Beta : comments & suggestions

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Beta : comments & suggestions

Postby manutoo » 16 Mar 2007, 19:34

Hello,

even less than 2 months and half late, here the Beta ! :D

download link :
http://www.managames.com/download.php?T ... r_feba.exe

So basically everything is there, except :
- a news screen that will (optionally) pop up every week, showing the best rises, worst drops, and tournament winners of the week
- a stat screen to show the ranking evolution over the year, the titles won, and a few special events
- new music
- full documentation

There are probably many little glitches and bigger bugs left, and difficulty levels probably need more tuning, but I hope you'll be there to tell me about all of that ! ;)

If you want to buy it, the system is already working and you should get your key quite fast.
But I'm going to offer up to 15% off for people who already bought Tennis Elbow 2006, so wait a bit if you want to enjoy this discount. (if you can't wait and buy the game through Paypal, u can do it now, then let me know, and I'll do a partial refund of 15%)

BTW, I'm looking for a native English speaker, with correct English skills, to read proof all the English text of the game.
It should take less than 1 hour to do it.
To do so, go to download the text file from this thread :
http://www.managames.com/Forum/ftopic622.php


Ok, so now, I'm waiting impatiently your comments ! ;)


EDIT: one more thing needed for the full version is :
- tuning of the player base => most of players' skills are set randomly, I'll set manually the skills of the best players, and give them some talents...
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Postby lucho » 16 Mar 2007, 21:48

It's finally here! (the beta!)
I'm downloading it right now! I'll come back later and tell you what I think.

Thanks Manutoo!
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Postby lucho » 16 Mar 2007, 22:04

I think I found a bug while starting the game.
In the "Player's Talents" screen, I put a star in a category, then took the star back, but the star disappears and I can't put it in another category. I don't know how to say it clearly, but I hope you understand what I mean.
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Postby Rob4590 » 16 Mar 2007, 22:39

There seems to be a bug when using more than just your original player - I hired another player (decent stats - around 50% in most categories) in week 2, and both he and the original player played in a qualifying event in week 4 or 5. THe original player got beaten easily, then the hired player played and every single game and every single point in the tie break was against the serve. Then the game locked up and I had to CTRL/ALT/DEL to get out of it.
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Postby Jippo » 16 Mar 2007, 23:30

Nice to have the final version, thanks for all the hard work :D
I've had the same problem as Rob4590. Also, somehow the coach would never travel with my two players.
And when I train, the injury risk sometimes changes to "unknown code"
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Postby Jippo » 16 Mar 2007, 23:35

Also forgot to say, when I look at the list of other players I can take on, when I click on their ranking, their name changes

And when I try to end a players contract I get this message :
"The program met an unhandled exception.
Crash logged in file "System.Log" and the game freezes
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DISCOUNT

Postby Y7 » 17 Mar 2007, 03:26

Do I get any discount, if I bought TE2006??? :D

THX
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
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Postby manutoo » 17 Mar 2007, 09:12

@lucho :
>> Player's Talents

yes, I understood, and I fixed it.
It was happening when the framerate was below 90 fps.
Could you tell me what is your CPU + Graphic card, and tell me what are the fps in the Talent screen from the Training screen ? (to see the fps, activate the "advanced options" from the "misc options", then turn "show fps" to "on" )
Do u feel the mouse cursor is too laggy ? is it annoying to play the game ?

==> same questions to everybody here who has an old computer :)

@Rob4590 & Jippo :
Humm, this is an annoying bug.
I tried 4 or 5 times, but couldn't reproduce it...
I guess it's coz of a certain value of a certain skill or talent that leads the match to block. So it probably happens only with certain players.
To be sure, i'd need you to send me this, if it happens again :
"Tennis.ini" + "System.log" + all subfolder "Profiles" compressed in .zip or .rar , and send all of that to my email .
Your game is saved every week (if you didn't turn off the option), so it should be more easy to reproduce the bug.

@Jippo :
>> Nice to have the final version

it's only the Beta, but it's almost the final version ! ;)

>> injury risk sometimes changes to "unknown code"

did ur injury risk raise to the max ?
If yes, then I found and fixed the bug.

