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Game Update?

Post by HarveyChamp1 » Tue 07 Nov, 2017 6:26 pm

Any updates Paul? will take another video from your son at this point

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Post by Paul Norman » Mon 11 Dec, 2017 1:49 pm

HarveyChamp1 wrote:Any updates Paul? will take another video from your son at this point
At the end of last week I released a new testing version with Career Mode enabled for the testers to play with. My son is hoping to upload more videos soon. Its very reassuring to see him enjoying the game. I hope the testing group also find the career mode as much fun... ;)

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Re: Game Update?

Post by lewis9a » Mon 11 Dec, 2017 3:27 pm

any chance of a release before the end of the year if the feedback is positive?

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Post by Paul Norman » Mon 11 Dec, 2017 3:48 pm

lewis9a wrote:any chance of a release before the end of the year if the feedback is positive?
*IF* the testers came back today saying its perfect I could release it tomorrow... However, I really doubt thats what will happen... Until I get feedback I will not know how much I need to adjust.

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Re: Game Update?

Post by javier_83 » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 5:12 pm

working on that..

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Re: Game Update?

Post by Cap » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 5:36 pm

Paul, would be good idea to post update over at the old forum as many still go there. Just a thought.

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Post by Paul Norman » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 6:53 pm

Cap wrote:Paul, would be good idea to post update over at the old forum as many still go there. Just a thought.

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Re: Game Update?

Post by HarveyChamp1 » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 9:31 pm

Fantastic news Paul, hopefully we will get a release by the summer

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Re: Game Update?

Post by HarveyChamp1 » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 9:37 pm

Sorry if this has already been addressed, which I'm sure it has!

But what options are there for career mode? Is there an option to start with real-life fighters at the start of 2018 for example?

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Re: Game Update?

Post by Paul Norman » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 10:48 pm

HarveyChamp1 wrote:Sorry if this has already been addressed, which I'm sure it has!

But what options are there for career mode? Is there an option to start with real-life fighters at the start of 2018 for example?
Yes, if you start a historical game you can select the start year, if you select 2018, it will load current fighters and a few random ones to create a balanced database for the game to progress.

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Re: Game Update?

Post by HarveyChamp1 » Tue 12 Dec, 2017 10:52 pm

Paul Norman wrote:
HarveyChamp1 wrote:Sorry if this has already been addressed, which I'm sure it has!

But what options are there for career mode? Is there an option to start with real-life fighters at the start of 2018 for example?
Yes, if you start a historical game you can select the start year, if you select 2018, it will load current fighters and a few random ones to create a balanced database for the game to progress.
Very exciting!!

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Re: Game Update?

Post by lewis9a » Wed 13 Dec, 2017 5:54 pm

have you had any feedback from the testers yet? if yes any idea how much longer it could be? how much more work do you need to do on it?

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Post by Paul Norman » Thu 14 Dec, 2017 12:01 am

lewis9a wrote:have you had any feedback from the testers yet? if yes any idea how much longer it could be? how much more work do you need to do on it?
I have got a few bugs yes... I have not checked the testing forum for more detailed feedback. I think after the weekend the testers will have had time to play and get used to the game.

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Re: Game Update?

Post by Cap » Thu 14 Dec, 2017 5:17 pm

Best of luck to you. As previously mentioned, my chief concern with any new version is stability. Many of us have been playing the same game for a very long time, building alternate universes that we would like to preserve, and we would not switch over if we couldn't carry over and seamlessly run our AUs. For others I know this would not be a problem. I'm hoping the career aspect of the new game attracts loads of new gamers (and their money) to bolster your efforts thus far. There have been requests for a career version from day one years ago. I, however, prefer to create and run my own AU, though if the new game makes this easier, I'm all for it.

The central factor which would dictate the success of the new game involves the game engine itself and how it realistically simulates the sport of professional boxing. This means realistic fight results that cover the whole spectrum from split decisions, to cut stoppages, to retirements, to disqualifications, etc. Another big aspect of it will be how the fight itself is displayed to emphasize a struggle between individuals, not, as in the amateurs, between countries. The fight screen is an essential element of creating the illusion of real combat through a mix of sights and sounds. Animation is a nice touch but not at the expense of simple descriptive text.

Take the best ideas from previous versions and expand on them.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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Re: Game Update?

Post by lewis9a » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 3:53 pm

Any idea of the latest you think it could be released now you have got some feedback?

