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 author.
A reference of commands, and other useful documentation, may be found on the YICS wiki: <http://wiki.yics.org>.
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.