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Beta Testing / Re: 3.2 beta 4
« on: April 11, 2013, 01:03:32 PM »
Been using from launch without issue so far!

Stu

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seems to be plenty of Redtooth Poker in York;
http://www.redtoothpoker.com/league.asp?postcode=york&submit=Search
(no casinos) there are quite a few casinos in Leeds however which is 30mins away by car (similar time on trains)
Grosvenor Casino, Leeds http://www.grosvenorcasinos.com/local-casinos/leeds
Napoleons Casino, Leeds http://www.napoleons-casinos.co.uk/leeds/

Dorset is rather barren;
theres not much pub poker and no casinos locally, with the closest casinos being in neighbouring Bristol, Somerset (70 miles away)
If you were likely to travel to Bristol you would find Gala Casino has a lot of tournament and cash game poker going on daily
http://www.galacasino.com/casino-finder/bristol-harbourside

London is the gaming capital of the UK, West End Casinos tend to be high stakes, low volume casinos, whereas the other areas tend to be high volume, low stakes, whatever your choice you will have plenty to pick and chose from, the Grosvenor Victoria Casino is a big name in the poker industry with the Hendon Mob calling it their home.
http://www.grosvenorvictoriacasino.com/ theres also the Casino at the Empire which was home to the WSOPE when it was in London:
http://www.thecasinolsq.com/

P.S. You should visit Scotland instead, it's far cooler ;-)

Regards
Stu

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Beta Testing / Re: Final Table layout
« on: April 01, 2013, 12:12:18 PM »
Would it be possible, for the screen properties to use NumberOfTables = 1 as a trigger to display the final table? the only thing I can see with this is the final table display would then need to be overriden to show the default clock again once everyone is seated and the tournament re-commences. An event could also be created to pause the clock using the NumberOfTables, again this would need to be a single fire event.

Stu

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Templates, Layouts and Sounds / Re: New CRM Layout
« on: March 11, 2013, 01:08:06 PM »
you are, 3.1 or higher required.

Stu

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General Discussion / Re: Buy-Back Option
« on: February 09, 2013, 04:13:31 AM »
The catch is, that all active players get a 5,000 chip

I'm not sure what you mean by this, is the 5,000 chip an early bonus, in game bonus at a set time or something else?

Anyhow it can be done as a zero cost re-buy, add-on or by adding the amount of 5k's onto the <adjust chip count by> on the game tab.

Stu

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Suggestions / Re: Commercial Desirable Items?
« on: February 08, 2013, 11:51:12 AM »
With multi day tournaments you can be either playing down to a set amount of players or playing to the end of a specific level, then day continues once the players from the multi flights are merged together (the players that have been eliminated are still part of the entry count for day2) the blinds on day2 would either continue as they were if day1 played to a set level or would be the lowest of the day1s if they were by remaining players

Multi runs of the software at once would be spot on for this as a start, although we would need a way of hiding a display when not needed (for example 1 tourney running and 1 tourney in registration - you wouldn't want the registering our eh to be displayed.

Floor runners go round with the tickets and lay them out at the seats once the seating draw is done (printed out in table and seat number order) then they can be used throughout the tourney to know names of who's in what seat (we don't track this on the software) and when they are eliminated they hand in their seat ticket and seat card.

Copy 1 Player, 2 Cardroom, 3 Player takes to cage to get paid ;-) and cage keeps copy 3

Cheers!!

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Suggestions / Re: Commercial Desirable Items?
« on: February 08, 2013, 06:46:42 AM »
Quote from: Stuart Murray on February 06, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
Seating Chart List in Alphabetical pages of ~80 players per page, flicking through each page every 5 seconds, the list of columns which scroll was a great addition, but still slows seating during large MTT's a paged view could also flick through the chart and also include on the final page a diagram of the cardroom layout if required.

Certainly doable.  What I've got on my list right now is a way to have different versions of the built-in screens.  Currently you can see a built-in screen by pressing a hotkey, or a context-menu item, or one of the big buttons on the Settings window.  This takes you out of screen rotation and displays only that built-in screen.  You can also add a built-in screen to a Screen Set so that it is included in screen rotation.  But you can only have one "version" of any built-in screen, as the built-in screens have only one set of properties.  I'd like to be able to specify unique properties for the screens when you include them in screen rotation.

While this wouldn't implement your suggestion, it would allow for, say, showing the Seating Chart screen as a list of players and tables/seats, and then showing it again as a table layout diagram.  I'll put your suggestion on my list.

Quote from: Stuart Murray on February 06, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
Flights - for multiple day1 events, register into specific flight and or draw players onto flights randomly, then combine flights for day 2, and or merge tournaments together for the purpose of day 2

How is this typically handled?  I assume this is usually done for space limits.  For example, you can accommodate 150 players but you want to have a 200 player tournament, you randomly select 100 players who play on day one.  We assume half will bust out by the end of the day, and you add the remaining players the next day?  Or do you let 100 players play one day, the remaining 100 players play the next day, and then combine for the 3rd day?

Sometimes you will draw flights randomly based on satellite entries, sometimes you will pre-reg into different flights, and the both flights are merged together, the other aspect is players often register into day 1b for example after being eliminated from day 1a, this is where the ability to draw and combine flights and also perhaps merge tournaments together would assist.

Quote from: Stuart Murray on February 06, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
The ability to run more than one tournament at a time, this would be a major item to catch up with other commercial softwares, single, double or quadruple clock screens utilising the extended display.

Are you actually running multiple tournaments simultaneously?  Or is it a divide and conquer approach to running a single, large tournament?

