Chinese Chess (Xiangqi) for “western” people 2009-04-22
Asian symbol pieces can make entering Chinise Chess (Xiangqi) unnecessarily difficult for non-asian people. To ease things up a bit using “western” pieces can help, especially as most pieces have (close) equivalents in regular chess. In contrast to a hardware game, in software changing pieces can be an easy thing. The small script I made downloads piece graphics from chessvariants.org and makes them usable for hoxchess, a Free Software Xiangqi program. Here’s a picture of what that can look like:
Once you want to start playing with the original pieces the following set might be an option. The script also grabs that; it’s taken from the game at pragmaticlogic.com.
I’m still at learning the rules btw in case the post suggested something else before.
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