I am afraid of viruses. How can you prove your program is not a virus?
A: Here is a virustotal check of unprotected version of the program. However, some antiviruses can detect program as malicious indeed. This is because program protected with special software, which antiviruses may not like. Please don't worry, it's false positive, so just add program to whitelist. If you still have doubts, feel free to contact us: email@example.com
Is it cheat? Can I get banned for using this software?
A: Yes and yes. You're using it at your own risk.
Q: Bot cannot recognize chess boards! A: Please follow these steps: 1. Please make sure that board and pieces looks like shown on screenshots: http://chess-bot.com/websites/SupportedWebsites.html 2. Please use Chrome only. 3. Please try to use recommended screen resolutions: 1366x768, 1440x900, 1600x900, 1920x1080. Color depth: 32 bit 4. Make sure that your browser's zoom (scaling) is set to default (100%) on the page with the game. 5. Try to enable "Use alternative color scheme for board recognition " option on "Advanced" tab. 6. If nothing help, please contact support.
How should I configure the program to cause less suspicion?
A: Do not set "engine depth" parameter too high (it will be enough to set value to something like 5). Also use delays. For lichess.org and chess.com use advisor mode.
I want to use this bot, but it's not supporting the chess website, where I play.
A: Please send us a message with the link to this website and we'll see what we can do about it.
Bot running slow!
A: First of all try to use "Instant (without delay)" profile. Secondly try to use "Play by depth" method and decrease "Engine Depth" parameter.
Bot doesn't work for me!
A: Please follow these recommendations:
1. Make sure that board and pieces looks like shown on screenshots. 2. Use Google Chrome only. 3. Use recommended screen resolutions: 1366x768, 1440x900, 1600x900, 1920x1080. Color depth: 32 bit 4. Make sure that your browser's zoom (scaling) is set to default (100%) on the page with the game. 5. On Windows - right click on desktop -> Display settings -> set the size of text, apps and other items back to 100% (the slider). Restart Windows after that.
I've done everything that described in instructions, but the program doesn't work!
A: First of all try to run program as administrator and make sure that your antivirus is not blocking it.
Secondly, you may try to do following:
a) Close bot program and close browser. b) Right-click the "ChessBot.exe" file and select Properties. If the application is on the taskbar, right-click the taskbar icon, right-click the application’s name, and select Properties. c) Click the Compatibility tab and click the “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings” checkbox. After you do, close the application and re-open it. d) (!) Repeat same action for browser (for example, if you using Google Chrome, than right-click "Chrome.exe" -> etc...) e) After that try to launch browser and then start bot as usual.
I've completed the steps in the previous tip, but the program is still not working.