How to configure the application?

There are two ways of configuring: using the Configuration Wizard and manually. The first way is preferred for those who just learn the tool and its features, because it allows to complete the configuration process in a user-friendly questions and answers interface. The Configuration Wizard will automatically appear on the first launch of the application. After you have finished using it, you can check and change options manually using the options window. In case of configuring manually, you can use tooltips that show up on mouse cursor hovering on an option. In order to see tooltips, make sure that Show tooltips option at the User interface page is checked.

Using the Configuration Wizard

You can launch the Wizard:

  • in the authentication window by clicking the corresponding icon

  • in the main control window by clicking the corresponding icon

  • in the options window by pressing Run Wizard button

The Configuration Wizard is a set of pages with questions you have to answer. In order to proceed to the next page, press Next button (Enter), to return back to the previous page — Back (Escape). In order to exit the Wizard after you have finished using it, press Close button. Also, you can stop the Wizard by pressing Cancel, no changes will be saved in this case.

The following keys can be used for quick answer selection:

  • Y/N — “Yes” and “No” answers at pages with two possible answers;
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0 — select corresponding option, or control slider;
  • , , , — transition between options;
  • Space — select/switch option;
  • +/ — control slider.

Manually

You can manually configure the application in the options window, which can be opened by pressing Options button in the main control window.

Mode of operation

Open the Search criteria page to specify the mode of operation.

If you want to manually look for games with weak players using SharkScope:

  • select Manual search in the drop-down list;
  • disable option Browse tournaments automatically at the Automation page if you want the program to automatically go through the list of tournaments and show you statistics;
  • enable option Browse tournaments automatically at the Automation page and option Review tournaments at the Tournament review page if you want to manually select tournaments in the lobby;
  • check the following pages for more settings:
    • Easy opponents;
    • Tough opponents;
    • Tournament review;
    • SharkScope;
    • Filters;
    • Player classes;
    • Custom stats;
    • Player database;
    • Displayed stats;
    • Stat highlighting.

If you want SharkyScanner to just register you in all tournaments:

  • select Any tournament;
  • check Browse tournaments automatically and Register automatically options at the Automation page.

If you want SharkyScanner to auto-color players it meets in lobby by their SharkScope stats:

  • select No search in the drop-down list;
  • check Browse tournaments automatically option at the Automation page;
  • check the following pages for more settings:
    • Easy opponents;
    • Tough opponents;
    • SharkScope;
    • Filters;
    • Player classes;
    • Custom stats;
    • Player database;
  • check this FAQ section for more information.
Automation

Automation parameters define when the application should act without user's participation. Open the Automation page.

If you want SharkyScanner to automatically search for a suitable tournament, enable Browse tournaments automatically option. In this case the application will control poker client to browse from on tournament to another cyclically scanning all tournaments in the list.

If you want SharkyScanner to automatically register you in a suitable tournament, enable Register automatically option. In this case the application will control poker client to complete the tournament registration process.

In order to enable automatic rematch function in Heads-Up games, open the Heads-Up rematch page.

Select Accept or Decline option for automatic processing or Disable if you want to accept or decline rematch manually.

Session parameters and scan completion

You can set the number of simultaneously played tables, the number of games in session and the duration of session at the Session page. Session is considered as completed if the total number of the games you have played and the number of the games you are registered in reached the specified number, or the time given for the session expired. If session is completed, SharkyScanner stops looking for games.

You can specify additional scan-related conditions at the Safety page.

Configuring SharkScope

Browse to the SharkScope page.

Use Enable SharkScope function option for enabling and disabling SharkScope function. Please note that in case of disabled option, you will have the possibility of viewing SharkScope stats that have been obtained and saved to the local database before.

Simultaneous searches number parameter sets the maximum number of SharkScope stats requests being processed at the same time. In order to reduce the consumption of searches, decrease the value of this parameter. In order to improve the speed of obtaining players' stats and finding weak ones, increase the value.

Enabling Request profit graph if available option allows to obtain player's profit graph along with his stats. If you are not going to view graphs, disable this option necessarily, because it can significantly reduce the time of requesting stats.

Obtained stat currency option defines the currency used to obtain player's stats. Please note that search criteria containing “Av. profit”, “Av. stake”, “Profit”, “Stake”, “Cashes”, “Best 100 streak”, “Best 500 streak”, “Worst 100 streak”, “Worst 500 streak”, “Rake” and “Required bankroll” parameters depends on the selected currency, because all numbers which are compared with those parameters will be in the specified currency.

At the Filters and the Player classes pages, you can create new, modify and delete already existing SharkScope filters and player classes.

In order to create new filter/class, press +, to modify existing filter/class, select it in the list and press pencil button, to delete a filter/class, use x button.

You can select SharkScope filter used to obtain stats by clicking an appropriate icon in the main control window.

Displayed SharkScope stats

You can view players' stats in the main control window. In order to select displayed parameters and specify their color schemas, use the Displayed stats and the Stat highlighting pages respectively.

Other settings

SharkyScanner has a great number of settings that allow to fine-tune it for your needs. Here's a short summary of settings you can find on different pages:

  • Session — here you specify table limit and session parameters;
  • Easy opponents — here you specify criteria for players you would like to play with;
  • Tough opponents — here you specify criteria for players you wouldn't like to play against;
  • Tournament review — settings for tournament review during auto-browsing of the tournament list;
  • Priorities — allows to specify tournament priorities;
  • Notification — settings for visual/audio notification on a suitable tournament spotting or a start of a tournament after auto-registered in it;
  • Tournaments — limitation of played tournaments and auto-registration by scan mode, tournaments type, players number, buy-in, speed and description of a tournament;
  • Custom stats — creation of SharkScope stat parameters calculated according to the formula of other parameters;
  • Search saving mode — allows to reduce consumption of SharkScope searches;
  • Player database — adjustment of update period for SharkScope stats;
  • User interface — language selection and visual settings for the application interface;
  • HUD — SharkyScanner HUD settings;
  • Hotkeys — assignment of key shortcuts for certain actions;
  • Account — authentication settings;
  • Updates — software update settings;
  • Proxy — settings for connection using proxy-server;
  • Advanced options — the rest of the settings which, as a rule, shouldn't be modified;
  • Tools — various helpful tools.