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Warning: do not activate triggers in real-money mode unless you are absolutely sure that you have read the manual and understood the meaning of every trigger field. If you experience problems with getting to grips with triggered betting, please contact technical support at email@example.com.
Before you begin
Before you start thinking of triggers, think of what you want to do with those triggers. The whole triggered betting thing may seem too complicated if you don't have any particular goals. X-Feeder is a software for implementing betting strategies, so before you create your first trigger, you need to have that strategy. It can be very simple, consisting of just one bet, or quite sophisticated, involving various staking plans.
You need to spend some time on formulating your objective. What do you want to do? In what game? If you want to bet, then on what selections? What should be the parameters of the bet(s)?
Try to divide your inner thoughts into distinct sentences. Let's try to do it together.
Let's create our first trigger that will perform the following action:
Back on the current selection in HiLo if there is only one card left higher or lower than the last dealt card. For example, in the beginning of the game it can be a king or 3. The bet should be placed at the current best price, and the amount will be defined by the default back amount.
Ok, let's break the description of this simple strategy into several main parts:
What to do? Back.
In what channel? HiLo
In what type of market? Main Bets.
How often should it bet? It can be in every round, if the cards are eligible
When to start betting? In the second round (when the first card is dealt).
What selection should it bet on? On the next selection that is available for betting in the game. In HiLo this selection always has the lowest price, so it is actually "the favourite" that the program will always bet on.
What are the properties of the bet? Amount = default back amount, price = best price.
When, on what conditions should the program bet? If the number of higher or lower HiLo cards left in the deck is equal to 1.
Now we are ready to open the triggers window.
At first it does not have anything but the buttons in the top of the screen. There is also a panel titled "Add / Delete Constants", but we don't need it for the moment.
Click on the "Add Block" button to add the first trigger block. Triggers are grouped in blocks for easier manipulation.
You can rename this block to "My first block" or anything else, for better reference.
Then click on the "Add Trigger" button in the block's panel.
A new trigger box will be added to the bottom of the block.
It contains various fields that we need to fill in. We will use our short "questionnaire".
First of all, the action: the trigger must back, so we'll choose "back" from the drop-down list next to "Action".
The channel is selected by default, we must choose it either to "All HiLo" or "HILO STANDARD" or "HILO TURBO". Let's apply this trigger to both standard and turbo channels, so we'll choose "All HiLo".
Then comes the type of market, which we choose from the drop-down list next to the channel. It is already selected by default, so we don't change anything there.
Now, the question to the answer "how often to bet" should be selected from the drop-down list next to "repeat action". We want the program to possibly bet in every round, so we choose "once per round".
Then come the round settings. We want to bet starting from round 2, so we choose "no sooner than in round 2".
Now we need to specify the selections. We already know that the program must bet on the favourite, so we select this option from the list.
The amount and price are easy to set: just choose "default back" for "Amount" and "current best" for "Price".
Here is how the trigger should look by now:
But we still need to stipulate the conditions of the trigger. We remember that the number of higher or lower cards in HiLo must be equal to 1. In order to edit the list of conditions, click on the "Edit Conditions" link.
A new window will open. It will contain only three buttons, one of which, specifically "Add Condition" we must press.
A set of controls for a new condition will be created. The description of condition fields is given in this chapter. We will skip it and just fill the conditions in the way we need.
The first control is not active, because it is the first condition. So we proceed to the second field. Click on it and choose "HiLo Cards Left" from the drop-down list.
The second field will immediately offer the following options:
That's what we need. Choose "Lower" (together with the previous field it now reads "HiLo Cards Left Lower").
Then in the remaining fields select "is equal to" and "1".
Good, this starts making sense. The first condition is ready. But the bet can also be placed if the number of higher cards is equal to 1. So we need a second condition. Press the "Add Condition" button again and fill the fields in the following way:
Now be sure to press "Save Conditions" and close the window.
You will see that the window with the conditions will be updated.
In fact our trigger is ready to go. Press "Save Triggers" and close the triggers window.
Now you need to start a HiLo channel to see how the trigger will be working. Switch to the "HiLo Turbo" tab and press on the "Start" button to see the cards and prices.
At first you may not notice anything, because until there is the right situation in the game, the trigger is invisible. But as soon as a suitable card gets dealt, you'll see our trigger in action:
The bet was placed just in time: there is only one card lower than 3 in the deck. The details of the bet are given in the bottom of the screen. You can see that the message box says: the bet was placed by Trigger "New Trigger...." - that's the name of the trigger we've just created.
Now you are ready to proceed to the next chapters of the manual.