For most users, configuring PokerStars by using the Setup Assistant will be the most efficient method of preparing PokerTracker 4 for use with PokerStars. 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 PokerStars to Yes. (Users who play Zoom will need to configure PokerTracker 4 manually)
There are a couple steps for configuring PokerStars using the Setup Assistant.
Step 2: You must tell PokerTracker 4 where PokerStars 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 PokerStars Hand History Folder on your computer. We recommend you also add the PokerStars Tournament Summary folder at the same time to assure that accurate results will be available in the event you play any PokerStars tournaments. 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 PokerStars. 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. PokerTracker's staff recommends using the Auto-Center preferred seating option while playing at PokerStars, the Auto-Center preferred seat is enabled by default for all new PokerStars installations. To configure PokerTracker 4 to Auto-Center the HUD, make sure PokerStars is setup to auto-center your seating, and then turn the Auto-Center
If instead you wish to define your own a preferred seat on PokerStars, make sure the button says “Yes”, and the Auto-Center option is set to "No". (If you do not wish to define an preferred seat, please set both of these options to “No”).
If possible, PokerTracker will import the preferred seating selection for you from PokerStars, 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.
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
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 PokerStars folder, the import process may take some time. Please be patient and let PokerTracker 4 import all of your hands for optimal results.