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PokerTH 1.0.1 released

Today on 2013-04-07 we released the first minor release after the big stable switch 1.x.
The new version 1.0.1 provides a new translation "Galician" and some bugfixes. Your are now also able to store a server password for manually server configuration in the settings dialog.

Have a lot of fun ... and Happy Easter!
Your PokerTH development team

Posted by Felix Hammer 2013-04-08

Happy New Year - PokerTH 1.0 finally released

Maybe it is a coincidence, or it becomes a tradition ... one year ago we released PokerTH 0.9 as Happy-New-Year-Edition. Today on 2013-01-01 we are doing it in the same way.
We would like to thank you for joining and staying with our community and thereby giving this project a sense. For the new year we wish you all the best and a lot of fun with: PokerTH 1.0 FINAL
This version comes with a bunch of enhancements and bugfixes. For example there is a new log-file analysis tool which analyses your and your opponents' gameplay. Additionally, the Android package was updated: We have added sound support and also made PokerTH playable on bigger tablets now. The server code was refactored as well to enable interesting development opportunities (HTML5...) for the future. Furthermore there are other new features and a lot of bugfixes which are described in the changelog.... read more

Posted by Felix Hammer 2013-01-01 Labels: poker

PokerTH 0.9.3 released

On 2012-02-11 we released PokerTH 0.9.3. This release contains several improvements concerning log files (e.g. they can now be stored for more than 7 days).
Here are the details:
- Maemo support was updated in this source release
- Logs can now be stored for more than 7 days (#18)- Logos are shown in the log preview (#101)
- "multiline" game names are now prevented in the lobby, also on server side (#116)
- Several log files can now be deleted at once (select with CTRL + left click) (#110)
- The behaviour of the "Display idle players" sorting menu was slightly changed (#112)
- The serverlist is only downloaded once per day (and if an error occurs) (#119)

Posted by Felix Hammer 2012-02-11

PokerTH 0.9 released

2012-01-04 version 0.9
- Players are able to rejoin internet games after being disconnected
- The chat bot is now also present in ranking games
- Tooltip and rating system for other players- Linking connected players in the game info box to poker-heroes player data
- Country flag name is displayed in a tooltip
- New game list filter (show only ranking games)
- Show cards chances also after fold
- Private messages in the lobby chat are possible (use /msg command)
- Automatically leave the table after the game finished (optional)
- After a certain timeout, players are switched to an "autofold" state
- Maximum limit for highest set and minimum raise
- Automatic notifications before server restart
- Ensure that the ranking data is stored even if the DB server is not available
- Support single internet server password
- Optional unlimited thinking time in network games
- Performance improvements in network code
- Sound when blinds increase
- Several small bugfixes

Posted by Felix Hammer 2012-01-06

PokerTH 0.8 released!

Today on 2010-09-25 we released PokerTH-0.8.
This release contains several enhancements and bugfixes:
- User profile links on the game table to the online ranking system
- Improved slider behaviour on the game table
- Updated language files (adding Lituania translation)
- Lobby: sort by country or filter idle players
- Lobby: countdown when internet game starts automatically
- Store all places for every ranking game in the database (server)
- Encrypt own cards which are sent at the beginning of the hand - only applicable to registered users
- AFK players are now kicked from ranking games after some timeouts if they do not enable autocheck/fold.
- Bad game names can now be blocked (server)
- Allow to show own cards if human player is the last not folded player (also without showdown)
- Disallow any kind of kicking in ranking games
- Caseinsensitive sorting and string search function for lobby nick list
- Store all players of each game in the database (Server)
- Store date/time when the game ends (Server)
- New login/registration system: Players can register their nicks for internet games via an online registration system. It is still possible to play as guest, but certain restrictions apply.
- Online player ranking: Registered players can join "ranking games" toimprove their rank.
- The country flag of players is optionally displayed in the lobby (based on voluntary registration information).
- Custom game names are now possible.
- Internet or LAN games can be automatically started when the maximum number of players is reached.
- Invite-only game mode for internet games: In order to invite a player to an invite-only game, right click on the player's nick in the lobby.
- Display "Player xyz plays in game xyz" in the context menu for a nick in the lobby.
- Ignore list for chat messages and game invitations from "unfriendly" players. Right click on a player's nick in the lobby to place the player on the ignore list.
- Only players who really have to show cards actually show them after postriver. Everyone else who did not fold is now able to show the cards by choice.
- New chat system with admin bot (no longer IRC).
- Completely new network protocol, including a secure authentication mechanism
- Bugfix: 0000001: Full bet rule is not implemented - BUGFIX: 0000016: Join network game without giving address = crash
- Bugfix: 0000018: Removing avatar can become a bit complicated
- Bugfix: 0000020: Ability to start a vote not restored when leaving a game

Posted by Felix Hammer 2010-09-25

PokerTH 0.7.1 released

On 2009-06-25 we released PokerTH-0.7.1.
This release contains several enhancements and bugfixes:

