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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Andre » Wed May 20, 2015 12:50 am

Hello... My request would be to make SCID vs. Mac true Retina display ready.
Today, pieces and squares are a bit fuzzy on retina screens.
Btw, how to you dock the different menus like in the Mac screenshot? Couldn't find it in the options.
Thanks for all your hard work Steve

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by stevenaaus » Wed May 20, 2015 7:02 am

Jesse Gersenson wrote:Thanks for your continued work on Scid vs PC. Here are two bits of feedback.

1) On linux I set a tournament to run 5 rounds, 15 seconds per game
Ok - you have in fact set the time to be 0 seconds per game + 15 second increment, which it doesnt like. To play your time controls enter ".25 minutes 0 seconds"

The problem is the interface, and i have changed to be a bit more obvious. Base and Incr are now both in seconds.

Re Retina - Tk-Cocoa is getting a little better nowadays. Who knows, maybe one day it will work properly, and support Retina, but i doubt it. :?:

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Ozymandias » Wed May 20, 2015 7:13 am

Andre wrote:Btw, how to you dock the different menus like in the Mac screenshot? Couldn't find it in the options.
It's not an option, but rather an odd behavior of the OS X menu bar; by NOT pressing F11, it remains fixed to the top of the screen, obscuring the Board pane name, or others at that height. I hope they don't fix that, because I actually don't like the pane names showing at all :wink:

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Jesse Gersenson » Wed May 20, 2015 2:56 pm

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by stevenaaus » Wed May 20, 2015 7:46 pm

OK. I don't know what version that is, but it's not 4.14. Probably worthwhile upgrading.

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Jesse Gersenson » Wed May 20, 2015 8:53 pm

It is 4.14. That's an edited picture showing a possible layout for 'time per game' and 'increment per move'. i.e. Put them on separate lines.

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by JohnW » Fri May 22, 2015 7:11 pm

Sorry if this has been asked a million times, but what exactly does "Scid vs. PC" mean?

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Dann Corbit » Fri May 22, 2015 8:30 pm

JohnW wrote:Sorry if this has been asked a million times, but what exactly does "Scid vs. PC" mean?
Scid stands for Shane's Chess Information Database.

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by reflectionofpower » Sat May 23, 2015 9:45 am

They used to support Linux but no more.
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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Eelco de Groot » Sat May 23, 2015 1:26 pm

reflectionofpower wrote:They used to support Linux but no more.
I don't think that's true? I don't have Linux but as far as I know SCID is at least as multi platform as Stockfish. On the installation page they first mention Linux and FreeBSD. I do seem to remember most new features or fixes first were available for the Linux users but that probably was just because you have to compile the sources yourself for Linux so you need a C++ compiler but that is built in Linux right? Everything should still work also on OS X.

As far as the name is concerned, I also did not know exactly where it came from, Steven writes here
Scid vs. PC began with bug-fixes for the computer-versus-player features of Scid (hence the name), but has evolved into a solid alternative with many new features and interfaces. The project is authored by Stevenaaus and numerous contributors
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