I’d like to introduce Hands Free Poker to the community. This is a piece of software that allows players to use voice recognition and also hotkeys to control the online poker tables. Currently we support Windows Vista and Windows 7 only, as we take advantage of the excellent voice engine in both of these operating systems. Sadly, Windows XP was neglected and Microsoft decided not to port their new voice engine back to Windows XP. A quality USB headset is highly recommended, you may find low quality voice recognition with analog (think small green plug) headsets.
The commands in HFP very much mirror what you can do with the mouse. Standard commands such as call, fold, raise, all in, etc are all present; however we also have a set of shortcut commands to allow the player to bet in terms of Big Blinds. The player can bet in terms of blinds by saying "xx blinds", with the number of blinds replacing "xx". You can say any digit from "2 blinds" up to "10 blinds" and then the system recognizes every five blinds after that, so "15 blinds", "20 blinds", "25 blinds", etc.
For instance, "8 blinds" will bet 8 times the big blind of the table you are on. There is a HFP shortcut help window that you can use for easy reference when you need to calculate how much "xx blinds" is for your table.
Further what’s really unique in this software is that you can set synonym commands for any command in HFP. For instance, the command to go to table 1 is "Table 1". You can set a synonym for the command "Table 1" to be "1" or "Main Table" anything else you would like. This lends itself to many possible customizations as the user see's fit.
You can download a trial of the latest version of the software here:
If you want gamepad support, that is where we utilize Pinnacle Game Profiler, to pass the commands from the gamepad to the HFP software. You can read more about how HFP works with PGP here:
We have tested the software on our machines and have everything working well. Having said that, with everyone’s unique hardware/software out there we are interested to find out the possible interactions (especially different languages). I'm all ears and will answer any questions/comments. We are looking forward to some excellent constructive feedback from this community!