1990-2005 Graphical Update

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1990-2005 Graphical Update

Postby woofwoof » 28 Feb 2012, 12:10

Tennis Elbow Manager WTA 1990-2005 Graphical Update by Zenarcher73

Link:- https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?ci ... 29B5B6!155

This updates 200+ WTA players' pictures (see enclosed folder "screens" for examples), and also has optional schedule and sponsor updates. The most important thing to do before using this update is to BACKUP ALL YOUR FILES. This update overwrites the original game files, so to avoid having to reinstall, BACKUP ALL YOUR FILES.
The 200+ pictures overwrite not only all the original WTA pictures, but also all the ATP pictures as well. So BACKUP ALL YOUR FILES if you wish to reinstate all the ATP and original WTA pictures.

To properly add the WTA pictures, you will need to use the program "QPed", which you can download from the Tennis Elbow site on this link http://www.managames.com/download.php?qped211.exe .

Adding the WTA Player Pictures:-
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Step 1:- Unzip the archive "tennis elbow manager wta 1990-2005 graphical update by zenarcher73.zip" into a folder we will call "1990 Graphical Update". This will result in 7 files - "Player tournament schedule.xls"
"players.wta.ini"
"readme.txt"
"sponsor.ini"
"tour.wta.ini"
"tourcategory.wta.ini"
"wta players edits.txt"
and 2 directories - "data"
"screens".

Step 2:- Download and install "Qped". Download link- http://www.managames.com/download.php?qped211.exe

Step 3:- Run Qped, in Qped main menu, select "File" then "Open". Navigate to where you have installed "Tennis Elbow Manager", and select the "Data" folder. Select the file "Pak01.pak". Six folders should now be displayed in the main Qped window - "data"
"dxshaders"
"menu"
"meshes"
"scripts"
"specialfx".
In Qped main menu, select "Object" then "Export to directory". Select a location and create a new folder named "PAK", then click "OK". Qped will now extract the aforementioned 6 folders into the folder "PAK". Exit Qped.

Step 4:- Return to the folder "1990 Graphical Update", then copy the folder "Data" and paste it in the folder "PAK". You will be asked to "Confirm Folder Replace", select "YES to All".

Step 5:- Run Qped, in Qped main menu, select "Object" then "Import from directory". Navigate to the folder "PAK", then click "OK". The six folders should be displayed in the main Qped window. In Qped main menu, select "File" then "Save As". Select the file "PAK01.Pak" which is displayed in the window, click "Save" then "Yes" when asked if you want to replace the file. Exit Qped.

Step 6:- The WTA player pictures will now load when you next start the game, but first the files must be associated with the right players. You can manually edit the "players.wta.ini" file in the "Data" subfolder within your Tennis Elbow installation, all needed edits are detailed in the "wta players edits.txt" file.
Alternately, you can copy the supplied "players.wta.ini" in the "1990 Graphical Update" folder, and paste it into your "Data" subfolder, within your original Tennis Elbow installation.

Step 7:- Your Graphical Update is complete, next time you start "Tennis Elbow Manager", the player pictures will be displayed.


Optional Files
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"players.wta.ini" - as well as associating the player pictures with the appropriate players, this file has many edits covering not just the 1990-2005 period, but current day players as well. All edits are detailed in the "wta players edits.txt" file.

"sponsor.ini" - adds some addition sponsors, and changes the existing ones to their correct names.

"tour.wta.ini" & "tourcategory.wta.ini" - these change the WTA tour schedule to a more current one, adding names to the tournaments and correct qualifying draws.

"Player tournament schedule.xls" - is a player aid, for keeping track of the players schedule with ease.

"wta players edits.txt" - details all the manual edits needed to use the player pictures, and all the other edits which have been done to the "players.wta.ini" file supplied in this archive.



Thank you for using this mod. Any feedback can be sent to bear_bungle@hotmail.com . All copyrights are the copyright owners intellectual property, and any copyrighted material is used purely for entertainment purposes.
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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

Postby woofwoof » 28 Feb 2012, 12:11

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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

Postby torto14 » 28 Feb 2012, 17:14

Fantastic job! This is something I would have liked to have done myself, but never had time due to modding TE201. It Looks like you've done the pics very well :)
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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

Postby adner » 28 Feb 2012, 17:37

Judging by the screens, fabulous work.
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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

Postby Laskaris » 14 Mar 2012, 00:58

Nice work. My only complaint about the player pictures is that many of them are "glamour model" style shots - as in the pictures of the Williams sisters, Sabatini, Pierce, Hantuchova and others. I would prefer it if all the pictures were actual tennis pictures, with tennis clothing and racquets. For me, that heightens the immersion factor. TEM is a tennis game, after all, not a glamour model catalogue.
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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

Postby Curtis » 17 Mar 2012, 03:06

Laskaris wrote:Nice work. My only complaint about the player pictures is that many of them are "glamour model" style shots - as in the pictures of the Williams sisters, Sabatini, Pierce, Hantuchova and others. I would prefer it if all the pictures were actual tennis pictures, with tennis clothing and racquets. For me, that heightens the immersion factor. TEM is a tennis game, after all, not a glamour model catalogue.


That was my thought, too; I especially like Dominique van Roost's photo. I have to admit that finding 'fashion' shots is easier these days than 'action' shots that can be easily manipulated to fit the frame. I'm 60% glad you've done anything at all, and I respect the effort you've put into this. Too bad it's not compatible for Mac OS users.
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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

Postby manutoo » 17 Mar 2012, 06:09

Curtis,
it can work on OSX. Instead of installing inside the Pak's folders, you can put the files directly in the correct subfolders (I guess just put all files within the "Data" folder).
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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

Postby Smoo979 » 27 Mar 2017, 21:13

Hello I was thinking about updating this mod with top players from the last 12 years. Could someone help explain to me the data in the charxxxx files located in pak/data/menu. it is in the following format.

NbSprite: 1
InfoSup: 1
Spr 0
{
RealSize 151 185
}
The first three lines are always the same. I do not understand the RealSize values. Thank you for your help. Sorry if this message was posted twice. Also is there an engine limit of 255 characters?
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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

Postby manutoo » 28 Mar 2017, 08:15

Smoo979,
RealSize is your original image size ; more info => topic11-1056.php .
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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

Postby Smoo979 » 28 Mar 2017, 23:10

Thank you for the fast and helpful reply. Is there a recently updated working Players.WTA file that I could use as a base for this mod? I was thinking about using the one from this mod topic29-24892.php with the authors permission of course. I noticed there was a lot of extra outfit info in the file and I'm worried that may not interact well with TEM. I'm curious if it would be safe to use or if someone has a better idea. I only bought the game last Friday, so I don't know the best place to look for stuff. Thanks again.
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Re: 1990-2005 Graphical Update

Postby manutoo » 29 Mar 2017, 07:59

Smoo979,
TEM ignores all outfit info, so it won't be a problem.
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