Chess Titans bug

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by DiamondGazer, Jun 17, 2007.

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    DiamondGazer Guest


    For starters, if this is in the wrong place or it would be better suited
    somewhere else, I apoligize profusely.

    Chess Titans has been working fine for me for the two weeks that I've owned
    Vista, but as I was playing a round of the game, an enemy pawn made an
    illegal move.

    What happened is I moved my pawn from G7 to G5, and there was an enemy pawn
    at H5. Then on the CPU's turn, it captures that pawn that was on G5 by moving
    to G6. At first I thought it could have been my not watching very closely and
    clicking G6 with my pawn instead of G5--but I undid that move and tried
    again. The computer shows my pawn on G5, and then when it moved--that G5 pawn
    was captured and the enemy was on G6.

    I've been looking around Microsoft's website in search of a patch or
    something, but I haven't been able to find anything.

    Any and all help would be appreciated.
    DiamondGazer, Jun 17, 2007
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    Kurt Herman Guest

    En Passant?

    Look it up.

    Kurt Herman, Jun 17, 2007
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    Neil Guest

    That's not a bug it's the rules of the game.

    Neil, Jun 17, 2007
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    Andy Guest

    Chess, greatest game ever, just when you think you completely understand
    it... ya learn something new.

    Come on peeps this is the second gameplay bug post in the same week! Does
    anyone honestly think there's any chess program out there that would allow
    illegal moves? I mean come on... it's Chess. I made a chess program in
    PASCAL back in college using opensource code and it worked great, no cpu,
    but I was just learning. :)


    p.s. if Chess Titans isn't doing it for ya there are a ton of chess games,
    just Google something like "Chess PC Software". Might want to add in +Vista
    because most programs I came across didn't have Vista listed. You can get
    Chessmaster 9000 downloaded for like $10 from the Ubisoft store.
    Andy, Jun 19, 2007
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    adam12 Guest

    maybe I missed something but I thought the rules of the game state that a
    pawn can only capture a piece that is diagonal not when it is beside it.
    SO does anyone know how to deal with this
    adam12, Aug 29, 2007
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    adam Guest

    I did look it up and I stand corrected. I just not call up the man who tought
    me how to play and ask why I have never heard of this before.
    adam, Aug 29, 2007
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    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    The move is called "En passant". En passant capture is a special type of
    move, with which pawns can take other pawns, under specific rules. It goes
    as follows:

    1. A player moves his pawn two squares, from his second row to his fourth
    2. There is a pawn of the opponent that can capture at the squares that
    is passed over by the pawn.
    3. In that case, this pawn of the opponent has the right to capture en
    passant in the directly following move.
    4. To capture en passant, the opponents pawn goes to the square passed
    over by the pawn (i.e., the square on the third row), thus moving diagonally
    forwards. The captured pawn is taken from the board.

    In otherwords, if 2 pawns line up side by side, on the NEXT move your
    opponent has the option to move behind your pawn and your pawn bites the big
    one. Not to mention your opponents pawn has a nice line of sight with your
    back lines.

    Damn dude, Chess has been around for centuries, if "Big Blue" couldn't mess
    it up, what makes you think todays computing powerhouses will? It's CHESS,
    if a computer makes a cool move that you've never seen before, assume it's a
    valid move. Note that this quote from says, "under
    specific rules", you might see if there's an option in Chess Titans to turn
    off En passant.

    Andy [YaYa], Aug 29, 2007
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    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Geez that last paragraph was a little harsh, sorry dude, working on 4 hours
    of sleep today. Was a little cranky this morning.
    Andy [YaYa], Aug 29, 2007
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    steph22 Guest

    I was about to ask the same question, and just learned about " e
    passant " boy ,do I feel stupid.....:
    steph22, Jan 8, 2010
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