Frequently Asked Questions

Open Tool
General questions

For the normal work you need a computer with Microsoft Windows XP / Seven operation system, 1.5 GHz processor and 512 Mb RAM and video card with Direct3D support.
Recommend computer with dual core processor and 2Gb RAM or better.

Make sure you have installed video card driver. You have to download and install Microsoft .NET 4 Framework and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package x32, x64

Yes, you need enable compatibility with Windows 7 in the OpenTool.exe file properties. Program was not tested on Windows 8.

The program have lifetime license.

You can activate the two PC. To do this, please send an activation code from each PC individually.

The license (program) cannot be moved\ deleted from activated computer. Therefore, you should think in advance about where to install it.


If you have already activated the two PCs, and one of them broke down \ you replaced the basic details, or you bought a new PC, you will need to re-pay the cost of the program and get possible to activate 2 more the computer.

Reinstall the system does not affect the license. If you suddenly have problems, please follow one of the contacts

For searching single players supports the following poker rooms:

  • PokerStars
  • Full Tilt Poker
  • Party Poker
  • Ongame Network(only skins that stores notes on hard drive)
  • Merge Network



"Full table search" supports the following poker rooms:

  • PokerStars

Program is allowed to use because it uses a service which permitted.

http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/room/prohibited/
36. OpenTool

1. Run the program.

2. Adjust the program

3. Launch tournament in the poker-room (not necessary to be registered in it)

To find and display statistics by clicking on the nickname (PokerStars):

1. Hover mouse on player's nickname and you will see popup with some information.

2. Once you see a popup, you can click on hotkey (default: Middle button=wheel on mouse).


"Full table search" (PokerStars):

Make sure you have configured prefered seat on PokerStars

1. Wait one hand.
2. Click configured hotkey (default: F6)

The program settings

1. Setting up account information.

Please enter email and password from http://www.officialpokerrankings.com/


2. Setting up hotkey and stats template.

In column Key setting up hotkey. In column Action select action for this hotkey (search players, copy stats)

Open in browser - Open in browser page on OPR
Show statistics for one player - Search one player
Show statistics for all players - Search all players on table
Show statistics for player and copy - Search one player and copy stats in clipboard after search
Copy player statistics - Copy stats in clipboard
Hide all popups - Close all HUD's on table
Open in PokerProLabs - Open in browser page on PokerProlabs

After clicking on Template you can configure template

A set of statistics is changed by simply removing it from the template. Values ​​outside [] is a description, which will be displayed in HUD.
You can add stat from list, click on "Click here for insert stat".
Copy stats you can configure same that main template.



3. Setting up the preffered seats

Nickname - Nickname in PokerRoom. Type with case sensitive.

Prefered seats - Preffered seats. Configure manually by clicking Configure (or get from user.ini\user.pref)
Hand history directory - HH folder path. For example D:\Programs\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\HandHistory\MyNickname



4. Advanced settings

Calculate statistics (Profit, ROI, ABI) - Calculating closed stats. In the filter, you can choose whether the stats are calculated for all tournaments, or only МТТ, or only МТСНГ 46-180 etc (select same that using in stats template)

Period - Filter by date.

Game type - All tournaments, only NL, omaha etc



Popups

Minimize popups - show only nickname. Over mouse on hud will show stats

Enable

Disable


On click - action that will be taken by clicking on HUD.
Do nothing, Close (close HUD), Open OPR (open OPR page in browser), Open graph (open graph from prolabs in browser), Copy (copy stats).


TopSharkPro graph - graph from PokerProLabs.

Automatically hide empty - Hide HUD if no stats.

Show myself - Show hud on yourself



Visual

HUD style. Select from list.

The program supports the saving of HUD positions.

To do this:

1. Run a full player search(F6)

2. Change the position of HUD with your mouse

3. Select "Remember Position" from dropdown menu

4. Repeat points 2,3 for each HUD


Before use it, you must configure preferred seat on PokerStars.

Saving the positions for "single player search" is not supported. HUD will always appear next to your mouse when you click.

A template statistics is configured in the settings, Template.


Save/Load template - loading the standard set of statistics, as well as saving your own template.

Available in the following statistics:
Main - [Prizes], [Profit], [ROI], [ABI], [AFS], [R/A], [ITM], [ITMCount], [ITMPercent]
Additional(table "MTT Avg. Finish Percentage") - [Early], [EM], [Mid], [ML], [Late]
TOP 5 - [Top5-1], [Top5-2], [Top5-3], [Top5-3], [Top5-4], [Top5-5]
Rating (per years) - [Rating120], [Rating2012], [Rating2011], [Rating2010], [Rating2009], [Rating2008], [Rating2007]
Date - [Date]

Changing the color or font size of text in the HUD:
<Italic FontWeight="Bold">example1</Italic>
<Bold FontSize="12">example2</Bold>
<Underline Background="DarkGreen">example3</Underline>
<Span Foreground="#ff0000">example4</Span>



A set of statistics is changed by simply removing it from the template. Values ​​outside [] is a description, which will be displayed in HUD.

