I took a look today at Lock Poker’s new Mac client. It is actually the Windows software made to run on OS X using CrossOver, which itself uses Wine. This is not an ideal solution, and hopefully is just an interim approach. It seems to me that making the Poker Copilot HUD work with this approach is not feasible. However it should be possible to track hand history files.
So in summary: Poker Copilot stats and reports but no Poker Copilot HUD on the new Lock Poker platform.
It should take a few days until I can add support for Lock Poker hand histories. If you have any from their new software, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you play on an Ongame Network room that isn’t currently supported in Poker Copilot, you can send me an email to email@example.com requesting it to be added. I’ll need three pieces of information that you can send in the email.
The name of the application, exactly as it is shown your Applications folder. Upper/lower case is important.
While the poker room is running, open “Activity Monitor” (you’ll find it in Applications -> Utilities, or just type it into Spotlight). Make sure the poker room is visible in the list of “Process Names” in Activity Monitor, take a screenshot of this, and send it to me.
Right-click or ctrl-click on the poker room app in your Applications folder, select “Show Package Contents”, navigate down to Contents -> Bundles, find the file called “client.properties” there, and send that file to me.
(You can take a screenshot by pressing Cmd+Shift+3. The screenshot will be saved to your desktop.)
If you play on a Merge Network room that isn’t currently supported in Poker Copilot, you can send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting it to be added. I’ll need three pieces of information that you can send in the email:
The name of the poker room
The name of the application, exactly as it is shown in the OS X Dock when running. Upper/lower case is important.
The name of the folder where it stores hand histories. This is always found as a subfolder in your Library folder. Again, upper/lower case is important.
For example, for Players Only, the information is:
A couple of weeks ago PokerStars released their iPad/iPhone app that allows you to play on PokerStars. Poker Copilot can’t give you a HUD on the iPad. Unlike on the Mac, on the iPad one app can’t not interact with another app. It is simply not feasible.
You can, however, get your hand histories from the iPad version onto Poker Copilot on your Mac. After a session, you can request that PokerStars email your hand history files. Once you receive them, copy the contents of the email into a text file, and save the text file in your hand history folder.
Lock is in the process of acquiring assets from Cake and will be re-branding the Cake Network to launch Revolution Gaming…To all existing Lock players this move will be seamless – it will take the form of a simple software update happening on May 31st.
Cake Network currently doesn’t work on Mac. Therefore Poker Copilot doesn’t work with Cake Network. I asked Lock about their plans for Mac, and this is their answer:
…It appears unlikely our Mac client will be ready for the time of the relaunch so we are right now working on the best solution to allow our Mac players to continue to play…
However, in the 2+2 forums, there is a hint that they may have Mac support available at relaunch on May 31st/June 1st:
The Mac client is over its only real hurdle and is nearly complete. We are anticipating having no problems launching with a Mac compatible client, but do have a backup plan if any last minute problems arise.
What that means for Poker Copilot users who will use Revolution Gaming (ex Cake, ex Lock) is this:
As soon as Revolution Gaming (ex Lock Poker) has a viable Mac native app, we’ll work hard to get support into Poker Copilot for it. It might take a few days, depending on the quality and reliability of their hand history files.
In his Little Gold Book: Advanced Lessons for Mastering Poker 2.0, Phil Gordon recommends using a HUD when playing online software. He mostly talks of Hold’em Manager, as he in using Windows. For us Mac OS X users, here is how you can set up the Poker Copilot for HUD according to Phil’s approach:
I recommend Phil Gordon’s Little Gold Book for a good description of how to interpret various ranges of HUD statistics.
Crushing the Microstakes is the name of an e-book I just finished reading. Highly recommended. It’s written by Nathan Williams, a person who has done exactly what the title of the book says. It’s also formatted to be read on a computer screen – large fonts, in a PDF in landscape orientation.
Here is Nathan’s recommend HUD setup for playing microstakes cash games:
Voluntarily put money in the pot
Aggression Factor (although I think Aggression Frequency is a better option)
If you want to try out all the delicious new statistics coming to the next Poker Copilot update, you can have a sneak preview already. Download and install this update to try out the stats. Go to the “Advanced Statistics” Dashboard, and then on the toolbar, click on the new “Show statistics by position” View button.
All of the new statistics can be added to the HUD, using the preferences.
Upon opening this update for the first time Poker Copilot will update your database. This may take some time.