I just download the arena chess program which is a chess playing GUI. Frankly, I'm kind of lost. I am trying to play chess games with the engines that come with it. How can I set it so that the computer has a time limit for moves, but I don't? It seems to default to "tournament" play mode. I've tried just setting the time limit high, but then the software also takes a long time to move, which I don't want. I would assume that many people would want to do this, but I cannot find the answer.
I could not find that feature in Arena 3.0.
For 3.0, your only option seems to let the engine play in infinite mode, and you take your time to respond. Once you have given it enought time to think, you can force the engine to move by hitting the space bar, or the "force move" icon on the top menu of the GUI.