Fixation is a chess client for the Internet Chess Club (ICC), Free Internet Chess Server (FICS), US Chess Live (USCL) and (limited support).As of version 2.1, a Carbonized Fixation supports OS X. Support for the ICC, FICS, USCL and (limited support) servers. Support for multiple accounts on the same server and connection shortcuts. Multiple simultaneous resizeable game windows for observing live/examined games. User configurable board colors and ten built-in piece sets. Some are best used for observing and playing games while others are better suited for chess diagrams. Saving played games from the server as local files in PGN format. For the ICC, saving games from libraries, game histories or correspondence games to local files in PGN format. User customizable stylized text for denoting player and game notifications, kibitzes, private and channel tells, whispers, shouts, sshouts (ICC), cshouts (FICS/USCL), user commands, game challenges and new messages. Sounds for tells, moves, move captures, game starts, game ends, illegal moves, player notifications and new messages. User can disable any or all of these sounds. Automatic logging of user's games to local files in PGN format. Built-in support for ICC's timestamp and FICS/USCL's timeseal protocols. Automatic queening or displaying of a manual promotion window. Full support for bughouse and crazyhouse. Support for all the other wild variants except Wild(5). Automatic following of partner's bughouse games. A button and piece palette for examining games. Seek graph where users can quickly and easily find outstanding seek ads they are interested in. Filters can also be applied to hide unplayable, computer or guest ads. Balloon help for most of the menu items and dialog windows. Chess engine support. Fixation can be used to run an automated computer account on the ICC, FICS or USCL. Command history to access recently used commands. Support for Appearance Manager and Navigation Services. A seek window where you can enter the options for issuing a seek ad. Support for the ICC's 7 day free trial (Classic Mac OS only).
File Size362.3 kB
Operating System Mac OS Classic Macintosh Mac OS X 10.0 Mac OS X 10.1
System Requirements
  • Mac OS 8.1 or higher with CarbonLib
  • Mac OS X 10.0 or higher