April 2, 2010 · General · Email This Post

This patch which allows switching between different sets of pieces in 2D mode. The pieces themselves are stored as SVG drawings.There are two sets currently available: "simple" (essentially the same ChessSophia font, but with contours slightly cleaned up) and "fancy" (this is my original work based on chess diagrams from old books).

Note:- this patch might break your system (Only for advanced users)

Download this patch from here

To install the patch, do the following:

1. Apply the attached patch, placing it into your gnome-games directory.

2. Unpack the pieces.zip archive into gnome-games/glchess/ . This will create a subdir called pieces/ .

3. In glchess/src/lib/scene/cairo delete the files pieces.py and COPYING.2D (no longer needed).

The patch probably needs some polishing (in particular error handling may be improved), but at least it works and I hope the board with new ‘fancy' pieces looks much better than the current design. Note that the new drawings have a white background, so it is now possible to use darker colors for black cells.


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