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Mephisto Magellan (1998)
Picture shows Mephisto Magellan program module 16 Key controls.

Picture shows Mephisto Magellan program module 16 Key controls. 

Congratulations on your purchase of this new and exciting Chess Module! If your current computer has been a great opponent and partner up to now, wait until you discover the difference this extraordinary model module makes! Once you turn the module on, its strong chess program takes over, backed by a powerful 32-bit RISC processor. The module includes a number of features armed specifically at beginners. It’s perfect for everyone, and we guarantee that your chess game will never be the same.

For the MAGELLAN Module, the incorporation of built-in hash tables (512K) offers the ultimate in mid- and endgame performance with Swedish ELO rating of around 2280!

Excerpts taken from the “Mephisto Magellan” User Manual.

The program software was written by Frans Morsch and based on its tactical style of play is probably Fritz 3 or a modified version. The playing strength is approximately ELO 2450 USCF.

“Mephisto Magellan” chess modules playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Auto-Sensory Board.

“Mephisto Magellan” chess modules playing inside a Mephisto Muenchen Auto-Sensory Board.

Mephisto Magellan Module board compatibility

Board Name

Board Type

Compatible

Bavaria

Hardwood table top

no

Exclusive

Hardwood table top

yes

Mirage

Plastic table top

no

Mobil with built-in Display

Plastic travel

no

Mobil no Display

Plastic travel

no

Modular

Metal/Plastic table top

yes

Muenchen

Hardwood table top

yes

Information

Mephisto Magellan (1998)

Technical Specifications

Mephisto Magellan (1998)

Manufacturer

Programmer

Hegener + Glaser

Frans Morsch

Year:

1998

Manufacturer ELO

?

Original Price

$895.00

Wiki ELO:

2244

Model #:

-

My Serial #:

M0292772

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

SH7034

32 Bit

20 Mhz

64 KB

4 KB + 512 KB HASH

Battery Operated:

N/A

Adapter Option:

9V DC 300 mA

Display Type:

16/32 Bit 7 digit 5 pos. LCD Display

Board Type:

Requires Mephisto Modular Series

Board Size:

N/A

Overall Size:

3.3/4” x 7.5/8” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Auto Sensory

Push Buttons

64

50,000 Half Moves (Ply)

Complete Game

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 16

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

A8

Tournament Level:

C5

Infinite Level:

E8

6. Generation Module

LCD Close Up

User Manual

Game Information

Mephisto Magellan (1998) 6. Generation Module

Mephisto Magellan (1998) LCD Close Up

Mephisto Magellan (1998) User Manual

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

469

173

140

156

51.8

2236

21

10

5

6

59.52

2237

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

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

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

#

W

D

L

%

ELO

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

16 Key Game Module with 32 Bit RISC Processor inside

6. Generation LCD Display Module

Mephisto Magellan (1998) 16 Key Game Module with 32 Bit RISC Processor inside

Mephisto Magellan (1998) 6. Generation LCD Display Module

Top View of Mephisto Magellan inside Modular Chess Board

Mephisto Magellan (1998) Top View of Mephisto Magellan inside Modular Chess Board

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