Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 28 Sep 2021, 11:31

Build 61 - SubBuild 2021.9.28:

Changes :
- Animation : smoothed a bit the hand repositioning done by the dynamic animation system

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : the wrong animation could be chosen for your player (leading to do a forehand instead of a backhand, or a smash instead of a volley)
- Animation : when doing an inside out (eg: hitting a forehand instead of a backhand), then the original animation was playing all through instead of being changed to the new one
- Animation : the pelvis could quickly jerk when the ball was a bit too far
- World Tour : reloading a saved game could lead to getting some changed skills (especially mental ones, visible if you had changed your player control to CPU)
- World Tour : the pre-match screen could make the framerate lag a lot
- Outfit : it wasn't possible to select the last mesh of several outfit parts, and the woman wristband configuration wasn't working at all

Notes :
- MacOs version updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 29 Sep 2021, 09:27

Build 62 - SubBuild 2021.9.29:

Changes :
- Animation : changed a bit the after-hit hand follow-through when the ball is far, to avoid the player going weirdly to the front

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : animation prediction mismatch could lead to 0 preparation, making your shots very weak and weird
- Animation : animation prediction was too eager to make do inside out forehands ; now it'll wait you actually moved enough before switching the strike... :blackeye:

Notes :
- MacOs version updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 30 Sep 2021, 07:52

SubBuild 2021.9.30:

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : the player was jerking quickly when the ball was too much on him

Notes :
- the MacOs version from yesterday already got that fix
- Windows & Mac Demo versions updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 02 Oct 2021, 09:26

SubBuild 2021.10.2:

Bug Fixes :
- Modding : the new skin textures could be selected but they were not applied to the 3D player

Notes :
- MacOs version updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 05 Oct 2021, 12:51

Build 63 - SubBuild 2021.10.5:

New Features :
- Modding : added support for Eyebrows configuration
- Modding : added support to move the outfit texture depending on the currently selected one

Changes :
- Player : the male player eyes now look more normal, thanks to sixstringseraph's tuned texture !

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : the engine was seeing very late when you were doing an inside out very early (that's a paradox :blackeye: ), leading to unfair errors
- Outfit : the outfit code was too long to be fully applied and thus the face parameters were of no effect
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 07 Oct 2021, 19:06

Build 64 - SubBuild 2021.10.7:

New Features :
- Player : added the possibility to change the head scaling, independently on the 3 axes

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : switching from the forehand to the smash was keeping the forehand height reach, leading to missed balls on smashes
- Animation : the short animations (ie: volleys) could get jerky from the dynamic adjustments
- Modding : the "none" option wasn't working for texture-only-based outfits
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 08 Oct 2021, 09:29

SubBuild 2021.10.8:

Bug Fixes :
- Player : the head scaling wasn't saved correctly in the World Tour
- Online : the head scaling wasn't sent to your opponent correctly, and both your opponent and your player were ending headless... :blackeye:

Notes :
- MacOs version updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 09 Oct 2021, 12:24

SubBuild 2021.10.9:

New Features :
- General : Achievements (for the Steam version)
- Outfit : the camera is zoomed on the head when changing the eyes
- World Tour : the CPU players' head is randomly scaled, so they look more different (nothing too crazy, though, normally :blackeye: )

Bug Fixes :
- Player : the male player muscular normal texture was deactivated
- Modding : putting the skin normal textures into your Mods folder was making the game crash

Notes :
- MacOs version updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 12 Oct 2021, 16:56

Build 65 - SubBuild 2021.10.12:

New Features :
- Player : you can now choose between 3 racket sizes => Mid, MidPlus and Oversize, as well as 6 different models (it's just a visual change, without gameplay consequences)
- Modding : you can now add new faces just by copying their files into the "Male.Face" & "Female.Face" folders, without additional changes ; the Skin model in the Customization screen will allow you to select the face ; check the Outfit Modding SDK for more info => topic60-33539.php

Changes :
- Gameplay : the racket was too big for most players ; this is now a 27" standard racket for everyone, including Junior players, which is about 20% smaller than before for 1m85 players
- Modding : when adding a racket texture, the RacketTip & RacketTipOther will now use the "01" texture if you didn't provide a matching texture for them

Notes :
- MacOs & demo versions updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 18 Oct 2021, 11:18

