Author Topic: 2.6.b3 Auto Seat?  (Read 1139 times)

Magic_fubu

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2.6.b3 Auto Seat?
« on: September 28, 2010, 10:56:32 AM »
Hey Corey,

Not sure if this was a bug or not. b3 wants to balance the tables even if auto seat isn't checked. I remember in the past it would just leave the player unseated w/o suggestion of movement. If it is something new, no biggie, I can work with it (Just need to move myself into the seat that I play in & can monitor play)
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Re: 2.6.b3 Auto Seat?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 12:16:15 PM »
It depends on where you are in the app.  If you're on the Players tab, when you buy players into the tournament the software will not try to automatically balance tables.  If the Settings window is closed and you're buying players into the tournament from the Game window, it WILL automatically try to balance the tables.  Prior to 2.6, buying players into the tournament from the Controls tab behaved the same way as buying players into the tournament from the Players tab (no auto balancing).  However, I changed this in 2.6 to be like buying players into the tournament from the Game window (DOES auto balance).

If the Auto Seat checkbox is checked, you get a different behavior.  In that case, the Player Movement dialog will open after you press OK to buy the players into the tournament no matter where you buy the players in (from the Players tab, the Controls tab, or the Game window).  But it isn't actually balancing the tables - it's only randomly seating the players who just bought-in.

The gist is that when you're buying players in from the Players tab, the app considers this just part of configuring a tournament (even if the tournament is already running), and thus buying-in and seating are two separate configuration tasks.  But when buying-in from the Game window, the app considers this more like part of running the tournament than configuring it, and thus it balances the tables automatically.

* Of course, all of this is subject to the "Automatically suggest player movement" preference being enabled on the Tables tab.

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Re: 2.6.b3 Auto Seat?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 05:21:14 PM »
Makes sense to me, which is why I wasn't too sure if it were a bug or not. And what you described is exactly what's happening for me: I bought myself in from the main screen via clicking on the button, which brought up the dialogue, unchecked auto seat, and it brought up a suggested movement. I clicked ok, knowing I would be able to move myself, and locked myself to the seat. Thanks for letting us know it was a change of code :)

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