General Guidances after seeing mistakes in the XKT Patch

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General Guidances after seeing mistakes in the XKT Patch

Postby manutoo » 16 Mar 2022, 08:17

Hello,

I did a quick check of the XKT Patch, and there are a bunch of bad mistakes or incorrect things, so here are some explanations (some are actually from there : topic11-31376.php )

1) As stated in the License (here : C:\Program Files\Tennis Elbow 4\Game\Doc\En_License.Txt ) :
You shall not remove any Tennis Elbow nor Mana Games logos from the menus, nor remove any existing credits.

XKT removed the official credits and packed them quickly at the end of their credits.
Instead, you should do 2 buttons : official credits, mod credits.

2) XKT copied all the SDK files in their mod, even the unmodified ones ; it means, game updates (that can fix and/or improve the game) won't work with the patch.
Solution = XKT should delete all the unmodified files (which will in bonus make the installer file smaller)

3) There are Mac users around there, plus Windows users who don't like .exe installer, so it'd be good to have a .Zip version of the installer

4) There's a lang_English.txt, which is already outdated, so instead XKT should use lang_English_Mod.txt containing only the added or modified entries (so the mod will have a much higher chance to work with future game updates)

5) There's a lang_Simplified Chinese.txt , but the actual file should be lang_简体中文_Mod.txt (with, again, only the added or modified entries)

6) You cannot put a link to any other website than managames.com ; I can add a redirection from managames.com to your website or discord channel, but it has to follow 1 important rule : do not advertise concurrent tennis games, delete such messages, and eventually ban people who do that after a few times.

7) You didn't follow the rules to add new service animations ; load all the new service anims in the Character Sheet customization screen, then look in the player.log for "===> Service"

8) In a general way, look for "Warning:" and "Error:" and you'll find many problems reported by the game
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Re: General Guidances after seeing mistakes in the XKT Patch

Postby Stef Huang » 16 Mar 2022, 09:00

Hi Manutoo! I'm one of the modders of XKT patch. Thank you for all advice. :D We will check and modify these issues in next update. In addition, I don't understand what the 7) means. May you share more details about the rules?
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Re: General Guidances after seeing mistakes in the XKT Patch

Postby manutoo » 16 Mar 2022, 11:35

Stef Huang,
hum, apparently, I never wrote the rules..! :sweat:

So when you create a new serve and/or a new serve anim, you select in the Customization screen and then you check the lines starting by "===> Service Sweet Spot :" and "===> Service HandBounce :" and follow the instructions from there. (the name of the .txt is wrong, it'll be fixed in the next update ; so change the .txt which contains the other anim information)
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