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Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 13 May 2020, 12:27

Hello,

here the version 1.0b of TEM2 ; it's bringing the game to a final state. ie: there shouldn't be any important feature missing, nor any obvious flaw. The game shall still be improved from your feedback over the years, though..! :)

Demo :
- Windows : https://www.managames.com/predownload_e ... M2_f1b.exe
- MacOs : https://www.managames.com/predownload_e ... ac_f1b.pkg (still not updated to v1.0b ; it should come within a few days ; this note will be updated when it's done ; EDIT: done !)
- Linux : https://www.managames.com/predownload_e ... ux_f1b.zip

Comments :
Comments go there so the changelog will be easier to follow : topic11-32457.php

2020-04 - TEM2 - New Scoreboard & Matchboard.jpg


Version 1.0b - SubBuild 2020.5.13:

New Features :
- Tour bases : Players & their rankings updated to the end of 2019
- Tour bases : added 1 week of grass between the French Slam & the UK Slam
- Junior Tour : added the Grade D tournament level, which should make it much easier to win a few matches during the 1st Junior year and maybe win a couple of tournaments on the 2nd year (if it's not the case, please report it !)
- Legacy Base Support : the game can now load saved games using previous versions of the official Tour bases, so you should never lose your saved game again when updating
- Players : fictional players now will mostly get fictional names instead of recycled names from the player base

Bug Fixes :
- Tour bases : many low ranked players had some years off and thus on some years a few qualies draws could miss a few players
- Tournament : fixed a crash when loading a saved game containing a draw with bye vs bye matches (ie: when there were not enough players)

Notes :
- Previous ChangeLog is here : topic11-31790.php
- switching from a saved game using the legacy Tour bases to creating a new game (which will always use the new Bases) might be buggy in some cases ; I tested the ones I thought of, but I may have forgotten some. So if the game crashes during such a phase, try to explain what you did just before :fear:
- please report if the Junior is still too hard ; it is now very easily tunable, so I just need some feedback if it's required :yes:
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 16 May 2020, 19:24

SubBuild 2020.5.16:

New Features :
- Tournament : 2 new victory cups
- Modding : can put pictures for the players ; to do so, add a line like this in the Players.ini for each player :
Code: Select all
Photos         =   Federer_HS, 64, 64; Federer, 98, 158, 1.6

And then put the photos in "Mods\MySuperMod\Menu\Art\PlayerPhotos\ATP" (or WTA for women). The pictures can be in .png (favorite format), .tga, or .jpg.
For your coached players, you can put text files in "PlayerPhotos\ATP", named "Player1.txt" for your 1st Coached player, and "Player2.txt" for the 2nd one and so on. Content of the file is only, for example :
Code: Select all
Player1_HS, 64, 64; Player1, 120, 160, 1.6

The format for the photo list is : <Headshot picture details> ; <Body picture details>
The headshot is a small picture visible in the Rankings & Draws ; the body is a big picture visible in the Charsheet, the Activity screen and the Travel screen.
The body photo is visible in the Charsheet only if you add the following line under [Menu], in your Tennis.ini : (HowTo => topic19-32161.php )
CharsheetPhoto = 1
The format for each photo description is : <Filename without extension>, <Width>, <Height> [, <SizeScale>]
Width & Height are the size of your original photo. SizeScale is the coefficient to bring that scale to the correct size for the game ; the default height for the body is 256 and for the headshot is 64.
Ideally, you should scale your photos to power-of-2 size ; eg; if your body photo is 350x600, then you resize it to 256x512, so it'll be faster to load, then you describe it like this :
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MyBodyPhoto, 350, 600, 0.42

600 * 0.42 = 252 => about default height. If you put a bigger scale, the photo will be bigger on the screen.
So it's equivalent to write this :
Code: Select all
MyBodyPhoto, 147, 252


Bug Fixes :
- New Game : fixed a crash when starting a new game while the current game uses the legacy Tour bases
- 3D Match : the skid sounds weren't played ! :shock:
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 17 May 2020, 06:24

SubBuild 2020.5.17:

Bug Fixes :
- Load/Save : fixed another crash when loading a legacy base game while the current game uses the new Tour bases (and possibly vice-versa :fear: )
- Load/Save : all legacy base saved games were marked as invalid when you had modded your Tour bases
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 21 May 2020, 12:47

SubBuild 2020.5.21:

New Features :
- Modding : add the TE2009 Net, so TE2013 Mods using it & changing its texture will work with TEM2 ; you have to specify its use in GameSys.ini , though, by adding this line, under [Game] :
DefaultNet = Net2009

Bug Fixes :
- Statistics : doubles historic for CPU players could be wrong, leading to wrong reports
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 22 May 2020, 12:36

SubBuild 2020.5.22:

Bug Fixes :
- Loading : games saved with the old bases could be marked invalid
- 3D Match : the vertical ball shadow could disappear
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 23 May 2020, 11:03

