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Subject: Re: Scid 2.1 (free chess database) now available

Author: Andrew Williams

Date: 14:18:37 11/20/00

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On November 20, 2000 at 16:23:42, Shane Hudson wrote:

>Version 2.1 of Scid (a free chess database application for Unix and Windows)
>is now available. Scid can read PGN and EPD files (and export to PGN, LaTeX
>and HTML) and uses its own database format for fast searches. You can use
>Scid as a chess database, a PGN file viewer, and an EPD file editor. It can
>do many types of search (by position, material, pattern, players, opening,
>etc) and many useful database maintenance functions (spellcheck player names,
>find and delete twin games, ECO classification, etc).
>New features in 2.1 include Nalimov-format tablebase support and lots of
>user interface improvements.
>Scid comes as source code (C++ and Tcl/Tk) for Unix, or precompiled binaries
>for Windows. The Scid website is:
>(It used to be "" but it seems NBCi acquired xoom ...)
>Shane Hudson

I cannot begin to describe how good scid is. Anyone who uses Linux should
stop reading this *immediately* and download scid NOW. I'm sure Windows
users will like it too :-)

An excellent piece of work, Shane.


Andrew Williams

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