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Version 4.4

Maintain and search a database of chess games.

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Scid overview

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 in version 4.4

Updated on May 08 2013

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
    • "Find Bar" that can be hidden
    • Automatically computed "game rating"
    • customizable layout
  • Tree Window can show statistics for filtered games
  • New option "Include arrow with move highlight", thanks to Mike Curtis
Language updates:
  • Swedish translation (thanks to Hans Eriksson)
  • German translation
  • Finnish translation (thanks to Timo Pirinen)
Bug fixes:
  • Fix: screentip fixes thanks to Mike Curtis
  • Fix: base_open_failure
  • Fix: wrong braces. Thanks to ASM
  • Fix: Debian Bug #661091: unable to resign in xfcc
  • Fix: Do not reset the FICS password if we log in as guest
  • Fix: filter was always reset by a new search (bug#661836)
  • Fix: F11 to switch fullscreen in docking mode (moved open::book to F6)
  • Fix: Problems with strings containing " in Index::FetchInfo
  • Fix: Add icon for linux systems
  • Fix typos (Thanks to Nicky Chorley)
  • Fix: "Board search" -> "Search in reference database" -> no filter set in the database switcher (thanks to Gerd Lorscheid)
  • Roll-back of sc_pos analyze code, that was accidentally removed just prior to the 4.3 release
  • Fix: Filter init (thanks to Gerd Lorscheid)
  • Fix: fix of ttk::bindMouseWheel in gamelist.tcl for tk < 8.5.9
  • Fix: in game.cpp delete tags before NumTags = 0 (avoided memory leaks)
  • Fix: sc_sort_store bug
  • Fix: seg fault when filter == 0
  • Fix: avoid unnecessary board flip (thanks to Larry Isaacs)
  • Fix: crash caused by ::windows::switcher::Open
  • Fix: "OUT OF ORDER" issue in Greek translation
  • Fix: Pgn window recursion
  • Fix: Added greek language to script in tcl/lang
  • Fix: Game::GetPartialMoveList returns moves from the actual game position
  • Fix: sc_base_open open databases in fast mode by default
  • Fix: ::file::openBaseAsTree unbusyCursor in case of error
  • Fix: ::file::openBaseAsTree switch back to current base as soon as possible
  • Fix: the logic of updateBoard is changed to improve responsiveness
  • Fix: in autoscrollframe scrollbars are created on time 0, otherwise they are not hidden
  • Fix: the uci command "isready" is used to improve responsiveness
  • Fix: dialog box values for "finishGame" are saved in options.dat
  • Fix: prevent verbose uci engines to create excessive fileevent and stuck scid
  • Fix: progress bar in tree window is displayed only when necessary (to maximize speed)
  • Fix: ::gbrowser::size is stored in options.dat
  • Fix: createToplevel raise the window if it already exists





15.3 MB

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App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
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Mar 27 2013
Mar 27 2013
Version: 4.3
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
Sep 29 2010
Sep 29 2010
Version: 4.2.2
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?
May 31 2010
May 31 2010
Version: 4.1
The program is now at version 4.2.2: http://cachivaches.chauca.net/scid/
Apr 13 2009
Apr 13 2009
Version: 3.7.3
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.
Apr 13 2009
Apr 13 2009
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