My DGT board seems to work quite well with Babachess...yeah dont put it on metal table and not right beside your pc
I have an old 2003 DGT board that currently works great with Fritz 15 on the playchess.com website or on ICC. It is nice to use when practicing for tournaments where I will be using real pieces rather than 2 dimensional screens, and at the club playing offhand games it does record the moves. I would love to use it in live games on chess.com, but here it has no advantage over a non DGT board and pieces.
After the new SW-versions (Rabbit) from DGT, the board seems to work better with ICC than it used too. I used Babaschess a long time ago when last time I testet my board, but notced now that Babaschess latest version is from 2007(!!) Is Babaschess still recommended, or what is hot now?
In my experience the DGT board works well with Babaschess(FICS),Fritz Software, LucasChess, and DGTPI (Chesscomputer/Clock).
I got my new DGT board yesterday and I was playing around with playchess.com, however I really like chess.com and would prefer to play with the board here.
So I was thinking about some possibilities and I might get a solution to use the board with chess.com. By using the Windows plattform it is possible to move the mouse or trigger events like clicking on the screen without a direct user interaction. This means someone could still use the browser for playing chess.com, but additionally uses a software which converts the DGT input into a mouse move and click sequence. As a result one could play without having a direct interface to chess.com .
hi iceman . if you get it figured out please show us .we'd be forever grateful
Iceman, please let us know if manage to use the DGT e board on chess.com. I honestly like to the look of Playchess.com and Babaschess (FICS) over chess.com.
I had some time today and so I have coded a first test version implementing my suggestion. I used the RabbitPlugin Dll from DGT, everything else was quite straight forward. Here's a small video showing the result. Done blame me for the opening
It shows the chess.com browser interface and the RabbitPlugin dialog on the laptop where my test program runs in the background.
Nice work IcemanRocks you have skills everyone with DGT on the chess.com site has been wishing and wanting to use their board
Testing now my first version and I'm very pleased with the result
It's a small application which you start before you play on chess.com. In this version you need to know the chess.com board position on your screen in pixels, and then you define your color by pressing the appropriate button. After that you simply go to your browser tab of chess.com, and your ready to play. It's a very general program as you can use it also for other programs, e.g. the chessbase online app, which otherwise would not support the DGT board.
Very nice! Keep up the good work 👍:-)
To store the different screen settings I have included a preset list, which you can modify and adjust to your configuration. Furthermore I found out that for using the Chessbase online app it's better to simulate a drag and drop mouse behaviour, instead of a single click.
After playing some 5min Blitz games my feeling is that it works quite stable. To setup a game, just start the chess.com game in your browser. After you have got your colour just press Play White or Play Black in the ChessGuard dialog. Click back to the browser and your are ready to go. Because in chess.com your color is chosen randomly, sometimes you have to turn the real board. I found out that before getting in too much of a hurry you can simply play the first two moves on the browser, turn your real board and move the pieces here and then start playing on your DGT.
Another interesting thing is that if you do lessons or tactics, the board can also be used. Simply put the chess pieces on the board and use the Start/Stop Setup from the DGT board ( removing and placing kings back to the board to define a new chess position ). After that just press Play White/ Play Black and your ready to go.