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    See the Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition FAQ for more details.

    WinZip 11.1 is required to open .zip files.


    UPDATES

    1.01 Update
    1.02 Update
    1.02 Update (Polish)
    1.02 Update (Russian)


    OFFICIAL CHESS SETS

    Official chess sets (six 2D and three 3D chess sets)

    Instructions: Execute the *.exe file and the program will find the right directory to install to.


    USER-CREATED CHESS SETS

    Chess sets created by misimatt
    Chess sets created by Skess
    Chess sets created by Qix77
    Chess sets created by c1arinetboy
    Chess sets created by onwardz
    Black and White Onyx set by Ederol

    Instructions: Extract the files into C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition.


    USER-CREATED SKINS

    Skin created by mmcalpin
    Skin created by willy_297
    Skin created by Skess

    Instructions: Unzip the file into the "Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition\Data\Skin" folder.


    CREATING YOUR OWN CHESSMASTER TUTORIALS

    Creating your own Chessmaster Tutorials (Original)
    Creating your own Chessmaster Tutorials (additions by c1arinetboy)


    USER-CREATED TUTORIALS / ANNOTATED GAMES

    Tutorial: Opening traps (by ChristianXYZ)
    Tutorial: Opening Traps II (by c1arinetboy)
    Tutorial: How to Mate with Two Bishops (ebutaljib)
    Tutorial: How to Mate with Knight and Bishop (c1arinetboy)
    Tutorial: How to Mate with Queen vs. Rook (c1arinetboy)

    Game: c1arinetboy vs. ebutaljib (annotated by c1arinetboy)
    Game: c1arinetboy vs. Presidan (annotated by c1arinetboy)
    Game: c1arinetboy vs. Simic (annotated by c1arinetboy)
    Game: ChristianXYZ vs. Chessmaster (annotated by ChristianXYZ)
    Game: ChristianXYZ vs. Fritz (annotated by ChristianXYZ)
    Game: ChristianXYZ vs. Vinho (annotated by ChristianXYZ)
    Game: ebutaljib vs. c1arinetboy (annotated by ebutaljib)
    Game: Lalotu vs. ChristianXYZ (annotated by ChristianXYZ)

    Instructions: Store these files wherever you like. Then, go to the Academy, but instead of picking one of the three options, select 'Load' from the File menu and browse to where you saved the files, and pick the tutorial you want to work with.


    OPENING BOOKS / PERSONALITIES

    Thematic opening books

    NEW! Updated opening books

    Instructions: Unzip the files into "Chessmaster 10th Edition\Data\Opening Books" folder.
    NOTE: Christiansen's personality needs to be modified to use his own book. By default he uses Alekhine's book.

    Personalities and Opening Books with Pictures (including Kasparov and Topalov)

    Instructions: The *.CMP and *.BMP files go into the "Chessmaster 10th Edition\Data\Personalities" folder. The *.OBK file goes into "Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition\Data\Opening Books" folder.


    OTHER ADD-ONS

    Endgame database generator

    Early Chessmasters Mod (Version 1.21) by Beeryus


    CREATING YOUR OWN CHESS SETS

    You can create your own chess set by modifying an existing set using a graphic editor. To do so, you will first need the CM Dat Texture Extractor.

    CM Dat Texture Extractor

    Detailed instructions on creating your own Chessmaster sets



    OLD VERSIONS OF CHESSMASTER

    Please see the Chessmaster 10th Edition Downloads post.
    Last edited by KHollister; 03-28-2013 at 01:13 PM.

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    So I understand how to use the tool to extract chess set textures, modify them, and put it all back together.
    Questions:
    (1) How can I use the board from one set with the peices from another set.

    (2) How can I make my own board and set? Is there a turorial for this somewhere?

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    Actually it is possible to make a completely new chess set from scratch (at least 2D). It is also possible to extract two sets, copy the pieces files from one and board files from other, and merge them into a 'new' set. You just have to copy the right files and probably adjust them a little to look better. But it is a delicate work and you certanly wont find a manual anywhere

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    Chess Tournament PGN Files

    Here's some pgn downloads of all the current and past chess tournaments we've covered on the forum. Enjoy!

    2012

    2012 Biel International Chess Festival (Biel, Switzerland)
    2012 FIDE Women's Grand Prix (Jermuk, Armenia)
    2012 Sparkassen Chess Meeting (Dortmund, Germany)
    2012 FIDE Women's Grand Prix (Kazan, Russia)
    2012 U.S. Chess Championship (Saint Louis, USA)
    2012 U.S. Women's Chess Championship (Saint Louis, USA)
    2012 Tata Steel Chess (Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands)


    2011

    2011 London Chess Classic (London, England)
    2011 Tal Memorial (Moscow, Russia)
    2011 Women's World Chess Championship (Tirana, Albania)
    2011 FIDE Women's Grand Prix (Nalchik, Russia)
    2011 Final Chess Masters (San Paulo, Brazil / Bilbao, Spain)
    2011 FIDE Women's Grand Prix (Shenzhen, China)
    2011 Botvinnik Memorial (Moscow, Russia)
    2011 Botvinnik Memorial - Women (Moscow, Russia)
    2011 FIDE Women's Grand Prix (Rostov on Don, Russia)
    2011 Sparkassen Chess Meeting (Dortmund, Germany)
    Biel 44th International Chess Festival (Biel, Switzerland)
    2011 Kings Tournament (Medias, Romania)
    2011 Capablanca Memorial (Havana, Cuba)
    2011 Candidates Matches (Kazan, Tatarstan)
    2011 U.S. Chess Championship (Saint Louis, USA)
    2011 U.S. Women's Chess Championship (Saint Louis, USA)
    2011 Amber Rapid (Monte Carlo, Monaco)
    2011 Amber Blindfold (Monte Carlo, Monaco)
    2011 FIDE Women's Grand Prix (Doha, Qatar)
    2011 Tata Steel Chess (Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands)
    2010/2011 Reggio Emilia International Chess Tournament (Reggio Emilia, Italy)


