Misty Beach PGN Viewer Applet
What is the Misty Beach PGN Viewer applet?
Misty Beach Forth is a Java applet that takes a chess Portable Game Notation (PGN)
file in "reduced export format" and displays a chess board with buttons
allowing a viewer to step through the game. The viewer also allows for
annotations in the PGN file, but is not a complete PGN viewer. Some examples appear below.
Great care was taken to keep the applet small. The applet requires
46 KB of download using Netscape Navigator (i.e. about 46 seconds with a 14.4 Kbps
modem, about 23 seconds with a 28.8 Kbps modem assuming an uncompressed SLIP
connection. with a compressed SLIP connection about 20 and 10 seconds). The
applet requires about 18 KB of download using Internet Explorer (i.e. about
18 seconds and 9 seconds).
Can I use it on my web page?
Yes, that's the idea. In fact, it is designed to be used by
people who do not know Java. Individual, non-commercial use is
free. There is a fee for other uses. See Licensing and Downloading
for the details on licensing and downloading it.
So I don't need to know Java to use it?
No, you don't. Just like you don't need to know the file format
for GIF and JPEG graphics files to use them in your web pages,
you don't need to know Java to use the Misty Beach PGN Viewer applet.
How do I get it?
You download it from here. That
page also contains instructions on how to use it in your own
What is the current state of Misty Beach PGN Viewer?
The Version is 2.12. The big differences between 2.x and 1.x are:
Unfortunately, users of the 1.x version must modify their HTML
pages using 1.x to use 2.x. The addition of annotation and games
score require more screen area.
- 2.0 adds support for annotation,
- 2.0 displays the game score,
- 2.0 adds row and column labels for the board, and
- 2.0 adds support for multiple games
Is there a warranty?
No. The applet is provided "as-is". Download and
test it before you decide to use it. I will try to fix any
bugs found, but I'm not promising to do so.
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Last Updated: 15-Nov-1998
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