Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 14 Dec 2023, 12:28

Build 123 ; SubBuild 2023.12.14:

New Features :
- Localization : Italian translation updated, thanks to pupattolino75 !

Changes :
- Acceleration Trait : Slow Ball Big Speed's limits are tuned so it's more advantageous on slow surfaces, and almost not penalizing on fast surfaces
- Play Style : the new description of the All-Court Attacker is (ie: he got a speed bonus for his normal & topspin strikes) =>
  • 1 extra acceleration
  • bigger jumps at the net
  • big speed bonus for shoulder height acceleration
  • up to +3km/h on normal & topspin strikes, whatever the power is
- Play Style : the new description of the All-Rounder is (ie: he got a speed bonus for his normal & topspin strikes, as well a topspin bonus for his topspin strike) =>
  • 1 extra acceleration
  • bigger jumps at the net
  • big speed bonus for shoulder height acceleration
  • up to +2km/h on normal & topspin strikes, whatever the power is
  • little topspin bonus on the topspin strike
- Play Style : slightly raise the jump bonus of the All-Rounder

Bug Fixes :
- Tutorial : doing some tutorial lessons could still block the next launched match
- Menu : if no default font was defined, then the font padding for custom fonts was the one from the previous menu's default font (this was an issue for some Mods, not the base game as the default font was always defined for the base menus)
- Ini : WT_NewGame & WT_NewGameTEM usages from Tennis.ini were inverted, preventing to easily edit the starting skill points in the World Tour
- Modding : having different Country Cup rounds for different years still could lead to some issues
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 06 Jan 2024, 09:34

Build 124 ; SubBuild 2024.1.6:

New Features :
- Analytics : switched to Unity Gaming Service Analytics ; you still can disable it in Settings -> Misc Options
- Modding : the .zip mod files in the temp folder are now deleted on game launch & exit

Changes :
- Physics : slightly raised the sliding occurrence, on all surfaces, both with and without the Slider talent

Bug Fixes :
- AI : in doubles, in a few specific situations, the CPU could let his partner hit a ball while he should have played it
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 10 Jan 2024, 12:04

SubBuild 2024.1.10:

Bug Fixes :
- Menu : since the previous update, there have been a bunch of little glitches in the menus as well as the impossibility of training when the TEM2 Mode was turned on
- MacOS : tried a fix for the black screen occurring on old macs (ie: the ones not supporting the Metal rendering)
- World Tour : loading a saved game where you had reached the end of your career was crashing
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 18 Jan 2024, 16:59

SubBuild 2024.1.18:

Changes :
- Menu : when entering a new menu using the keyboard or the controller, the cursor is moved to the currently selected item

Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : when playing with women, the current match couldn't be reloaded and the difficulty setting was always reset on game launch
- Menu : likely fixed the bug making all the Match Stats 0, which should also fix a couple of rare glitches in other menus
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 03 Feb 2024, 10:44

Build 125 ; SubBuild 2024.2.3:

New Features :
- Animation : you can now disable the Crowd animation in Settings -> Video -> Advanced ; on less powerful PCs, it makes the game stutters a bit each time the crowd starts to applause

Changes :
- AI : now the CPU will volley much less frequently in the direction of his opponent standing near a lane line, except on difficult volleys
- Modding : now the game doesn't pause anymore while in the Mod Management menu and getting out of focus, which should prevent failing download because you had swapped to another application while waiting for it to complete

Bug Fixes :
- AI : fixed a few situations in doubles where the CPU was not playing correctly according to his CPU partner
- Animation : when being lobbed, the player animation could constantly switch between the smash and another strike
- Menu : the button to launch the TE4-Launcher when a new update was available wasn't working anymore (so if you read this, you likely have to manually launch TE4-Launcher to get this new update)
- Modding : Modded sounds were not playing more or less randomly
- Modding : since the previous update, having both the face and eyebrow configuration was making the face customization disappear in some situations
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 18 Feb 2024, 09:44

Build 126 ; SubBuild 2024.2.18:

Bug Fixes :
- Strike : since the previous build, your player could sometimes stick to the FH instead of switching to the BH (and vice versa), when moving left/right before hitting the ball
- Modding : having too many outfit parts was crashing the game
- Online : if you activated TEM2 within TE4, then your online account was change ; this is now restored to your original TE4 account
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 09 Mar 2024, 13:03

Version 0.91 - Build 127 ; SubBuild 2024.3.9:

New Features :
- Online : pressing the Menu button now shows a pop-up menu that will let you send Quick chat sentences or block the chat ; the current choice is activated when releasing the Menu button
- Online : if you cannot host, activate Training Club -> Network -> Assign Temporary IPv6 (only available if your network supports IPv6 and has a Temporary one) ; note : opponents whose network doesn't support IPv6 won't be able to join you (if it works for you, please report it !)

