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Old 03-17-2006, 06:03 PM   #151
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

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How do I set up pokertracker to import these files automatically? I read something about naming a file empire.exe, but didn't quite understand.
1. Make a folder for mining somewhere.
2. Copy an execuatble into this folder and rename it EmpirePoker.exe (or another skin you don't use).
3. Copy FreePHG.exe into this folder also.
4. Open up some tables (see below).
5. Start running FreePHG.exe from your mining folder and you should start to see .hhf files appearing for the tables you are watching.
6. When you want to import these hands, point PT at this folder by pointing it at the EmpirePoker.exe (it will then think this folder is the empire folder and [auto-]import from their).


I got everything working, but it isnt importing the hands. I Dont understand #2 - copy an exe file into the folder....could someone explain that and i should be all set.....thanks
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:20 PM   #152
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

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How do I set up pokertracker to import these files automatically? I read something about naming a file empire.exe, but didn't quite understand.
1. Make a folder for mining somewhere.
2. Copy an execuatble into this folder and rename it EmpirePoker.exe (or another skin you don't use).
3. Copy FreePHG.exe into this folder also.
4. Open up some tables (see below).
5. Start running FreePHG.exe from your mining folder and you should start to see .hhf files appearing for the tables you are watching.
6. When you want to import these hands, point PT at this folder by pointing it at the EmpirePoker.exe (it will then think this folder is the empire folder and [auto-]import from their).


I got everything working, but it isnt importing the hands. I Dont understand #2 - copy an exe file into the folder....could someone explain that and i should be all set.....thanks
To be able to import the .hhf files you need to point poker tracker at what it thinks is a Party Skin dirrectory.

So you can either install EmpirePoker and then run FPHG from the main empire folder where EmpirePoker.exe is located (you don't run empire, just run FPHG from within that folder and point PokerTracker to import observed hand histories from the empire folder as notmal)

OR

You can copy an executable (".exe") file into another folder where you are running FPHG, rename the execuatble "EmpirePoker.exe", and setup PokerTracker to import from this 'fake' empire poker folder.

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Old 03-17-2006, 06:32 PM   #153
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

Is there any reason to not use FHG while you are playing. Will Pokertracker recognize that the .hhf are duplicate and not load them twice. The reason I bring this up is that my records are showing more hands than they should. Anyone run into this?
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:36 PM   #154
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How do I set up pokertracker to import these files automatically? I read something about naming a file empire.exe, but didn't quite understand.
1. Make a folder for mining somewhere.
2. Copy an execuatble into this folder and rename it EmpirePoker.exe (or another skin you don't use).
3. Copy FreePHG.exe into this folder also.
4. Open up some tables (see below).
5. Start running FreePHG.exe from your mining folder and you should start to see .hhf files appearing for the tables you are watching.
6. When you want to import these hands, point PT at this folder by pointing it at the EmpirePoker.exe (it will then think this folder is the empire folder and [auto-]import from their).


I got everything working, but it isnt importing the hands. I Dont understand #2 - copy an exe file into the folder....could someone explain that and i should be all set.....thanks
To be able to import the .hhf files you need to point poker tracker at what it thinks is a Party Skin dirrectory.

So you can either install EmpirePoker and then run FPHG from the main empire folder where EmpirePoker.exe is located (you don't run empire, just run FPHG from within that folder and point PokerTracker to import observed hand histories from the empire folder as notmal)

OR

You can copy an executable (".exe") file into another folder where you are running FPHG, rename the execuatble "EmpirePoker.exe", and setup PokerTracker to import from this 'fake' empire poker folder.

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Instead of "copying" an executable into the folder, just create a .txt file using notepad. Save that into the folder. Rename it to EmpirePoker.exe and you're set.
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:45 PM   #155
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

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Instead of "copying" an executable into the folder, just create a .txt file using notepad. Save that into the folder. Rename it to EmpirePoker.exe and you're set.
Yes this works fine too, but some people had problems with this method if they hadn't setup windows to display extensions of known file types (they are renaming it ".exe.txt" and not realizing I think).

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Old 03-17-2006, 06:49 PM   #156
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Is there any reason to not use FHG while you are playing. Will Pokertracker recognize that the .hhf are duplicate and not load them twice. The reason I bring this up is that my records are showing more hands than they should. Anyone run into this?
There shouldn't be a problem with this, as the .hhf are stored in just the same way as they always were in memory. I think PT should detect that their are duplicate hand #'s and ignore them? (I not sure on this though, maybe somebody else can clarify this).

As for running while playing, the most likely problem will be speed related (FPHG constantly polls memory, so is pretty slow and CPU intensive), and this is likely to cause hands to be missed occasionally (under high system strain).

