Maximus Draughts Support
~ Have you consulted the Help text? ~
*** We are currently (2019) working on an update for iOS and Android ***
** The help text is now (2017) available online **
Click on the App link above, select your language, scroll down and click on the link 'Online Help'.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a way to pay in the App Store without a credit card?
Not that I know of. You can use
- a prepaid credit card such as www.3vcard.nl, or
- a gift card (e.g., VISA), available at your local supermarket.
Will there also be a version for Window Phone?
Only if there are sufficient customers to cover the additional costs. Let me know if you are interested.
The same goes for other mobile platforms such as Blackberry.
Will the PC version become available, for Windows and MacOS?
Ultimately, yes. For now, no.
How do I switch to Player-vs-Player
Tap the input mode button (the magnifying-glass). A small board appears within.
Tap it again to switch back to Player-vs-Maximus mode. The small board disappears.
Which level or playing mode should I choose for analyzing?
It does not matter, as long as it it not a Training Level.
The pondering function you use to analyze keeps thinking until you stop it,
or browse to another position. But it does not work on the training levels.
What is the relationship between (Training) Levels I–VII and for instance Seconds-per-Move?
None. The training levels use a fixed depth search, whereas the other levels are time based.
The default level after installation is 1 second per move.
So if, for instance, you want the level to be 15 seconds per move, make sure this is what your screen looks like.
7. Will there be engine updates for
increased playing strength?
Yes. Check the blog or your App Store for updates.
8. What is the best
setting/the strongest level?
* Choose any level except a Training Level.
* Switch Pondering ON.
* Transposition Table and Processors settings: device dependent, e.g.,
* Do not set Processors to a number higher than your devices supports. This slows down the search!
Note: when Processors has been set to > 1, pondering uses 1 thread less (than “thinking”) to save some CPU time for other tasks.
9. Do I need an internet connection to play against Maximus?
No, you don’t need an internet connection. Maximus runs completely locally on your device.
Requests For Change
Status: investigate the feasibility of a 4 pieces database.
Create and store variations
in a game.
Status: probably not. Instead, store variations as separate games.
Android: Import files from the file system.
Import a PDN file with multiple games.
Status: probably not. Select and import one game at a time.
Add an option to show the board in Nigerian
draughts format (mirrored).
Status: probably in the next version.
Mail your questions and remarks (please state device and settings) to: