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Mika Kaakinen
Thank you for Scid. It has a lot of features. I like nearly everything about it.

I have some suggestions/questions:

1. Is there a way to make menu toolbar (File, Play, Edit, Game etc.) font larger? Now a least for me it is slightly too small. If not a way, could you implement it?

2. Is there a way to use own opening books? Where to put them and which format to use? Is .bin allowed? Does have an own opening book installed and if so where it is located?

3. Does Scid  have endgame tablebases installed? If so where they are located and which format do they use?

These are my questions.

You have made a good software! Thank you.

And developing software is a good job. Challenging, but not too difficult or theoretical IMHO. And not too rudimentary either. Just perfect.

Greetings,

Mika Kaakinen

Riihimäki, Finland

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Re: Some questions

Fulvio
Hi,
I'm glad you like Scid and find it useful.
I'll try to answer to your questions.

1) If you are using Windows, you can use the control panel to set the
size of the menu's font:
http://www.simplehelp.net/2016/03/21/how-to-increase-the-size-of-the-menu-bars-in-windows-10/

2) Even if there is a tool for polyglot books in Scid:
https://sourceforge.net/p/scid/wiki/TheBookWindow/
the code is old and not developed/supported anymore.
To create your own opening book you can use Scid to create a pgn
database containing the games for the book and then use directly the
native tool (polyglot for .bin books).
Just to avoid misunderstandings, opening books are (were?) used with
chess engines.
If you want to create a repertoire book for you own chess games the
right tool is probably a "mask":
https://sourceforge.net/p/scid/wiki/HowToUseMasks/

3) The Scid's code for Nalimov tablebases is also no longer
developed/supported anymore.
Chess engines are now used to access tablebases.
For example the open source engine Stockfish can read Syzygy Tablebases.
Engines' options are configured in Scid with tools->analysis
engine->edit->configure UCI engine.

Bye,
Fulvio




Mika Kaakinen wrote:

> Thank you for Scid. It has a lot of features. I like nearly everything
> about it.
>
> I have some suggestions/questions:
>
> 1. Is there a way to make menu toolbar (File, Play, Edit, Game etc.)
> font larger? Now a least for me it is slightly too small. If not a
> way, could you implement it?
>
> 2. Is there a way to use own opening books? Where to put them and
> which format to use? Is .bin allowed? Does have an own opening book
> installed and if so where it is located?
>
> 3. Does Scid  have endgame tablebases installed? If so where they are
> located and which format do they use?
>
> These are my questions.
>
> You have made a good software! Thank you.
>
> And developing software is a good job. Challenging, but not too
> difficult or theoretical IMHO. And not too rudimentary either. Just
> perfect.
>
> Greetings,
>
> Mika Kaakinen
>
> Riihimäki, Finland
>


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