Why does the board look wrong, images are missing?

SparkChess should look and function perfectly on any browser released within the last 5 years. We test it thoroughly and make sure there are zero issues on Chrome and Chromium-based browsers (Microsoft Edge, Opera, etc.) as well as on Firefox.

We have a few isolated reports of the board not being displayed correctly, with missing images in some rare situations. The known conditions are:

  • older Microsoft Edge with High-contrast mode activated.
  • Chrome (or another Chrome-based browser) with a Dark Mode extension.

Extensions may break your browser experience in unexpected ways. If you have extensions active, try loading SparkChess in an Incognito (or Private) window, without any extensions. It should run just fine. You may also try to deactivate extensions one by one to see which one is misbehaving.