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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Psion Chess - Atari ST [046] PlayThru

Here is another Chess game for the Atari ST; this game is Psion Chess.  And since I still suck at chess, I used an online site to calculate moves against the computer. Otherwise the game would have been lost fast!

This chess game was commercial, but now is freeware.  The interface is pretty simple. It appears the developers mainly focused on getting the gamplay down.

For those in the 'know', the ST version achieved a 1960 Elo rating. This rating is higher than the Mac version, which only achieved a 1793.

I hope to potentially do a chess 'versus' series once I have collected a few more titles from the various platforms. It would be interesting to see how the different games hold up against each other, jumping from 8-bit to 16-bit CPUs and between the different programmers.

Capture info -

This video was captured on January 12, 2020.

Game was played on an Atari 1040 STf, TOS 1.4, 1MB, equipped with a CosmosEX from Jookie.
A Best Electronics ST Monitor to VGA cable was used, connected to an OSSC 1.6 (processing the video in Line4x mode), with the output being captured by a Startech USB3HDCAP.

Video was edited with Shotcut.

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