Winamax Configuration Guide

PokerTracker 4 version 4.0.x
June 20, 2023
  • Overview

    PokerTracker 4 imports text hand histories that are saved to your computer by the Winamax 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 Winamax table(s) correctly.

    This guide is intended for users who wish to manually configure PokerTracker 4 to important hand histories from Winamax, 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 Winamax by using the Setup Assistant will be the most efficient method of preparing PokerTracker 4 for use with Winamax. 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 Winamax to Yes.

    Set Up Winamax Poker Tracker 4

    There are a couple steps for configuring Winamax using the Setup Assistant.

    • Step 2: You must tell PokerTracker 4 where Winamax 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 Winamax 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 the Winamax software which always centers you in the bottom seat. 

    Auto Center Winamax Poker

    Once you have configured your seat preference, click Next.

    Configure Winamax Poker Seats

    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 Winamax folder, the import process may take some time. Please be patient and let PokerTracker 4 import all of your hands for optimal results.

  • Configuring Winamax
    • Language

      The Winamax client must be installed in the English language.  PokerTracker 4 currently only supports English and if your Winamax client is installed in another language it will cause problems.

      If you have the client installed in another language please click the menu in the lobby.

      Click on OPTIONS.

      In the GENERAL / GÉNÉRAL section select English for Language / Langue.


    • Hand Histories

      By default, Winamax automatically stores hand history files in the folder show below by default.  If this folder does not already exist, it will be created after the first hand is played.


      C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\winamax\documents\accounts\WINAMAX USER NAME\History

      Mac OS X:

      /Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Winamax/documents/accounts/WINAMAX USER NAME/history
    • Connection to the Tracker

      PokerTracker 4 supports the Playground view using a connection to the Winamax software.
      This works whether using the multi-table view or a separate window for each table.

      No user configuration is required in the Winamax software; the default settings will work for most users.
      The hand history file location and port number will be detected automatically when you set up the import configuration in PokerTracker 4.

      The connection is configured using the Tracker section of the Winamax options.

      Here you can see the version of PokerTracker 4 that is connected, the hand history file location, and the port number being used.

      Note: PokerTracker 4 will only connect when when you start 'Get Hands While Playing'.

      It should not be necessary to change the port number, but if you have a conflict with some other software using the same port number then you can do so.

      If you change any settings here be sure to restart PokerTracker 4 to pick up the changes.

  • Manual Import Configuration for Winamax

    PokerTracker 4 cannot import Winamax 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 Winamax along the left side Poker Network list.

    Make sure Get Hands From Site While Playing is selected, or if you do not play on Winamax then you can select Hide Site From Lists to hide it from view.

    Next, click Auto Detect to populate the path of the Winamax Hand History Directories.

    Tip! You must have played at least one hand at Winamax so that the hand history folder exists prior to using Auto Detect.

    In the latest Winamax software there is no preferred seat option; instead you are always shown in the center seat.

    For your Hud to appear in the correct position you should configure your preferred seat in PT4 to the bottom seat in the graphical selector.


    Finally enter your Winamax username in the Hero Name field.

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