WebChess uses a special hack to prevent your history list from
becoming too long. If you're using Netscape, make sure you don't have
the ``verify document'' option set to ``Never''. Otherwise, try
reloading the page with your reload option or the reload button on the
The pieces are black on black.
You're probably running under Windows with a 16-color display.
Try switching to one of the monochrome sets.
Not all of the pieces loaded - the rest are ``broken
Try reloading the page. Make sure you didn't tell your browser to
not load images. Also, try using the "Unified Board" download, which
uses a single board image.
The server cheats!
Unlikely. More likely, it got confused. Record the moves you
made (they're listed at the bottom of the page) and try the game again.
If you can provide a list of moves that proves the server cheats,
post it on the gnu.chess newsgroup.
I can't win! It's too hard.
Yup, SGIs are powerful workstations. Try a shorter think time.
If you're already at one second, keep trying - eventually your skill
will increase enough to beat it.
It's too easy to win. The computer can't handle a Sicilian
Try increasing the think time. If you know the game won't be
challenging with a given tactic, try a different one.
I asked for 5 seconds of think time, but it takes longer than
The server is configured to time itself in cpu seconds,
not wall clock seconds. That way, if two servers are running
simultaneously, it won't degrade its performance. However, if two
servers are running, it will take ten seconds for them each to get
five seconds of run time.
Where do I send bug reports?
If the bug is in the selection of moves the server makes, it's
probably in the gnuchess program itself. Bugs in gnuchess should be
reported to the gnu.chess newsgroup. If
the bug is in the web server, the page layout, or interface, it's
probably something I can fix, so mail them to me.