Monday, 28 May 2012

Updated Chess Pieces & Sounds

The next version will have a new move and capture sound (similiar to CPT 3.3 as requested by many users). The chess pieces have been updated too. A completely new set of chess pieces is planned too and you can have an impact on it by giving us your feedback!

Do you like this updated pieces better than the previous one? Do you still want to have back the original ones from CPT 3.3?

I understand that the previous ones were a little bit too blurry, but the old CPT 3.3 images were plain ugly IMO.. Anyway, it is saying something that several useres wanted to have back the old ones...

Beside this updated piece images we plan to create another set of pieces. Any chess piece images you like especially?

This website has a nice selection of chess fonts, which can be used as inspiration:

New Chess Pieces with next version

Updated ChessPieces

Previous Chess Pieces

Old ChessPieces

CPT 3.3 Chess Pieces

CPT3 ChessPieces

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Comments (13)

  • Farid Maluf
    29 May 2012 at 16:00 |
    Farid Maluf


    Those are better, but I still like the original CPT version, which are sleeker. On the link you provided, several were fine, but I'd be partial to the ones used in the Informator (CA Chess, I think it was). Best regards.

  • giosy
    29 May 2012 at 19:39 |

    The new chess pieces are better than previus one.
    About the capture sound, I would like ask you if is possible add those of Fritz, which are the better...IMO

  • Ivan
    30 May 2012 at 13:26 |

    I would like to have a way to choose the look of the pieces too, not only the board colors.

  • Dave
    30 May 2012 at 14:50 |

    My vote goes to the CPT 3.3 version. With the others you feel as though you must explore how you can change the pieces to something better.

    Regarding the sounds I too think the Fritz announcements are good. It sounds like Jacob Aagaard to me.


  • Jeremy Bernstein
    01 June 2012 at 14:40 |
    Jeremy Bernstein

    I like the new pieces, too, but I'd also like some basic UCSF and Merida pieces, just with antialiasing/smoothing so that they don't look so shabby. To echo everyone else: look at Fritz/ChessBase's default fonts -- they just look nice, although they're nothing exotic.

    Looking forward to the improvements!

  • dave
    02 June 2012 at 19:06 |

    There is no question that CPT 3.3 pieces are the best by far.

  • sapientdust
    03 June 2012 at 18:59 |

    I like the CPT 3.3 best so far, but the new one is better than the current one. I agree with Bernstein to look at Fritz/ChessBase defaults: a simple functional one without fancy color gradients and other eye candy would be my vote.

    I like the CPT 3.3 a lot. The only issue I have with that one is that the edges look too jagged.

  • Peter
    04 June 2012 at 12:39 |

    I fully agree with Bernstein and Sapientdust.

  • Alvaro Frota
    04 June 2012 at 18:11 |
    Alvaro Frota

    Olá Stefan!

    I think that the Merida Font is the better, probably because I have used this Font since I word with computational Chess.

    Sorry but I do not like the CPT 3.3 Font. It is some kind of Merida Font but without the details.

    Also, Frit's or Chess Tempo's sound is better ones than the actual CPT sounds.

    Aquele Abraço!

    Álvaro Frota

  • sapientdust
    05 June 2012 at 15:31 |

    I actually would be fine with the proposed new design as long as it didn't have the fuzzy gray gradient color that is in the White pieces. That's what really bothers me about the current set and the proposed new one, but the Black pieces actually look nice.

  • plavitch
    05 June 2012 at 21:28 |

    I initially hated the version 4 pieces, but after working with them for a couple of months they have grown on me. I prefer either of the newer options presented to the version 3.3 pieces, which just look too jagged.

    I do like the Merida pieces the best and use them whenever available.

  • Walter Quiroga
    25 June 2012 at 14:12 |
    Walter Quiroga

    Waiting for new release.

  • Stefan Renzewitz
    15 July 2012 at 09:56 |

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