Alternatives to Raptor Chess Interface for all platforms with any license


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  • XBoard icon


    XBoard, also known as WinBoard on Microsoft operating systems, is a free graphical user interface client developed by Tim Mann that is compatible with various chess...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    BabasChess is a new revolutionary Internet Chess Client for Windows. It combines ease of use with powerful features for advanced users; integrates a fast and...

    Free Windows

  • eboard icon


    eboard is a chess interface for Unix-like systems (GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, etc.) based on the GTK+ GUI toolkit. It provides a chess board interface to ICS (Internet...

    Free Linux BSD

  • flChess icon


    Chess game with enhanced AI in 3D environment. Main feature - smart artificial intellect, which can give you hard work! For experienced players - chess machine Crafty...

    Free Windows

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  • Jin icon


    Jin is an open source, cross platform, graphical client for chess servers, written in Java. Jin can run either as a standalone application (available at this website) or...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Chess Walk

    Chess Walk is an Android chess application allowing offline and online (via FICS) play.

    Open Source Android

    • Discontinued Website and app unavailable.
  • Thief icon


    Thief is a free chess client written by Zon Jan to play on chess servers like the Free Internet Chess Server (FICS). Thief can be customized and supports regular chess...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • LightFICS icon


    LightFICS is a FICS/freechess,org Mac OS X application to play chess online. The app has automatic login and automatic game search (aka quickplay). It's very easy to...

    Commercial Mac

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    Play Chess against your phone or against other players all over the world.

    Freemium Android Java Mobile S60 Blackberry

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Raptor Chess Interface Comments

Found A Fix ...

about Raptor Chess Interface · ·

While trying to install Jin, the installer put up a message that said it would work best with a specific version of Java, and was nice enough to include a link to download it from, so I went ahead and installed that version as requested, and just as I was getting ready to run Jin for the first time, I had a Thought:

"Wait a minute. Let me see if this will make Raptor work again first."

I started Raptor, and instead of complaining about how it needed me to install Java again, it logged me into FICS ... so all is not lost with Raptor (thank goodness)!


Dead After System Update to Mac OS X 10.10

Comment by gdwaynewarner
about Raptor Chess Interface · Dec 2016 ·

I used this one for about a year under Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.8), then one of the programs I rely on needed to run under 10.10, so I upgraded my OS ... and now Raptor no longer works. No updates since last year.

Too bad ... since the death of Fixation, this one was my "go-to" chess client.