Originally Posted by Jagsti
Good job Taylor. Like you I think at this moment in time PT3 sucks so bad. I constantly get crashes when multi tabling. When I have my tables all up and running, then switch the HUD on with the autoimport, holy s***T it tilts the f*** out of me because I get focus stealing/flickering on all my tables for the next 20mins!
Also I feel really let down by them releasing this product before they had ironed out all the problems they still had whilst in beta mode.
So I look forward to your reviews on this as unless Poker Tracker can pull something out of the bag real soon, I may have to make this transition also.
Have you converted all your hands over from Poker Tracker to HM?
Does it have a HUD?
Well I need a transfer to FT since they only accept payment via online services I don't use, and player transfers at a few sites that don't include PS, so I've yet to actually own the program. Trial only allows up to 5k hands and so far I only have the 1200 from yesterday.
Yes it definitely has a hud - just about the one reason I'm moving over to HEM. It's a lot easier (and quicker) to customize imo, but it's also a little different, namely in the popup area. You could probably configure it to look exactly the same as PT2/PT3's popup (like a list), but right now it's probably in a better format as a box. If you hover over a certain stat, like vpip for ex, it will show you the vpips by position, how you limp/react to raises, just about everything relating to vpip in various positions.
The one thing I don't like about the hud is that it has a hand review box - it shows who won the last 3 pots, and you can click on any one of the names to get a converted hand history pop up. I guess it's a decent feature, but it takes up a lot of the table, especially for a heavy multitabler, and I'm not sure it's optional. I've posted in their forums but have yet to get a response.
The program's great, but quite different in several ways. I guess once I get the full version and explore it some more I can give a review.
oh, one nice feature it has is something called the 'active players details' tab or something. Basically if you want to know more about a certain guy who's at your table, you look for him in this option, and it gives you a detailed report about his play. Has 5 different tabs including player analysis, pf stats by position, pf cards (everything he's shown down and what he did [3bet/call 3bet/4bet/limp raised etc]), postflop, notes, big hands.
The first tab is pretty cool - it shows his tendencies and how they stack up vs the average of the rest of your db. So it will basically list everything that's significantly higher or lower than the avg, like 3betting or cold calling, or aggression on a certain street etc. Sick stuff.
Anyways I could go on. I'll just save the rest for the review I'll inevitably do.
Originally Posted by beardyian
I never was a big fan of all the extra programs that can clog up the screen whilst playing but at least PT2 was a useful tool for cash games etc.
PT3 has just taken a step backwards and spoilt things i think.
Ill have a little looky at this
*Poker Office still not worth a look?
PO is like a step back from PT2 if you ask me. If you want a tracker, just use PT2
Also don't get me wrong - PT3 will probably be the best on the market, albeit in like 6 months. Right now it's significantly behind HM though.