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    You get get the download script here
    http://sourceforge.net/p/scidvspc/co....py?format=raw

    There is now no mobile version of Scid or ScidvsPC.
    Android does not support Xorg, and the Apple store (iOS/iPad) does not accept GPL software.

    Just installing the windows version to a USB stick should work fine i think.
    Alternatively there is the separate "Scid on the Go" (with very reduced functionality) for Android ... which i should try out now that i have a new phone.

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    Try this point release for OS X. Broken windows in docked mode might be fixed, and i had other bugs in 4.9.1 too
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/scid...2.dmg/download

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenaaus
    There is now no mobile version of Scid or ScidvsPC.
    Android does not support Xorg, and the Apple store (iOS/iPad) does not accept GPL software.

    Just installing the windows version to a USB stick should work fine i think.
    Alternatively there is the separate "Scid on the Go" (with very reduced functionality) for Android ... which i should try out now that i have a new phone.
    I have used ScidvsPC installed on a USB drive with a netbook and Windows 7 and had no problems.
    This idea of selling USB drives to the juniors sounds very good, especially if they have the training material on them as well.
    The big trick will be getting them to refer to the material included, in the future, as a refresher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenaaus
    You get get the download script here
    http://sourceforge.net/p/scidvspc/co....py?format=raw
    Thanks Steven, but I am afraid my computer skills do not extend that far and I am not sure what to do with the python script.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William AS
    I have used ScidvsPC installed on a USB drive with a netbook and Windows 7 and had no problems.
    This idea of selling USB drives to the juniors sounds very good, especially if they have the training material on them as well.
    The big trick will be getting them to refer to the material included, in the future, as a refresher.
    Thanks. I will try that. I prefer Scid vs PC than Scid (way to go Steven! and keep up the good work!)

    And yes, getting them to repeat the exercises is the key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenaaus
    Try this point release for OS X. Broken windows in docked mode might be fixed, and i had other bugs in 4.9.1 too
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/scid...2.dmg/download
    Thanks Steven. I will try it and let you know. Otherwise it is back to ver 4.8 which I am happy with.
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    4.10 release

    After a few little hiccups and point releases, i thought i'd make this release 4.10 instead of another 4.9.x. It's basically a consolidation of the docked mode, but with a couple of handy features - Database Sort doesn't reset game or filter, and there's now a 'Game History' in the game menu.

    There's been a few last second changes, but the files should now be finalised.

    Just a note about sound - The OSX and windows packages have the Tcl sound package (snack) included, but it's an unmaintained project, so users will have to opt-in and configure sound themselves, and playback issues are to be expected. Linux users fair even worse. Try "apt-get install tcl-snack" or something, but playback is very buggy in my experience.

    http://scidvspc.sourceforge.net/index.html#toc3

    4.10 (August 25, 2013)

    When sorting databases, don't reset filter and remember current game/gamestate
    Game history menu
    Implement (and bugfix) SCID's more comprehensive NAG framework
    Change a couple of field orders in the gamelist, remember field widths, and remove the icon context menus from the switcher (middle click now toggles show/hide the database icons)
    FICS: Allow use of alternative URLs (used during FICS outage) and other minor tweaks
    Window focus improvements (mainly for MS Windows and OS X)
    Computer Tournament: add 'Engine Scores as comments' option, and make some minor global/:: var changes
    Add Book Tuning to dockable windows
    Automatically flip board (if applicable) in game browser and analysis miniboards.
    When diffing twin games, ignore newlines in the comments, which make diffing impossible
    Add undo points for user generated addNag events
    Bookmarks: add a few key bindings (delete/up/down), and shuffle the gamelist bookmark button up one row
    Drag and drop hardening
    Windows 7 bugfix: PGN export and Progress bars weren't working in undocked mode
    Translation framework updates. Overhaul Dutch translation, and remove (broken) Russian one
    Convert braces '{', '}' to '(',')' when exporting PGN comments (against PGN standard). Also tweak various PGN help topics

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenaaus View Post
    Thanks, Steve. I plan to upgrade this weekend.
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    Upgrade to new win 64 version was straightforward with no issues. Thanks Steve (and originally my old Chch chess mate Shane Hudson, who first developed this excellent open source software).
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    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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    A good recommendation for SCID is from chess games database ICOfy. http://icofy-blog.de/icofy-base/

    "Begin with the ICOfY Base?

