Installing the new ChessBase Reader
The first thing you automatically see when you insert the DVD is the above AutoPlay window that allows you to run the setup file and install the new ChessBase Reader you can use to access the games and videos on your computer.
Click on "Install" and, if you have no serious reason to do otherwise, accept the location for the files that the installer suggests, e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\ChessBase\. You may be asked for autorisation to install the ChessBase Reader by your cautious Windows operating system. Allow it to proceed and finsh the installation.
You will now find an icon for the new ChessBase Reader on your desktop. Double-click it to start. This will produce the content display of ChessBase Magazine 152:
If you click on a database symbol you will see the contents in the preview panes:
Note that you can click on games in the list and replay them on the preview board on the right, using your cursor keys or clicking on the notation to follow the moves. This is meant to give you a quick overview – double-clicking a game in the list will of course open a full game window:
Here you can start your default engine and analyse. If you do not have ChessBase, Fritz, or any of our other products you will get an older version of the Fritz engine to work with.
Double-clicking the "152 !START" icon on the Reader desktop will display the contents of CBM 152:
You can use "Install on Hard Drive" to transfer the contents of the magazine to your computer storage system, or you can simply run everything from the DVD. Clicking on a video symbol, for instance, will open a new window in which you can watch and listen to the media file on the DVD:
If you double-click an openings survey icon on the Reader desktop you can view the contents:
This is the best way to keep up-to-date on openings theory, guided by experts in each line.
Order CBM 152 with the new Reader in the ChessBase Shop (or first explore the contents there)