Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

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Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 17 Dec 2019, 19:06

Hello,

slowly but surely, TE4 advances. :blackeye:

We are now in the Alpha stage : half of the 3D Stadiums are in place, one for each surface. (in the near future, it'll be possible to select independently the stadium from the surface)

The next steps are :
- remove the management part from the World Tour so we'll get the classic TE2013 Tour gameplay
- integrate the female player (she's currently in production and hopefully be fully ready by end of January)
- add the online mode

More info about TE4 : topic15-30551.php .

Pre-ordering TE4 & getting your download link

Pre-order the game with a 10% discount to get your License Key & your download link now : https://www.managames.com/buy.php?g=TE4 (Alternate way with additional payment methods : https://www.managames.com/buy.php?g=TE4&Alt=1 )
MacOS version is still the Prototype from ~1 month ago. I'll try to update it within a couple of days. (EDIT: the MacOS version is now updated to the Alpha)
If you pre-order now, you'll get a free Steam Key once the game will be available on Steam.


Requirements

- OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8/10, macOS 10.12+, Linux Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 (works on other Linux distribs as well)
- 4GB of RAM
- For the 3D courts with high quality, a 3D card with about 5000 points here https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html , and DirectX 11 support
- For the 2D courts, an IGP or a 3D card with about 1000 points here https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/mid_range_gpus.html , and DirectX 11 support

2019-12 - TE4 - Medium Tournament Stadium.jpg


What is the current state of the Alpha ?

Currently TE4 Alpha = TEM2 + TE4 Menu Design + 9 new stadiums + new props + new male players (with most customization still missing).


No advertising

As the game still looks strange, with the mix between the old & the new stuff, you cannot publish publicly anything except here on the Mana Game forum.

If you want to do a Youtube video, set it to unlisted and you should still be able to embed it in a post here.


Comments about the Alpha

Comments go there so the changelog will be easier to follow : topic15-31985.php
Suggestions for TE4 : topic15-30550.php
Prototype Changelog : topic15-31716.php

For clarity, the latest additions to the game are listed in the next post.
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 17 Dec 2019, 19:07

Version 0.17 ; SubBuild 2019.12.17:

New Features :
- 2D Backgrounds : now all the 2D backgrounds are from the new 3D stadiums, so you could enjoy them a bit even if you don't have a powerful 3D card :yes:
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 18 Dec 2019, 10:51

SubBuild 2019.12.18:

Bug Fixes :
- Surface : the NewLine Synthetic and Indoor Hard surfaces could be wrongly displayed

Notes :
- MacOS version updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 13 Feb 2020, 17:50

Version 0.20 ; SubBuild 2020.2.13:

New Features :
- World Tour : TE2013 management is back, with the addition to play with a Junior player
- Character Sheet : skills not useful or almost not useful for humans are now hidden

Bug Fixes :
- Recordings : the court surface and the player handing weren't restored correctly

Notes :
- If you have some suggestion about what you'd like to see in Character Sheets empty "mental zone" for the human players, let me know in the comments : topic15-31985.php ! :yes:
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 14 Feb 2020, 15:02

SubBuild 2020.2.14:

Bug Fixes :
- Junior : Skill Cap wasn't shown when creating your player, and he was getting too many points to distribute
- Junior : your Junior player was getting tired (coz he was still following TEM2 training schedule in the background :P )
- Junior : your Junior player could be wrongly displayed in his Character Sheet
- Training : the game could crash during the training session
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 15 Feb 2020, 09:03

SubBuild 2020.2.15:

Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : winning a tournament was setting the game to Trial mode :sweat:
- Cheat Code : it was not possible to enter any cheat code
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 16 Feb 2020, 13:04

SubBuild 2020.2.16:

Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : weight & height couldn't be changed correctly when creating a new player for a new career
- Character Sheet : the 3D player wasn't visible in the Training Club Character Sheet after have played a match or a warmup
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 18 Feb 2020, 10:15

SubBuild 2020.2.17:

Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : outfit changes weren't saved
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 23 Feb 2020, 12:36

Version 0.21 ; SubBuild 2020.2.23:

New Features :
- The new 3D woman is there, although she's full of little and bigger glitches ; the main one is her feet looking to the outside, making her look like a duck, and the 2nd worst one being the center of her should rotation being slightly misplaced, which looks very weird, especially when the player is very thin ; hopefully, the artist will have them all fixed within a few days :fear:
- World Tour : can optionally skip all mandatory tournaments

Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : seasons mode rankings on the 2nd year and the following ones were corrupted
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 29 Feb 2020, 18:18

SubBuild 2020.2.29:

Changes :
- Player Base : some top players weren't strong enough in the 90's (especially Pistol Pete :blackeye: )
- Players : tuned the service weight for the skill normalization, as big servers were getting a bit too low rally skills

Bug Fixes :
- Rendering : the game was crashing when the player models were set to "Normal" in the Video options
- Modding : 2nd & following YearPeriod in Tour.ini for a tournament weren't applied correctly
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 08 Mar 2020, 13:06

SubBuild 2020.3.8:

New Features :
- Court : now the stadium is selectable independently from the court surface (in 3D)
- World Tour : now each tournament has a stadium independent from its court surface (in 3D), and this stadium depends on the importance of the tournament (still more stadiums to come in future updates, though)

Notes :
- MacOS version updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 20 Mar 2020, 13:25

SubBuild 2020.3.20:

New Features :
- Female Player : it's now possible to customize her face (please provide feedback here => topic15-32218.php )
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 18 Apr 2020, 20:34

Build 36 SubBuild 2020.4.18:

New Features :
- Female Player : more customization available, but a bunch is still missing
- 3D Match : new visual style for the match board, scoreboard & replay HUD
- Modding : added "LastSetTieBreakQ" & "DoubleLastSetTBQ" both in Tour.ini & TourCategory.ini
- Modding : can change the background tournament based on tournament info in the Tour.ini ; eg:
Code: Select all
Background   =   Doha

and put this image in : Mods/MySuperMod/Menu/Art//CustomCourtBackground/Doha.jpg
Note: use power-of-2 dimensions so the images will be faster to load (eg: change from 1920x1080 to 2048x1024, or smaller size to save on loading time & memory)
If the image aspect ratio is not 16:9, can add, for example 4:3 :
Code: Select all
BackgroundAR   =   1.333


Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : the Character Sheet was missing some player settings for your player
- Controls : using the mouse to control your player wasn't correctly
- Controls : the auto-positioning trick was working rally even when facing an opponent better than the Junior-10 level ; it is now disabled in that case (the trick is to press & hold any strike button before your opponent moves and then your player will start to move right after your opponent strikes the ball ; it's very useful to return services)
- Stats : Return of serve winners stat wasn't working
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 19 Apr 2020, 13:58

SubBuild 2020.4.19:

Bug fixes :
- Game was crashing when using Low Detail Players
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 21 Apr 2020, 13:12

SubBuild 2020.4.21:

Changes :
- GUI : Fps counter is now small enough to not overdraw the new scoreboard

Bug fixes :
- Rendering : the ball shadow wasn't visible when it was set to Realistic while the Motion Blur was activated
- Animation : the ball wasn't ending in the server hand when he was bouncing the ball on the ground (why, oh why ? :fear: )
- Force Sun In Back : possibly fixed that it wasn't working everytime
- Outfit : female's socks couldn't be configured
- Outfit : all male players had sunglasses
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