The Spacious Mind
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Commodore Colossus Chess X (1989)
“CDS Software Ltd” Original Publisher  Logo

“CDS Software Ltd” Original Publisher Logo

“EDOS” logo Colossus Chess X was later re-released by EDOS.

“EDOS” logo Colossus Chess X was later re-released by EDOS.

COLOSSUS is the best chess playing software program available for home computers, according to scores of independent reviews and test games.

Written by Martin P. Bryant, a specialist chess programmer of over twelve years experience. It uses all the very latest techniques to maintain its lead over all other programs and has defeated a wide range of them in test games.

COLOSSUS has the widest range of features and options, including many which are both unique and innovative. This version features the ability to learn new lines of play in order to improve its current play in the light of its playing experience to date. This means as you play more games COLOSSUS will become a finer, tougher opponent. COLOSSUS CHESS X is the first and only program currently available which can learn in its way.

COLOSSUS understands all the rules of chess including, underpromotion, the fifty move rule and draws by repetition. It can also handle all the standard mates including the very difficult King, Bishop and Knight versus King.

      • Infinite Playing Levels
      • Back-step Option
      • Quality Music & Speech
      • Change game view by tilting/rotating board
      • Program actually learns from playing experience
      • Opening book of 11,000 moves fully modifiable
      • Stunning Graphics & 2D/3D Board View
      • Four Chess Sets

Excerpts taken from “Commodore Amiga Colossus Chess X” User Manual & Box (back).

FOR ADDITIONAL READING GO TO “ATARI ST COLOSSUS CHESS X

Amiga Colossus Chess X - 3 Dimensional Chess Board View Amiga Colossus Chess X - 3 Dimensional Chess Board View Amiga Colossus Chess X - 3 Dimensional Chess Board View

Different 3-dimensional Chess Board Views - pictures taken from the back of “COLOSSUS CHESS X” User Manual

Information

Commodore Colossus Chess X (1989)

Commodore Colossus Chess X (1989)

Box (front)

Commodore Colossus Chess X (1989) Box (front)

3.1/2” Floppy Disk

Commodore Colossus Chess X (1989) 3.1/2” Floppy Disk

Box (back)

Commodore Colossus Chess X (1989) Box (back)

Program actually learns from playing experience!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

CDS Software Ltd.

Martin P. Bryant

Year:

1989

Manufacturer ELO

2200 USCF

Original Price:

?

Language:

68000 Machine Code

Code/Data Size:

110K/226K

Media:

3.1/2 Disk

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

MOTOROLA MC68000

16 Bit

7.15909 MHz (NTSC)

KICKSTART 1.3 - 256 KB

512 KB + 512 KB EXP.

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Mouse

Mouse

Unlimited 6 Level Modes

>11,000 Records

Complete Game

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

12 Ply

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

Mode 2

Tournament Level:

Mode 1

Infinite Level:

Mode 5

Game Information

The Spacious Mind

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

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ELO

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ELO

2

0

1

1

25.00

1800

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Game Screenshots

Commodore Colossus Chess X (1989)  Game Screenshot

Commodore Colossus Chess X (1989)  Game Chessboard close up

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