    First, you need a chess software which can at least open the PGN file format. I recommend SCID, because it is a good free open source software. Afterwards, you only need to download the latest Release and all later updates of Icofy Base. "

    I also recommend SCID myself if like me you can't justify/ afford $300+ for full ChessBase.
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    Russian translation

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Perfect score performance ratings are always dodgy and arbitrary (we had some very brief discussion of them here: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....0-and-0-scores). That one seems to use the average of the opponent's ratings +999, which is rather generous for 4/4 given that 3.5/4 is only +322. I think something in the 3200s (+400 to 500) would be fairer for 4/4.
    Chessbase were going to implement giving the player a notional draw with themselves, but they seem to not have carried through with it and instead to have stuck to the completely arbitrary +800.
    Thanks Kevin. Yah - the FIDE table is 800. Maybe when SCID's PR tables were made up, FIDE were using 999 also.

    We have a Russian translation now. It is in subversion to test out, and we'll probably release 4.13 in a few weeks.

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    In case you've missed it, 4.13 is out.

    http://scidvspc.sourceforge.net/#toc3

    4.13 (October 25, 2014) Changelog

    Code:
        Analysis Engine: exclude move(s) feature. Mouse-hover shows excluded moves (UCI only) 
        Analysis Engine: button to pop-up unrevealed buttons, and redo a few icons 
        Maintenance: Bulk strip Comments/Variations 
        Depth-based Engine Annotation improvements 
        Tweaked Key Bindings (including FilterReset Control-r and GameSave Control-s) 
        Improved Background Colour feature 
        Add 'Find' entry boxes to more windows (including spelling corrections).widget can now use regular expressions 
        Splash widget console now has a simple command history (up-arrow) 
        Better Repair Base feature (from Gregor) 
        Include Gregors fast file opening with the windows 32-bit binary 
        Bind Control-Wheel to alter fixed font size (in some windows) 
        New Russian translation (from Sergey Nikolaevich Koyankin) and updated German one (from surrim) 
        Enforce all tags (eg Event names, etc) to be less than 256 chars 
        Tweak Scid's Linux installer is to properly allow custom SHAREDIR 
        Windows drag and drop file open wasn't being init properly 
        Better handle language translations/encoding 
        Crosstable: bump max-player limit, tweak menus and bind right-click to menu, fix occasional allignment bug, and dont' automatically update (fixing busy cursor bug) 
        Bump Opening Table limits, and minor bug-fixes 
        New (Skak) Latex export-games feature (author Mark Dennehy) 
        Update Xfcc to handle secure connections (thanks to Andrew Hunt) 
        Fix minor memory leaks, and dont slow game file compaction (we now reset filter) 
        Bestgames has a game load menu instead of 3 buttons 
        Refine docked window drag and drop 
        Many minor OS X tweaks 
        Trim whitespace from name fields in game save dialog 
        Add whitespace corrections to spelling.ssp, and also tweak Event spelling corrections 
        Tooltips for the obscure buttons in main buttonbar 
        Analysis add move as 'New Mainline' was broke 
        Always get confirmation for sorting via gamelist 
        Enforce illegalilty of saving Event Date without Game Date 
        Phalanx updates and minor tacgame, sergame fixes 
        Make a few windows have small font buttons 
        Shift+Wheel(/ left-right wheel) scrolls a few widgets horizontally 
        Break up the long Book Tuning button menus 
        Many minor bugfixes and further tree-only filter fixes

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    Upgraded thanks, Steve.
    Folks, note post 71. This is really good open source software being developed by one of our own CC community.
    Now time to get organised to play blitz today (NSW champs).
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    I use Millbase as my goto reference. Icofy is a little too big for me , and doesnt have some (Event?) names IIRC.
    http://katar.weebly.com/blog/millbase-for-scid-update2

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