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Tennis Elbow 2009 Mac 1.0d

Postby manutoo » 28 Nov 2009, 13:51

Hello,

Tennis Elbow 2009 Mac v1.0d is released (Build 42-2009.11.28) :
http://www.managames.com/download.php?T ... c_fe1d.zip [Permanent direct download link to the latest version]

/!\ Updating: when you update to a newer version, you have to transfer the "Profiles" subfolder from your previous TE2009's directory to the new installation folder to keep your saved games.

New Features :
- New Strike Styles : 1 Service, 1 Forehand
- Animation : players now look the ball ! :P
- Gameplay : on the short crossing passings, volley jump is now done slightly forward to cut the ball trajectory
- AI : CPU can now use spin on the service (in Training Club, only with very low or high topspin skill)
- World Tour : can see CPU vs CPU matches ; you can also take control of one or both of the CPU players (if you quit the match before it ends, the score won't be kept and will be re-simulated from the beginning)
- 1 new court : Green Clay ( http://www.managames.com/tennis/shot_en ... 9_ss19.jpg )
- Mod : Match Time, Serve Speed & Info Bar locations can now be set in the Court.ini ( look Data\Court07\Court.ini for the default values )
- Mod : max acceleration & max speed is shown when DevMode is on (MacAcc is highest when turning, so be careful when comparing its values)

Changes :
- Gesture : Cheer Jump tuned
- Animation : better legs animation when striking the ball while walking/running backward
- Animation : Serves 1 & 2 tuned a bit
- Gameplay & Animation : volleys animations tuned so the wingspan is wider, allowing to catch more balls at net
- Topspin : CPU puts a bit less topspin in the ball ; when hitting a ball on the run, topspin is slightly lowered ; defender's topspin bonus has been lowered
- World Tour : score simulation tuned a bit to take account of the less powerful service of the women, compared to men
- World Tour : Players' ranking updated for end of year 2009
- Gameplay : 1-hand Backhand handicaps raised a bit on difficult balls (ie: struck in the Red/Orange part of the Danger Zone) and on balls higher than the shoulder
- Gameplay : lob precision lowered, especially with a low lob skill
- AI : CPU rushes the net a bit more smartly
- Gameplay : the Danger Zone reflects now the wingspan of the 2H-FH or/and 2H-BH (when having it) instead of the 1H slice strike, thus it's easier to position yourself when doing your normal 2H strike
- Gameplay : easier to get Kicked Serve in

Bug Fixes:
- World Tour : can close the game at end of match, before coming back to the menus, without problem
- Gameplay : low volleys don't go out anymore when prepared too early
- Gameplay : most lobs that were supposed to be too long were actually landing on the baseline
- World Tour : Davis Cup Matches should be counted with the correct surface in the statistics
- World Tour : correct round displayed for Head To Head Master Cup Matches


Notes :
- Changelog of previous versions is here : topic15-2514.php
- as usually, if you notice any glitch or bug, thanks to report them !
ManuTOO
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 Mac 1.0d

Postby manutoo » 29 Nov 2009, 10:58

Build 43, November 29th:

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : over-twisting & wrongly oriented body fixed (it was happening when walking backward while preparing to strike, with a right handed player)
- Animation : jerkiness on running forward fixed
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 Mac 1.0d

Postby manutoo » 18 Feb 2010, 08:06

Build 47, February 18th:

New Features :
- Language : Hungarian added ; if any Hungarian people read this, thanks to report if the translation is ok or not

Changes :
- AI : more natural decision for doing the FH instead of the BH
- AI : CPU should noticeable rush the net less when he's standing after the baseline, except if he's volleyer or varied style
- AI : CPU now goes more far from the baseline after have done a lob, and lobs less often when near or inside the baseline
- Animation : 2H-Forehand tuned & wingspan noticeably increased
- Gameplay : on service returns, with a 2-Hand Forehand or Backhand, instead of sending the ball in the net if you just clip the ball while on the run, you'll send it back in play, but with lower precision (if u hit it from the side, it'll still go in the audience, though)
- Gameplay : the volley jump doesn't trigger too fast anymore ; depending of your Net Presence, your player will need between 0.20s to 0.65s after the ball has been hit, before he can start to jump
- Gameplay : lobs done when the opponent is not at net are now less precise & often a bit shorter
- Gameplay : Counter skill ball speed bonus raised by around 50% (for reminder : this bonus applies only on fast incoming balls, usually when you stand in the middle of the danger zone, only when using the Short, Normal & Top Spin Strikes ; 50% bonus is roughly equivalent of 2.5km/h for the normal strike on the fastest possible incoming ball, with 100% in counter skill ; this is unrelated to the Counter Play Style)
- World Tour : when you take control of a CPU player, the AutoPos & Preview settings are now copied from your own player (you can still modified then before starting the match, though)
- World Tour : by default, the CPUs in a CPU vs CPU match will have their difficulty set to Pro-10 ; it can be changed in the CPU vs CPU options, but this is the recommended setting, as it'll produce the most realistic results

Bug Fixes :
- CPU vs CPU : Help screen doesn't change the level of the 1st Player when he's a CPU
- Init : if the Tennis.ini is missing, a default one will be use instead
- Init : if a crash occurs during the saving of the Tennis.ini, the previous one will be used on next game load (that should prevent the lost of your settings & Training Club players, that occurs rarely)
- World Tour : the previous match score isn't restored anymore if you exit the game during the match presentation
- World Tour : if u watch a CPU vs CPU match and exit the game before the end of the match, then unselect this match to skip it, & watch another match, the score will now start from 0, not from where u left the previous match
- Display : the shadow is correctly oriented when the players change ends
- Replay : if you start the replay by pressing the "Enter" key from the in-game menu, it won't exit the replay right away anymore
- Profiles : game doesn't crash anymore when swapping from a profile to another one with a different language ; instead it keeps the language of the 1st profile
- Animation : separate leg animation starts correctly & smoothly
- Animation : a random glitch animation on return fixed
- Animation : engine calculates now correctly when the player is too far from the ball, & prevent the swing accordingly
- Animation : CPU swing preparation was about 2 times too fast

Notes :
- Build 44, 45, 46 were Windows only
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