Full Tilt Updates Software, Fixes Mac Issues

Date: 2009-09-19
Author: Dan Cypra

Crashes, disperse of yourself! Recently, Full Tilt Poker released an update that fixed a problem arising from Mac users experiencing crashes at login. Text found on the popular online poker forum PocketFives.com posted by “ftpdoug” reads, “Please let us know if this is still happening. We believe all of the issues that were causing this problem have been resolved.” With Ultimate Bet recently rolling out a Mac version, it seems that the competition for the Mac marketplace may soon be heating up. On top of its game, Full Tilt seems to be heading any setbacks off at the pass.

Other login issues that were addressed as part of the Full Tilt update included a “severe lag” accessing the login screen. However, the representative of the popular online poker site cautioned, “We've disabled (for Full Tilt Poker only) the proxy settings in the ‘LAN Settings’ dialog so nobody should be seeing this lag any more. It does mean that if you do use a proxy to connect to the internet, some parts of the game will be inaccessible.” These include the FTP Store, the deposit screen, and the withdrawal screen. To remedy the situation, Full Tilt Poker users can visit "Use system proxy configuration" and restart the client.

It’s always fun signing onto an online poker site, finding a game, and then sitting down only to be dealt only one card face down or no hole cards at all. Bugs like these experienced by Full Tilt Poker users have allegedly been fixed in the recent update, leading to what will likely be a pain-free experience for users. Other fixes were made to correct tables not popping up for several users. On PocketFives.com, ftpdoug noted, “We've made a couple of changes to the table coming to front code. If you were having problems before, let us know if this is working better for you now.”

Full Tilt’s major backend overhaul sent many of the major online poker software programs into a tailspin. Several are still out of operation, including PlayerGPS. A representative of the buddy list software told PokerSoftware.com that a fix is in the works, potentially in the next week. Meanwhile, TableNinjaFT remains available in beta mode and offers a full range of hotkeys. Many data mining programs, including HandHQ, appear to be back online and offering downloadable hand history bundles in full force for Full Tilt Poker.

In the thread featuring replies to ftpdoug’s announcement, several users experienced setbacks trying to download the update, including one user who claimed that the following error message popped up: "Problem decompressing archive, please try again later." Sound cutting out was also reported, as were problems with Flash. However, players are still competing in droves on the online poker site, which is entering the final days of its Mini Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS).

Every update issued by Full Tilt affects thousands of players. According to PokerScout.com, which ranks online poker room traffic, Full Tilt Poker is the second largest site worldwide with a seven-day running average of 16,600 real money ring game players. At its peak, over 23,000 cash game players placate the site. That’s the definition of “critical mass” and the site boasts a healthy stable of pros that includes 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) November Nine member Phil Ivey, Durrrr Challenge participant Patrik Antonius, and fan favorite Gus Hansen.

Many of the programs we’ve reviewed here on PokerSoftware.com are compatible with Full Tilt Poker, including the massive tracking and analysis software Holdem Manager and PokerTracker.

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