Lego Chess

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Lego Chess
Lego Chess cover
Developers
Krisalis Software
Publishers
Lego Media
Release dates
Windows February 4, 1998
Lego Chess guide on StrategyWiki
Lego Chess on MobyGames
Lego Chess on Wikipedia
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Key points

Installer is 16-bit only, but a workaround is available. See Running the game on 64-bit Windows.

General information

Lego Wiki
Brickimedia
Rock Raiders United - A fan forum for all of the classic Lego games.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires disc to be present.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Two official patches are available. Install the Version 2.06B_int Update Patch and then ChessCDFix.exe.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\profiles[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

External options screen (only accessible via the /video command line argument).
External options screen (only accessible via the /video command line argument).
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.

Input settings[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
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects and music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Hot seat
LAN play
2
Online play
2

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Running the game on 64-bit Windows[edit]

Although the game installer is 16-bit, the actual game is 32-bit. The only way to play it is to use an alternate installer:

Installing the game via alternate installer[edit]

Setting up the game with an alternate installer[citation needed]
  1. Somewhere on the computer (ex. the Desktop), create a new folder called "SETUP".
  2. Copy the contents of the Lego Chess CD and paste them into the folder that was created before.
  3. When everything has finished copying, go to <Setup Folder> and delete the SETUP.EXE file.
  4. Download the generic 32-bit installer and add it to the folder.
  5. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Once the installer has finished, download the missing text file and add it to <path-to-game>.
  7. Run the Lego Chess.exe file to play the game.

Game crashes on startup[edit]

Use nGlide[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D
Glide
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA video card
4 MB of VRAM

Notes

  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).

References