GTECH G2 Configuration Guide (Boss Media/IPN)

PokerTracker 4 version 4.0.x
December 2, 2019
  • Overview

    The GTECH G2 Poker client is known by players under numerous names.  Some long time players continue to refer to GTECH G2 as Boss Media or just "Boss", which was the old name of the software.

    The principal network where the GTECH G2 poker client was once called the International Poker Network (IPN), but the network has since been disbanded. The GTECH G2 poker client is now primarily used across numerous regional networks.  These dedicated regional networks now consist of (Canadian Poker Network), International Poker Network Italy.

    PokerTracker 4 imports text hand histories that are saved to your computer by the GTECH G2 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 GTECH G2 table(s) correctly.

    This guide is intended for users who wish to manually configure PokerTracker 4 to important hand histories from GTECH G2's poker client, 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 their GTECH G2 poker client by using the Setup Assistant will be the most efficient method of preparing PokerTracker 4 for use. 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 GTECH G2 (Boss) to Yes.

    GTECH G2 Poker Configuration

    There are a couple steps for configuring GTECH G2 (Boss) using the Setup Assistant.

    • Step 2: You must tell PokerTracker 4 where your GTECH G2 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 GTECH G2 poker client Hand History Folder on your computer. Once this is configured correctly, click Next.

    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 GTECH G2 poker client hand history folder, the import process may take some time. Please be patient and let PokerTracker 4 import all of your hands for optimal results.

  • Configuring GTECH G2
    • Hand Histories

      The GTECH G2 software will automatically save hand history files as you play, and PokerTracker 4 should auto-detect the folder they are written to.

    • Language

      The GTECH G2 poker client must be installed in the English language.  PokerTracker 4 currently only supports English and if the 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.

    • Preferred Seating

      Preferred Seating was recently added to the GTECH G2 poker client.  We have integrated support for this feature in PokerTracker 4, and will revisit this guide shortly with details how to setup your preferred seating option. 

  • Manual Import Configuration for GTECH G2

    PokerTracker 4 cannot import GTECH G2 poker client 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 GTECH G2 along the left side Poker Network list.

    Importing Gtech G2 Hands Into PT4

    Make sure Get Hands From Site While Playing is selected, or if you do not play using a GTECH G2 poker client then you can select Hide Site From Lists to hide it from view. Next, click Auto Detect to populate the path of the GTECH G2 poker client Hand History Directories

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