For example, Default template:
Profit [Profit] Prizes [Prizes]
ROI [ROI] ABI [ABI] AFS [AFS]
R/A [R/A] ITM [ITM] / [ITMCount] ([ITMPercent])
Early [Early] EM [EM]


By changing it, we change our HUD.
Net Profit [Profit] Prizes Won [Prizes]
ROI [ROI] Average Buy-In [ABI] Average Field Size [AFS]
In the money [ITM] / [ITMCount] ([ITMPercent])

If we need more accurate statistics on the categories of "field size" (11-45, 46-180, 180 -), then simply change the value in [ ], adding correct number.

[Profit46] - The program displays the data on profit when playing in tournaments from 46 to 180 people

[Prizes11] - The program displays the data on prizes when playing in tournaments from 11 to 45 people

[ROI181] - The program displays the data on ROI when playing in tournaments of 180 people or more.

[ABI] - The program displays general information on the ABI for all tournaments played, regardless of field size.

Program errors

If you don't receive any error messages (wrong password), you can get to work.

1. Check your login / password from the OPR.

2. Check the connection to the OPR website through a web browser. Administration OPR periodically asks users to read and Accept terms and conditions of website (you need to put a checkbox for all new accounts). This leads to the problem of connecting software.

3. Add OpenTool to the exception list ("white list") of your firewall / firewall. A simple disable these programs may not yield results, because OpenTool often remains without access to the Internet.

Also remember that you just might have a broken internet connection or the OPR server works with lags. Just try to connect later.

1. Make sure that the search is performed as described

2. Change the hotkey to search. Possible the hotkey is used by another program. Don't forget to restart the program after changing the hotkeys.

3. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package x32, x64

If you suddenly have problems, please follow one of the contacts

There is a problem when you not using OpenTool (for example, a break in the tournament) and at this moment the program can to lose connection to the website OPR.

To once again see the stats of players after searching, just click "Log in" the menu (tray)

In order to see the statistics in the HUD, need to load one of the templates

After that the statistics of HUD will match the data from the field "Edit Template".


If you dont see a list of templates, reinstall the program. You dont unpack the whole archive.

ColoringTool
General questions

For the program work you need a computer with Microsoft Windows XP / Seven operation system, 1.5 GHz processor and 1 Gb RAM.
Recommend computer with dual core processor and 2Gb RAM or better.

You have to download and install Microsoft .NET 4 Framework

Yes, you need enable compatibility with Windows 7 in the ColoringTool.exe file properties. Program was not tested on Windows 8.

Supports the following poker rooms:
- PokerStars
- FullTiltPoker
- Party Poker
- Ongame Network

Supports the following databases:
- HoldemManager
- HoldemManager 2
- PokerTracker 3
- PokerTracker 4

Currently available are the following stats: Won, Hands, BB, Vpip, Pfr, 3bet, FoldTo3bet, AF, WwSF, WSD, Wtsd, CbetFlop

Use mathematical expressions to get more stats.
For example:
Vpip-Pfr (this stat Vpip Pfr gap)
(Pfr/Vpip)*100 (stat Pfr/Vpip ratio)


Note
BB in program does not mean Big Bet, and calculates the statistics that is used by default in selected the poker program.
Therefore for HM and HM2 BB means bb (big blind).
For PT 3 BB means BB (big bet).
In PT 4, for NL and PL games, BB means bb (big blind), for FL games, BB (big bet)

3bet - 3bet PF, 3bet preflop
FoldTo3bet - In PT3-PT4 stat called Fold to PF 3bet
AF - this is Total AF

The program have lifetime license.

You can activate the two PC. To do this, please send an activation code from each PC individually.

The license (program) cannot be moved\ deleted from activated computer. Therefore, you should think in advance about where to install it.


If you have already activated the two PCs, and one of them broke down \ you replaced the basic details, or you bought a new PC, you will need to re-pay the cost of the program and get possible to activate 2 more the computer.

Reinstall the system does not affect the license. If you suddenly have problems, please follow one of the contacts

BB in program does not mean Big Bet, and calculates the statistics that is used by default in selected the poker program.

Therefore for HM and HM2 BB means bb (big blind).
For PT 3 BB means BB (big bet).
In PT 4, for NL and PL games, BB means bb (big blind), for FL games, BB (big bet)

Software only for the cash games and useless for tournament players.

