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Application Details:

Version: 3.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.40

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download PokerTracker v3.00 beta 22

Test Results

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What works

installs OK, using the how-to from

What does not

The application will not start under wine, as of beta 11. Beta 10 still works for me as did all other beta that I tested.


When I start the app I get a dialog box that says:


For security purposes, this program will not run while system debuggers are active. Please remove or disable the system debugger before trying to run this program again.


The command line messages are:

$ wine PokerTracker.exe
fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000001): partial stub.
fixme:reg:RegSetKeySecurity :(0x7c,4,0x399f58): stub


I have communicated with the lead developer who informs me that beta 11 was the first version that had the copy protection software installed. That software is "Software Passport." which apparently also uses the name Amadillo.

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Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 09 20101.1.40Yes Yes Bronzegenjix 
ShowGentoo LinuxJan 11 20101.1.35Yes Yes SilverMarkus 
ShowMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"Nov 11 20091.1.32Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 18 20091.1.23Yes Yes BronzeHubert 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 17 20081.1.10Yes No GarbageHubert 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25834 Adobe Reader X and XI cannot open in Protected Mode due to advapi32.dll CreateRestrictedToken being a stub NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO make postgreSQL working with WineHQ for PokerTracker
  1. Install postgresql under linux, using appropriate method
    • Under Debian/Ubuntu, it would be #apt-get install postgresql postgresql-client
  2. Create a new prosgresql user
    • #su
    • #su postgres
    • #creatuser -P username          (-P to set a password)
    • #exit & #exit                            (exit su, come back to normal user)
  3. Wine stuff
    • #wget
    • #chmod +x winetricks            (to execute the script)
    • #./ winetricks fakeie6
    • #./winetricks mdac28
  4. Install Windows Postgresql driver
    • go to
    • Choose Msi
    • Choose the "good" file and Download it, in my case I chose
    • Unzip
    • #wine msiexec /i psqlodbc.msi
  5.  Done ! you can now launch PokerTracker3
WARNING : Wine Version

Windows version has to be Windows2000 to work properly

Otherwise, you my encounter bug #13178 

See this link to get the HUD working with PT3
Splash Screen locks application
PokerTracker3 will not start until the splash screen has been minimised. on KDE I right click the titlebar or any other window -> Advanced -> Special Window Settings click Window tab click Detect Window Properties button and select the splashscreen then go to Geometry tab and select the Minimised checkbox and click Force. Now PT3 should work fine from now on If you don't use KDE I think you can use wmctrl command line utility instead.
Splash Screen locks application
on KDE i right click the titlebar or any other window -> Advanced -> Special Window Settings click Window tab click Detect Window Properties button and select the splashscreen then go to Geometry tab and select the Minimised checkbox and click Force. Now PT3 should work fine from now on if you dont use KDE i think you can use wmctrl command line utility instead.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

splash fix
by Mark on Thursday March 3rd 2011, 20:48
you all are gunna feel stupid...but just delete the spash picture in pokertracker 3
RE: splash fix
by Nicoco on Thursday January 12th 2012, 18:23
Excellent !
It wouldn't run before I deleted that file
Status of PokerTracker 3's HUD
by Christoff on Wednesday May 5th 2010, 8:29

I got PT3 installed in Ubuntu 10.4, working great except for the HUD.

Any tips on how to get the HUD working in wine?

Is there a way I could help to make it work?

HUD on Linux
by genjix on Saturday November 28th 2009, 5:57
Hello all,

There is a way to get the HUD working on Linux.
Poker tracker cant create database
by Marcelo Ricatti on Monday October 26th 2009, 14:58
Hi Im having this problem when trying to create the DB...

Unable to create PostgreSQL database: PT3 DB
Reason: Unable to execute query: CREATE DATABASE "PT3 DB" WITH TEMPLATE = template0 ENCODING = 'SQL_ASCII';; Reason: Fatal Error (ERROR: encoding SQL_ASCII does not match locale en_GB.UTF-8 DETAIL: The chosen LC_CTYPE setting requires encoding UTF8. )

Anybody knows how can I fix this? ...Thanks
RE: Poker tracker cant create database
by Nicoco on Thursday January 12th 2012, 17:28
fixed this by logging in postgresql with a the postgres user
Minimize code
by TL on Tuesday June 2nd 2009, 4:23
wmctrl -r "PokerTracker" -b toggle,skip_taskbar

You can install wmctrl and run it when PokerTracker starts with the gray screen - it will create a taskbar bject for it, so you can minimize and maximize it.

