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  1. 13 Aug '08 21:59 / 1 edit
    I have a new mobile phone that has a full web browser ... I can get to the redhot front page, but when I do, the red bar across the top to log on is not there.

    (1)
    Does anyone know of another place to log on

    (2)
    Is there a separate mobile based url (www) that is made for access via mobile phone internet browsers?
  2. 14 Aug '08 05:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by the czar
    I have a new mobile phone that has a full web browser ... I can get to the redhot front page, but when I do, the red bar across the top to log on is not there.

    (1)
    Does anyone know of another place to log on

    (2)
    Is there a separate mobile based url (www) that is made for access via mobile phone internet browsers?
    Try this: http://www.redhotpawn.com/mobile
  3. 14 Aug '08 08:18
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    Try this: http://www.redhotpawn.com/mobile
    ... or http://mobile.redhotpawn.com
  4. 14 Aug '08 15:34
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    ... or http://mobile.redhotpawn.com
    thats what I meant...
  5. 15 Aug '08 06:00
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    thats what I meant...
    I thought so...
  6. 15 Aug '08 22:43
    Originally posted by the czar
    I have a new mobile phone that has a full web browser ... I can get to the redhot front page, but when I do, the red bar across the top to log on is not there.

    (1)
    Does anyone know of another place to log on

    (2)
    Is there a separate mobile based url (www) that is made for access via mobile phone internet browsers?
    Note: As a non subscriber you'll find that the mobile site has a limit of 500 moves (the 'normal' sites are not affected - only mobile.redhotpawn.com).
  7. 17 Aug '08 11:23
    I have tryed to acess the moble site but still cant view the board on my Treo 700wx It has windows mobile 5.0 operating system tryed to chasnge the settings but still nopieces on the board i see the board but no game any advice
  8. 22 Aug '08 16:24
    Originally posted by chessophile
    I have tryed to acess the moble site but still cant view the board on my Treo 700wx It has windows mobile 5.0 operating system tryed to chasnge the settings but still nopieces on the board i see the board but no game any advice
    www.opera.com
  9. 20 Sep '08 01:52
    Originally posted by chessophile
    I have tryed to acess the moble site but still cant view the board on my Treo 700wx It has windows mobile 5.0 operating system tryed to chasnge the settings but still nopieces on the board i see the board but no game any advice
    Java needs to be running.

    I believe this information needs to be posted on the FAQ page.

    I have not been able to get my phone to show a board yet. A few chessmen here and some over there, but nothing I can use. I tried to set to the older settings. I'll try older Micro board. Any help from a site administrator would be Great.
  10. 20 Sep '08 05:41
    Originally posted by Merkman
    Java needs to be running.

    I believe this information needs to be posted on the FAQ page.

    I have not been able to get my phone to show a board yet. A few chessmen here and some over there, but nothing I can use. I tried to set to the older settings. I'll try older Micro board. Any help from a site administrator would be Great.
    The Opera browser works fine for me. Have you tried this?
  11. 22 Sep '08 01:44 / 2 edits
    I've tried all I know. I have opera running, (thanks, this helped some) I've tried many board sizes and styles, including the basic low performance option. I can see the pawn which was captured on the last move but no board or even a sample board. I can see all of the text and several pages. It's like I can only see the right side of the page when the board is small or standard size. The board is on the left on my desktop.
    Do I need to be a subscriber to get the game on my phone?
    Give every detail you can please.
    Board size
    Set type
    Board color
    Do I need to go to the analyze page to see the board?
    How do I make a move with my phone?
    Do I type in my move ( e2-e4) or highlight the squares?
    Thanks.
  12. 22 Sep '08 19:11
    Originally posted by Merkman
    I've tried all I know. I have opera running, (thanks, this helped some) I've tried many board sizes and styles, including the basic low performance option. I can see the pawn which was captured on the last move but no board or even a sample board. I can see all of the text and several pages. It's like I can only see the right side of the page when the board ...[text shortened]... make a move with my phone?
    Do I type in my move ( e2-e4) or highlight the squares?
    Thanks.
    There is an option on the board settings page - it's a link in the text between the "board size" drop down and the sample board. The link sets your board up to be a reduced feature board - it's there for providing an interface that can be used through browsers that have "funnies" in their javascript etc.
    Try that with http://mobile.redhotpawn.com
  13. 07 Oct '08 13:58 / 1 edit
    Well, It's either my V3Razor or operator error. I can figure out the position by using the FEN, can I make a move by using the FEN?
    Black is in Check.
    Basically from:
    3r1rk1/pbq1p1b1/1p2B1pp/2p1n3/N1P5/PP2P3/5PPP/R1B1QRK1
    to:
    3r1r1k/pbq1p1b1/1p2B1pp/2p1n3/N1P5/PP2P3/5PPP/R1B1QRK1
    or
    3r1rk1/pbq1pnb1/1p2B1pp/2p5/N1P5/PP2P3/5PPP/R1B1QRK1
    or
    3r2k1/pbq1prb1/1p2B1pp/2p1n3/N1P5/PP2P3/5PPP/R1B1QRK1
    Is there a method to enter the move like this???
  14. 07 Oct '08 14:59
    Originally posted by Merkman
    Well, It's either my V3Razor or operator error. I can figure out the position by using the FEN, can I make a move by using the FEN?
    Black is in Check.
    Basically from:
    3r1rk1/pbq1p1b1/1p2B1pp/2p1n3/N1P5/PP2P3/5PPP/R1B1QRK1
    to:
    3r1r1k/pbq1p1b1/1p2B1pp/2p1n3/N1P5/PP2P3/5PPP/R1B1QRK1
    or
    3r1rk1/pbq1pnb1/1p2B1pp/2p5/N1P5/PP2P3/5PPP/R1B1QRK1
    or
    3r2k1/pbq1prb1/1p2B1pp/2p1n3/N1P5/PP2P3/5PPP/R1B1QRK1
    Is there a method to enter the move like this???
    Not as far as I know.


    The 'submit' button uses the following hidden parameters -
    srcxfile
    srcyrank
    tgtxfile
    tgtyrank

    They specify the source and target locations of a move using a numeric coordinate system starting at a8 = 0,0 and h1 = 7,7. The form is posted back to the same page using another parameter that states a move is being made (actiontype=moverequest).

    So to specify an opening move for example of d2-d4 you'd need to first translate the chess notation to the coordinate system (3,6 - 3,4) and then construct the following to add to the game URL and request the page.

    .../core/playchess.php?gameid=XXXXXXX&actiontype=moverequest&srcxfile=3&srcyrank=6&tgtxfile=3&tgtyrank=4

    The move will be validated and rejected if it's illegal - but be careful in working out the coordinates properly or you could end up moving something either too far or not far enough.
  15. 07 Oct '08 22:02
    Originally posted by orangutan
    Not as far as I know.


    The 'submit' button uses the following hidden parameters -
    srcxfile
    srcyrank
    tgtxfile
    tgtyrank

    They specify the source and target locations of a move using a numeric coordinate system starting at a8 = 0,0 and h1 = 7,7. The form is posted back to the same page using another parameter that states a move is being made (action ...[text shortened]... coordinates properly or you could end up moving something either too far or not far enough.
    *YIKES*

    0,0 to 7,7 err a8 - h1, or is that Queens Rook and Kings Rook, and let me get this straight, I need to crank and watch X-files to target the SRC.

    Just kidding, unfortunately I guess it's best for me to wait until I get a better phone or for now until I can get on my laptop or desk top. Thanks for the info, maybe some of the other folks can use this and are brave enough to attempt it. I may need this if I can't get to a computer.