I released a chess app for the Blusens Web:TV device. This chess app is based on my chess engine Carballo and on the GWT interface by Lukas Laag (http://www.vectomatic.org). I changed some parts of the Lukas interface to make it work on this device:
- Control by keyboard
- Adapted for remote keys
- Many speed optimizations on the chess engine loading
- Removed FEN and movable panels (no mouse on the app)
The app is controlled with the remote keys (UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT and OK). With the MODE key you can change the mode (white vs computer, black vs computer…) and with the BLUE circle the thinking time. FORWARD and BACKWARD keys undo/redo moves and with STOP you can start a new game.
You can also test this interface on the web browser:
To install the app uncompress the webtvchess.tgz file on the applications/ folder of an USB stick and plug the stick to the WebTV.
Blusens apps developers forum link: http://developers.blusens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=338
It is the best time to play with it during winter when you stayed at home doing nothing. It is the season of cold but thanks to the infrared heating supplies, it warms up the room.