HIARCS Chess Explorer is a very intuitive and easy to use product with context sensitive help, a detailed searchable manual and many in product tips to assist you. The page captures the frequently asked questions about the product to assist you. For a list of features and versions we have released please see the Chess Explorer page.
When you purchase HIARCS Chess Explorer you will be sent an email with a download link where you can download the HIARCS Chess Explorer installer. To download the HIARCS Chess Explorer Installer please click on the link you were sent immediately after purchase. Once it is downloaded you will have the installer on your Mac:
Double click the HIARCS Chess Explorer Installer to begin the installation...
The installer will guide you though the installation process in simple steps. Click continue to proceed.
The Software License Agreement will then be displayed. You need to accept the terms of the End User License Agreement in order to be able to proceed to install and use the HIARCS Chess Explorer software.
Once you have agreed to the software license agreement you can begin installation of the software by clicking the Install button.
The HIARCS Chess Explorer software is now installed on your computer, this will only take a minute or two. Once the installer is complete you will get the following dialog confirming successful installation.
HIARCS Chess Explorer is now installed on your computer.
You can now drag the HIARCS Chess Explorer package from the /Applications folder to the Dock bar too make it easy to launch the application in future.
HIARCS Chess Explorer is a very easy to use product which has embedded help, pop up tips for commands, context sensitive help and a detailed indexed, searchable manual. The context sensitive help can be accessed from help menu or directly from the keyboard:
You can get access to detailed help in many ways:
As well as all this detailed information, the product itself is intuitive to use with well planned menus and short cut icons giving quick access to functionality for novices and experts alike.
You can view a quick tour of the product here:
There are also overview videos here.
Yes we have many help videos which you can view on our Mac HIARCS Chess Explorer video page. You can also access help videos directly from inside the product from the Help menu.
HIARCS Chess Explorer offers specially weakened levels with new enhanced play realism for weaker players. These levels start from a complete novice/beginner at 750 Elo and should be suitable for even players who have just learnt the moves. It has all the strengths of opponent from that beginner stage all the way through the different standards including novice, hobby, club, team, strong club, expert, master, International Master, Grandmaster and beyond.
Theses handicap levels and opponents have had significant new work done on them to improve the realism of the play and provide interesting opponents to play against and improve.
During play against these opponents the integrated coach pays particular attention and is able to offer advice and point out missed opportunities and mistakes to help you improve.
Yes, HIARCS Chess Explorer was designed and developed on and for Mac OS Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks and runs well on any Apple computer running these operating systems.
For clarity HIARCS Chess Explorer can also run on older Mac OS Snow Leopard (10.6) on any Mac made in 2007 or later.
Yes, HIARCS Chess Explorer takes advantage of the latest Retina based Apple Mac Book Pros. HIARCS Chess Explorer displays chess board and piece set graphics without any loss of quality up to 2400x2400 pixels. Furthermore high DPI fonts and widgets are displayed on Retina based Apple Macs.
When activating the product please ensure you have entered
the license name and code exactly as given to you. The easiest way to do this is
to use Copy and Paste. You can copy by highlighting the text to copy and using
the Cmd+C key combination. To paste click in the empty field (e.g. Code field)
and use the Cmd+V key combination to paste the code.
"generally I use
HIARCS." - Five time World Chess Champion
Vishy Anand, in a recent interview when asked what chess program he uses to