LanternChess622.dmg Is our new easy to use Installer on Mac(If not on current Mac OS, Catalina, make sure you right click on dmg you downloaded and select open to have option to open it, Catalina users can just double click). Just run the installer and drag Lantern to the Applications folder. No need to get Java, its bundled with application. Size 92 Megs.
The Lantern iOS Mac Catalyst version optimized for Mac is available as a download now on a seperate page.
Windows/Linux Download version 6.21 - Works with most Java versions. Mac Users who just want the jar and have Java can use this too.
By Mike Adams - LanternBugs at gmail
Lantern Chess - an ICC Interface is also available for iOS and Android.
No Chessclub account and want to try, choose Guest In the Connection Dialog and play for Free.
To sign up for a Chesslcub account register here. This application can be used with a 30 day trial if not had yet.
Click the Lantern Chess Screenshot For Full Size
|Crazyhouse and Bughouse
||Activities Window with Seeks, Notify and Event List
||Chess Engine Analysis with Stockfish
|Wallpaper and Lookup User Popup
|| Customizable Board Colors and Fonts.
||Circles and Arrows
Client for ICC that runs on Mac, Linux and Windows
Lantern is a free open source interface to ICC. Chessclub.com users download a client to connect to the server.
Different Boards Click For Full Size
|Crampled Paper - CCube Pieces
Customizable Analysis Colors
Lantern is a Java Interface to ICC
Install Java if not installed. It can be off in web browsers. Only versions 5.82 and up work on version 9 and greater. Legacy Mac Java works as well.
Download the JRE(runtime) if Java not installed.Right click jar downloaded and choose open with Java or Jar Launcher or double click jar file.
Prior to starting this interface, I made the Pulsar Chess Program which plays chess and variants such as Atomic, Crazyhouse, Losers, Three Checks, Chess960, and Giveaway. There is an iOS version as well.
The opening book in lantern accessible from Options when examining is from my OpeningTree app.
We are an open source program and on github.com at lanternicc