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EHM 1.x Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby Rakuten06 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:56 pm

Here are the changelists for every patch release for Eastside Hockey Manager Early Access (EHM:EA). Updates are released on a fortnightly cycle with the occasional minor bugfix patch in between major updates.


Update Changelist for EHM:EA 15.0.1 (First Early Access Public Release)

Database
========

- All new database format that will offer better support for customisation in the future
- Ability to import EHM 2007 format databases to start new games
- Support for historical databases (historical 2006 database provided)
- Support for rookie goals/assists/points records in record config
- League structures moved into the database for better future customisation
- New db driven transfer rules, including waiver rules, free agency rules and sliding entry level contracts and much more
- New attribute modelling with support for player role types
- New player and non-player progression modelling

Leagues
=======
- Separate host nations for different stages of a competition (World Championships Div 1 groups)
- Host cities for tournaments
- Tournament host announcement news
- Tracking of match penalties separate from game misconducts based on the severity of the offense
- Improved league selection options with the ability to select leagues down to wanted level or individual independent leagues where possible
- More detailed league rules information on league screen
- Support for new all-star game format with team captains picking the two teams
- Improved national team selections

Network Game
============
- No changes

Shortlisting and Scouting
=========================
- Made fringe veteran players less likely to move to other continents for a minor role
- Adjusted team shortlisting to improve roster building AI
- Optimized team shortlisting for faster processing

Trades and Transfers
====================
- Misc. trade AI adjustments
- Adjusted evaluation of injured players in trades
- Adjusted evaluation of draft picks in trades
- When signing a player who was already on trial, it is considered a new signing in the notes and not an extension
- AI GM's now have a patience rating in trades when human is setting up a trade offer and will not give dynamic feedback endlessly on proposals

UI
==
- New skin
- Improved UI layout with new player and non-player profile screens etc.
- Integrated tutorial system for key screens in the game
- New nation information screen with links to top leagues, clubs and players
- Added "Highlights" button to the results screen to quickly view all the goals of a game
- Tweaked viewing of highlights so that the viewer jumps to next highlight quicker rather than showing the following faceoff
- Added option to export player stats from any comp in csv format (regular season and playoff stats)
- Split other GM feedback in trade screen to be separate from human's assistant manager info
- Other GM feedback in trade screen now needs to be requested separately one a suggested trade is setup
- Added a "scout recommendations" view on the scout's player list panel to show current and future star ratings
- Option to hide all attribute values for added challenge
- Injury information added to scout reports
- Show Boxscores screen to control which daily boxscores to display
- Roster and starting lineup average height/weight listed in team stats
- New zoomed-in 2D view for playing/viewing games
- Showing relevant professional rights depending on the league where the user is managing
- Support for EHM 2007 format custom player pics, logos, flags, background images, sounds etc.

In-Game Engine v49 to v59
=========================
- Added different kinds of deflections
- Improved general goalie AI
- Improved general skater AI
- Improved collision checking
- Added support for hybrid icings, icing related linechange rules, 3-on-3 overtime
- Improved AI for one-timers
- Improved AI for passing
- Improved pathfinding
- Improved puck physics with rolling/bouncing pucks
- Improved AI for officials when giving out penalties

In-Game Engine v48
==================
- Only technical changes to track version number

In-Game Engine v47
==================

- Adjusted ice friction coefficient
- Adjusted player reach
- Adjusted goal celebrations
- Adjusted player to player collision checking
- Adjusted goalie ability to make saves
- Adjusted skater pathfinding
- Adjusted skater ability to make sharp turns
- Adjusted player awareness of the play
- Adjusted shot targeting
- Adjusted pass targeting
- Adjusted defensive AI of players for gap control
- Added some additional goal celebrations after initial reaction
- General skater AI tweaks



Update Changelist for EHM:EA 15.0.1b

We've just rolled out our first update for EHM: Early Access to fix some issues reported since release.

See changelist below. The version number is 15.0.1b.

