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Subra's Chess Program's Page


Welcome to my page...You may download the freeware chess program M.A.N.I.A.C from this page. This, started of as a project for a VB course, that I was taking in college and eventually become a full-fledged senior project. The program is written in VB, and it's strongest points are it's graphical interface and it's highly unorthodox play of the game. It allows the play of multiple variants, and you may also add your own chess variant. You may also setup multiple personalities to play with. The program, is contained in a 12 MB zip file, which contains all the required dll files including the VB runtime files while the documentation (including the HTML version and word version), is in a 6 MB zip file.

This program requires Windows 98 or higher, and works in Windows NT 4.0, and I am unsure if it is compatible with Windows 2000. Send comments and suggestions, to

This program is distributed as freeware and may be freely distributed with all its accompanying files.

Click here to download the chess program (12 MB zip file)

Click here to download the HTML and Word documentation (6 MB zip file)

Please note that, the documentation for the program, is actually the paper I submitted for my senior project, so it will contain added info on the program's inner working, and the HTML version was actually converted from the word version - so the layout might not be _appropriate_, since the word version was originally intended to be a 40-page paper.

Click here to download the HTML documentation only (3.5 MB zip file)

Click here to view the 'online' version of the HTML document

In case the above links do not work, you may go to my Angelfire page, where the files may be downloaded locally:
Click here to go the Angelfire site