TE4: WTA MOD advice

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Option 1 - Create Covid-impacted Tour
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Option 2 - Pretend Covid never happened
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Option 3 - A mixture of the two
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TE4: WTA MOD advice

Postby peteypan » 03 Aug 2021, 04:19

Hi Everyone!

Having had TE2013 incompatible with my mac for a while now i've not thought about modding too much. But having had a play around with TE4 i've caught the bug again and started putting the pieces together to create a WTAMOD for it. Have already created a new player base starting from 2010 onwards. Loving so many of the new features. Having fun with the new face creator and getting some nice realistic looking results with that (for some players hehe) The new playing styles are adding more realism and after lots of research i've got a way better grasp of all the skills (precision v power v consistency etc) for the players file (a big weak point in my TE2013 mods... I really got quite confused about what they all meant and made some players very unrealistic/unbeatable/too beatable). But doing lots of testing that's going really well. I've found a really good website with great statistics that tell you what the players are all best at/weakest at and i've managed to improve that a lot.

Having done all the outfits previously from 2010-2019 i'm hoping i'll be able to somehow use those textures once the TE4 modding kit arrives, but if not will be a fun new challenge anyway. But if this is the case this mod will take a lot longer obviously - But this post is more for advice on what people think I should do.

One new element i'm really loving is being able to be more versatile with the calendar/tournament schedule. Being able to do seperate tournament entries for different years is really fun, allowing more realism for events that take place on different weeks of the calendar on different years - i really want to utilise this.

I'm doing the tour base at the moment, however one dilemma i'm having is what to do with the current COVID-19 situation. Obviously 2020 and 2021 have been severely interrupted (2020 more than 2021) and i'm struggling to make a decision on what to do with the calendar for these years.

Here are my three options i'm going back and forth on at the moment - and would love feedback on the general consensus that people would like to see the most.

Option 1 - We go with the ultra realism option, and just keep everything exactly how it actually occurred. Have the big gap between April 2020-July 2020 where virtually no tournaments happened - the French and US slams occur later in the year - we miss Indian Wells, Miami clay season, Wimbledon. The pro's are I really want it to be a realistic mod, and this did happen. We also got some fun new events like Ostrava, AbuDhabi that will be able to be included too.

Option 2 - We just pretend that Covid didn't occur at all, and I keep the 2020 and 2021 calendar's as they were originally planned to be. Pro's are there will be more events and probably be a little more balanced. Cons are it won't be realistic and we'll miss out on those new events that were created as it just won't work having so many.

Option 3 - I find a way to keep all those new events and do a 'fictional' calendar I guess for 2020-2021. Pro's are we'll get the new events and still have a nice flowing continuous tour where you can play a full normal season. Cons are it won't be realistic whatsoever.

Would love some feedback from those who would play the WTAMOD and what they would personally like to see. If there's a mixture I may even make more work for myself and do seperate tour files and release them separately. But if there's an overwhelming favouritism between 1 option i'll just go with that.

Thanks!
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Re: TE4: WTA MOD advice

Postby manutoo » 03 Aug 2021, 06:40

Hello,

a little side note : I don't know for the WTA, but on the ATP side, the rankings were quite special for a while (ie: up to 2 years before dropping a tournament's points) and it won't be possible to simulate this with TE4.
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Re: TE4: WTA MOD advice

Postby peteypan » 03 Aug 2021, 06:57

Hi Manu :)

Yes that's another thing I did think of and am weighing up for what's going to be the best for the game. I kind of figured if I went with option 1 they'd just drop their points but their year end rank would still end up about the same as in real life anyway by years end, as they'd just make up the points in other tournaments - which would be fine. For example Barty only played 2 events in 2020.... but ended #1... I realise this wouldn't be possible, so I suppose I wouldn't specify off-time for her and others who skipped the 2020 season so their year end rank would still be around the same. I'll play around with all the options anyway and see what simulates the best :)
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Re: TE4: WTA MOD advice

Postby Fed1 » 03 Aug 2021, 16:43

Excellent idea petypan! Hope you can release it soon!!

Regarding the calendar, I voted for the mix but any choice would be OK, it was a really unique situation.
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Re: TE4: WTA MOD advice

Postby vaidisova » 24 Aug 2021, 01:00

Can't wait.
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Re: TE4: WTA MOD advice

Postby peteypan » 24 Aug 2021, 10:52

Fed1 wrote:Excellent idea petypan! Hope you can release it soon!!

Regarding the calendar, I voted for the mix but any choice would be OK, it was a really unique situation.


Thanks! I kind of am leaning towards a mix at this stage. I think 2020 just would not work having that huge gap between April-July... we still need Fed Cup or the game won't work, and I guess it wouldn't be very fun to have to miss such a big chunk too. I think I will put 2020 how it was originally intended to be - but then make 2021 very similar, there were a number of new events added to the calendar, and I want that added to the game - so i'll make the 2021 calendar close to how it really occurred. I've just tinkered with the schedule, and made it work so it's pretty flowing.
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Re: TE4: WTA MOD advice

Postby iopzzza » 05 Sep 2021, 01:04

Pretend covid didnt happen, otherwise its gonna be too hard to replicate and not worth the work :)
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Re: TE4: WTA MOD advice

Postby QuentinLokhlass » 29 Sep 2021, 22:27

I actually like the three options!

Go with whatever is easier for you! I can't wait to see the final result :D
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Re: TE4: WTA MOD advice

Postby cheonbw » 30 Sep 2021, 02:06

Great plan..!!!

Keep it up, peteypan~!!!!
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