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Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0

Postby manutoo » 05 Nov 2008, 15:49

Hello,

Here the Changelog for new versions.
Download Link:
http://www.managames.com/download.php?TE2009_fe1.exe [Permanent direct download link to the latest version]

Build 15, November 5th:

Changes :
- Gameplay : max topspin has been lowered by 10% on topspin strike, by 7% on acceleration
- Camera : now it zooms out at the end of point, before the next service start
- Female Tour: A good bunch of female players now have a correct 2 handed backhand instead of a single handed
- AI: CPU will do double faults sometimes, especially when having low Serve Consistency

Bug fixes :
- Having 100% in topspin could lead to too powerful topspin strike
- The "End of Week Qualies" screen doesn't appear anymore when there's no qualif to enter in
- possibility to change double partner (almost) all the time
- if the 3D models can't be loaded, the game will tell you to update your video drivers & then exit instead of crashing
- score is correctly reset when starting a new match in the World Tour ; if this bugs already happened in your Tour, it'll be fixed on the 2nd match you'll do with this new version
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Postby manutoo » 06 Nov 2008, 16:24

Build 16, November 6th:

New Features :
- Information randomly pops up with the number of winners, ace & double faults

Changes :
- gameplay : topspin strike with max topspin is 5km/h faster

Bug Fixes:
- The Ball Preview should work correctly in Doubles
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Postby manutoo » 09 Nov 2008, 09:58

Build 17, November 9th:

New Features :
- Stat Info : Number of Errors randomly displayed

Changes :
- Women World Tour : some skills of women have been raised, coz they were too low for all of them (example: the service power, speed, ...)
- Serve : aiming is reset to center of serve square when releasing all buttons

Bug Fixes:
- AI: sometimes, the volleyer didn't serve-volley when serving near the line
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Postby manutoo » 10 Nov 2008, 11:56

Build 18, November 10th:

Changes :
- Serve : when serving without pressing any button, ball is now a bit faster & longer
- Online : must bounce the ball at least once before to serve, that gives a 3-second delay for the returner to place himself as he wishes

Bug Fixes:
- Online: stats pop up could wrongly display "Double Double #0" or stuff like that
- Danger Zone: it should correctly appear all the time now
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Postby manutoo » 11 Nov 2008, 08:48

Build 19, November 11th:

Changes :
- Online : delay to bounce the ball at least once before to serve reduced by about 50%

Bug Fixes:
- World Tour: crash removed when looking the empty tournament draw list on the 1st week of a new game
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0

Postby manutoo » 17 Nov 2008, 07:01

Build 20, November 17th:

New Features :
- Outfit : 2 new plain color t-shirts, 1 for male, 1 for female (so the outfits of World Tour players have been re-generated)
- Mods : mini-tutorial to add T-shirts & other outfit parts ; more details in "Data/HowToMod.html"
- Mods : it is now possible for Modders to change the camera position (if you created a new court texture) ; more details in "Data/HowToMod.html"

Changes :
- Volley : low volleys should be a bit more effective (ie: faster), and global volley difficulty has been slightly lowered
- 2-Handed strikes : anti-difficulty bonus raised a bit ; ie: you can stand a bit deeper in the Danger Zone before getting precision/speed handicap or missing the ball

Bug Fixes:
- World Tour: removed a crash that could occur when selecting the double partner
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0

Postby manutoo » 24 Nov 2008, 09:41

Build 21, November 24th:

New Features :
- Mods : you can save the new camera position

Changes :
- Gameplay : Acceleration Speed Bonus for shorter players lowered
- Gameplay : Small speed bonus for the normal & topspin strikes when the Top Spin skill is low
- Online : name protection enhanced ; now, only letters & numbers count, all special characters (space, *, !, ?, etc...) won't count to determine if a new nickname is different from other players or not

Bug Fixes:
- World Tour : strike stats are now correctly saved and visible in the "Character Sheet"
- Online : the mouse aiming cursors are now correctly displayed when joining another player's game
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0

Postby manutoo » 04 Dec 2008, 10:36

Build 22, December 4th:

New Features :
- For Modders : press 3 on pad to toggle the custom Camera On/Off (only after have saved it)

Changes :
- Gameplay : when running, lob is pushed in the direction of the run
- World Tour : some top players' ranking tuned for year 2009