Changelist for 15.0.1b
======================
- Fixed crash on player profile with players on teams with invalid team abbreviations
- Fixed crash when offering player out on loan
- Fixes team names not displaying on some news items/screens
- Fix to rookie goal record data being swapped in some databases


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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:46 pm

Minor update today:

Changelist for 15.0.2b
======================
- Fixed a crash with some scout report news items on individual free agents
- Fixed a crash with a yearly award news item
- Fixed an off-season crash due to corrupted ban data
- Fixed a crash when viewing a retired person profile
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:52 pm

Changelist for 15.1.0b
======================

New features:
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- Graphical playoff tree for viewing playoff stages
- Added skin graphics for attributes on player and non-player profiles
- New AI for evaluating the overall roster changes in trades


Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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- Changed various relegation stage stats type to playouts
- Changed Swedish league relegation stage to have two rounds of games
- Updated Russian league points system
- Added alternative schedule with olympic break for Russian league schedule
- Adjusted expected wages in Russian league
- Adjusted expected wages in Finnish leagues


Database Import changes for 2006 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- Fixed olympic years for older historical databases


Gameplay changes:
-----------------
- Improved AI evaluation of players in trades
- Improved AI for trimming roster when near salary cap limits
- Improved chances of players waiving their no-trade clause when being traded to a contender
- Scout assignment instructions default to "Recaps only" for reports
- Improved AI evaluation of draft picks in trades
- Improved AI evaluation of expected turns of draft picks
- Improved AI for responding to trade offers when offering out players to all teams
- Improved AI for putting expensive older players on the block
- Updated NAL scheduling templates to fix the issue of too many consecutive games
- Updated NAL all-star game date
- Fixed away jersey selection for certain leagues to use white away
- Fixed GM patience not resetting between trade negotiations
- Fixed league statistics CSV export for playoff stats
- Disabled foreign release clauses on standard contracts at Russian teams
- Nation overview screen now lists only first nationality players in the top players/youths
- Fixed contract extension demand strings on contract offer screen
- Fixed international tournament host selection news item year being one year off in some cases
- Fixed North-American pro teams signing players from juniors during playoffs
- Allowed human managers to keep three goalies on roster without warning when not coaching games
- Fixed team ranking evaluations for season preview news
- Fixed best players by position evaluations for season preview news
- Entry level contracts signed near the end of the season will now automatically slide one year forward
- Fixed being able to offer contracts to restricted free agents in Russia
- Fixed rights expiry date for players drafted out of college
- Adjustments to older player progression
- Adjustments to player budget changes between seasons
- Adjustments to shortlisting players for major hockey nations


UI changes:
-----------
- Improved usability of the news screen buttons
- Improved visibility of the text color in section tabs in the titlebar
- Darkened screen containers slightly for improved readability
- Changed action buttons in titlebar to use inverted colors for better visibility
- Fixed attributes being shown on training panel with the "Hidden" attribute display option on
- Fixes to some team names not displaying on various news items/screens
- Fixed duplicated offering club name in offer sheet news item
- Added extra information to tutorial info for screens that require confirmation before continuing
- Moved "Roster" action menu with the "ask coach" actions from the subtitle menu to the key actions area in titlebar


Other changes:
--------------
- Fixes to missing club names/colours in some databases
- Added keyboard shortcut (ESC) for preferences in the start screen
- Fixed a crash related to staff notes
- Fixed a training camp related crash
- Fixed a crash with contract offer screen quickflicks and see also menu


In-Game Engine v67 Changelist
======================

In-Game Engine v67
==================
- Adjusted shooting accuracy
- Adjusted goalie saving abilities
- Implemented NAL rule to resume play in offending team's defensive zone after penalty
- Exhibition games use the rules from home team league
- Adjusted goalie rotation
- Fixed linechange after icing rule enforcement

In-Game Engine v65 to v66
=========================
- Only technical changes
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:08 pm

Changelist for 15.2.0b
======================


New features:
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- Swiss Leagues 1 and 2 made playable
- German League made playable
- Finnish League 3 made playable
- Added option to use a borderless 1024x768 window in game preferences


Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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- Adjusted national tv deals in various nations
- World championships format updated
- Fixed Russian league playoff brackets
- Updated shootout rules in various leagues
- Fixed Swedish league playoff home/away games order


