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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Oct '06 15:53
    Is the FICS site officially dead? I tried to go there and got error screen.
  2. 29 Oct '06 16:25
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Is the FICS site officially dead? I tried to go there and got error screen.
    Was that error screen, by any chance, a "blue screen of death"?

    when online earlier, I had to re-boot....thing messages was something about physical memory dumps --
  3. 29 Oct '06 19:33
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Is the FICS site officially dead? I tried to go there and got error screen.
    Connect to FICS with babaschess or winboard and read "news 1189"
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Oct '06 06:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by LanndonKane
    Connect to FICS with babaschess or winboard and read "news 1189"
    I get 'page cannot be displayed' when I google fics and it gives back freechess.org. Is that the right URL?
  5. 30 Oct '06 07:27
    Yes, that is the right URL. So where else can we get a free, real-time game of chess comparable to the quality of FICS?
  6. 30 Oct '06 22:44
    Mine looks okay, Babachessbeta3.9

    They were saying you need to have autoconnect to log on.
  7. 31 Oct '06 00:06
    FICS is currently experiencing hardware problems, which have blocked our Web page, the registration system and our email system. This also means that we are unable to issue new passwords. However, if you have password problems connecting with Jin (the main Web interface), it is probably not due to a forgotten password, so please download, install and connect with another GUI (Graphical User Interface). Possible options are WinBoard, available as a self-installing .EXE from http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/winboard/winboard-4_2_7a.exe, BabasChess, available from http://www.babaschess.net/ and Thief, available from http://www.thief-interface.com/


    That is news1189
  8. 31 Oct '06 00:29
    Originally posted by RahimK
    FICS is currently experiencing hardware problems, which have blocked our Web page, the registration system and our email system. This also means that we are unable to issue new passwords. However, if you have password problems connecting with Jin (the main Web interface), it is probably not due to a forgotten password, so please download, install and connect ...[text shortened]... babaschess.net/ and Thief, available from http://www.thief-interface.com/


    That is news1189
    Yes thank you rahim, i was too lazy to do that.

    I guess ppl didnt follow my instructions about connecting with babaschess >
  9. 31 Oct '06 00:38
    Which version is the preferable one to download:
    Babachess 3.6 or Babachess 3.9 beta?
  10. 31 Oct '06 00:43
    Originally posted by basso
    Which version is the preferable one to download:
    Babachess 3.6 or Babachess 3.9 beta?
    I use the beta.


    And I must say, for a beta version, there are very few bugs....
  11. 31 Oct '06 01:03
    Originally posted by basso
    Which version is the preferable one to download:
    Babachess 3.6 or Babachess 3.9 beta?
    beta, it allows you to draw colored arrows and circles. Great for teaching!