Product Announcements: Poker Client CR24
Product Announcement: Client Release 24
Tribeca Tables Europe, Ltd is pleased to announce Client Release
24, now scheduled for early August 2006. This new release of our poker client will
follow a series of server upgrades that provide prerequisite support for CR24
CR24 includes the following features:
Poker Tracker Compatibility
Players will be able to use a third-party software program,
Poker Tracker, to analyze their Tribeca real money hand histories for 7 Card
Stud, Hold ‘Em and Omaha poker games. Players will be responsible for
downloading and purchasing Poker Tracker from www.pokertracker.com, then
configuring the program to read their Tribeca hand history files.
We will offer a new poker game, Hold’Em Warz, a fixed-bet
version of Hold‘Em. Hold’Em Warz works as follows: two (2) to nine (9) players
may participate per table, each anteing a fixed bet for each hand dealt; there
are no blinds; the cards are dealt face up and all players who have anted
remain in the hand through showdown; no player is able to fold; and at the end
of the hand the winning hand is identified and the winner paid the sum of the
antes less the rake.
Skin Specific Single Table Tournament (STT)
Single Table Tournaments can be created as
Skin Specific tournaments (SSSTTs), primarily for the purpose of serving as
feeders to skin-specific Grand Finals.
Play Again Single Table Tournaments
Players in a one-on-one single table tournament will have
the option to play the same player again at the conclusion of the STT. Both
players must agree to play each other.
Tournament Support For 7 Card Stud and Badugi
The client will provide support for 7 Card Stud and Badugi
tournaments. We also anticipate offering 6 seat Hold’em, Omaha, and Omaha H/L
MTTs at some point subsequent to this client release. This support will be
invisible to the players.
In any 7 Card Stud game during showdown (when players reveal
their cards and a winner is decided), players will have the option to display
their cards (if not mucked) in a random order, called 'Shown Shuffled'. When
hand cards are displayed in the order in which they were dealt during showdown,
experienced players may be able to use this information to gain an advantage
over other players by being able to determine their strategy for game play and
Player Notes Sort/Focus
Player notes will be enhanced
with the following features:
In the Player Note window, players will be able to sort their
player notes alphabetically in ascending or descending order.
Players will be able to denote opposing players’ relative
strength as part of their player notes, and visual representation of this
information will appear at the poker table next to the opposing players’ name.
Player notes will be displayed as part of the tool tip that
appears when a player moves the mouse cursor over an opposing player at a
Player notes will be correctly saved even if the Player Note
window loses focus.
Players will see a visual representation of how much time they
have left to act during their turn at a poker table. They will be able to
perform an action (Bet, Fold, Check, Call or Raise) before the game does it on their
There will be a new option in the Help menu called “Network
Status” that players can click to display the quality of their connection.
Network status will be displayed as text only: Excellent, Good, Fair, or Bad.
At a poker table, a player will be able to click arrows to
rotate the table in order to move their seat to a different position. For
example, a player might want to always be seated at the bottom of a table (not
applicable for 7 Card Stud tables).
Streamlined Registration/Usability Enhancements
Currently, a new player must first
register for fun play, select an avatar, and complete a profile before they are
registered in the poker system. Subsequently, they must navigate to the
cashier and ‘discover’ a button there which leads the player through the
process of registering for money play. The sheer number of steps is a barrier
to conversion to real money play. As part of this feature, we have implemented
the following enhancements:
The net result is the client will include a call to action to convert to real money, and will
enable that conversion more conveniently.
As part of the streamlined registration, when a player
changes his or her avatar, or changes any other information in his or her
profile, no confirmation message will appear. When a player changes an avatar,
the results can be seen immediately in the poker client.
- We’ve removed the mandatory completion
of the avatar selection and profile information.
- We’ve placed the ‘Register for real
money play’ button on the banner at the top of the client (in addition to
its current placement on the client tab).
- We display APs on the banner if the
player is real money.
- We display a pop-up reminder about
registration for real money play when a fun-only player logs in.
Last Hand Changes
When a player clicks the Show previous hand link at a table,
he or she will see only a brief, easy-to-read summary of the Previous hand,
with the option of displaying additional detailed information. If the player
has cleared his or her hand history archive, the detailed page will be blank.
Extended Advanced Action Click Zone
Some players try to click on the text that is displayed next
to the Advanced Action buttons at a table, causing unexpected results when the
game context and buttons change. Advanced Action buttons will now have
extended clickable areas to prevent this from occurring. The Advanced Action
button text regions will remain unclickable.
To avoid having to modify and recompile the poker client
code for minor changes to static links, we will no longer hard-code these links
in the client. We will provide a configuration file as part of the client
download that includes these links and that will be polled every time the
client starts. There will be one configuration file per skin. This feature is
invisible to the player.
Welcome Page Based On Screen Name
The Welcome page content in the poker client may be tailored
to the player who logs in. The player logs in and the Welcome page displays a
message such as "Welcome player screen name" which is to the
specific player. Additionally the client will pull the Welcome page content
from Tribeca's media server. Cages and skins will be given accounts to
self-manage the Welcome page content. This feature will provide more
consistent performance from the perspective of the player. Note that this
feature is optional.
Table Name On Multi-Table Tournament Table Display
The name of the multi-table tournament will be displayed in
the title bar of MTT table windows to help players know exactly where they are
in the poker room.
Machine ID – Client Support
We will save additional information about a player’s computer that will aid us in fraud detection. When a player logs
in - whether to a real or fun account - we will capture their unique Machine_ID
and forever associate it, along with IDs of all subordinate machine components,
to the player’s account.
When a Player creates a new real money account, we will capture their unique Machine_ID and forever associate it,
along with IDs of all subordinate machine components, with their account. If a
real money account for a particular cage has already been created on the player’s
computer, we will prevent (or control) the creation of a second real money
This feature is invisible to the player.
Player options, currently available in a
single Options menu in the Lobby and at the Table, will be moved to a single tabbed
Options dialog box to improve ease of use. The player will be able to access
this dialog from the Options menu. The currently list of player options has
grown large enough that a single drop-down menu is cumbersome for players.
Players will be able to upload their own images, and use an
online tool to size and personalize their avatars.
Splash Page - Optional
The splash page that normally appears when the poker client
launches is now optional. The splash page will NOT appear for players running
the poker client if the cage or skin owner chooses not to have the splash page
on the poker web site. The cage or skin owner is responsible for creating and
hosting the splash page on their poker web site.
We are seeking to provide information for use by Tribeca staff, and by our Distribution Partners. While
every effort is made to keep this information current, there may be incomplete or inaccurate information
posted at times. Not all internal navigation is provided at this time.
Please report errors and omissions to Dan Friedmann.