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With Scid you can maintain a database of chess games, search games by many criteria, view graphical trends, and produce printable reports on players and openings. There are many more features as well, with Scid you can play against various engines, people on Internet (FICS), as well as by correspondence. Multi-language support.

What's New

Version 4.4:

New features:

  • Added two buttons (prev/next) to navigate the history of viewed games.
  • Gamelist can sort games; thanks to "SortCache" by Gerd Lorscheid.
  • New "Best games window" with:
    • show all the games matching the current position
    • can sort results using up to 9 sort criteria; thanks to "SortCache" by Gerd Lorscheid
    • more...


OS X 10.7 or later

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Kantorde Member IconComment+24

You should go for the Mac variant of Scid vs. PC called Scid vs. Mac.
Scid vs. PC is a improved fork of Scid with some new features and a better UI. http://scidvspc.sourceforge.net/
Should be listed here instead

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Version 4.3
Sans Dieu Rien Member IconComment+11
Sans Dieu Rien

After moving Scid to Applications, it works until I dismount the Scid Volume. Now I get 'Bases directory not found' window crash. Any suggestions on how I can use Scid without having to keep the download Scid Volume mounted?

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Version 4.2.2
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1.- From the Finder, select the menu item "Go => Go to folder... (Command-Shift-G)", then type '~/.scid' and hit enter.
2.- Move all contents from that folder to the trash.
3.- Open Scid from the Applications folder.

cf29 Member IconReview+1

A chess database software for Mac users is most welcomed. This program is open source and works on many platforms (Mac, Linux, Windows). Don't expect it to be a "real" polished Mac software and there are some "buggy" areas. It get fixed really fast though as the developers are very responsive. You'll have to work a bit to understand how to set it and use it. On the positive side, it's extremely fast and powerful, has many useful functions and is a must for any chess enthusiast. A great job indeed and it is free.

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Version 3.7.3
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Downloads 6,273
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Date 08 May 2013
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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