2.2 Precompiled files

The easiest way to get a running copy of Chess++ is to go to the donwload page of our project at Sourceforge and download either the .msi file for Windows or a .run for Linux (sorry, but we do not provide any binary files for other OSes.)

2.2.1 Installing Chess++ under Windows

Installing Chess++ under Windows is very easy as we offer a comfortable .msi installer. Just download and run the file, follow the instructions on the screen, and you are done.

After installing, Chess++ can be started from the Windows start menu. See chapter 5 to learn how to use Chess++.

2.2.2 Installing Chess++ under GNU/Linux

As root, run the command sh (where the Xs stand for some version and revision numbers) from the directory where that file is located. This will install Chesspp, Cheppd, and Cheppd-setup in /usr/local/bin and the default set of pieces in /usr/share/chesspp.

Chesspp can now be invoked by typing chesspp into a terminal (if /usr/local/bin is in your system's PATH variable.)

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