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Newsletter n°19 – June 2nd 2009

Tennis Elbow 2009 v1.0b released


Tennis Elbow 2009 1.0b for Windows & Mac OSX :

Tennis Elbow just got even more inflamed ! The game got enhanced with a lot of improvements in the past months and is now updated to the version 1.0b, free for everybody who already bought it, as usually.

New Features :

  • New Strike Styles : 1 Service, 1 Forehand, 1 Backhand & 1 Two-Handed Backhand
  • Stat : number of strikes counter (activated within the In-Game Options menu)
  • Stat : simulated match time (activated within the In-Game Options menu) ; it counts the time needed for everybody to reposition before each serve, and the rest time every 2 games
  • World Tour : in Davis Cup matches, replaced the names of the players by their country on the scoreboard

Changes :

  • Change of Side : F2 key now instantly swaps the camera side
  • Physics : Twisted Kicked Serve ( = up & down during the serve preparation) 's bounce direction changed ; this applied to Nadal Shot's bounce as well
  • World Tour : many women got their two-handed backhand back..!
  • Gameplay : tuned the original FH, BH & 2H-BH strike animations ; now, all strikes have a bit more wingspan
  • Gameplay : lowered the max running speed from 30 km/h to 29 km/h to compensate the increased wingspan of strikes ; for long run, this effect is bigger than the increased wingspan, so now, it'll be slightly harder to defend
  • Gameplay : slightly lowered the running acceleration bonus for small players ; this should make it more fair for taller players
  • Gameplay : can't charge effect (topspin or slice) before to move & then move and strike the ball anymore ; it's only possible to charge the effect before hitting the ball
  • Gameplay : Short Strike Speed raised, especially when Precision is above the Power ; use 100% Precision with 80% Power for best result
  • Gameplay : Short Acceleration Speed raised when Precision is above the Power ; use 100% Precision with 80% Power for best result
  • Gameplay : Acceleration Speed bonus when ball is high isn't applied anymore if the ball is raising, except if it's a very slow ball
  • Gameplay : Nadal Shot length lowered a bit, to avoid to do too much length faults
  • Gameplay : Normal strike speed lowered when hitting the ball off center

Bug Fixes :

  • Gesture : shouldn't run all around anymore when doing a gesture
  • Controllers : Gamepad / Joystick's Hats are now correctly handled and can be played with (for example: the down left pad of the Xbox 360 gamepad is a hat)
  • Mac OSX : The "flying arm" which were replacing the racket when the player was wearing glasses has been removed

And even more improvements since the initial release of the version 1.0a, mainly for the Online Mode of the Windows version ; the complete changelog is in the forum : Windows version, and Mac OSX version.

/!\ Updating for Mac users: when you update to a newer version, you have to transfer the "Profiles" subfolder from your previous TE2009's directory to the new installation folder to keep your saved games.


Download links :

Tennis Elbow 2009 - Windows Version
(~20 MB - XP/2000/98/Vista)
Tennis Elbow 2009 - Mac OSX Version
(~25 MB - 10.3.9+ universal)


Incoming update for Tennis Elbow Manager :

A little update for TeManager will come within a couple of weeks ; it will mainly fix a few rare bugs, and raise the difficulty in Master & Incredible levels.


Best Regards,
Mana Games




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