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Controls [Junior is too hard?]

Postby Atrish » 11 Jun 2015, 01:00

Hello everyone.

I'm new to the game and been trying out over and over the Demo getting ready to buy the steam version of the game. However I've been struggling way too hard with the controls, the game that started to be a lot of fun is really becoming very frustrating! I'm doing matches with the default characters of the demo, in Junior difficulty with all the indicators to help me in this early stages. I ramped up my opponents skill overall to 75% just like my default character so we can be equally matched, I was playing her before in 50% overall and winning and occasionally losing . Ever since I changed her to 75% I haven't won one single match, not even close matches really, in like +20 I've made already. I just keep struggling really hard with my controls! I'm using a ps2 old controller, but having to move my player, aim my shot , and pick the type of shot all basically in one key is making my head hurt as I struggle to do so. Either I pick the wrong shot trying to position my player, or I miss the ball trying to pick my shot cause I couldn't position, aim and pick at the same time, or, and probably the most evident, I'm playing super conservatively because I can't aim my shot to an open space cause when I try doing so I just screw up my shot with one of the mistakes I mentioned.I never attempt risky plays anymore like risky drop shots and such cause I always fail when I do, always one step of the ''position, aim, shot'' misses and ends up ruining my intention. And man it's getting harder and harder it seems! Do you guys have any tips for me? How can I get adjusted to the controls or how can I change to make things work and feel better?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Controls

Postby manutoo » 11 Jun 2015, 09:06

Hello,

TE2013, like real tennis, requires time & practice to master. And like real tennis, if your opponent is too strong for you, you'll learn almost nothing & won't progress.
It's really best to raise the difficulty bit by bit, that's why there's SubLevel. So if right now your opponent is Junior-1, try to set its sublevel to 5 instead of 1, and if it's still too hard, set it to 10, or a bit harder if it's too easy ; just find the difficulty you're comfortable with, to win about 60% of sets, and then when you start to win most sets, raise the sublevel by 1, and so on.

For the average person, I think it needs at least 10 hours of good training before being able to beat the Junior-1 with equal skills and the default helpers.

Bonus note: there's no shame in playing in low difficulty levels, the important is to have fun & an interesting challenge..! :)
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Re: Controls [Junior is too hard?]

Postby Atrish » 11 Jun 2015, 12:24

Hello Manutoo!

Thank you for your reply!

I'm playing Junior at sub level of 10. Tried 2 different things meanwhile! Tried Arcade mode, but my errors went down from like 15 to 3 hehe so I guess it was too good, and won the match. Then changed back to Simulation but my positioning changed to Fast and that quite help a bit my issue of trying to position at the same time of taking a shot! Finally won the game at tiebreak !!! My issue still prevails though, sometimes I have good intentions but end up not doing, or doing badly cause I struggle to click so many things at the same time hehe. Isn't there a way to, for an example, configure individual shots to keys? I have one unused key in my main keys that I would like to bind to drop shot so I can at least try to do one! hehe

Thanks for the help !
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Re: Controls [Junior is too hard?]

Postby manutoo » 12 Jun 2015, 08:15

Yes, you can redefine all your strike buttons in the "Controls -> Remap Strikes" menu. When playing with a controller, it's very recommended to do so. Try to set 1 strike per button for at least the short strike & short acceleration.

The Fast autopos isn't recommended once you know the game well, as it prevents you to take the ball early. If you enjoy it, you can keep it though... :)
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