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Play UA-Chess

To play UA-Chess "Macromedia Flash Player 7" is required, which can be downloaded for free from:

To take advantage of the speech recognition and synthesis facilities, a SALT-compliant browser is required, such as the Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (you will need to download and install the Microsoft Internet Explorer Speech Add-in 1.0 ).

For more details about the game, you can read the user manual.

UA-Chess is a self-voicing application, so if you have a screen reader running, you will need to turn off its voice. The game will open in a new window.

Start the game

Note: If you want to play a network game and you are behind a firewall port 1935 will need to be open. This is the port that has been assigned to Macromedia for the Flash Communication Server by the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority).

How to download and install the Microsoft Internet Explorer Speech Add-in 1.0

The Speech Add-in is available for the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows® 2000 Professional, with Service Pack 4
  • Windows 2000 Server, with Service Pack 4
  • Windows XP Professional, with Service Pack 1
  • Windows ServerTM 2003 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard

Administrator privileges are required to install the Speech Add-in. To install the add-in:

  1. Install the latest service pack for the operating system from:
  2. Install the latest version of Internet Explorer (6.0 SP1 or later) from
  3. Download "" (size: 65MB)
  4. Unzip "" and run "Setup.exe".
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. A new program group named "Microsoft Internet Explorer Speech Add-in" will be added to "Start > All programs", and in this group an entry named "Speech Add-in Start Page". Through this page you can test if the add-in was installed and if it works properly. You can also test and set speech input and output parameters through the "Control panel" by selecting "Speech".

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