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Poker Tournament Hero for Mac

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out of 5 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 15, 2006
  • Price:
    Purchase; $29.95 to buy
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  • Product ranking:
    #16 in Media Players

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5 stars

"Easy to use and lots of cool features!"

January 06, 2012  |  By antonchavez

 |  Version: Poker Tournament Hero 1.1.0


built in backgounds
you can upload your own images/alert sounds
cool graphics


it does have a table manager but could use more options


a must get

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3 stars

"Missing the MAIN Ingrediant!!"

January 16, 2010  |  By ffrn1334

 |  Version: Poker Tournament Hero 1.1.0


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The Biggest PROBLEM with this software is that it is missing a real PLAYER DATABASE. It has a spreadsheet that pops up for the players. If I wanted a spreadsheet I would just use EXCEL, or anything else these days. We need to put the names of the players in and check if they have paid or not and a possible re-buy in. We also need it to automatically assign seats and tables. Then we need it to have the ability to knock a player out and move players around to even out the tables. The Tournament Director is the best software by far that the real Casinos use, but doesn't work on MACS. This software is just a pretty interface that gives you a running clock and shows the blinds and a few other things, but it doesn't do anything else like a working program for the tournament. Don't waste your money..... I have been asking to kill that horrible spreadsheet and put the player list in for over a year now with numerous emails and still no update after 1 1/2 years!!

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5 stars

"Continues to be solid"

August 06, 2008  |  By versiontrackerfree

 |  Version: Poker Tournament Hero 1.1.0


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The new version adds a few appreciated enhancements. I continue to recommend this one. Its awesome for running tournaments at home on your Mac.

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1 stars

"Clunky, Inflexible and Buggy"

June 13, 2006  |  By Mr Tea

 |  Version: Poker Tournament Hero 1.0.1


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Previous reviewer 'versiontrackerfree', who awarded this program five stars, is rather too easily pleased. It is in no way a 'great Macintosh product', and most emphatically does not 'rock'.

PT Hero has potential, but that's all. The current release is extremely limited in what it can do and falls well short of being worth the asking price. Setting up blinds and antes is straightforward, but there's no way to automatically reduce the intervals between blind increases in the later stages of a tournament.

The players and payouts setup dialog has fields for an astonishing 30 different prize levels, handy if you're running a major international tournament, but wildly over-specified for any kind of home game (and let's face it, that's where you'll find this app being used â?? not in casinos). And if you're involved in a series of home tourneys with a regular crowd, you might want to put actual players names in, and keep a record of overall progress. No way to do any of that with this baby.

The option to change the audio alert to one of your own is welcome, because you're unlikely to want to keep the 'bing-bong' door chime provided. There is a facility for scheduling breaks, but they all have to be separated by the same number of blind increases which, again, may not be what is wanted by the end user.

The sixth and final stage of setting up is the appearance/display setup dialog, which is probably the most disappointing and poorly-conceived aspect of PT Hero. There is no option to change the font used for the display. The only way to disable unwanted sections of the display is to move them to a position that's off the screen. There's a bottom line of constantly changing text giving various tournament stats that can't be moved at all â?? you're stuck with it whether you want it or not (which I don't â?? it's distracting, and there's no way to change the fairly useless selection of info displayed, aside from adding your own pointless line of text to the mix). Anyone who wants to save more than one set of tournament settings is out of luck - there's no way to do this - you have to manually reconfigure everything every time.

Anyway... at last you're ready to click the 'start tournament' button and WHOA... the thing comes up full-screen, and although you can toggle this off, it will always start in full-screen mode. On my two-screen setup, when I tried running it on the second monitor it blacked out most of the main monitor and covered it with ugly graphic artefacts... very nasty indeed.

Once the tournament is in progress, the main display is no more than a timer and reminder of what the blinds are. There's no convenient toolbar that allows changes in the number of rebuys or players to be entered â?? instead, you have to open the 'director's panel' to change the number of players remaining, and a further needlessly complex dialog to log each new rebuy and recalculate the prize pool.

What I'd like to see alongside the timer is a list of named players, with two buttons beside each name â?? one for registering rebuys, one for clicking when knocked out of the tournament.

Maybe PT Hero will be worth a look one day, but right now it feels more like a version 0.0.1 beta than a finished product. Don't part with your money.

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5 stars

"Best Tournament Software on the Mac"

October 04, 2005  |  By versiontrackerfree

 |  Version: Poker Tournament Hero 1.0.0


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have to say this is a classic example of a great Macintosh product. It does one thing really well and makes it look easy.

I run home tournamants all the time, and was looking for a good tournament software for the Mac. This one rocks.

It lets you customize blinds, antes, chips, limits, and even change the text position and backgrounds and sounds! It basically does everything you could ever want.

I really like the feature for the built in World Series of Poker tournaments, it makes recreating tournaments at home really fast and easy. Great product.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.1
  • Added menu item to download additional audio alerts.
  • Fixed rare bug when using custom audio/images.
  • Misc. programming optimization
Publisher Sandy Knoll Software
Publisher web site http://www.tabberer.com/sandyknoll
Release Date March 15, 2006
Date Added March 15, 2006
Version 1.0.1
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements OS 10.2 or higher
Download Information
File Size 6.81MB
File Name PTHOSX.dmg
Total Downloads 1,550
Downloads Last Week 8
License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $29.95

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