People's Poker Configuration Guide

PokerTracker 4 version 4.14.25
December 2, 2019
  • Overview

    PokerTracker 4 imports text hand histories that are saved to your computer by the People’s Poker client. Once imported, these hands are stored within PostgreSQL and made available for review and analysis in your PT4 database. This process must be correctly configured so that PokerTracker 4 can retrieve these hand histories and also display the Heads Up Display (HUD) on your People’s Poker table(s) correctly.

    This guide is intended for users who wish to manually configure PokerTracker 4 to important hand histories from People’s Poker; alternatively you may choose to use the automated Setup Assistant. Both options (manual configuration and the Setup Assistant) are simple, but users may prefer using the Setup Assistant for initial configuration.  For general information on the initial setup of PokerTracker 4, please consult the PokerTracker 4 Quick Start Guide.

  • Setup Assistant

    For most users, configuring People’s Poker by using the Setup Assistant will be the most efficient method of preparing PokerTracker 4 for use with People’s Poker. The Setup Assistant was created to help users automate the configuration of PokerTracker 4 without the need to manually configure your poker environment. To begin the Setup Assistant, simply click Tools > Setup Assistant from the main menu. Click the Configure Sites option and turn People’s Poker to Yes.

    There are a couple of steps for configuring People’s Poker using the Setup Assistant.

    • Step 1: You must tell PokerTracker 4 where People’s Poker saves its hand histories. You can use the Auto Detect option to let PokerTracker 4 automatically find where the hand histories are being written. This can be also done manually by going to “Add” and pointing PT4 to the People’s Poker hand history folder on your computer. Once this is configured correctly, click Next.
    • Step 2: To ensure proper HUD placement, you must also configure your seating preferences in PokerTracker 4 to match your seating preferences on People’s Poker.
      A preferred seat is the seat location you automatically sit at when you sit down at a table.  PokerTracker 4 must know your preferred seat to ensure that the HUD correctly displays while you are playing.
      PokerTracker will import the preferred seating selection for you from People’s Poker; if you need to override the detected values then simply push Change next to each table type and select the seat in the graphical interface where you automatically sit at while playing.



    The final step gives you the option to import existing hand histories. It is recommended that you select yes, choose the database where you want PokerTracker 4 to import the existing hand histories, and then click OK.

    Tip: If you have a lot of hand histories saved in your People’s Poker folder, the import process may take some time. Please be patient and let PokerTracker 4 import all of your hands for optimal results.

  • Configuring People's Poker
    • Hand Histories

      The People’s Poker client automatically saves hand histories to a designated directory on your hard drive as you play.

    • Language

      The People’s Poker client must be configured to use the English language.
      PokerTracker 4’s hand history importer only supports the English language; PokerTracker 4 cannot read hand histories saved in any language other than English. 

      To configure the Language in People’s Poker, do the following:

      • In the People’s Poker lobby, open the Language menu and select English.

    • Preferred Seating

      You might choose to use the Preferred Seat option in your People’s Poker client (so that you are always placed in the same seat location at every table). 

      To configure Preferred Seating in People’s Poker:

      1. From the People’s Poker lobby, click Options > Seat Configuration.
      2. Set your preferred seat at each table size that you play.

      By default PokerTracker 4 will automatically detect your preferred seat settings for People’s Poker, but you can manually override this if necessary by going to Configure > Sites & Import Options > People's Poker and turning off the 'Enable Auto Seat Detection' option.

  • Manual Import Configuration for People's Poker

    PokerTracker 4 cannot import People’s Poker hand histories or display the Heads Up Display (HUD) in real-time while playing without prior configuration. You can easily do this by clicking Configure in the application menu, and then select Site & Import Options. View the Site Configuration tab and choose People’s Poker along the left side of the Poker Network list.


    Make sure Get Hands From Site While Playing is selected, or if you do not play on People’s Poker then you can select Hide Site From Lists to hide it from view. Next, click Auto Detect to populate the path of the People’s Poker Hand History Directories. Finally set up your preferred seating if applicable.

    If you need more help, please consult the Importing Hand Histories tutorial for more information.