Database Import changes for 2006 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Gameplay changes:
-----------------
- Improved AI trade evaluations, fixed harsh roster related trade evaluations
- Improved financial assessments of trades
- Improved player/agent wage demands in relation to team budgets and status offered
- Improved player contract evaluations to put more weight on wages on offer
- Improved reputation settings for human managers based on past experience selected
- When human manager moves teams, old team league is removed from boxscores to show list
- Adjusted club expected rankings and ranking updates during the season
- Fixed high board expectation levels for teams expected to be at the bottom of the league
- Fixed board wage allowance for entry-level contracts to allow teams to sign prospects better
- Adjusted general club finances with regards to sponsorship levels (other income) and merchandising
- Fixed season ticket sales processing
- Some award scoring adjustments
- Fixed teams losing rights to qualified restricted free agents after contract expiry
- Improved AI when trimming roster for salary cap purposes
- Fixed the latest draft lottery model and added recap of the first round picks in the news item
- Fixed creation of junior/college preference for new players at the start of a new game (applies to new games only)
- Fixed initial bonus points doubling up in one Swedish league stage
- Improved league news items for promotion/relegation/qualification to next round
- Small improvements for various news item texts
- Improved chances for owners to inject money into their clubs when in financial trouble


UI changes:
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- Player comparison screen lists attributes the same way as in player profile
- Added tooltips to the trade interest stars in trade screens
- If a player is willing to waive his no-trade clause, this is indicated in the trade interest label and tooltip
- Re-arranged select leagues screen to accommodate more leagues


Other changes:
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- Fixed rare crash when trying to continue after re-loading a saved game on season update day
- Fixed rare crash with All-Star game when a participating player had suddenly retired
- Fixed crash when clicking on an empty "Compare Players" menu
- Fixed error on comparing all-star team player and team stats
- Fixed error with setting up player data for games with databases that had invalid player position settings


In-Game Engine v68
==================
- Fixes to overtime penalty processing
- Adjustments to penalty reasons
- Adjustments to calling penalties
- Small adjustments to player decision making
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Thu May 07, 2015 8:37 pm

Changelist for 15.3.0b
======================


New features:
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- Expanded modelling of the world championships with a total of 6 different tournaments
- New European challenge tournament with 6 sub-tournaments of 4 senior national teams
- Added 3 other smaller annual international tournaments for senior national teams
- Added streaks into team stats

Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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- Updated/new international tournament structures (see above)
- Fixed German league roster limit to 32

Database Import changes for 2006 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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Gameplay changes:
-----------------
- Adjustments to the quick sim engine statistics
- Fixed standings tie-breakers for regulation and overtime wins sort rule
- Fixed most team points record processing to include all initial divisions/conferences
- Adjusted effect of recent form on manager confidence checks
- Fixed exhibition games not being setup after initial seasons
- Adjustments to low level semi-pro player wage demands
- Adjustments to player attribute progression
- Adjustments to new-gen attribute creation, especially mental attributes
- Fixed imminent future transfers being cancelled when player's contract runs out just before the agreed transfer
- Fixed initial referee distribution to leagues within a nation (applies to new games only)
- Fixed human club head coach getting fired under certain circumstances without manager initiating the firing
- Adjusted trade AI when evaluating untouchable players/prospects
- Adjusted trade AI when evaluating players recently drafted
- Adjusted trade AI overall evaluations

UI changes:
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- Fixed coloring of "More Actions" button on tactics screen during games
- Fixed national team displayed in player stats for international tournaments when player has dual nationalities
- Added support for team logos/flags in standings, team stats and player stats sections in the league screens
- Adjusted contract demand strings for multi-year part-time contracts in contract offer screen
- Added links to team reports for both teams on the trade screen
- Added overall turn information on draft picks in trade screen

Other changes:
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- When exiting the game without having saved recently, saving the game is now optional
- Fixed currency setting not defaulting to correct value when loading up last saved game after update
- Fixed invalid club pointer error message when clicking on menu headers in 2D options menu
- Fixed changing display option from preferences to borderless window not working after going full screen
- Fixed rare crash on home screen when unemployed and viewing available jobs panel
- Fixed female name flags on new databases
- Fixed crash on referee stats page with certain leagues
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Thu May 21, 2015 8:12 pm

Changelist for 15.4.0b
======================


New features:
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- British leagues 1 and 2 made playable, including cups for both leagues


Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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- British leagues added (see above)
- Fixed high school league classifications
- Fixed some leagues in custom db's missing data and not being available to be scouted
- Added alternative dates and adjusted schedule dates for international tournaments to prevent clashes
- Adjusted non-player wage tables for major juniors
- Added separate homegrown age limit for goalies in German rules


