Originally posted by thire
does Scid work for mac?
It doesn't seem to have been ported yet. When I've got my head around the Mac development tools (they come free with the operating system - can Windows developers believe that?
) I might see if it will build and run in the Mac's X11 environment.
ExaChess (thanks Queequeg
) looks as if it will do the job, except that the free version has limitations on database size and the 'Pro' costs $125.
If anyone wants to know what chess database software is good for, the ExaChess home page (www.exachess.com) gives a very good explanation. If you have Windows or Linux, Scid does pretty much everything that's described there. One feature you must not use, of course, is the facilty to use an engine to analyse games you are still playing. The fact that ExaChess seems to be designed to show plausible moves even without an external engine could be a problem here.