Scid vs. PC is a powerful chess toolkit. It has extensive database and PGN file handling capabilities, and can be used to play chess on the internet (with FICS), against a computer chess opponent, or for chess grandmasters to prepare for tournament matches. Additionally, Scid vs. PC can run automated computer tournaments with chess engines playing against each other.
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Release Notes: The Docked Windows feature of mainline Scid is so popular, this release has adopted it. This allows a single-window mode where all top-levels are docked into a large main window in a customized tiled fashion. There is also a myriad of other changes, including a 'move search' feature and better support for Microsoft Windows.
Release Notes: Lots of minor new features make for an interesting release. These include drag and drop file opening, Opening Books with the Computer Tournament, custom board textures, and lots of FICS (online chess) refinements. There are also many minor bugfixes, and fixes for some lingering Tcl issues in the Mac OS X package.
Release Notes: This Windows-only update includes recent Tournament changes (with the Ponder-On feature) and fixes some annoying configuration file gremlins.
Release Notes: This release has some nice new features for the Free Internet Chess widget. Players can now observe their friends' game(s) while playing one themselves, and also load previous games for analysis using "smoves". Other notable additions include win/draw/loss bargraphs in the Tree Window, clickable Tablebase moves, and UCI Game and Tournament improvements. The Spelling.ssp file has been updated to January 2012.
Release Notes: This release adds Undo and Redo, a Player Rating graph which can display any number of players, an MS Windows Installer, a book tuning "Remove Move" feature, and improvements to the Computer Tournament and Annotation features.