Tennis Elbow Changelog

New in version 2013 1.0d Build 109

May 30th, 2014
  • New Features:
  • New Strike Styles : a bunch of animations created by megyaem30 & emmainf, thanks to them !
  • New Hair Styles : a ton of new hair styles for Male & Female created by miharu0607, thanks to him ! (some hairs don't fit well with hats) (1)
  • .Dmo : added option to record extra debug info ; check [Record]RecordDebugInfo in your Tennis.ini ; this can help me to find desync bug, and there's a chance it'd help to lower desync on replay, but it makes the .dmo file ~40 times bigger
  • Modding / Sound : you can now change what announce & applause sound the engine is playing by removing ".Mod" from "Menu/InGameAnnounce.Menu.Mod" and then editing the file to your needs (this file contains an example of how it's done)
  • Modding : engine can now automatically update CPU players' outfit in World Tour, according the current year & week (more info => topic29-17866.php )
  • Modding : it is now possible to use custom skins for the chair umpire, line judges, ball boys & camera man in the 3D courts (check GameSys.ini to see how it's done)
  • Changes:
  • Gameplay : topspin limit when hitting a topspin strike on raising ball has been slightly raised when the topspin skill is high
  • Gameplay : Overall Energy lowering rate tuned => slower when fully rested, faster when at medium range
  • Gameplay : tiredness & rest rates slightly tuned
  • Gameplay : Instant Energy rest rate between points raised by up to 10% when the Stamina skill is greater than the Speed skill, up to +20%
  • Gameplay : greatly raised the Instant Energy rest rate when not moving during a point while very low on IE (this is still rather slow regen rate, though :blackeye: )
  • Gameplay : B1 smash speed raised by 5km/h
  • Gameplay : Safe shot on half volleys is now longer & slower, thus it's easier to make a passing shot out of it
  • Physics : ball bounce of net tuned, now it sometimes goes more high
  • AI : a good bunch of tuning, changes & fixes for the CPU shot selection, aiming & positioning in doubles
  • AI : CPU now takes a bit less risk at the net when playing with Elites control ; ie: it aims less close of the lines, thus it'll do less faults
  • AI : CPU positions itself better on return of serve and it can take the ball on the raise, so it's not possible to ace it anymore with a slow 2nd kicked serve, plus it does better returns of 2nd serves in a general way
  • AI : CPU just learned it got a bit slower to run back ;) (this will help the CPU to do better positioning on deep balls)
  • Sound : crowd applause rules tuned
  • World Tour : when you lose, before to show you the End of Week Qualies selection screen, the engine now waits for your opponent to lose in Singles, so he'll be available to play doubles qualies with you ; if he doesn't lose early enough, you'll still see the qualies selection screen like before
  • Bug fixes:
  • Gameplay : too much balls were catching the net when playing the short strike or the short acceleration when standing far from the baseline ; now, most of this kind of ball will get a better net clearance (that should also applies on some volleys)
  • World Tour : carrier end wasn't working correctly and was leading to a crash right away in 2028 or if you went on playing on other years
  • Modding : the game couldn't find .3ds files inside the Mods folder (if they were not inside a .pak file)

New in version 2013 1.1.100 (June 21st, 2013)

  • New Features:
  • Gameplay: you can now release your button(s) slightly before striking the ball on your serve ; that will allow you to reach the net slightly more easily ; to use that feature, release the pressed button(s), then release the direction (if needed) and then push forward (+ left/right if needed) ; it also works for walking backward, but in that case, it's just very little bit effective
  • Stats: average rally length has been added to the match stat screen
  • Online: Cooperative Doubles => you can now play 2 human players vs 2 CPU players
  • Menu: added a "Recordings" screen, allowing you to replay previously recorded matches (to record match: set Recordings to "Real-Time" ; and if it's lagging, then set it to "Buffered")
  • Recordings: resumed matches can now be recorded
  • Camera: 3rd Person Cam has a now a real unzoom slider
  • Modding: new way to install Mods, which make easier installing, managing & uninstalling, especially when having several Mods (more info here: http://www.managames.com/Forum/topic29-11960.php )
  • Modding: it's now possible to load different nets according to the court
  • Modding: it's now possible to play different strike sounds according to the court
  • Modding: you can now have the sun parameters in the Court.ini ; check Court07's .ini to see how it's done
  • Changes:
  • Gameplay: safe shot at net now produces a slightly slower, longer & higher ball than before, usually making it much easier to strike a passing-shot out of it
  • Gameplay: AutoPos doesn't trigger anymore if you press the button(s) before your opponent hits the ball during rallies ; note: it still triggers if you press the button before your opponent serve, or if you're at the net
  • Gameplay: short acceleration smash speed significantly increased, short strike & normal strike smash speed slightly increased especially with high smash percentage
  • Gameplay: service precision handicap from Elite controls halved
  • World Tour: Tuned a bit more some doubles specialists participation in singles events
  • World Tour: Players favorite a bit more the tournaments in their own country
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Profile: creating a profile was making the game can't start anymore on following launch
  • World Tour: start year was incorrectly set when starting a new full career with an existing player
  • World Tour: you could get a wildcard for qualies even when there was no time to play in them anymore
  • World Tour: in Master Cup, crash fixed when the 8th best team should have been the best Grand Slam winners outside of the Top 7, but one or both of that team players were off-time
  • World Tour: the Off-Time was checked 1 week late for the Country Cup participation
  • World Tour: if your partner was on off-time and playing only with your player but had a better ranking than your player, then your team couldn't enter any doubles draw
  • Saved Match: the current number of deuces was not saved
  • Saved Match: saved matches were corrupted and on reload one of the player was seen as victorious right away