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Date: 22 Sep 2004 00:37:30
From: Old Wolf
Subject: Converting chessbase to PGN (for Scid)
Is there a (free) utility available to convert ChessBase files
to a PGN file? I am trying to use a ChessBase-format database
with Scid, which allows importing of PGN but not of ChessBase-format.

I found a utility "cb2pgn" on the web, by Carsten Hansen, but
it doesn't work (it tries to open a .CBI file, but the database
seems to have just about every .CB? except for .CBI).

While I'm here, has anyone heard from Shane Hudson (author of Scid)
lately? I was interested in purchasing ScidBase but emails to
him over the last few months have gone unanswered.


 
Date: 21 Sep 2004 21:51:41
From: Tryfon Gavriel
Subject: Re: Converting chessbase to PGN (for Scid)
If you are using Chessbase 8, use the following steps within Chessbase
itself :-

1) Load the Chessbase formatted database
2) Edit..Select all (to select all games)
3) File..New...Create Text file
4) Select PGN Option (if not already selected) and press OK

Best wishes
Tryfon Gavriel
Webmaster www.letsplaychess.com

"Old Wolf" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Is there a (free) utility available to convert ChessBase files
> to a PGN file? I am trying to use a ChessBase-format database
> with Scid, which allows importing of PGN but not of ChessBase-format.
>
> I found a utility "cb2pgn" on the web, by Carsten Hansen, but
> it doesn't work (it tries to open a .CBI file, but the database
> seems to have just about every .CB? except for .CBI).
>
> While I'm here, has anyone heard from Shane Hudson (author of Scid)
> lately? I was interested in purchasing ScidBase but emails to
> him over the last few months have gone unanswered.




  
Date: 22 Sep 2004 19:17:12
From: Mike Ogush
Subject: Re: Converting chessbase to PGN (for Scid)
I believe that you can do the same steps that Tryfon describes in
Chessbase Light, which is available for free, although databases are
limited to 8000 games by the program.

Fritz can also do this as well. Earlier versions of Fritz (say 5 or
6) should be available fairly cheaply; try eBay.

BTW: the reason the cb2pgn does not work is that it only converts the
older Chess base format (.cbf files) to PGN.

Mike Ogush


On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 21:51:41 +0100, "Tryfon Gavriel"
<[email protected] > wrote:

>If you are using Chessbase 8, use the following steps within Chessbase
>itself :-
>
>1) Load the Chessbase formatted database
>2) Edit..Select all (to select all games)
>3) File..New...Create Text file
>4) Select PGN Option (if not already selected) and press OK
>
>Best wishes
>Tryfon Gavriel
>Webmaster www.letsplaychess.com
>
>"Old Wolf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>> Is there a (free) utility available to convert ChessBase files
>> to a PGN file? I am trying to use a ChessBase-format database
>> with Scid, which allows importing of PGN but not of ChessBase-format.
>>
>> I found a utility "cb2pgn" on the web, by Carsten Hansen, but
>> it doesn't work (it tries to open a .CBI file, but the database
>> seems to have just about every .CB? except for .CBI).
>>
>> While I'm here, has anyone heard from Shane Hudson (author of Scid)
>> lately? I was interested in purchasing ScidBase but emails to
>> him over the last few months have gone unanswered.
>
>



   
Date: 22 Sep 2004 20:13:16
From: CeeBee
Subject: Re: Converting chessbase to PGN (for Scid)
[email protected] (Mike Ogush) wrote in rec.games.chess.misc:

> I believe that you can do the same steps that Tryfon describes in
> Chessbase Light, which is available for free, although databases are
> limited to 8000 games by the program.


Chess Assistant Light will read them also and go up to 16,000 games or
so. Another alternative. :)



--
CeeBee


"I don't know half of you
half as well as I should like;
and I like less than half of you
half as well as you deserve."


  
Date: 22 Sep 2004 13:44:31
From: Old Wolf
Subject: Re: Converting chessbase to PGN (for Scid)
"Tryfon Gavriel" <[email protected] > wrote:
> If you are using Chessbase 8, use the following steps within Chessbase
> itself :-

No, I don't have a copy of Chessbase. Unfortunately it's common
for people to distribute databases in chessbase's file format,
rather than something portable like PGN.