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Black Wolf, an open source chess gui - play on FICS!
« on: August 11, 2013, 06:27:56 am »
Black Wolf is an open source cross platform chess gui to play on the Free Internet Chess Server



Source at: https://github.com/Kojirion/blackWolf

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Re: Black Wolf - a cross-platform chess gui v0.1
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 08:35:53 am »
Extremely beautiful, really looks like something I would play!

Word of advice tho, most projects using sfgui aren't customizing the UI and they start to all look the same, which feeds up a little and takes away some wow factor, still, good job ;D

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Re: Black Wolf - a cross-platform chess gui v0.1
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 03:32:08 pm »
Nice GUI skin/theme.

What GUI you are using and what theme/skin ?

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Re: Black Wolf - a cross-platform chess gui v0.1
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 03:39:13 pm »
What GUI you are using and what theme/skin ?
Reading all the details is tricky, isn't it? ::)

Created using SFGUI.
SFGUI like in SFGUI

Word of advice tho, most projects using sfgui aren't customizing the UI and they start to all look the same, which feeds up a little and takes away some wow factor, still, good job ;D
Meaning he isn't using any customization = default look
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Re: Black Wolf - a cross-platform chess gui v0.1
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 03:41:12 pm »
I DONT READ IT. WHERE IS IT?

What GUI you are using and what theme/skin ?
Reading all the details is tricky, isn't it? ::)

Created using SFGUI.
SFGUI like in SFGUI

Word of advice tho, most projects using sfgui aren't customizing the UI and they start to all look the same, which feeds up a little and takes away some wow factor, still, good job ;D
Meaning he isn't using any customization = default look

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Re: Black Wolf - a cross-platform chess gui v0.2
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 05:24:52 pm »
It was indeed made using the library SFGUI, no customization. The board and piece art are courtesy of Peter Wong.

Word of advice tho, most projects using sfgui aren't customizing the UI and they start to all look the same, which feeds up a little and takes away some wow factor

True! Choice of board and piece art has now been added and customizing the look of the widgets is certainly in the plans.

Meanwhile though, it can be depressing to play blitz against a strong engine so the more immediate plans are:

-offer the ability to tweak engine options as well as longer time controls
-make the gui usable as a client to play online

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Re: Black Wolf - an open source chess gui v0.2
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2013, 05:56:10 pm »
In the latest version, engine play is disabled. Instead, it will automatically attempt to connect to the server. Switch to the server tab:



The new game button is currently disabled and seeks must be issued manually. The quickest way to get a game is to issue the getgame command.

 

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