The DreamChess source code repository has moved to GitHub.
We uploaded 0.2.1 RC2 in November, but unfortunately we haven’t gotten any feedback on it at all. If you tried this version, please let us know if it works for you. You can contact us at feedback AT dreamchess DOT org. Thanks!
DreamChess 0.2.1 release candidate 2 contains a number of new bug fixes. Most importantly, it contains new code to fix a problem some configurations were having with selecting chess pieces. If you’re seeing a regression because of this new code, e.g. DreamChess fails to start up or you can’t select chess pieces with the mouse, please contact us at feedback AT dreamchess DOT org
DreamChess 0.2.1 release candidate 1 is now available. We’d appreciate any reports about build errors or bugs, you can contact us at feedback AT dreamchess DOT org
A few days ago we were contacted by Martin Deisenroth. He kindly offered to help us investigate the spinning chess board issue in Linux. It turned out that in his case the problem is caused by an accelerometer in his HP laptop, that is being reported as a joystick by the operating system. DreamChess has joystick support, a leftover from the original DreamCast version. This accelerometer is continuously sending events to DreamChess, causing the board to spin. If you’re also experiencing this issue, you could try the following workaround: