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Older changes

2006

  • Bug fixing: In Team tournaments there was a bug in the FIDE data export file. (2.5)
  • In Swiss system tournaments, a fixed board can be assigned to a player/team for the pairing list. (1.5)
  • In case that the national rating calculation should occur for several federations, the option "activate several federation" in the tournament dialog in sheet "Other" can be set. At the present a up to 4 federations (from AUT, SUI, ESP, GER, CZE) can be selected. For the selected federations, the Ident-Number can be entered and is then output to the corresponding rating file. (1.5)
  • Menue item specials/Rtg. admin file FIDE removed (replaced by specials/FIDE data export). (1.5)
  • Special for the Blitz EM in Cannes: Increasing the rounds to 25 (Swiss-System) and adding a new tie-break (game Points + Qualifying Points [42]) (16.02)
  • Bug fixing: (only English language): In case of player input with the FIDE-ratinglist, date of birth jjjj/00/00 are now valid. (01.01)

2005

  • Installation codes changed from 9 to 12 characters. The old 9-character codes remain valid. (31.12)
  • Menue-item: specials/Update ratings/data: Now possibility to update various fields from all ratinglists. (31.12)
  • Search in ratinglist also for national Identnumber, FIDE-Number and part of names: Enter search word in field "name or code":
    Search for nat. Identnumber: Enter Innn.. + <ENTER> nnn.. Identnumber
    Search for FIDE-Number: Enter Fnnn.. + <ENTER> nnn.. FIDE-Number
    Search for part of names: Enter *nnn.. + <ENTER> nnn.. part of name. (31.12)
  • HTML Files conformed to chess-results (31.12)
  • Change of sorting of the starting rank list: Sorting according to GM, IM, WGM, FM, WIM, CM, WFM, WCM. (31.12)
  • Revision of the Polish translation. Thanks to Dr. Andrzej Filipowicz. (6.12)
  • Bug fixing: In the version 6.2.0.7 (26.10) the test options were enabled. (3.11)
  • Translation to polish (almost finished). Thanks to Ewa Szafraniec. (18.10/26.10/3.11)
  • In the FIDE-Data Export file the team section was added (3.10)
  • New Tie-break [46] for team tournaments: Points + match Wertung: Punkte + Matchpunkte (3/1/0) (3.10)
  • Bug fixing: problems in manually paired team round-robin tournaments with more than 1 round (first half of the season not synchronous with the second half of the season) (20.9)
  • Bug fixing: In the tournament-dialog if tournament not paired, error message "Fehler bei Bereichsprüfung" (19.8.2005)
  • For single round robin and Swiss system tournaments: New Tie-Break "points (game points) [1]" and "Matchpoints variable [44]". The Tie-Break "points" was (and will remain) automatically the 1st Tie-Break. If the Tie-Break "points" is now selected explicitly, sorting occurs in accordance with the precedence of the selected Tie-Breaks. (6.8.2005)
  • The defaultfederation in the player input dialog depends now on the federation of the customer. (6.8.2005)
  • For rated tournaments, the date must be entered for the individual rounds. (6.8.2005)
  • Under preparation: New option "several federations" in the group "Rated" in the tournament dialog. If selected, you can enter up to 4 different Identnumbers. The selection of the federations occurs in the sheet "other". The corresponding Identnumber is used in the Rating administration file for AUT, SUI, GER, CZE, ESP. (6.8.2005)
  • In the tournament dialog 2 new fields: Homepage and E-Mail. (12.7.2005)
  • In the player-input dialog also FIDE title CM, WCM (candidat master) are admitted. (2.7.2005)
  • For tie-break [5] (Manually input in field rankcorr. in player-dialog) in single round robin or Swiss-System tournaments a parameter can be set: Sorting in accordance with field points, rankcorr or rankcorr, points. (2.7.2005)
  • On some lists the age can be printed. 
    Attention: The structure of file sm_list.dat (Listdefinitions) was changed, it will created new at the first start.
    (5.6.2005)
  • If required, the Italian Ratinglist can be imported. (http://www.eloitalia.com/download.php, Formato txt al...) (5.6.2005)
  • In the field birthday only the year of birth can be entered. (5.6.2005)
  • In the German ratinglist the umlauts (ä,ü...) are shown correctly. (5.6.2005)
  • In rated tournaments, the chiefarbiter and the available time must be entered. (5.6.2005)
  • Bug fixing: During installation a runtime-error occured. (14.4)
  • Bug fixing: The rules B2,B5,B6 were always annulled for players over 50% for pairings of the last round. (9.4)
  • Now the crosstables in round-robin tournaments are depending from the selected round. (9.4)
  • Now every tournament can be published without an external program with menu item in the Internet. The up to now necessary database key will be automatically determined in the case of the first Upload. (29.3)
  • Now in the PGN-dialog the games can be uploaded with button [Game-Upload to Wiener-Zeitung]. (29.3)
  • New menue-item: specials/Rtg. Admin. file ESP. (27.3)
  • Bug fixing: In the FIDE-title-confirmation list the fields "number of rated players not from host federation:" and "number of players not from host federation holding GM, IM, WGM, WIM titles" were exchanged. (27.3)
  • Bug fixing in the team list (list 1) (Only in Swiss-System tournaments with Team-Tie-Break) (24.3)
  • Minor changes in file for the Austrian rating-administrator. (22.3)
  • The English Handbook was updated (17.3)
  • The German Handbook is no longer included in the installation file sm32.exe. (17.3)
  • New menue-item: specials/FIDE-Data Export. exports the tournament export format decided during the FIDE congress in Calvia in 2004. (17.3)
  • Bug fixing: If the first column in the text-file-export was blank, the column separator was not outputed. (17.3)
  • Bug fixing: In some ranking lists, if two players had identical Tie-Breaks, the rank was not blank for the 2nd player. (17.3)
  • Minor changes in the PGN-files-dialog. (8.3)
  • Translation to Serbian, 1st test-version (thanks to Mr. Ivan Stambolic). (12.2)
  • The Buchholz-Tie-Breaks [2],[3],[4],[17] can no more be selected. They were replaced by Tie-Break 37 (Buchholz Tie-Break (variabel with parameter)). (3.2)
  • Tie-Breaks [10],[20] can no more be selected . They were replaced by Tie-Break 36 (rating average of the opponents (variabel with parameter)). (3.2)

