Originally posted by sonhouse
Is there such a thing as a SCID to PGN format converter?
I found this:
Does it convert both ways? Not sure at first reading.
I've never needed one because SCID is able to save imported or inputted PGN games into it's own format - at which point it is possible to add comments and variations to the text. It won't let you edit PGN files direct. There is then an "export" option to a PGN file which provides the back up I was talking about, giving you a PGN version and a SCID version of each game.
I haven't checked but I think the converter you mentioned is only of use to decode SCID files if you don't have SCID. There are some free Databases in SCID format on the internet that I suppose people may want to put into chess base or something. I guess such a utility may be quicker than doing each game by hand from within the program.