yics - Yahoo! Chess client for use with FICS interfaces
yics [ -l logfile ]
YICS connects to the free Yahoo! Chess lobbies and emulates a FICS
server. It can be used with most FICS interfaces (xboard(6), for
example) to play on Yahoo! Chess.
YICS currently accepts only one option:
Saves a connection log (excluding login information) to logfile,
which can be attached to a bug report if requested by the
A reference of commands, and other useful documentation, may be found
on the YICS wiki: <http://wiki.yics.org>.
YICS AS A HELPER PROGRAM
YICS was designed to be used as a helper program with FICS interfaces.
With xboard the use is fairly straightforward:
xboard -ics -icshost Yahoo -icshelper yics
Note that the parameter to -icshost has no effect, aside from setting
the xboard title. eboard is a little tricky, but can be done:
ln -s $(which yics) timeseal.$(uname -s) ; eboard
Choose "Peer > Connect to FICS" in eboard to connect.
YICS was written by Chris Howie <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was written by Chris Howie <email@example.com>,
for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
03 Feb 2006 yics(6)