want to change the color of the pieces and squres

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want to change the color of the pieces and squres

Postby evergreen1 » 15 Apr 2016, 14:54

this is where detailed description as to how we can personalise the pieces color of square etc
http://www.edcollins.com/chess/winb-config.htm

it says
white pc color
black pc color
dark square color
light square color

but in the winboard 4.8.0 version ini file
we cannot see this. wpc bpc is seen but not the other two.

as stated in http://www.edcollins.com/chess/winb-config.htm i want to change the colors. how can i do this.
he has given something like this

/whitePieceColor=#ffffff
/blackPieceColor=#1d1d1d
/lightSquareColor=#cdba9c
/darkSquareColor=#579148
in winboard under the menu view we can get the option to change the color, but there we are supposed to give a different numbers against hue,sat. green, red ,blue,lum etc.dont know what to do
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Re: want to change the color of the pieces and squres

Postby H.G.Muller » 15 Apr 2016, 16:00

You are probably looking in the wrong ini file. Because in the ini file that Actually holds your settings the square colors are certainly saved.

But there is usually little need to go hunting for the right ini file. If you want to type the colors (e.g. because you want to copy-paste them from somewhere else) you can type (or paste) those options in the 'Additional options' field of the Startup Dialog. Then they end up in the settings file anyway, first time you change settings. (That field might not accept multiple lines, so you would have to paste them one by one behind each other.)

The regular Windows color-picker dialog does allow you to type R, G and B numbers, but in decimal notation. But that is not much help if you have them in hexa-decimal notation.
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Re: want to change the color of the pieces and squres

Postby evergreen1 » 17 Apr 2016, 15:57

thanks for the reply.


as to the start up dialog-additional options field-it is a single line field.
H.G.Muller wrote: (That field might not accept multiple lines, so you would have to paste them one by one behind each other.)
then how to enter the values one by one ?>to be seperated by a comma? or any other special characters? or a space?
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Re: want to change the color of the pieces and squres

Postby H.G.Muller » 17 Apr 2016, 21:24

You can seperate them by spaces, similarly to what you would write on the command line when you start WinBoard from the command prompt. The Startup dialog is just a replacement for the command line, as Windows users typically don't start programs from a erminal window. Winboard treats all forms of 'whitespace' (spaces, tabs, newlines) as equivalent.
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