Bug Fixes:
- World Tour : ball preview setting is correctly saved & restored
- Last point isn't counted as a fault anymore for the stats
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0

Postby manutoo » 15 Dec 2008, 14:56

Build 23, December 15th:

New Features :
- Stats : strike count is randomly shown for rally lasting 10 strikes or more, and always shown for 30 strikes or more

Changes :
- Gameplay : maximum possible topspin is lowered when you don't center well the ball within the cords
- Gameplay : little speed bonus when you strike a ball of a height around your shoulder ; this bonus is 2 times bigger for the forehand than for the backhand
- Gameplay : slice is faster now, depending of your topspin skill : the lower it is, the faster your slice is
- Physics : the ball rebound has been slightly tuned on fast surfaces (grass & both indoors) ; it's now a bit higher & slower
- Network : chat window isn't displayed anymore when watching the replay once the match is over

Bug Fixes:
- World Tour : yearly stats are correctly shown
- Gameplay : game speed is not too slow anymore on computers whose the CPU's speedstep is activated (it's mainly found on laptop, and is called something like "energy mode", "saving mode", etc...)
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0

Postby manutoo » 29 Dec 2008, 09:48

Build 24, December 29th:

New Features :
- Stat Info : Number of Winners & Errors for Volley FH, Volley BH & Smash randomly displayed
- Animation : players' animation transitions are slightly smoothed ; so it should globally look better, especially now the CPU player shouldn't jerk anymore when finishing to reposition itself

Changes :
- Gameplay : lobs on run are slightly easier to keep in the court
- Gameplay : Incredible difficulty raised a bit
- World Tour : some players tuned

Bug Fixes:
- World Tour : now, in windowed mode, if you exit the game by clicking on the top-right cross, where you are in a menu without the "Exit" button, then the game won't be saved anymore, instead of saving a corrupted state (so you'll lose all progress made since the last automatically saved game)
- World Tour : changing your Ball Preview setting just before a match works and is saved
- World Tour : number of training hours left correctly displayed
- World Tour : when losing on the 1st week of a 2-week tournament, the game advances till the end of the tournament, instead of stopping at end of 1st week
- World Tour : surface streak stats are correctly recorded for all different surfaces, instead of corrupting tournament won & other stats
- World Tour : career strike stats are not reset anymore when exiting & restarting the game
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0

Postby manutoo » 15 Jan 2009, 12:03

Build 25, January 15th:

New Features :
- Gesture: at end of the point, press b1+b2 and Left or Right for Throw your racket, and Up or Down to show a raging 1st ; and victorious player salutes the crowd..! :)
- AI : in Doubles, the CPU player covers the court better when its human partner fails his/her interception at the net

Changes :
- World Tour : some players tuned

Bug Fixes:
- AI : the CPU player uses the topspin strike more correctly depending if the surface is slow or fast
- Stat : Double Fault count is correctly shown when doing a double fault to end the set
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0

Postby CC » 15 Jan 2009, 16:33

Great changes. The gestures are nice. When I was serving and retired, the CPU player waved to the crowd. When the CPU player was serving and I retired, the CPU player did not wave.

There is an abbreviated racket twirl with the fist pump. If possible, could this twirl be added as a gesture, so that we could use this while waiting for serve (such as Roger Federer does). It may interfere with strike preparation, though, so I don't know whether or not it is possible.
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0

Postby Brad1981 » 15 Jan 2009, 17:19

Pretty cool animations. Yea, it would be cool if you could do a racquet twirl.
Also, I think now I am able to modify the CPU's DiffScale and PrecisionScale, correct? If so, was this always disabled in the past? I remember in past builds I was able to change it but it did not reset to 1 and 1. But in the last build, if I changed it, it would always reset to 1 and 1.

Edit: Yes, definitely looks like it's enabled. This fixes my problem of the CPU hitting off center shots that seem to "float" when he has to run to hit a shot. Now all of CPU's shots have weight to them if I set to 0 and 100. Thanks!
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0

Postby jenks10s » 15 Jan 2009, 23:02

a player[*]'s name is spelled wrong

[*] EDITED by ManuTOO
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0

Postby Santiago92 » 16 Jan 2009, 03:03

Great! Congrats Manu!
Is there any way to break your racquet when you are playing very very bad?
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