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Re: Game Update?

Post by Cap » Tue 19 Dec, 2017 5:01 pm

I understand the testing team have found a few bugs that need to be dealt with.

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Post by Hank » Fri 22 Dec, 2017 4:04 am

Paul Norman wrote:
lewis9a wrote:any chance of a release before the end of the year if the feedback is positive?
*IF* the testers came back today saying its perfect I could release it tomorrow... However, I really doubt thats what will happen... Until I get feedback I will not know how much I need to adjust.
Paul, I selflessly offer my services to test the new career mode. ;)

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Re: Game Update?

Post by lewis9a » Sun 07 Jan, 2018 7:31 pm

without meaning to sound like a child on a long journey....are we nearly there yet? :D

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Re: Game Update?

Post by lewis9a » Sun 07 Jan, 2018 9:54 pm

It looks so close but feels so far away…can’t wait to play it!

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Re: Game Update?

Post by HarveyChamp1 » Sun 07 Jan, 2018 11:52 pm

Are you able to pick the venue in which your fights take place?

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Re: Game Update?

Post by Cap » Mon 08 Jan, 2018 3:36 pm

Gee. I hope so. You always have before.

One small thing, watched the video, can't make out the bars on the right hand side of the fight screen. In most fights you have a red corner and a blue corner. Why not use bright red (on black) and sky blue (on black) instead? I'm partially colour blind you see. Also seems like the text box, which I read during major fights, has gotten smaller. I thought a lot of the visual aspects of TB2013 were excellent. Just one or two exceptions. Did you have input from any older boxing fans at all?

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Re: Game Update?

Post by lewis9a » Thu 11 Jan, 2018 2:37 am

with there being no boxing on tv at the moment im thinking about this game alot! i need something for my boxing craving :D

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Re: Game Update?

Post by lewis9a » Fri 12 Jan, 2018 5:27 pm

with it being hopefully in the final stages before it comes out and now you have had all the feedback are you any clearer to to having an idea of time? do you think it will be minutes/hours/days/weeks/months/years until it comes out? do you think you could have a educated guess? :?: :?: :?: :geek:

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Re: Game Update?

Post by Cap » Fri 12 Jan, 2018 5:41 pm

The last thing Paul wants is a repeat of the TB2013 disaster. He and the testers are hunting down and squishing bugs whenever they turn up. So I don't expect anything being rushed out when they seem to be close to putting out a stable product. I've waited years so a few weeks or even months is no big deal. Many of us still have 2.5 so we aren't totally without our boxing sim fix.

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Re: Game Update?

Post by lewis9a » Tue 16 Jan, 2018 6:53 pm

i guess i am just being impatient because this will be the first title bout i will have because of the addition of career mode so i have nothing to play while i am waiting and just wanted some sort ruff guess at time scale to give me something to look forward to because it feels quite close from the videos

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Re: Game Update?

Post by lewis9a » Fri 19 Jan, 2018 2:52 am

can you chose/negotiate how many rounds a fight is in career mode is? like say if you have a contender that loses can you bring them back in a 4 rounder? and also you have probably answered this already but are there domestic titles in the game?

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Re: Game Update?

Post by Paul Norman » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 10:28 am

Cap wrote:Gee. I hope so. You always have before.

One small thing, watched the video, can't make out the bars on the right hand side of the fight screen. In most fights you have a red corner and a blue corner. Why not use bright red (on black) and sky blue (on black) instead? I'm partially colour blind you see. Also seems like the text box, which I read during major fights, has gotten smaller. I thought a lot of the visual aspects of TB2013 were excellent. Just one or two exceptions. Did you have input from any older boxing fans at all?
Once the game it out you will be able to see the screen much clearer. If you feel any of the pages are too difficult to read let me know.

**IF** I have enough time I could create an enhanced readability skin with your help. We can talk about how and what needs changing after release... ok cap?

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Re: Game Update?

Post by Cap » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 4:29 pm

I'm pretty sure enhanced readability will be appreciated by many an old goat on this forum. :lol:

Looking forward to whatever comes out. It's been a long gestation period.

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Re: Game Update?

Post by Hank » Sun 11 Feb, 2018 5:24 pm

Not sure if this has been asked before but will TBCB3 have online leagues?
Would be cool if it did, but not a deal breaker.

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Re: Game Update?

Post by lewis9a » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 10:05 pm

Another month almost gone and still no game :( ...any news?

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