This script is for Slackware 14.1 only and may be outdated.

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14.1 > Games > scid (4.3)

With Scid you can maintain a database of chess games, search games by
many criteria, view graphical trends, and produce printable reports
on players and openings. There are many more features as well. With
Scid you can also play against various engines or on Internet (FICS).

To enjoy Scid at its full power, you should download these files:
The Player Information / spellcheck data:
Photo data:
Scidlet opening books:
Place them in the same directory of the source and the will be included
in the package.

Please see the manpage (man scid) for Slackware-specific information
regarding the opening books permissions.

This SlackBuild does not build the two engines shipped with Scid, togaII
and phalanx, because it places them in a non-standard directory and they
are full-featured stand-alone programs. You should instead use the build
scripts provided for them here at

Optional dependencies (for sound, advanced graphics and correspondence
chess): tDOM, the Img package (tkimg) and Snack sound package. These
packages are *not* required for the build and are searched and loaded
when the program starts. If not found, Scid simply disables these

Maintained by: Nicky Chorley
Keywords: chess,database
ChangeLog: scid


Source Downloads:
scid-4.3.tar.bz2 (66592f91b690458d3aecb582142fc159)

Download SlackBuild:
scid.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 14.1

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

Access to the repository is available via:
ftp git cgit http rsync

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