Chess Titans

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Chess Titans
Chess Titans cover
Developers
Oberon Games
Publishers
Microsoft
Release dates
Windows January 30, 2007
Chess Titans at Wikipedia
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Key points

Requires a workaround on Windows 8 and later (see Run on Windows 8 and later).

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
Bundled with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft Games\Chess Titans
ChessTitans.xml contains settings for windowed mode.
ChessTitansMCE.xml contains settings for Windows Media Center mode (launch with -mce parameter).

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Microsoft Games\Chess Titans

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
For fullscreen mode launch with -mce parameter.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Set the graphics quality slider to maximum.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Native Windows Vsync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Only supports XInput controllers and Windows Media Center remotes.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Run on Windows 8 and later[edit]

Chess Titans and other bundled games are unavailable after upgrading to Windows 8.
The steps below make the Windows 7 version run on Windows 8 (there is no fix for the Vista version yet).
Fix Chess Titans compatibility[citation needed]
  1. Recover the Chess Titans files.
    • If you did an upgrade install: look in C:\windows.old\Program Files\Microsoft Games
    • If you did a clean install: go to sources on the Windows 7 DVD and open install.wim using 7-Zip.
  2. Copy the recovered Chess folder somewhere convenient.
  3. Download a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  4. Open Chess.exe in the hex editor.
    • If Windows 7 was 64-bit:
      1. Search for the hex values 3B C6 0F 4C D6 8B
      2. Change to 39 C0 0F 4C D6 8B
    • If Windows 7 was 32-bit:
      1. Search for the hex values 7D 04 83 65 FC 00
      2. Change to EB 04 83 65 FC 00
  5. Move the Chess folder to its default location (it will only work with this location):
    • If Windows 7 was 64-bit: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games
    • If Windows 7 was 32-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games
  6. Chess Titans will now run on Windows 8 and later.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable
Depends on OS version.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) Aero-capable WDDM
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Shader model 2.0 support

References