WHAT IS TIMESEAL?!
Timeseal is a program that has been developed to improve chess on internet.
Netlag often causes players to lose valuable seconds or even minutes on their
chess clocks. Transmission time is counted against you, unless the chess
server can tell exactly when information is transmitted. The timeseal program
acts as a relay station and keeps track of transmission times. What timeseal
does is record your thinking time, so that transmission time is not counted
against you. Timeseal will not prevent netlag but it makes the games fairer
when lag occurs. (For other ways to handle the impacts of lag, read "help
HOW DO I USE TIMESEAL?!
Some interfaces have timeseal built into them; examples are Fixation (finger
Adum) and PowerICS (finger Kossy) for Macintosh systems, WinBoard versions
3.6.0 and higher (finger Mann) for Windows 95 and Windows NT, and CClient
(finger Plotinus). To use these programs, make timeseal active before you
logon to the chess server. Finger the program authors for up-to-date
information on their interfaces.
Other users must get a version of timeseal working on the computer that
connects to the chess server. In most cases, you must run timeseal on the
computer host that links you to the chess server. The version of timeseal you
need will depend on the operating system used by your host computer. You will
need to identify which version you need, download it and make it ready for
use. Because computer operating systems differ, there are different versions
For further details, see the separate help file for your operating system.
There are separate files currently for Macintosh, Windows and Unix systems:
Others will be added as they become available.
See Also: chan_1 ftp_hints interface lag
[Written by Hawk, August 15, 1995; last modified: May 15, 1998 -- Friar]