To get an evaluation copy or the fully functional program follow these easy steps.
Download the Blindfold package
Click on the link below to download the self-extracting archive containing
a limited Blindfold program (after you register the limitations will be removed).
It requires Windows 3.1 or higher.
It is the complete package (version: 1.1, November, 1998; size: 417 KB)
Blindfold and Register programs, the help files and all necessary support files.
(See the version history for the latest changes.)
To install on your PC, put the package you've downloaded (BF_EC.EXE) in a temporary directory and run it;
it will extract its contents automatically in that temporary directory.
Next, run the program INSTBF.EXE. It will do the following:
To start the program open the directory it is installed in
and run the BFI.EXE file.
- Give you the opportunity to specify a directory for the
installation. The default is C:\BLFD.
- Create the specified directory, and copy all the necessary files in
Although Blindfold is a DOS program, it runs perfectly under
Windows too (even a nice icon is provided, BF.ICO). If you use Windows, you might want to create a shortcut
in the program group "Chess Puzzles", which is where the other programs in the Chess Puzzles Series
create their shortcuts.
After installation the files in the temporary folder may be deleted.
If you like Blindfold and want to make full use of all its features,
you have to register for US$ 19.95.
Instructions are included in the Blindfold program (menu Game - Register) and the accompanying
Just follow them as they are presented.
After registering you'll receive a license number to fully unlock Blindfold.
Alternatively, you can register on-line.
If your browser handles it, you can also
register by secure SSL.
On-line registration only allows payment by credit card, though.
We use the services of Kagi Software to
handle our registrations. It allows for
several ways to pay the registration fee (among them credit cards, checks and cash
in a number of currencies).
Thank you for your support.
Blindfold © 1998
You are allowed, even encouraged, to freely distribute unregistered
this program to anyone you like, provided it is the complete package, it is not modified in any way
and there's no charge for it; but it may not be included in any commercial package without our
With unregistered versions of the program only the first difficulty levels will be available
to you, and there are a few other limitations.
After registering, these limitations will be removed.
This software is provided as is. Although we have thoroughly tested it and expect
no problems, Alex Bart
and MindSports assume no responsibility for
any damage it might cause. Use at your own risk.
Protected by International Copyright law. All rights reserved.
If you experience any problem with the program or have otherwise
something to tell, please contact the author
or the vendor MindSports:
Please include your address, preferably also an email address.
P.O. Box 266
6700 AG Wageningen
|1.11||November 11, 1998
||Registration procedure made easy; MindSports uses services of Kagi
||(not offered by MindSports)
||First public release (not offered by MindSports)