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mattdw 46 ( +1 | -1 )
Fritz Database? I'm trying to figure out how (if it is possible) to access an opening database of my own games in Fritz, in the manual there is a picture that shows a database with tabs at the top for openings amongst other things...but they aren't there on mine, it says that Fritz will offer to create them when you open the database, but it never did that! Does anyone know how to get this to work? It's a bit of a vague question I know. :) Thanks,

chuckventimiglia 14 ( +1 | -1 )
First you have to create a... database in Fritz. Name it whatever you want to name it.
Then save your games into that database.

mattdw 25 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks Ah ok, I've got an empty database now named 'matt' with all the tabs at the top...but I can't figure out how to import all the games from the pgn (which I downloaded from GK on my past games list). I'm normally fine with computers, Fritz doesn't seem that intuitive to me! :)
johnrowell 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Append Matt, in the database window, choose Edit, Append Games... and then locate the file (pgn, cbh, etc) containing the games you wish to import.
thunker 53 ( +1 | -1 )
Another way... Matt,
1. Open up the .pgn file you want to copy to your new database.
2. Select the game(s) you want to add to the new database. (If you want to copy all the games you can hit ctrl-A to highlight/select all the games)
3. Via the "Edit" menu at the top, select "copy" (Or you can right click the mouse and "copy")
4. Open up the new database you created (matt for you here)
5. Via the "Edit" menu at the top, select "paste" (Or you can right click the mouse and "paste")
That should paste all the games you selected from the .pgn file into your new database (matt)

Hope this helps.
mattdw 32 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks again! Ok, I've got the database now but I can't figure out the 'Select Key, Install Empty Key, Install Big Key, Install Small Key' thingy, the first one asks for a .cko file, I don't know what that is! The second one just makes the screen go blank, the third and fourth ones say 'key file not available'. They don't make it easy do they?! :) Thanks again,

wschmidt 32 ( +1 | -1 )
matt Amazingly enough, there's a new Chesscafe column on your last question that was posted just today! I've never used the "Select Key" material in Fritz, so I didn't read it closely, but it may help. I believe it has to do with relating your games to opening codes.

And you're right, Fritz is incredibly unintuitive. ws
thunker 39 ( +1 | -1 )
Like wschmidt I've never messed with the keys or anything. Just never seemed to need them... I think you can just ignore that part and all the rest of the features will work fine.
Yep - I really like Fritz, but the documentation is quite lacking alright...
For me it's just been a long process of playing with the program - trial & error ya know.
Good luck!
johnrowell 16 ( +1 | -1 )
Fritz Crashing? Apologies for hijacking this thread, but does anybody find that Fritz 8 crashes now and again when doing full game analysis?
wschmidt 25 ( +1 | -1 )
Once in a blue moon, John, I'll set up an overnight full-game analysis and come back the next morning to find that Fritz 8 is frozen at the beginning of the game. I can probably count on one hand though, the number of times it's happened over two years of pretty regular use.