SCID vs PC

FisherAndChips
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s8tn

If you're running Windows, there is a free version of Chessbase https://en.chessbase.com/post/chessbase-reader-2017 . Better than Scid imo.

EscherehcsE
s8tn wrote:

If you're running Windows, there is a free version of Chessbase https://en.chessbase.com/post/chessbase-reader-2017 . Better than Scid imo.

From what I remember, the Chessbase "freebies" are always feature-crippled in various ways. If you're good with that, then OK.

s8tn

@EscherrhcsE It does everything I need and more from a database management software. Good enough for me. 

Malis1959

It is a READER. 

AWARDCHESS
 
Squizzer 11/17/2017 09:54
Hi, is there anybody else having problems with ChessBase Reader 2017? I installed it two days ago having uninstalled my trusty ChessBase Reader 12. I checked and confirmed that all my stored Fritz Trainer downloads worked so all seemed good. But then I purchased and downloaded Powerplay 25 by Daniel King. The problem was it would not activate properly - Daniel King spoke but the chess board did not play. It had said Activation successful but this was clearly not the case. It went round and round in a loop asking me to reactivate it with the code. I got in touch with Chessbase and they suggested a session with their technician on Team Viewer. The technician spent ages trying this and that, uninstalling ChessBase Reader 2017 and reinstalling it, but no good. As a gesture of goodwill they then offered me a free download of a Fritz trainer by Robert Ris. I nervously downloaded it. I inserted the activation code but again it failed in that it kept saying "wait for a few minutes" . ChessBase Reader 2017 is very recent. My question to the chess community is there anyone else having the kind of problems I describe? or does some technical wizz have any idea about the cause of my problem and how to fix it.
 
 
sjhsjh 10/27/2017 02:20
Hi, interested in being able to watch Fritztrainer content on my ipad - there is reference to IoS above?
 
 
LachesisLachesis 10/27/2017 12:42
Excellent news. Glad the free Chessbase Reader was updated.
hectoralmonte

Just intall linux mint. Do you know any good tutorial for installing scidvspc

 

aries1961

You can try this. Hope it works.

http://www.linuxx.eu/2012/11/scid-vs-pc-installation-guide-ubuntu.html

hectoralmonte

I am new at linux. so i dont know how to use the terminal, but I will try. many thanks, 

mikecantreed1
s8tn wrote:

@EscherrhcsE It does everything I need and more from a database management software. Good enough for me. 

 

Lol you can't even save annotations.  Its a reader.

pfren
hectoralmonte έγραψε:

I am new at linux. so i dont know how to use the terminal, but I will try. many thanks, 

Just get a smart Linux distro, not Ubuntu. I suggest Manjaro Linux, which is very easy to install and manage. A breeze, compared to the parent distro, ArchLinux, which is... errr, geeky.

Installing Scid_Vs_Pc there is a breeze. There is a GUI installer, but the simplest way is opening a terminal, and typing in

yaourt scid_vs_pc

That's all, the rest is manageable even by my cat. The installer script will download, build and install all needed dependencies, and finally the application itself. The whole thing does not last more than 4 minutes, and all you have to type interactively is one number, and either y (for yes) or n (for no).

Quite a few windoze applications are more fussy to install and work properly!

InDetention
pfren wrote:
hectoralmonte έγραψε:

I am new at linux. so i dont know how to use the terminal, but I will try. many thanks, 

Just get a smart Linux distro, not Ubuntu. I suggest Manjaro Linux, which is very easy to install and manage. A breeze, compared to the parent distro, ArchLinux, which is... errr, geeky.

Installing Scid_Vs_Pc there is a breeze. There is a GUI installer, but the simplest way is opening a terminal, and typing in

yaourt scid_vs_pc

That's all, the rest is manageable even by my cat. The installer script will download, build and install all needed dependencies, and finally the application itself. The whole thing does not last more than 4 minutes, and all you have to type interactively is one number, and either y (for yes) or n (for no).

Quite a few windoze applications are more fussy to install and work properly!

 

What's wrong with Ubuntu? It's great and (relatively) easy to use (compared to other distros, *cough* ArchLinux, *cough*). That said, I prefer the more 'modern aesthetics' of Elementary OS. I dislike Manjaro mostly because of its Windows 7-esque look.

 

Would recommend Solus OS/Zorin OS for beginners. Once you get the hang of it, move to Elementary OS or Ubuntu.

pfren
InDetention έγραψε:

 

What's wrong with Ubuntu? It's great and (relatively) easy to use (compared to other distros, *cough* ArchLinux, *cough*). That said, I prefer the more 'modern aesthetics' of Elementary OS. I dislike Manjaro mostly because of its Windows 7-esque look.

 

Would recommend Solus OS/Zorin OS for beginners. Once you get the hang of it, move to Elementary OS or Ubuntu.

Linux can look like windows if you wish so. Or, it can look like a mac. Or, it can look like.... well, even like something unique. Just pick some windows manager and desktop of your choice. In Manjaro, you don't have to use XFCE4, which is by nature conservative, and windows-esque. KDE5/ Plasma certainly does not look like windoze, and it's an official release, for example.

InDetention
pfren wrote:
InDetention έγραψε:

 

What's wrong with Ubuntu? It's great and (relatively) easy to use (compared to other distros, *cough* ArchLinux, *cough*). That said, I prefer the more 'modern aesthetics' of Elementary OS. I dislike Manjaro mostly because of its Windows 7-esque look.

 

Would recommend Solus OS/Zorin OS for beginners. Once you get the hang of it, move to Elementary OS or Ubuntu.

Linux can look like windows if you wish so. Or, it can look like a mac. Or, it can look like.... well, even like something unique. Just pick some windows manager and desktop of your choice. In Manjaro, you don't have to use XFCE4, which is by nature conservative, and windows-esque. KDE5/ Plasma certainly does not look like windoze, and it's an official release, for example.

Fair enough. I guess when I was using Manjaro it was an older version. By all accounts it has improved quite a lot.

hectoralmonte

I want to tell you that in the linux mint forum help me to install scidvspc. Now i have it. About the distro. I like mint, I find it very user friendly. Thanks to all.

hectoralmonte
aries1961 wrote:

They help with this steps and a new vertion of scidvspc. many thanks.

Nc3always

Anyone know how to search for positions with a similar pawn structure to the current board?

stevenaaus
Nc3always wrote:

Anyone know how to search for positions with a similar pawn structure to the current board?

If you're using the latest subversion , you can check out the CQL search help -

Quick and powerful position searches can be done by marking squares with Shift+Click, then opening the CQL search dialog

Nc3always
stevenaaus wrote:
Nc3always wrote:

Anyone know how to search for positions with a similar pawn structure to the current board?

If you're using the latest subversion , you can check out the CQL search help -

Quick and powerful position searches can be done by marking squares with Shift+Click, then opening the CQL search dialog

Thx