Possible workaround for spinning chess board issue

A few days ago we were contacted by Martin Deisenroth. He kindly offered to help us investigate the spinning chess board issue in Linux. It turned out that in his case the problem is caused by an accelerometer in his HP laptop, that is being reported as a joystick by the operating system. DreamChess has joystick support, a leftover from the original DreamCast version. This accelerometer is continuously sending events to DreamChess, causing the board to spin. If you’re also experiencing this issue, you could try the following workaround:

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The mysterious case of the spinning chess board

Several linux users have reported that the chess board in DreamChess keeps spinning around on its own. We’d really like to fix this bug, but unfortunately we cannot reproduce this problem. We’re looking for someone to help us out with this, so if you have the spinning board problem and are able to build DreamChess from source, please contact us (feedback at Thanks!

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Moving to SourceForge

Due to the closure of BerliOS at the end of this year, we have moved the project to SourceForge.

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DreamChess 0.2.0 released

Over a year has passed since the first release, and we are now happy to present DreamChess 0.2.0. DreamChess is a 3D chess game for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The new release can be downloaded from our website at

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New screenshots

The screenshots have been updated to reflect the upcoming 0.2.0 release. DreamChess 0.2.0 will be released on Saturday November 17th.. stay tuned!

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