Anyone getting close to getting the HUD running? I'm still at the monocolored-overlay stage :/
get it working
by genjix on Wednesday May 27th 2009, 10:19

i made a post about it here

been working for me fine for 2 months now
Splash screen
by Daniel on Monday December 15th 2008, 13:22
I followed the instructions and everything went fine. I setup the database but when the application starts it gets stuck showing a gray square instead of the splash screen.
I manage to activate logging editing the config and PokerTracker.log shows that it successfully loads everything and connects to the database (and postgres shows 4 idle connections) but never goes pass that.
I tried using version 1.0.1 and 1.1.10 with no luck. any ideas?
RE: Splash screen
by Marcelo Ricatti on Tuesday October 27th 2009, 9:02
I have the same problem... i dont know what to do either :(
Can't get it to work
by Sven on Sunday December 7th 2008, 5:00
Hello I'm running Wine 1.1.9 under a Fedora 10 "Cambridge"
When I try to connect to the database under PokerTracker (at the invite screen) I get an error message "Unable to connect to database"

Under my Fedora with postgresql, I have no problem to connect the database with \c databasename.

Though I have followed your how-to, I don't understand why it doesn't work
Problem importing duplicates
by Volle on Monday September 8th 2008, 17:24
Hi! Does anyone else have a problem when starting import of files that already have been imported? I think that normally Pokertracker should just count the hands as duplicated and process the next hands and/or files.

But unfortunately for me it hangs without a possibility to stop the import. Only "kill PokerTracker.exe" helps.

The "PokerTracker.log" fills up with lines telling me something about the "Unique-Constraint »thhs-unique_hand_no«", which is clear. But PokerTracker obviously doesn't try to process the next hand after that but retries to read the same one again and again instead.

I have to say that i didn't use the MSI-files mentioned here for ODBC, because the PokerTracker worked with my normal postgreSQL-Installation out of the box.

Does anyone know what to do here? May the ODBC-thing be a problem here?

RE: Problem importing duplicates
by Volle on Monday March 16th 2009, 19:33
Hi all!

Just in case that somebody else is getting this problem too:

I managed to get rid of it just by commenting out the 4 locale-settings in postgresql.conf, namely

# lc_messages =
# lc_monetary =
# lc_numeric =
# lc_time =


After doing so, duplicates are identified correctly and the next hands are processed.

Good luck at the tables ;)
postgresql locale
by matt on Monday August 11th 2008, 20:27
Hey all,

I found it necessary to set the server's locale as C in order for pokertracker to create the database and run.

The command I used:

initdb -D [datadir] --locale=C
HUD does not work
by ekze on Sunday July 20th 2008, 14:48
I am trying to use HUD in PokerStars, but nothing happens when i join the table....
Any idea how to make it work?
RE: HUD does not work
by Volle on Monday August 25th 2008, 9:27
Did you set your Language to English?

I had problems with the HUD in Tourneys, while Cashgames worked nicely. Seems that PT3 uses the window names to locate the tables. So if the window names are not in English, it can't find the tables. And if you'd also like to import tournament results, you have to set you email-language to English, too.

Good luck with both PokerTracker and Poker itself! ;)

Greetings, Volker
Error when PT3 tries to create a new DB
by Duane Dibley on Thursday May 22nd 2008, 4:41
I am running Ubuntu 8.04 with WINE 1.0rc-1.

I followed the instructions to install PT V3.00.2, and I got it to connect to my PostgreSQL database when it first launches, but then I run into the following error:

Unable to create PostgreSQL database: PT3 DB
Reason: Unable to execute query: CREATE DATABASE "PT3 DB" WITH TEMPLATE = template0 ENCODING = 'SQL_ASCII';; Reason: Fatal Error (ERROR: permission denied to create database )

Can anybody tell me how to fix this?
RE: Error when PT3 tries to create a new DB
by Feydreva on Friday May 23rd 2008, 14:51
When you create a user for postgresql
#creatuser -P username (-P to set a password)

it asks you several questoin about this user, and one of them is if this user can create databases.
Did you answer yes ?

Otherwise, i assume you need to change postgresql user rights. (so it can create db). I'm sure you will find on google how to do that.
(or create a new user)
PT3 beta9 crash
by ray on Tuesday April 29th 2008, 20:46
Hi all--

I just tried the pokertracker 3 beta 9 on wine version 0.9.58. It showed the main window and then crashed with this error:

wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0x4879d2 (thread 0029), starting debugger...
(then a long debugger dump)

I am running a fully patched Fedora 8, with Gnome. Everything else that I run under wine is still OK. All my other attempts at running pokertracker 3 betas have been successful, though the HUD has been flakey.

has anyone else seen this?
has anyone successfully run beta 9?

thanks in advance