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Chessmaster 9000

Windows - 2002

Alt names Chessmaster 9000: Le Jeu d'Echecs Le Plus Célèbre Au Monde, Chessmaster 9000: O Mais Popular Jogo De Xadrez Do Mundo, Chessmaster 9000: The World's Most Popular Chess Program
Year 2002
Platform Windows
Released in France, United Kingdom, United States (2002)
Russia (2003)
Worldwide (2009)
Genre Educational, Strategy
Theme Chess, Turn-based
Publisher Akella, Ubi Soft Entertainment Software
Developer Ubi Soft SRL, Ubisoft SRL
Perspectives Top-Down, Diagonal-down
4.38 / 5 - 26 votes

Description of Chessmaster 9000

Description from the publisher:

The world's best-selling chess brand invites you to master history's greatest game. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, Chessmaster 9000 promises to improve your skills and elevate your level of play.

  • Fun chess game for beginner, intermediate, or advanced players
  • Learn from more than 800 classic games; new Blunder Alert function
  • Improved chess engine; compete against 150+ different opponents
  • Over 30 new chess sets and optional, true 3-D gameplay
  • QuickStart and "speed chess"; variety of online, multiplayer options

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How to play Chessmaster 9000 Windows

Install the game, then install the patch 1.02a. After that, use the fix by beha_r which allows you to run the game on modern systems (copy and replace cm256.dll to the folder with installed game). Optionally install NoCD. The game with has been tested with patch 1.02a and fix by beha_r on Windows 7 64-bit, works with no problem.

How to run the game on 64-bit systems: set the game to compatibility mode with Windows XP or Windows 200, then launch the game. If nothing happens - open Task Manager and look for processes chessmaster.exe and rundll32.exe. Close Chessmaster 9000 process but don't touch rundll32.exe, then try to run the game again, it must work (don't forget to close rundll32.exe process after you finish playing).

Comments and reviews

Victorio 2024-03-10 0 point

It's now march 2024, i managed to install it on an old pc running windows10. no problems, but when i started playing i realized... why am I here all by myself when I can go online and play with a community of life players. Yep. closed the program and probably wont open it again. oh well.

shankss2018 2024-01-26 0 point

I have installed it in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. It works beautifully.
But I want to make the contents into a DVD for giving to my students (I am running a Chess School). Can someone guide me how to do that?

florin 2024-01-24 0 point

it works perfectly on windows 10. thanks tom.

OhAdam 2024-01-18 0 point

Tom you're a frickin genius.

Alan 2024-01-09 0 point

Install Windows XP in a virtual machine (VMWare, VirtualBox either one. Both are free). Then start up Windows XP and install Chessmaster 9000.

CCPULL3 2023-12-12 -1 point

For some reason, I don't understand, the disk 2 download keeps getting BLOCKED. The PATCH, when clicked, does nothing, and the same for the FIX. Whats up? I'm running win 10 what do you think? I've had this game & love it, but couldn't use it on Win 10. I didn't have the patch or the fix so I just tossed it. BIG MISTAKE!!!
Got any ideas? thanks, you're doing good work with this site!

Joe Smooth 2023-12-04 0 point

All this huffing about difficulty installing.
ISO's are not difficult to manage for most all.
I would have written an installer (.exe) for the ISO's, as I can.
Perhaps I will, if by popular demand.

Tom 2023-09-13 2 points

Have this working on Win11 64 pro, you can try the following:
1) Get WinCDEmu and install it (
1b) Forget about WinCDEmu for now.
2) Download all Chessmaster files to a local folder (I.e. C:\Chessmaster_9000\)
3) unzip CD1 and CD2 files to new folders (I.e. C:\Chessmaster_9000\Chessmaster_9000_CD1), same with the patchfile (1 file was not zipped as download I believe)
4) Delete the dowloaded zips, you dont need them anymore.
5) Open the folder CD1 , double-click the BIN file and use WinCDEmu to mount it to V: (or any other virtual drive letter).
6) Same for CD2, mount that one to W:
7) you now have 2 fake-cd-rom drives, you can open V: using explorer and search for Setup.exe , run it
8) When asked for CD2, refer to W:
9) after installing, do not run the game yet (just close it if you did, no biggy) de-mount V: and W: (eject them, should be on top of explorer), go to your installation folder of the installed game and copy-paste the earlier (downloaded and unzipped) patch-file in there, then run the patch.
10) Since the game was made for Windows 1958 , the program may act a tad goofy on first run; Try running from newly created destop icon (not sure but I think I mounted CD1 one more time) - I did NOT use the Chessmaster-fix-by-beha_r at all if I remeber correctly. Maybe rebooting your system is also a good idea.
11) After all that, I can run the program straight from a desktop-icon now (without mounting any CD's or whatever), works fine.

HOLA VIEJO 2023-08-21 0 point

Es un excelente entretenimiento

Jean 2023-06-16 -2 points

chessmaster9000 est excellent. J'ai les deux disques depuis 2002 avec windows 7. J'ai windows
11 maintenant cheesmaster9000 ne fonctionne pas.

Manuela Borges Elias 2023-06-14 0 point

o jogo e muito bom em graficos,problemas,e em tufo

Johan 2023-02-25 -1 point

Can use poweriso to extract the files from bin/cue. Not necessary to change the file extension. Works on Windows 10. Didnt run patch or fix.

NEO 2023-02-10 1 point

It's an image file of a disk, you need a virtual disk like daemon tools or WinCDEmu. You should be able to just mount it on newer Windows versions, try changing the file extension from bin to iso, then right click on the file and mount.
You could also use an emulator like pcem to play old games

Pissed off 2023-02-05 -1 point

Chess master 9000 like all pc software is impossible to install, it was on the old computers and if it were possible to be more impossible , it is now.

guadis 2022-11-27 -12 points

how to install the bin file of chessmaster9000?

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