Editing games with Chessbase 10

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1


    Have an important question about using Chessbase.


    Lets say I entered a game into a database, and saved the game.  Later, I realized that I got the moves wrong, and also didn't type correctly the name of my opponent.


    Whenever I change the game moves and data and do SAVE AS or even SAVE, it creates another game instead of just over-writing the one I just changed.


    I then have to go and delete the extra game, and its very inefficient use of time.


    Is there a way to just over-write the previous game without going through this lengthy process?


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2


    You don't want to "save as" which creates a new game file.  To change moves, just open the game and correct them on the board, overwrite the wrong lines (an option box will come up, giving you the chance to enter a new variation or overwrite the existing move). Use "replace" - press Control + R at the same time and the new moves will be saved as the same game.

    While the "replace" box is up, you can correct the names, tournament, date, ratings, etc.  Once you finish and click "okay" or just hit "enter," those will be saved as well.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3


    Thanks very much.

    Have one more problem now:


    Whenever I am entering moves with Chessbase 10, the program is making moves automatically for me. 

    Usually it involves captures of a piece, even when I don't tell it to capture. I have the engine turned off, so that isn't the problem. The problem could be my mouse, or could be something in Chessbase that does these automatic moves. Do you know what I can do to stop this? Thanks,
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5


    Thanks, but training was already disabled when I was inputting the moves.

    Must be something else...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6


    I have never come across this with Chessbase 10 or 11, in Fritz you can click on "Infinate Analysis" and that will stop it playing, if as you say it still plays with the engine off.

    Sorry cant be more help.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7


    Looks like I have a weird mouse or something that is accidentally double-clicking?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8


    Do you have more than one program or just Chessbase 10?, sounds a silly question but just checking it is CB 10 you are on.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9


    I have Chessbase 10 and also Fritz 8 but I only run Chessbase by itself.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10


    More problems!

    All the pieces disappeared from my Chessbase 10 interface, and I couldn't get them back.

    I de-activated the program and tried to re-install.

    Now I can't re-activate it, it gives me a "HTTP ERROR".


    What do I do now?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #11


    Contact ChessBase directly (you do have a registered version right?) I wasn't able to update CB9 after several reinstalls (necessitated by destructive reformats of WhineDoze) so I asked CB about it and they replied that they were going to "reactivate" my SN so I could update again - for two more times. Sounds like a chickenshit feature on their part ie limiting the # of times you can update but maybe you have a similar problem or situation?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12


    I do have a registered version.


    Will Chessbase 10 still work without limitations if the program is never activated?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #14


    Did I mention that Chessbase 10 crashes CONSTANTLY, and I mean almost everytime that I use it.


    Is Chessbase 11 more stable?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15


    Something's wrong.  I have CB10 too, and one of the biggest advantages is it NEVER crashes.  From time to time it will go "not responding" but only rarely, and it resets itself after 30 seconds or less.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #17


    My experience with ChessBase is that they are not very helpful if you ask them questions. I have CB 2009 lite and that works fine; I dont think I will be upgrading from what I em hearing here!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #18


    Chessbase 11 is always crashing, at least mine is, CB 10 is okay but 2009 Premium was the best, I am not sure if you can get this version now, pity.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #20


    I clicked UPGRADE and it told me that my CB10 was up to date.

    But I still got support to email me the CB 10 Service Pack 6.


    Not sure if I needed that file, or if its redundant, but I installed it in the hopes that these crashes will stop.


    I also removed Houdini from my computer, maybe that will help too.


    I am strongly in support of a CHESSBASE FORUM, either on chess.com or sponsored by Chessbase company themselves.  There are just so many questions that come up with these complicated softwares.




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