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Incoming version 1.0b

Postby manutoo » 28 Apr 2011, 18:03

Hello,

1st of all, this is not a suggestion thread, I read all your suggestions all over the forum, and even if I didn't answer them, there's no need to post them again here.
This topic is to discuss about the incoming new features & changes.

Version 1.0b will likely be released around May 15-20th.

New Features :
- Doubles : can choose to swap return side with your partner at each set start
- Doubles : returner's partner position depth saved ; this allows the partner of the returner to always stands on baseline at start of the point, if he wants to
- World Tour : you can now save any World Tour player (including yours) to reload him/her in the Training Club
- Controls : Optional Alternate Up/Down during the strikes ; this allows users with too sensible gamepad to have all 9 strikes available with only 4 or 5 buttons instead of 9
- AI : CPU players will now do Sorry gesture if their strike clipped the net
- Video : all and any screen ratio supported when playing with the 3D courts ; Window mode will now always keep the perfect Aspect Ratio whatever the window size is
- Helper : display a help screen when a player releases button(s) before hitting the ball (if you read this, you should likely not need nor see this help screen ;) )
- Mod : additional NoNormalization in Tennis.ini allows to set all World Tour players on their best year force, all the time
- Mod : added an option to easily display any existing court icon for additional courts in World Tour

Changes :
- World Tour : a few players tuned
- World Tour : Double specialists have some of their skills raised during Doubles, while Singles specialists see some of theirs lowered a bit
- AI : CPU players with good return skill (it's a hidden skill in World Tour) will have a bit better reflexes on return (they already had a bit better return precision)
- AI : better communication in Doubles between the 2 CPU partners, so they shouldn't let a centered ball pass both of them when they stand at net (this was especially frequent on lob)
- AI : slightly better AI positioning ; but added some positioning mistakes to compensate, especially when their Positioning skill is low (this is a hidden skill in World Tour)
- Gameplay : no fatigue before the server starts to serve, so the returner can place himself without penalty
- Gameplay : good resting at end of set, even when there's no end change, and lower resting after 1st game of set
- Gameplay : short strike's precision increased by 35% and speed increased a bit, but it's less tolerant to mis-positioning ; this should make this strike much more useful and used
- Gameplay : short volley precision increased by 20%
- Gameplay : short acceleration precision & speed increased a bit
- Training Club : Saved Player slots raised to 36 from 10

Bug Fixes:
- Animation : fixed a crash that could occur after changing the strike animation of a player
- Animation : CPU won't do a gesture anymore just before striking an incoming fault ball
- Animation : in some case, players were not correctly looking at the ball
- AI : when at net, CPU players don't run to baseline anymore after have jumped to the ball & missed it
- HUD : Energy bars should now be correctly displayed on left/right when playing in Doubles with the camera standing on the Opposite end (for real this time ;) )
- World Tour : when playing with more than 1 human player, some CPU players could have their ranking history not saved ; that was likely creating problem on their Head To Head view & previous year activity view
- Menu : mouse speed in fullscreen could be extremely slow in case of settings corruption

Notes :
More new features & changes are still to come.
So far, I've done only the easiest & quickest ones.
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby Maxy » 29 Apr 2011, 17:33

:applause: I'm waiting for it!
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby andy09 » 29 Apr 2011, 18:54

ATP will have the calendar updated? :whistle: :mrgreen:
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby manutoo » 30 Apr 2011, 15:05

EDIT: following new stuff in this post => viewtopic.php?p=61733#p61733

andy09,
changing the calendar would invalidate the current saved games, so it's not possible.


