Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing User Profile Chessforum

Viewer Deluxe
Member since Dec-03-07 · Last seen Apr-05-14
On this forum you can share your experience using <Chess Viewer Deluxe> (CVD) and also provide feedback and/or suggestions for new features. You are welcome to ask general Java installation and troubleshooting questions but those that are platform specific remain JVM vendor's responsibility. Some common Java installation problems and good suggestions have already been posted here and if you're lucky enough they may apply to your situation.
>> Click here to see Viewer Deluxe's game collections. Full Member

   Viewer Deluxe has kibitzed 364 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-18-14 Viewer Deluxe chessforum (replies)
Viewer Deluxe: <Alien Math>, <WannaBe> Thanks for your good suggestions. Hopefully, we’ll be able to find a legit way to set this up. I haven’t seen one setting that works for everyone yet. Unfortunately, recent Java releases handle Applets differently and that makes the ...
   Aug-01-13 British Championship (2013) (replies)
Viewer Deluxe: You might be curious to know that some illegal moves were played on board 12 and 15 (in round 3). One of them was a reply to a checkmate... Unfortunately, many live relays would bother with such news. Be my guest at “British Championship 2013 (Live Games)” ...
   Mar-12-13 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
Viewer Deluxe: <OhioChessFan: <Yogi>> I have been tricked a few times with the current default PGN viewer since it doesn't annotate checks. Similar flaw is the final mate annotation which disappears, in fact, getting removed from the PGN text. I’m sure you know how gracefully ...
   Nov-27-12 chessforum (replies)
Viewer Deluxe: <Mrs. Alekhine> and <> This will sound a bit too technical but may be related to your problems. One other main difference between CVD and CVD2 is the usage of APPLET element. The newer approach relies on OBJECT element which is the modern and ...
   Nov-22-12 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2012) (replies)
Viewer Deluxe: Games of "FIDE Grand Prix 2012" are being broadcasted live on my blog at As usual, you can enjoy on-the-fly FENs and PGNs.
   Mar-25-12 European Championship (2012) (replies)
Viewer Deluxe: In case you haven't found it yet, games of "European Individual Championship" are being broadcasted live on my blog at As usual, you can enjoy on-the-fly FENs and PGNs. And, yes, all the games are on the same page pre-loaded and ready to ...
   Feb-18-12 Bunratty Masters (2012) (replies)
Viewer Deluxe: In case you haven't found it yet, games of "Bunratty Masters 2012" are being broadcasted live on my blog at As usual, you can enjoy on-the-fly FENs and PGNs.
   Feb-11-12 Aeroflot Open (2012) (replies)
Viewer Deluxe: Having troubles getting the games? You are not alone. In case you haven’t found it yet, try my blog at . As usual, you can enjoy on-the-fly FENs and PGNs.
   Jan-28-12 Gibraltar Masters (2012) (replies)
Viewer Deluxe: Games of "Gibraltar Chess 2012" are being broadcasted live on my blog at As usual, you can enjoy on-the-fly FENs and PGNs.
   Jul-24-11 CG Librarian chessforum (replies)
Viewer Deluxe: < <CG Librarian>… (there are sometimes two ways to write a move when a piece is pinned, and Chess Viewer Deluxe even displays them identically, though the PGN is actually different).> The reason CVD displays such moves identically is because the viewer implements
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

Chess Viewer Deluxe Support

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 13 OF 15 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Mar-28-12  whiteknight09: Help! Why can I no longer play games using the chess viewer? Did my membership lapse or am I missing a piece of software?


Apr-30-12  chriso0258: I am creating a a website and would like to include CVD on the site. However, I'm running into problems getting it to work on a Joomla 2.5 website? The browser actually prints the code on the webpage. I have tried using custom html module and plugins to allow code but to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Viewer Deluxe: Hi <chriso0258>,
The dynamic applet creation is much easier to integrate. Just follow the instructions This is the same method which refers to as “CVD II”. Not to mention that it’s fully cross browser compatible as opposed to the deprecated APPLET tags.
May-04-12  chriso0258: Thanks for your reply. I did read those instructions and am still confused. I am using Joomla for my CMS. I'm afraid I'm still confused as to where to put the code. My site has one main template css. If I put the code in the site's template.css, then how would I get the CV on a particular page? If I don't put it in the template.css, where then? Thanks for your patience.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Viewer Deluxe: As a proof of concept you can include the main JS and the CV section one in the same post. It should work but make sure you edit in HTML mode (or whatever Joomla is calling it). Then you may be able to find a better place for the main JS – something like page header, template, layout. I’m not familiar with Joomla so I can’t help you there. You may be interested to see how CVD integration works with WordPress and, ideally, you may be able to do similar for Joomla. I’m not suggesting you try the WP solution on Joomla (that’s not going to work) so it all depends on your experience.
May-08-12  chriso0258: I think I'm getting closer. I got another viewer's script to work but not yours. I would prefer your viewer. The other script can be found at I put your chess viewer stub code in my template.css file. I then used your html code generator on a pgn file and put that on my webpage but it doesn't seem to pick up the js. in the template.css file. I also tried including the stub code in with the html script but that didn't work either. Maybe if you look at the other viewer you can tell me what's the same/different and I can use that information to make corrections. Just a thought.
May-08-12  chriso0258: Never mind. I got it to work. Thank you for all your time. One last question, is there a way your viewer can be configured so a user viewing our site can input their own pgn file data?
May-13-12  chriso0258: Couple of questions:

1. I noticed that on they can create a link on their home page to a game. How can I create links to games on my website?

2. Is there a way for a website visitor to copy and paste the contents of a pgn file into the viewer to view their own game?

Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <chriso0258> If you right click on the box score section, you will see options to copy or paste PGNs.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Viewer Deluxe: <chriso0258> Yes, the solution that <WannaBe> suggests is available in every CVD instance. I have a feeling that your questions are about Web development. That whole field is not a subject we can discuss here. There are many good books that can help.
May-28-12  chriso0258: When I was viewing my website with some friends we noticed that your viewer did not show up on his iPad3. Have you had any other reports of this? Is there a setting in his iPad browser that needs to be set? I don't know if this applies to other iPad models as well.


Sep-19-12  qstone: Hi, CVD is great. I like it a lot. One question, how to make the dark square color solid? Thanks.
Sep-20-12  Calli: Hello, I have been entering a lot of date and round data for CG.

Sub-rounds on scorecards. Some of the old tournaments require a number like "12.2", but four characters are not visible in the "rnd" box. See, for instance, Alapin vs J Mason, 1901

Make the "Score" box narrower and the Rnd box wider. It is really not a "score". It is a "result". Perhaps replacing the word "Score" with "R" or "Rsl" or "Rslt". All are valid abbreviations for "Result".

Premium Chessgames Member
  Viewer Deluxe: Hi <Calli>,
I never heard of sub-rounds. I believe the fractional part is board numbers. In fact, as more and more games are made available from bigger tournaments, we recently had one with 120 boards. In that case the box would contain “12.120”. I’m sure we can agree not to try and display it. I find it even more annoying when the site or the event field gets truncated. Let’s face it – if we want a concise game header with brief details we have to compromise.

Frankly, you can always “Copy” the PGN source to the clipboard and have the full PGN text. The entire round field will be there if you insist on having it.

On the other hand, if you mean to open a bigger discussion, here’s one possible direction. Quite often in various Chess Media we mix various fields into one, for example: site “Geneva, SUI”; player “Magnus Carlsen (GM)” or worse “Magnus Carlsen (2823)”. The last example shows a deep misunderstanding of PGN at all. Even when the standard clearly defined WhiteElo as a separate field, people still go and “improve” it in their own way.

For the record, every 101 entry level class on databases will discourage mixing apples and oranges (called Atomicity). The round information above is no exception – board numbers have nothing to do with round numbers and shouldn’t be mixed together.

Just my take

Jan-15-13  bondll: Question for Chessgames experts:

In Chess Viewer Deluxe, how do I change the board color from orange to green?


Jan-15-13  hms123: <bondll>

Start here: Chessgames Preferences Page

right under your email address you will find this:

<Configure the colors of the chessboard: (optional) If you want to customize the color of the board, you can do that here. Dark Squares: #

Light Squares: #
or >

You should be able to figure it out from there--hms

Premium Chessgames Member
  DrNyet: I have seen mentions of CVD II but no announcement. What was changed?


Premium Chessgames Member
  Viewer Deluxe: No new functionality on the viewer’s side. Main changes are in the browser integration – getting rid of APPLET tags chessforum and improving the game loading time chessforum. The latter makes a bigger difference when entire tournaments are loaded. The boost is modest for loading a single game (the way CVD is being used here on
Premium Chessgames Member
  hoodrobin: Is it possible to promote to a minor piece? How can I do this (if possible)? Thank you.
Jun-27-13  Shams: <hoodrobin> Right-click anywhere on the board and you'll see the option.
Premium Chessgames Member
  hoodrobin: <Shams>
Thank you v.m.
Jul-16-13  abscissa73: Hi Nikolai and others, your CVD is great! However, I'm unable to embed it properly onto my website ABHISHEK.MALLELA.NET

If you could get back to me for technical issues of downloading pgn, that would be great. Thanks.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Viewer Deluxe: Hi <abscissa73>,
Just follow the steps here “How to publish a chess game on your blog” If you don’t have a separate page header (aka layout) you can do “Step One” directly in the HEAD tags on the current HTML page.
Sep-15-13  Pacificknight: I would like to configure the viewer to load the game at move 19 White to play, every time. How can I do this?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Viewer Deluxe: Hi <Pacificknight>,

You can do that by creating a custom PGN that includes a startup postion (FEN). CVD allows you to publish it as a puzzle or with all the remaining moves visible.

Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 15)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 13 OF 15 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific user only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

You are not logged in to
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC