Not logged inRybka Chess Community Forum
Up Topic Rybka Support & Discussion / Aquarium / Please look at this "2.5-D" board
- - By mongrel [us] Date 2007-08-20 01:59
I prefer 2-D, but I understand this author's description of a certain alienation from a real board, after looking at 2-D so long and hard. I've experienced this. Haven't you?
With the condition that the piece sizes should be adjustable, I think this link shows an outstanding compromise:

http://www.msbsoftware.it/delfi/delfigui.htm
Parent - By Felix Kling (Gold) [de] Date 2007-08-20 10:59
No serious chess player will prefer this I guess. A 2D bord is just much better for analysis.
Parent - - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) [us] Date 2007-08-20 11:49
I really like this as an idea for actually playing long games against the program instead of using a real board on the side and inputting the moves via the computer--this is quite realistic.  However, it's kind of tedious for analysis since the mouse still isn't as accurate as the hand...
Parent - - By richbell (**) [in] Date 2007-11-03 07:49
This one i feel is much better, for long games.

http://freechess.50webs.com/jose.jpg
Parent - - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) [us] Date 2007-11-03 14:35
Oh, no, not a

403 Forbidden!!

You must supply a local referer to get URL '/jose.jpg' from this server.

Thus, I can't see anything...
Parent - - By richbell (**) [in] Date 2007-11-03 15:44
I don't know turbo, it still works for me.
Parent - By Felix Kling (Gold) [de] Date 2007-11-03 18:54
it also works for me.
Parent - - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2007-11-03 19:03
Copy the URL to the address bar in the browser instead of clicking on it in the post.
Parent - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) [us] Date 2007-11-03 21:57
Thank you; yes, this ended up working for me.

The three-dimensional board problem is quite an interesting one, and I think that some combination of this last one, which I think "over-evaluates" the perspective (thus making it seem like a board that is a meter wide and situated a meter from the user), though not as bad as typical three-dimensional boards such as on Fritz and Chessmaster, and also overdoes the reflections (though I'm sure these will be user-controlled), with the first one, which (intentionally) under-exaggerates the perspective, but keeps everything else nice, would be ideal.  Anyway, these are definitely steps in the right direction--I feel that I could actually play a chess game with both of these boards without needing to set up my own board on the side.
Up Topic Rybka Support & Discussion / Aquarium / Please look at this "2.5-D" board

Powered by mwForum 2.27.4 © 1999-2012 Markus Wichitill