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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #42 - 04/17/19 at 06:30:42
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 04/16/19 at 12:19:57:
Did you try unchecking the "With Game Data" box as I suggested in reply #13 ?


Okay, that's one solved, thanks Smiley
  

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Reply #41 - 04/16/19 at 12:19:57
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Jonathan Tait wrote on 04/16/19 at 10:55:49:
3. Diagrams won't copy from CB to other programs without adding all the game details as well.

Did you try unchecking the "With Game Data" box as I suggested in reply #13 ?
  
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Reply #40 - 04/16/19 at 10:55:49
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Three things so far:

1. The remove doubles function doesn't work (but then it didn't work in CB14 either).
2. Within text files, creating links to other text files doesn't work.
3. Diagrams won't copy from CB to other programs without adding all the game details as well.
  

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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #39 - 04/16/19 at 08:57:33
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 04/15/19 at 14:16:10:
Just guessing here - medal #15 ?

Ah, yes, a User medal, they're easy to get rid of, thanks! Smiley
  
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Reply #38 - 04/15/19 at 14:16:10
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 04/15/19 at 13:20:21:
I have already inadvertently 'contaminated' some important files with it and when I then convert them to PGN it produces these ugly and unnecessary bits of code.

Yes, I keep my databases in PGN. If I convert to ChessBase or Chess Assistant format then I consider the resulting database "read-only". If I need to make changes, I make them in a separate "incremental" PGN database and merge later.

GMTonyKosten wrote on 04/15/19 at 13:24:40:
I wonder does anyone know what the Quote:
{[%mdl 32768]}
code does? CB13 keeps leaving this at the beginning of each PGN game, and this is something else that I have to remove automatically, but I'm curious to know what it is there for. Huh

Just guessing here - medal #15 ?
http://help.chessbase.com/CBase/15/Eng/index.html?removing_medals.htm
  
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Reply #37 - 04/15/19 at 13:24:40
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I wonder does anyone know what the Quote:
{[%mdl 32768]}
code does? CB13 keeps leaving this at the beginning of each PGN game, and this is something else that I have to remove automatically, but I'm curious to know what it is there for. Huh
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #36 - 04/15/19 at 13:20:21
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 04/14/19 at 20:14:04:
Post a sample pgn with some Instant Analysis in it, and I will post a script that removes just that bit.

Thanks, but I can already do that myself. What I really want to know is how to remove this instant analysis stuff from the ChessBase file - I have already inadvertently 'contaminated' some important files with it and when I then convert them to PGN it produces these ugly and unnecessary bits of code. As soon as I realised this was going on I turned Instant Analysis off ... and then even stopped using CB15, but the damage was already done!
  
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Reply #35 - 04/14/19 at 20:14:04
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 04/14/19 at 12:52:02:
Does anyone know how to remove this Instant Analysis code from the games? It's not such a big deal when the games are in CB format, but for PGN it just makes them bulkier.

Easy. There are tools that will remove all comments (e.g. pgn-extract), but I assume you want only the Instant Analysis removed. I uninstalled my recent ChessBase, so I don't have an example. Post a sample pgn with some Instant Analysis in it, and I will post a script that removes just that bit.
  
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Reply #34 - 04/14/19 at 12:52:02
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JFugre wrote on 02/08/19 at 15:49:07:
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.

Does anyone know how to remove this Instant Analysis code from the games? It's not such a big deal when the games are in CB format, but for PGN it just makes them bulkier.
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #33 - 04/03/19 at 20:42:39
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Is anyone successfully using CB15 on Windows 10 inside Parallels for Mac? I used to do this with an earlier version and Windows XP, with moderate success. I am now trying to use CB15 running under Windows 10 on a 3.2 GHz Core i7 Mac mini, and it sort of works ... but only if I don't use an engine! Otherwise it keeps freezing and becomes unusable. The Mac has 32 GB of RAM and I have tried giving the virtual machine up to 16 GB of that, but it makes no difference.

I can't revert to Windows XP because CB15 won't install on that. I'd be willing to buy Windows 7, but only if I know that CB15 will play nicely with it.
  
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Reply #32 - 03/26/19 at 12:04:28
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@Phoebe - No, I meant the battery would be totally drained. You are correct that a warning would be a way to handle it. But switching it off is fine. They know quite well that using seconds of engine analysis for an entire game is just a gimmick.

But at least my strong metaphor prompted a useful warning from brabo. Continuous analysis can generate dangerous amounts of heat. Most of the danger is to the electronics, not limited to the battery. I have Stockfish on my phone but almost never use it because it quickly gets hot enough to be outside the phone's recommended operating range. Playing apps like Smallfish, Shredder, etc. severely limit the engine time, to save battery I presume, but I notice the phone does not need to get hot for the app to win.
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #31 - 03/26/19 at 07:34:14
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Phoebe wrote on 03/26/19 at 06:09:25:
Do you mean that frequent consumption peaks can damage the battery?
Otherwise, a simple warning would suffice.

Not only the battery. I burned last year 2 adapters (really there was smoke coming out). As those are quite expensive, I bought this time a heavier model which seems to work fine now.

In 9/10 analysis-sessions I plug in the cable as the battery lasts maximum half hour using full analysis mode. Especially when using correspondence mode in which many branches are created, you don't want your computer going suddenly down.
  
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Reply #30 - 03/26/19 at 06:09:25
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Do you mean that frequent consumption peaks can damage the battery?
Otherwise, a simple warning would suffice.
  
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Re: Chessbase 15 problems
Reply #29 - 03/26/19 at 01:55:15
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I think they made the correct decision. If you need to analyze then you can switch the engine on, but it should not run automatically.

Engine analysis will chew through the battery in very little time. For one game it is not a big hit, but suppose you were on battery and for example wanted to play through the games from the latest TWIC. (I know a GM who each week plays through every game in a single sitting.) That's 3,000 games, and if Instant Analysis is 1.5 seconds per game that works out to 1.25 hours of engine analysis. Long before then the battery will be dead as a doornail.
  
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Reply #28 - 03/25/19 at 22:00:22
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BTW, do you know why ?
Resource consumption does not seem so huge.
  
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