Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 02 Jul 2020, 21:33

Version 0.23 - Build 39 SubBuild 2020.7.2:

New Features :
- 3D Player : the female player is now fully configurable, except for her face that may receive a few additional options in the future
- Surface : the grass gets damaged as long as the current tournament advances (like in TE2013)
- Tour bases : Players & their rankings updated to end of 2019
- Tour bases : added 1 week of grass between the French Slam & the UK Slam
- Junior Tour : added the Grade D tournament level, which should make it much easier to win a few matches during the 1st Junior year and maybe win a couple of tournaments in the 2nd year (if it's not the case, please report it !)
- Legacy Base Support : the game can now load saved games using previous versions of the official Tour bases, so you should never lose your saved game again when updating
- Players : fictional players now will mostly get fictional names instead of recycled names from the player base
- Tournament : 2 new victory cups
- Tournament Registration : low ranked CPU players didn't register correctly for tournaments, which was making it very hard for the new good players to emerge, so the system got a complete rehaul
- Qualies : now winning a match in qualies always gives ranking points, so low ranked players who never make it out of qualies still get a somewhat meaningful ranking
- Animation : the players won't swing in the air anymore when the ball ends in the lower part of the net
- Physics : ball bounce on sliced ball tuned, so it shouldn't be overpowered anymore
- Players : Forehand, Backhand & Service Powers of top players in a very good year will get a bit less up, so it's their other skills that go up more (eg: so the serve doesn't become super fast during such year)
- World Tour : allow top players to have a bit more easily their skill above 90% (which in turn allow having more skills under 90%)
- Serves : the 1st service speed has been lowered by 5km/h on average, so it's more on par with real-life averages, and it should give a more realistic number of aces for top servers
- Serves : topspin & kick serves now do less net clip ; instead, they get sometimes shorter but still pass the net
- Player style : the Counter now rushes the net a bit less often
- Controls : controllers' analog stick now allows you to accelerate your player run in any direction
- Modding : the player's StartRank is now used to determine his strength when he's a Junior, so he'll try to reach his StartRank when he gets to 18 years old (note: if the 1st RankPerYear is better than 100, then the player is becoming a Pro on his starting year)
- Modding : add the TE2009 Net, so TE2013 Mods using it & changing its texture will work with TEM2 ; you have to specify its use in GameSys.ini , though, by adding this line, under [Game] :
DefaultNet = Net2009

Changes :
- Tour bases : many low ranked players had some years off and thus on some years a few qualies draws could miss a few players
- Tournament : fixed a crash when loading a saved game containing a draw with bye vs bye matches (ie: when there were not enough players)
- Physics : completely reworked the spin after the bounce, as the fix for the sliced bounce lead to having too much topspin on flat serve, making the ball bounce too low ; these new changes also make the topspin strike a bit more effective, as it now bounces a bit higher & deeper, which is welcome
- Strikes : the acceleration and the shoulder acceleration speed bonus both require to have been perfectly positioned for at least 0.25s & 0.5s respectively to achieve their fastest speed

Bug Fixes :
- Sound : the skid sounds weren't played
- Statistics : doubles historic for CPU players could be wrong, leading to wrong reports
- Rendering : the vertical ball shadow could disappear
- Animation : the player animation while bouncing the ball could be jerking
- Replay : the rackets were mispositioned in step by step mode
- Country Cup : the surfaces weren't saved correctly once the encounters were over, leading to issue in the Head To Head & other screens
- Strikes : the drop shop could end too easily in the net
- Animation : the player could wrongly choose to do a forehand or backhand volley when the ball was crossed a lot and he was far from it
- World Tour : top singles players could too easily play in low ranked doubles tournaments
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 03 Jul 2020, 19:39

SubBuild 2020.7.3:

Bug fixes :
- Controls : keyboard was always making the player go to the right
- Animation : the woman player was glitching when running & striking the ball at the same time
- Animation : the woman's racket wasn't correctly animated
- Animation : man's service #21 fixed
- Player : the racket was mispositioned for the left-handed woman

Notes :
- Linux version is built ; no idea if it works or not, please report in the comment topic if you give it a try ! :blackeye: (to get your download link, request your License Key email to be resent : => https://www.managames.com/Key_en.php?Lost ) (EDIT: it has been reported as working correctly !)
- MacOs version updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 : Alpha version !

Postby manutoo » 20 Jul 2020, 21:10

Build 40 SubBuild 2020.7.20:

New Features :
- Rescue : you can now press the Left or Right shift during the game start-up to open the Data folder, so you can easily find the Tennis.ini to delete it or modify it if the game crashes on start (the last version of Unity removed the Launcher, so it's a trick to live without it :fear: )
- Controller : added the Dead-zone settings in the Controls menu

Changes :
- Animation : tuned a bit the animation synchro so the racket connects better with the ball on the strikes

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : fixed a couple of bugs leading to animation glitches
- Animation : the racket orientation for the woman player could be wrong
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