While writing a paper about a card game I come across An experimental LaTeX Poker Package, which allows cards symbols. It looks perfect for my needs.

However when adding \usepackage{poker} I get the following error:

LaTeX Error: File `poker.sty' not found. The compiler cannot find the file you want to include. Make sure that you have uploaded the file and specified the file location correctly.

A follow-up question:

After following your advices, I placed pst-poker.sty in the Overleaf folder and used \usepackage{pst-poker}, however, when I write \Qh, \Ks, \fiveh, \ninec I get enter image description here


As stated at Getting pst-poker to work, I had to change Overleaf's compiler to XeLaTeX, this is done at: Menu > Settings > Compiler.

Note: ArXiv do not accept XeLaTeX-compile-papers. I had to remove that package and change to a pdfLatex compiler before submitting to arXiv.

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    Try download this and upload it on your project: web.mit.edu/foley/games/Arcadia/sr/poker/poker.sty – koleygr Mar 6 '19 at 13:46
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    Note that there is a later package called pst-poker which is based on the package you found, and this newer package is on CTAN. – Marijn Mar 6 '19 at 13:53
  • Can you post the full code that gives you this? Then I can try what comes out on my my PC. – sheß Mar 6 '19 at 23:35
  • Sounds a bit as if you only copied the sty-file, but not the auxiliary files (images) as suggested by @Marjin's comment under my answer. But wihtout a MWE it's hard to tell for us. If the follow-up question begins to evolve into it's own question, please consider opening a new question. – sheß Mar 7 '19 at 8:38
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    I stand corrected. Your follow-up question is a duplicate of this: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/420242/… – sheß Mar 7 '19 at 8:54

Overleaf uses TeX Live 2016 (https://www.overleaf.com/learn/how-to/What_packages_do_you_support%3F). The poker package is not part of TeX Live 2016

But you can upload any packages to overleaf as part of your project (How to add a package in overleaf).

For this you'd need to download the.sty-file as suggested by @koleygr, from web.mit.edu/foley/games/Arcadia/sr/poker/poker.sty and place it in the right folder in your Overleaf project

  • It looks like they are upgrading: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/477874/… – Phelype Oleinik Mar 6 '19 at 13:49
  • Good to know. Though this is not going to affect the (non-)availability of poker.sty. Is it? – sheß Mar 6 '19 at 13:51
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    Probably not, as neither TeXLive 2018 has it. However it looks like pst-poker was introduced in 2017 :) (oh, Marijn just said that :) – Phelype Oleinik Mar 6 '19 at 13:54
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    Note that poker.sty loads some images for the playing cards, so you need those files as well. You can probably get those images from pst-poker, and use them with poker.sty, since the pst-poker is based on poker.sty. – Marijn Mar 6 '19 at 13:56

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