Summary: Well I decided to ignore the 1 and 2 star reviews and try it myself. Fritz 13 is a superbly crafted Chess Engine. The UI is very intuitive, easy to use and customize. This is installed on Windows Vista 64, the computer hardware in this PC is very powerful, so it it far exceeds what this program needs. I state emphatically that the install , activation and registration went smooth as silk.
...just a guess! After dealing with this company before...
Tien Nguyen "NKT73", Amazon
25 February 2012
Summary: Length:: 1:31 Mins This review of Fritz 13 is based upon the previous version from this company, which is not Chessbase. Chessbase is where you must know it originates from according to my understanding. Sorry, hope this review helps. Thank you for watching!
Summary: First, this is a powerful, powerful program! The scope of the program is very large and covers all aspects of chess. They claim "it has it all" and they are not exaggerating; it really does. Whether you are new to chess, a casual player, or serious competitor this program has the features to help you improve your game. On the negative side - it is complicated. Be prepared to spend a great deal of time learning the program.
Summary: What a load of rubbish! This software has not been tested. - I found 2 error messages before starting my first game and had to uninstall and reinstall everything. The installer offers lots of nice options to minimise the products footprint but unless you accept the default full installation it crashes during use.
Summary: RIPP-OFF ALERT, RIPP-OFF ALERT, RIPP-OFF ALERT. I received The Fritz chess 13 in the mail and was unable to load the disc on a Window XP operating system or a window 7 operating system. I will be returning it for a refund. The following Error occurs on both operating systems: " The installer package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor that this is a valid windows installer package" I strongly recommend to stay away from this version of fritz.