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    Thank you again, Bill. I will make sure everyone involved gets these details, and thank you for examining the file. We novice users of Vega have some more familiarisation to do.

    The five letter requirement for FIDE's simple search is an explanation for why it didn't find the player I used the advanced search for. I had wondered; it would be nice if FIDE documented that limitation right there on the input form, and whether only last names are searched or all names. I suppose I can test that too, but what the site does now doesn't have to be what it does after someone updates the software behind it. Small issue.

    I will send you the name of the player privately if you don't mind; it's not particularly secret but is a junior, so I'd prefer to err on the side of discretion. The last name does not meet the five character requirement as you no doubt suspect. Which still leaves the update of the rating as a problem, and I will investigate if you don't beat me to that too!

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    Still waiting on testing. :-( My Windows notebook lunched itself, and I'm working to get everything activated again after a reinstall. Been chatting on and off (mostly off) with MS Support for over an hour now.
    #$()@#(*)(
    (At least the support guy is friendly and trying to help. Licensing issues are always awful, for both the customer and the vendor. I've been on both sides. "Been there, done that, didn't like it the first time.")

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    All Vega users should move to version 8.0.5 for any new tournaments.
    There is an updated manual available dated 20th February 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idledim View Post
    Hoping someone can help me with my problem trying to register 8.0.5.

    I downloaded the programme from the Vega site and attempted to enter registration details, but am unable to enter any data in the Register window. When closing the programme i receive this message: Error saving configuration file!

    What am i doing wrong? I had no issues with Vega 7. Thanks.
    I have managed to download it successfully, after disabling antivirus and updating Java and various other adventures. Have run a test tournament. I get the "error saving configuration file" message on exiting but it didn't prevent me reloading and continuing the test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos View Post
    All Vega users should move to version 8.0.5 for any new tournaments.
    There is an updated manual available dated 20th February 2018.
    Might be a need to remind DOPs to place the serial txt registration document in the new programme directory (which i initially forgot to do, of course). I am still getting an error message when i exit the programme - error saving configuration file. Can anyone help with this? Thanks.

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    Seems i don't get the error message when i run the programme as an administrator ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by idledim View Post
    Seems i don't get the error message when i run the programme as an administrator ...
    Follow the instructions in the FAQ in the latest manual. (Page 47 FAQ 42)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos View Post
    Follow the instructions in the FAQ in the latest manual. (Page 47 FAQ 42)
    Thanks Bill - problem solved.

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    Please feel welcome to use this thread for general Vega discussion

    I've moved this thread over from the Australian Chess section and people should feel free to post general Vega questions in it; any that become sufficiently involved may be moved to their own threads.
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    In Swiss Perfect, it is possible to be able to import players from a previous tournament to your next tournament. Does such a function exist in Vega?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvinator View Post
    In Swiss Perfect, it is possible to be able to import players from a previous tournament to your next tournament. Does such a function exist in Vega?
    That works because the Swiss Perfect import Masterfile has the same structure as a SP tournament file, so you can use the tournament file as an import file. Vega tournament files are completely different from the Vega import Masterfile, so I'm fairly certain it wouldn't be possible directly. However, it would be possible to export a list of players from one event in Vega, and then import them into another event. Sections 2.11.2 and 2.11.3 in the manual describe this. It looks complicated, but I suspect that if you export the list in Vega format, it will be straightforward to import them again.

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    If you make a new Vega event out of one you already have, you are given the option to keep the players that were in the old one. Useful for club events! I did find that byes were carried over - but that was in an older version of Vega and may have been fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heligan View Post
    If you make a new Vega event out of one you already have, you are given the option to keep the players that were in the old one. Useful for club events! I did find that byes were carried over - but that was in an older version of Vega and may have been fixed.
    Ohh, thank you. Very useful. I am sure this information will be of great use to all tournament organisers. Should be marked as important! Some might have already known of this already.

    Why this is useful and a time saver is that whilst it is rather easy to add players with current rating/id, if you have players continuing on from one tournament to the next without a rating, you have to add their information again from scratch. A pain to do when they arrive 5 mins before start time on club nights.

    And yes, in the current version, byes/withdrawals etc are not carried over.
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    Bill can probably tell me the answer right away but I think it's worth documenting these for anyone else upgrading to the current version and confused.

    I have just changed from 8.2.1 to 8.3.14.

    I used to be able to copy from the crosstable window and paste the crosstable onto Chesschat, pappubahry's site etc. I can no longer do this, nothing pastes. How do I now get a text crosstable?

    I used to be able to copy the pairs text files to show the pairings for the round completed and the next round. I have entered results for round 8 for a tournament in progress and done the draw for round 9 and now want to copy and paste the draw for round 9. However the old pairs files have not updated so presumably this system no longer exists. How do I now get a text copy of the pairings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Bill can probably tell me the answer right away but I think it's worth documenting these for anyone else upgrading to the current version and confused.

    I have just changed from 8.2.1 to 8.3.14.

    I used to be able to copy from the crosstable window and paste the crosstable onto Chesschat, pappubahry's site etc. I can no longer do this, nothing pastes. How do I now get a text crosstable?

    I used to be able to copy the pairs text files to show the pairings for the round completed and the next round. I have entered results for round 8 for a tournament in progress and done the draw for round 9 and now want to copy and paste the draw for round 9. However the old pairs files have not updated so presumably this system no longer exists. How do I now get a text copy of the pairings?
    As discussed this appears to be caused by Comodo antivirus/firewall software forcing the Vega application to run in "containment mode" or “sandboxed”. As such it won't allow Vega to interact with any other files/folders on your computer.
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