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Macbeth - A beautiful FICS client for OSX
Supported FICS categories
(Bughouse will be supported in the future.)
- Auto-Save games
- Multiple Piece Sets
- Resume Pending games
- Observing games
|All game types|
|⌘ + W||Close Window|
|⌘ + O||Toggle promotion piece|
|Esc||Drop dragged piece|
|Bughouse / Crazyhouse|
brew install haskell-stack # if necesarry brew install wxmac brew install freealut git clone https://github.com/tgass/macbeth.git cd macbeth stack setup # if necesarry stack build # this will take a while! stack exec Macbeth
Building and running on Linux (Ubuntu)
sudo apt-get install haskell-stack libalut-dev libopengl-dev libglu1-mesa-dev freeglut3-dev mesa-common-dev libwxgtk3.0-dev lib32z1-dev libwxgtk-media3.0-dev git clone https://github.com/tgass/macbeth.git cd macbeth stack build ./env.sh stack build
There is a known problem linking to wxc.so, see https://github.com/commercialhaskell/stack/issues/2299 Calling env.sh fixes it.
Put this in your "global" config.yaml (See https://docs.haskellstack.org/en/stable/yaml_configuration/)
extra-lib-dirs: - /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
You can find a compiled and package version ready to play at http://www.macbeth-ficsclient.com
- The piece sets you find in /resources are taken form http://ixian.com/chess/jin-piece-sets/. They are the work of Eric De Mund, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
- The chess board background tiles that I provide are taken from Tim Mann's XBoard/ WinBoard: http://www.tim-mann.org/xboard.html
- The icons used are taken from https://icons8.com/. They are beautiful!
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