The top-most frame is where to enter or paste the game in PGN format, and the lower frame provides feedback of any errors or warnings.
Scid provides several ways to access games in PGN. As well as the Import
Window, games can be opened via
The Import window also doubles as a way to make changes or corrections to a game. First paste the current game with Paste Current Game, then edit the moves , and click Import when done.
Scid expects to see PGN header tags such as
The Computer Chess Rating Lists distributes PGN archives which can cause Scid problems. They use the Round field to represent unique game numbers, and Scid only supports 262,143 Round Names. You may wish to replace the "Round" field with "Rd", or some other tag.
This can be achieved using the sed utility and the command