Database Import changes for 2006 rules:
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- Adjusted non-player wage tables for major juniors


Gameplay changes:
-----------------
- Playoff tree view to support results of two-legged playoff games
- Added support for "Import" player rule in British leagues (players with non-British first nationality)
- Adjusted the creation of some of the hidden mental attributes to favor less extreme values
- Enabled star ratings for national teams in compare teams screen
- Basic scout reports are now automatically available for players who have been at the users club for at least a few weeks
- Fixed college and university teams shortlisting and signing players
- Fixed assistant sometimes offering trades during draft on behalf of human manager
- Tweaked trading during draft (if you have been offered a trade during draft, the continue button will display "Trade" instead of "News")
- Improved AI for shopping players around the league when needing to get under the cap
- High reputation non-players with a Head Coach job preferences are now less likely to accept assistant coaching positions
- Fixed staff contract offer yearly wage spreads at junior teams
- Adjusted availability of players to international tournaments from club teams in Europe
- Fixed vacation option for contract renewals re-signing non-playing staff despite being set on "none"
- Fixed affiliation goalie/skater limits to apply to both independent and semi-independent affiliates
- Adjusted the interest of european based players with low adaptation to move to North America


UI changes:
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- Fixed team name column duplication in in-active league leaders panel
- Added user team needs link to the trade screen
- Added support for team logos in awards screen
- Added support for team logos in various snapshot panels in home screen
- Re-enabled support for jpg format profile pictures, team and league logos
- Added league classification info to league information screen
- Added league classification, reputation and number of teams into the league list screen when assigning scouts
- Added preferred job information to non-player profile
- Options for the new career game now on a separate page after selecting active leagues
- Fixed "win in OT" label being displayed at wrong times during playoff series


Other changes:
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- Fixed board firing long serving human manager at the start of new season despite option to turn disable human sackings being ticked
- Adjusted AI manager chances of firing their head coaches when low on confidence
- Fixed contract end dates for players joining college teams during season
- Fixed releasing of expired player rights
- Fixed enforcement of reserve list sizes
- Fixed news item text for qualifying to next competition stage in olympic pre-qualifiers
- Fixed news item for a transfer/trade request needing a response despite the player being immediately traded
- Fixed printouts not listing players for roster/stats printout
- Fixed shootout result not reflected in the scoreline on some news items


In-Game Engine v69
==================
- IIHF rule to resume play in offending team's defensive zone after penalty
- Adjusted AI coaches tendencies to pull goalie
- Adjusted hit stats tracking
- Adjusted AI coaches tactical settings for hitting
- Adjusted AI coaches tactical settings for offensive defensemen
- Adjusted shooting accuracy in empty net situations and on barrage shooting tactics
- Adjusted blocked shots stats tracking
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Tue May 26, 2015 9:36 pm

Changelist for 15.4.1b
======================


- Disabled scouting reports on temporary virtual players that was causing a crash when viewed
- Fixed a crash when approaching to sign a prospect with an already agreed transfer to another team
- Removed redundant note on work permits from British scouting reports
- Fixed game stats display issue when attempting to look back at highlights for a past game with older IGE version
- Fixed news item error for invalid scoreline
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:43 pm

Changelist for 15.5.0b
======================


New features:
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- Added Russian league all-star game
- Added Czech leagues 1 & 2
- Added Norwegian league


Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
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- Added Russian league all-star game
- Added Czech leagues 1 & 2
- Added Norwegian league
- Changed UK max players dressed limit from 20 to 22
- Adjusted max players dressed limits in Finnish leagues
- Fixes to various award types for the Finnish league
- Adjusted Russian finances and salary cap to better model the wage structures
- Reverted goalkeeper age limit for homegrown players in German league
- Fixed German affiliate assignment age limits for skaters and goalies (24/26 years and German players only)


Database Import changes for 2006 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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Gameplay changes:
-----------------
- Trading enabled within Russian league, including use of cash in trades
- Adjusted minimum wage expectations for younger players mainly in European leagues
- Roster management view on club screen now respects any affiliation movement age limits
- Adjusted contract length demands for high wage players in their prime
- Adjusted trimming of reserve lists during the season and before drafts


