I have recently moved to a Mac. Immediately I've installed Scid (looks very nice on the Mac) but I couldn't find a way to use my Houdini as a chess engine.

Supposedly, it should run with Wine, but I don't know how to do it. I understand that you have done so, so could you give me some guidance?

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    do you mind using stockfish? it's very similar to houdini in term of Elo, and it's available for mac stockfishchess.org/download
    – Lynob
    Sep 11, 2013 at 22:19

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Although I know you're on a Mac and I don't know what you've tried so far in detail, this scid-users mailing list thread might be of interest. It suggests to add the exe file in as the command, but without the wine before it. Again, that is for Ubuntu, but maybe it will help.


Most UCI engines won't work on Windows, but the two major ones that work on Mac or Stockfish and Critter. Both can be easily loaded into SCID.

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