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  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #641

    MrEdCollins

    Ah, didn't realize you changed handles!

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #642

    realbezo

    Hi, does anyone know how to remove a game from a database. 

    I listed the games and tried to "remove", "delete" a game from game list, but there is no save the database option in the program. And after closing database when i open it, the game is still in the database. 

    Do i miss something?

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #643

    pawpatrol

    Tools-Maintenance-Compact Database

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #644

    Martin_Stahl

    pawpatrol wrote:

    Tools-Maintenance-Compact Database

    But that hasn't worked for me on the last couple of versions I've tried. Had to jump back to SCID for that. I think I may be a version behind though.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #645

    pawpatrol

    Weird.  Some error message?

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #646

    Martin_Stahl

    Nope, games just don't delete. Not a huge deal as I don't have that many games that I do it with; except in one of my databases that have a lot of duplicates.

    Will have to install the newest version soon and test again.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #647

    Martin_Stahl

    And I'm not fully postitive I have tried in the version I'm on now. I just know that last time I tried it didn't work.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #648

    nimzotech

    Just installed Scid vs PC 4.14 - currently on Windows 8.

    I am very pleased with this powerfull program but I have some bugs to work out. When the program starts, the 'Tip of the Day' and the 'Welcome to Scid' windows are hidden and docked on my taks bar. The only way I can view them is if I click Maximize from the Taskbar.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #649

    JogoReal

    Martin_Stahl in some occasions the compact command will not work and the games marked for deletation are not deleted. In those occasions I close the archive and the database, open both again and go to mantenance -> compact, and this way the compact command work all the time at the second attempt. I have seen this only in the most recent versions of ScidVSPC for Windows 64X: in older versions the compact command used to work at every attempt. By the way, I am the guy who made the Portuguese translation that comes with the most recent version 4.14.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #650

    JogoReal

    nimzotech you can see those at any time going to the menu "help" -> Tip of the Day  / Startup Window.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #651

    Martin_Stahl

    JogoReal wrote:

    Martin_Stahl in some occasions the compact command will not work and the games marked for deletation are not deleted. In those occasions I close the archive and the database, open both again and go to mantenance -> compact, and this way the compact command work all the time at the second attempt. I have seen this only in the most recent versions of ScidVSPC for Windows 64X: in older versions the compact command used to work at every attempt. By the way, I am the guy who made the Portuguese translation that comes with the most recent version 4.14.

    Cool, thanks. That might be it. I'll test tonight and see what happens.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #652

    MrEdCollins

    realbezo wrote:

    Hi, does anyone know how to remove a game from a database. 

    I listed the games and tried to "remove", "delete" a game from game list, but there is no save the database option in the program. And after closing database when i open it, the game is still in the database.

    It hasn't been mentioned yet, but if by chance your database was a collection of games in the pgn format, you could always just open that pgn file with Textpad or Notepad or your own favorite text editor, look for the game(s) you wish to delete, and delete them manually from the file, assuming the other methods didn't work for you.

    If the games aren't in the pgn format, you could always convert them to this format, delete the game manually with your text editor, and then convert them back to the original format once you're finished.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #653

    stevenaaus

    > And after closing database when i open it, the game is still in the database.

    The only thing i can think of is, that ScidvsPC has been installed in "program files", and/or the databases are in there. Windows after Vista does funny things with files in these directories, and you really have to install ScidvsPC in an unpriviledged directory. C:\ is now the default. Or anywhere in your home dir.

    It is also possible, but unlikely, to have the same DB open in Scid and ScidvsPC (or multiple programs) at the one time, with undefined behaviours.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #654

    stevenaaus

    Hey - it's be resolved. When you cant compact a db, it's due to having a chess engine open. Evil or Very Mad

    On windows, opening a base, and then an engine, means the engine will prevent removal of the old si4 file during compaction. (It's due to file descriptor inheritance of the forked engine)

    I have written some checks to enforce this (in subversion) but since 4.15 is not coming out soon - for the moment the work around is to close all engines first.

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #655

    kleelof

    I found what may be a bug.

    If you open a dB using the Open command, because the dB is not in your list of previously opened dB's, then the app is closed down because of a crash or restart of the computer or computer shutdown (any manner that does not include clicking on the close button of the app), the dB is not remembered as a previously opened dB. 

    Here is how to replicate:

    Open a dB that is NOT in your previously opened list.

    Restart or shutdown your computer.

    Restart SvP and you will see the dB is not in the previously opened list.

     

    Load a dB that is not in the previously loaded dB list.

    Quit SvP by clicking the close button.

    Restart SvP and you will see the dB is there.

     

    I realize this is probably a very rare issue. I only found it because my laptop has been having issues.

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #656

    JogoReal

    Probably not a bug, that's by design. The program save preferences when you close it.

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #657

    MrEdCollins

    I agree... probably not a "bug."

    JogoReal nailed it.  Only upon a proper close is the name of the database probably updated in the list.  If the program crashes, it hasn't yet saved this name.

    I suppose it would be possible for the program logic, just after loading a database, to then immediately save that name, so that in the event of a possible crash, the name is already saved.

    I'm not sure how important that is, or how often that happens.  As you pointed out, it's easy to simply relocate that database and then reload it again manually.


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