SubBuild 2020.5.23:

Bug Fixes :
- Loading : going into the load screen could corrupt your current on-going game :sweat:
- 3D Match : the player animation while bouncing the ball could be jerking
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 28 May 2020, 08:36

SubBuild 2020.5.28:

Bug Fixes :
- Player Base : some players had incorrect names
- Player Base : some doubles specialists weren't Volleyer nor All Court Attacker
- 3D Match : the tooltip for the Energy bar was incorrect
- Replay : the rackets were mispositionned in step by step mode

Notes :
- MacOS version updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 29 May 2020, 10:26

SubBuild 2020.5.29:

Bug Fixes :
- Loading : the Save/Load menu could corrupt the currently loaded Tour bases
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 31 May 2020, 12:21

SubBuild 2020.5.31:

Bug Fixes :
- Country Cup : the surfaces weren't saved correctly once the encounters were over, leading to issue in the Head To Head & other screens
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 04 Jun 2020, 08:25

SubBuild 2020.6.4:

New Features :
- Trainers : added a sparring partner whose level is #50 world ranking

Changes :
- Motivation : now practicing with a player always raises the motivation, even if it's just a bit, as long as its cap is not reached (currently, it's 60%)
- Motivation : raised the motivation bonus when reaching the last rounds of a tournament whose surface wasn't your player's favorite, but it's still better when the surface is your player's favorite (eg: Power Baseliners prefer hard courts, Defenders clay courts, etc.)

Bug Fixes :
- Motivation : the motivation was lowered instead of raised when you were traveling with 4 team members or more, and it was lowering too much when you didn't have enough team members
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 06 Jun 2020, 06:25

SubBuild 2020.6.6:

Bug Fixes :
- Character Sheet : the game was stuttering when in the Character Sheet menu
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 09 Jun 2020, 06:37

SubBuild 2020.6.9:

Bug Fixes :
- New Game : starting with a Pro player at rank 1000 was giving some ranking points

Notes :
- MacOS version updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 27 Jun 2020, 16:54

Build 37 - SubBuild 2020.6.27:

Changes :
- Tournament Registration : low ranked CPU players didn't register correctly for tournaments, which was making it very hard for the new good players to emerge, so the system got a complete rehaul
- Qualies : now winning a match in qualies always gives ranking points, so low ranked players who never make it out of qualies still get a somewhat meaningful ranking
- 3D Match : the players won't swing in the air anymore when the ball ends in the lower part of the net
- Physics : ball bounce on sliced ball tuned, so it shouldn't be overpowered anymore
- Players : Forehand, Backhand & Service Powers of top players in a very good year will get a bit less up, so it's their other skills that go up more (eg: so the serve doesn't become super fast during such year)
- Players : allow top players to have a bit more easily their skill above 90% (which in turn allow having more skills under 90%)
- Strike : the service speed has been lowered by 5km/h on average, so it's more on par with real-life averages, and it should give a more realistic number of aces for top servers
- 3D Match : topspin & kick serves now do less net clip ; instead, they get sometimes shorter but still pass the net
- Player style : the Counter now rushes the net a bit less often
- Modding : the player's StartRank is now used to determine his strength when he's a Junior, so he'll try to reach his StartRank when he gets to 18 years old (note: if the 1st RankPerYear is better than 100, then the player is becoming a Pro on his starting year)

Bug Fixes :
- 3D Match : the droshop could end too easily in the net
- 3D Match : the player could wrongly choose to do a forehand or backhand volley when the ball was crossed a lot and he was far from it
- Players : top singles players could too easily play in low ranked doubles tournaments
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 29 Jun 2020, 16:14

Build 38 - SubBuild 2020.6.29:

Changes :
- Physics : completely reworked the spin after bounce, as the fix for the sliced bounce lead to having too much topspin on flat serve, making the ball bounce too low ; these new changes also make the topspin strike a bit more effective, as it now bounces a bit higher & deeper, which is welcome :blackeye:

Notes :
- Linux version updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow Manager 2 v1.0b !

Postby manutoo » 18 Jul 2020, 11:28

Build 39 - SubBuild 2020.7.18:

New Features :
- Modding : add this line in your Tennis.ini , under [Menu], to swap the 3D Match & Text Match buttons : (HowTo => topic19-32161.php )
SwapMatchButtons= 1
- Modding : added the "Varela" font
- GUI : the warning when clicking on the "Next Week" button and a player has some training hour lefts now shows the player with the most numbers of hours left

Changes :
- 3D Match : the Button-2 serve speed raised by ~5km/h, so it's same than before the previous build (ie: only the B1+B2 serve speed is significantly lowered)

Bug Fixes :
- GUI : the training-hour-left warning wasn't shown when clicking on the Next Week button within the Character Sheet
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