Winamax Configuration Guide

PokerTracker 4 version 4.0.x
December 2, 2019
  • 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 your seating preferences on Winamax. 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 Winamax, 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 Winamax, if this cannot occur then simply push Change and select the seat in the graphical interface where you automatically sit at while playing.  

    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
    • Hand Histories

      By default, Winamax automatically stores hand history files in the Winamax folder, located in My Documents.  If this folder does not already exists, it will be created after the first hand is played. Winamax does not provide a method of changing the location of the hand history folder. 


      C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Winamax Poker\Accounts\WINAMAX USER NAME\History

      Mac OS X:

      /Users/USERNAME/Documents/Winamax Poker
    • 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 open Options > General page, then change the language to English. If your Winamax poker client was installed using the native French language, then chose Outils > Général > Démarrage

      Winamax Language

    • Preferred Seating

      Winamax allows you to choose your preferred seat.  To configure your preferred seat on Winamax, in the poker lobby select Tools -> Options from the menu.

      Winamax Options


      Click the Game icon, and choose your preferred seat from the menu,  Winimax has four seating options to choose from. Top, Right, Bottom, or Left.

      Winamax Preferred Seating

  • 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.

    Windows Import Configuration

    Winamax Import Configuration

    Mac OS X Import Configuration

    Winamax Import Configuration

    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. Finally set up your preferred seating if applicable and enter your Winamax username.

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

  • Go Fast

    Winamax Go Fast games are not supported by PokerTracker 4 at this time due to Winamax's policy of not permitting HUDs at Go Fast tables.  PokerTracker does not import hand histories if a HUD is not permitted to assure our user experience is consistent across all platforms.

    PokerTracker 4 users who wish to request that Winamax modify their policy to allow HUDs at Go Fast tables should contact Winamax customer support at