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World Tour human player wrong

Postby CC » 11 Dec 2009, 22:18

Now when I resume the World Tour, my character is named, Marc Limon. What happened to CC? I may not be understanding the changes since the last major update (having to do with watching CPU matches, controlling CPU player in World Tour, etc. Could I have somehow swapped places with Marc Limon. Hmmm. Actually, this Marc Limon may be someone that I played once online. There have been times when my player attributes have been replaced by those of someone that I played with online.

There may be a related issue. Sometimes my player profile's .ini file gets jumbled in sections. For example, in the section
[TrainingClub_p1]
, the entries may not be alphabetical, or there may be partial duplicates, such that half of the entries are repeated at the end of the first list of entries, but with different values; I think that the latter entries take precedence (for example, DoubleHandBH may be listed first with a value of 0 and then be listed later with a value of 0. When I notice that my player isn't right, I edit the file and take out the jumbled characters or "duplicate" entries. Why does this happen?

I could make another topic for this last question, but it probably has been answered, and maybe I just need a link to that answer. How exactly do I take control of a CPU player in World Tour. I read the Full Documentation, but the answer wasn't found.

Thanks!
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Re: World Tour human player wrong

Postby Santiago92 » 11 Dec 2009, 22:37

CC, maybe you didn't load your profile.

For taking control of a CPU player, you have to see above the "Preview" and "Auto-Positioning" settings... you will see the controls, right/left handed, and then you will see the CPU/Human control. What indicates you which player is controlled by the human is a head... If you can take control of a CPU player, please do what I put in Bug Report (taking control of player 2) and help me with that bug, please.
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Re: World Tour human player wrong

Postby btaylor » 12 Dec 2009, 02:16

CC...As I understand it, Marc Limon is a sort of default name given to either new players or if you haven't played the World Tour in a while...
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Re: World Tour human player wrong

Postby CC » 13 Dec 2009, 16:47

The bug with corruption of the .ini file continues (as it has for quite a few releases). Today I played a doubles match that I hosted, and my human opponent retired. Then, when I hosted again and started the match, my screen was split (even though the option for this was not enabled); I exited the online game and started a local match (doubles). The Player 4 player was wrong; it should have been a man, but it was a woman, and it wasn't one that I had configured. I had to copy and paste [TrainingClub_px_ settings from another .ini file that I had. I wish that there were a fix for this; I just try to keep backups of these profile .ini files.
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Re: World Tour human player wrong

Postby manutoo » 14 Dec 2009, 17:47

If the game crashes at start when loading a saved game, it'll decide to start a new game on next launch. You still can load ur current saved game or a weekly automatic saved game from the load menu.

If your .ini got corrupted, maybe then u only have to select again your custom Profile...
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Re: World Tour human player wrong

Postby CC » 16 Dec 2009, 15:18

ManuTOO,

Once the profile is corrupted, reselecting it doesn't help, as the .ini file contents aren't corrected. In other words, when the .ini file is corrupted as I described, it remains that way even if I switch to another profile and then back to that one. These changes appear with the correct settings in the .ini file, and I see all of this when I open it in Notepad. By comparing the corrupt file with a backup made before the corruption, I can see the insertions or other changes and remove the problems (or just delete the corrupt file and restore the backup). So, reactivating the corrupt profile does not fix anything for me. This is one of those issues that could be very frustrating for non-technical people.

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Re: World Tour human player wrong

Postby manutoo » 17 Dec 2009, 19:01

If you use an original Tennis.ini as your custom profile .ini, does it get corrupt quickly ?
(copy/paste Tennis.ini , then move the resulting "copy of Tennis.ini" to the subfolder "Profiles" and rename to ur profile name to test this)
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Re: World Tour human player wrong

Postby CC » 19 Dec 2009, 05:54

Sorry for the delay to respond; I'm out-of-town, and I haven't played since (of course, game crashes when I try to play it now anyway because of video driver issue or whatever is doing that). Well, the .ini file doesn't necessarily get quickly corrupted, but it eventually gets corrupted in some way. Usually, this happens when I play an online match where the connection is lost before the match starts (although sometimes this doesn't cause a problem with the file). When I then try to start another match, my players may be the players from the other person's configuration, etc. I usually then just open my backup .ini file and either correct the corrupt file by copying and pasting sections or just delete it and restore my backup. I haven't tried using the tennis.ini file. Sometimes, I think often, the .ini file gets jumbled, but this doesn't seem to cause an issue, normally; what I mean by jumbled is that the order of settings in a section, such as the section Game, will be changed from what it was orginally. This has always happened, as far as I know. There also are these little square symbols in the files and also lines that are blank except for = 1. I think this has always been the case, also, even when the game is first installed. I've never understood this.
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Re: World Tour human player wrong

Postby manutoo » 21 Dec 2009, 13:13

CC wrote:I played a doubles match that I hosted, and my human opponent retired. Then, when I hosted again and started the match, my screen was split [...]

I found a bug related to this : if the connection is lost just before you click the start button, it'll lead to this bug. So I fixed this.
Not sure how it could bug when the opponent retires normally during the match, though, so I guess the problem was actually with your 2nd opponent losing connection, not the 1st the one retiring, at least I hope so... :unsure:
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Re: World Tour human player wrong

Postby CC » 23 Dec 2009, 06:37

Yeah. So...now we are getting somewhere. Finally a bug is found and my system isn't blamed. Thanks.

I get really frustrated sometimes, as I am a technician, and I am pretty careful before I post things; sure, I make mistakes, but sometimes I feel in this forum that my posts aren't taken seriously and that maybe there is something wrong with me, wrong with my system, or that I am imagining things, etc. I don't really appreciate that, as it takes a lot of time to post these issues, and I am only trying to report issues as I see them. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, though, but it is nice to have an issue finally confirmed.
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