UI changes:
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- Added overtime/shootout indicators to results on "Matchups" section in team comparison screen
- Added overtime/shootout indicators to "Last Meeting" result information on next game screen
- Pro rights expiry date now also listed on the Reserve List view on team roster screen
- Added overtime/shootout indicators to scorelines in league stages screen
- Player rights expected expiry date now displayed in player information panel with the related rights
- Added nation flags to world rankings screen
- Possible affiliate assignment limitations listed on league information screen under roster rules


Other changes:
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- Certain award types (most goals, most points) to track the award winning total and display it in the awards screen
- Config file option "TRANSFER_PLAYER_RIGHTS" now also supports moving/adding Russian league rights (extra_config.cfg)
- Fixes and expanded to some league/cup fate news items
- Fixed correct points total calculations for "Matchups" section in team comparison screen
- Adjusted updating of player rights expiry date when future transfers are agreed beyond initial rights expiry
- Fixed sorting by contract type in Reserve List view on team roster screen
- Fixed UK league 1 playoff games from processing into the overall table of the regular season
- Some fixes to team names not showing up in a few rarer news items
- Fixed international tournament dates clashes in April sometimes delaying european league final games
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:51 pm

Changelist for 15.5.1b
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- Fixed major juniors signing restrictions to prevent teams from signing players from the other major junior leagues
- Added league columns to transactions screen
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:51 pm

Changelist for 15.6.0b
======================


New features:
-------------
- Added Austrian league


Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
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- Added Austrian league
- Adjusted financial information for Austrian league and related nations
- Separate nation/league wage adjustment factors added for non-playing wages
- Added rule for Russian league to prevent loans between teams in the same league


Database Import changes for 2006 rules:
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Gameplay changes:
-----------------
- More optimisation to prevent scheduling clashes with international dates in April
- Improved AI evaluation of players offered in trades who have only recently been acquired from free agency or waivers
- Fixed RFA filtering results in player search
- Tweaked AI for scoring candidates to trade when pushed against the cap
- Adjusted interest to join a club as assistant coach for staff with preferred job as assistant coach
- Adjusted minimum non-playing wages
- Adjusted minimum player budgets in relation to minimum expected wages
- Adjustments to AI manager shortlisting and signings to fill minimum rosters even at smaller clubs
- Adjustments to free agent contract demands when unsigned for a longer period of time
- Fixed affiliation skater/goalie limit check when sending players to affiliates
- Adjusted re-signing of star players in Russian league
- Removed unnecessary scouting update news item sent with next opponent scouting
- Improvements to AI cap management and long term roster planning
- Fixed waiver claims processing to also check human vacation options for shortlisted players only when on vacation
- Adjusted scoring of candidates for voting the best goaltender award


UI changes:
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- Added "Cancel" button for select database dialog when starting a new game
- Updated the tutorial screen info for starting a new career game
- Adjusted UFA/RFA filter types in search filters dialog
- Fixed missing club logos on upcoming games on schedule snapshot panel on home screen
- Added 2nd nationality column to "Other" view on club roster screen
- Best goaltender voting screen now displays only the regular season statistics
- Added "Add Rights" option for Russian league trade screen


Other changes:
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- Small layout changes to scout next opponent news
- Fixed staff history trade information for players traded whilst on loan
- Fixed players loaned back to previous teams in Europe from being recalled early in the season
- Finetuned contract demand strings for cases where wage demand was high due to player not wanting to sign
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:06 pm

Changelist for 15.6.1b
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- Fixed future salaries on contract offer screen not being changeable in some leagues when offering extensions
- Fixes to wage spreads on desired contracts in certain contract conditions
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:15 pm

Changelist for 15.7b
======================


New features:
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- Added Slovakian league
- Added option to add key non-playing staff to playable teams at game start


Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
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- Added Slovakian league
- Updated "allow yearly salary changes" and "guaranteed contracts" flags for some of the recently added leagues
- Added transfer rules flag to disable loans in/out from Russian League 1
- Restricted free agent qualifying offer rules moved to database rules
- Added Russian league qualifying offer rules for salary and contract length
- Added major junior draft rule to make import draft eligibility based on current team first, then nationality
- Added draft rule for excluding goalies from major junior import draft


