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- - By The PIT (*) Date 2010-06-22 17:48
Where can you get the latest service packs. In theory you can click on check for update however my always says up to date even if it isn't. I have recently patched it to alter version which solved a garbled screen. before installing it just said your program is to date which it clearly wasn't. So is there a more direct link so you double check??
Parent - By Carl Bicknell (*****) Date 2010-06-23 15:35
I have EXACTLY the same problem.

Chessbase's software is so buggy, never up-to-date and always claims that it is when it isn't.

Why don't they just make their updates easily available like every other program???
Parent - - By Charles (**) Date 2010-06-23 19:50
I started to post this link here yesterday but since it goes to another forum decided not to post it.

But with a second post asking about updates being posted here, well...

http://www.chessexchange.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5105

The reason I posted a link to the forum post instead of just posting the update link is because the forum post also has instructions on how to install the update.

Disclaimer: I do not have Fritz 12 and I have not used the update. Make your own decision on whether or not to use the update.
Parent - - By dragon49 (****) Date 2010-06-24 02:21
I am not installing it, as there are no major bugs or problems with my Fritz 12 GUI.

DISCLAIMER:

If it isn't broke - don't fix it - You could make it worse!!
Parent - - By Charles (**) Date 2010-06-24 02:35

>If it isn't broke - don't fix it


A good principle to live by. :wink:

I did download the update to save it to disc for any possible future use and it is a big exe file for an update.

>You could make it worse!!


Which, as we know, in the past has been the result for some people with Chessbase updates.
Parent - By dragon49 (****) Date 2010-06-24 03:00 Edited 2010-06-24 03:16
I have never had any issues with Chessbase Patches, but Microsoft was recently responsible for getting me a lot of work:  One morning, a number of my clients called me as many of their applications mysteriously stopped working.  As it turned out, a dot net 2.0 "patch" was the problem.  To fix it, I had to first remove all versions of dot net in descending numerical order, then the patch, then reinstall the dot net versions (- the patch).  Sometimes, these situations are so absurd, that I think that Microsoft deliberately breaks things all of the time, in an effort to keep IT folks employed!!
Parent - - By Carl Bicknell (*****) Date 2010-06-24 06:06
OK here's my questions: how did you know about this patch - it seems to be relatively hidden from the public.

Did chessbase write it? If so why doesn't the normal update work and why are they using 3rd party sites to distribute patches?

VERY frustrating.
Parent - - By Charles (**) Date 2010-06-24 10:29

> OK here's my questions: how did you know about this patch


Is this a serious question. Is this the only forum you visit. I saw that post on that forum a day or so after it was posted. I knew about that post on that forum when the original poster started this thread. I hesitated to post about it here because that is a commercial site's forum. You might say it is a competitor of sorts to those that operate this forum. I wish I had not posted about it here. I knew better.

Do me and you a favor. If you should decide to install that update get it from the link that bnc posted below.
Parent - By Carl Bicknell (*****) Date 2010-06-24 12:01
Yes it is a serious question and no this is not the only forum I visit. Perhaps you are missing the point, most people who use chessbase software do not want to trek through forums finding updates. What they want is for Chessbase to provide updates themselves which work and are easily obtainable - that's how most software is produced.

What I was trying to find out was if chessbase had a hidden part of their own website which had more software updates on it than those publicly available, it seems the answer is still that they are hard to find and not automatically downloadable.
Parent - - By bnc (***) Date 2010-06-24 06:24
The latest GUI 12 patch is found on CB servers:

http://www.fritzserver.org/updates/gui12.exe
Parent - - By Carl Bicknell (*****) Date 2010-06-24 12:21
Right, I've just spoken to Chessbase on the phone. The guy was pretty helpful.

He says there is no place to get updates but users phone in every once in a while and a direct link is sent out to them personally.

This will probably change with Chessbase 11 using updates that work in the normal manner.
Parent - - By The PIT (*) Date 2010-07-18 18:59
Had to go back to Gui 11 as several annoying bugs in version 12.

Settings don't stick

Clocks stop flicking between firefox seems to cause this. Once it's started doing that the clock stops on the computer move every time.

Any further updates to version 12 if anyone knows.
Parent - By Ray (****) Date 2010-07-18 20:01

> Had to go back to Gui 11 as several annoying bugs in version 12.
>
> Settings don't stick


I had this issue with Fritz 11 GUI. I went back to Deep Fritz 10 GUI, which works perfectly for me.
Parent - - By Labyrinth (*****) Date 2010-07-19 00:33
I think the chessbase programmers may have lost their minds, or lost their original developers. Their relatively recent products have a lot of bugs + run heavily.
Parent - - By Bobby C (****) Date 2010-07-19 05:29

>Their relatively recent products have a lot of bugs + run heavily.


"Relatively recent"??? Chessbase has been making crap slammed full of bugs for at least 4 years now. CB9, CB10, F11 and F12 along with all the re-do commercial engine GUI's along the way.
Parent - By Labyrinth (*****) Date 2010-07-19 13:35
I agree :P
- By The PIT (*) Date 2010-07-18 19:03
Just checked nope same file version.
- By ZsoltKántor (*) Date 2019-05-08 23:01
Hi,
somebody has some previous Fritz 12 GUI updates (not the latest one)?
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