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Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby manutoo » 19 May 2011, 11:35

Hello,

Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b is released (Build 69-2011.5.19) :
http://www.managames.com/download.php?TE2011_fe10b.exe ~35MB [Permanent direct download link to the latest version]
http://toogame.free.fr/Files/TennisElbow2011.exe [Mirror site for people having corrupted download from managames.com - but not up to date all the time]

Patch for v1.0a All Builds since 65 => 1.0b Build 72 - SubBuild 2011.7.7 :
http://www.managames.com/download.php?TE2011-Patch.exe ~4MB



New Features :
- Online : Tourney Mode is removed in exchange of the new Realistic Mode (More info & post your comments about it in this topic : topic8-4449.php )
- 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
- World Tour : you now have the choice to pick a player from the player base when starting a new game, in addition of creating a new one
- World Tour : new game mode 'Season' ; this mode lets you pick a player from the player base, and play 1 season with him, without training session nor skill lowering ; you can also pick a player from 1 season and play in another season, if you want to
- 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
- AI : CPU can now use the short acceleration when you stand a bit too far from the baseline
- 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
- Animation : new waiting animation ; new victory animation for tough matches
- Stats : more match statistics : Short Rallies Won (< 5) ; Medium Rallies Won (5-10) ; Long Rallies Won (> 10) ; Set Points Saved ; Match Points Saved ; Return Winners ; Return Points Won ; Breaks / Games With Break Point
- Stats : all matches & their stats are logged in .html files ; 1 for the Training Club, and 1 for each game in World Tour (button to open the log is available at bottom left of the "Misc Options" menu)
- Camera : new "Follow Ball" mode available during replay
- Camera : can easily save/load 4 different settings for the camera, and load these settings during the replay
- Replay : smooth slow-motion replay
- Outfit : 1 new male shirt & 3 new male sleeveless T-shirts
- Sound : Players' Grunt (only after ball strike, though, not before)
- Sound : Crowd reacts to great strikes

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
- Rendering : indoor Stadium lighting lowered (and it's Moddable)
- Rendering : ball impact & lines tuned a bit to avoid ball in/out misinterpretation
- AI : CPU is now more efficient when standing slightly inside baseline (it had the tendency to not take enough advantage of short balls)
- AI : CPU stands now more far or closer on return, depending of its skills and its opponent service power
- 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)
- AI : in singles, CPU player now stops to run a bit before its opponent strikes the ball
- Control : it is now possible to do the Nadal shot when playing with remapped control using 1 different button for each strike ; you have 0.35 seconds after have released a button to press the next one ; note that this allows you to prepare the Nadal shot & run a bit at the same time ; as a reminder, the Nadal Shot is : Normal Strike + Short Strike + Topspin Strike
- 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
- Animation : side steps animations tuned
- Animation : CPU selects the side step or the run animation more smartly
- Animation : Serve 5/5 slightly tuned ; Serves 1/5 & 3/5 ending fixed
- Settings : the number of games per set in the World Tour can be set independently from the Training Club
- Stats : Simulation time, when turned on, is also displayed in the match stats
- Court : surface colors of Clay and Indoor carpet have been slightly tuned
- Mod : World Tour players will now automatically use any added outfit

Bug Fixes:
- Animation : sidestep could be wrongly oriented just after have hit the ball
- 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
- Render : crowd people were having a big white spot on certain video cards
- 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
- 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
- World Tour : CPU Serve skills were slightly incorrect (they were adjusted according TEM standard instead of TE2011)
- Menu : mouse speed in fullscreen could be extremely slow in case of settings corruption
- Sound : strike panning was incorrect when the camera was on the opposite end

Notes :
- Changelog of previous versions is here : topic15-3912.php
- as usually, if you notice any glitch or bug, thanks to report them !
- don't forget to exit the game before to install the latest version
- This is likely the biggest update ever in the history of Tennis Elbow (since 16 years! But not including new game releases, of course ) :dance:



Important Note :
Post in this topic only if it's related to the latest new version, ie only for these 2 cases :
- about a point listed in the New Features / Changes / Bug Fixes
- about a bug that you are sure didn't happen in the previous version but happens in the new one (else, post in the "Bug Report" forum)
Do not write about anything else, else I may delete your post without any prior warning (or at very least, I won't answer it) ; if you're not sure your topic is related or not to the latest version, just create a new topic in the forum, it'll be fine...