Database Import changes for 2006 rules:
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Gameplay changes:
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- Adjusted retirements and replacements for chairman/director/president personnel types
- Adjusted contract extension logic
- Fixes to Russian league cap calculations on trade screen
- Russian players no longer count as domestic players for Kazakhstan teams
- Adjusted major junior player rights for recently drafted players to not count towards reserve list until July in draft year
- Adjusted filling of blank attributes at game start
- Adjusted player attribute development in relation to role
- Adjusted creation of extra players at game start
- Adjusted player attribute levels in relation to current ability


UI changes:
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- Fixed contract display for upcoming season salaries when viewed on the last day of a contract year
- "Release Rights" action enabled in player actions for Russian teams holding rights to a player
- Fixes to offer sheet matching actions
- Added special UFA/RFA options for Russian league in search filters screen
- Added quick links to home screen for "Free Agents" and "Trade Center" where applicable
- Moved the "Trade" menu on the "Trade Center" screen to be a key action on the league screen to make it more accessible
- Some adjustments to the position and transfer status related quick links in the search screen filter menu
- Added database size option on new game options screen
- Added information about approximated number of players and non-players to be loaded up on new game options screen
- Improved rounding accuracy for qualifying offer limits on contract offer screen
- Fixed tooltips on morale in the practice screen


Other changes:
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- Fixed a draft screen related crash after continuing after draft where multiple human managers were involved
- Fixed importer parent/sub-league connection routines that were misconnecting some European junior leagues with senior leagues in some older 2006 databases


In-Game Engine v70
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- Adjusted AI selection of faceoff takers in shorthanded and 4-on-4 situations
- Adjusted saves on tight angle shots
- Adjusted shooting accuracy
- Adjusted officiating when delayed penalty already called
- Adjustments to defensemen shooting tendencies
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:04 pm

Changelist for 15.7.1b
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- Fixed rare crash related to British two-way loan contracts
- Fixed fantasy draft processing at the end of the draft
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:29 pm

Changelist for 15.8.0b
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New features:
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- Added option to retain all teams from the database at game start

Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
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- Added limitations on yearly salary changes on multiyear contracts in the National League when offering contracts (will also apply to existing saved games)
- Added rule for Russian league to disable team/player option years from contracts
- Added rule for Russian league to not allow players to participate in training camps at other clubs during season
- Updated German league tv money
- Adjusted German league player budgets and expected wages
- Fixed correct stages to find winners for history entries of British cups
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:19 pm

Changelist for 15.9.0b
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New features:
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- Added contract rules panel to contract offer screen
- Expanded league tables to include Last 10, Streak and Shoot-out record columns


Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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Gameplay changes:
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- Added note about player possibly having hard time to adapt to playing abroad to scout report
- Adjusted some AI trade evaluations
- Adjustments to player salary demands
- Adjustments to player interest evaluations
- Adjustments to board allowed max salaries for pending RFA's and for qualifying offers
- Fixes to salary limitations when offering contract extensions
- When two players selected for a game have conflicting jersey numbers, only the lower rep player number needs to be re-assigned
- Added news item when club is fined for being below salary floor
- Adjusted filling of blank attributes at game start


UI changes:
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- Fixed layout issue with scout report panel stars in player profile when full report text is very long
- Fixes to some salary/cap hit display values
- Added max salary allowed for each team status on club salary breakdown panel
- Moved league schedule dates listings from "Overview" section in league screen to the "Information" section
- Added links to stats/standings snapshot panel headers on home screen
- Added preferred jersey number to personal information panel under other details
- Added coloring to team cap hits on Trade Center cap charts if the team is over the cap or under the floor
- Enabled right-click menus for players on Team Report screen


Other changes:
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- Fixed crash when using hidden attributes, resigning from team and viewing player profiles of the old team
- Fixed cap hit calculations on some AI contract
- Fixed entry level contracts not being considered relevant for players currently on trial when offering a contract
- Fixed players occasionally listed twice in the hot or not panel of team report
- Added option to importer to recalculate cached runtime information for league totals etc.


