MacShogi 0.2.32 review

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MacShogi is a Shogi database program for Mac OS X.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 1494K
Developer: Eric Cheymol
Price: $0.00
Updated: 17 May 2005
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MacShogi is a Shogi database program for Mac OS X. The aim of MacShogi is to create for the Macintosh environment a full-featured Shogi database application.

All Shogi rules are implemented and fully tested, illegal moves are not possible.

Here are some key features of "MacShogi":
Enter new games and save them in the psn format
Enter comments
Enter and replay variations
Load libraries and replay games
Sort the games of a library in any order (sente's or gote's name, grades, event, results and dates)
Choose an even game or a handicap game (from sente to eight piece)
Create diagrams, you only need to copy and paste them in your magazine, book or article
Play over internet or a local area network
The diagrams feature provides several formats :
text only pieces and board for sending emails
tendo shogi font only, almost the same as in Tony Hosking's great books
using both tendo font and text, this one is useful to make the number of pieces correctly printed. This is a good format for your book, magazine or article.

What's New:
You can use the links in the Moves tab to select the variation you want to study or improve. A help : "apple key + right arrow" selects the first variation of the next move if a variation is available.
No limit on the depth of the variations, except your own imagination !
Minor bug fix in the shogi ban user interface when the user enters an illegal move with the mouse. Thanks to Oskar Gordon for showing me this bug :-)

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