    2010

    2010 Russian Championship (Moscow, Russia)
    2010 London Chess Classic (London, England)
    2010 Women's World Chess Championship (Antakya, Turkey)
    2010 World Blitz Championship (Moscow, Russia)
    2010 Tal Memorial (Moscow, Russia)
    2010 Le Trophee CCAS (Cap d'Agde, France)
    2010 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (Nanjing, China)
    2010 Final Chess Masters (Bilbao, Spain)
    2010 Final Chess Masters (Shanghai, China)
    Arctic Securities Chess Stars (Kristiansund, Norway)
    NH Chess Tournament (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    2010 FIDE Women's Grand Prix (Ulaanbaator, Mongolia)
    Biel 43rd International Chess Festival (Biel, Switzerland)
    2010 Sparkassen Chess Meeting (Dortmund, Germany)
    2010 U.S. Women's Championship (Saint Louis, USA)
    2010 FIDE Women's Grand Prix (Jermuk, Armenia)
    2010 Kings Tournament (Medias, Romania)
    25th Capablanca Memorial (Havana, Cuba)
    11th Karpov Tournament (Poikovsky, Russia)
    2010 U.S. Championship (Saint Louis, USA)
    2010 FIDE Grand Prix (Astrakhan, Russia)
    2010 President's Cup (Baku, Azerbaijan)
    2010 FIDE Womens Grand Prix (Nalchik, Russia)
    2010 Amber Rapid (Nice, France)
    2010 Amber Blindfold (Nice, France)
    2010 XXVII Linares Chess Tournament (Linares, Spain)
    2010 Corus Chess Tournament (Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands)
    2010 Reggio Emilia International Chess Tournament (Reggio Emilia, Italy)


    2009

    2009 World Team Chess Championship (Bursa, Turkey)
    2009 Russian Championship (Moscow, Russia)
    Battle of the Giants: Korchnoi vs. Spassky (Kalmykia, Russia)
    2009 London Chess Classic (London, England)
    2009 World Cup (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)
    2009 World Blitz Championship (Moscow, Russia)
    2009 Tal Memorial (Moscow, Russia)
    2009 Coriscan Circuit: Anand vs. Karpov (Corsica, France)
    2009 U.S. Women's Championship (Saint Louis, USA)
    2009 FIDE Womens Grand Prix (Nanjing, China)
    2009 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (Nanjing, China)
    2009 Karpov vs. Kasparov (Valencia, Spain)
    2009 Final Masters (Bilbao, Spain)
    2009 FIDE Grand Prix (Jermuk, Armenia)
    2009 GRENKELEASING Rapid World Championship (Mainz, Germany)
    2009 42nd Biel Int. Chess Festival (Biel, Switzerland)
    2009 Sparkassen Chess Meeting (Dortmund, Germany)
    2009 Kings Tournament (Bazna, Romania)
    2009 10th Karpov (Poikovsky, Russia)
    Leko & Anand: Chess Rapid Match (Miskolc, Hungary)
    3rd ACP World Cup (Odessa, Ukraine)
    2009 M-Tel Masters (Sofia, Bulgaria)
    2009 U.S. Championship (Saint Louis, USA)
    2009 President's Cup: Azerbaijan vs. FIDE World (Baku, Azerbaijan)
    2009 FIDE Grand Prix (Nalchik, Russia)
    2009 Amber Rapid (Nice, France)
    2009 Amber Blindfold (Nice, France)
    2009 FIDE Womens Grand Prix (Istanbul, Turkey)
    2009 XXVI Linares Chess Tournament (Linares, Spain)
    2009 World Chess Challenge: Kamsky vs. Topalov (Sofia, Bulgaria)
    2009 Corus Chess Tournament (Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands)


    2008

    2008 FIDE Grand Prix (Elista, Russia)
    2008 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (Nanjing, China)
    2008 SPICE Cup (Lubbock, Texas, USA)
    2008 Women's World Chess Championship (Nalchik, Russia)
    2008 Final Chess Masters (Bilbao, Spain)
    2008 Mikhail Tal Memorial (Moscow, Russia)
    2008 FIDE Grand Prix (Sochi, Russia)
    2008 North Urals Cup - Women's Supertournament (Krasnoturinsk, Russia)
    2008 41st Biel Int. Chess Festival (Biel, Switzerland)
    2008 9th Karpov (Poikovsky, Russia)
    2008 Sparkassen Chess Meeting (Dortmund, Germany)
    2008 FIDE Grand Prix (Baku, Azerbaijan)
    2008 Scandinavian Ladies Open (Stockholm, Sweden)
    2008 Amber Rapid (Nice, France)
    2008 Amber Blindfold (Nice, France)
    2008 Isbank Ataturk International Women's Masters (Istanbul, Turkey)
    2008 25th Super GM (Morelia, Mexico/Linares, Spain)


    2007

    2007 Sparkassen Chess Meeting (Dortmund, Germany)
    2007 Candidates Matches (Elista, Russia)


    World Championship Matches

    2012 World Championship (Moscow, Russia)
    2010 World Championship (Sofia, Bulgaria)
    2008 World Championship (Bonn, Germany)
    2007 World Championship (Mexico City, Mexico)
    World Championships (1886 - 2006)
    Last edited by KHollister; 08-03-2012 at 04:20 PM.

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