Tennis Elbow 2013 v1.0d [Mac & Linux]

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Tennis Elbow 2013 v1.0d [Mac & Linux]

Postby manutoo » 26 May 2014, 08:08

Hello,

Tennis Elbow 2013 Mac & Linux v1.0d are released (Build 108-2014.5.26) :
OSX : http://www.managames.com/download.php?T ... c_fe1d.zip [Permanent direct download link to the latest version]
Linux : http://www.managames.com/download.php?TeLinux_fe1d.zip

/!\ Warning:
- when you update to a newer version, you have to transfer the "Profiles" subfolder from your previous TE2013's directory to the new installation folder to keep your saved games ; do not overwrite your current game folder with the new one, else you'll lose your saved games (they might end in the bin, so still in recoverable state, though). Copy over your "Key.Txt" as well. Then launch the game & select your Profile if you had created one.

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New Features :
- New Strike Styles : a bunch of animations created by megyaem30 & emmainf, thanks to them !
- New Hair Styles : a ton of new hair styles for Male & Female created by miharu0607, thanks to him ! (some hairs don't fit well with hats) (1)
- .Dmo : added option to record extra debug info ; check [Record]RecordDebugInfo in your Tennis.ini ; this can help me to find desync bug, and there's a chance it'd help to lower desync on replay, but it makes the .dmo file ~40 times bigger
- Modding / Sound : you can now change what announce & applause sound the engine is playing by removing ".Mod" from "Menu/InGameAnnounce.Menu.Mod" and then editing the file to your needs (this file contains an example of how it's done)
- Modding : engine can now automatically update CPU players' outfit in World Tour, according the current year & week (more info => topic29-17866.php )
- Modding : it is now possible to use custom skins for the chair umpire, line judges, ball boys & camera man in the 3D courts (check GameSys.ini to see how it's done)

Changes :
- Gameplay : topspin limit when hitting a topspin strike on raising ball has been slightly raised when the topspin skill is high
- Gameplay : Overall Energy lowering rate tuned => slower when fully rested, faster when at medium range
- Gameplay : tiredness & rest rates slightly tuned
- Gameplay : Instant Energy rest rate between points raised by up to 10% when the Stamina skill is greater than the Speed skill, up to +20%
- Gameplay : greatly raised the Instant Energy rest rate when not moving during a point while very low on IE (this is still rather slow regen rate, though :blackeye: )
- Gameplay : B1 smash speed raised by 5km/h
- Gameplay : Safe shot on half volleys is now longer & slower, thus it's easier to make a passing shot out of it
- Physics : ball bounce of net tuned, now it sometimes goes more high
- AI : a good bunch of tuning, changes & fixes for the CPU shot selection, aiming & positioning in doubles
- AI : CPU now takes a bit less risk at the net when playing with Elites control ; ie: it aims less close of the lines, thus it'll do less faults
- AI : CPU positions itself better on return of serve and it can take the ball on the raise, so it's not possible to ace it anymore with a slow 2nd kicked serve, plus it does better returns of 2nd serves in a general way
- AI : CPU just learned it got a bit slower to run back ;) (this will help the CPU to do better positioning on deep balls)
- Sound : crowd applause rules tuned
- World Tour : when you lose, before to show you the End of Week Qualies selection screen, the engine now waits for your opponent to lose in Singles, so he'll be available to play doubles qualies with you ; if he doesn't lose early enough, you'll still see the qualies selection screen like before

Bug fixes :
- Gameplay : too much balls were catching the net when playing the short strike or the short acceleration when standing far from the baseline ; now, most of this kind of ball will get a better net clearance (that should also applies on some volleys)
- World Tour : carrier end wasn't working correctly and was leading to a crash right away in 2028 or if you went on playing on other years
- Modding : the game couldn't find .3ds files inside the Mods folder (if they were not inside a .pak file)

Notes :
(1)- How to add new hairs to your already Modded game => viewtopic.php?p=188904#p188904
- Changelog of previous versions is here : topic15-15653.php
- Comments : topic15-18047.php
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2013 v1.0d [Mac & Linux]

Postby manutoo » 30 May 2014, 07:11

Build 109, May 30th:

Changes :
- Physics : net bounce tuned again, it was bouncing too high, especially on fast balls
- Gameplay : rest rate during rally was too high, making almost impossible to reach the stronger tiredness states (1)
- Gameplay : safe strike isn't too deep anymore
- Gameplay : ball difficult on volleys & smashes globally lowered by 5%
- AI : CPU now takes less risk on return of serve, so it'll do less ball near the lines and less faults

Bug Fixes :
- Stats : the in-game stat for number of strikes were totally wrong

Notes :
(1)- The idea is that once your Instant Energy bar is at 0, it becomes very risky to do an acceleration ; if you don't do any acceleration and don't run too much for a few shots, your IE bar will replenish a bit and it'll let you do again an acceleration without too much penalty
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