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Commodore 64 Emu Battle Chess  (1988)

You can read about the original BATTLE CHESS here:

Original Commodore 64/128 Battle Chess

Playing Emulator Software can be a little tricky if you have never played the original computer. Here are a few tips to get you started with BATTLE CHESS on an Emulator.

  1. BATTLE CHESS is a 2 disk game. The “AUTO START DISK/TAPE” (function under the “FILE” menu of WinVice) will not work for Disk B  You need to mount Disk B of BATTLE CHESS (when prompted) in WinVice under the “FILE” menu as follows: FILE/ATTACH DISK IMAGE/DRIVE 8. Don’t bother trying to attach the second BATTLE CHESS disk to DRIVE 9 as this will also not work. Whenever prompted by the BATTLE CHESS program to swap disk, attach the correct disk file to DRIVE 8 and press ENTER on your PC. If you follow the above instruction you will have no problems in loading the game.
  2. The program stops on the Loading Screen. You can tell it has stopped when the red loading light changes to black. At this point, press the SPACE BAR on your PC and the game will continue loading. (This also applies for any software loaders that you might encounter on any Emulator Software. Just keeping pressing the SPACE BAR !!
  3. On the first OPTION SCREEN, press 2 on your keyboard to play BATTLE CHESS.
  4. Unless you have a Joystick that you can configure in WinVice, you will have to become familiar with the locations of the original Commodore keys on your PC. Just study the key layout of a Commodore and imagine where these keys are on your PC Keyboard. The usual QWERTY keys are mostly the same, but there are differences. ie. the CONTROL key on a Commodore will probably be the TAB key on your PC. In BATTLE CHESS fortunately you just have to use 4 keys (for directions) and the ENTER key to input your move. I = UP K = DOWN, J = LEFT and L = RIGHT.
  5. The pop-down OPTION MENUS are hidden in BATTLE CHESS at the top of the Game Screen. In order to reach them, just direct the darkened chess square pointer past the top of the chess board and the OPTION MENU will show. Once your pointer is in the OPTION MENU you can direct where you want to go with the direction keys as explained under number 4.

BATTLE CHESS is easy to use. You just need to spend a two or three minutes to familiarize yourself with the controls.

Information

Commodore 64 Emulator - Battle Chess (1988)

Technical Specifications

Commodore 64 Emulator -  Battle Chess  (1988) Loading Screen

Manufacturer

Programmer

Interplay

Michael Quarles/J. Partel/T. Worrel

Year:

1988

File Type:

D64

Download:

C64 Battle Chess

Language:

6502 Assembly

File Size:

171 KB + 171 KB

Media:

C64 Emulator

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6502

8 Bit

1.023 MHz (NTSC)

20 KB

64 KB

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Key/Joystick

Key/Joystick

9

30,000

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Yes

Yes / No

No / No

Active Level:

Level 2

Tournament Level:

Level 4

Infinite Level:9

Level 9

Game Information

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

50

22

9

19

53.00

1272

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Option Screen to Play a Game or Make a Backup Copy

Game and Level Settings are Hidden on Top of Screen

Commodore 64 Emulator -  Battle Chess  (1988) Option Screen to Play a Game or Make a Backup Copy

Commodore 64 Emulator -  Battle Chess  (1988) Game and Level Settings are Hidden on Top of Screen

3D Chess Board and Computer “Is Thinking” Icon

Regular Chess Board (easier to use for serious play)

Commodore 64 Emulator -  Battle Chess  (1988) 3D Chess Board and Computer “Is Thinking” Icon

Commodore 64 Emulator -  Battle Chess  (1988) Regular Chess Board (easier to use for serious play)

The Spacious-Mind Active game results (shown above) are from games played with either an original Commodore 64 or 128 and original software. The Emulator will play exactly the same as the original software.

Chess Game Examples

The game example below originates from the C64 Open Championship and was played with a real Commodore 64 or 128 and original Battle Chess software, however the Emulator Software will play exactly as the original game.

 
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