The Software Toolworks' Star Wars Chess

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The Software Toolworks' Star Wars Chess
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The Software Toolworks
The Software Toolworks
Release dates
DOS 1993
Windows 3.x 1993
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The Windows 3.x version of this game does not work on 64-bit versions of Windows (see Availability for affected versions).
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General information

MobyGames entry
Star Wars Chess at Wookieepedia


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows 3.x
This game is not available digitally.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SWCHESS.CFG

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SWCHESS.SAV
Windows <path-to-game>\STARWARS.CMG[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
For DOSBox set in the DOSBox configuration file.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).

Audio settings[edit]

Available languages (Win16).
Available languages (Win16).
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master only.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Change of language in DOS version[edit]

Change the configuration file
  1. Install the game normally.
  2. Edit <path-to-game>\SWCHESS.CFG.
Possible language codes: ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH, GERMAN.


Multiplayer types

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

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA
Executable16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows 3.x version might be playable on a 64-bit OS using winevdm.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 80386
System memory (RAM) 1 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 MB
Sound (audio device) 8-bit sound card
Windows 3.x
Operating system (OS) Windows 3.1
Processor (CPU) Intel 80386
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Sound (audio device) MPC-rated sound card
Other MSC-DEX 2.2.1


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).