There's going to be a lot of new stuff in this upcoming build. A lot of changes we should highlight so you can understand. A couple of basic new things, like equity calcs in the hand re-player now (yeah):
Lots of new stats being added:Limp%, Limp EP%, Limp MP%, Limp CO%, Limp BTN%, Limp SB%, Limp/Call%, Cold Call EP%, Cold Call MP%, Cold Call CO%, Call Call BTN%, Cold Call SB%, Cold Call BB%, Cold Call 3-Bet%, Cold Call 4-Bet%, Cold Call vs BTN open%, Cold Call vs SB open%, Cold Call vs CO open%
Of course the new HUD Designer as well:
Huge Speed Improvements for ReportsAbout a 8-10x speed improvement for all stat reports. A complete re-optimization that you'll notice when switching between reports. Full Release notes:
- Added ACR SnG 2.0 support
- New HUD Designer
- Added new stats: Limp% Limp EP% Limp MP% Limp CO% Limp BTN% Limp SB% Limp/Call% Cold Call EP% Cold Call MP% Cold Call CO% Call Call BTN% Cold Call SB% Cold Call BB% Cold Call 3-Bet% Cold Call 4-Bet% Cold Call vs BTN open% Cold Call vs SB open% Cold Call vs CO open%
- Fixed stats issue w/ IP/OOP (e.g. Cold Call IP, Cold Call OOP)
- Added preferred seating button on HUD screen
- Fixed date sorting for session and tournaments reports
- Added migration which rebuilds player stats to see the proper value of these new stats (it's possible to skip it)
- Added Rebuild button to general settings which rebuilds player stats
- Added Recover button to general settings which recovers backup version of stats if rebuild function produced some issues
- Fixed PS importing issue when mucked cards weren't imported
- Added Equity Win % to hand replayer
- Added functionality of buttons P F T R and go to end
- Fixed issues in omaha calculator
- Fixed issues in quick filter
- Fixed the issue when tournaments data wasn't shown if filter was selected
- Optimized all reports and charts
Hi everyone! This is just a quick update to let you know what we've been up to lately. We think you're really going to like it... :) We've been working hard on a new drag and drop HUD designer and we're just about complete. We're finishing the migration process of the old HUD's to the new format, and we'll be launching our new beta here this next week. How good do we think this new process is? We think it's going to revolutionize how you think about HUD's, how you put them together, and allow you complete freedom to design whatever you can think up.
Pop-up madnessWant a new pop-up for some aggression stats? Easy. Just drag and drop a pop-up to any stat on your hud, and then drag and drop what stats you want to be in there. Rotate the pop-ups vertically or horizontally. Whatever works best for you.
Unlimited HUD PanelsWant several panels of stats surrounding your player at the table? Drag and drop as many panel elements as you want with ease. Position and click save. Sooo easy!
Heat Maps?Yeah, we got those too. Want a quick mouse over of where your opponent's raising range is, just drag and drop that to any stat OR to any pop-up menu as well. Keep in mind, some sites like Pokerstars don't allow this.
Poker Graphs alsoWant a linear graph of how much someone is winning, how aggressive they've been throughout the session, or how much they're 3-betting has progressed (think heads up poker). All of that is easily added with a drag and drop. We haven't done an update in awhile because we've been working hard to perfect this new designer, and we're super confident you're going to LOVE it. We already do! We've been alpha and beta testing it, and it's been amazing. We'll be posting our first official beta this week in our forums... so check back soon!
