II. Program Settings

You can request a trial version of NiceHandOmaha for 2 weeks meaning it can be used without any restrictions for this period.

To use this program you need to install Microsoft libraries on your computer:

If you have Windows 8.1 or newer installed, most likely, you do not have to install anything. Just try to run the program. In case of failure, download and install the required libraries from Microsoft site. Run the NiceHandOmaha.exe program with administrator rights. If you forget about this, the program will remind you. Initially the program window looks as shown in Fig. 2-1.

Fig. 2-1 Initial view of program

A program interface is very simple:

  • Top figures (white) – a duration of the session (hours : minutes);
  • Hands (green figures) – the number of played hands per session;
  • Start/stop timer button (is not yet available since you should specify your credentials in the program settings);
  • Pause timer button (it will be available after timer start);
  • Game time alarm clock indicator (green dial) (initially it is not visible because the alarm clock is not set);
  • An alarm indicator of number of hands (gray speaker) (initially it is not visible because the alarm clock is not set);

The program is very simple. First, you need to make a few simple settings. For this, right-click the window and the context menu pop-up, as shown in Fig. 2-2,

Fig. 2-2 Context Menu

select the 1st line - Common Settings.

 

Fig.2-3 General Settings

The Settings window is divided into 4 groups:

  • Player – player account settings:
    • Poker site (PokerStars);
    • Nickname – your nickname on PokerStars site;
    • History – a PokerStars client folder, in which the client keeps history files;
    • Auto – auto-adjustment path settings button to a folder with history files.
  • Appearance – appearance program settings:
    • Background – a background color of the window;
    • Time – a color of session duration figures;
    • Hand – a color of figures of number of played hands per session;
    • Size – a size of the program window (you can choose one of three options: Small, Medium, Large);
    • Opacity – Opacity (from 100% when the window is opaque, to 0% when the window is completely transparent).
  • Alarm Hands – alarm settings by the number of hands:
    • Alarm Hands – check mark when you need an alarm clock (if the alarm is set, the window will display dynamics on the upper left corner);
    • Hands – a number of played hands, after which the alarm clock should work;
    • Sound file – a filename (or a full path to the file, unless it is close to the exe-file of program) of audio signal (only *.wav files); If the field is left blank, it will be a default built-in audio signal that you can hear by clicking ;
  • Alarm time – playing time alarm settings:
    • Alarm time – check mark when you need an alarm clock (if the alarm is set, the window will display dynamics on the upper left corner);
    • Time – amount of time, after which the alarm clock should work;
    • Sound file – a filename (or a full path to the file, unless it is close to the exe-file of program) of audio signal (only *.wav files); If the field is left blank, it will be a standard built-in audio signal that you can hear by clicking .

It is recommended to choose Medium size instead of Small. After that find and click Auto button and the program will find a PokerStars’ working folder. Nickname field can be left blank. Check the data and click OK.

Fig. 2-4 A result of Auto button action

Now choose the type of Omaha what you play. Open the context menu again and select the 2nd line Omaha Settings. The default game is set to ordinary Omaha 6-max.

The Fig. 2-5 shows addition of the 5 Card Omaha to the game. Click the Apply button when done.

Fig. 2-5 Omaha settings dialog

Please mark the game types that you are going to play during the session using tick boxes. For Courchevel poker use the 5 Card Omaha option. Do not tick unnecessary game types as it requires more resources to be used. Also we recommend that you use the default 6-handed setting.

The program has prepared set of styles that you can change if you wish. It's better if you change nothing in the program at the beginning. If you still want to set your style, we recommend you to do it out of play session. Although you can make it during the play. The new styles will be automatically picked up by the program. To do this, find the Hud Manager program in the system tray on the icon and open it by double click.

Fig. 2-6 Hud Manager program window

Here you can set HUD styles. Press the Style Settings and you'll see the following dialog.

Fig. 2-7 Default style settings

In this window you can configure a default style for HUDs. It will be applied to the situations that do not fall into the User styles. Its settings will be discussed further. Note that a transparency, a font size and a Bold property will be set for all the styles. All custom styles differ from the default only in font color and background color. The following figure shows a window for custom styles settings.

Fig. 2-8 User style settings

The program contains a custom style for a preflop (Preflop), an overall style for an equity on a post-flop (Equity) , style for your hand outs (HAND) and style for straight (STRAIGHT).

Now you can minimize Hud Manager and complete HUD settings. Return to the NiceHandOmaha program. Choose the 3rd line HUD Settings in a context menu (Fig.2-2) and you will see

Fig. 2-9 HUD Settings dialog

Hide preflop HUD on flop is set by default. Enabling this option hides HUD with a strenght of starting hand when the flop comes down. The 2nd option (Hide default HUD) remained from the previous version and it's not used now. The third option (Hide equity HUD on turn) prohibits the withdrawal of equity on the turn and river. The 4th option (Always hide Equity HUD) prohibits the withdrawal of equity on all streets.

The bottom left section of the window has the options for the display of straights. The "Hide if straights are not possible" switches off any display if there are no straights possible.

The number 3 indicates that the three top straights will be displayed. If there are more possible straights, the output will have an ellipsis in it. By default, the straights that are blocked with your cards will be displayed in the same color as the straights that are not. The blocked straights are marked with "(b"), e.g. QJ(b).

There is an option to display the blocked straight in a different color in the "Color for blocked straight" button. In the following examples, the blocked straight will be displayed in red.

 

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