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Chesslin by Red Sector Inc. [web]
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release date : april 2016
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This article was published in 2600 Magazine "The Hacker Quarterly" Spring 2016
Buy a copy : https://store.2600.com/collections/2010-2015/products/spring-2016
Instructions and article are included in the download archive.
this is not chess.
added on the 2016-04-09 23:38:32 by Preacher Preacher
what preacher said!
sucks added on the 2016-04-10 00:19:15 by post malone post malone
I hesitated if I should comment this at all. In the end I respect you and your (obvious) coding skills, but size for the price of literally everything makes no sense to me.

"This is a sizecoding exercise to code a playable chess engine in 256 bytes."
reading more of the article (how to play) tells me personally that it is not playable at all. Here it really isn't because it does not run on my xp sp3 machine. So a video would be nice.

The code might be good (I really don't know, I got the dumbs) but as a game it's nothing. Sorry.
sucks added on the 2016-04-10 18:21:28 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
does not work under both windows xp\98 and plain dos\dosbox. baudsurfer = huesos
sucks added on the 2016-04-10 18:55:18 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
Pointless exercise and fake RSI release as usual.
sucks added on the 2016-04-10 19:56:03 by StingRay StingRay
Underlines the point at which it'd probably be good to realize the size doesn't anymore justify the compromises. Good demonstration of the fact that a reasonable implementation chess probably can't be done into 256 bytes.
sucks added on the 2016-04-11 01:03:35 by noby noby
what if we met people?
added on the 2016-04-11 01:12:16 by Optimus Optimus
and I see immediately that it can be smaller by at least 3 bytes, but what's the point.
sucks added on the 2016-04-12 00:53:57 by qkumba qkumba
maybe the real chess was the friends we met along the way
sucks added on the 2016-04-12 04:18:58 by ferris ferris
I hope you won't complain again next year when this will not be nominated in the best interactive Meteoriks award.
sucks added on the 2016-04-13 02:13:14 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
sucks added on the 2016-04-14 08:50:08 by Kylearan Kylearan
The idea to make a chess game in 256 bytes is good. It is an interesting challenge, and the code shows that the author is skilled in size optimizing. This deserves a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2016-04-15 12:27:22 by Adok Adok
I bet it could be done in 64 bytes if you removed everything except pawns.
added on the 2016-04-15 14:17:35 by Preacher Preacher
What noby said.
added on the 2016-04-15 21:36:11 by p01 p01
sucks added on the 2016-04-17 14:51:42 by SiR SiR
The sourcecode and accompanying article about Chesslin was also released in Phrack magazine just this week in LineNoise section of Volume 0x0f, Issue 0x45, Phile #0x04 of 0x10
It is a good way to bind anew and ping old phreakers :)
amazing coding skills!
rulez added on the 2016-05-16 19:30:40 by lvd lvd
Thumb up for the comments section!
rulez added on the 2016-09-09 23:58:02 by Pirx Pirx
It doesn't play by the rules of chess, so it's not chess.
sucks added on the 2016-11-17 13:52:36 by cngsoft cngsoft
rock'n'roll, a demo on youtube would have been welcome :)
rulez added on the 2016-12-10 11:35:25 by p0ke p0ke
sucks added on the 2017-07-14 14:25:12 by Flashira Flashira

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