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  • #161

    I'm not sure. I know that I can get it. I don't know about unpaid members.

    Right at the bottom of the page (at least, for paid members), is a button saying "Try the new Chess.com!". As far near the bottom of the page as you can go.

  • #162

    To toggle back and forth from v.3 to v.2, chess.com/switch.

  • #163

    V3 beta is not there for free members. Question is Android 960 then, whether that is also for paid members only.

  • #164

    android 960

  • #165
    glider1001 wrote:

    V3 beta is not there for free members. Question is Android 960 then, whether that is also for paid members only.

    No better reason to upgrade!

  • #166
    glider1001 wrote:

    V3 beta is not there for free members. Question is Android 960 then, whether that is also for paid members only.

    Go to Play then choose the + for a new game. Choose Create Challenge and choose Type. That should allow you to change to Chess960. 

    That should let you know pretty quickly if it is available to all members (I assume it it though).

  • #167

    Thanks Martin, Chess960 is NOT available to non-paying members at this stage on Android, I just checked using your method. You can only choose "time", "rated" and the opponent. We also CANNOT participate in the website beta.

    Frisco, although I would like to be a paid member and I was a premium member for a while, the expense is prohibitive for people that live in a poor exchange rate country relative to US dollars, where the situation is made worse because of extreme time zone differences making it even less attractive to pay for membership because when we want to play live, you are all asleep in your bed.

  • #168

    Ah, good to know. I kind of figured they would want as many testers as possible for that.

  • #169

    Tough to understand why its taking so long.  Maybe some of the other features in the beta are more complex or are having issues.  

  • #170
    Squiggle55 wrote:
    ChessKingT wrote:
    Martin_Stahl wrote:
    egdodnoj wrote:

     

     

    The staff of Chess.com has been asked again and again about this and the best you will ever get is a promise that it is in the plan for some indeterminate future.  All you can really do vote with your wallet.  As much as I miss my premium account I'll not be renewing it until live 960 comes to this site.

     

    I haven't played it and I don't know if it is buggy or even it really works but I just jumped over to V3 and I see 960 in the drop-down when creating a challenge.

    I created a temp challenge and it shows up in the seek graph too. So looks like it is coming at some point, assuming no show-stopping bugs get encountered.

    Yes, it is actually completely functional if the opponent is in v3 live chess ;) It's a lot of fun, and if you are ever online in v3 and want to play, let me know ;)

     Yay! this is exactly what I was coming to the forums to suggest!

    Hello Everybody!

    Posting this message on version 3!

    How to get v3:

    scroll down to the very end of this page

    click on "the new chess.com"

     

  • #171

    Version 3 is designed for mobile and looks hideous by the standards of playing on a monitor.  I'll likely leave chess.com for good when it finally comes out for everyone.  

  • #172
    ArtNJ wrote:

    Version 3 is designed for mobile and looks hideous by the standards of playing on a monitor.  I'll likely leave chess.com for good when it finally comes out for everyone.  

     How is it hideous? And you can customize your layout in v3... 

  • #173

    If chess.com wants to survive financially, they will keep the "old" version available for those who prefer it.

  • #174

    @ChessKing - It looks like a mobile version - counter-intuitive with tiny little mysterious icons and not open, obvious and easy like a computer version should.  I log on to chess.com to play with no fuss, not to watch a tutorial to learn the meaning of little icons.  The very sight of them repels me.  I'm sure I'm not alone.  

    All that time, it shocks me that version 3 is what you guys came up with.  I already got to Lichess for live 960 - another site which looks like a proper computer-based site should.   

  • #175
    BISHOP_e3 wrote:

    If chess.com wants to survive financially, they will keep the "old" version available for those who prefer it.

     

    That is a bit drastic. It is also unlikely to happen. They won't support two completely different code-bases. That would be worse from a financial perspective.

    It will be like the last transition. It will go live and they will eventually shut down the old site. They will then fix problems and eventually, when the next version is being coded, it will all start again

  • #176

    Hello Martin.

    If the paying members of this sight were asked which version they prefer I think most would choose the "old" version. That's my opinion.

    It would be interesting to see a paying members vote---but I'm not sure how that could happen.

  • #177

    They have spent a significant amount of time (and probably money) getting v3 ready, much of the work into making the code leaner and easier to support and update (mostly back-end stuff). The probability of trashing all that effort is very unlikely. Most people don't like change and a vote would more than likely reflect that fact.

     

    I use v3 90% of the time (except when working around bugs). While I don't like everything, most things are fine and once all the bugs are fixed, it will be better.

    If you see problems with v3, you should submit bug reports, feature requests or even design decisions you don't like.

  • #178

    I just tried the new version for a second time.  I seem to have forgotten how to play 960 and could not find it.  Nor could I find the way to see the open seeks.  Nor could I find the way to customize the time control beyond the default choices in the grid.

    In using a mobile template, they may have made the code easier and maybe improved things for mobile users, but they destroyed the site for desktop users looking for something intuitive and fully useable without studying a help file or trying every button for 30 minutes and hoping you remember what you learn.  

  • #179

    I'm using a desktop PC. No problem adapting to the new v3 interface at all. I also prefer the newer v3 site to the older one despite needing some bug fixing and to be a little more polished here and there. I think it deserves a chance even if some people might find it challenging to adapt initially. Free users have a lot more features, and it's really smooth and intuitive once you get into it. You need a modern browser, though.

    I'm just bummed for not having been able to play a live 960 game yet.

  • #180
    Can someone please please set up a chess960 with me! Add me as friend or challenge I don't mind. Any time, any rating. Just need to see it works. And yes, I do have the app so can play it. :)
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