[Newbies] How do I run Chess?

Rob Rothwell r.j.rothwell at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 00:30:51 UTC 2008

Try this:
1. Left click on the Squeak Desktop.  You should get the "World" menu
2. Select "open...", then "SqueakMap Package Loader."  It may ask you if you
want to update the cache from the network or something like that.  Say yes
if it does...
3. Find "Chess" in the list of packages.  Right click, and choose "install."
4. Open a workspace by getting the World menu again (step 1) and selecting
"open..." again, and then "workspace"
5.  Type ChessMorph new openInWorld.
6.  With the cursor on the line you typed, Ctrl-D in Windows, I think Alt-D
on a Mac.  Or, highlight the line, right click, and select "do it (d)
7.  A chess board should open.  You're on your own; I have never played!

Hope this helps,


On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Felix Dorner <felix_do at web.de> wrote:

> I am a noob, so handle with care. You got a file named Chess.st? So maybe
> look for 'how
> do I load a .st file in smalltalk?' Looking in the Squeak FAQ gave me this:
> http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/1105
> Now that does tell me something about what a .st file is. However it
> doesn't tell me how
> to load such a piece of code. Searching further got me to this page:
> http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/cs2340/3667
> He tells me to just 'do': FileStream fileIn: 'C:\foo.st'
> ( If you don't know how to 'do' something, you should probably postpone
> your chess
> adventure and read the Squeak by Example Book. Probably everyone highly
> recomends it. )
> Now you need to find a Class that you could call the 'main entry point' for
> the
> Chess program you are trying to run. Open the Class browser and search for
> "Chess". You
> could also try something as:
> Chess new openInWorld (which is kind of a Pattern I've seen through all
> Squeak UI apps.)
> Hope that helps a little. Don't give up.
> Felix
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