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Connecting External Hardware

Scid supports two types of external hardware, configured in Tools-> Connect Hardware-> Configure.


The name of the Port depends on the Operating System and hardware. Usually external hardware is hooked up by a Serial, USB or BlueTooth connection. Depending on the platform, usual names for the port are:

The Show button checkbox enables as Hardware Connect Button in the Toolbar.

Input Engine/DGT

Configuring an Input Engine compatible driver requires additional fields.

Hitting OK will store the setup in Scid's configuration and immediately start the driver selected.

The status of the external board can be monitored by the Hardware Status button. This button can also be used to hook up already configured hardware immediately without calling the configuration dialog.