WinTD 3.0 was released in early 1999, and was followed later by a minor update (version 3.1). Below is a list of the many improvements and new features that were introduced in Version 3:
WinTD Version 2 produced very good pairings, but Version 3 is even better. It uses a new algorithm that takes into consideration the entire section, rather than working score group by score group, in an effort to produce the best possible pairings.
Turning on the new "Log Pairing Logic" preference item (using the File-Preferences operation) causes WinTD to display a detailed record of the pairing process, including the natural pairings and all interchanges and transpositions. If you or one of your players wants to know why WinTD came up with a particular set of pairings, the pairing log should provide all the information you need.
The pairing algorithm is now more flexible, with a broader range of options to control pairings. For instance, teammate pairing restrictions can be turned off for high score groups, there are three levels of restrictions on the use of interchanges in correcting colors, and you can use Harkness pairings (dropping the middle player) as an alternative to dropping the lower player.
You can now use WinTD to run Round Robin tournaments. You just need to select the "Round Robin" pairing method in the Add/Edit a Section dialog box and you're ready to go.
With Version 3, all of the operations which produce printed output or generate reports have been collected under a single new Reports menu for convenience. Also, prize lists, team standings, and upset prize lists are now directed to Report windows, the contents of which can be printed out, exported to disk, or copied into other applications, while before they could only be printed.
For computing approximate post-event ratings, WinTD allows you to choose between the proposed new USCF rating system or the existing USCF system.
You now have the ability to select the typeface and type size used for printed output, via the Printer Font... operation on the Reports menu.
Prize lists, team standings, and upset prize lists are now displayed in special spreadsheet-style Report Windows, which allow you to examine the results before printing them, and give you the option of copying and pasting them into other applications, including spreadsheets. You can also export these reports directly to a file in a variety of formats, including HTML (Web) documents.
As in Version 2, you can also export or copy-and-paste information from Players, Games, Master Players, and Team Windows. In Version 3, you can also import players from text or spreadsheet files into Master Player files using the Master-Convert Data File... operation.
WinTD now allows you to run tournaments which feature multiple games per round between each pair of players (such as double blitz tournaments).
You can now quickly change information that is common to a group of players on tournament or master files, or teams on team files, using the Change Common Info operations on the Players and Master menus.
Other improvements include the following: