Game History - Blitz Draughts - 1992
Welcome to BLITZ DRAUGHTS, the worlds strongest shareware draughts
program! Please note that shareware is * NOT * free software - if
you use it, you are obliged to pay for it. You can become a legitimate
registered user by purchasing any our program-packs - details will be
given when you run BLITZ.
You will need to be a very good player to beat BLITZ, even on a very
low level of play. Remember that the F5 key enables two-player/set-up
mode, so you can enter the moves of a game to set up a position, or
use the computer as a display for two human players. Note that you can
also change the X-Y size of the board - have fun with checkers on
a 5x7 board! BLITZ is the ONLY program able to do this.
Note that black pieces really come out BROWN - if they were black,
they would be invisible! I found this to be the most pleasing
combination. You can select CGA mode for true white/black pieces.
Hercules graphics users should be able to run BLITZ under SIMCGA.
If you are using a mouse, make sure MOUSE.EXE is installed - this
is standard for any mouse-program.
BLITZ has all the features that you would expect from a commercial
chess program, ie. fast ALPHA-BETA tree search, opening book (for the
8 by 8 game), and much more. The response time is used as a GAME-
AVERAGE - sometimes the computer takes longer, but in the long run
it is accurate. The total time taken is given as #Sec, and total moves
as #Mov, at the top right of the screen. The CORNER-MODE inverts all
black squares for grey and visa versa - this is most effective on
odd-sized board shapes. When BLITZ returns a score of +/-30000, a
win/loss is in sight, and the compter is playing perfectly!
If you like SHAREWARE-BLITZ, please buy the full version, on GAMES-
-PACK-1, which has extra Strength Levels, position Edit, Game Replay/
Load/Save/Backtrack and more. It also plays a MUCH stronger, faster game
- indeed tests show that it outplays ALL other commercial draughts
programs at this time.
Game created by PC Solutions in 1992
File Download - Blitz-Draughts-1992.zip