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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby manutoo » 15 Feb 2022, 08:33

fjaoaoaoao,
it'll become file-based, so we'll have an unlimited number of saved players.
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby HotWingsFTW » 16 Feb 2022, 01:40

Hi Manu,

I had a couple of suggestions:

  • Female linespeople (with accompanying female "out" calls)
  • Female chair umpires, and if possible, have different accent options (American/French/British) like with the male umpires
  • A short slice shot option like Federer does. So something in between a drop shot and a slice
  • The ability to tune the sliding frequency differently for the forehand and backhand slide. I feel like I don't get the sliding topspin backhand nearly as much as I get the topspin forehand. Even though I'm on hard court and use a 2HBH (I know the slide happens less frequently on HC), I feel like there are plenty of times where I'm running fast enough to do a sliding topspin backhand instead of a backhand slice (assuming I get the slide at all).
  • I know this was originally planned, but just to bring it up again: a challenge system. There are some shots (mainly serves) that I'm 100% sure caught the line but the line judges call it out. Pretty sus if you ask me :mrgreen:

And then, this is more of a question than a suggestion: is there any benefit to playing doubles in tournaments? Do you get extra experience or anything?

Fantastic game and thanks in advance!
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby jyh9944 » 16 Feb 2022, 03:15

Hi manu, here are some of my thoughts after 200+h gaming of this game:
(1) The movement speed of the character is too slow that it makes the return serve truly difficult; when facing against big servers, it is really frustrating to see all those aces from my opponent.
(2) Sometimes when the character is in the middle of the baseline and I want it to move to the left, it freezes and when the point is over, it just begins to move. I hope the animation could be more smooth.
(3) I hope there could be more options for the length of the game; for instance, "no advantage" could be added to the game. Also, I hope that we can set different winning games for different kinds of tournaments (such as 2 games for future, 4 for challengers and 6 for atp and wta tour). Right now, we can only make customized sets, not games.
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby manutoo » 16 Feb 2022, 07:25

HotWingsFTW,
check the end of : Training Club -> Read me 1st -> Full Documentation.

jyh9944,
2) Send me a Bug Report the next time it happens (HowTo => topic5-31732.php )
3) You can change the number of games per set in Settings -> World Tour
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby ElNino » 16 Feb 2022, 18:15

I think it would make sense to implement an option that lets you start from a specific game/set in the match. If you have online games and you lose connection you can directly choose where you start the game.
Also it should be possible to set who serves first.
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby HotWingsFTW » 17 Feb 2022, 05:55

Hi Manu,

Me again. One more suggestion. While I would say the stroke animations are pretty good overall, I notice that the player seems very stiff in the lower half of their body. In real life tennis, players do a little "hop" (often on the forehand side) that shows the viewer that they bent their legs and then used that leg extension to get power on their shots.

I guess my suggestion is to make the bottom half of the player a bit more dynamic during strokes? Not sure if I'm explaining this well...
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby Fed1 » 17 Feb 2022, 15:01

HotWingsFTW wrote:Hi Manu,

Me again. One more suggestion. While I would say the stroke animations are pretty good overall, I notice that the player seems very stiff in the lower half of their body. In real life tennis, players do a little "hop" (often on the forehand side) that shows the viewer that they bent their legs and then used that leg extension to get power on their shots.

I guess my suggestion is to make the bottom half of the player a bit more dynamic during strokes? Not sure if I'm explaining this well...


100% agree on this one, I think the players look a bit stiff. I know that manu is working on the animations so it's guaranteed they'll improve 8-)
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby fjaoaoaoao » 17 Feb 2022, 23:12

it'll become file-based, so we'll have an unlimited number of saved players.


Oooo. I'm excited. Can't wait! :applause:
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby Brad1981 » 21 Feb 2022, 08:32

Hi, maybe an option to change the ball bounce for each surface in offline mode? I feel the ball bounces too fast and low for all surfaces. It doesn't seem to go through the court.
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby MRGreeny74 » 21 Feb 2022, 17:30

I would like to see a column where I can see how many technical skill points my opponent has compared to my player. Currently I can only see how many skillpoints my opponent has in total, and that includes his mental skills that my player doesn't have. It looks strange when I meet an opponent who has 1589 skillpoints compared to my 517 skillpoints and I beat this opponent 6-1, 6-1 even though he has more than 3x as many skillpoints as my player.
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby Brad1981 » 21 Feb 2022, 22:46

Also wanted to suggest, when choosing a court or other setting, can you have it so when you click on it in the center, it lists a drop-down menu of all the options (court type, etc.), so you don't have to scroll through each one individually to get to the option you want?
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby manutoo » 22 Feb 2022, 07:41

Brad1981,
1) You can Mod the bounces ; it's easy and only 9 files to change : topic29-33540.php .

2) I'm planning to add a menu to select the stadiums & surfaces
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby HotWingsFTW » 09 Mar 2022, 05:27

Hi Manu,

I'm currently in the middle of a personal project to edit the WTA players to look and play more like they do in real life (currently planning to do the top 100 with a few newer players here and there like Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez), and in doing so, I'm noticing some limitations in the character customization. Here are some suggestions I thought of for adding more freedom when changing a player's appearance:

  • Allow the "puffiness" of a player's cheeks (e.g. how round they are and how much they stick out relative to their face) to be adjusted independently of their weight. I'm often noticing that even when I adjust the cheek and cheekbone size to the maximum values, the character's cheeks still look weirdly hollow unless I increase the player's weight, which currently affects the whole body.
  • Add a selection of different base eye shapes and then allow us to modify the shape further from there. I feel like the eye orientation option doesn't provide the desired results most of the time and the player just ends up looking kind of weird if I don't pick something near the middle of the slider. So far I haven't really gotten any of the players' eyes to look right compared to the real player.
  • Add an option to shift the iris of the eye higher or lower within the eye
  • Allow us to adjust how skinny or thick certain body parts are, regardless of the player's weight. Things like the biceps, thighs, forearms, calves, butt, boobs (for female players), etc.
  • More hair style options (bonus: working hair physics as it looks odd sometimes when my player is doing all this stuff but her hair is completely stiff)
  • More clothing options in general. In particular I'm seeing some female players who wear the single sleeveless dress instead of a sleeveless shirt and a skirt
  • More shoe options

This is everything that's come to mind so far in the process. If any of these don't make sense, let me know and I can find some pictures of what I mean.
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby manutoo » 09 Mar 2022, 07:13

HotWingsFTW,
sorry, all this requires artist work, so it won't happen. :fear:
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Re: [TE4] Post your Ideas & Suggestions here !

Postby HotWingsFTW » 09 Mar 2022, 19:56

That’s too bad, but thanks for responding anyway.

Modding community, putting my faith in you now… :whistle:
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