Questions tagged [scid]

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

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Edit and save pgn files with SCID

In SCID, how can I edit a pgn file and save to a new file after I modified it? For example below, I have deleted some games in the 'game list' panel. But when I do Database - Export all filter games, ...
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How to convert scid.eco file in scid _vs _pc to pgn file

Is there any tool or option in scid_vs_pc to convert the scid.eco file in bin/data directory to useful pgn file there is some code in gethub named eco2pgn.py but i cant figure out how to use it
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2 Chess engines versing eachother in scid

How can I make 2 chess engines play against each other in Scid on serious game? I remember I managed to do that one time, but this time, I can't seem to find a way.
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Replacement for pgnscid

Last Scid versions come without pgnscid shipped with it. That happens since version 4.6.0, when it was removed because it was stated as obsolete, according to changelog. I guess that if pgnscid is ...
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Scid Vs. PC | Using Stockfish on Linux [duplicate]

I have downloaded Stockfish 16 from their site at: https://stockfishchess.org/ Using the command line in linux (I'm a newb), I have compiled it in the 'src' folder. After this, the exec file appears ...
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Scid not registering multiple sub-variations

I am trying to save multiple lines in the same game, like the following: 1.e4 1..e5 (1..c5 2. Nf3 (2.Nc3)) 2.Nf3 However, when I try to do this, it is only allowing me to keep either 2.Nf3 or 2.Nc3 ...
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How to limit lines in scid vs pc in annotate mode?

I would like to reduce the number of lines calculated by the engine to speed up the analysis but I cannot find the appropriate option for that. Does anybody know how to do this in Scid vs PC?
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SCID on Mac doesn’t load database on startup

I installed SCID on my Mac (Ventura 13.1) and I was able to load a database of games. I right clicked and selected “Load at startup” but after I close and reopen SCID I only see the Clipbase. I tried ...
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Are endgame tablebases included with Stockfish?

I just downloaded Stockfish as a .exe file for use with SCID vs PC. Are tablebases included with the executable? If not, how can I make Stockfish use them while analysing a game with SCID vs PC? I ...
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Scid vs. PC: a hint needed

I have now installed Scid vs. PC and I have made my first move with White with 1. e4. Now the engine computes the position tree. How can I stop it and make it move with Black after some fixed time ? ...
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How do you convert a scid database into a pgn database?

So I got a big scid database and ScidvsMac. I would like to convert the complete database into a pgn database. So far I have only found out how to convert single games into pgn, something I'm not keen ...
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Making my own chess studies (like Lichess) with SCID vs PC

I am learning how to use SCID vs PC on my Linux machine and I find the program very useful and well-written. I am reading through Lasker's book Manual of Chess and I would like to create my own "...
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How do I install SCID Chess on a Mac?

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 ...
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Does SCID have a way of showing the top 2 engine moves?

At the moment, the Analysis window shows over 32 variations in a random order of strength. Is it possible to just show the top 2 strongest moves? If I right click in the window all the moves disappear ...
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Moving a game up or down the SCID database list

Is there a way to move an individual game up or down the database list or give it a new game number in the list?
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ChessBase and Scid vs Pc Annotation

I am legally blind, but I love to play chess. I like to annotate games. Chess.com does it right in my opinion, but only because the arrows are thick and opaque. I am wondering, is it possible to ...
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Linking online accounts with OTB real names in database

I have just started to get back into chess from a long time away. I have joined my local club and started to compete. I have been playing around with SCID vs PC and wonder if you can link your ...
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Deleteing Tournaments in scidvspc

I have imported several twic zip files into scid which gave a lot of "illegal move" error messages. For obvious reasons, the vast majority of them are in "Rapid", "Blitz"...
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pgnscid error message

I have been downloading zip files from "The Week In Chess"'s site and converting them to a scid database. I get quite a few Error reading move in game...: O-O errors. It appears that ...
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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 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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How to create a file in Scid-vs-pc; new chess pieces?

I am a Linux hobbyist and I would like to know if someone could help me understand what steps I should follow to create this chess piece file in scid-vs-pc: http://gorgonian.weebly.com/scid-vs-pc.html ...
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How do I to convert tarrasch-base.tdb into pgn for scid?

