Math equations
Crystal ball
XAML Browser Pad
Valentin Iliescu

Valil.Chess - WinFX version

A chess game based on WinFX.

See the VIDEO (22.3 MB) - presented at Show Off event at PDC05.

Web Browser version

Click here to launch the chess game.
Click here to download the source code.

Full version

Adds speech capabilities to the Web Browser version.
Click here to download the binaries.
Click here to download the source code.

How to play

Select a piece and then select where you want to move. You can start a new game, navigate through the game (first, previous, next, last), force the chess engine opponent (if any) to move and rotate the board.

3D navigation
- Up, Down, Left, Right - move the camera
- +(plus) and -(minus) - zooming in/out (move the camera closer toward or farther away from the model)
- ,(comma) and .(period) - rotate the camera to left/right
- use the mouse to rotate the model by dragging it
- use the mouse wheel to zoom in/out

Speech recognition
The application recognizes the toolbar commands ("new", "first", "previous", "next", "last", "move", "rotate") and select square commands ("select square" e.g. to move a piece from b1 to c3 you will say "select b1" and then "select c3"). You can enable/disable speech recognition by clicking the label.

Game settings
The game can be played in two-player mode (i.e. no chess engine opponent), or against a chess engine exposed as a web service. The difficulty level for the chess engine can be adjusted.


What's New
10. February. 2007
Updated the samples for the final version of .NET 3.0.

12. September. 2006
Updated the samples for RC1.

15. July. 2006
Updated the samples for June 2006 CTP.

12. June. 2006
Updated the samples for Beta 2. Added extra samples and removed some.

15. March. 2006
Updated the samples for Feb CTP. Added portal UI sample.

16. January. 2006
Added source code for all the samples.

20. December. 2005
Updated the binaries for Dec CTP. Added math equations sample.

10. October. 2005
Added Amazon product links - Avalon version.

23. September. 2005
Updated Chess for Sep 2005 CTP.

12. September. 2005
Bug fix for Chess.

21. August. 2005
New site.