Friday, September 19, 2008

Poker Tracker 3 - Buyer Beware: the update

As I talked about back on August 12, "Poker Tracker 3 - Buyer Beware", the latest version of this software is no where near ready for prime time. 


Caveat Emptor.

I'm really beginning to think the architects for this software have no idea what they are doing.

The latest problem in this saga has to do with last official version of the software. Just to let you know, unless you are using the latest beta, it won't import Poker Stars Limit Hold 'em cash games. Nope. Just records an error in reading the hand histories. But don't worry, it will move the files to your already imported folder for you so you won't have to worry about it importing in the future either.

If you install the latest version in beta, it corrects most of this, but not quite. It won't import fast cash games. Oh well, you shouldn't expect everything, right?

As someone that writes software for a living, I just can't believe that they didn't build into the code a way to update the importation in a quick and easy manner. Encapsulate the importation code in a single binary file and just build an update mechanism in the app, much like how virus scanners and ALMOST every other tool is written.

Ugg. Seriously. Save your money. This thing ain't ready. Oh, and my other problem...the one with importing tournament results from Poker Tracker 2? It's not on their radar. They have no idea when that will ship, if ever.