* Reduced per-game memory usage of the server, which enables playing with several hundred players on a low-end vserver
* New internet game list filter to show only e.g. open games, password-free games etc.
* New large chip count delimiter: 1000000 -> 1.000.000
* New "join any game" button behaviour - joins the game with the most players connected
* Styles handling enhancements (e.g. no activation needed any more)
Posted by Felix Hammer 2009-06-26

PokerTH 0.7 released - 10 player styleable interface

On 2009-05-03 we released the brand new PokerTH 0.7.
New features are:

* Supporting up to 10 players on a table
* Easily choose different table and card styles
* Create your own style in simple steps
* Online style gallery
* Netbook support with minimum 1024x600
Posted by Felix Hammer 2009-05-13

PokerTH 0.6.4 released

This release is mostly a performance release. These are the main-features:
- enhanced server performance
- optional external avatar system to improve scalability

Posted by Felix Hammer 2009-03-23

PokerTH 0.6.2. released

Today on 2008-05-22 we have released version 0.6.2 of PokerTH.
As announced, we have switched from OpenSSL to GnuTLS with this release.

The process of connecting to the internet server has been improved, and all DNS problems should be fixed now. The internet server can be reached again via IPv6.

... have a lot of fun.
Your PokerTH development team

Posted by Felix Hammer 2008-05-22

PokerTH 0.6.1 released

PokerTH is a poker game written in C++/QT4. You can play the popular "Texas Hold'em" poker variant against up to six computer-opponents or play network games with people all over the world. This poker engine is available for Linux, Windows, and MacOSX

Today on 2008-03-11 we released a new version of PokerTH. We added a new timeout system for the internet-game-lobby to improve the game-flow. Also two new languages are supported now: Greek and Chinese.

Posted by Felix Hammer 2008-03-12

PokerTH 0.6 released

We proudly presents PokerTH 0.6! This version provides following improvements and new features:

  • Internet Game - Play online games easy on PokerTH-dedicated-Server (no ip addresses or port-fowarding needed anymore)
  • Lobby-Chat for internet-/networkgame
  • Avatars also available in internet-/networkgame
  • Computer-Players could be added in internet-/networkgame
  • New input field including action preselection
  • Auto-check/fold and Auto-check/call-any options for temporary away situations.
  • Blinds values and blinds order completly adjustable
  • New kicker-card-detection for log
  • Improved distribution of the pot
  • Translation updates (14 languages now!)... read more
Posted by Felix Hammer 2007-12-14

PokerTH: 0.6-beta released

PokerTH is a poker game written in C++/QT4. You can play the popular "Texas Hold'em" poker variant against up to six computer-opponents or play network games with people all over the world. This poker engine is available for Linux, Windows, and MacOSX

Now that all of the new features for PokerTH 0.6 are implemented, we would like to welcome you to test the 0.6 beta release.

With this new version of PokerTH, you no longer need to exchange IP addresses and configure routers to play on the internet. We are running a dedicated server which will host all of your PokerTH games. Everyone who is willing to help with testing is invited to go to the download section and get a copy of PokerTH-0.6-beta. Just run the game and click on "Internet-Game" to join existing online-games or create your own one.... read more

Posted by Felix Hammer 2007-10-31

PokerTH 0.5 for MacOSX

PokerTH 0.5 with network-gameplay is now available for MacOSX (>= 10.4) too.

Posted by Erhard List 2007-06-25

PokerTH 0.5 released

We proudly present PokerTH 0.5! Main features of this release are:
- Play network games with up to 7 people all over the world
- Internationalization - PokerTH is now available in different languages (German, Dutch, Spanish, Russian and Norwegian)
- New avatar gallery
- Sound effects
- Minimized disc access, optimized speed

Posted by Felix Hammer 2007-06-17

PokerTH 0.4 for MacOSX

Now we released PokerTH 0.4 also for MacOSX as an universal binary.

Posted by Felix Hammer 2007-05-01

PokerTH 0.4 released

We just released version 0.4 of PokerTH. This package contains a lot of bugfixes and new features. There is a completely rewritten engine and a nice new gui design. Also a lot of usability changes were done.

Posted by Felix Hammer 2007-04-04

New PokerTH version is planned for 03/2007

Next version of PokerTH will be hopefully released around 03/2007. You can watch the planned new features in task section.

Posted by Felix Hammer 2006-12-29

PokerTH 0.3 released

For this release we have made modifications primarily on the ai-engine and also on game-speed options. Otherwise some gui-changes and bugfixes were done. Gui-language is complete english now. For more information please see the ChangeLog.
We hope you enjoy playing PokerTH.

Posted by Felix Hammer 2006-10-17

PokerTH 0.2.1 released

True to the Unix-motto: "Release Early, Release Often" we released 0.2.1. Its a Bugfix-Release that fixes a freeze which should appear average all 52 rounds. It was a Problem with random-number-generation.

Posted by Felix Hammer 2006-10-04

PokerTH 0.2 released

Today we released PokerTH Version 0.2. Now you can play all: Preflop, Flop, Turn and River. For this new Version we also shipped Linux and Windows binaries.
And now: "Have Fun!"

Posted by Felix Hammer 2006-10-04