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Name: Novag chess computer driver
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This is a user space driver for Novag Chess Computers.

A Python program is included to play on Lichess. Also, patches are provided for ChessDB and EBoard.

Lichess and EBoard allow you to play games with other people over the Internet, and of course, you may play using your Novag chess computer! The LEDs on the board show your opponent's moves. You may also play against an engine.

ChessDB is great to analyze your games. You may introduce a game, go backwards, introduce or try variants, and you may do all this from your Novag chess computer!

Using a Novag chess computer as a DGT board works quite well but it's tricky in some situations. Make sure you read the 'Known issues' section in the README.

Registration Date: Tue 22 May 2007 07:42:19 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable

 

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Novag driver 0.4: Lichess support!
     posted by beatk, Fri 18 Dec 2020 05:41:43 PM UTC

Now you can use novagdrv to play games on Lichess.

Novag driver 0.3: Update for eboard 1.1.1!
     posted by beatk, Wed 01 Apr 2009 06:37:33 PM UTC

Patch update for eboard 1.1.1, and a small compilation issue fixed.

Novag driver 0.2: Star Diamond supported!
     posted by beatk, Wed 08 Aug 2007 07:05:38 PM UTC

Now novagdrv supports Novag Star Diamond, in addition to Novag Citrine. Thanks to Michael Windham for making this possible.

Novag driver 0.1 released!
     posted by beatk, Fri 20 Jul 2007 12:27:00 PM UTC

The first novagdrv release is out. It works OK. You may play Internet games with EBoard or introduce games to ChessDB without any important problems.

Download the source code from the download area and follow the instructions in the README file. I wait for your comments.

Enjoy!

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