Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 17 Mar 2022, 08:34

SubBuild 2022.3.17:

Bug Fixes :
- Modding : since the last update, the game wasn't showing anymore the Modded animations
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 13 Apr 2022, 18:16

Version 0.54 - Build 85 ; SubBuild 2022.4.13:

New Features :
- Stadium : here comes the indoor stadium for the Future & Challenger tournaments
- Surface : the default surface for the new stadium is acrylic, an affordable hard surface, relatively common in tennis clubs
- Modding : new way to add 2D courts, much easier, based on folders & names, like most of the parts in the game now (1) ; more info => topic60-33904.php

Changes :
- Gameplay : now it requires to prepare the strike for at least 0.75 seconds to fully benefit from having the precision above the power (so at 0.375s of preparation, you get only 50% of that bonus) ; that should prevent the player to be nearly immune against faults coming from a too big precision zone ; it's the same when having the precision below the power
- Gameplay : the precision boost from having the precision above the power for the attack, defense & sliced lobs was too big

Bug Fixes :
- Gameplay : AutoPos on Fast could lead to wrong animation choice as the player was stopping to move a bit too late
- Animation : the wrong stretching anim could wrongly trigger if you were near the ball bounce (ie: forehand instead of backhand)
- Animation : the CPU could choose the wrong animation in a few extreme cases
- Animation : since the previous build, the animation transition could be jerky when striking the ball on the run
- 2 vs 1 : if CPU was alone against 2 opponents, he was aiming inside the singles court limits instead of the doubles ones

Notes :
- (1) : if you already added 2D courts to your game, you'll have to convert them to this new method ; if you have the Mod by the XKT team, an update should come soon
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 14 Apr 2022, 12:57

SubBuild 2022.4.14:

Bug Fixes :
- Modding : the Stadium icons were getting all brown in the Stadium selection screen when scrolling the list up/down
- Modding : the additional Surface icons were not loaded
- Camera : the Custom camera (in the Tennis.ini) wasn't working anymore
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 15 Apr 2022, 07:50

SubBuild 2022.4.15:

Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : the game could crash when loading a saved game
- Modding : sound selection wasn't working correctly when playing with the 2D Background on
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 30 Apr 2022, 11:35

Version 0.57 - Build 86 ; SubBuild 2022.4.30:

New Features :
- Stadium : here come 3 new stadiums => Rome, Madrid & Monte-Carlo ! :dance:
- Menu : added a Back button in the Match Presentation screen
- Modding : you can now add this to your Stadium.ini to disable the court lines when displaying the associated 2D court :
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[Data]
LinesColorFor2D = 0


Changes :
- Animation : when running to the net, the reach is lowered, so the player doesn't stretch too much in weird ways

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : when the ball was far from him, the player was making a weird hip movement in the opposite direction at the end of his strike
- Animation : fixed another case where the CPU animation could get out of sync :sweat:
- Player : the player CRC was changing depending on the opponent
- Input : the game will now automatically disable XInput if you have more than 4 controllers plugged in (as 4 is the XInput limit, which could prevent seeing all your controllers in-game)
- World Tour : the mental skills were not correctly updated during the training when your player control was on CPU
- World Tour : there were not enough Junior players to fill the draw at the end of the year (as all Junior players had reached their tournament limit per year)
- World Tour : the game could crash when starting a new career with an existing player
- Modding : modded net textures were too bright
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 02 May 2022, 09:13

SubBuild 2022.5.2:

Bug Fixes :
- World Tour : I had forgotten to assign the new Rome stadium to the Rome tournament... :blackeye:
- Online : it might have been possible to lose ELO when getting disconnected on match start, and maybe when your opponent was joining & leaving right away your game lobby
- Camera : closing the game while watching a Replay with the Ball Following mode was letting the camera in that state forever (or till you manually changed it back in Settings -> Camera :P )
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 16 May 2022, 07:01

Version 0.61 - Build 87 ; SubBuild 2022.5.16:

New Features :
- Stadium : 4 new stadiums => Indian Wells, Key Biscayne, Montreal & Shanghai ! 3 left to go..! :bounce:
- Menu : added a Back button in the Match Presentation screen

Changes :
- Gameplay : the Auto-Pos will now make you advance a bit more if the ball is really too low

Bug Fixes :
- Gameplay : when you were standing after the 2nd ball bounce, the Auto-Pos could get wrong and make you miss the ball
- Gameplay : the stretching anim could trigger when there was still a chance to chase down the ball
- Rendering : since the previous update, there was no shadow anymore when playing with the 2D Background enabled
- Online : tried a few other things to prevent the weird ELO losses :fear:
- Online : the stretching & sliding anims were getting corrupted when playing with a High Delay (above ~150ms)
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 29 May 2022, 12:37