2004

  • Upgrading the Excel-Writing modules. (25.12)
  • New menue-item: Rtg. admin. File CZE (25.12)
  • If the 1. round is paired once again, (round 0 + Pairing) and all pairings are canceled, all players entered (after pairing 1. round) are now automatically paired (Single Swiss-System). (25.12)
  • Import possibility of a (national) ratinglist on basis of an Excelfiles. A sample Excel-file is available on my Homepage under http://swiss-manager.at/unload/NationalRatings.xls. Further information in sheet "help" in the sample-File.  (06.12)
  • Changing of the program develop environment from Delphi 5.0 to Delphi 7.0. (28.11)
  • If the 1. round is paired once again, (round 0 + Pairing) and all pairings are canceled, all in the 1. round not paired players (or new entered players) are now ready to pair. (18.11) ==> On 25.12.2004 again changed. 
  • In exclude Information list all round are displayed. (18.11)
  • Minor changes due to the chess-olympiad in Calvia. (25.10/30.10/8.11)
  • In the team-result input dialog the button [pairings] was partly invisible in rare cases. (2.10)
  • In the Town-dialog (Menue Input/Town...) also the input of date and time per teampairing is possible. The new fields date and time presently only shown in the Wiener-Zeitung. (26.9)
  • Bug fixing: In manually paired round-robin tournaments with more than 1 round (not synchronous) the tables according "starting rank" and "Tie-Breaks" had a bug. (22.9)
  • Translation to Czech, 1st version (thanks to Mr. Martin Smajzr).
  • Under Windows NT, 2000, XP, the determination of the default browser only with Admin rights successful, now also with restricted rights (menu items Internet/Swiss-Manager Homepage,...)
  • At the tournament-type "Swiss-System (with team-Tie-Break)" the team dialog was not shown. (2.9)
  • Bug fixing in the 'set team...' dialog for Team-Swiss-System-tournaments (round 0) (11.7)
  • In single round robin tournaments with more than one run, you can set the pairings separatly for each run. (27.6)
  • Changing of the KO-System (Is not implement completely) (24.6)
  • In the case of the import of the GER-rating list, also the FIDE-Id and FIDE-rating will be imported. (26.5)
  • New Menue-Item: (26.5)
  • New Menue-Item: (10.5)
  • New Checkbox in option-dialog:Seperate first name and surname with comma, only output Dr. academic title (10.5)
  • The CZE-ratinglist can be imported from an Excel-File (5.5)
  • New Pairing-system for round robin tournaments: Rutschsystem (I don't know the english word) (5.4)
  • New Pairing-system for team round robin tournaments (for two teams): Scheveninger System (5.4)
  • Additional field "Chiefarbiter" in the tournament-dialog (5.4)
  • New Tie-Break: Matchpoints (variabel) for team-tournaments [44] (5.4)
  • New Tie-Break: Koya system for round robin tournaments [45] (5.4)
  • Better Tie-Break handling in the tournament-dialog. (5.4)
  • New Pairing-option for Swiss-Systems: Accelerated Parings. Before pairing of the first round, all player are divided into groups (variabel, up to 12 groups) depending on the starting rank. Every group gets "fictional points" (variabel) in descending order. Now the players are paired with the standard Swiss-System. In the second round the real points and the "fictional points" are added before pairing the second round. After the second round (variabel) the "fictional points" are deleted and the following rounds are paired with the standard Swiss-System. (5.4)
  • New Menue-Item: for Swiss-systems. Here you can explicit define forbidden pairings. (5.4)
  • Swiss-System "Evaluation system" was deactivated (5.4)
  • The half sign ½ (Default ASCII code 171) can adjust individually in the option dialog (list table) (24.02)
  • The half sign ½ (Default ASCII code 171) can adjust individually in the option dialog (list table) (24.02)
  • Changes of structure of the POR, ESP und LUX-ratinglist. They must be imported again. They can now also be imported from an excel-file (22.02)
  • Changes of structure of the Slovenian ratinglist. (11.2)
  • Translation to Turkish. (09.02)
  • New Menue "Internet". Important Web-sites can be shown here. (26.01)
  • New Tie-Break (Play-off Points [43]), can be entered in the player dialog. (11.01)

2003

  • Special adaptation for handling the Kärntner (a part of Austria) mastership (15.12)
  • 1. Version of the Turkish translation. (07.12)
  • The French Translation is almost completed. (07.12)
  • Fields "group" and "type" in the player input extended to 4 characters. (07.12)
  • Small changes in the case of player information. (07.12)
  • Importing possibility of the Swiss Rating-List and new menu-item: specials/Rtg. admin file SWZ. (1.12)
  • The French Translation was updated (26.10)
  • Changes for the World Youth Chess Championship in Greece specific for Mr. Stubenvoll. (25.10, 31.10)
  • Bug-correction: The testing- and debug menu was activated for short time (15.10)
  • Changes for the European Team Championship in Bulgaria specific for Mr. Stubenvoll. (13.10, 15.10, 19.10)
  • Changes for the European Club Cup in Crete specific for Mr. Stubenvoll. (24.09, 26.09, 28.09, 03.10)