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triangulator ♡ 18 ( +1 | -1 )
chess base light-need some help??? I dont have 350 $ to get chessbase 8.0 so I am trying to download chessbase light but all I get onmy eord program is a bucnh of stuff I dont get what do I do???

here is a sample of what I get:

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v_glorioso12 ♡ 9 ( +1 | -1 )
chess base-light doesnt work for me either..... if you are using netscape, try using internet explorer, is all i can suggest....
triangulator ♡ 16 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks man but I got internet explorer that is what I use- oh well, I was hopeing someone here could help me, if not I got to have someone drive from stilwater(2 hrs) to help me
stevep ♡ 40 ( +1 | -1 )
Downloading It sounds as though you are "displaying" the download file. It may be that you don't have the association of the file type to the executable program set up correctly.

Try using "right click" on the cb-light link and pick "save file as". You should be downloading a file called "cblight.exe".

If that doesn't help, let us know what Operating system you're using, and where (the URL) you're downloading from. You already said you're using IE.
calmrolfe ♡ 31 ( +1 | -1 )
Download All I can say is that the download worked fine for me, I didn't encounter any problems at all. I was using an old version of Internet Explorer (4.5 think). The database is a great way to store your games and replay them at leisure.

Hope you have better luck in your next attempt to download the program.

Kind regards,

triangulator ♡ 15 ( +1 | -1 )
um I have tryed what you said and it is still in my word programm how do I down-load it to somthing else or get it from word to a chessbase program???
stevep ♡ 121 ( +1 | -1 )
Download, take 2 Ok, Triangulator:
I went back to the site to see what was happening, exactly. After you fill out the name/address registration form, you're taken to:

On that page there are links to download chessbase light, in 2 choices: A monolithic download of the whole program, 2.8MB in one zipped (compressed) file, or as 2 compressed files sized to fit onto floppies.

If you downloaded the monolithic program, you should have gotten a file named "". If that opens Word, and you didn't rename the program "light.doc" or something like that,
you probably that you don't have the decompression software.

Look above the chessbase downloads; you will see a link to "WinZip", Download the evaluation copy and install that. It will reconfigure your associations for the ".zip" filenames to open Winzip instead of Word.

Having done that, you can "extract" the contents of the zip file which is "cblight.exe" the installation program and you're good to go.

If you are still having problems, contact me via private message (e-mail) and I can put a copy of cblight.exe up on my website so you can download it directly bypassing the compression software.

Good luck,