>> when I look at the list of other players I can take on,
>> when I click on their ranking, their name changes

I can't reproduce this bug. Does it happen all the time, with all the players ?

>> end a players contract

bug fixed


@Y7 :
>> Do I get any discount, if I bought TE2006?

yes, u do. Just look the instructions in the 1st post.
Send me an email (to the address u'll get your license key from) to ask for the discount, if you buy by Paypal right now.


@Everybody :
thanks for all ur reports ! :)
I already updated the version on the site, so u can dl it again :
http://www.managames.com/download.php?T ... r_febb.exe
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Postby Rob4590 » 17 Mar 2007, 14:29

What does double(s) spirit mean? Is it how much the player wants / likes to play doubles? If so, then might be worth changing it to say "Interest in Doubles"

The injury risk changing to "Unknown Code" - I can get it to happen regularly - I set up my new coach and player, then go to the first week of training. I select 6 hours of training on rally skills, and the risk changes from very low to unknown code.
I then just went straight to week 2 (no more training in week 1), the injury risk had reset itself to very low, but again, after doing 6 hours of rally training it went to unknown code.

Another possible bug - I selected a doubles tournament to play (week 5 in France I think), which takes you to the screen where you select your partner. At the bottom of the list was an extra line as a potential partner. Rank = --, the name was blank and the country was -1, tournaments played = 0, points = 0.
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Postby lucho » 17 Mar 2007, 15:53

manutoo wrote:@lucho :
>> Player's Talents

yes, I understood, and I fixed it.
It was happening when the framerate was below 90 fps.
Could you tell me what is your CPU + Graphic card, and tell me what are the fps in the Talent screen from the Training screen ? (to see the fps, activate the "advanced options" from the "misc options", then turn "show fps" to "on" )
Do u feel the mouse cursor is too laggy ? is it annoying to play the game ?

==> same questions to everybody here who has an old computer :)


Hi Manutoo. The mouse cursor is not laggy at all. It feels normal.
The FPS in the Talents screen are about 80.0. The computer is Athlon 3000+ and the video card is a Radeon X1900 XTX.
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Postby Jippo » 17 Mar 2007, 16:29

With the injury risk, it changes to unknown code as soon as I do any form of training, then as soon as I rest a bit, it goes back to very low
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Postby Rob4590 » 17 Mar 2007, 17:14

Got another problem - my own player has suddenly got invincible - he won't lose a single game, even against players with much better stats than him. It's happened about week 10. I've got 2 other players as well, who seem to be playing normally, winning and losing as you would expect in that same week. The only strange thing that happened, as it did when I had the players never winning a serve in an earlier post, was that the graphic of the player in his training screen has gone and is just a blank white box.

PS It works ok for the doubles matches involving the player - normal results. Just every singles match is 6-0 6-0

EDIT: Its just gone the opposite way with one of my other players - the pic of him in his training screen went to a white box, and suddenly he lost his next match 60 60 to a player with pretty similar ratings, that I would expect him to have had a very tight game with, and probably beaten.
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Postby manutoo » 17 Mar 2007, 17:25

@Rob4590 :

If this happened in the last 3 weeks of game, please, send me all this :
"Tennis.ini" + "System.log" + all subfolder "Profiles" compressed in .zip or .rar , to my email .

I'll have a look at your automatically saved games...
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Postby Jippo » 17 Mar 2007, 17:34

I've just started to get the unknown code in the motivation bar, and it's constantly there
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Postby Rob4590 » 17 Mar 2007, 17:52

manutoo wrote:@Rob4590 :

If this happened in the last 3 weeks of game, please, send me all this :
"Tennis.ini" + "System.log" + all subfolder "Profiles" compressed in .zip or .rar , to my email .

I'll have a look at your automatically saved games...



Manu - where do I find those folders? I've found a profiles folder in c:/program files/tennis elbow manager/profiles

but there is no tennis.ini or system.log that I can see in the tennis elbow manager folder. ??

EDIT: Hopefully found it and now sent to you.
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