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Old 03-17-2006, 06:58 PM   #157
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Re: FPHG v0.01 available

Just got send this in an email, but posted here as may be of general interest:

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FPHG : I'm only playing NL and when someone is all in somehow the hand isn't written correctly, it seems the last line is missing. The first side pot shows up in the hand history but not the main pot. Maybe your program stops writting the hand history after it gets a "wins" line. Example :

================== Example
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Player1 shows [ Ac, Ks ] two pairs, aces and kings.
Player2 doesn't show [ Js, Ah ] a pair of aces.
Player1 wins $0.40 from side pot #1 with two pairs, aces and kings.

===================== End of example
(NOTE: Changed the text to hide identities).

It seems this might be causing more problems for NL players than I predicted (I am a limit player, so apologize for this!). I will look into this, and pretty sure I can find a way to match an alternate termination expression which doesn't miss side pots for v0.03.

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Old 03-18-2006, 03:15 AM   #158
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

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There shouldn't be a problem with this, as the .hhf are stored in just the same way as they always were in memory. I think PT should detect that their are duplicate hand #'s and ignore them? (I not sure on this though, maybe somebody else can clarify this).
As PT imports any hand, it checks to see if the hand# is already imported. Therefore you don't need to worry about double importing.
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Old 03-18-2006, 12:50 PM   #159
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

I've been running FPHG while playing and I haven't seen any problems with duplicates whatsoever.
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:10 PM   #160
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How do I set up pokertracker to import these files automatically? I read something about naming a file empire.exe, but didn't quite understand.
1. Make a folder for mining somewhere.
2. Copy an execuatble into this folder and rename it EmpirePoker.exe (or another skin you don't use).
3. Copy FreePHG.exe into this folder also.
4. Open up some tables (see below).
5. Start running FreePHG.exe from your mining folder and you should start to see .hhf files appearing for the tables you are watching.
6. When you want to import these hands, point PT at this folder by pointing it at the EmpirePoker.exe (it will then think this folder is the empire folder and [auto-]import from their).


I got everything working, but it isnt importing the hands. I Dont understand #2 - copy an exe file into the folder....could someone explain that and i should be all set.....thanks
To be able to import the .hhf files you need to point poker tracker at what it thinks is a Party Skin dirrectory.

So you can either install EmpirePoker and then run FPHG from the main empire folder where EmpirePoker.exe is located (you don't run empire, just run FPHG from within that folder and point PokerTracker to import observed hand histories from the empire folder as notmal)

OR

You can copy an executable (".exe") file into another folder where you are running FPHG, rename the execuatble "EmpirePoker.exe", and setup PokerTracker to import from this 'fake' empire poker folder.

Juk
thanks again for your help, but its still not importing into PT. The folder adds table names when i run it, so i think it appeats to be working. But still no imports into PT. It wont allow me to add the folder to PT so i put the folder in with the old Empire folder i used to use but its still not working. Any idea why i am unable to add that folder to PT or why its not working?
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:59 PM   #161
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

I am really not the best person to ask, as I don't use PT anymore.

Perhaps somebody who uses PT can write the steps more clearly than I did (as I am doing this from memory, and most likely I missing something...).

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Old 03-18-2006, 11:38 PM   #162
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

One thing that might help if you having problems with .hhf importing, is to try to import as .txt files. I explained how to get FPHG to export as .txt if you follow this sub-thread in the iWitness v2 thread.

Sorry I can't be more help on how to get the .hhf working, but hopefully a PT user who can explain how they doing it will post here soon.

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Old 03-19-2006, 06:13 PM   #163
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

Not sure if this helps but I'll throw it out there:

The HHF files are for observed hands, so you need to configure your "observed hands" settings, rather than your "regular" settings for importing hand histories, to import the HHF files from the FreePHG folder.

I was making this mistake.
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Old 03-19-2006, 07:46 PM   #164
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

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Not sure if this helps but I'll throw it out there:

The HHF files are for observed hands, so you need to configure your "observed hands" settings, rather than your "regular" settings for importing hand histories, to import the HHF files from the FreePHG folder.

I was making this mistake.
Yes, I tried to keep it the same as it was before because observed hands can be imported without saving the actual hand history text (uses less space and slightly faster impost I think), and this way you just get the data-mined stats (which is what most people want the observed hands for anyway).

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Old 03-19-2006, 08:56 PM   #165
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

How come I can't get this to work? I opened some tables on Party, ran the FreePHG executable, but it's not creating any .hhf files in the directory.
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:13 PM   #166
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How come I can't get this to work? I opened some tables on Party, ran the FreePHG executable, but it's not creating any .hhf files in the directory.
How long did you wait? It uses the first hand it sees at each table as a reference hand and won't write it. It does this so that it knows new hands at that table will have a higher hand number, else it can end up writing a corrupted 1st hand.

