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Old 02-03-2008, 11:17 AM   #126
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Re: **OFFICIAL Stars Software Improvement Thread***

???? They currently have more options than any other site re: cards. And it is simple to make your own and install them, or get one of many decks that others have created.

As someone who makes cards/themes - your software is much more mod friendly than FTP. Other sites might be technically easier to Hack/Mod images for - but Stars has more default theme/card options than any other site. It has the most thought out and complete method of adding new themes, and the ability to quickly change decks. It also uses better image types to prevent anti-aliasing and make a better looking final image.

I wouldn't change much about the Themes - other than the key issues already addressed - the GX.INI encryption, and the ability to remove Empty Seats from No Images Themes.


*Edit - A "Choose Custom Deck Menu" might be nice, like the "Choose Theme Menu". That way the user's custom deck isn't re-written each time Stars launches/updates - and the user can have a menu to select from his various installed custom decks.

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Old 02-03-2008, 12:17 PM   #127
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Re: **OFFICIAL Stars Software Improvement Thread***

Some of this has probably already been suggested, but...

When you click on "Registered in tournaments" have it tell you how many you've got going at the top so you don't have to count.

There needs to be a "Open all tournaments" button. I'm positive this has already been suggested. My computer froze the other day and when I restarted I forgot to double-check to see if all my tables opened. I found out later 3 of them didn't so I lost those buyins. (of course this wouldn't fix the fact that I forgot to check, but it's pretty hectic when that happens so having one button to check would be very helpful.)

Can anything be done to speed up the registration process for multitablers? It takes several minutes to register for 12 or 16 tables.
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:41 PM   #128
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I second (or third) the vote for a visual hand history of some sort. A lot easier when multi-tabling to see missed action rather than sorting through a wall of text.
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:37 PM   #129
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I don't think a players hand should be automatically folded when connected and time runs out when there hasn't been any action. It should be a check until someone is able to bet. I have been last to act with the nuts or very strong hand with the intention of betting but was unable to act due to distractions such as kids, phone, connection lag, action on another table, etc. A man shouldn't lose an entire pot when unable to act on the river when there is no action and he is last to act.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:20 PM   #130
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Re: **OFFICIAL Stars Software Improvement Thread***

Rebuy tourney's

If I call preflop, fold flop and there are still players in the hand I can't rebuy untill the hand is over. It's annoying.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:25 PM   #131
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Opt out option for VIP freerolls in place of something else.
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:31 PM   #132
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:23 PM   #133
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Some kind of "60 sec piss break" option so you don't have to sit out on all your tables every 2 hours
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:48 PM   #134
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Re: **OFFICIAL Stars Software Improvement Thread***

I'd like to see the sit out on next BB button. It's a pain trying to shut down 12 tables with the mix of fast and non fast tables. I always seem to miss at least one.

I don't see any reason to show cards on all-ins. Well, good reason. It would only been done to satisfy someone who can't wait a few second for the board to be dealt.

I'd like to have some sort of color code in the lobby for tables I'm already playing or on the wait list.

As far as short stacking/rat holing goes, I don't think it's much of a problem. Raising the buyin would shut out more bad players and end up with a net negative effect. In the future this might not be case, so I hope Stars will keep an open mind. Increasing the time to return to two hours would be a positive change.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:49 PM   #135
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almost all players are against shortstackers

People complain that there are too many shortstackers infesting the games.
Yet people also claim that almost all players are against shortstackers.

Seems pretty contradictory to me.
The players who actually are shortstacking somehow don't count in this 'almost all players' criteria or something?


No idea if there are more full-buyin players multi-tabling or short-stackers. But I seem to see plenty of short-stackers who I believe are only on one table and are 'taking their shot', possibly with their almost all of their remaining bankroll, or whatever....whereas I believe many of the full-buyin players are the types to multi-table.
Thus, I believe that it's an even higher percentage of the total number of players playing short than what glancing at just one table would indicate.


Even if that's not the case, I think the fact that there is SOME percentage of players who are short-stacking contradicts the idea that 'almost everybody is against short-stackers'.

