You can download the new Sigma Chess 6.2.1 and the Unregistered HIARCS 13.2 and Deep Junior 12 engines now simply by selecting the link below:
25 MB dmg file for Max OS X
IMPORTANT: You must copy the enclosed Sigma 6.2.1 HIARCS 13.2 folder to your hard drive before starting Sigma Chess. Do NOT run it directly from within the downloaded volume.
This version includes the following:
Now bundled with the new HIARCS 13.2 engine! This engine is a Universal Binary and thus runs at full speed on Intel Macs. Additionally, a multi processor version is available for even stronger play.
NEW Now bundled with the unregistered version of the new Deep Junior 12 engine! (Only runs on Intel Macs).
Fixed a bug when deleting games from a collection.
Fixed a bug with incorrect score signs when analyzing games & collections.
Note for OS 9 Users: The HIARCS engine and other UCI engines are only available on OS X. However, you can still use Sigma's built-in engine. Note though, that OS 9 is no longer officially supported.
Piece set and Board plug-ins
Sigma Chess 6.2 supports third party piece set and board plug-ins. The links below contain some sample plug-ins that you can download and move to the new "Plug-ins" folder (the author's name is shown in brackets). See the readme files in the "Plug-ins" folder for more details:
Victor Carbajo's Piece sets & Boards
2D Piece Set Plug-ins
2D Board Plug-ins
Annotated Game Studies
The latest list of annotated games:
C67 Berlin Wall (40 KB)
B33 Cheliabinsk (104 KB)
[B33] Master of Pelikan! (21 KB)
High quality studies with English annotations; this time - as the title implies - a selection of games with fianchetto themes!
Fianchetto Boggie!! (40 KB)
Studies, complete with English annotations; for the Pirc Alert! and The Slow Slav (D12). Games from the recent Kramnik-Deep Fritz 2002 match are also included.
Opening Studies II (28 KB)
Opening studies for Sozin Attack, Petroff's Defense, Paulsen, Anti-Marshall and English/Scheveningen can be downloaded below:
Opening Studies I (696 KB)
A brand new Grand Master library with more than 155.000 positions for d4/e4/c4/Nf3. Mederic has spent 6 months compiling this, so please download and check it out!!
Download Grand Master Library (1.7 MB)
A very complete opening library with more than 137.000 positions for d4/e4/c4/Nf3/g3/b4/b3:
Download Training Library (1.1 MB)
The latest list of annotated opening libraries:
A43 Benoni E.C.O. (8 KB)
Opening library with many annotations (in French), including more complete support for the Sicilian, Ruy Lopez, French, Caro-Kann, King's indian, Queen's gambit and many others.
Download French Library II (368 KB)
Installation: After download, copy the library to the Sigma Chess 6.2 folder, start the Sigma Chess application and open the library from the File/Open menu.
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