New and Improved Features include Overhauled and customizable interface. Engine versus engine computer tournaments. Extra search features, including move, end-of-game, and stalemate/checkmate searches. Drag+Drop file opens for Windows and Linux. Rewritten Gamelist widget with convenient context menus and buttons, and integrated Database Switcher. Improved Computer Game and FICS features, including premove, and simultaneous observed games. Many chess engine improvements, including max-ply option, an unlimited number of engines running, and the function hot-keys can be explicitly set. New EPD search and analyze features. Tri-coloured Tree bar-graphs, and options for more or less statistics. Ratings Graph can show multiple players, and Score graph is an attractive bar graph. Improved Book windows, including book compare, and remove move features. Redone Button and Tool bars. The Chessboard/Pieces config widget has been overhauled, and includes support for custom tilesand pieces. Browse multiple games. Recent Game and Player-info histories. Bug tested Undo and Redo features. The Help index is meaningful to new users, with links to the game's main features. Clickable Variation Arrows, and Paste Variation feature. A user friendly Annotation feature, with search-to-depth feature. Better support for UTF and Latin character sets in PGN export/imports. Improved and more powerful Tree Mask feature. Chess variants are unsupported except for Chess960/Fischer Chess - which is supported by a source-code patch.
Analysis/Engine window. * Show checkmate/stalemate messages instead of sending 'no-move positions' to engine. * In engine configuration window the 'Date' field of an engine is now its exe modification time (mtime). * Speed enhancements for processing UCI engine moves (pv).Gregor's improvements to the player and tournament finders (which Shane never implemented properly). * Previously - only the *first* 50 tournaments were used (eg) when looking for the 50 tournaments with most players. * Compilers must now support c++0x / c++11.Custom player photos (Place correctly named gifs in $HOME/.scidvspc/photos or bin/photos).Resign button for playing UCI engines and Phalanx, analog clocks can now be hidden ('x' button in the white clock), and add the 'Skill Level' to the pgn header (eg - as used by Stockfish).A patch to include Gregor's tk::text improvements.New Chess 960 patch! Thanks to Britton Farrar, who now has a project at -vs-variants.New 'Under Promotion' search item in General Search.Computer Tournament: when 'First engine plays others', flip board to show games from first engine's view.Flip game browser if matches myPlayerNames.Clipbase game limit is now 5,000,000, and game undo buffer is 20.Chess Pieces: remove 12 piece-set limit, and adventurer and kingdom pieces. Reinstate old Merida1 as Merida3.Row colour is now configurable for Player/Tourney/DB finders and Crosstable rows.Fics * Offers graph is updated in a better manner. * Save game and add message disconnected while playing. * Top three buttons are now configurable. * Add a 'follow+' command, which automatically saves followed games.Tweak Find Best Move feature, which now also recognizes non-standard starts.Game Save dialog: extend use of 'Use prev tags' to 'Use previous' (for Names, Site, Event, Elo, dates).Switcher - replace readonly foreground color with a '(readonly)' message, and add a 'Confirm Copy' option menu.Disable tree updates while annotating games and computer tournament.Tree: Instead of having a 'stop' button, grey the tree text when updating (if progressBar is hidden).Change a few shortcuts. control-b board colours. control-B setup board. control-G general search.Control-TrialMode button, automatically adds a null move, and tweak the trial mode button pic.Gregors namebase hardening.PGN Import now converts any empty Name/Event/Site/Round tags to '?' (according to pgn standard, these should not be empty).Minor fixes for Setup Board.Allow Merging Games with non standard starts.Bind pressing 'vv' keys to enter first variation.Remove Crafty specific command 'mn', and it seems unsupported in Crafty 25.In the tree window, when deselecting "Adjust Games", we now keep the current gamelist/filter.Make hideNextMove non-persistent.Right clicking 'Exit Var' button will exit all vars.Bug fixesFix a nasty memory leak (in PgnParser).Fix name counts when using globbing in the name editor.Fix Mate-in-N (Tactics) bug.Some charsetconverter (internationalisation) fixes from Gregor.Removed xdg-open for opening URLs which just doesnt work for me.Tree info button (short display) was broke.Bugfixes for compiling on some linux platforms (including Raspberry Pi 2).Some clock fixes. Digital clock was busted (counting up). CompTournament clocks are now digital only.Stop tacgame/phalanx from failing to restart.
Shareware (49$) for Windows. The well known swiss pairing program. There is an older DOS-version (freeware) which doesn't comply with all the new FIDE rules, but is OK for local tournaments. An evaluation copy (30 days) can be found at: (ca. 540 KB).From the same page you can download the FIDE swiss rules. 781b155fdc