To line up the HUD with the correct player seats you will need to set up Tools > Site Settings > Preferred Seating menu. 

  1. On the left you can find your network. Click on the network you will be setting up. If you are unsure what network your site is on you can learn more at http://www.pokerscout.com.  In the lower right is the Preferred Seating section.
  2. Choose the Table type (the max players at the table, i.e. Heads-Up, 6-max, 9-max).
  3. Then in the second box choose the seat number.
  4. Some sites, such as Poker Stars and Full Tilt, will write the seat assignment in the user file.  For these sites the Auto Detect button should work reliably.
  5. If you click the blue question mark you can see the table graphic to see what the seat numbers are for that site and table size.


 

Table of Contents

  1. Setup Hand History Options
  2. Setup Tournament Summaries 
  3. Setup Holdem Manager 3 Auto Import Folders
  4. Adjust hand times to your local time
  5. Preferred Seating
  6. Capture observed hands
  7. Hotkeys
  8. Language

Detailed Instructions

1) Setup Hand History Options

You must configure the PokerStars client to save hand histories to a designated directory on your hard drive.  This step is required to allow HM3 to import the hand histories for the database and display the HUD. 

To save your Hand Histories on PokerStars, do the following:
  • From the PokerStars lobby, click on Settings > Playing History >  Hand History.
  • Check Save My Hands History.
  • Please note the default location where PokerStars is saving your hand histories under Where To Save.
  • The Language: must be set to English
  • Click OK to save the settings.


 

2) Setup Tournament Summary


You must configure the PokerStars client to save Tournament Summaries to a designated directory on your hard drive.  This step is required to allow HM3 to import tournament results.  Without summaries your tournament results will be incomplete.  

To save your Tournament Summaries in PokerStars, do the following:
  • From the PokerStars lobby, click on Options > Playing History >  Tournament Summaries.
  • Check Save My Tournament Summaries.
  • Please note the default location where PokerStars is saving your hand histories under Where To Save.
  • The Language: must be set to English.
  • Click OK to save the settings.


 

3) Setup Holdem Manager 3 Auto Import Folders

  • Open HM3 and go to the Tools > Site Settings... option, click on Poker Stars or Full Tilt on the left and click the auto detect button on the right side.
  • If Auto Detect doesn't pick up the proper folders then you will need to add them manually. Enter the location noted previously when configuring PokerStars. Now all hand histories should import and tournaments should automatically update with the correct information.
  • To update older tournaments, request the tournament summaries from your poker client's support via email, then import them using File > Import Files...  Click the 'Refresh' button and the results should update correctly. There is an option to request the files via email. Ask for them in .html or .csv format.


 

4) Adjust hands to your local time

  • This needs to be adjusted in such a way that the Time column in the Reports matches your Windows clock when playing live if the Auto Detect button did not properly configure the Offset value.
 

5) Preferred Seating

You might choose to use the Preferred Seat option in your PokerStars client (so that you are always placed in the same seat location at every table). 

To configure Preferred Seating in PokerStars:
  • From the PokerStars lobby, click Options > Table Appearance > Preferred Seat.
  • For the best performance, it is advised that you select Always Auto-Center Me. Alternatively you can select Don't Auto-Center me and instead select each table type from the display below, and then click to define your preferred seat(s).
  • Click OK.
  • See this FAQ for more detailed instructions on configuring this setting.


 

6) Capture observed hands

  • Capture Observed Hands is a special feature that integrates with the PokerStars application to grab hands that reside in memory. It pulls in a select number of prior hands from the PokerStars client memory so that the HM3 HUD can populate with results the moment you sit at a table. Any users experiencing performance issues should disable the Memory Grabber for improved results.
  • This feature does not work with the Zoom tables.
 

7) Hotkeys

  • In order ­to use PokerStars hotkeys while the PokerTracker 4 Hud is running you must run PokerStars as administrator.
  • To do this right click the shortcut that you use to launch the PokerStars application and choose Properties

  • Click Advanced and then enable the “Run as administrator” option and click OK.


