Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition

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Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition
Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition cover
Developers
Ubisoft Bucharest
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows October 19, 2007
Taxonomy
Genres Chess
Series Chessmaster
Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition on MobyGames
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Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition 2007

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
English version.
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Russian versions use SecuROM v7 DRM.
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Windows
This game is no longer available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

The v1.02 Patch updates the game to the latest version.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename cmgm.bik[1]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename cmgm.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\Users\<user-id>\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15260/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\Users\<user-id>\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15260/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Game exclusively uses windows.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
No separate sound groups needed, but no volume control.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Most speech does have text, but certain announcements (e.g. illegal moves) do not.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
2 Versus
Online play
2 Versus

Connection types

Issues unresolved[edit]

Drills don't work[edit]

The drills in Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition do not function. About 50% of attempts to launch a drill will delay with a flickering "Waiting for drill" prompt. The drills that do function are restricted to a small subset - sometimes sticking with exactly the same puzzle for all ten drills.

Previous versions of Chessmaster do not have this issue.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD K6 III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3 / 4 / FX / 6 / 7
ATI Radeon 7500 / 8000 / 9000 / X
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/15260/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (15260) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Garrett on January 2, 2020