Also, are you using version 0.01 or version 0.02? Version 0.02 outputs some information on what it is doing by default (whereas v0.01 needed the -v option using, else it just displays a blank screen).

Only other reason I can think of is that you system is under very high strain (FPHG uses a lot of CPU to poll memory, and if the system is under high load then it wont get enough CPU time to scan for hands).

Juk

EDIT: Also try restarting both FPHG, Party and iWitness. I did one night leave it all running and woke up with no hands at all (but wasn't sure if I forgot to run something or if the party servers had gone down seconds after I went to bed...). So their could be something like this happening on rare occasions.
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:12 PM   #167
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

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Not sure if this helps but I'll throw it out there:

The HHF files are for observed hands, so you need to configure your "observed hands" settings, rather than your "regular" settings for importing hand histories, to import the HHF files from the FreePHG folder.

I was making this mistake.
not exactly sure what you mean - i dont have either box checked in the observed hands section, it appears thats how is should be, is that correct?

thanks again for the help
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Old 03-20-2006, 12:32 AM   #168
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Juk, you are the man! Thank you.
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Old 03-20-2006, 01:55 AM   #169
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Np, and glad its helped.

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Old 03-20-2006, 02:49 AM   #170
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FPHG v0.02 new download location

Sadly my free host has decided to limit my bandwidth because of the number of people who have been downloading the poker apps from it!

New link to latest version is now here.

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Old 03-20-2006, 09:35 AM   #171
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

Juk,

Awesome work, dude. Thanks.

winchips,

I was having this problem too, but got it fixed. Instead of telling you what I was doing wrong (which would take awhile), I'll just tell you what I did that fixed it.

(1) In Poker Tracker, open the lightning-bolt auto-import window. Down at the bottom, hit the "Configure" button and select the "FreePHG_v0_02" folder that is now located inside your Empire Poker folder. Then hit "OK", which will close this window. On the window that you will now see, do a force-import since you've already got the HHF files that folder. This should do it.

Hope this helps.
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Awesome work, dude. Thanks.

winchips,

I was having this problem too, but got it fixed. Instead of telling you what I was doing wrong (which would take awhile), I'll just tell you what I did that fixed it.

(1) In Poker Tracker, open the lightning-bolt auto-import window. Down at the bottom, hit the "Configure" button and select the "FreePHG_v0_02" folder that is now located inside your Empire Poker folder. Then hit "OK", which will close this window. On the window that you will now see, do a force-import since you've already got the HHF files that folder. This should do it.

Hope this helps.
thanks, i am at "work" so i will give it a try tonight when i get home......(ill report back)
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:41 PM   #173
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Awesome work, dude. Thanks.

winchips,

I was having this problem too, but got it fixed. Instead of telling you what I was doing wrong (which would take awhile), I'll just tell you what I did that fixed it.

(1) In Poker Tracker, open the lightning-bolt auto-import window. Down at the bottom, hit the "Configure" button and select the "FreePHG_v0_02" folder that is now located inside your Empire Poker folder. Then hit "OK", which will close this window. On the window that you will now see, do a force-import since you've already got the HHF files that folder. This should do it.

Hope this helps.
Ok, that is getting me somewhere, but on my first import it says:
Import Finished With Errors - The import finished but there were errors. Open the Utilities/Error Log Display/Maintenance window to see the errors - 1 file(s) read - 0 new hand(s) were imported.

on the log it says:
File contains no Texas Hold'em hands or unable to determine what poker site this file came from.

any help?
thanks - getting closer
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Re: Steps required to use FPHG

I wish I could be more help, but me not using PT anymore makes it hard for me to work out whats going wrong.

Have you got the latest version of PT?

Also, maybe you could post a HH from FPHG which wont import for you and see if somebody else gets the same problem. I haven't had any negative feedback other than on the two know problems I mentioned in the readme. Namely: missing hands under high CPU load and missing the end of hands with side pots (which I hope to fix as soon as I get time).

If it is FPHG at fault and you can show me a HH which is failing then I can go from their.

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Old 03-20-2006, 08:11 PM   #175
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PM possibly relevant to others so posted here

Just got this in a PM, but gonna start posting the replies (rather than sending a PM back) if I think its relevant to everybody using FPHG - this way it saves me answering the same questions again and again.

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I remember that I had to add -s someplace if I wanted the program to work a little faster...where was that? I couldn't find the info. in the post and gave up looking.
There is no way to make it go faster, but you can make it use less CPU time (at the risk of missing some hands) by running using the batch file (run.bat) or but using the -d option (-d 1000 will make it rest for 1000ms between scans).

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Doesn't the newer version of pokerace do pretty much the same thing?
No PAHUD beta can get the stats for the players at a table without having to play a hand, but it will not gather new stats on players (ie: only displays the stats you already have in you PT DB and these stats wont change).

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