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Suggestions / Re: Network
« on: February 05, 2008, 05:39:43 PM »
Just use VNC which is a remote desktop utility. Run a server on the TD machine and a client on a second machine. Both machines will display the TD screen.

Suggestions / Re: Printing Change of Position
« on: January 31, 2008, 01:20:25 PM »
I second the printing idea. It would be great to have a Print button on the rebalance screen that will print little cards that you can hand the players who need to move.

Suggestions / Balance Tables Respecting Dealer Button
« on: January 22, 2008, 07:16:35 PM »

I noticed that TD can balance tables with respect to the dealers button. The procedure requires you to reject the balancing suggestion, switch to the table view, set the dealer buttons and then manually suggest a balance.

This is a bit awkward and it's too easy to forget to do this and just balance the tables possibly making an unfair balance. Here's a simple suggestion for improvement:

When a player is busted and TD decides to balance, it should prompt a dialog box that contains combo boxes, one for each table. The combo boxes contain the players seated at each table. You simply select the player who has the button at each table and the next window will have the proper balancing suggestion. Attached is a quick mock up I cooked up. This makes the process of setting the buttons before balancing seamless and quick.

Edit: The seat list probably needs to contain empty seats as well in case one of the tables had a dead button.

Suggestions / Email Tournament Summary
« on: October 05, 2007, 03:35:36 PM »
After every tournament we play, i try to send out an email summarizing the action.

I think it would be great if The Tournament Director could take of this. For this to happen, it would need to be able to record key hands during play.

When eliminating players, it could have an optional screen that allowed to record the hand details. It could either be simply a text area where someone would type in the details but better yet, it could be a GUI wizard like process where you enter all the betting rounds details and the software formats the text for you.

The wizard will show a list of players on the table where the eliminated player was seated and ask you to select the button position.
You would have a table with player names and fields where you can specify their actions for each stage.
The result could look like a nifty hand history like some of the online forum converters have with card icons etc'.

Ideally, you could also add option to record any key hand that happened during the tournament without involving an elimination.

With some care, the email could be created to look like a summary written by a person rather than a computer.

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