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Pokerstars under Singnet BB: Fix for Error -2/-83

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:45 pm
by mudspot
Fellow Kakis,

finally the answer.

[Background -]
After a default installation of Pokerstars, Singnet broadband users will encounter the error -2/-83 when they try to click on the "Pokerstars" icon. In one of my previous posts, I recommended changing the icon executable from PokerstarsUpdate.exe to Pokerstars.exe.... this allows us to run the Pokerstars software. However, the impact is that the software will not be updated (not without a new installation anyway).

The error -2/-83 is due to a misconfiguration on Singnet Broadband's proxy servers.

If you are a Mac user, there is only PokerstarsUpdate. There is no equivalent of Pokerstars.exe.

The solution is to set Pokerstars to use the proxy server for dialups instead. It will be slightly slower on first connecting. After connection, the performance will be the same.

[Solution]
Windows user
1. Go to C:\Program Files\Pokerstars\
2. Edit user.ini
3. Add the following section
[Connect]
httpproxy=proxy.singnet.com.sg:8080
httpsproxy=proxy.singnet.com.sg:8080
4. Save the file.


That's it.

Mudspot
PS. for those who use the "remove update" method. Please put back the "update".
PPS. Please report your success/failures.

Re: Pokerstars under Singnet BB: Fix for Error -2/-83

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:09 pm
by mudspot
For Kakis using the Mac OSX version of the Pokerstars software, the file to edit is ~/Library/Preferences/com.pokerstars.user.ini

add the section (in all SMALL caps)

[connect]
httpproxy=proxy.singnet.com.sg:8080
httpsproxy=proxy.singnet.com.sg:8080