in-game. This is a problem.

Maybe I later can focus on making an AI that's very easy to beat (and therefore move calculations can be done in split-second).
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