PGN is the standard format for chess games, and Scid will happily open and display large game archives. But PGN is not the native format of Scid's Databases. It takes a little learning, but using Scid Databases instead of PGN is highly recommended.
To open PGN files, use the
Once you have loaded a game, open the PGN Window to browse the game. Clicking on moves will advance the game, or use the wheel-mouse in the main window. Clicking on comments allows you to edit them.
In the Game Info window, you will see the names of the players and tournament. These names are also clickable, and display information about the tournament and how the player performed. This is the start of Scid's database capabilities.
If you have opened a multigame PGN, the Game List widget allows you to browse the games and select those of interest. The Game List also serves to select and delete games from Scid's databases.
Changes made to a single game PGN file may be saved back to PGN via