Still absolutely no luck, after a delete and reinstall. I loaded a .pgn file with 25,000 games with a variety of openings, having even looked at the tree of the pgn database in Chessbase. I went to "create openingdatabase" and loaded the pgn file. After several minutes, it finished, and I set this new .bin file, created from the pgn, as the opening database. The engine still will not do anything but make the same opening moves.
I am not using the default engine, I went to "install engine" and "Komodo 9" came up. So I wanted to use him. But this engine, nor any of the 5 or 6 others I have installed, will utilize any of the opening books, which are all .bin files, as specified that they need to be. They simply all play the same opening moves without the ability to utilize the opening book.
Is the only way to get the app to play real openings is from the default install and nothing else? When you install it, and just start playing it will say "From Opening Book" and play proper opening moves. But what engine is the dafault, and how do you get other UCI engines to use any of the opening books?