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Commodore 64/128 Falken Schach (1989)
“FALKEN SOFTWARE” Original Publisher Logo

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DAS KOMPLETTE SCHACH-PROGRAMM

"Das komplette Schach-programm" was developed with the intention of taking chess programming into a new direction. It is designed not only for the beginner, who would like to play against an appropriate chess partner, but also for the hobby player, who wants to systematically increase his play strength and become acquainted with the reasons behind the play. Also, the advanced amateur, who would like to sharpen his training on combinations, finds an instructor, with an ideal game interference with many options in the open structure of the program.

In the "Spielen" (Play) section, heavy emphasis is made on opening variations that can be practiced, by allowing the player to study the opening library that is available on the disk. In the program section " Trainieren" (Training) short lessons are available to the user, as well as stored diagram test positions all created to increase your chess knowledge, in all three stages of the game -- Opening, middle and endgame.

The program plays strictly according to the international chess rules, possesses a problem solving function, which solves up to mate-in-nine chess problems. A “Save Game” is also available and the program recognizes and names the twenty most important chess openings.

The handbook is arranged into three chapters. Chapter A introduces the beginner to the rules of chess. Chapter B describes how the program is started, and chapter C describes the contents and menu options of the program. The key assignment chart at the end of the chapter " Spielmodus" and " Editor" provide a fast guide to all the different functions of the game.

Excerpts taken from “Falken Software DAS KOMPLETTE SCHACH-PROGRAMM” User Manual (translated by Spacious-Mind)

“Das komplette Schach-Program” had the fastest mate solving routine (mate in ‘n’ moves) as well as the first user programable opening functionality.

Picture taken from “Falken-Software DAS KOMPLETTE SCHACH-PROGRAMM Box (back)

Picture taken from “Falken-Software DAS KOMPLETTE SCHACH-PROGRAMM Box (back)

Information

Commodore 64/128 Falken Schach (1989)

Commodore 64/128 Falken Schach (1989)

Box (front)

Commodore 64/128 Falken Schach (1989) Box (front)

5.1/4” Floppy Disk

Commodore 64/128 Falken Schach (1989) 5.1/4” Floppy Disk

User Manual

Commodore 64/128 Falken Schach (1989) User Manual

First Ever Openings Self Programing Functionality!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Falken Verlag - Falken Software

Unknown

Year:

1989

Manufacturer ELO

? ELO

Original Price:

?

Language:

6502 Assembly

Code/Data Size:

-

Media:

5.1/4” Floppy

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6510

8 Bit

1.023 MHz (NTSC)

20 KB

64 KB

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Key/Joystick

Key/Joystick

9 Levels

> 20 Major Openings

Complete Game

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game / Ponder

Hint/ Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

4 (40 seconds)

Tournament Level:

6 (3 minutes)

Infinite Level:

9 (1 Hour)

Game Information

The Spacious Mind

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

38

4

13

21

27.63

1419

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Game Screenshots

Commodore 64/128 Falken Schach (1989) Loading Screen

Commodore 64/128 Falken Schach (1989) Chess Board

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