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Thank you for your interest in Blindfold
part of the Chess Puzzles Series

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) including the Blindfold and Register programs, the help files and all necessary support files. (See the version history for the latest changes.)

Install Blindfold
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:

  1. Give you the opportunity to specify a directory for the installation. The default is C:\BLFD.
  2. Create the specified directory, and copy all the necessary files in that directory.
To start the program open the directory it is installed in and run the BFI.EXE file.

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.

Register Blindfold
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 Readme.txt file. 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.

Legal Matters
Blindfold © 1998

You are allowed, even encouraged, to freely distribute unregistered versions of 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 written consent.

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.

Contacting us
If you experience any problem with the program or have otherwise something to tell, please contact the author or the vendor MindSports:

by email: .

by snail-mail:

  • MindSports
    P.O. Box 266
    6700 AG Wageningen
Please include your address, preferably also an email address.

Version History
VersionRelease dateRemarks
1.11November 11, 1998 Registration procedure made easy; MindSports uses services of Kagi
1.11998 (not offered by MindSports)
1.01997 First public release (not offered by MindSports)