True WYSIWYG LaTeX System

Popular Games Packages
installation module for BaKoMa TeX 4/5

This module includes popular macro packages described in chapters 7 and 8 of `LaTeX graphics Companion'.
  • Chapter 7 - Preparing music scores:
  • Chapter 8 - Playing games:
    Chess, Xiangqi - Chinese Chess, Go, Backgammon, Bridge, Crosswords.
This module can install the packages under BaKoMa TeX 4.0 and later.
To install it just run GAMES.BKZ unit.

Useful information for every package:

MusiXTeXT.103Chapter 7 of LGC.
Note:Special fonts are in Type 1 font format (musixps).
Author:Daniel Taupin, Ross Mitchell, Andreas Egler

Chess1.2Package for chess diagrams and tournaments.
Diagram fonts are in vector Type 3 font format with halftone for chess board. This approach takes the best results on printers and displays. Fonts for in-line notation are in Type 1 font format. Adobe's Cheq font in Type 1 font format is included and precofigured.
Author: Piet Tutelaers (
Source: CTAN:fonts/chess, CTAN:fonts/cheq

cchess1.0bPackage for Xiangqi - Chinese chess.
Note:Special fonts are in Type 3 font format.
Author: Jacques Richer + Frank Mittelbach
Source: CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/other/cchess

Go1.0bPackage for GO diagrams.
Special fonts are too hard to convert they automatically in any way. In this reason the fonts has been manually codded in PostScript Type 3 font format by Basil K. Malyshev.
Author: Hanna Koloziejska
Source: CTAN:fonts/go

Backgammon1.0Package to annotate Backgammon Matches and Positions.
Special font has dithered halftone which is very bad for scalable technologyes. In this reason, the halftone has been fixed for MetaPost fill with color and then the font has been converted to PostScript Type 3 font format. It was done by Basil K. Malyshev.
Author: Jorg Richter
Source: CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/other/bg

Crosswrd2.8bPackage for making crosswords
Author: Brian Hamilton Kelly
Source: CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/other/crosswrd

Cwpuzzle1.4Yet another package for making crosswords
Author: Gerd Neugebauer
Source: CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/other/gene/crossword

There is NO warranty. You may redistribute this software under the terms of the copyright of every package. For more information about these matters, see sources for every package.

2000/03/21 - This module has been released by BKM.
2001/09/09 - MusixTeX was updated to version `T.103'.
2001/10/25 - `multicol.sty' was removed from MusixTeX directory.
2002/11/17 - BG Type 3 font was fixed for Elliptical pen supported in V 5.10

BaKoMa TeX Distribution > Macros > Games Copyright 1998-2009, Basil K. Malyshev.