 

8) Language

The PokerStars client must be configured to use the English language. HM3's hand history importer only supports the English language.  HM3 can not read hand histories saved in any language other than English. 

To configure the Language in PokerStars, do the following:
  • From the PokerStars lobby, select Options > Global > Language. Set Play in to English.
  • If you play tournaments then you should also set the Email in language as English. Select Options > Global > Language. Set EMAIL IN to English.



 

There are 4 general steps to configuring Holdem Manager to work with most any poker client:

  1. Choose your poker client network from the left side menu.
  2. Auto Import Folders.
  3. Adjust hands to your local time.
  4. Preferred Seating.

1) Choose your poker client network from the left side menu.  

  • If you are unsure which network your poker client is a part of please see this site.

2) Auto Import Folders.

  • Open HM3 and go to the Tools > Site Settings... option in the menu ribbon, click on your poker client/network in the left menu and click the Auto Detect button on the right side.
  • If Auto Detect doesn't pick up the proper folder then you will need to add the folder your poker client saves hands to manually.

3) Adjust hand times to your local time.

  • This needs to be adjusted in such a way that the Time column in the Reports matches your Windows clock when playing live if the Auto Detect button did not properly configure the Offset: value.

4) Preferred Seating.

  • This setting is used to make sure your HUDs align properly at the table based on your poker client preferred seating option settings.
  • See this FAQ for more detailed instructions on configuring this setting.


 

There are 3 steps to configuring Holdem Manager to work with Microgaming / Prima:

  1. Setup Microgaming / Prima hand history Options
  2. Setup HM3 Auto Import Folders
  3. Setup Preferred Seating

Note:

  • Please be aware that HM3 cannot support Microgaming Blaze or Quickfire tables, because the network does not provide the hand histories when the player loses.  
  • Anonymous table support for multi-table play may not be possible if the table you are playing at does not have a unique identifier in the window name.  This is a known flaw in the Microgaming client software.  

Detailed Instructions:

    1) Setup Microgaming / Prima Hand History Options

    • Launch your Microgaming client.
    • Make sure you are saving English hand histories.
    • Navigate to your poker client install path  C:\Microgaming\Poker\YourSiteNameMPP
    • Note the GameHistory.dat file in that folder. This is where the hand history information is stored.
    • Make note of the GameHistory.dat file path and write it down.  We may need this file location later.


    2) Setup HM3 Auto Import Folders

    3) Setup Preferred Seating

    You might choose to use the Preferred Seat option in your MicroGaming Network client (so that you are always placed in the same seat location at every table). To configure this, do the following:
    • From a MicroGaming Network poker table, click Menu > Options > Seating.
    • Select the table type(s) you play most often from the drop down.
    • Click your preferred seat(s) and tick Always stay in selected seat for this table size.
    • Click OK to save your settings.
    • Setup your HM3 Preferred Seating options to match your site settings.


     

     

    There are 2 steps to configuring Holdem Manager to work with iPoker:

    1. Setup iPoker Hand History Options
    2. Setup HM3 Auto Import Folders

    1) Setup iPoker Hand History Options

    • Launch iPoker. 
    • In the iPoker lobby click on Setting > System.
    • Make sure "Store Hand History Locally" is selected.
    • Make sure the hands are written in English, or the client was installed in English.
    • Play a few real money cash game hands.
    • Navigate to your poker client install path  C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Local\[PokerSiteName]\data\[ScreenName]\History\data*
    • Look for the Hand History Folder where Hand Histories are being saved.
    • Make note of this folder path and write it down.  (We may need this later.)
    *If you can't see it, turn off the windows option that is hiding that directory.

    *Note: Titan Poker creates the hand history folder at C:\Program Files (x86)\Titan Poker\History or C:Users\myname\AppData\TitanPoker\History, unlike other IPoker skins.

    2) Setup HM3 Auto Import Folders

    Site Time Adjustment Warning: Some of the iPoker skins have different lobby time defaults than other skins and we can not detect which skin you are playing on.  If the Time column for recently played hands in HM3 Reports does not match your local time use the Tools > Site Settings... > iPoker > Adjust hand times to your local time > Offset: value until they match.