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avatar loloman333
Level 7 : Apprentice Engineer
Chess in Minecraft, has technology gone too far?

This is my first creation and still work in progress, so feel free to leave a comment if you find a bug/issue.

How to install:

1) Click the download button and download the .zip file
2) Head to your ".minecraft" folder and open it
3) Open the "saves" folder and choose the world you want to play chess in
4) Drag the downloaded .zip file into the "datapack" folder
5) You're done!

How to set it up:

1) Launch Mincraft and open the world where you installed the datapack
2) Run the command "/function chesscraft:reset"
3) You're done

I would recommend to run the function in a command block, so you can easily reset the board again and again.

How to play:

Here comes the easy part:
Just hit the piece you want to move and it will generate projections of itself on every valid tile.
Hit a projection to make your move and pass the turn.

White always starts!
You can even hit the pieces with a bow!

Other functions:

Basically there are 3 functions that are important for you.
Each can be run by "/function <insertFunctionNameHere>"

1) chesscraft:reset -> spawns the game master and all chess pieces relative to your position
2) chesscraft:give_pieces -> gives you spawn eggs for all the chess pieces
3) chesscraft:uninstall -> removes all teams and scores used by this datapack

Known issues:

-) When hurting multiple pieces at once (with a sword or TNT) the game might not work
-) Projections outside of the board are visible for a very short time
-) When using the spawn eggs to summon kings and queens they might be babies

To Do:

-) Resolve all known issues
-) Check for win conditions
-) Provide a more intuitive way to start the game than running a function
-) Make only a certain player be able to play for a certain team (black or white)
-) Upload an example world for people who just want to try it out and don't need to play in one of their worlds

Progress100% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.14

1 Update Logs

Update #1 : 05/20/2019 3:02:08 pmMay 20th

Resolved the following issues:

-) If you're running the function chesscraft:reset in the chat and are not in the center of a block the game might not work
-) The skeletons (rooks) burn when not under a roof
-) On their first move pawns can move two tiles even if there is a piece in front of them
-) Dying pieces drop loot (forgot about this beacause I deactivated it in my test world)

All remaining issues are QoL Changes only, so basically...

The game should be playable now without any bugs :)
Have Fun!

1 reply

06/14/2019 9:19 amhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
This thing is amazing! I would like to point a few more bugs tho. First: The white queen and king are in the wrong spots and need to be switched; second, the king can move into check; third, there's no pawn promotion; and forth, you can't take En Passant (it's complicated enough to have its own Wikipedia page), but you don't really need that last one.

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