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Excalibur Touch Chess II (2006)

EXCALIBUR TOUCH CHESS II MODEL 404ET-CS

Congratulation o your purchase of Excalibur Electronics’ Touch Chess! You’ve purchased both you own personal chess trainer and a partner who’s always ready for a game -- and who can improve as you do!

Play this game of strategy and logic anywhere!

      • Play against the computer or a friend!
      • 56 custom levels
      • No loose pieces to loose
      • Set up any position to find the best move!
      • Rates your play!
      • Help mode shows all legal moves for beginners

Excerpts taken from the Excalibur “Touch Chess II” User Manual and Box.

“Excalibur Touch Chess II.  Picture taken from box (back)

“Excalibur Touch Chess II. Picture taken from box (back)

Ron Nelson reported that he spent 9 months developing a new 4 Bit chess program which became the foundation for many future Excalibur models as well as its continued use by Excalibur’s successor EB Electronics. The first 4 Bit Model 375 Excalibur LCD Chess was launched in the year 2000. This program can also be found inside many chess computer models sold by other companies such as Radio Shack.

This 4 Bit program seems to be per Nelson’s comments an even further slimmed down version of the original Nelson H8 program, compressed into this much smaller hardware and trimmed with many of the features of the original stronger H8 program removed in order to squeeze a workable chess program into the lesser ram space available on the 4 Bit hardware. This included removal of many of the more sophisticated chess routines used in stronger chess programs such as Nelson’s Attack Bit Map Tables, much smaller opening books, removal of any pondering routines and excess search routines.

Nelson commented he had a great interest in developing a capable program suitable for any beginning or hobby chess player and thereby finding larger outlets of distribution for the Excalibur chess products. Excalibur Touch Chess II is a very playable and capable chess program ideal for most players was one of the many creations that followed as a result of this nine month period of new program development in 1999.

Excalibur Touch Chess II Model ET404ET-CS was manufactured for Excalibur Electronics in the Shenzen Province of China.

For reading of Nelson comments go to: Hiarcs Forum

Information

Excalibur Touch Chess II (2006)

Excalibur Touch Chess II (2006)

Box

Excalibur Touch Chess II (2006) Box

Touch Screen

Excalibur Touch Chess II (2006) Touch Screen

User Manual

Excalibur Touch Chess II (2006) User Manual

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Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Excalibur Electronics, Inc

Ron Nelson

Year:

5/16/2006

Manufacturer ELO

N/A

Original Price

$19.99

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

404ET-CS

My Serial #:

TC007187

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

SITRONIX ST2064B 65C02S CPU

8 Bit Single Chip

2 MHz

64 KB

2.375 KB

Battery Operated:

2 x AAA (LR03)

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD Dot Matrix

Board Type:

Touch Sensory Electronic Screen

Board Size:

1.5/8” x 1.5/8”

Overall Size:

4” x 4” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sylus + Touch Screen

Sylus + Touch Screen

56

32 Openings

Yes

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 8

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

F030

Tournament Level:

40 T130

Infinite Level:

FinF

Game Information

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