In-Game Engine v71
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- Adjusted fighting tendencies
- Adjusted shooting tendencies for defensemen
- Adjusted shooting tendencies for forwards
- Small adjustments to goalkeeping
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:56 pm

Changelist for 15.10.0b
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New features:
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- Added new league overview panel with a recap of individual stats leaders and league standings
- Added option to retain all players and staff from selected nation(s) when starting a new game
- Added option to start with an early start date (start of July)


Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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Gameplay changes:
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- Small adjustments to player progression
- Adjusted randomization of newgen nationalities
- Adjusted team response time to trade offers near trade deadlines


UI changes:
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- Adjusted the player profile stats panel size and the order of stats scopes displayed
- Added place of birth to the player basic information panel
- Added columns for positions and handedness to the team report positional panels


Other changes:
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- Fixed a rare screen crash on final day of the regular season after finishing the last games
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby Manimal » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:20 pm

Changelist for 15.10.0b
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New features:
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- Added salary filter to the search filters
- Added new overview panel to recap team stats leaders in league team stats screen
- Added active career leaders panels to the league history players section


Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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- Some adjustments to European transfer window start dates
- Updated Russian league icing rule to use hybrid icing


Gameplay changes:
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- Small adjustments and balancing to player role calculations
- Adjustments to player interest in clubs due to language issues


UI changes:
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- Fixed group/stage menus with some international tournament screens being unresponsive in some cases
- Fixed the default sorting by form and average rating on team screen to be descending
- Changed the form sorting to sort by weighed average form
- Added league salary cap type information to league rules panel


Other changes:
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- Fixed "Wingers" filter in search screen
- Adjusted transfer_rules_config.cfg to read in weekly cap values for leagues that operate on a weekly cap
- Some optimisations to new game startup routines
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:20 pm

Changelist for 15.12.0b
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New features:
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- Added option in preferences to use auto continue in single player mode


Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Gameplay changes:
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- Improvements to re-scheduling games due to clashes with international tournaments
- Fixed processing of matched offer sheets where board cancelled the matched offer in certain cap conditions
- Adjusted trade evaluations for pending free agents on teams looking for younger players
- Adjusted fan and board reactions to trades


UI changes:
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- Added contract expiry date and free agency status to the team finances salary cap chart
- Improved scheduled games/boxscores screen layout to fit more upcoming games or boxscores on the screen


Other changes:
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- Fixed goalies not showing up when viewing past major junior import drafts
- Fixed standings/tables text printout missing "goals for" column data
- Fixed crash on some team finances salary cap chart when viewing as unemployed manager
- Fixed some female names in the database name pools that were not marked as such
- Added option in extra_config.cfg to mark wanted names as female, so they will not get used for newgens
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:05 pm

Changelist for 15.13.0b
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New features:
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- Added support for new model of National League draft lottery from 2016 onwards


Database Import changes for 2014 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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Gameplay changes:
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- Added support for foreign player rule being based on national team eligibility
- Adjustments to player attribute generation and progression


UI changes:
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- Added team statistics to the main boxscore screen
- Moved national team eligibility next to nationality information in personal information panel


Other changes:
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- Fixed world championship group draw to be based on the current international rankings
- Added support in import_config.cfg for forcing the use of database team divisions for playable leagues
- Added support in import_config.cfg for changing team division data (for example for custom databases where needed detailed divisions are not present in old 2007 data but are added by the importer)


In-Game Engine v72
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- Adjusted hit tendency and tracking for hits
- Adjusted scoring balance between positions
- Adjusted shooting tendencies
- Small adjustments to goalkeeping
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:59 pm

Changelist for 15.14.0b
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New features:
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- 2015 start date option enabled
- DB Importer now supports creating databases with 2015 rules and start date
- New 2015 default database


Database Import changes for 2006 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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- Added missing restricted free agency rules for National League


Gameplay changes:
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- Staff with manager or head coach jobs (or preferences) will no longer interested in scouting positions at lower rep clubs
- Adjustments to injury processing and contagious injuries
- Adjustments to financial data processing
- Adjustments to newgen starting ability variation
- Adjustments to player media comment reactions


UI changes:
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- Some UI fixes across various screens
- Club division in team information panel now shows the full long name of the detailed division
- Some general string fixes
- Small adjustments to section tabs to clarify selected section
- Added League Dates button to league schedule section
- Fixed Hot or Not panel contents that were mixed


Other changes:
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- Fixed rare crash during a promotion/relegation playoff series
- Updated historical 2006 database with fixed RFA rules
- Added historical 2014 database option
- Some general optimizations and resource leak fixes
- Fixed a rare All-Star game related crash


In-Game Engine v74
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- Adjustments to scoring balancing
- Adjusted scoring balance between positions

In-Game Engine v73
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- Adjustments to scoring balancing
- Small adjustments to goalkeeping
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:27 pm

