Projects / Scid


Scid is a powerful chess database application with many search features. Its GUI makes entering chess games fast and easy, and you can search games by exact position, material, player names, and many other criteria. It does not come with any actual file of chess games, but it can convert databases to/from the popular PGN format which is widely used for chess games.


Recent releases

  •  03 Mar 2004 11:00

    Release Notes: This release fixes a few bugs from 3.6.

    •  27 Feb 2004 05:41

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  24 Feb 2004 22:13

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  12 Jun 2002 04:56

          Release Notes: A few new features and many minor improvements.

          •  25 Feb 2002 05:14

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            06 Sep 2009 20:06 adminroot

            SCID has more features than commercial chess software. It is also under active development.

            30 Sep 2004 20:05 atoku

            Thanks to author. It is so useful software really!

            20 Dec 2003 15:31 PeteVine

            More frequent updates of this page?
            It's convenient getting email notifications about new versions so an up to date freshmeat page would be welcome.

            17 Oct 2001 08:30 oakdenma

            Excellent program
            As a long time SCID user I can't praise this program enough. It's full-featured, easy to use, well documented, fast and, of course, it runs on my platform of choice (Linux), which the commercial vendors seem uninclined to support. (SCID also runs on windows, for those so inclined.)

            In any case, SCID has just about all the features of the commercial offerings and an author who listens to and implements feature suggestions all the time.

            Hats off to Shane for an excellent piece of work.


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