Also on a side note, don't send me PM ( = Private Message) except for Private thing. Everything that can be read by everybody should be pointed out / asked in the forum, so my comments & answers could also be read by everybody, and hopefully, I won't have to write them again when someone else will have the same comments / questions...
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby manutoo » 20 May 2011, 19:00

Build 70, May 20th:

Bug Fixes :
- Online : fixed Chat window not showing
- Online : Grunt settings were not correctly transmitted & initialized
- Video : Wrong display with 16/9 screens
- Video : changing video options during service was resetting the player & blocking the game
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby manutoo » 21 May 2011, 10:18

Build 71, May 21th:

New Features :
- Mod : Can change the needed Best Ranking for the base players to be listed on New Game Player Pick (see BestRankPick under [WT_Static] in Tennis.ini)

Changes :
- Sound : Crowd should react a bit less often during the point

Bug Fixes :
- Online : fixed Desync in Doubles ; also changed a couple of other things that may have lead to Desync in both Singles & Doubles
- Online : Auto Menu Close on Replay doesn't hang the game anymore
- Stats : Saved Set & Match Points could be not counted
- Video : Custom Ratio containing 5 characters are now correctly reloaded
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby manutoo » 26 May 2011, 10:20

SubBuild 2011.5.26, May 26th:

New Features:
- Modding : can change strength-per-ranking curve ; look for [WT_SkillNormAtpRT] in Tennis.ini ; raise "MidNorm" & lower "HighPower" to raise strength of players ranked around #10-100

Changes:
- World Tour : strength of players around ranking #10-100 has been slightly raised, most noticeably around rank #60
- Video : with 2D court, screen is stretched by default up to 16/9 +10% (after, correct aspect ratio is applied with black bars on the side) ; if you don't want the stretch (to have a correct aspect ratio with a perfectly round ball), you can force the Ratio to 16:10 in Advanced Video Options
- Sound : Crowd reaction should be noticeably less frequent in Network/Online games

Bug Fixes:
- Camera : camera was sometimes not reset correctly when swapping from 2D to 3D court
- Warmup : Left hand players were throwing 1st ball from the wrong body side
- World Tour : mispositioned Woman icon in the Load/Save menu
- World Tour : wrong age for new created player
- MatchLog : [Online] tag added for Network/Online matches
- MatchLog : Court Type correctly logged when playing with trial version
- MatchLog : replayed recorded matches are not logged anymore
- Render : 3D court's signs are now correctly lighted (they were noticeably too bright when camera was against the sun)
- Menu : a rare crash fixed when switching / deleting a Profile, or changing settings which needed to be applied

Notes:
- Most of these bug fixes were already present in the game since last Sunday or Monday
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby manutoo » 07 Jun 2011, 10:41

SubBuild 2011.6.7, June 7th:

Changes:
- World Tour : shuffling of bottom ranked players, so new comers to the Tour should raise like expected (ie: faster than before ; good new players won't be stuck for long without playing)
- Sound : can fine tune volume of grunts & crowd (with "Advanced Options" turned on)
- Camera : subjective & 3rd person cameras don't shake left/right anymore when your player is waiting for the ball without moving

Bug Fixes:
- World Tour : Wildcard propositions were not made after you finished a tournament
- World Tour : not enough skill dropping after finished a tournament where you got qualified, or played qualies just after a main draw
- World Tour : if you closed the game during the New Game process, NoNormalization would be stuck on 3 (ie: all players would be as strong as on their best year all the time)
- World Tour : during new game, while looking existing players, a few had their skills way too low (it also bugged in the same way when playing with NoNorm'3)
- World Tour : Grunt code wasn't loaded correctly for CPU Players
- World Tour : Double Partners of Human players were playing almost every week
- Demo Replay : Grunts were not correctly initialized when playing a .dmo
- Stats : 1st service faults were subtracted from total number of faults, instead of just being ignored

Notes:
- Some of these bug fixes were already present in the game since last week
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby manutoo » 20 Jun 2011, 14:02

SubBuild 2011.6.20, June 20th:

New Features:
- Replay : speed x1/8 added ; available by pressing up/down on your controller
- Helpers : can hide all your online opponent's helpers by setting "HideOppHelper" to 1 instead of 0, under [Game] in the "Tennis.ini"
- Modding : can have more than 99 different textures per outfit (ie: there's no limit anymore)

Changes:
- .dmo : to avoid a possible total desynchro during match replay, the positions on serve & return are now saved ; note : this SubBuild can play .dmo from previous versions, but the opposite isn't possible
- Camera : can swap the camera ends during online match with the F2 key
- Controls : improved mouse control when playing online with a very high Delay (100ms or above)

