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Help Me / Live Updates
« on: February 21, 2012, 11:12:33 PM »
I have a great idea which I want to implement for my tournament this weekend.  I host my own website for our poker league.  I'm creating a page that will have Live Reporting updates for my tournament in real time.  So what I was going to do was take the History information and export it to text file.  Then I would upload this file to my site through the tournament.  This text file would be called upon and then display the history data on my Live Reporting page.  So I have a couple of questions before I try to make this happen.

(1) Does tournament director write this history into a text file already or do I need to export it to a text file every time.  This way I can write a script that can automatically upload it to my website.  Then there would be no user intervention from the program to the webpage.

(2) This history data in my text is displayed from oldest to the most current data.  Meaning if I post this file to my site the user would need to scroll to the bottom of this my page every time to see the latest updates.  Is there a way I can get this data from the most current to the latest (basically reverse order)? So once new data is refreshed from the page it would be displayed from the top to the bottom.

If anyone has any other ideas to make this automated, I'm all ears.  The last thing I want is the actual tournament director copying and uploading the data every 15 minutes or so during the tournament.


Help Me / Status Update How To?
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:02:54 PM »
I notice on the preferences tab that you have Status updates?!  Does this actually work?  I have a website and would love to have status of the tournament upload to my website.  How does this actually work?  Does someone have a How To on this?  I'm not a very good web programmer so I hope it would be simply to implement.  If anyone has this working let me know how it works for you.

Does the file get upload via FTP from TD itself?


Help Me / File Location Problems
« on: November 15, 2011, 07:14:12 PM »
I recently upgraded from beta to TD3.

The default locations still point to my beta path.  Since then I uninstalled old versions, clean out registry and did a fresh install yet when I open an existing template or go to save a new template it points to my old one.  See attach file you can see the config file points to TD2 path that doesn't exist.

How do I fix this....


Templates, Layouts and Sounds / Questions
« on: November 14, 2011, 03:39:06 PM »
Not sure where this falls into but I'm making my own HORSE lay out.

I preconfigured my blinds for High Limit, Low Limit, Antes, Small Blind, Big Blind. 

Yet I would like to have another catorgory called Bring-in.  Which I can show my players are a particular HORSE game level.

Is there a way to add this Bring-In Field

For an example

Level 8 is Stud Hi
Ante 10
Low Limit 50
High Limit 100
Bring In 25   <---------- This field is what I would like to add.

Please help if it can even be done. Running the new verision 3.0


Templates, Layouts and Sounds / HORSE Layout Need
« on: November 14, 2011, 01:58:01 PM »
Does anyone have a HORSE Layout which shows current game going
with the bring-in / low limit and high limit and ante for Stud Games
and Blinds with Limit and Omaha games

Templates, Layouts and Sounds / Prizes to display horizontally
« on: July 14, 2011, 02:54:33 PM »
I'm running the latest Beta software 2.6.b5

I'm creating a new layout.  I like to post my Prizes out Horizontally across my layout.

Like this

Prizes: 1st = $3500  2nd=$1500, 3rd=1000, 4th =$850, 5th=$500

By default it shows it displays the prizes Vertically

1st = $3500
4th =$850

For the life of my I don't know how do this.  This default setup stretches my layout.

Any idesa?

Templates, Layouts and Sounds / HORSE TEMPLATE (Needed)
« on: June 03, 2011, 11:21:03 AM »
Does someone have a HORSE Template I can modify.


Suggestions / Camtasia tutorials
« on: April 07, 2011, 04:36:38 PM »
I suggest making a video with Camtasia to give quick access on how to videos. This programs can do so much more and having these video would help immensely.

Help Me / SO CONFUSED !!!!
« on: April 05, 2011, 03:16:59 PM »
I don't even know where to begin? Okay I've been using TD for about 8 years now. I've hosted over 22 tournaments and I want to create a rankings setup on our poker league webpage.  I was told that TD can keep track of tournament history and you can plug in a formula that will allow TD to rank all the players.  This sounds right up my alley, I'm not savvy when it comes to creating formulas and etc.  So let me describe to you what I'm trying to do and accomplish. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. 

So I have the results for all my 22 tournaments I've ever hosted.  Never before did I created any kind of formula for these tournament.  I download the latest beta version today and start playing around with the Stats tab.  I'm SO CONFUSED but I didn't let that get to me.  I assume you can create two did type of formulas.  (Formula 1) Points for the current tournament that John Doe just might have played in.  Then (Formula 2) Points for the overall tournament that John might have played. 

So I put in a simple formula which I got from the HELP section that will rank the Top 10 players with points associated to their finished and the rest of the field getting 0. (See Below)
So I created a TEST Profile and under the Scoring Section I enter the following formula
if(rank <= 10, 11 - rank, 0)

I assumed this should show me points for my top 10 players for any individual tournament.  So if I click on my Players tab and under the Column called Points, I don't see anything.  What I expected it was first place player to receive 10 points, 2nd place 9 and etc. down to 10 place which would get 1 point and the rest of the field would get 0 points.

Why is this?

I also assume under my TEST Profile under scoring; Create Overall Scores using formulas would be the total accumulative points for each player in every tournament?? Because the Tournament scores are incorrect my individual scores are not correct.


With all that said this is what I'm looking to do.

My home game consist of 60 to 90 players.  I want to score each points for each tournament as follows:

First Place: 20 Points
Second Place: 18
Third Place: 15
Fourth Place: 13
Fifth Place: 12
Sixth Place: 11
Seventh Place: 10
Eighth Place: 9
Ninth Place: 8
Tenth: 7
Eleventh: 5
Twelfth: 5
Thirteenth: 3
Fourteenth: 2
Fifteenth: 1

Then basically the Overall Scoring would add up all these points for all my tournaments.

Can anyone help explain how to do this?  Thank You

Help Me / Formula for my league to be used with TD
« on: April 05, 2011, 01:05:54 PM »
Currently I use an excel spreadsheet to my league rankings.  I posting my formula in excel below can someone convert this formula to be use with TD.  This will make me updating my tournaments quick and fast.  I appreciate if any can take the time to do this.  Let me know if you have any questions about my formula?


The tournament average and tournament percentage point uses the following formula. The Natural "Logarithm Rankings" system gives no advantage to simply playing more often; it gives more weight to good results, and less weight to bad results, such that one exceptionally bad result does not kill your ranking and one exceptionally good result will not boost your ranking dramatically.

Calculation details:
Where "X" is finishing place out of "N" players, each player's individual tournament result is valued at:
ln ( (N + 1) / X )
ln = "natural" base for logarithms - a universal number known as "e" = 2.718282. and "natural logarithms" are logarithms "to the base e" - that is, numbers expressed as powers of "e".

For example, with 300-player tournaments, a player finishing 1st, 300th, and 300th would rate 1.9046, just slightly better than a player finishing 45th every time, 1.9004.
Then these natural logarithms are converted back into percentiles.
To convert the natural log score back to percentile, you need to use this formula:
(1 - exp (-L) ) * 100
The variable L is the average of all the natural log score. The 'exp' means the inverse of natural log.

For example:
Log scores from 3 different tournaments: 1.5, 2.0, and 1.0.
The average of these three tournaments is 1.5.
Then plug that number into the above formula:
= (1 - exp ( -1.5 ) )* 100
= (1 - 0.22313016 ) * 100
= 77.686984


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