No analysis engine included; loading UCI engine fails. No PGN.
This tactics app would be ok if it included an analysis engine by default — or at least didn’t invariably fail to load an external engine like Stockfish. Modifying the permissions of the UCI engine’s executable with chmod yields no results: the same error is shown (“can’t launch UCI engine”). So the prospective purchaser must decide whether a tactics app without analysis capabilities is worth the money. Another drawback is that there's no “copy FEN to clipboard” or “export PGN” option. So this is another significant omission along with the engine’s absence. Tested on Yosemite (10.10.1) on a Retina iMac and a Retina MBP.
I purchased the Tactictrainer chess app (v1.2). Works fine on iPad, but won't launch on my iMac. The icon just flashes, program won't open. Yes, I have system prerequisites (64bit/OSX10.7.5) Tried reinstalling, restarting, etc. without luck.
Hope to revise this review soon
I hope to revise this review soon because the application looks great, but there is a problem with it as other reviewers have mentioned. At least on some systems this program crashes before it even opens.
does not work. how do i get my money back?