Bug Fixes:
- World Tour : sometimes, your player is put in the draw a 2nd time ; I still don't know when it happens, likely when you win or lose the final (if you can reproduce this bug, let me know how!) ; in such case, your ranking was wrong if you exited & re-launched the game ; now, the ranking is still ok
- World Tour : selecting a year after 2010 to start a season now works correctly
- World Tour : number of training days were miscalculated when had reached the final in both Singles and Doubles in the previous week
- Render : fixed a crash occurring when resizing the window with the 3D Court on, while having a 3D card not supporting Hardware TnL or using the DirectX7 engine
- Outfit Code : Grunt code exportation wasn't working (it missed a space before the "Gr")
- MatchLog : World Tour matches weren't logged, and .dmo played till the end were logged

About Online Desync :
about 80% of matches have no or very few desynch. ~10% have around 1 Desync / game (which is a kinda usual rate), and ~10% have more than that, up to 2 or 3 Desync / game (which is not an usual rate).
So it's not a problem that everybody gets. It means if only 5% of people messed up the update with Mods, it would lead to that result.
But maybe there's another problem, that occurs also with clean install, but only in a specific state of the game.
If both of you & your opponent have a clean install but still get a lot of desynch, then it'd really help me to figure out what's going on if you could both send me .dmo of your online match (the same one), so I could check what went differently on the 2 computers.
Look here to know how to record the match in a .dmo : topic29-2061.php .
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby manutoo » 07 Jul 2011, 09:41

Build 72, July 7th:

Changes :
- Gameplay : Topspin strikes are a bit shorter, especially when spin amount is high ; in compensation, off-center ball spin handicap is slightly less strong
- Gameplay : Dropshot is slightly shorter when dropshot skill is higher ; to compensate, dropshot is a bit harder to control on fast incoming ball, and off-centering the ball gives more malus
- AI : CPU now reacts sometimes better to dropshot, so doing a dropshot & rushing the net should be less easy than before
- Announce : no more "2nd serve" announce when the 1st service ends in the net, and the "Fault Calls" are on "Realistic"
- Online : Realistic Mode is now the default Mode (Fair mode is still there, though ;) )
- Online : players wearing additional modded outfits shouldn't appear anymore in white (they'll use the last outfit available number instead)
- Online : max service time lowered to 12 seconds from 15

Bug Fixes :
- Gameplay : your player should now strike the ball after the ball clips the net by a bit
- Online : a rare crash happening when connecting with a player having modded his game may have been fixed
- Camera : fixed a bug when switching camera mode during an online match after the trial period ended
- World Tour : players got their long shorts back !
- World Tour : correct display in Doubles draws of 1st round points
- Control : can now assign Keys when using only keyboard (ie: without clicking with the mouse)
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby SamModder » 07 Jul 2011, 17:49

Manutoo I have a problem: it seems that I can't replay x1/8... I think also that the builds that I download don't affect my game thats why (I mean that when I install the build on my game, my game is exactly like it was before I installed it... -_-)
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby milos » 07 Jul 2011, 20:58

Manutoo, just one quick question: just went to see the credits of the game (for the first time LOL), and in it I see the "Quality assurance" field and my user name under it (among some other users), what does it exactly mean?

Btw its an honor for me to be there, for what ever reason :dance:
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby tlato entwistle » 07 Jul 2011, 21:18

I found a bug when trying to install the faces and changing the gamesys.ini: each time i enter the game, the nbtype never appears at game, means that the game doesnt read the eyes and resets it to 1
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby milos » 07 Jul 2011, 22:05

two bugs i've noticed:
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The "Player 2" notice was written since the beginning of the match, no other notifications appeared during the match.

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The chat windows looked like this. i could only see what the other person types while he types, it would disappear after he'd post it, and couldn't see anything i would type, or post...
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby Ayoub rima » 07 Jul 2011, 22:10

milos wrote:two bugs i've noticed:
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The "Player 2" notice was written since the beginning of the match, no other notifications appeared during the match.

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The chat windows looked like this. i could only see what the other person types while he types, it would disappear after he'd post it, and couldn't see anything i would type, or post...


Just reinstale the game
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby tlato entwistle » 07 Jul 2011, 23:36

New bug found: in male shorts, the long short appears like the medium shorts...
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby manutoo » 08 Jul 2011, 06:48

Everybody,
long short not showing is now fixed, you can re-download the demo or the patch !

sam250,
it's likely coz you Modded the game. Although, the replay 1/8x isn't shown on the HUD, you can go to it by pressing left/right on your controller .

milos,
it means u gave several useful feedback & ideas, likely during the release of TE2009 Alpha's & Beta's ..! ;)

HUD bug might be related to HUD modding...

tlatoani_buttercup,
your trouble with GameSys.ini is not a bug ; install the demo, not the patch, if you don't know what's going on.
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Re: Tennis Elbow 2011 v1.0b

Postby SamModder » 09 Jul 2011, 09:10

But manutoo does the maximum limit to 255 for outfits and eyes (aswell as the other features of the Subbuild) work for me or I need to reinstall the game
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