Changelist for 15.14.1b
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- Fixed crash with Importer when trying to import a 2007 format database that had not been previously imported
- Fixed possible crash at game start when cancelling starting a new game from the select leagues screen and starting again
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:01 pm

Changelist for 15.14.2b
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- Fixed processing of extra_config.cfg, records_config.cfg and transfer_rules_config.cfg when starting a new game
- Fixed crash when no import_config.cfg present in old format database folder
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:35 pm

Changelist for 15.15.0b
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New features:
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- Improved file selection dialogs with directory navigation and expanded file information


Database Import changes for 2015 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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- Swiss League 2 expanded to 10 teams
- Czech league teams updated


Gameplay changes:
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- Adjustments to player attribute progression
- Adjustments to player development rates
- Fixed scheduling of pre-season tournaments with teams from multiple different nations
- Added shootout options for custom friendly tournaments
- Improvements to arrangement of pre-season tournaments, tours and exhibition games


UI changes:
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- User folder in preferences screen can now be changed using the new directory selection dialog
- When importing an old database or choosing starting database, the full path for database location is now shown


Other changes:
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- Fixed problems loading dbs / importing dbs / preferences on systems where the user folder had special characters in the path
- Fixes to injury database table and preset injuries read in from config file
- Improvements to matching player names from config file entries
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby archibalduk » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:28 pm

Changelist for 15.16.0b
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New features:
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Database Import changes for 2015 rules:
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- Fixed importer to fill in first National League contract date based on playing history if left blank (only when "Recalculate runtime data" option is used)
- Updated the National League first season schedule template


Gameplay changes:
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- Added support in tactics for using 2 forwards and 1 defenseman when playing 3-on-3
- Fixed injury lengths set from extra_config.cfg (also added extra guidelines to the default file on usage)
- Adjustment to player/non-player retirements when only recently signed a new contract
- Added news when a club is compensated for a National League team signing their player
- Fixed player rights expiry dates for players drafted in 2013 and later
- Fixed player rights expiry dates for players drafted pre-2013 in some special cases


UI changes:
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- Fixed some approximated injury time strings
- League player statistics panel now lists top 100 instead of top 50
- Added filters for Centers and Wingers in league player statistics panel
- League player stats panel now lists full player names
- Home/Away Stats and Tactics section tabs in reverse order when using North American scoring displays


Other changes:
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- Various string fixes
- Fixed news not being sent to current club in some cases when National League team signs an unsigned prospect from their roster
- Added team count verification for domestic leagues in league select screen at game start
- Fixed crash when selecting a database and then cancelling on the league select screen
- Fixed crash on exiting the game in certain scenarios

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In-Game Engine v76
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- Adjustments to shot totals and shooting accuracy
- Adjustments to scoring balancing
- Adjustments to defensemen scoring

In-Game Engine v75
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- Adjustments to scoring balancing
- Adjusted scoring balance between positions
- Added support for playing 2 forwards and 1 defenseman when playing 3-on-3
- Adjustments to linechanges in overtime following penalties and icings
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Re: EHM:EA Updates (Changelists attached)

Postby Tasku » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:13 pm

Changelist for 15.17.0b
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New features:
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- Added option to add players to playable teams when starting a new game
- Added option to add players to national team pools when starting a new game (requires newly imported database for full effect)


Database Import changes for 2015 rules:
[apply to new games started with newly imported databases only]
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- Fixed minimum reputations of national teams that take part in regular international tournaments


Gameplay changes:
-----------------
- Adjusted frequency of player rights being traded, especially in Russian League
- Improved AI signing of restricted free agents in Russian League
- Adjusted player interest in different clubs right after becoming a free agent
- Adjusted player reputation and morale changes due to performance in games
- Adjusted player re-signing wage expectations


UI changes:
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Other changes:
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- Fixed checks for free diskspace when saving/starting new games
- Fixed a rare case of temporary files being corrupted, causing disk errors to appear when continuing
- Fixed invalid characters in some rare team abbreviations causing issues with playing full 2d games


In-Game Engine v77
==================
- Technical fixes to player collisions
- Tuned quick sim engine hits tracking
- Tuned quick sim engine scoring levels
- Tuned quick sim engine shot total levels
- Tuned quick sim engine scoring distribution
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