New Features :
- Online : Tourney Mode is removed in exchange of the new Realistic Mode
- Animation : new waiting animation ; new victory animation for tough matches

Changes :
- Animation : side steps animations tuned
- Animation : CPU selects the side step or the run animation more smartly
- Settings : the number of games per set in the World Tour can be set independently from the Training Club

Bug Fixes:
- World Tour : skill lowering was incorrect when stopping to play for more than 18 weeks
- World Tour : Ranking Delta Pos was incorrect for new players the week they arrive on the Tour

Details about Online Realistic Mode :
o Aiming Preview is not allowed
o AutoPositioning is on Average
o skills average is 80%, which means should have 780 points left in your character sheet
o Service Power is remapped to 25-75%
o all of other skills are remapped to 30-90%

Skill Remapping formulas :
o Service Power : Ingame Skill = 25 + 50 * Skill / 100
o Other Skills : Ingame Skill = 30 + 60 * Skill / 100
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby Algo » 30 Apr 2011, 15:20

manutoo wrote:- Settings : the number of games per set in the World Tour can be set independently from the Training Club

thank you :lol:
looking forward to realistic mode too.
I hope it won't come in the middle of RG or Wimbly anyway :whistle:
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby HeadTheBabolat » 30 Apr 2011, 15:22

manutoo wrote:
New Features :
- Animation : new waiting animation ; new victory animation for tough matches

Changes :
- Animation : side steps animations tuned
- Animation : CPU selects the side step or the run animation more smartly


:applause: :applause:
Tourney mode removed that is sad.. :cry: but hope that realistic mode will be a good replacement. :)
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby Stajus » 30 Apr 2011, 16:26

Based on the description, I'm not sure that the Realistic Mode will be used on Tour :roll: For example, it will scale down groundstroke power to 90% but the speed will also be scaled down to 90% (if we put 100 in the sheet), so it's kinda...similar :roll: Drop shots will be ruined 'cause the maximum would be 90% :lol:
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby Maxy » 30 Apr 2011, 21:34

Manu explain new waiting animation please..... :whistle:
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby Anis.nadal » 30 Apr 2011, 23:49

Hi manutoo , if you can add sounds of players when they hit balls , like in real tennis ( not sounds of balls , but i mean the sound of players which they make it when they hit balls , like nadal... )
it will be a funny idea :wink: , cya ...
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby Samu.H » 01 May 2011, 21:23

Hello Manutoo,

I've been modding most of the Tour courts and was wondering whether this update would cancel all my changes?

Thanks for such a great game ;)
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby manutoo » 02 May 2011, 06:46

Algo & Stajus,
I don't know if Realistic Mode will replace Fair Mode for the online Tour. It should be tested a little while at 1st, to be sure it doesn't create new big unbalance. But all in all, it may be better than Fair mode, and remove some of its problems.

Maxy,
the waiting animation is the one done when the player doesn't move & wait for the ball on the court.

Samu.H,
just backup your Tour.ini & all other files you may have modified before installing the new version, and you should be fine.
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby Maxy » 02 May 2011, 22:43

oh i was thinking about waiting or resting between games
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby Algo » 03 May 2011, 00:30

manutoo wrote:Algo & Stajus,
I don't know if Realistic Mode will replace Fair Mode for the online Tour. It should be tested a little while at 1st, to be sure it doesn't create new big unbalance. But all in all, it may be better than Fair mode, and remove some of its problems.

I don't really know what did you try to say with that, but if you're implying it'd be your decision whether we use it or not, don't you think it should be up to us, the ones that actually play (not me lol, I'm playing when I've time and that's like 1 tournament every 3 months :roll: )?. If you didn't don't read that part lol
Don't get me wrong because I too think that it might be good for the tour. I've been saying ever since you added tiredness that we need some real changes to the way we play to make it funnier -most of all for new people-, but I'd obviously need to try it first to actually know it'd be viable or not.
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby PattySchnyder » 03 May 2011, 05:00

Please mantuoo some of us have been asking for some women strike animations for years..please give us one or two!
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Re: Incoming version 1.0b

Postby manutoo » 03 May 2011, 05:06

Algo,
I confirm you I was not implying it'd be my decision, it'll be up to Tour Mods & players... ;)
But anyway, I guess it'll need some testings before to change to be sure everything is alright about it (or at least, that there's no major flaw & it's actually better than Fair mode).
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