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The Fritz/Rybka/etc. chess program’s shared user interface

I’ve recently received a few panicked phone calls and e-mails from new users of two or more of the Fritz family of playing programs (Fritz, Hiarcs, Rybka, Junior, and Shredder). “I just double-clicked on the Fritz12 icon and it launched Rybka4! How do I get my Fritz back???”

The fact of the matter is, your Fritz didn’t “go” anywhere. Both chessplaying engines share the same user interface – the “wrapper” containing the on-screen chessboard and all of the program’s various user commands. Continue reading


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