Version 0.64 - Build 88 ; SubBuild 2022.5.29:

New Features :
- Stadium : 3 new stadiums => Side Court, Beach House & TET500 ; all the stadiums are done for now (although maybe in a distant future, I'll add 2 stadiums, for the Indoor & Outdoor Future tournaments)
- World Tour : a tournament can now have several stadiums, so you'll play on the Side court during big events when you're lowly ranked or during qualies (this will also allow Modders to define several 2D courts for the same tournament)

Bug Fixes :
- Animation : the player's head was going up/down too slowly, leading to super weird head positioning during the strike :sweat:
- Animation : since a couple of builds, the CPU couldn't change anymore his strike animation if wanted, leading to possibly big desyncs on ball hit
- AI : the CPU could not be able to hit the ball when doing a Backhand smash despite his racket touching it
- Online : it seems that managames.com gets some server timeout error, which can lead to losing ELO, so now in such a case, the game will retry a couple of times to contact the server
- Training Club : fixed a crash when going to play in the Training Club right after having won a tournament in the World Tour
- World Tour : fixed a crash when saving a player to the Training Club
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 31 May 2022, 15:45

SubBuild 2022.5.31:

Changes :
- Menu : now the surfaces & stadiums are sorted depending on their translated name if you don't play with the English language

Bug Fixes :
- HUD : the text could get all corrupted on or after the Beach House stadium
- World Tour : since the previous update, the game couldn't load the saved match anymore on launch, forcing you to restart at 0/0
- Stadium : when lowering the Detail Level on the Side Court stadium, some of the NPCs weren't removed
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 05 Jun 2022, 11:24

SubBuild 2022.6.5:

New Features :
- Modding : it is now possible to modify the textures & materials of the Stadiums & court Surfaces ! More info => topic60-34019.php

Bug Fixes :
- Camera : the 3rd person camera view could get blocked by the back wall on small courts (ie: the Beach House & the Side Court)
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 22 Jun 2022, 16:06

Version 0.65 - Build 89 ; SubBuild 2022.6.22:

New Features :
- Training Club : can easily import players from the World Tour Base from Training Club -> Character Sheet
- Training Club : can save an unlimited amount of players
- Match : you can now define the number of games in the last set, as well as the number of points of the last set tie break (if any)
- Modding : add any 3D models to the Stadiums, and edit existing Ads (HowTo => topic60-34047.php )
- Modding : can set the Time & Speed text positions for the 2D Court (HowTo => topic60-34056.php )
- Modding : can change the NPC textures (HowTo => viewtopic.php?p=282854#p282854 )

Changes :
- Strike : the slice was lowering too much the difficulty of very difficult balls
- Strike : cannot hit a too strong slice anymore when taking the ball very early after the bounce
- Strike : it's now much harder to return a serve (or a smash) very early after the bounce
- Animation : tuned the service #14 so the arms don't go in the body anymore (except for fat players)

Bug Fixes :
- Gameplay : when doing a slide or a stretch, the player could still jump at the net
- Strike : the lob could lead to some crazy balls when hit on a too difficult ball
- AI : the CPU was never doing the Sorry gesture and was doing too many Cheering fist & Raging pump gestures
- Menus : sometimes the menus can totally fail and display "0" everywhere ; it may be fixed now, but I'm not 100% sure :fear:
- Controller (only on the Steam version) : when unplugging & replugging your controller (or when playing with Steam Input on) the game could think a controller wasn't plugged in anymore, which was leading to an incorrect "no controller connected" label in the Settings -> Controls panel
- Settings (only in the previous Mana Games version) : the game was crashing when changing the video settings before having started a match
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 24 Jun 2022, 10:17

SubBuild 2022.6.24:

Bug Fixes :
- Modding : transparent textures were opaque (eg: the TextOnGround sample Mod from here topic60-34047.php )
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 25 Jun 2022, 10:10

SubBuild 2022.6.25:

Bug Fixes :
- Training Club : importing a player from the World Tour base was setting his Short Term Form to 30% ; now it'll be 100%
- Modding : the NetSkin wasn't working anymore since the v0.65
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Re: Tennis Elbow 4 - Early Version !

Postby manutoo » 27 Jun 2022, 06:43

SubBuild 2022.6.27:

Bug Fixes :
- Camera : the 1st person view position was incorrect
- World Tour : the player control setup panel had disappear from the World Tour's Character Sheet since the v0.65
- World Tour : changing the Arcade/Simu/Elite controls within the in-game Help screen wasn't saved
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