Developers make chess only 487 bytes




Programmers say they have ever written the most compact chess. Boat Chess code consists of only 487 bytes, while the previous record still 672 bytes needed to get a working chess.

In 1983 was released by David Horne 1K ZX Chess. This chess software used on a ZX81 home computer 672 bytes of memory, and for decades was ever written record as the most compact chess software. But the record has been killed: programmers of the group Red Sector Inc., active in the demo scene, have boat Chess written a chess computer whose code has 487 bytes.

The code of Boot Chess is written in assembler. Boat Chess is a multiplatform game, allows booting from a boot sector and shows the user an extremely bare chessboard. The player must by typed commands move the pawns on the board. Some developers have tried Boat Chess however argue that chess software still contains some errors which it would not be fully and properly functioning chess software called.


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