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Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by stevenaaus » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:05 pm

Scid vs. PC 4.14 has a new Portuguese translation, a "Search End Position" only option (for material searches) and some improvements to the Book and Mask features among other stuff. Computer tournament now has simple insufficient material adjudication too.

source - http://sourceforge.net/projects/scidvsp ... z/download

windows - http://sourceforge.net/projects/scidvsp ... e/download

windows 64 bit -
http://sourceforge.net/projects/scidvsp ... e/download

mac - http://sourceforge.net/projects/scidvsp ... g/download

Changes:

Tree Mask
Mask auto-load option
Automatically add move to mask instead of showing silly error message.
Holding Control while opening the Mask context menu (marker/nags/color) adds a marker to the whole line (etc).
Make Mask moves easier to see, and tweak menus.

Board Setup
Enable piece dragging
Flip the setup board if main is flipped.
Make 'Clear Setup board' have Kings.

Searches
Add End-Position-Only option to Material Search.
Knight+Bishop sanity check was wrong, and we werent saving
Knight+Bishop joint totals in saved searches.
Tweak the other-base combobox in Board Search.

Fics
Double clicking an observed game makes it your primary game (number is shown as bold)
Refine Offer Graph layout (most games are short), and add a close button (previously was only escape key)
New 'Censor' button (+censor opponent)
Add a show/hide buttons feature
Control+Wheelmouse alters Fics console font size.
Only save games a few moves long.

Computer Tournament
Automatically adjudicate in simple cases of insufficient material.
Make the window more ergonomic
Fix ponder not working with non-standard starts.

Game Information
Comments now have their own line, and move some infos to the Statusbar
When Gameinfo is hidden, make the mini Player Names clickable.

Book Tuning
Add/Remove Line features
Clicking on Book Tuning next move (in yellow) moves forward.
Bugfix - truncate the polyglot books when using Remove Move.

Score Graph
Remove the errant rounding up of +10 to +11 in y-axis, and raise border over graph bars
Add backGround colour to graphs
Middle button pops up the game position for any move.

Other
New Portuguese translation from R. Silva (martinus at FICS)
Update to Phalanx XXIV. The Tactical Game feature is a proper challenge now.
Place Best Games window beside Tree window (in docking mode).
Playerinfo: still show Bio info (if available) when there are no games in database.
Automatically add the final move if adding a var at game end with the
AddVar button
Minor improvements for html/html+javascript Game Exports
Set filter to deleted games prior to compacting game file.

Documentation
Document how to alter the Game List fields
Update OS X build notes.
Update chess960 patch (no code changes), and document known issues.

General Bug-fixes
Xboard engine annotation was ignoring 'Use Book'.
Correspondence chess tls/encryption bugfix (Alexander)
Properly flip comment editor board (if applicable) and other tweaks
'Find Best Move' feature was broke
When saving game, throw error for badly formed extra tags (instead of silently discarding).
When adding a var to end of game, make sure to auto enter *this*
variation, in case of vars already existing
Exit trial mode when changing bases.
Gamelist sort confirmation column-name was not translated.
Change move overwrite behaviour of eco browser and Opening Table moves.
Remove superfluous padding from OS X aqua theme

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by PK » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:28 pm

Thank you, I like the new bookbuilding options very much.

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Ozymandias » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:36 am

PK wrote:Thank you, I like the new book building options very much.
Can you give me a screenshot to so I can locate this?:
Clicking on Book Tuning next move (in yellow) moves forward.

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Dhanish » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:55 am

Thank you very much for continuing to develop ScidvsPC. I can confirm that xfccplay in the Windows version of 4.14 is working now. EDIT: (with https protocol of ICCF). By the way, the help file gives the URL https://www.webchess.com/XfccBasic.asmx, which should be corrected to https://www.iccf.com/XfccBasic.asmx.

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Ferdy » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:04 am

Ozymandias wrote:
PK wrote:Thank you, I like the new book building options very much.
Can you give me a screenshot to so I can locate this?:
Clicking on Book Tuning next move (in yellow) moves forward.
This one.

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by stevenaaus » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:32 pm

Dhanish wrote:Thank you very much for continuing to develop ScidvsPC. I can confirm that xfccplay in the Windows version of 4.14 is working now. EDIT: (with https protocol of ICCF). By the way, the help file gives the URL https://www.webchess.com/XfccBasic.asmx, which should be corrected to https://www.iccf.com/XfccBasic.asmx.
Cheers.

The new features in 'Book Tuning' are the 'Add Line' and 'Remove Line' buttons.
There is also similar new features in the Tree Mask.

I forgot to mention.. i also include Phalanx XXIV now, so 'Play->Computer Phalanx' should be much tougher.

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Ozymandias » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:46 pm

Ferdy wrote:
Ozymandias wrote:
PK wrote:Thank you, I like the new book building options very much.
Can you give me a screenshot to so I can locate this?:
Clicking on Book Tuning next move (in yellow) moves forward.
This one.

Image
Thx, clicking on any move in the book, seems to do the trick, BTW.

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Ferdy » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:21 pm

Ozymandias wrote:
Ferdy wrote:
Ozymandias wrote:
PK wrote:Thank you, I like the new book building options very much.
Can you give me a screenshot to so I can locate this?:
Clicking on Book Tuning next move (in yellow) moves forward.
This one.
Thx, clicking on any move in the book, seems to do the trick, BTW.
The move highlighted with yellow is part of the mainline from the pgn:game window. Clicking moves other than the highlighted one will display the Replace move dialogue with option to replace, as new main, add variation, Try variation and cancel.

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Ozymandias » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:07 am

Ferdy wrote:The move highlighted with yellow is part of the mainline from the pgn:game window. Clicking moves other than the highlighted one will display the Replace move dialogue with option to replace, as new main, add variation, Try variation and cancel.
Do you know of any way to remove the "Main Button Bar", "Status Bar" and "Player Names", in the "Main Board Area"?

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Re: Scid vs. PC 4.14

Post by Ferdy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:53 am

Ozymandias wrote:
Ferdy wrote:The move highlighted with yellow is part of the mainline from the pgn:game window. Clicking moves other than the highlighted one will display the Replace move dialogue with option to replace, as new main, add variation, Try variation and cancel.
Do you know of any way to remove the "Main Button Bar", "Status Bar" and "Player Names", in the "Main Board Area"?
For MBB and SB just right-click the Board pane (right-click on the word "Board") then uncheck the button bar and status bar.
For Player Names I don't know how to hide it, because even if the game info is disabled (right-click Board pane) the player names of loaded pgn are still there. But there is a hack, goto Options->Windows->Auto resize board. Uncheck this auto resize board, after which drag-adjust the bottom edge of the gui until the game info pane is totally hidden.

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