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ICC for Mac and Windows Change log

BETA 9.8.9 (Changes since Beta 9.6.21) 

BETA 9.6.21 (Changes since Beta 9.6.10) 


BETA 9.6.10 (Changes since Beta 9.6.9)

Improved connection latency during login.


BETA 9.6.9 (Changes since Beta 9.6.8)

FIXED:  App Fails to Start
FIXED:  Move list does not scroll automatically
IMPROVED: FAQ search for Mac/Windows
IMPROVED: Support feature.  Asking a question in help channel gives a list of possible answers first>
Moved shouts to the Lobby channel


BETA 9.6.8: (Changes since Beta 9.6.4)

Many bug fixes
New and improved Video UI


BETA 9.6.4: (Changes since Beta 9.6.3):

Brand new touranment manager (popular request!)
various bugs fixes


BETA 9.6.3: (Changes since Beta 9.6.1):

New seek graph
Fixed inconsistent fonts
Fixed a crash when adding new chess engine
Fixed playing video inside the client
Several other smaller bug fixes and performance improvements


BETA 9.6.1: (Changes since Beta 9.6):

Several bug and crash fixes.
Added support to log in as guests.
Improved the auto updater.
Fixed the notifications per category settings to considered when showing notifications.


BETA 9.6: (Changes since Beta 9.5.1):

Checkers support
Limited account support
Pop-up notification support
Added support to examine adjourned games
Performance improvements
New challenge dialog
Fixed crash when opening videos on some Macs
Fixed left panel flickering on Windows
New pool icons
Added search capabilities to the Videos
Improved board scaling
Improved Q&A


BETA 9.5.1: (Changes since Beta 9.0):

Added support to add UCI chess engines and customize their properties.
Added option to show the challenge graph by default.
Fixed chess engine related bugs.
Fixed crash on disconnecting when there is a game in ONLINE_SETUP state.
Improved logging errors.
Several other stability and performance fixes.


BETA 9.3: (Changes since Beta 9.0):

Re-enabled and fixed the original MenuSpeak support.
Fixed displaying proper menuspeak messages when sending.
Fixed changing the phrase category after a game ends.
Added a button to the options dialog to show the engine log.
Fixed bug in the Two kings each wild variants check method.
Fixed video load error.
Fixed support aliases in the console.
The "Enter examined mode after game" option now works fine.
Fixed the bug that caused the player titles to appear as parenthesised text.
Fixed the color choosing bug in the post challenge dialog.


BETA 9.0: (Changes since Beta 8.3):

Fixed a bug with audio.
Replaced the video feed with a proper feed
Added more details to the recent video list
Added support for ICC messages
Redesigned the startup page
Added a challenge list
Added support for sfilter
Re-designed the settings
Added support for more server variables
Updated Stockfish to the latest (v4) version
Other performance and stability fixes.


BETA 8.3: (Changes since Beta 8.2):

Switched to 64 bit architecture.
Auto update
Integrated a proper video player
Several wild support
Upgraded to Stockfish 4 engine
System wide proxy support
Default displayed rating settings
Fixes to show consistent ratings
Stability and performance improvements
Several bug fixes


BETA 8.1: (Changes since Beta 8.0):

Fixed following the broadcast board
Added option to follow multiple tournament games, including the broadcast board
Implemented a very basic server variables editor (settings-> General)
Added option to hide the ratings until the end of the game  (settings-> Appearance)
Added flags for Catalonia and Scotland
Added support for setting fen parameters in setup mode
Fixed links sent by admins and helpers to be clickable Fixed the chat sound bug
Added support for mexamine
Fixed some issues with the examine mode
Changed the default auto save to time control instead of monthly (settings -> Library)
Many stability and performance improvements.


BETA 8.0: (Changes since Beta 7.4):

Feature: Upgraded stockfish to the latest version
Feature: Improved managing of game database
Feature: Premove feature updated to show a premove arrow of premove.
Feature: Added support for Online Libraries
Feature: Added user total for each channel and game
Feature: Added computer users to the user lists
Feature: Added links to account information, store, training
Feature: Added library related actions
Feature: Added support to use ICC for Windows offline
Bug fix: Fix the Top Games to update itself when neccessary
Bug fix: ICC for Windows crashed if directories cannot be created.
Bug fix: Application crashed on online examine mode start
Bug fix: Logic detecting repetition of moves is broken
Bug fix: Paste position bug
Bug fix: Exception handling, logging and debugging
Bug fix: There was an Infinite loop on requesting a fresh board in online examining mode.
Bug fix: Error when opening pgn file
Bug fix: Fixed the date filter in the event history grid
Bug fix: Optimize the user lists
Bug fix: Analysis sometimes got stuck when enabling setup mode
Bug fix: Offline users got stuck in the users lists
Bug fix: Challenging a user does not always work
Bug fix: Application crashes on online examine mode start
Bug fix: Logic detecting repetition of moves was broken
Bug fix: Paste position bug
Bug fix: Stability enhancement


