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Author Topic: NANY 2017: Auceps - A small and friendly chess-like game  (Read 2048 times)

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NANY 2017: Auceps - A small and friendly chess-like game
« on: December 31, 2016, 03:36 AM »
NANY 2017 Entry Information

Application Name Auceps
Version 2006-12-31
Short Description A small and friendly chess-like game
Supported OSes Targets Chrome/Chromium-base web browsers - tested on Chromium
Web Page This One
Download Attached to this post
System RequirementsDesktop Web Browser
Version History2016-12-31 Initial release

Description
A mini chess-like game based heavily on "Let's Catch the Lion", itself a scaled-down version of a chess game from the orient.

Features
A friendly and chatty, but slow AI
A bit awkward undo/redo
A help dialog
An about dialog
Operates completely off-line, should not use the network at all

Screenshot
auceps-screenshot.pngNANY 2017: Auceps - A small and friendly chess-like game

Usage
Installation
Unzip the zip file.

Using the Application
Open the index.html file (contained in the unzipped folder) in a web browser.
Click passed the opening screen.
Click on the help button for some tips or start playing by selecting a piece to move and a destination for the piece.

Uninstallation
Delete the unzipped folder.

Tips
Click on the help button for some tips.

Known Issues
The AI is a bit slow.
It seems to work on Chrome/Chromium for Android, but there the speed of the AI borders on intolerable.

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« Last Edit: January 06, 2017, 07:15 PM by aomewe »

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Re: NANY 2017: Auceps - A small and friendly chess-like game
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 04:04 AM »
Very cool!

I'm having fun figuring out the rules as I play.

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Re: NANY 2017: Auceps - A small and friendly chess-like game
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 04:49 PM »
Thanks for trying it out.

On a separate note, have added a screenshot.

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Re: NANY 2017: Auceps - A small and friendly chess-like game
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 11:24 AM »
Supported OSes   Targets web browsers - tested on Chromium

Doesnt work on Firefox based browsers (here)
Will try later with Chromium/Chrome
Tom

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Re: NANY 2017: Auceps - A small and friendly chess-like game
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 07:10 PM »
FWIW, it seems to start up and one can play here on some recent versions of Firefox as well as Palemoon, though this is on some *NIX box.

During testing I noticed some not-so-nice timing issues on non-Chrome-based browsers so even if it were to work somewhat, the play might be awkward.  I didn't reflect this in the description appropriately, clearly erroneous.  Will update the info.

Thanks for trying and the feedback!