I tried to download SCID for Mac and when I downloaded the latest version, I got a scid-src.zip. When I extracted this, I get a bunch of folders and source files. How do I launch this application? I see no launcher file.

Thank you, Sean


I don't think SCID supports Mac OSX officially. The files you have are raw sources, which you'll need to compile with TCL. Why not try a newer (and better) SCID alternative?

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  • Unfortunately it cannot be opened anymore in macOS Catalina: it says developer cannot be verified :/ If you have any suggestions for other apps or workarounds it'd be much appreciated. I'm just looking for a chess app for mac where I can have a board editor and highlighting features (drawing arrows, and coloring squares to highlights, etc). Many thanks in advance – user929304 Nov 27 '19 at 15:05

You probably downloaded the Windows version.
The Mac version can be downloaded here: http://scidvspc.sourceforge.net/#toc3
The name (ScidvsMac-4.16-ElCap.dmg) probably means that you need El Capitan (the latest Mac OS X version) to run it.

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