|No change. Reissued the program with
new documentation to announce the fact that Chess is now available on
my online game server, Gorrion.|
Font Size. New functionality to increase the
dialog font size in case you are attempting to use Penguin on a small
screen notebook laptop.
Window Font. The font in the application comment
windows can now be set by the user.
Reordering. New functionality to re-order the
games within a collection in order of player, ECO, opening, date or
Event Information. New functionality to set the
place, event and event date parameters for all games within the
Font. Better visual display for Windows 7 and
higher operating systems.
Positions. New functionality to store up to 10
quick-navigation positions. |
Extensions. New functionality to store PGN
extensions into any generated / stored PGN file.
Minor software updates to add a few fixes and improvements.
Penguin is now available as a portable download, for users who need to
load the program on a USB drive or other portable device.
Preview Windows. Penguin can display preview
windows of board positions.
New functionality to remove all comments from all games
within the collection.
A-H, 1-8. Re-introduced functionality to display
board co-ordinate numbers and letters, A-H, 1-8.
Software fix to resolve an instability when pruning
Games can be exported as a document in RTF file format and displayed
using your choice of Word / Office document software, from
which you will be able to make edits, reformat, print, save as
DOC, save as PDF.
Printing can be done after display of the RTF
export. The existing print functionality has been removed.
Comments can now be added 'pre-move'. The user has an option
to show / hide the 'pre-move' comment window.
Advantage. Positional advantage indicators can
be added to the current game position: level game, white / black slight
/ clear advantage.
Export. New functionality to export an image of
the current game position in a format suitable for pasting into a MS
To Clipboard. An ASCII image of the current game
position can be copied to the Windows clipboard.
Fonts. Fonts are now installed automatically at
The directory for the backup files is now located in the
system 'Application Data' directory.
The user has the option to evaluate opening classification either by
move order or by transposition.
UCI Sequences. Removed functionality
to store UCI best move sequences to the game tree.
Co-Ordinates A-H, 1-8.
Removed functionality to display board co-ordinate
numbers and letters, A-H, 1-8.
Control. Added support for the PGN tag
Date. Added support for the PGN tag EventDate.
Standard PNG Tags.
The program now preserves any non standard PGN tags that appear in a
New functionality to view / manage event information for
games within a collection.
Added options for automatic display of last / next played moves.
Registry. The program now stores settings in the
Windows registry. The INI file is no longer used.
New options to display board co-ordinate numbers and
letters, A-H, 1-8.
New functionality to display the most popular lines of opening play.
Chess Engine. New functionality
to follow a particular line of play suggested by a UCI engine.
New functionality to include arrows on game positions, and to
include them in image exports.
UCI Sequences. New functionality
to store UCI best move sequences to the game tree.
Capture Format. New functionality to handle
non-PGN capture notation of the form ‘BxN’ or ‘PxB=Q’.
New option to display letters A-H and numbers 1-8.
Collections. New faster loading and
saving of game files containing large game collections.
|Software fix to
instability when pruning branches.
Print functionality has been improved. In
particular, a new pre-print dialog collects options
from the user and allows header and footer text to be set.
Error Handling. Improved functionality to notify
user of PGN errors within game files.
software fix was made to prevent
the program becoming unstable when importing PGN text.
Corrected FEN functionality. In version 7 FEN full
move numbers were out by one.
Toolbars have been added to facilitate program operation.
Import. Penguin now validates PGN text before it
is added to the collection, allowing the user to make edits to the text.
Export to Clipboard. Penguin can export text in
several PGN formats: short, long, long print.
BMP Image Export. A caption can be
added to GIF / BMP image exports.
Backup files will be created with an ECH / PGN extension.
Chess Engines. New functionality to
interface with UCI engines.
will accept the long algebraic format within PGN files (
e.g. e2-e4 Ng8-f6 or e2e4 Ng8f6 )
Number Navigation. New functionality to navigate
to a specific move number. This also includes functionality
to navigate to the next / previous pawn / capture move.
Composition. Added controls to set castling,
en-passant and move number information.
Notation. Added option to display / print moves
in short notation.
Chess Font. The Motif chess font has been added
as one of the available fonts.
Game Text. New functionality to import
games by direct pasting of FEN / PGN text.
Export. New functionality to generate PGN text
for the current game and to copy it to the Windows clipboard.
Bookmarks. Dialog can now delete multiple
Added a ‘Check for updates’ menu entry to enable the latest news on the
program to be fetched from the product web site.
Utilisation. Better data management has been
built into the program to enable faster loading and reduce memory
usage, making it particularly suitable for working with large PGN and
Player Name. Functionality has been added to the
players dialog to correct any name misspellings.
A change has been made to the way that branch
information is stored. In particular, the restriction on the
number of branches from each game position has been removed.
Files. Added functionality to prevent
backing up of write-protected files being attempted.
Fonts. A choice of several fonts is available.
A database of openings has been included to facilitate
classification of games.
Opening and player statistics can be viewed for the games in
A better comment / annotation control has been added.
FEN text strings can be generated of game positions.
Also a FEN text string may be imported into a board
orders are now retained.
Format. Game files can be stored /
exported in the PGN format ( in addition to Penguin's own game format. )
Positions can be bookmarked. A dialog facilitates
management of the bookmarks.
Documentation is available as a compiled HTML Help module.
memory management techniques have been built into the program to reduce
Faster Loading. Changes
been made to enable faster loading of large game files.
Moves. Functionality to make irregular moves has
Options. Improved background options and dialog
layout have been added.
Improved options for GIF image export have been added.
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