is there no option to download all your live games at one time? do i just have to go through all of them to download them?
i tried to download all my games using the process explained below but it did not work.
(from the "My Chess Game Archive" section, I had it set to show me all my live games. I selected the link at the bottom of the page that says "Download all my games in one PGN", but it only downloaded my online games, not my live games).
Here is one way it works. Go to your archive, select the live games in the filter, click the select all link (which will checkmark all the games) and then click the Download PGN button (which will send an e-mail with an attachment).
I don't know what it will do if you have more than one page (I only have one) but I assume it would only give the ones on the current page and you could repeat the steps for each page.
Not sure why the link at the bottom wouldn't take the filter into consideration. Does that link just give your online or live and online?
apparently that link only gives you your online games. at least that's what's happening to me. i guess i'll just have to go a page at a time. sucks.
Better than one game at a time
oh my god, that doesn't even work because i have to wait for the first page to be emailed to me before i can start the next one. wtf!
Yeah, they do need a better filter.
Her'es how it works:
Click on "view games archive" (on either live or online, whichever one you want)
At the bottom there is a link "Download all my games in one PGN"
Click that, wait up to a few hours, and get it in you email.
I do this every now and again, because there is no easy way to select 500 games and deselect 3500, it's just easier to do the lot all over.
but this just gives me my online games, not my live games. i'm looking to download all my live games. i already have all the online ones.
Even on your live chess page?
yup. didn't make sense to me either.