Battle Chess For Mac Os X


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Game is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS. For full­screen press 'Right Alt' + 'En­ter'.


This ga­me is e­mu­la­ted by ja­va­script e­mu­la­tor em-dos­box. If you pre­fer to use a ja­va ap­plet e­mu­la­tor, fol­low this link.

Other platforms:

This game can be played also in a version for NES. We are wor­king on the others.

Game info:

box cover
Game title:Battle Chess
Author (released):Interplay (1988)
Design:Michael Quarles, Jay Patel, Troy P. Worrell, ..
Music:Tania Smith, Neil Brennan, Kurt Heiden
Game manual:manual.pdf

File size:

6477 kB

Game size:

497 kB
Recommended emulator:DOSBox
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Battle Chess is a video game version of chess in which the chess pieces come to life and battle one another when capturing. It was originally developed and released by Interplay Entertainment for the Amiga in 1988 and subsequently on many other systems, including 3DO, Acorn Archimedes, Amiga CD32, Amiga CDTV, Apple IIGS, Apple IIe, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, NES, Mac OS, PC-98, Sharp X68000 and Windows 3.x. In 1991, Battle Chess Enhanced was released by Interplay for the PC, featuring improved VGA graphics and a symphonic musical score that played off of the CD-ROM. Battle Chess was critically acclaimed and commercially successful, resulting in two official follow-ups as well as several inspired games. Its remake, Battle Chess: Game of Kings, was released on Steam (software) on March 16, 2014.
Since there are six types of pieces for each color, and a king cannot capture a king, there are 35 battle animations. The rook, for example, turns into a rock monster and kills a pawn by smashing his head. Some battle sequences like knight versus knight, or king versus bishop, are direct references to the black knight fight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the short battle between Indiana Jones and a swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark, respectively. The game can be also played in a 2D version with no animations, and the Amiga CDTV version features a fully voiced introduction describing the movements of the pieces for the benefit of beginners. Digitized sound is utilized in the DOS version for all battle sound effects and is played through the PC speaker, without the need for a sound card, using a technique akin to RealSound. Battle Chess could be played against a human opponent (by hotseat, or by null modem or over a local area network in some ports) or against the computer's artificial intelligence (AI). The game has an opening library from over 30,000 moves (which were not available for the Commodore 64 and Apple II versions).

More details about this game can be found on Wikipedia.org.

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
Buy original game at Amazon.com, eBay.com or GOG.com.

The newest version of this game can be purchased on Xzone.cz, GameExpres.cz orGameLeader.cz.


This ver­sion of Battle Chess was de­sig­ned for per­so­nal com­pu­ters with o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem MS-DOS (Mi­cro­soft Disk O­pe­ra­ting Sys­tem), which was o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem de­ve­lo­ped by Mi­cro­soft in 1981. It was the most wi­de­ly-used o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was sup­plied with most of the IBM com­pu­ters that pur­cha­sed a li­cen­se from Mi­cro­soft. Af­ter 1995, it was pu­s­hed out by a gra­phi­cal­ly mo­re ad­van­ced sys­tem - Win­dows and its de­ve­lop­ment was ce­a­sed in 2000. At the ti­me of its grea­test fa­me, se­ve­ral thou­sand ga­mes de­sig­ned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for com­pu­ters with this sys­tem we­re cre­a­ted. To­day, its de­ve­lop­ment is no lon­ger con­ti­nue and for e­mu­la­tion the free DOSBox e­mu­la­tor is most of­ten used. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about MS-DOS operating system can be found here.

Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for Battle Chess. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Battle Chess are summarized in the following table:

js-dos 6.22JavaScriptYESYESNOfast
jDosBoxJava appletYESYESNOfast

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Battle Chess
Windows 3.xSilicon & Synapse[1]
Release dates
Windows 3.x1991
Mac OS (Classic)1991
Windows (DOSBox)October 14, 2008[2]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox)October 26, 2012[3]
Linux (DOSBox)November 14, 2017[4]
  • 1Availability
  • 2Game data
  • 5Audio
  • 6Network
  • 7Other information


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 Chess1988
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess1991
Battle Chess 40001992
Battle Chess: Game of Kings2015

General information

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


Retail No disk copy protection
GOG.com Battle Chess Special Edition. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[5] Bundled with Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess and Battle Chess 4000.

DOS Version differences[edit]

There are two releases of the DOS version, the first version was a 16-colour only version. The re-release contains both the 16 colour and a 256-colour version.

  • The 16-colour version supports all video adapters, but only up to 16-colours.
  • The 16-colour version supports Tandy sound if run on a Tandy 1000 computer.
  • The 16-colour version requires a minimum of DOS 2.0 or 2.1 with 512KB RAM
  • The 256-colour version supports only MCGA/VGA video adapters
  • The 256-colour version requires a minimum of DOS 3.1 with 640KB RAM

Note: Some boxes indicate a minimum of DOS 2.0 and other indicate 2.1. The only difference between 2.0 and 2.1 is that 2.1 adds support for the IBM PCjr. Likewise a Tandy 1000 would require at least the special Tandy OEM release of MS-DOS 2.11.

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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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]
Steam Play (Linux)<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.

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Save game data location[edit]

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]
Steam Play (Linux)<Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/622830/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]


Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics featureStateNotes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
WindowedToggle with Alt+ Enter (when using DOSBox).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS


Keyboard and mouseStateNotes
RemappingFor DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivityFor DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller supportFor DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).


Audio featureStateNotes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost




Multiplayer types

Local play2 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

Battle Chess Mac Os X


Technical specsSupportedNotes
DOS video modesCGA, CGA Composite, EGA, VGAUse the /COMPparameter to play in a CGA mode optimized for composite cable output.
WindowsWindows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS)2.06.22
Processor (CPU)Intel 8080 / 8086
System memory (RAM)512 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Optional support for Mouse
Operating system (OS)XPVista
Processor (CPU)1 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM)512 MB1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)2 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
These are general GOG.com system requirements, the game will run on almost any hardware.
macOS (OS X)
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.

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  1. 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. 2.02.1File/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.


Best Chess For Mac

  1. A Decade of Blizzard - IGN - last accessed on 2017-09-23
  2. New release: Battle Chess Special Edition - GOG.com
  3. GOG.com adds Interplay games for Mac OS X - GOG.com
  4. Changelog, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com
  5. List of GOG games using DOSBox, page 1 - Forum - GOG.com