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    What great games are you playing at the moment...

    Ok... mine at this exact moment, would have to be supertux... if you hate this game... i dont like you... man, this game is addictive... wow.... wooot... its frickin awsome...
    i like compleated it 3 times, even the bonus levels... but its still good...

    so, what games are you hooked into at the moment... i would love to stay and chat more, but i have to compleate supertux another time...

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    Currently...

    Significant Other and I, have been tackling Blob-Wars Episode 1 - she has gotten through all levels, and all three difficulties - I've only done the Normal and Easy...

    We both enjoy playing "Crack-Attack" - either solo, or, as a networked turnament of the best-of three games...

    I have tackled Pingus, and have "almost" completed the levels, I've just got the Significant Other interested in this game as well...

    She also, as do I, enjoy SuperTux - though she has completed more levels than I have, I completed the "main" levels before her... She has not only caught up to me, but passed me in the "bonus" levels now.

    Ms. Cuddles

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    ok... i am now playing battle field 2 (fricking cool)... and i have started playing counter strike again... fun days... i like killed someone the other day... I AM GETTING BETTER!!! (killed them in the game, not in life)

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    Chess Game on Linux

    Dear Friends,
    I am looking for a good Chess game. Do you know any???
    Any suggestion will be appreciated

    Thanks and best regards,
    Mike Kranidis

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    Re: Chess Game on Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by mikekgr
    Dear Friends,
    I am looking for a good Chess game. Do you know any???
    Any suggestion will be appreciated

    Thanks and best regards,
    Mike Kranidis
    When in doubt, use apt-cache search [something]

    Like this:
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    root@neo:~# apt-cache search chess
    3dchess - 3D chess for X11
    cgoban - complete Go board
    cl-cil - Chess In Lisp. A chess library in Common Lisp
    eboard - A graphical chessboard program
    eboard-extras-pack1 - Piece sets and sounds for use with the eboard chess interface.
    emacs-chess - a client and library for playing Chess from Emacs
    emacs-chess-pieces - XPM images of chess pieces for emacs-chess
    gnome-chess - GNOME Chess
    gnuchess - Plays a game of chess, either against the user or against itself
    gnuchess-book - Opening book for gnuchess
    gnugo - play the game of Go
    gnushogi - A program to play shogi, the Japanese version of chess
    gtkboard - many board games in one program
    knights - A chess interface for the K Desktop Environment
    pgn-extract - Portable Game Notation (PGN) extractor
    phalanx - Chess playing program
    qgo - Go client and full featured SGF editor
    robotour - Control mobile robots in this programmer's game
    scid - chess database
    sjeng - A chess program that plays many variants
    tex-chess - Chess fonts for TeX/LaTeX
    tex-skak - Chess fonts for TeX/LaTeX
    xarchon - An X11 version of the game Archon
    xboard - An X Window System Chess Board
    xshogi - An X Window System Japanese Chess (Shogi) Board
    crafty-books-medium - Medium-size opening books for crafty chess engine.
    crafty-books-medtosmall - Medium-to-small size opening books for crafty chess engine.
    crafty-books-small - Small-size opening books for crafty chess engine.
    root@neo:~#
    Hope this helps,
    Ms. Cuddles

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    Dear Mr. Cuddles,
    thanks a lot for your answer.
    The true question is what chess (from the available for debian) is the best.
    Any answer on this?

    Best Regards,
    Mike Kranidis

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    hey mikekgr... quickly edit you post...

    its *cough* MS. CUDDLES... *cough cough*... i didnt tell you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekgr
    Dear Mr. Cuddles,
    thanks a lot for your answer.
    The true question is what chess (from the available for debian) is the best.
    Any answer on this?

    Best Regards,
    Mike Kranidis
    Good question,

    I can't say, myself, I can't seem to get xboard to work, it shows up in the menu, but, doing a apt-cache policy on it, shows it isn't installed (funny)...

    If I was going to guess at something, I would say, crafty sounds good, it has the most "openning move books" for it... My theory is, if someone has created three openning moves for a chess game program, it must have some kind of a "following" of it, or that more than a few people have used it...

    Appears that "crafty" is not available, or found, with my repositories, those being for AMD64... Out of the others, eboard and gnuchess, both of these have "openning book moves" - from the details in apt-cache show, it appears that eboard is good for internet competition / human on the same computer, whereas gnuchess is suggested for playing against another computer. 3DChess sounds interesting, but, eboard allows for multiple boards, themes, and can be resized.

    For me, I would install the gnuchess, since I cant find the "crafty" package, if that doesnt work for me, Its not that hard to do a apt-cache remove and try another one.

    Someone ( ) here, once said, they were a serious chess player... maybe they will chime in...

    Ms. Cuddles

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    Dear Mr. Cuddles
    thanks for your suggestions. I will try some of them.

    Best Regards,
    Mike Kranidis

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekgr
    Dear Mr. Cuddles
    thanks for your suggestions. I will try some of them.

    Best Regards,
    Mike Kranidis
    As mentioned before, thats Ms. - as in Miss, Cuddles... FYI...

    Also, I had a chance to load / install some of the chess games that I mentioned in my earlier post... In particular; gnuchess, xboard, eboard, and 3dchess...

    eboard looks impressive, but, I failed to get any of my installed engines to work with it - gnuchess - syslog displays a massive dump of segfaults - and the programs just "goes away".

    3DChess - though looks good, is quite confusing... I think its like playing three layers of a chess game - like Spock plays in Star Trek - I cant figure it out.

    Of the three, xboard works, looks ok - plays like a regular chess game should, has ability to play computer against computer, human to computer, or human to human, etc... Not the most elaborate on looks, but works, kind of thing...

    as for GNU Chess - it appears this is only an "engine", not GUI or board attached, when you run it, you get "White Move (1) " prompts - so, I think this is run in the "background" of some "front end" GUI chess games ( dont quote me, this is only conjecture here )

    I'd say, unless anyone else chimes in, go with XBoard.

    Hope this helps,
    Ms. Cuddles

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