General Problemist facts

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Problemist is a software entirely dedicated to chess problems. It is specially designed to create and solve problems.

It has been developed over several years and exists in two versions: The original DOS version and this version for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit (a 16-bit version is also available for Windows 3.1x users).

If you are satisfied with this software and/or you think of ways to improve it, please send your comments/suggestions to:


Matthieu Leschemelle

8 avenue Gambetta

78100 St Germain en Laye


+33 (0)1-39-21-84-24


To run properly Problemist requires the following files:


In the c:\\program files (x86)\Problemist directory

-PROBLEM32.EXE : The program itself (the only one strictly required)

In the Problemist directory

-PRBHLP_E.CHM : This help file.
-AUTEURS.TXT : The list of authors.
-SOURCES.TXT : The source and country list.


In the WINDOWS/FONTS sub-directory

-CASEFONT.TTF : The diagrams font.
-PROBLEM.TTF : The symbolic notation font.



When Problemist is launched for the first time, you may experience display problems, which will be quickly be resolved once the proper font has been installed. (see Display options).


Likewise, in the unlikely event of a software crash, information saved in initlialization records might be seriously damaged .In order to restore all of the default parameters, simply start Problemist while keeping the [shift] key held down.


The most frequently-used commands are available through the, short keys, tool bar or mouse shortcuts

To access this help file through the menu, just open the menu using the keyboard, select an item and then press [F1].


A note on conventions:

The following conventions have been used throughout this online manual:


Menu options are enclosed within curly brackets, e.g. {File | Open} where the first item represents the menu concerned and the second one the individual menu option. Where only a single item is listed in this manner it refers to the corresponding menu.


Key-presses (including keyboard shortcuts or hot keys) are enclosed in square brackets with a plus sign between keys where more than one key is concerned, e.g. [Ctrl]+[O].



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