5. The Chess++ client: chesspp

The client side of Chess++ - Chesspp - allows you to play chess using an OpenGL widget. The main window (as shown in figure 5.1 displays all games that are running on the server in a tree structure and allows you to chat with other users that watch the same game using the chat widget.

Figure 5.1: Chess++ main window with OpenGL widget, game tree, and chat widget.
Image chesspp_mainwindow2

Chesspp makes use of the Wavefront .obj format to load the pieces from, so you can even use your own pieces if you provide them in obj format. (Blender, for example, supports exporting obj files.)

After this brief overview of chesspp, let's start playing.

Hendrik Hochstetter
Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:03:11 +0200