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Alternative chess pieces

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:12 pm
by fizban
Although there is already a nice topview piece set for playing over the phone/tablet I wanted to also have the option to use the lichess set. So I just created the png file required by pbchess.
I anyone wants to test it, just place it in the pieces folder and edit the pieces.txt file with this line:

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BMP | TopView2 | topview2.png  | 012345

Re: Alternative chess pieces

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:02 pm
by fizban
In addition to that one, I also have adapted the Montreal chess symbols set, used by Lucas Chess and created by Gary Katch. Use the following code:

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BMP | Montreal | montreal.png  | 012534

Re: Alternative chess pieces

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:04 pm
by fizban
If you do not like the white border/outline in the Merida set, here is a version without it.

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BMP | Merida2  | merida2.png   | 532410

Re: Alternative chess pieces

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:07 pm
by fizban
The Merida-Internet version used in Lucas Chess and created by Felix Kling might be preferred by some people:

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BMP | MeridaInt| meridaint.png | 532410

Re: Alternative chess pieces

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:10 pm
by fizban
Another popular set is the Fritz one:

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BMP | Fritz   | fritz.png    | 012345

Re: Alternative chess pieces

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:12 pm
by fizban
A more modern look used in Chess.com

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BMP | Neo      | neo.png       | 012345

Re: Alternative chess pieces

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:16 pm
by fizban
Another version of neo

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BMP | Neo2     | neo2.png      | 012345

Re: Alternative chess pieces

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:18 pm
by fizban
The cases set for strong contrast.

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BMP | Cases    | cases.png     | 012345

Re: Alternative chess pieces

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:25 pm
by fizban
Some additional night skins. Unzip and place in the skins folder. Modify the skins.txt with:

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nightgold | Night Gold
nightneo| Night Neo
nightwood| Night Wood 

Re: Alternative chess pieces

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:55 am
by fizban
And my first take at creating my own design. This is a geometric minimalist symmetric chess style. With good contrast and shapes that can be clearly distinguished from each other besides having a slight resemblance to the common chess symbols.

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BMP | Geometric| geometric.png | 012345
Since it is my own creation, I just release it with CC0 license.