Tennis Elbow Manager 2 - Early Version Comments

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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 - Early Version Comments

Postby manutoo » 07 Nov 2018, 10:10

MichaelTA,
1) 2) 3) 5) I couldn't reproduce any of these issues. Could you manually save before each match and then send me that saved game if the following match presents any issue ?
But 1st, rename your "C:\Program Files (x86)\Tennis Elbow Manager 2\Tennis.ini" to "Tennis-bak.ini" (or the .ini of your Profile if you have created one), because the SubBuild 2018.10.23 could have corrupted it, leading to many strange issues. Doing so will reset your settings but not lose your saved games.

4) I just checked and it was working as designed, but there was a flaw : the CPU only aims for a side when doing a normal strike (ie: not an acceleration), but if the CPU checks 1st if it's safe to do an acceleration, decides it's not, then switch to a normal strike, he wasn't checking the aiming side at all. It happens relatively often with the normal setting, and if you had maxed out the Attack bar, then it was happening very often.
It'll be fixed in the next update.

PS: I put back the screenshots in the good order :P

EDIT:
5) I think I found the cause of this bug : when the Form Of Day was positive instead of negative, it was then corrupted and gave a very negative Form of Day ; I'll upload an update in a little while... :fear:

Also, the bugs you get may because of your settings. I tried to view CPU vs CPU 3D match, both with and without preview but it worked normally (ie: no crash).
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 - Early Version Comments

Postby MichaelTA » 07 Nov 2018, 20:29

Sent an Email, but the only bug I could reproduce was no.3 from before

1) After renaming the tennis.ini and starting the game, it seems the camera is also reset. That's not a problem except I can't find any way to reset it other than on the match statistics screen when I view a 3D match. I also can't find a way to get rid of the split screen at all, but I haven't looked in the new tennis.ini file.

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2) Save M is before a doubles match. It views for me as a singles match in 3D.

3) I've noticed that I can still coach my player in a 3D match if my coach didn't travel with them. Is this intentional?

4) In the audio settings menu, I can increase/decrease the grunt or crowd volumes by clicking on either side of the row that spans the width of the screen.

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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 - Early Version Comments

Postby manutoo » 08 Nov 2018, 11:30

MichaelTA,
1) Your camera should not be like that with a re-created Tennis.ini, nor split-screen be turned on except in a match with 2 players controlled by a user (ie: in the Training Club).
I tried to remove my Tennis.ini and the resulting camera was the default camera. So something mysterious is going on here... :fear:
Could you remove the Tennis.ini again, launch the game, a match, then close the game and send me the resulting System.log ?
EDIT: you can change the camera at any time during a match by pressing Esc to see the In-Game menu, then click Camera

2) I got your saved game and started the doubles and got a doubles match like expected. I removed my Tennis.ini and started again and got a doubles match again.
I'm afraid there's a strange bug lurking around and it might occur only in a special case.
You don't have any Mod, right ? (Player & Tour base Mod are harmless, but a menu mod could give issue like this)
If you start this match, you still get a singles ? If yes, could you start it now, close the game, and send me the resulting System.log, in case the engine noticed some error ?

3) I actually didn't give any thought to that... :P
Now that you made me think about it, I'm not sure what to do about it. Maybe I'll raise a bit the penalty of coaching the player if the coach isn't here (nor an assistant). But I think it'd lower the fun too much to completely turn it off, right ? :thinking:

4) This is actually a new feature..! :blackeye:
I think it's faster and more convenient. You can interact with most settings by clicking on their background.
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 - Early Version Comments

Postby MichaelTA » 08 Nov 2018, 20:09

I tried reinstalling the game and bugs 1 and 2 seem to have fixed themselves. My only guess is that SubBuild 2018.10.23 corrupted something else other than the tennis.ini.

1) As for the coach not being there for a match, maybe you could allow the tactics to be set before a match only rather than during the match? Realistically it would be like not receiving hand signals during a match.

2) Is the music meant to be playing during a 3D match? Just wandering because it only played in a match in TE2013 when in a menu, rather than during points.

3) Could you add the option to choose the 1st server in each set in doubles? It's quite common for one of the players to have far less success on serve so it would help out with strategising. Even if the option would just be in 3D for now, it would be a nice feature.

4) As for the menu options, could you disable the pressing of the background right beside the option itself because I have mispressed quite a few times by being a few pixels above/below/beside the box, for example:

TEM2_000.jpg

Could you also make it slightly clearer where in the row changes the setting to the left or right? Just a cosmetic thing that will help distinguish where does what, and it will also make it clearer that this feature exists as opposed to accidentally stumbling upon it.

For example:

TEM2_002.jpg

Obviously it doesn't look perfect, just showing you what I mean (you don't have to like it by the way).
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 - Early Version Comments

Postby manutoo » 09 Nov 2018, 10:31

MichaelTA,
0) Good news ! :)

2) The Coaching interface acts like a menu and thus it was playing the menu music, but I hadn't noticed coz I usually test without music... :sweat:
It'll be fixed for the next update ! :yes:

3) I noted it down for later :blackeye:

4) I just made it so once you have moused over the slider, it won't use the background focus till you moved a bit away

1) & 5) I'll wait for other user feedback to see what to do that this :)


EDIT:
Topic locked as the Early version is in the past and now we're at the Beta version => topic11-30536.php :yes:
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