Poker Copilot works on macOS Catalina

Update: Poker Copilot now works on macOS Catalina!

Poker Copilot works with macOS Catalina, the forthcoming next version of Apple’s Mac operating system.

Running Poker Copilot on Catalina

Catalina is fussier than earlier versions of macOS. It wants you to explicitly grant permission to apps to do some things they could do by default in earlier versions of macOS.

The first time you run Poker Copilot with Catalina you’ll be prompted to give Poker Copilot permission to:

  • access your Downloads folder. This is necessary for Poker Copilot’s auto-detection of hand history folders. It scans the Downloads folder, because some poker rooms store your hand histories there by default.
  • record your screen. This sounds more ominous than it is. Giving Poker Copilot permission to record your screen is necessary for our HUD to be able to track poker room windows. Without this permission, Poker Copilot can’t tell if your poker room has any windows open.

If you don’t grant these permissions, Poker Copilot can’t function properly.

You can change these settings in macOS’s System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy.

Installing Poker Copilot on Catalina

If you don’t already have Poker Copilot, installing it on Catalina is a bit tricky at the moment. This is due to Catalina’s new “App Notarisation” feature.

  • You’ll need to right-click (or shift-click) on the Poker Copilot DMG file and select “Open”
  • The first time you run the Poker Copilot app, you’ll need to right-click (or shift-click) on the app and select “Open”.

We intend to improve this before Catalina’s public launch.

Still having problems?

If you encounter any problems using Poker Copilot with Catalina, please let us know at support@pokercopilot.com.

How to use Poker Copilot with ACR (America’s Cardroom)

After their recent major update, ACR changed the default hand history folder location on your computer so Poker Copilot has trouble finding it.

Please double-check the following:

  • In ACR go to “Game Info” -> “View Hand History” -> “Options”
  • Make sure the box for “Save hand history” is checked
  • Make sure that the same folder path is also showing in Poker Copilot’s “Hand History Folders” section, or add it using the “+” button. See here for more details instructions on how to add a hand history folder.
  • Finally, restart both apps and play a few hands to confirm the HUD updates correctly. Don’t hesitate to contact us again if the problem persists.

It would be helpful if you could let us know the new ACR hand history folder path so that we can work on a way to automatically detect and add that folder to Poker Copilot. You can contact us at support@pokercopilot.com.

Today’s Party Poker Changes

PartyPoker has made changes that will stop Poker Copilot from working for many of our customers.

PartyPoker have not provided us with any information on their changes, but as far as we can tell:

  • Hand histories are no longer provided by PartyPoker. This means neither our hand tracking nor our HUD will work with PartyPoker.com
  • For people who use a regional version of PartyPoker, such as PartyPoker.fr, our HUD and hand tracking are still fully working.

We recommend PartyPoker users switch to 888poker. 888poker is fully supported by Poker Copilot.

 

Poker Copilot’s HUD now works with Americas Cardroom new software

There is a new Poker Copilot update available today that works with Americas Cardroom (ACR)’s new software.

To get the new version, start Poker Copilot and when prompted to update, do so.

You can also download the latest Poker Copilot update directly from our home page.

Keep reading for the details…


A week ago, Americas Cardroom (ACR) released a major new version of their software.

The new software, so called ACR version 2, is really good. It is a big improvement, especially on Mac, where ACR version 1 never stopped being a beta version.

But there were problems for ACR. The initial release didn’t go smoothly for ACR.

Now, a week later, things seem to be more stable, and so we’ve been able to add support for the new ACR software.

We wanted to get our HUD working for ACR players as soon as possible. So it is possible that there are some issues with our HUD on ACR that we haven’t yet discovered and fixed.

If you find any problems with Poker Copilot on ACR, please let us know.

Other Winning Poker Network (WPN) skins

If you are playing on BlackChip Poker or other WPN skins, and our HUD is not detecting your room correctly, let us know. We want to support all WPN skins.

Support for ACR’s major new update coming soon

Today America’s Cardroom (ACR) released a major new update.

The new ACR update has made some changes that are stopping Poker Copilot from reading hands and showing the HUD.

We are currently working on an update for Poker Copilot to support these ACR changes. We’ll release the update as soon as we can.


The new ACR, by the way, seems really good. The Mac version is many times better than the older version, and now seems to be on par with the Windows version of ACR.

Problem with today’s Winamax update

Some of our customers are experiencing a problem after today’s Winamax update. Hands are not getting read, and the HUD doesn’t show.

We investigated and found that some essential information is missing from the Winamax hand history files. The missing info is the hero’s hole cards. This prevents us from being able to read the hands, and hence the Poker Copilot HUD won’t show.

We’ve reported this to Winamax, and hope they’ll have a fix available soon.

Poker Copilot and Swedish poker rooms

As of yesterday (1st January, 2019), Swedish legislation came into effect that requires poker rooms to use Sweden-specific software for poker players. PokerStars and 888poker have both released software for Sweden.

Today we made a Poker Copilot update available that works with both PokerStarsSE and 888poker.se.

To get this update, start Poker Copilot. You’ll be prompted to update. Follow the on-screen instructions, and then you’ll soon be playing on your favourite Sweden poker room with Poker Copilot’s HUD helping you make better decisions.

There are several other small improvements in this update that makes it worthwhile for all Poker Copilot users to update, no matter what country you are located in.

Problem with ACR Tournaments on Mac

Our Mac users are reporting that as of a few days ago, Americas Cardroom (ACR) hand history files on Mac are missing some important info that we use to correctly import ACR tournament hands into Poker Copilot.

This is an example of what we are seeing:
Game ID: 1263667720 10/20 (Hold’em)

On Windows (and until recently on Mac) they include the table number like this:
Game ID: 897794415 10/20 $2.20 Turbo Heads-up, Table 1 (Hold’em)

This missing information is what we use to identify an ACR hand history as a tournament hand history.

We’ve been unable to find a workaround. Until ACR fixes this, Poker Copilot will misidentify ACR tournament hands as ring game hands.

There seems to be a related problem in the title bar of ACR tournament tables. In a $10 Freeroll I played today, this is what was showing in the window title:

Notice the dashes and zeros where normally ACR would show info about the tournament. More importantly, missing from the title is the tournament table number. Again, Poker Copilot uses the presence of a table number to detect that this is a tournament and not a ring game.

We’ve reported this to ACR and hope they’ll fix it soon. 

If you are affected by this, we recommend you also report it to ACR’s support.

Poker Players Replay Their Most Memorable Hands

This is excellent. Three professional poker players go through their most memorable hands, telling us their thoughts and decision-making process all along.

The production values are way higher than you normally get with poker videos:

Nathan “BlackRain79” Williams reviews Poker Copilot

Nathan asks himself,

Is Poker Copilot a viable alternative to PokerTracker or Hold’em Manager? Let’s find out!

He conducts a thorough review of Poker Copilot. On stats:

I believe that for 99% of poker players Poker Copilot has all of the HUD stats that they could ever need.

Nathan asks, why use a HUD?

If you take online poker seriously at all, then getting a good poker HUD program is easily the most profitable investment you can make.

His final verdict? Poker Copilot is “a sophisticated yet simple online poker HUD” and:

I would say that for somebody who is looking for a simple to use, slimmed down alternative to PokerTracker or Hold’em Manager, this is a good option.

Read BlackRain79’s entire review of Poker Copilot here.