Divide and conquer approach for a large tournament would be handled by flights, but yes I am often running multiple tournaments at the same time and this therefore requires different PC's or different software to be running each tournament when we are not using cardroommagic.

Quote from: Stuart Murray on February 06, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
Seating Ticket stubs printable from a receipt printer (name, table, seat number)

Don't buy-in receipts suffice?  They can have seating information on them.

no, because we register players, and then do a seating draw after registration closes, I then export the names and seat to excel to print onto tickets, It would be much easier if TD could export this information onto short ticket stubs, printed in order of seat number, seat number on the buy-in receipt is only really of any use when it is known almost exactly how many players will be participating.

Quote from: Stuart Murray on February 06, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
Prize receipts printable from the prizes tab including multiple copies (player, cardroom, cage)

That is on my list, but didn't know if there was much demand.  What would be on the receipt?

Prize receipts I use on excel are attached

Quote from: Stuart Murray on February 06, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
Prize tab in spreadsheet view

I see how this benefits the Rounds schedule, but the Prizes are usually a much smaller affair.  Are you working with large prize lists?  Also, some of the restrictions and input types would make this a little more difficult to realize in a spreadsheet type view.

Amount of prizes I am handling in larger events is around 20 places, a spreadsheet view would tie in with the prize receipts also very nicely for when you are creating receipts for prize claiming.

Quote from: Stuart Murray on February 06, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
Addition of a Registration fee for tournament buy-ins eg $10+$1 instead of $11-$1

I know, I know.  If only we could turn back time and redo some things.  There is *so much* of the software that is dependent on this that it's difficult to change.  I've been looking into a way to have a preference control this, but if it turns out to be a huge amount of work it is less likely to get done.

Quote from: Stuart Murray on February 06, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
Additional tokens for receipts including buyin tourney description gametype and limit

buyin: well, the receipts do have the items and their amounts.  Doesn't this cover it?  I mean, if the receipt is for a rebuy, how would <buyin> be useful?
tourney description: <eventname> is there but I don't see <eventdescription>.  That's really easy to add.
gametype and limit: the TD allows for every round to have a game type and game name.  I could add this, I guess, as the game type and game name from the first round.

in the same way I describe on the tournament screen, I could then display Today's Tournament is a 10+2 Hold'em No Limit on the receipt.
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Cheers
Stu

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Suggestions / Commercial Desirable Items?
« on: February 06, 2013, 07:08:20 PM »
Just thought I would re-hash, many of the items which may or may not have managed their way onto the to-do list!

Seating Chart List in Alphabetical pages of ~80 players per page, flicking through each page every 5 seconds, the list of columns which scroll was a great addition, but still slows seating during large MTT's a paged view could also flick through the chart and also include on the final page a diagram of the cardroom layout if required.

Flights - for multiple day1 events, register into specific flight and or draw players onto flights randomly, then combine flights for day 2, and or merge tournaments together for the purpose of day 2

The ability to run more than one tournament at a time, this would be a major item to catch up with other commercial softwares, single, double or quadruple clock screens utilising the extended display.

Seating Ticket stubs printable from a receipt printer (name, table, seat number)

Prize receipts printable from the prizes tab including multiple copies (player, cardroom, cage)

Prize tab in spreadsheet view

Addition of a Registration fee for tournament buy-ins eg $10+$1 instead of $11-$1

Additional tokens for receipts including buyin tourney description gametype and limit

Cheers
Stu




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Beta Testing / Re: 3.2 beta 3
« on: February 06, 2013, 06:53:56 PM »
Gave 3.2b3 some serious testing since launch, and the only issue I have is the column prefs on a spreadsheet rounds tab, which keeps resetting to default after the program is closed for a while.

Other than that, all the tokens, conditions and rounding you have added for me are working a treat, many many thanks for all these items!

Stu

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Help Me / Re: V.3 sound event for breaks
« on: February 02, 2013, 08:30:07 AM »
Hi Robt,

see further down on the below thread, an events template is included for the announcements.

http://www.thetournamentdirector.net/forums/index.php?topic=2293.0

Stuart

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Help Me / Re: V.3 sound event for breaks
« on: January 31, 2013, 06:52:00 AM »
Trigger: A Level Starts
Conditions: not isRound and state = 2

That will fire each time a break starts.

Regards

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Help Me / Re: Multiple Actions to be played on a single event
« on: January 29, 2013, 06:59:22 PM »
Not possible, the way that would work it would fire all the three sounds off at the same time, you either need to merge your soundfiles together with a soundfiles editor or create 3 separate events that fire using the elapsedSeconds and roundNum conditions so they play after each other.

Regards

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Help Me / Re: BREAKS
« on: January 26, 2013, 03:38:23 PM »
Start of a break

Trigger : A Level Starts
Conditions: (not isRound) and (state = 2)

About to Re-commence
Trigger: The Clock Ticks
Conditions: (not isRound) and (state = 2) and (secondsLeft = 60)

Regards
Stuart

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Beta Testing / Re: 3.2 beta 3
« on: January 26, 2013, 09:45:20 AM »
All good, some really helpful updates especially the roundoff, auto search, and hhmm v HHMM set-up, just tested, and only issue I have found so far is that it is still forgetting my spreadsheet columb prefs on the Rounds tab.

Cheers
Stu

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Beta Testing / Re: 3.2 beta 2
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:21:43 AM »
Possible bug:

on the Rounds schedule it seems to keep forgetting my columb preference in spreadsheet view, for example I have Limit 1, 2, Chip Up and Tokens hidden from view, but after TD is closed for sometime, the default spreadsheet view reappears.

Stu

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