I have a tarrasch database in a tdb file that I would like to run into my scid-vs-pc gui. But after spending a lot of time looking for some information on Google, I found nothing that can help me. How ...
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Software for reading aloud the moves of a chess games in Arena or SCID vs PC

I have just downloaded the Arena and SCID vs PC GUI clients. Both seem wonderful and work seamlessly with most of the chess engines like Rybka and Stockfish. I can't wait to get started by analysing ...
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SCID not recognising transpositions

I like going through open variations and taking notes and saving them in my database. However I have a problem. When I get to two of the exact same board positions and same color to play, if I got ...
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A way to add an "opening names" column to the SCID game list

I've been googling and looking through SCID's options but just can't seem to find the answer. The database gamelist in SCID has a few informative columns for all the games in the gamelist, including ...
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SCID vs ChessBase - play, analyse, visualization - ubuntu

Please help me or give me the correct terms to find it out. What I want is: Play chess against an engine or repeat an existing game For my current move, I want an analyser to analyse my move, and a ...
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Best move arrow in Scid vs PC

Is there a way to display the best move found by the engine on the main board? Lichess has arrows showing the best move (and even for the second, third, etc best lines). Is this possible in Scid vs PC?...
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SCID shortcuts list [closed]

I don't like the mouse and want to use the keyboard as much as possible. SCID vs PC has a webpage with keyboard shortcuts, but the same does not seem to exist for SCID. This answer to "How to ...
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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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Listing engine evaluation of each game after opening to track my opening skill level

I've recently picked up the book "Pump up your rating" where the author talks about tracking each of your games with a post-mortem analysis. The report of all your games combined will show ...
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SCID VS SCID VS PC Which is better? [closed]

I have both of them installed, but I don't know which is better. For me, I am using SCID instead of SCID VS PC because SCID VS PC you can only have 10 games in a database. If you know how to fix this ...
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What's the difference between SCID and SCID vs PC?

I've got two files installed on my site from SCID & SCID vs PC - Scid vs PC-4.16.x64 & Scid-4.6.2. How are they different ? Or are they just the same ? Which one should I delete if it is a ...
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Scid vs PC Score Graph

Is it possible to modify the source code to change the display of the score graph so that you are always at the bottom? Currently, the player playing White is always at the bottom.
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Material score in analysis report

Is it possible to do an analysis using Scid vs PC or any other major chess program where it shows material score after each move in addition to showing the normal evaluation score? So for an endgame ...
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Extract anonymized games out of a pgn

I'm a big fan of pgn-extract, but I am open to other linux-friendly tools. I have a big pgn file (over 5 million games) and a set of ECO codes. My goal is to fetch all the games matching those ECO ...
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Scid chess can not save

I try to save color marking, etc. but the program gives error messages. “The requested function is not supported by this type of database.” Can I save this? So far it doesn’t save, amd when I save ...
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SCID (or any alternative) on iPad

I'm looking for a Scid port (or alternative software) to run on an iPad. Currently I use SCID + Stockfish in my Ubuntu Linux, but I'd like to use my iPad for the same functionality. AFAIK there's a ...
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Scid vs PC: how to visualize engine line on the board?

I've installed scid yesterday and was wondering how to visualize an engine line on the board. My approach is the following: setting up a position on the board by clickng "Game" -> "New Game", then ...
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Why can't I put Stockfish in SCID?

I'm installing stockfish to be used on SCID. I followed these two tutorials, using Stockfish from the Stockfish website rather than from git. https://www.chess.com/article/view/scid--stockfish http://...
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Is there a binary of Scid vs Mac which works on macOS Mojave?

I had ScidvsMac 4.19 running on my Mac - ScidvsMac-4.19.dmg from https://sourceforge.net/projects/scidvspc/files/mac/ - but after upgrading to macOS Mojave (10.14.1) it doesn't run - the icon just ...
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Using the tree window in SCID on a subset of games in the database

With a database open in SCID, one can use the tree window to explore openings. Among other things, it shows the frequency of each move that has been played in the current position and how well that ...
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How does the scid opening trainer work

I'm trying to use the opening trainer in scid. I've set up a filtered database of master games in a particular opening, as described in the wiki. I was expecting some kind of interactive experience ...
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How to use masks in scid for opening training [closed]

I've been trying to understand how the "mask" feature works in scid and how to use it for training opening lines. So far I did the following: open a database of master games in scid open the tree ...
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Is it possible to configure SCID to use English descriptive notation? [closed]

I'm going through a classic book (Reti's Modern Ideas in Chess), which uses English descriptive notation rather than algebraic notation. I see there is an online resource which has converted the book ...
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Scid vs PC, how to get ECO data ?

Installed SCID vs PC. Can this give a count or frequency distribution of the ECO codes of the games ? So far unable to do this. Under the Tools tab there is a selection "Opening Report". This gives a ...
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scid vs pc interface [closed]

I am having an issue setting up scid vs pc. I see tons of tutorials and they all show a nice interface with the board, analysis, and other windows all visible on one view. However all I get get is the ...
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analyse and store a annotated game by stockfish in scid

Salut I installed scid and set all necessities in order to make an analysis by stockfish, but I could not find the option to save the done analysis. My question is just silly but I cannot find ...
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Saving opening tabiyas in scid

When I use scid to study an opening I do the following: start new game play through the opening up to a position I am interested in search database for "current board" I am sure there must be a more ...
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How to create a useful ECO list?

I am using SCID; the built-in ECO list is very incomplete and sometimes just weird. The Caro-Kann: Accelerated Panov Attack for example is called Caro-Kann: English Variation, the Carls-Botvinnik ...