Acronym for "Shane's Chess Information Database." An open application to view, edit, and manage collections of chess games.

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How to configure scidb to use ChessBase files like ChessBase?

I've just installed scidb, hoping that it would read my ChessBase Fritz Trainer collection.It was able to read the .CBH files but no video appears. I don't know if that is even supported.If it is, how ...
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How to play against an engine using scidb?

I'v just installed the scidb chess database, and I can't figure how to play against an engine from there.Is this feature even supported ? If it is, how to use it ?
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Make chess engine play a particular position

I want to be able to train my mating skills by making a chess engine play positions that others have resigned from. Is there a way to make a chess engine play a particular position? I am using ...
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Making sense of Scid vs. PC tree score statistics

I can't seem to figure out how to interpret the score statistics when browsing a chess database with Scid vs. PC. To give an example, the following is a position from the ICOfY chess database tree ...
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Easy to use, MS Word-like tool to record chess games

Apologies for being a noob in this matter - a senior citizen friend of mine is looking for desktop publishing-like software to record chess games (diagrams along with personal reflection). The goal is ...
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Does SCID have a function that allows to print a single game with variations as ECO table?

Other major chess database programs allow this, but I am curious if SCID has this "print as repertoire" function. Opening report in SCID creates an ECO table from multiple games, but I'd like to ...
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Where can one get a large .bin opening book?

SCID uses .bin files as opening book format, but the opening books it has available on its site are rather small in size. Is there a better place to get larger .bin opening books? Alternatively, does ...
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Does SCID allow to draw arrows on the board?

I figured out that holding shift allows me to highlight a square I click on, but no luck finding the shortcut for arrows. Using SCID Vs. PC 4.9.
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Can 'Favorites' tagged with “Scid on the Go” be searched for in Scid on PC?

In "Scid on the go" I can label games as favorites, but then the search filter on Scid Vs. Pc 4.8 does not show a way to search those favorites in the database. Is "Favorites" - Scid on the Go ...