Virutor Chess for Android

Another new version available!

  • Version 1.1.4 is here! (released on 12th December 2013)

  • Improvements:

    • Lower default hash table size to avoid allocation errors on memory-limited android devices
  • Downloads

    Version Number of downloads

    Virutor Chess 1.1.4
    The gadget spec URL could not be found

    Virutor Chess 1.1.2
    The gadget spec URL could not be found

    Virutor Chess 1.1.1
    The gadget spec URL could not be found

    Virutor Chess 1.1
    The gadget spec URL could not be found

    Virutor Chess 1.0
    The gadget spec URL could not be found

  • Install instructions:

    • Download the Chess for Android from the Android Market or from this site
    • Download the latest binary of Virutor Chess for Android (above) and copy it to the SD card of your device.
    • Follow these simple instructions on how to install and import 3rd party UCI/Xboard engine (choose 'UCI' if you are asked to choose the chess protocol)

    Please note that this version of Virutor Chess works only for Android devices running on ARM architecture (most Android cell phones)

  • Known issues

    • The engine shuts down when the application (i.e. Chess for Android) is suspended. When it gains focus again, the default engine is enabled (not Virutor Chess). In order to keep playing against Virutor Chess you need to import the engine again (which means only two screen-clicks, but it might be disturbing nevertheless). Unfortunately this issue cannot be solved by Virutor Chess
  • Disclaimer regarding broken download counting

    • The javascript client (or Google Gadget if you will) is broken. It seems that some google servers are not available (surprising, huh?). I will investigate this, too. The number of downloads are still counted, though; fortunately this works.