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💡📝Andy Thomas wrote on Sat, Jul 15, 2006 04:30 AM UTC:
there was a bug in this zrf... one of the king's couldn't move into 2 of
its ostensibly allowed cells... 'fixed'

💡📝Andy Thomas wrote on Sat, Jun 10, 2006 07:49 AM UTC:
i have updated this variant a bit. the kings can now move within their own
castles, and along the wall, and inside the opponent's castle as well.
the castles are also now 3x3 thus in that regard resembling the palaces in
xiang qi. also, the bishops can move not only up to and along the wall, but
throughout the castles as well. they are yet prohibited from moving to the
'opposite side of the wall.' in any event, this should all make for less

3 of the pawns have been set back to the 3rd rank (all 5 were on the 4th
rank before), and the cannons begin on the 2nd rank. in the original, the
pawns were 'too close' at the start. 

since there is no 'implied across the board check' between kings as in
xiang qi, this new rule of allowing them to 'storm across the wall' and
into the other player's castle is a sort of compromise between chinese
chess and fide.

Tony Quintanilla wrote on Mon, Jun 5, 2006 03:47 AM UTC:

💡📝Andy Thomas wrote on Mon, Jun 5, 2006 03:20 AM UTC:
well it says, 'edit index information or edit the contents of this page.
You may also, if your page uses graphics, upload files.'

this entry page having no graphics to speak of, 'edit index
information,' and 'edit the contents' but seemed to allow for basic
parameter/text editing... 

so i tried 'if your page uses graphics, upload files' and it uploaded...
and it is updated... it was the 'if your page uses graphics' part which
made it all unclear to me...


Tony Quintanilla wrote on Sun, Jun 4, 2006 02:20 AM UTC:
Andy, have you tried simply uploading the file again. Does this work?

💡📝Andy Thomas wrote on Sat, Jun 3, 2006 09:05 PM UTC:
with a cursory glance, i haven't been able to figure out how to update the
zrf here. in any event, there is an updated zip/zrf over at the zillions

it has larger graphics.

the only real change which has occurred to me might be in making the
castles and wall like a single, large zone, so the respective kings could
traverse the wall and into their opponent's castle.

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