Merge Configuration Guide

PokerTracker 3 version 3.10
October 25, 2013
  • Overview

    This guide is intended for users who wish to manually configure PokerTracker 3 to import hand histories from the Merge Network in the event that hand histories are not automatically configured for import.

    For general information on installing and setting up PokerTracker 3, see the PokerTracker 3 Quick Start Guide.

  • Auto Importing Hand Histories
    • Configuring the Merge Software

      You must configure the Merge Network client to save hand histories to a designated directory on your hard drive.  This step is required to allow PokerTracker 3 to import the hand histories for the database and display the HUD.

      To save your Hand Histories on Merge Network, do the following:

      1. From the Merge Network lobby, click on Settings-> Hand History Settings.

      2. Check Enable Hand History.

      3. The default location where hand histories are saved is typically "C:\Program Files\[site name]\history" or "C:\Program Files\Merge\[site name]\history" where [site name] is the Merge skin that you are using.

      4. Click OK to save the settings.

      Saving Merge Hand Histories

      By default the hand history files are saved on your computer to the history sub-folder of your main Merge directory which is typically "C:\Program Files\[site name]\history" or "C:\Program Files\Merge\[site name]\history" where [site name] is the Merge skin that you are using.

      IMPORTANT: The Merge software must be installed in English.

      The Merge Network client must be configured to use the English language. PokerTracker 3’s hand history importer only supports the English language, PokerTracker 3 cannot read hand histories saved in any language other than English. To configure the Language in Merge Network, do the following:

      1. From the Merge Network lobby, choose the Language menu option and select English.

    • Configuring PokerTracker 3 for Merge

      PokerTracker 3 must be configured to know where Merge is saving the hand histories on your local computer which we setup in the previous step. To configure PokerTracker 3:

      1. In PokerTracker 3, choose the Import -> Auto Import tab.
      2. Select Merge from the site list. (Tip: If Merge is not listed, check Show Hidden Sites)
      3. On the right-hand side, select the Merge configuration tab.
      4. If your hand history directory is not listed, click the Auto Detect button. This should add the correct folder to the Directories Configuration. If it does not, you can manually select the directory using the Add button.
      5. If you wish for PokerTracker 3 to start importing hands from Merge whenever you begin auto importing then check Automatically Start With Auto-Import option.
      6. If you use the preferred seating option in your Merge poker client (so that you are always placed in the same seat location at every table) then you must configure PokerTracker 3 with this setting as well. Under Preferred Seating, select each table size that you play at along with the preferred seat which you are located. (Seat 0 is the left most and the seats count upwards going clockwise around the table)


  • Manually Importing Hand Histories

    If you have a lot of hand histories that you wish to import you should use the Manual Import tab instead of Auto Import. To manually import hand histories from Merge, do the following:

    1. Navigate to the Import -> Manual Import tab if you are not already there.
    2. You can either import a several files using the Import from File(s) button or you can import from an entire directory using the Import from Directory button.
    3. Browse to and locate the hand history file(s) or directory where the hand histories are located.

    PokerTracker will now import all of the file(s) selected or the file(s) located in the directory that was selected.