Revolution Gaming Network Configuration Guide (Cake)

PokerTracker 4 version 4.0.x
September 30, 2014
  • Overview

    The Revolution Gaming Network was established on May 31, 2012.  Prior to this time the network was refered to as the Cake Network. 

    PokerTracker 4 imports text hand histories that are saved to your computer by the Revolution Gaming Poker client version 2.0, version 1.0 is not supported. 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 Revolution Poker table(s) correctly in the Windows version of PokerTracker 4, the Revolution Network does not have a compatable Mac OS X client available at this time. Lock Poker is the only skin on this network that has a Mac OS X compatable client, but it is not compatable with PokerTracker 4 because Lock's Mac version uses the 1.0 client software. 

    This guide is intended for users who wish to manually configure PokerTracker 4 to important hand histories from the Revolution Gaming Network, alternatively you may choose to use the automated Setup Assistant. For general information on the initial setup of PokerTracker 4, please consult the PokerTracker 4 Quick Start Guide.

  • Setup Assistant

    For most users, configuring the Revolution Network by using the Setup Assistant will be the most efficient method of preparing PokerTracker 4 for use with Revolution. 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 toolbar. Click the Configure Sites option and turn Revolution Poker Poker to Yes.

    Setting Up Revolution Gaming Network  PT4

    There are a couple steps for configuring the Revolution Gaming Networkusing the Setup Assistant.

    • Step 2: You must tell PokerTracker 4 where the Revolution Gaming Network poker client 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 poker client's Hand History Folder on your computer. Once this is configured correctly, click Next.
    • Step 3: To assure proper HUD placement, you must also configure your seating preferences in PokerTracker 4 to match your seating preferences on  Revolution. 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. If you have a preferred seat on your Revolution poker skin, make sure the button says “Yes”. (If you do not, please turn this option to “No” and push Next) . When possible, PokerTracker will import the preferred seating selection for you from your Revolution poker skin, if this cannot occur then simply push Change next to each table type and select the seat in the graphical interface where you automatically sit at while playing.  

    Auto Center Cake Poker

    Simply push Change next to each table type and select the seat in the graphical interface where you automatically sit at while playing.  Once you have configured your seat preference for each table size correctly, click Next

    Seats On Revolution Gaming Network

    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 Revolution Gaming Network poker client's folder, the import process may take some time. Please be patient and let PokerTracker 4 import all of your hands for optimal results.

  • Configuring Revolution Poker Network
    • Preferred Seating

      The Revolution Gaming Network allows you to choose your preferred seat at each table size and PokerTracker 4 has matching options. You must configure your Revolution Gaming Network poker skin software to save hand history files as you play. In the poker lobby click Options -> Game, then select the seating tab select the from the main menu.  PokerTracker 4 is designed to work with the Simple View set of table themes provided by the Revolution Gaming Network by default. 

       

      Cake Options Menu

       

      Choose your preferred seat for each table size by clicking on the seat as shown in the screen shot below.  The seat's color will change to confirm your preference.  The example below shows a preference for seat  #5 at a ten handed table.

       

      Revolution Gaming Network Seating

       

      In PokerTracker 4, match the chosen preferred seat option in the Revolution Gaming Network Configuration page.

       

      Revolution Gaming Network Seating

    • Hand Histories

      You must configure the Revolution Gaming Network poker client to save hand histories to a designated directory on your hard drive.  This step is required to allow PokerTracker 4 to import the hand histories for the database and display the HUD.

      To save your Hand Histories on your Revolution Gaming Network poker client, do the following:

      1. From the Revolution Gaming Network poker client lobby, click on Options -> Game Files tab

      2. Check Save My Hands History.

      3. Please note the default location where your poker client is saving your hand histories under Where To Save.

      4. Click OK to save the settings.

    • Language

      The Revolution Gaming Network poker client must be installed in the English language.  PokerTracker 4 currently only supports English and if the Revolution Gaming Network poker client is installed in another language it will cause problems.

      If you have the client installed in another language you will need to uninstall it and reinstall using English.

  • Manual Import Configuration for Revolution Gaming Network

    PokerTracker 4 cannot import Revolution Gaming Network hand histories 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 Revolution Gaming Network along the left side Poker Network list.

    Importing Revolution Gaming Network Hands PT4

    Make sure Get Hands From Site While Playing is selected, or if you do not play on the Revolution Network then you can select Hide Site From Lists to hide it from view. Next, click Auto Detect to populate the path of the Revolution Gaming Network poker client's 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.

  • Mac OS X Compatability

    The Revolution Poker Network does not have a Mac OS X compatable client, but the Mac OS X version of PokerTracker 4 can import hand histories from the Windows poker client for the convenience of our users who use both Windows and Mac OS X.