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  • #: 35692
  • Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2014-10-15
  • Current Version: 1.2
  • 1.2
  • Size: 1.30 MB
  • Language: English, Chinese, French
  • Seller: Huy Phan
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © 2010 PlayXiangqi
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HOXChess is a free and open source Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) application for iPhone/iPod touch. The user can either practice with Artificial Intelligent (AI) or play with other people around the world through the free PlayXiangqi.com server.

Common features:

- Replay mode with 4-button panel (Begin, Previous, Next, End).

- Five different Piece sets and Boards, including Western ones.

- Sound support.

- Graphics effects for Move-Hints and the Last-Move-Highlight.

- Three languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), and French.

Offline or Artificial Intelligent (AI) mode:

- Two different AI engines to choose from.

- Each AI has four different Difficulty Levels: Easy (default), Normal, Hard, Master.

- Auto Save and Auto Resume the current game.

- Disable/Enable (i.e., Pause/Resume) AI at any time to allow the user to play both sides/roles.

- Support Player-vs-Player (PvP) with AI being disabled.

- Unlimited Undo Moves.

- Either Human or AI can move first (as Red player).

Online mode (through a centralized server at PlayXiangqi.com):

- Play with other people either as a registered user or as a Guest.

- Play or Observe existing games/tables.

- Support basic Chat feature.

- Support receiving Invitations from other people.

- Track Rating/Points and game statistics using Elo Rating System.

- Support Auto-Resume after having disconnected from the network.

- Basic online options: Resign, Draw, Reset, and Timers.


- HOXChess is created by the team at PlayXiangqi.com.

- HOXChess is a fork/branch of NevoChess at nevochess.googlecode.com

- XQWLight is an open source AI engine written by Huang Chen at xqbase.com

- HaQiKi D is an AI engine written by H.G. Muller at home.hccnet.nl/h.g.muller

- Some Chinese pieces, boards, and sound files are from XQWizard at xqwizard.sourceforge.net

- Western pieces are from chessvariants.com and wikipedia.org

- Some icons are from Tango Desktop Project at tango.freedesktop.org

- Other icons and from Crystal Project Icons (by Everaldo) at crystalxp.net

What's New in Version 1.2

Support different screen layouts (iPhone4, iPhone5, iPad).

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Eighty dollars charged

It is not worth it. I found my credit card has been charged 80 dollars.


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