Battle vs. Chess

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Battle vs. Chess
Battle vs. Chess cover
Targem Games
TopWare Interactive
Release dates
Windows May 17, 2011
macOS (OS X) May 17, 2011
Linux December 5, 2016[1]

Key points

Also released as Check vs. Mate.

General information

Steam Community Discussions (Battle vs. Chess)
Steam Community Discussions (Check vs. Mate)


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Windows version requires Games for Windows - LIVE. A non-Steam version is also available.
GamersGate Requires online activation DRM: Other DRM.
Green Man Gaming

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Battle vs. Chess - Dark Desert DLC
Floating Island DLC

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\battle vs chess\user_config.cfg
macOS (OS X)
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
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set resolution in user_config.cfg[2]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Edit user_config.cfg.
  3. Change seta r_height and seta r_width to the desired resolution.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Single Core Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Snow Leopard
Processor (CPU) Intel Mac 2.0 GHz Multicore CPU
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Per Pixel Shader 2.0 AMD Radeon X


  1. No Activation, Linux port and Steam Cloud! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Battle vs Chess
  2. Battle vs. Chess | WSGF