OnGame 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 any OnGame Network 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 OnGame Network table(s) correctly. The HUD for Strobe Fast Poker tables are supported on both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. 

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

    Configuring Poker Tracker 4 Ongame

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

    • Step 2: You must tell PokerTracker 4 where the OnGame Network 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 OnGame Network 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 the OnGame Network. 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 OnGame Network, 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 OnGame Network, 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.  

    OnGame Preferred Seat

    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

    Seating Ongame Poker Tables

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


  • Configuring OnGame Network
    • Hand Histories

      The OnGame Network clients automatically save hand histories to a designated directory on your hard drive.  The default locations can be found:

      • Windows Vista/Windows 7:
      • C:\Users\USERNAME\P5JavaClientSettings\handhistory
      • Windows XP:
      • C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\P5JavaClientSettings\handhistory
      • Mac OS X:
      • /Users/USERNAME/P5JavaClientSettings/handhistory
      Note: 'USERNAME' in the above listed folders is your Operating System's account name.
    • Language

      The OnGame client must be installed in the English language.  PokerTracker 4 currently only supports English and if your OnGame 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

      You might choose to use the Preferred Seat option in your OnGame Network client (so that you are always placed in the same seat location at every table). To configure this, do the following:

      1. From the OnGame Network lobby, click Settings > Preferred Seat

      2. Tick "Enable Preferred Seating" and choose your preferred seat

      3. Click Save Settings

      Choosing My Seat Ongame Poker

    • Enabling the Strobe HUD

      Users that play Strobe tables may need to manually configure PokerTracker 4.  To manually configure Strobe click Configure -> Site & Import Options from the main menu and select OnGame (click here if you need help manually configuring OnGame).  Make sure that the option "Enable Strobe HUD" is checked if you are playing Strobe and use a HUD.  Click OK to save your settings.

      OnGame Poker HUD 4

      Below are some final notes about Strobe tables and PokerTracker 4:

      • The preferred seat is ignored when playing at Strobe tables, users always sit at the bottom center, this is not configurable at OnGame. 
      • For optimal results, please allow the importer to import any existing hand histories before playing Strobe tables to minimize the time it takes the HUD to begin working.
      • Some personal Firewalls may conflict with the Strobe HUD from operating, please see the Firewall Troubleshooting Guide for more information.  At the time that this guide was written the Comodo Firewall is not compatible, we recommend you replace Comodo with a different firewall option if you intend to play on OnGame Strobe tables. 
      Note:  We are proud to announce that PokerTracker 4 has full HUD support for OnGame's Strobe tables in both Windows and Mac OS X. 
  • Manual Import Configuration for the OnGame Network

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

    Windows Site Configuration

    OnGame Import Configuraton

    Mac OS X Site Configuration

    OnGame Site Configuration

    Make sure Get Hands From Site While Playing is selected, or if you do not play on OnGame Network then you can select Hide Site From Lists to hide it from view. Next, click Auto Detect to populate the path of the OnGame Network Hand History Directories. Then set up your preferred seating if applicable (it is recomended that you tick "Tournament Auto Center" for proper HUD placement in tournaments).  Lastly, you can configure your HUD to always be on top of your tables.  Push OK to save your settings.

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