SubBuild 2021.10.18:

Bug Fixes :
- Settings : creating a Profile was silently failing and then leading to a crash later on
- Online : closing the game wasn't closing correctly your online session
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 23 Nov 2021, 11:17

SubBuild 2021.11.23:

New Features :
- World Tour : added the title count for each category of tournaments in the Career Titles screen
- Localization : fixed & added new sentences for the Chinese translation (thanks to XK & SpeedAce !)
- Gameplay : can turn off the Exhausting injury by adding this line in your Tennis.ini, under [Game] : (HowTo => topic19-32161.php )
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Exhaustion = 0

Changes :
- Animation : when hitting a low ball, the off-hand now goes a bit down with the body
- World Tour : lowered the chances for the Country Cup encounters to be held on clay

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : the players were doing strange movements with their back if they were moving right after have stroke the ball
- World Tour : watching CPU vs CPU match and giving up could lead to having the Player 2 winning right away in the next watched CPU vs CPU match
- World Tour : the career & year summary in the Activity screen was missing the Grade D category for the Junior players
- World Tour : the Bronze medal was giving the same points as the Silver medal ; now it'll get 75% of the Silver medal points
- World Tour : if you have missed a Grand Slam, you could still get the Calendar Gram Slam achievement screen
- World Tour : deactivating tiredness wasn't saved
- World Tour : closing the game on the match presentation screen was leading to that match being simulated, and often ending in a loss
- Outfit : entering an outfit code without an ending ";" was making the game crash
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 06 Dec 2021, 16:09

Build 66 - SubBuild 2021.12.6:

Changes :
- Skills : halved the extra precision bonus when having the Precision more than 20% above the Power (eg: having now 100% Precision vs 60% Power is equivalent of having before 90% vs 60% => (100-60)-20 = ((90-60)-20) * 2)
- Strikes : lowered the speed bonus for the Short Acceleration & Short Strike when the Precision is above the Power ; plus now if you're mispositioned, you won't get that speed bonus ; and inversely, the speed handicap is lowered when the Power is above the Precision, and the handicap is totally removed when you're very badly positioned (because you already get other penalties from the mispositioning anyway)
- Lob : lowered the lob precision when your opponent is not at the net and you play with Arcade or Simulation control

Bug Fixes :
- Players : some fictional players weren't assigned a Best Rank, leading to a crash

Notes :
- Most of these changes are to prevent some Online exploits when playing with a low power build
- MacOs & demo versions updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 14 Dec 2021, 16:57

Build 67 - SubBuild 2021.12.14:

Changes :
- Animation : slighlty tuned the 2H-Backhand #1 & #3 so the off-hand animation is better positioned and smoother (especially for the male player)

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : all strikes requiring up/down direction (in legacy TE2013 controls) could have their animation weirdly played with some acceleration and slow down during it

Notes :
- MacOs & demo versions updated
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 29 Dec 2021, 18:11

SubBuild 2021.12.29:

New Features :
- Player : added 3 face shape customization, thanks to sixstringseraph ! (only available for the high LOD player male)
- Modding : you can now define the custom camera for 2D courts like this :
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[Camera]
AspectRatio    =    16:9
AutoU1        =    0.3323
AutoV1        =    0.2106
AutoU2        =    0.8297
AutoV2        =    0.7810

ie: no more manual positioning of the camera, you just note down where are the top left & bottom right corners of the lines ! To get these coordinates, divide the pixel's X by the width, and the pixel's Y by the height (so the coordinates will be normalized and thus will still work in case you resize the image afterwards). U1/V1 is the top left line corner, and U2/V2 the bottom right line corner. For courts without a corridor, add this line :
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AutoNoCorridor        =    1

- World Tour : you can now change the saved game date format by changing this line in your Tennis.ini, under [WT_Static], change this line : "SavDateFormat = yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm" (HowTo => topic19-32161.php )

Bug Fixes :
- Skills : a few of the main player mental skills would change the 1st time the career was reloaded
- World Tour : the tournament limit for your Junior player was miscalculated when you were participating in the main draw in singles and had lost in the doubles qualies (and vice versa)
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 30 Dec 2021, 09:18

SubBuild 2021.12.30:

Bug Fixes :
- Player : the male player had his feet inside the ground since yesterday's update :sweat:
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