Forums

Chess.com Support for Millenium Exclusive and King Performance via ChessLink

MrOkapi
ivanacm7 wrote:

Hi all,

I just have bought a Millennium King Performance board and the chesslink module. When I try to play a new game with the optipn "Use connected board" checked I get the error " The pieces are place incorrectly. Look at the desk"

 

If I had a chesslink, which I don't, with this problem I would try the following

  1. Verify it is not a hardware issue.  Make sure chesslink works properly with other chesslink apps and/or sites.
  2. Delete then reinstall the chess.com android app in case there was an update to the interface.
  3. If possible, try using with a different android device -- like an inexpensive kindle (will require installing the google play store on the kindle).
  4. Verify that it happens whether I was assigned either white or black so it is not  something as simple as it  thinking the white pieces are where the black ones should be.

good luck

Gorelikovs

Hi,

I have completely same situation - also KP+CL. Same errors. Pieces and sides are in order (re-checked multiple times). 

Will check with Lichess, and will update board soft. Will keep you updated. 
if this will not help - guess me and ivanacm7 will have to write to Millenum support …

 

Regards

Gorelikovs

Hi,

Update №1: Nope, Lichess also does not work with the board. ChesLinkApp shows that all is connected (board & Lichess), but game happens on the mobile phone. The board just shows same menu as before. Tried few different options - starting new game while in "New" menu on the board, while in "Classic" game menu on the board, while in "2 players" menu on the board - still nothing. And one more thing - on the mobile phone, in the ChessLinkApp, each piece is surrounded by a red circle (whatever that means). Nothing like that was on Millennium help videos ...

I've ordered USB-B cable - waiting for delivery, will try with the software update ...

 

Regards

MrOkapi

Could it have something to do with android app permissions?  Otherwise making sure the KP and CL firmware is the latest version sounds like the correct next step.

 

pdxchessman
Gorelikovs wrote:

Hi,

Update №1: Nope, Lichess also does not work with the board. ChesLinkApp shows that all is connected (board & Lichess), but game happens on the mobile phone. The board just shows same menu as before. Tried few different options - starting new game while in "New" menu on the board, while in "Classic" game menu on the board, while in "2 players" menu on the board - still nothing. And one more thing - on the mobile phone, in the ChessLinkApp, each piece is surrounded by a red circle (whatever that means). Nothing like that was on Millennium help videos ...

I've ordered USB-B cable - waiting for delivery, will try with the software update ...

 

Regards

Are you using the Millennium app for Chesslink? If so, there is a step it's easy to overlook. After you start a game on the app, even when it looks like you have the game sert up and see the board, you have to go back to select the Chesslink and click on it to be sure it syncs with the board. I had a non responsive board until I did this. Hope it helps.

ivanacm7

Hi all 

I have solved the problem!

Now the board is working perfect with both apps, Lichess and Chess.com.

You have to enable the "expert" mode in the board. Once you have enabled it  you will see new options in the menu, one of this options is Chess Link mode, enable it and you will see a liitle chess board in the King Performance screen (instead of the face for user game). 

Then you can open chess.com or lichess and play new games directly in the board. Only one thing, Lichess allow play against the computer withbthe board but chess.com only allow play with other users.

I could not make it works with Chess.com robots, I think this option is not still available.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thank you so much.

Gorelikovs

Hi,

Yep, ExpertMode made it all work. Thank you ivanacm7 !

Millenium, if you are reading this - please update a bit your help guides. Thank you. 

Just one thing which keeps KP+CL+ChessCom from being perfect, is the need to rotate the board if random gives me to play for black … swapping sides in board menu does not help with this one …

 

Regards

BrettReznor

Does anyone have any suggestions regarding the color your assigned with chess.com when using the Millennium board? Since you can't choose your color before the start of the game how do you get your board set up in time so your opponent doesn't leave? Are folks quickly switching pieces, or spinning the board around? Perhaps there is a simple solution I'm missing. Thank you in advance! 

Daniel_1960

For Millennium I am using the phone 100% of the time, Hiarcs Chess app, give you a lot of options,  a lot of more than the Millennium engine, and not problems at all, by the way, I received an email about a new chess computer set called "Square Off Pro", this electronic board connect with the Cellular & iPad and can connect with chess.com !!!...I wonder why Millennium cannot solve the connection issues with chess.com if others made it.

Valdecarus
BrettReznor wrote:

Does anyone have any suggestions regarding the color your assigned with chess.com when using the Millennium board? Since you can't choose your color before the start of the game how do you get your board set up in time so your opponent doesn't leave? Are folks quickly switching pieces, or spinning the board around? Perhaps there is a simple solution I'm missing. Thank you in advance! 

 

I just rotate the board but I play 30 min games only so I have plenty of time grin.png. I don't think playing blitz with board is practical...

 

Daniel_1960

you are connecting with Android device right?