BETA 7.4: (Changes since Beta 7.3):

Added the analysis feature to Events (Events --> Analyze)
Added a feature to display live broadcast games being relayed on ICC. (Events view --> Ongoing)
Added an option to auto save games based on time control (Settings --> Library ---> Autosave)
Added a feature to Stop a live broadcast (Broadcast -->  Stop following Broadcast button)
Upgraded the Support feature to display Frequently asked Questions (Help --> Ask A Question)
Fixed an issue where switching resulted in the clock displaying 0:00 instead of the actual time
Fixed an issue where Live games/Watch Random feature was disabled on startup
Other bug fixes


BETA 7.3: (Changes since Beta 7):

Fixed the broadcast view to follow the broadcast board properly.
Fixed an issue with closing chat sessions.
Fixed crash on closing the application with the File→ Exit action.
Fixed a window sizing issue.
Simplified the help links.
Reorganized the Lobby layout.
Added meaningful action to the chat toolbar.
Moved the channel list to a Button
New feature in channels: Add Friend.
Fixed crash in the 'Ask a question’ handler.
Added highlight to the move list for the servers current move.


BETA 7: (Changes since Beta 6):

Added tournament support!
Added the Broadcast support!
Added support for the ongoing and complete events
Performance improvement
Many stability fixes
Improved sound management
Added more help options
Optimized game databases.


BETA 6: (Changes since Beta 5):

Complete new design! 
Implemented examination mode
Many bug fixes


BETA 5: (Changes since Beta 4):

Made several stability and performance fixes.
Made the UI layout more space-conserving, which allows for a bigger chess board.
Fixed graphical issues with the chat panes, especially the chat input boxes.
Added Clear button to the chat panes.
Rendering the chess pieces as vector graphics, making them look sharp on large display resolutions.
Add configuration option to enable/disable loading of browser plugins. This can be helpful if you are experiencing crashes.
Added back the pane showing the list of friends (notified users).
Rating changes are shown at end of each rated game..
Added "Full screen" option to the "Appearance" group on the Options dialog. See also the View/Full screen menu item. They are also working on Windows. If you minimize the left menu and choose the Board tab at the top, then you will get a pretty big board covering most of the left side of the screen.
Hid the empty tabs on the Options dialog, also made the Options dialog nicer.
Fixed broken "Challenge" menu item of the user context menus.
Fixed navigating the moves using the scroll functionality of MacBook's touchpad.
Fixed a few other small problems as they are found while testing.



Complete redesign of the Interface. Thanks for all the feedback!
Support for Chess.FM videos and event coverage!
Redesigned tournament functionality with new look and feel.
Quick key: F6 key jumps to the available tournament list
Quick key: F5 key jumps to the game board
The server console has been added by popular request
Country flags for games you play and observe
Disable mouse wheel navigation of the move list during live games
Allow closing of chat windows
Many more notifications and notification area at the bottom with special notifications
New Point and Click move method.
And more features!
Many bug fixes and enhancements under the hood!
Also integrates with the world class Stockfish chess engine
Tournament interface for joining and following tournaments
Chess training system to improve your play. Study problems, play endgame positions, practice with online training robots.



Implement seek graph
Implement seek dialog
Added a resize icon at the bottom right corner of the window
Added options to enable/disable the game and notification sounds
Added button to collapse/expand the left menu bar
Other feature enhancements
Many bug and stability fixes



Now compatible with Leopard
Modified the UI style to fit the design more
Made the activity buttons collapsible to conserve space (View--> Show/Hide activity buttons)
Various bug fixes as reported by users and captured in the bug logs
Added Keyboard shortcuts to quickly cycle between the full screen chess board (F5) and the Tournament section (F6)



Tournament info updates can be delayed by ~20 seconds.
The beta client will send automated bug reports with runtime information to our server. This does not include any information outside the chess client. It logs the IP address for support reasons.
To submit a bug report or give us other feedback, please go to Help --> Submit Bug Report.