fairymax - A XBoard compatible chess and chess-variant engine

Distribution: Mageia 6.0
Repository: Mageia Tainted x86_64
Package name: fairymax
Package version: 4.8
Package release: 7.mga6.tainted
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 94.55 KB
Download size: 41.87 KB
Official Mirror: distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr
Fairy-Max is a program that plays chess and chess variants. It uses the xboard/winboard chess-engine protocol to communicate. Apart from 'regular' chess (also known as the Mad-Queen variant), it can play Capablanca chess, gothic chess, knightmate, cylinder chess, berolina chess, superchess, makruk (Thai chess) and courier chess. Fairy-Max can be easily configured by the user to play other variants as well, by modifying the ini file. This ini file describes the rules of movement of the participating pieces and the initial board setup. ShaMax is a version of Fairy-Max adopted to play shatranj. It implements the baring rule. Fairy-Max can also play shatranj, but in this case is not aware of the shatranj rule that a bare king loses. So it might play sub-optimally in the late end-game. ShaMax is a version of Fairy-Max adopted to play XianQi (Chinese Chess). Gothic Chess is protected by U.S. patent #6,481,716 by Ed Trice. Falcon Chess is protected by U.S. patent #5,690,334 by George W. Duke



  • fairymax == 4.8-7.mga6.tainted
  • fairymax(x86-64) == 4.8-7.mga6.tainted

    Install Howto

    1. Enable Mageia Tainted repository on "Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install fairymax rpm package:
      # urpmi fairymax


    • /usr/games/fairymax
    • /usr/games/maxqi
    • /usr/games/shamax
    • /usr/share/doc/fairymax/README
    • /usr/share/doc/fairymax/changelog
    • /usr/share/doc/fairymax/copyright
    • /usr/share/games/fairymax/fmax.ini
    • /usr/share/games/fairymax/qmax.ini
    • /usr/share/man/man6/fairymax.6.xz


    2016-01-28 - umeabot <umeabot> 4.8-7.mga6 + Revision: 928490 - Mageia 6 Mass Rebuild

    2014-09-16 - umeabot <umeabot> 4.8-6.mga5.tainted + Revision: 679082 - Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild

    2013-10-18 - umeabot <umeabot> 4.8-5.mga4.tainted + Revision: 504248 - Mageia 4 Mass Rebuild