One of the things that's most important to me as a poker player, is how easy and intuitive it is for me to review my play in my poker database. I don't want most of my review time spent trying to figure out how to build filters, and analyze my results and hands. That time is precious to me, and I want to utilize it efficiently during my review process. That's one of the main reasons we designed DriveHUD to begin with, and one of my favorite features for a speedy review process is DriveHUD's Quick Filters. Here's a short video that explains that process, and after you scope this out I'm sure you'll agree that it will make your whole review much easier, and more pleasurable:
Do you really need a poker hud?There's been a bit of conversation, and even controversy over the last couple of years about the use of poker huds on online poker sites. There's some people who are adamantly opposed to the use of them, and even claim they are destroying the online poker games because of the increased sophistication of poker huds, databases, and poker software in general. And while some online poker software has over stepped it's bounds in my humble opinion, poker hud's and databases are not the reason games have become tougher online over the years. Governments cracking down on banks and online poker sites are the primary cause of the increased difficulty in the games, coupled with the access to more information and training about how to beat the games, than ever before. So, back to the question. Do you need a poker hud? Spoiler alert: We sell poker HUD's. :) But that aside, I resoundingly say yes. They are indispensable tools in my humble opinion for many reasons. They make learning about the game more enjoyable, tracking results much easier, and are great tools for sharing and discussing hands and difficult poker hands with your poker friends. Poker being the game of incomplete information that it is, you're only at a disadvantage when someone has more information to interpret and use than you do. If I gave you a jigsaw puzzle to solve that was apart, and said, "You have 10 minutes to put this puzzle together. Would you like to have the box cover that shows the picture of the jigsaw puzzle you're trying to solve, or would you prefer to do it without?" I'd hope you'd have enough common sense to take the box cover. Why? You now have more information to solve your puzzle. You can still do it without the box cover, but your chance for success drops significantly without the box cover to reference, especially if you have a time frame to do it in.
Poker HUDs make the game more funIt only makes sense that HUD's are a necessity for online play. They provide more information, in a game that is designed around logic and reason to process the best and highest expected value (EV) play as consistently as possible. There are people who are "anti-hud", for several different reasons, and I could break down the fallacies of any of those reasons that I've heard about on the internet over the years. However, the bottom line thing for people to realize is, live poker is NOT online poker. I think if you come to accept this fact, and that how the game plays and that the strategies and strengths that shine in each of these games is slightly different, you can come to terms with the fact that HUD's are ok for the game, and they in fact have moved the game forward in many ways over the years. They've allowed people to play more tables simultaneously, which in turn has generated more profit for poker sites, which in turn has allowed them to sponsor and advertise more, which in turn has created more awareness and increased the popularity of poker over the years. HUD's are not a secret. They are available to each and every person who plays online poker. You don't need to be in any secret club, other than knowing how to google. If you were to take up archery, with the desire to become a very good archer, you'd want to read up, research and understand about every advantage you can have for your bow, your equipment, and releasing strategies. If you didn't, you'd just become average at best. The same goes for online poker or any endeavor that you want to be good at. It's incumbent upon the student to find the best learning materials and teacher. These things won't just magically appear for you. Personally, having played online now for well over a decade, I can say I've taken a ton of pleasure in setting up my HUD's. Figuring out what stats I do and don't want to use. Which ones actually add useable value at the table, and which stats just become clutter over my poker table. I consider it an art, and there's a reason people now sell poker hud configurations you can plug into databases with tons of stats and color ranges. It takes time, intellect, and skill to create and use them properly. Most importantly, I love what the HUD's produce after my sessions are complete. I can analyze, run filters, equity equations, and re-play hands so that I really learn about a hand situation more deeply. It's a real nerd fest after each session, something I'm quite proud of doing in order to perfect my art.
In the end, if a HUD isn't for you... hey, that's great! To each their own. But I'd ask you to respect the views and reasons of those who do enjoy using them, just like I respect your opinion. I'm not just saying that because I sell a HUD now. I've always felt this way, well before even one line of code was done for DriveHUD. You're smart and can decide what's best for you as an individual, but I personally think you're doing yourself an injustice by not using one, and at the very least, be tolerant to those who choose to use one. Poker HUD's have been a catalyst for expanding the reach and scope of poker over the globe. I hope we can all embrace these changes as poker continues to evolve. And if there's something about a HUD that is damaging the game in any way, I'll be the first on the front lines with you, exposing and helping to reform them. Good luck at the virtual poker felt my friends!