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Zillions of Games file for Maxima

Notes

<p>Copy the ZIF files to the same directory where the ZRF files are located. These ZIF files are text files called by the ZRF. <p>In the main MAXIMA page, it is stablished that one of the winning conditions is to Checkmate the King, but in the original ZRF it was not implemented. It used the easier to implement Capture-The-King win condition. This ZRF, named MAXIMA_1.ZRF, modified from the original by Mr. de Brugh, implements the Checkmate condition and is really the correct ZRF for the game. <p>These are the checkmate rules as implemented in this ZRF: <p>- You can't leave your King in check. <p>- If you threaten to invade the opponent's palace. Your opponent is automatically in check and must prevent you from invading his castle. <p>- You may not put two pieces in your own palace (invade your own palace). You may only 'threaten' to invade your own palace if this would capture your opponent's king (see below). <p>- Immobilized kings may not suicide. <p>- If you bare your opponent's king, you automatically checkmate his king and win. <p>- If any possible move is illegal because of these rules, you are stalemated. In the ZRF-file the game is drawn. <p>And these are the rules when the two win condition 'interfere'. <p>- You may invade your opponent's palace if you are in check. I could better say, your opponent may not check you if that move allows you to invade his palace. <p>- You may invade your own palace to capture your opponent's king. Your opponent is not allowed to leave or put his king in check, even if capturing the king would result in an invasion of the own palace. <p>- You may not invade your own palace to bare your opponent's king. <p>These three rules are the same as in the ZRF-file with capture-the-king-condition. </p>

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Download Instructions

The ZRF file and its accompanying graphics are bundled together in a .zip file. These will work with Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules and graphics for.

Instructions on downloading this Zillions file:

Maxima is a Zillions-of-Games file. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Orthodox chess set but with different winning conditions, Orthodox chess set but with different initial setups, Orthodox chess set but with different capturing rules.

Author: Roberto Lavieri and Joost aan de Brugh. Inventor: Roberto Lavieri.