TE4 assistance for certain shots

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TE4 assistance for certain shots

Postby sixstringseraph » 10 Aug 2021, 04:25

Hi, i love love this game, but after playing for a couple months, I still am yet to figure out how to do certain things. Maybe someone can help me how to do them?

1. block return - When I face big servers like Isner, Sometimes I want to play a defensive strategy specially if they are a bit more tired than me. But I'm not quite sure how to make a high deep ball return. The closest thing i use is the aggressive lob but it's very hard to keep in play, which is quite the opposite of a block return.

2. cross court dropshot volley at the net - I know this is a difficult shot but whenever i attempt it, it always nets or hits out of bounds and has never worked even once. Is there a skill that improves this or a control trick? All my volleys go towards the service line and and the only way I could get dropshots close to the net is by taking the ball after the bounce.

3. defensive shots in general - When the opponent has me running all over the place, I either get a winner or give a ridiculously easy ball. A bit similar to the block return, I'm wondering what i could do to give back a deep high ball.

4. scoop shot - Whenever I get to a ball late-ish and it's definitely within reach, i press the button and the animation begins the backswing, so the shot becomes way too late to hit. Is there a button for a quick or no backswing shot? I know this is automatic at the net, but is it possible at the service line with low balls? This also happens on net cord balls, where it drops close to the net and has a tiny bounce, and I can't hit it properly even though I'm in position. (and the CPU always does a celebration gesture when this happens which is very annoying. Just imagine Nadal doing his pump fist after getting a lucky drop off of the net cord, ugh)

Thanks in advance for any help!


Suggestions (might as well, or if they already exist please teach me)
1. programmable Ball machine, or at least the option to select what kind of ball you are fed in training
2. underhand serve :D
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Re: TE4 assistance for certain shots

Postby manutoo » 10 Aug 2021, 06:13

Hello,

1) You cannot do this exactly

2) You have to be perfectly positioned to make them ; try in the warm-up mode to get the hang on it, but it's likely the most difficult strike in the game

3) If you have more than 0.3s of preparation, the slice should get good enough to defend decently

4) There's no penalty if the animation is late ; the only things that matter is the time you have pressed the strike button and your position to the ball.


S1) I hope to do that => topic15-33253.php

S2) Unlikely (although a modder could create such anim but then you'll be doing it constantly... :P )
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Re: TE4 assistance for certain shots

Postby sixstringseraph » 11 Aug 2021, 01:26

Thanks manutoo :D

Okay so I think i can live with these nonexistent shots :D
Just a couple follow up things.

1. Is there any way to turn off the automatic shots? Sometimes when the CPU hits a ball that is long and it's close to my feet, my player hits it back (basically feeding an easy ball to the CPU) without me pressing any strike button. This has given me the awful habit of running away from the ball when I think it's long.

2. Is there any documentation on how to create anim mods? I have decent expertise in animation and 3d modeling so I think i can manage making one underhand serve. Not sure how i would go about doing that though lol

Again, thanks for this amazing game. I've honestly played this more than any other game I have, and it has helped develop my tennis IQ because I can test out strategies in it before I apply them on court. It has given me a good amount of interest in developing a better net game. Plus, it is teaching me to handle the frustration when going thru a phase of shots and serves just not going where I want them to.
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Re: TE4 assistance for certain shots

Postby manutoo » 11 Aug 2021, 05:56

1) No, it's not possible ; you should definitively get out of the way of the ball ; the best being getting back a bit till you're in a good position if it's surprisignly in.

2) Check the links for "How to create new strike animations" in the Modding FAQ : topic29-4059.php .
And here how to put them in TE4 : topic29-33190.php .
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