I'm not even coming in and saying to keep the buy-in low or not allow deep-stack tables or whatever.
I would love for there to be some deep-stack tables for some of you nits to go running too. Could make the regular tables really spetacularly awesome. I find it hard to believe that you guys would actually want these tables that I don't believe would attract any fish at all and would just be a bunch of 2+2'er deep-stack types playing against each other. But if that's your preference then I'm all for it.

All I'm really saying is that the idea that 'almost everybody' is against them is probably not correct otherwise far fewer players would be doing it in the first place.

I really don't think this should be yet another thread about how much some of you guys hate short-stackers. But it keeps getting brought up and I really disagreed with that claim so I thought I would address it.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:03 PM   #136
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Re: **OFFICIAL Stars Software Improvement Thread***

When running out of time we get a noise and a tiny bit of text that's hard to spot quickly when multi-tabling. I'd like a big visual clue as to which table(s) need action.
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:00 AM   #137
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Re: **OFFICIAL Stars Software Improvement Thread***

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When running out of time we get a noise and a tiny bit of text that's hard to spot quickly when multi-tabling. I'd like a big visual clue as to which table(s) need action.
Stop hogging all the good games and I'm sure this won't be a problem!
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:08 AM   #138
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or use a script, such as my StarsUrgentTable or it's limit capable variant StarsAssistant. It gives you a bloody big visual clue
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:47 AM   #139
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Re: **OFFICIAL Stars Software Improvement Thread***

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Stop hogging all the good games and I'm sure this won't be a problem!
tricky, if I'm there its a good game by definition

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or use a script, such as my StarsUrgentTable or it's limit capable variant StarsAssistant. It gives you a bloody big visual clue
Play limit, loaded stars assistant - it works because I can hotkey lobby but get nothing for urgent actions
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:24 AM   #140
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When running out of time we get a noise and a tiny bit of text that's hard to spot quickly when multi-tabling. I'd like a big visual clue as to which table(s) need action.
I like to see this too.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:37 AM   #141
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Please make it a check instead of instatfold when you get timed out if there has not been a bet when the action gets to you.

We are supposed to be playing a skilled game so this instafold does not make sense?

BTW, has anyone from Stars responded in anyway to the thread or we are all just having a party of our own here.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:39 AM   #142
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or use a script, such as my StarsUrgentTable or it's limit capable variant StarsAssistant. It gives you a bloody big visual clue
If this is such a good thing and beneficial to many, I dont see why Stars can make it a native feature of their software. It cant be that hard.
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:32 PM   #143
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I think being able to show what you're folding would be a great option for stars, I don't know the reasons why you wouldn't allow a player the option to do that since it would be their own discretion to use it at will.

And please do not make it show cards when all in like FTP does. I would not agree with this as it has alot sometimes to do with history of a player between player against a particular villian and having others see what 2 are getting into shouldn't be allowed the information (if that makes sense to anyone).
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:35 PM   #144
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Perhaps a "Show what your folding" option for pots greater than 40-60BB's so that you won't have to wait for people to constantly show what cards they're folding in meaningless 4BB pots.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:11 PM   #145
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How about a slow rolling feature, so that I don't have immediately flip over the nuts.
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:13 PM   #146
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Please make it a check instead of instatfold when you get timed out if there has not been a bet when the action gets to you.

We are supposed to be playing a skilled game so this instafold does not make sense?

BTW, has anyone from Stars responded in anyway to the thread or we are all just having a party of our own here.
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Yes, this is all pretty pointless if the Stars people aren't going to read/respond as Scotty Mentioned
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:42 PM   #147
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alternate base currencies plz

i don't trust obama to not do anything utterly insane and getting 40 cents on the dollar would suck large amounts
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:59 PM   #148
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whenever you accidentally click fold, you are prompted with a popup to check or fold, making it impossible to bet.

fix this
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:00 PM   #149
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an auto-rebuy to 100bbs after every hand (ie: rebuy100bbs without missing a hand) would be very nice
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:51 PM   #150
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more of a policy request here... but would it be crazy to ask for a time bank on limit games? Even a short one would help. Most mid-high games take place on fast tables and I often find myself still considering the previous action and player notes when I'm forced to decide...

actually, I guess I'll just voice my opinion that I don't care much for fast tables in general, but there just aren't enough games going on reg tables to avoid them altogether.
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