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Trying to get a DGT board to sync in live chess

Hamilton68

Chess.com reports the board is connected. It states to "move pieces to sync board" however nothing happens when I move a piece.   

Just some background; I'm a member of beta, the livechess software is enabled and I have the DGT board option selected.  

Any other DGT users have a suggestion for what I'm missing in the setup?

Marc

Martin_Stahl
Hamilton68 wrote:

Chess.com reports the board is connected. It states to "move pieces to sync board" however nothing happens when I move a piece.   

Just some background; I'm a member of beta, the livechess software is enabled and I have the DGT board option selected.  

Any other DGT users have a suggestion for what I'm missing in the setup?

Marc

 

Make sure you're playing on Play > Live Chess and not Play > Play

Hamilton68


Martin,

Make sure you're playing on Play > Live Chess and not Play > Play

That was totally it!  - Thank you; Just played my first gave as black and won. Quite the thrill to do it on an actual board.

Steps for e-board Play on Chess.com:
1) Download the "LiveChess" software app from the DGT website
2) Become a Beta member on Chess.com
3) Select DGT board option under "Settings-Board" menu option
4) Select the "Play-Live Chess" menu option (opposed to selecting "Play-Play")

Video link to me playing on chess.com DGT Board - chess.com

Hamilton68

Great have the first issue solved. Can someone tell the sequence for 0-0 or 0-0-0. Board is only registering a single rook or king move.

Note: Workaround is to castle onscreen and then update the pieces. This works because the board is just an input device on chess.com and your playing what's onscreen and not what the board position is. Opposed to other sites (e.g., lichess.org) that verify the board and screen are in sync.

NordeggenChess
Do these DGT boards now support Mac?
Hamilton68

Yes, DGT software drivers now support the MAC (macOS Sierra 10.12 - July 2018) according to an article published by DGT. 

DGT LiveChess 2 supports many Intel based platforms starting with Microsoft Windows 7, MacOS 10 and Linux distributions such as Debian 8, Ubuntu 16.04 and RedHat Linux 6.

1Miranova
Is it possible to play computer AI using DGT board? I notice that when I click “computer” on the play>live get redirect back to the play>play and DGT functionality is disabled vs computer.
Martin_Stahl
1Miranova wrote:
Is it possible to play computer AI using DGT board? I notice that when I click “computer” on the play>live get redirect back to the play>play and DGT functionality is disabled vs computer.

 

It's not integrated into the Play > Computer section.

Decallo
My board is very slow to respond (after 5 seconds) Is this a known issue? I use a usb e-board with Mac, Livechess software and Chrome
Hamilton68

Here's a link to a video of playing a person on chess.com. You can compare my moving time (white) to it registering on the monitor. My delay is about one-second (Windows 10, Chrome, Smartboard). You may want to try downloading the (USB) drivers again and reinstalling them. On Windows, it should be done with Admin Privilege.

e-board response time