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[PBPG] Chess
Mod Version: 4.0-0.1 b5, by Carnage (Coder) Carnage is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.0 Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 35
Released: 12 Jan 2010 Last Update: 05 Nov 2010 Downloads: 347
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What does it do?
This is a chess plugin for my Play by post gaming mod. It allows members to play chess against each other within a forum thread.

What can I use it for?
The main aim of games is fun but you could also run tournaments as well

Live Demo
A live demo of this mod can be seen on my own forums here:

  • Javascript powered chess game within a fourm thread.
  • Admin options:
    • Board Rotation (play with white at top or bottom)
    • Force board rotation (decide if players can override the default setting)
    • Private mode (only players can comment while game is in progress)
    • Image directory
    • pbpg_path
  • Admin help for chess specific options
  • Interface for setting options by members
  • Member options:
    • Board rotation (if allowed by admin)
    • White player username/userid
    • Black player username/userid
    • Private mode (only players can comment while game is in progress)
  • Status changing commands (resign, stalemate,check,checkmate)
  • Tournaments and ladders integration. (Requires T+L v 4.0-0.1 a3+)
  • Member statistics (games played/won/lost/drawn)

Planned features
Struck out items in this list are implemented in my latest development copy and will make the next release. *** items are planned for next release.
  • Admin options:
    • Enforce rules on/off/ignore first
    • Input format (support for PGN and other standard input formats)
  • User options: (all can be forced to a certain value by the admin)
    • Enforce rules on/off/ignore first
    • Input format (support for PGN and other standard input formats)
  • Javascript move forward/backward through moves.
  • Ajax updating of board
  • Updated member FAQ
  • Full phrasing of front + back end to help translations.

1. Install Play by post gaming core product
2. Upload contents of upload folder.
3. Import product file.
4. Select the Manage Plugin Configurations option from the play by post gaming menu
5. Against Chess, select the create new configuration option.
6. Fill out the settings and save.
7. Create or edit an existing forum and assign the configuration you just created to it.

As of beta 1, the product will not allow you to uninstall it while it is still in use. (this would break your board.)
1. Edit the forums that have a configuration of this plugin assigned and remove it from the list.
2. Now uninstall the product.
3. Delete the chess directory in pbpg_plugins.

  • 4.0-0.1 b5
    • Fixed a number of minor issues.
    • Fixed issue with reset being hit half way through making a move.
    • Added comms support; this allows the plugin to share information with other plugins. Currently, this is used to provide automatic tournament results to the tournaments + ladders plugin.
    • Added statistics (wins, losses, draws and games played) These can be mapped to profile fields using the interface in the core product.
    • Now requires PBPG core b4
  • 4.0-0.1 b4
    • Fixed bug with javascript paths
    • Fixed extra move exploit in stalemate code
    • UI enhancements
      • Comment and post move button now appear along side chess board
      • Reset button added to reset board to current game state.
      • move list prevented from growing to big
      • Check/checkmate statuses highlight king
      • Status buttons go green when selected; can be toggled on and off.
    • Status changing commands for check and checkmate
    • Admin help
  • 4.0-0.1 b3
    • Added status changing commands, players can now resign and request a stalemate.
    • Added private mode; hides comments from none players while the game is in progress, once the game ends (stalemate or a player resigns) the comments are shown.
    • Private mode can be set/locked by admin
    • Directory for images can be set
  • 4.0-0.1 b2
    • Fixed bug with javascript in IE + chrome.
    • Plugin will now not install if you do not have core product installed and upto date.
    • Added option hinting to option boxes.
    • Fixed bug with castling/en passant causing the game to skip the next players turn.
    • Added highly defensive install/uninstallation code.
    • Now requires version 4.0-0.1 b3 (Beta 3) of pbpg core.
  • 4.0-0.1 b1
    • Added uninstall code with safety check to prevent you breaking your board.
    • Added JS interface for users to set game options and choose players. This only shows for the thread starter. (ajax autocomplete on usernames)
    • Fixed bug causing default value for white square to be transparent.
    • Numerous user interface improvments; now shows players who are playing, move number and who's turn it is next.
  • 4.0-0.1 a3
    • Fixed aditional database error in install code
  • 4.0-0.1 a2
    • Fixed database error in install code
  • 4.0-0.1 a1
    • Initial release

  • enforcing rules was a hot request for my vb3.6 chess mod. This version has INCOMPLETE rules enforcing that is disabled. You could enable it by editing the code, however this will probably render most games unplayable at some point.
  • This version is quasi-compatible with the vb3.6 version; however it requires some messing around to get it to work. At some point in the future I will release /something/ to convert between the two, however I don't have an ETA on this. Anyone asking for one without making a donation is likely to be ignored. UPDATE: this wasn't needed on my board, as members weren't interested in saving their old games, I will only work on this if requested by a donator.

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Major Additions Chess Carnage vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 246 06 Apr 2010 21:34

Old 09 Jul 2011, 08:38
Carnage Carnage is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
@revmitchell: probably because you didn't upload all the product files.

@DAMINK: what version of vbulletin?

@ahlynews: there isn't supposed to be a quick reply when playing a game, the controls are at the right hand side of the board.

If you want/need to contact me, best thing is to pm me on that site, username Carnage.
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 18:40
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hyperviperx99 hyperviperx99 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2011
Does this thing still work?
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Old 17 Aug 2012, 20:06
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nyenius nyenius is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
installed it on vb 4.2.0 and can't do anything.

forum assigning ok. new post game selection, ok. game shows, ok.

But when i click the buttons (set options, post move), nothing happens...

is it works for my version?
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Old 03 Sep 2012, 03:46
legiondadon legiondadon is offline
Join Date: Aug 2012
im havin the same problem as the poster above me

Last edited by legiondadon; 03 Sep 2012 at 04:05.
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Old 15 Sep 2012, 18:44
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azmoon azmoon is offline
Join Date: Oct 2011
i do not use this to now

i do not this to now . this response is due an email from that wants us to describe what has done in our website

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Old 25 Feb 2013, 18:07
RFViet RFViet is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
It's an interesting mod. I'm not sure if you have it for 3.8.x ?
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Old 24 Sep 2013, 06:32
Adam Wood Adam Wood is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
So, does this thing work? I have some members who would love this, but it needs to actually work.
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