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Messages - Stuart Murray

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Suggestions / Re: Display : Prizes Token
« on: December 02, 2013, 11:30:31 AM »
almost there, but that shows 1st Place: 500  1st: McFadzean, Jamie (i.e. the prize name displays twice, which is what I'm looking at getting rid of

Stu

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Suggestions / Display : Prizes Token
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:48:28 AM »
Hi Corey, any chance I could get a token added to the above to remove the Prize Name from the token, so I can have two cells for prizes; one with the prize name and amount right aligned and the other with the recipient left aligned, therefore allowing me to display as in the below photo shot.

Cheers
Stu

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Help Me / Re: BuyIn with 2 Pc's
« on: November 25, 2013, 05:49:44 AM »
Luigi's answer would be of a similar way I would do multiple registration points.  I would have a version of TD on each machine, buying in the players, then I would export the players to CSV from the registration points to the Main Computer, either cutting and pasting all the entries onto a CSV sheet as Luigi suggests or importing all the players into one tournament.

If you have each computer set-up on a network with sharing enabled, you will be able to directly access each tournament from the main computer.  I also use VNC to control multiple computers over different levels of the casino's I use so they can have a VGA extended display and announcements sounding in the location of each tier of tables.  I also take an old Wifi Router with me to use as a private network so I can control the computers without interference from other devices accessing the internet via the casino's wifi, or alternatively I have used an iPad with Personal Hotspot enabled so the computers can also have 3G/4G internet access.

Another method I used on saturday which was slightly different, was at a National Final.  I had 157 qualifiers for the event and have around 89-92% turnout, so all the names were registered on the machine, then they registered at a table, with their name being highlighted on the sheets.  Once registration was closed the no shows (the ones that were not highlighted) are simply withdrawn from the tournament before the seating draw is done, which is a good way if you have the qualifiers and know you will have a high turnout.

Your best option for displaying the clock on more than one screen is to use a VGA 1 to 4 splitter (providing the displays are within around a 50m radius (20m or longer VGA cables degrade the signal very quickly))  For longer cable runs you need to look at VGA to Ethernet to VGA set-ups which is the least expensive and most efficient way of carrying a high quality display long distances.

If you want to get sound round different cardrooms, simple Aux splitters work without issue. And Aux cables can run a very long distance without degradation, the cost of very long AUX cables is relatively inexpensive also.  If it is just one cardroom though you should look at having a high powered speaker system (100w+) that will get the sound round enough to be heard by all.

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Help Me / Re: Fire Event at Specific Time
« on: September 09, 2013, 07:32:22 AM »
Create a new event

Trigger: The Clock Ticks
Conditions: (state = 2) and (TimeOfDay = 210000)
Actions: Play Sound etc etc

state = 2 (Tournament Running)
TimeOfDay = 210000 (HHMMSS)

I just realised my original reply had timeOfDay, not TimeOfDay (The capitalization is important)

Regards
Stu

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Help Me / Re: Fire Event at Specific Time
« on: September 05, 2013, 09:14:17 AM »
timeOfDay = 210000

format is hhmmss

Regards

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Help Me / Re: Extended Game Clock Layout on a 50" LG TV Monitor
« on: September 01, 2013, 09:41:56 AM »
Firstly, make sure your resolutions match on both Windows Screen Resolution and on TD Display Management. Then use the "Move and Size to Extended Display" if that does not solve your problem try a different screen resolution for your extended display, windows should give you a recommended resolution that fits best utilising the equipment you have.

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General Discussion / Re: Buy-in by a magnetic card or card with barcode
« on: August 29, 2013, 10:06:56 PM »
Yes very doable, and already utilised by a few users at personal and commercial level, refer to the following thread

http://www.thetournamentdirector.net/forums/index.php?topic=3159.0

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Help Me / Re: remote control and multitasking
« on: August 24, 2013, 10:59:00 AM »
I prefer VNC also, with Real VNC on my iOS devices.

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Help Me / Re: Multiple computers
« on: August 24, 2013, 10:51:05 AM »
providing it's a fixed fee event (ie everyone is buying in for the same amount and the same chipstack) you can do as described, import the players and then buy them all in on the cardroom system (would need to turn off receipts before you did though!), then do your seating draw once you have closed reg.  It's not a perfect solution by any means, but will give you two reg computers for the same tournament.

In my eyes it's one of the two things that are lacking on TD compared to other systems in use: Multi Flight and Multi Tournament capabilities, but then the price is reflective of this and TD makes up for it in most other ways.

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Suggestions / Re: Dashboard
« on: August 06, 2013, 06:47:31 AM »
I was vaguely aware, however if it was directly in front of staff it would make things so much easier for regular games when I'm not there as extended display is the most complex issue to explain

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Suggestions / Dashboard
« on: August 05, 2013, 12:49:06 PM »
Could we have the "Move to Extended Display,"Move and Size to Extended Display" & "Move to Main Display" buttons added to the dashboard?

Would sure solve so many headaches teaching people to use the software!

Stu

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Help Me / Re: Multiple computers
« on: July 09, 2013, 12:00:03 PM »
won't work the way you intend, the best option would be to have the cage running TD also as a seperate concern, then once complete you can export the entries from the cage and import onto the cardroom computer before you do the seating draw.

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Beta Testing / Re: 3.2 beta 4
« on: May 08, 2013, 01:20:52 PM »
Possible problem, don't know if it is or not! when resetting and undoing tournaments or using a tourney as a template, I then remove the players and commence registration, using the players tab sorted by buy-in time it doesn't use their buy-in time for the current tournament unless they didn't play in one of the historical tourneys being used, so players are all 'higglady piggaldy' for want of a better word.

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Suggestions / Re: "merge" function?
« on: May 02, 2013, 05:43:59 AM »
There are currently no plans for flighted tournaments (I guess this is what they're called).

If your tournament is just multi-day, it would seem to me that there's no support really needed - you just save the tournament, then load it up the next day and continue where you left off.

But for multiple flights on the same day (or at the same level, I guess) that merge at the next day/level, what type of usage and support would be needed?

I really don't know much about managing this type of structure, but I would think the functionality would be fairly simple:

1) Start a tournament as usual; add and buy-in players in this "flight".  Run the tournament.
2) At the end of the day/flight, "end" the flight.  There's no winner or chop.  There would simply need to be an "End flight" feature that marks the flight as "done".
3) A feature that allows a new tournament to be created by selecting one or more previously ended flights.  This would pull in the players from those flights with their current status (history from the previous flight(s), current chip count, etc; obviously already bought-in).

Given that's all I know about it, what else would there need to be?


Everything you presume above is correct, I think the workaround would be the ability to merge multiple tournaments together (names, status & chipcounts (basically export the players tab list from one tournament and merge with another)) into a new tournament which would be day 2.  I think that would be the easiest way to allow flights without actually having a fully fledged flights option within the software.

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