Changes :
- Physics : in the big stadiums, the invisible walls around the courts are now better positioned so the players & the balls will be blocked near the actual walls
- AI : your player & the CPU, when standing near or after the baseline, know much better when the ball will end long, and thus won't play it, except when it's very close to being in

Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : when the TEM2 mode was activated, your player skills were going down extremely fast once he was starting to be a bit old
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 10 Apr 2024, 03:54

Version 0.92 - Build 128 ; SubBuild 2024.4.10:

New Features :
- Animation : you can now damper or turn off the Dynamic Animation system, which alters the strike animations (more info => topic15-35348.php )

Changes :
- Strikes : the slice was too fast when having low consistency
- Strikes : slightly increased the loss of precision when returning a slice
- Strikes : lowered the maximum possible topspin when having a very low power (to avoid weird moonballs for Junior players)
- Strikes : slightly raised the racket sweet spot size while moving, so it's now a bit easier to strike the ball on the run

Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : in fictional years, the ranks were getting all messed up when some real players had manual rankings, leading to unknown players being way too strong
- AI : when doing a safe strike, the CPU could advance too much into the court
- Strikes : the drop shot speed could be too slow when done very crossed, leading to a too-high trajectory
- Online : when doing a rematch, the stadium for the client was reset to his own settings, instead of the host's stadium
- Online : The NAT punch-through when having different private & public ports was not working (it can happen when you share your router with a lot of people ; eg: at university)
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 29 Apr 2024, 10:50

Version 0.94 - Build 129 ; SubBuild 2024.4.29:

New Features :
- World Tour : rankings updated to the end of 2023 (but the 1st playable year is still 2023)
- Controls : added Tab Previous & Next, and Scroll Previous & Next as configurable buttons, and added shortcuts for them in different menus
- Optimization : the game now uses noticeably less memory and prevents Mods from using too much of it, so you can enjoy everything with 6 GB of RAM
- Steam : enabled the "Join game" & "Invite to play" buttons in the "view game info" dialog, in the Steam friends list right-click menu (I couldn't test it, so please let me know if there's some issue :fear: )

Changes :
- Strike : very slightly lowered the loss of precision when returning a slice (as the increase in the previous Build was too strong :blackeye: )
- AI : the Incredible CPU now aims a bit less to the center

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : the players could do weird movements to try to look for the ball behind them if they had just missed it
- Online : since the last Build, it was not possible to open the Chat with the keyboard or the in-game menu
- Controls : having a strike activated by a controller axis and another strike activated by the same axis plus a button could lead to the latter strike never getting registered
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 30 Apr 2024, 08:44

SubBuild 2024.4.30:

New Features :
- Localization : Spanish translation (proofread by Fed1) and German translation (proofread by starfighter006) are finally updated after several years !

Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : the Career Titles screen was crashing
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 02 May 2024, 07:19

SubBuild 2024.5.2:

Changes :
- Controls : the default control scheme for the controllers was not really not optimal ; it is now changed to the 1 button-per-strike template that fits better the Xbox & Playstation controllers

Bug Fixes :
- Localization : fixed a few glitches & typos in French, Italian, German & Spanish translations
- World Tour : looking at the match presentation screen for a final and then closing the game was making the game hang after have played the next match on the next game launch
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 03 May 2024, 05:54

SubBuild 2024.5.3:

Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : people who got stuck from watching the final's Match presentation screen and closing the game before the fix of the previous SubBuild were then getting stuck for good with the previous SubBuild (they could load the automatically Weekly saved game, though)
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 08 May 2024, 14:08

SubBuild 2024.5.8:

Bug Fixes :
- Recordings : replaying a match played with the TEM2 Mode was desync'ing non-stop if the TEM2 Mode was deactivated (and vice versa)
- Menus : fixed a couple of tooltip issues when using the controller
- Controls : "Menu - Open Menu" could wrongly trigger
- Commentaries : no commentary was played for the Masters Semifinals
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 22 May 2024, 15:29

Version 0.95 - Build 130 ; SubBuild 2024.5.22:

New Features :
- Camera : added a slider to make the camera movements slower in 3rd person mode when the ball passes your player (ie: it's mostly for the doubles)
- Modding : added an "Available space" indicator to know if you still have enough space to install additional Mods (especially useful on Xbox, where you have only 1GB for the Mods and the match recordings)

Changes :
- Players : Male hairs were too bright
- Strike : slightly lowered the loss of precision when returning a slice with a 2H-BH or 1H-BH
- Strike : strongly lowered the tiring handicap on heavy topspin strikes, and even more for the Defender style
- Physics : slightly changed the ball size so it gets a tiny bit more air drag, more on par with current balls on the real World Tour (but it's only like 1/60th of a second longer for the ball to travel from one player to his opponent :blackeye: )
- Physics : the players with high running speed need now a bit more time to stop their run
- Gameplay : the Bulldog has now a little bonus to more easily hit the ball on the run

Bug Fixes :
- Strike : preparing a strike for a long time was canceling the handicap to do an acceleration on a raising/falling ball, making the topspin balls less effective than wanted
- AI : the CPU could walk a bit away from the ball and miss it when rushing the net
- Tutorial : doing a net on the 1st serve was crashing the game
- Desync : the online matches and match replays could sometimes desync on the service (I'm not sure it's fixed in 100% of the cases, though :fear: )
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