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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #27 - 03/24/19 at 19:22:49
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That was it ! Thank you very much !
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #26 - 03/24/19 at 19:15:48
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Hi,
Check you are plugged in, Instant Analysis does not work on battery power and gets grayed out. That may be the problem?
  
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Reply #25 - 03/24/19 at 17:49:23
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Instant Analysis no longer works.
The item is grayed. Maybe since 15.7
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #24 - 02/08/19 at 15:49:07
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 01/30/19 at 09:06:08:
I assume ChessBase 15 generates this when it quickly analyses games when you open them. However, is this a standard PGN code, can other chess programs read it?


It's formatted as a comment, so it will not interfere with the normal workings for software unfamiliar with it. I doubt anything is supporting actually interpreting it at this point though as it appears to be a new "embedded command" format.
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #23 - 01/31/19 at 10:37:25
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I've just installed CB 13 on my new computer, I do have CB 14 too, but never got around to using it, and it seems like this will also happen to CB 15.
A least now I have a version that works the way I expect it to and has normal title bars!
My favourite version  of ChessBase was actually 10, and then 12, I think, but you need a fairly recent version of ChessBase else the fantastic Online database search doesn't work.
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #22 - 01/30/19 at 09:06:08
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Looking at the last set of PGN files I received, at the beginning is a new tag followed by lots of numbers, like:
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{[%evp 0,96,30,30,22,1,30,2,2,-9,-3,-44,23,23,21,32,41,37,44,23,22,18,26,11,22,
-4,0,-1,8,7,7,14,9,5,16,8,38,16,22,19,25,54,19,19,22,22,22,20,20,20,24,-18,24,
-53,-53,-61,-61,-56,-23,-20,41,41,39,39,35,30,44,44,33,50,70,70,75,75,75,75,75,
56,60,59,62,56,68,56,50,48,48,40,46,60,49,30,48,47,47,59,46,56,57]} 

I assume ChessBase 15 generates this when it quickly analyses games when you open them. However, is this a standard PGN code, can other chess programs read it?
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #21 - 01/29/19 at 21:30:59
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I've upgraded to version 7, and then printed a game, but whereas most of the text was in my (preferred) FigurineCB TimeSP (as specified in my 'Options', 'Notation', 'Font') as usual, all the figurines were now in the CBArialLink font. I can't find why this should be, or how to turn it off. I mean, why would you want the figurines to be in an Arial font if the text was in a Times font, anyway? Roll Eyes
Does anyone else have this problem?
  
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Reply #20 - 01/23/19 at 10:29:02
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JFugre wrote on 01/22/19 at 22:07:47:
And because the windows forget their size, saving/storing layouts doesn't work in a useful way.

Yes, this is really annoying, all the database and game windows start out covering the whole screen and I have to adjust them, but this is forgotten the next time I open ChessBase 15 and I have to resize them again.
  
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Reply #19 - 01/22/19 at 22:07:47
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One strange problem I have with ChessBase 15 is that when you open a window (for example opening a DB or a game), it is in a strange state where it's missing the normal window border. When I try to move or resize it, I can't, but clicking on the title bar makes the the border suddenly appears and the window immediately resizes to the full screen size but stays in the same place - which is never what you'd want as it's now half-offscreen!. Makes using the program really a drag when moving between DB's or games.

And because the windows forget their size, saving/storing layouts doesn't work in a useful way.

Anyone else seen this or know a solution?
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #18 - 01/21/19 at 16:33:20
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 01/20/19 at 11:09:35:
I 'spoke' too soon!

Actually, it works OK after restarting Windows, although the notations are difficult to see - probably a question of altering the font colours.
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #17 - 01/20/19 at 11:09:35
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 01/20/19 at 10:28:38:
ChessBase 15 (and presumably older versions, too) was almost unusable - the games became invisible in the databases and also in the online search feature!

I 'spoke' too soon! After Windows returned from 'sleeping' my databases came back! Now the only thing I can't see are the folders in the main CB window. Well, and various other somewhat less important things like the Players Encyclopaedia.
Incidentally, totally off subject, I know, but the Forum looks really different in Edge when you have a dark high contrast scheme.
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Re: Chessbase 15 printing crashes program.
Reply #16 - 01/20/19 at 10:28:38
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I just tried a 'High Contrast Black' theme on my portable computer, and whereas most programs worked well, and really had white text on a black background, ChessBase 15 (and presumably older versions, too) was almost unusable - the games became invisible in the databases and also in the online search feature!
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 printing crashes program.
Reply #15 - 12/18/18 at 21:34:25
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Elementary, my dear Watson. (*) If I use the same button to copy, and then pasting into notepad gives a FEN, whereas pasting into wordpad gives me a diagram, that means I should be looking at the clipboard format.

I did look quickly for a way in CB14 to change the decorations, but didn't see anything in the menus. I passed on reverse-engineering their (binary) config files, because I don't think you would consider hacking to be an acceptable solution.

(*) Apocryphal, I know.
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 printing crashes program.
Reply #14 - 12/18/18 at 16:46:40
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 12/18/18 at 02:37:33:
File | Options | Clipboard | RTF
uncheck next to "With Game Data"


Excellent, thanks, how did you manage to find that? If you could now find a way to alter those blue title bars ...
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 printing crashes program.
Reply #13 - 12/18/18 at 02:37:33
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uncheck next to "With Game Data"
  
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