Battle Chess

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Battle Chess
Battle Chess cover
Developers
Interplay Entertainment
Windows 3.x Silicon & Synapse[1]
Publishers
Interplay Entertainment
Release dates
DOS 1988
Windows 3.x 1991
Mac OS (Classic) 1991
Windows (DOSBox) October 14, 2008[2]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) October 26, 2012[3]
Linux (DOSBox) November 14, 2017[4]
Battle Chess guide on StrategyWiki
Battle Chess on Wikipedia

Warnings

The Windows 3.x version of this game does not work on 64-bit versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
Battle Chess
Battle Chess 1988
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess 1991
Battle Chess 4000 1992
Battle Chess: Game of Kings 2015

General information

Official developer site
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
Windows 3.x
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Battle Chess Special Edition. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5] Bundled with Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess and Battle Chess 4000.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/622830/pfx/[Note 2]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/622830/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, CGA Composite, EGA, VGA Use the /COMP parameter to play in a CGA mode optimized for composite cable output.
Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
These are general GOG.com system requirements, the game will run on almost any hardware.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8 or later
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
These are general GOG.com system requirements, the game will run on almost any hardware.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data. For the GOG.com release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/622830/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (622830) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References