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Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0e

Postby manutoo » 12 Mar 2010, 10:20

Hello,

Tennis Elbow 2009 v1.0e is released (Build 48-2009.3.12) :
http://www.managames.com/download.php?TE2009_fe1e.exe [Permanent direct download link to the latest version]
http://toogame.free.fr/Files/TennisElbow2009.exe [Mirror site for people having corrupted download from managames.com - but not up to date all the time]

New Features :
- New Strike Styles : 1 Service, 1 Forehand (you're welcome to guess from what real player(s) they are inspired of in this topic : topic15-2209.php?start=30#p41088 )
- Sound : many new sounds for the crowd..!

Changes :
- Gameplay : Fast Deceleration lowered ; ie: you need a bit more time to stop to run ; it's closer of real life, but still a bit faster than real life to stop to run
- Gameplay : Percentage of B1+B2 & B1 serves in slightly lowered when having the Service Consistency above the Service Power ; this should noticeably raises the number of double faults for people not using the Button 2 to do their 2nd serve
- Gameplay : Counter style slightly enhanced ; he can now take the ball significantly earlier than other styles without much handicap
- Gameplay : Kicked serve is a bit shorter
- Gameplay : Ball difficulty raised when very short time to prepare a volley
- Gameplay : Drop Shot harder to do when moving
- Gameplay : Top Spin lowered when striking on the run
- Gameplay : Auto-Positioning speed raised when smashing
- Gameplay : Short Strike is too long on difficult balls, instead of becoming a strange drop shot
- Gameplay : initial speed after serve lowered, making it a little bit more hard to serve-volley
- AI : CPU will do a tiny bit more long faults and a tiny bit less wide faults
- Animation : smoothed animation when still running at the end of a strike
- Animation : Backhand slice tuned
- Online : "Lag" has been renamed to "Delay" to avoid further confusion with the common use of "lag" word in the forum
- Online : AntiDelay updated, it nows raises the Fast Deceleration so you need less time to stop to run when the Delay is high, which partly compensates for it
- Online : Max Delay raised to 200ms (from 117ms) allowing to play with 400ms ping with minimal lag ; above 117ms of Delay, the game slows down a bit, up to ~20% with a 200ms Delay to give you a bit more time to react ; also, with 200ms Delay, this is pretty hard to volley, so the default Max Ping on Host creation is still 250ms ; if you want to change it, you have to activate the "Advanced Options" in the "Misc Menu"

Bug Fixes:
- World Tour : very tall players (above 205cm) can now serve correctly
- Animation : Head shouldn't look in the back anymore (not sure if the exorcism worked well or not, though :fear: )

Notes :
- Changelog of previous versions is here : topic15-2788.php
- as usually, if you notice any glitch or bug, thanks to report them !
- don't forget to exit TE2009 before to install the latest version
- Mac Users : the Mac OSX version will come within a few days

Important Note :
Post in this topic only if it's related to the latest new version, ie only for these 2 cases :
- about a point listed in the New Features / Changes / Bug Fixes
- about a bug that you are sure didn't happen in the previous version but happens in the new one (else, post in the "Bug Report" forum)
Do not write about anything else, else I may delete your post without any prior warning (or at very least, I won't answer it) ; if you're not sure your topic is related or not to the latest version, just create a new topic in the forum, it'll be fine...

Also on a side note, don't send me PM ( = Private Message) except for Private thing. Everything that can be read by everybody should be pointed out / asked in the forum, so my comments & answers could also be read by everybody, and hopefully, I won't have to write them again when someone else will have the same comments / questions...
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0e

Postby manutoo » 15 Mar 2010, 13:53

Build 49, March 15th:

Changes :
- Gameplay : when missing a volley, there's less chance the ball will clip the net & fall on the other side
- Gameplay : volley vs "volley and any other fast ball strike close of the net" difficulty lowered a tiny bit
- Gameplay : Drop Shot on the run is now a bit easier when done close of the net (this should allow easier drop shot vs drop shot)
- AI : CPU will now lob significantly less when he's close of the net
- Doubles AI : when serve-volleying CPU is going closer to the sideline

Bug Fixes :
- AI : at net, the CPU will now almost always play a ball that should land on the side line, instead of almost never playing it
- Doubles AI : both CPU shouldn't go to the same side anymore
- Doubles : Human player doesn't want to catch the ball anymore when his partner is receiving a service
- .Dmo : Demo Recording fixed so it'll be possible to replay .dmo saved with this Build
- Animation : jerkiness at start of the service motion fixed
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0e

Postby manutoo » 17 Mar 2010, 07:35

SubBuild 2010.3.17, March 17th:

Changes :
- Online : new way to calculate the AutoDelay for the Host before launching game ; the previous one seemed to have a problem when there was a low % of packet loss ; hopefully, this new one should handle that better

Notes :
- You only need to download this new SubBuild if you create online games, and noticed problem with the AutoDelay ; if you only can join games but not host, then this build won't change anything for you
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0e

Postby manutoo » 19 Apr 2010, 08:00

Build 50, April 19th:

New Features :
- Online : Lag Ratio is shown on down right of the Match Board screen (shortcut = F4) ; if it's above ~10-15%, the connection is laggy, and you may consider to restart the match & manually set the Delay to a value above the AutoDelay

Changes :
- Physics : air resistance on slow ball lowered (under 60km/h) ; this mean that all slow balls will be a bit faster now ; this is mainly visible on the lobs falling to the ground, but also to a certain extend on the slice & short strike ; after this change, the drop-shot became a bit too fast, so I tuned the backspin on it, hopefully, the result will be close of previous build
- Animation : Serve #5 tuned a bit
- Online : AutoDelay tuned a bit more
- Online : Tourney mode now allows to turn on the ball bounce preview (but without the Danger Zone)

Bug Fixes :
- Service : Kicked B1 & B1+B2 serves length should be back to normal
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0e

Postby manutoo » 26 Apr 2010, 13:18

SubBuild 2010.4.26, April 26th:

Bug Fixes:
- Online : fixed a bug in the new AutoDelay calculation that could lead to 200ms Delay when having packet loss
- Camera : max camera zoom shouldn't make disappear some stuff from the screen anymore
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