The program settings

This tab is responsible for program selection (database), as well as your poker room.

The "Start" button starts the process of color coding.
It is important to adjust the program before pressing a button.

This option is responsible for filtering the database.
You must configure connection to the database

Game type - the limit\stake list. When selected "All", program will be used all the available limits on the database.

Having hands more than - minimum number of hands to be a player to process it in the program.
This means that the value of 50, all the players, whose number of hands in the database is less than 50 are automatically discarded and not processed.

Cash hands more than, Tourney hands more than - similar filters, only for cash games and tournaments.
It supports only for programs Holdem Manager and Holdem Manager 2


The button Check players amount displays the number of players, considering all filters.

Replace notes - When set to ON, the program will overwrite any existing color labels. When set to OFF, the color labels will not be changed for the existing players , but will continue to be create for all the unknown players.

Also in the program have the option to replace only the selected color. The tab Settings-Coloring. Read more

In this section you need to configure the path to the notes file.


The button Autosearch helps to automatically find and fill in all fields.



The button Browse on the right of each line helps to select the path to the file manually.

In this section we carry out the setting to connect to the database. And well as can select the database, which will be used.

The recommended way to configure this tab will be use the button Autosearch.


The button Autosearch helps to find and automatically fill all fields, including the login\password from PostgreSQL.


The button Select allows you to manually select the database for each of the supported software.



The button Check Connection check data, that typed for the connection to the database PostgreSQL. (Server, Port, Login, Password)

"Settings, Rules" is responsible for setting rules for color coding.



In the colors column you can choose a value for each of the supported poker rooms: PokerStars, Party Poker, Ongame Network



With the buttons on the right you can change the position of rules and the priority, as well as remove it.



The button "Add New" is responsible for adding new rules to the list of those available.


List of available statistics.: Won, Hands, BB, Vpip, Pfr, 3bet, FoldTo3bet, AF, WwSF, WSD, Wtsd, CbetFlop
Operators: And, Or. Also, all the standard>,> =, <, <=, (,)


All the conditions must be written and edited by hand (to get started, just click on the rule).
This allows you to create complex rules using mathematical expressions (+, -, *, /), that in turn gives access to additional statistics.

Additional statistics: Vpip-Pfr, (Pfr / Vpip) * 100
Vpip-Pfr - "Vpip-pfr gap".
(Pfr / Vpip) * 100 - "Pfr / Vpip ratio".


Also created a system to check for syntax errors.

The green color indicates that all values ​​are entered correctly.
The red color indicates that some value are entered wrong. Hover mouse on rule with error to see tooltip.


Also, when you set the rules, it is important to keep in mind the priority. The rules at the bottom have more priority than the rules above.

To make it easier to understand, let's consider an example.

We have created a simple rules

And we have an opponent with Vpip 50 and Hands 150.

We see that the opponent fits both conditions (Vpip> 40, Hands> 100).
But because the condition "Hands>100" below, it has the highest priority and, therefore, the opponent first gets red (vpip>40) and then gets the green(hands>100). And in the end in the file will be added the green color for this opp, because the rule "Hands>100" is below all.

If you swap the position of rules, this opponent will have the color red in file, unnecessarily we changed the priority.

In this section, you can configure additional options.

Make backup - when ON, creates a backup file of notes.

Calculate players count - when ON, program will be able to show the line of progress for color coding.

Ignore nicknames - nicknames, introduced in this field (click the mouse on a line) will not be processed. It is used to avoid creating a color label on yourself (enter your nickname in the poker room).

Replace colors - list of colors that a program will be replaced, when enabled Replace notes.
By default, the program replaces all the colors. OFF near selected the color excludes
from the list of processing, thereby not changing its in your file.

For example. We have a file, in which we use the color Blue for every regular player. And we don't want, that the program repainted these players.
Therefore, in this list we find the desired label color (Blue) and set the switch to OFF.

The tab is responsible for managing the files of backup.

Restore - Restores the selected file copy.

Delete - Deletes the selected file copy.

Delete all - Deletes all copies of the files.

It works when enable Make backup in the tab Settings-Coloring.

1. Increase the timeout value in the file ColoringTool.config
< Timeout >3< /Timeout>
< CommandTimeout >600< /CommandTimeout>
From 3 to 30 and from 600 to 6000. (close program before edit this)

Then check again.

If 1. doesn't help
2. Also it is necessary to optimize Postgre.
Follow this guide and increase available memory for Postgre
http://hm2faq.holdemmanager.com/questions/1182/Advanced+PostgreSQL+Tuning
Restart PC after that.