Tennis Elbow Manager 2 Beta and support

tennis elbow manager 2 beta and linux support

Tennis Elbow Manager 2 Beta released on Mac and Windows, but we have news on Linux support. Since the games been in Early Access for the past 8 months via Steam.

Beta:

The state of the game is changed to Beta, because now all the important new features are implemented in the game. However it still misses some polish and some secondary features that may come later on.

Mana Games will keep fixing the bugs reported during the next few months. While keeping busy porting the game to the Unity engine. And the version 1.0 will come shortly after it’s done.

Linux Support:

“I’m going to port TEM2 (and thus the whole TE engine) to Unity. Which will allow me to use a modern 3D renderer and easily port to Linux and consoles (for TE4).”

Since Mana Games are currently using their legacy game engine. Porting to Linux is coming, “in the next few months.” This is according to the recent email.
The only thing missing is the release date. Since native support is still a ways off. Which means we will see a port likely closer to version 1.0. And this will likely carry over into the other Tennis Elbow games as well.

Since release of the Early version, the new features are 3D matches with real-time coaching. And also the possibility to play yourself the 3D matches. Both in the World Tour and in the newly added Training Club free mode.

The Tennis Elbow Manager 2 3D matches let you test the new ball, court, strike and player physics. As it’s all implemented in Tennis Elbow Manager 2.

Player physics may change a bit according to Mana Games. While the rest is very close to the final results, except for tuning, of course.

The AI is also greatly improved, but more will be done. Especially as while the Pro-10 difficulty has been tuned for realism.
The gameplay will be more refined and less raw than what you can find in Tennis Elbow Manager 2. Which I am hoping is a more broad version Tennis Elbow 2013.

Tennis Elbow Manager 2 – Early Trailer (Windows, Mac, then Linux)

Features:

  • Men or Women Tour
  • 3500 players evolving over 70 years, from 1973 for men & 1983 for women to 2042
  • More than 400 tournaments
  • Country Cup and Masters Cup
  • Singles & doubles
  • Junior & Pro Tours
  • Up to 9 coached players
  • 5 difficulty levels
  • Full ranking system (like the entry one from ATP)

So you can download and play the demo for Windows and Mac on the official website. But the Linux release will be coming to Steam, priced at $29.95 USD.

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