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  • Cipher
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    memorable aftsili

    If you are playing alone just go into game options (press Start, and then options) and change stance (you will see small silhouette with move). Regarding multiplayer, you choose stance, as you would choose a controller.
    Very strange. I looked all over the place for it. I could not find it. I wonder if there was an issue with the update. I will try to re-install the game. I had bought originally the first day it came out.

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  • Solitude
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    Originally posted by Cthulhu View Post
    If you are playing alone just go into game options (press Start, and then options) and change stance (you will see small silhouette with move). Regarding multiplayer, you choose stance, as you would choose a controller.
    Thanks for the helpful info! One small addition: to change this in game options, I believe you need to do so before you start a game, rather than during the game.

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  • Cthulhu
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    Originally posted by Cipher View Post
    I like the Move support, but one problem. How do I set it up for a left-handed person?
    If you are playing alone just go into game options (press Start, and then options) and change stance (you will see small silhouette with move). Regarding multiplayer, you choose stance, as you would choose a controller.

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  • Cipher
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    How do I set Left-handed controls with Move

    I like the Move support, but one problem. How do I set it up for a left-handed person?

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  • Solitude
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    Originally posted by Diggler View Post
    i have one question about the new patch.
    you said it adds 3-person MP, but i can't find that option.
    when i want to set up an local game it still only shows 2, 4 and 6 player options.
    how can i set up a game for 3 ppl?
    This may have been an oversight on our part. I'm looking into it.

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  • Cthulhu
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    Originally posted by Diggler View Post
    i have one question about the new patch.
    you said it adds 3-person MP, but i can't find that option.
    when i want to set up an local game it still only shows 2, 4 and 6 player options.
    how can i set up a game for 3 ppl?
    I have the same problem. I'm using Move, maybe 3-player local multiplayer is not supported by Move (that would be stupid :P)?

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  • spacejumper
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    Originally posted by Solitude View Post
    Right. We don't want to make a knee-jerk decision on the mechanic itself, though - once people have had time to get used to the change, then we have a better idea whether it needs to be reverted. Old players will obviously have a preference for the mechanic they have been using, even if it is not as good.
    Solitude, thanks for clearing this one up!

    Still this one does not put my mind (and I am sure other people feel the same) at ease. Why just not offer both mechanics into the Options menu? You can make the one you feel it is better the default one and have the second one as an option for the crowd that got initially used with it. This in my oppinion would be a fair compromise.

    Because right now the game feels unplayable for many, I am not really sure how much time the old players will spend going through all the frustration the new mechanic causes. Probably you have some stats and reporting on the back end and hopefully they will give you an accurate image of what is actually going on.

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  • Solitude
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    Originally posted by spacejumper View Post
    Thanks to Solitute for listening to our feedback!

    "% display as an option" - just to be clear here, we are talking about the whole Direct swing mechanics, which now are completely different than the original version of the game, and not only the actual display of the % on screen?

    cheers!
    Right. We don't want to make a knee-jerk decision on the mechanic itself, though - once people have had time to get used to the change, then we have a better idea whether it needs to be reverted. Old players will obviously have a preference for the mechanic they have been using, even if it is not as good.

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  • spacejumper
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    Thanks to Solitute for listening to our feedback!

    "% display as an option" - just to be clear here, we are talking about the whole Direct swing mechanics, which now are completely different than the original version of the game, and not only the actual display of the % on screen?

    cheers!

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  • Solitude
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    We are definitely listening to the complaints with the patch (W/L record for ranked multiplayer, % display as an option, etc.) and will address them in the next patch.

    However, we don't have a time frame to give you yet.

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  • spacejumper
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    Hi,

    even if I live in Canada somehow the game downloaded the patch last night.

    At first I was really excited and I was quickly going through the menus to see what has changed... apparently not much... ok, here comes the Single Player, on an Extreme course where I was classified in the first 100 on the leaderboard (so I know it pretty well!). Guess what! I was unable to finish the course in less than 50 strokes using the new Direct putt.

    As this user put it really well here http://195.56.170.66/forum/showthread.php?t=2468 the new putting really puts experienced player out of the game. Instead of the nice, fine, control we used to have, now all you can do is to try to jerk the stick and maybe get the "right" percentage. Before it was all about "feeling" the stroke, just like in real life. Now it is all a lottery. PLus that you can now see how the other guy got the "whole in one"... it takes the mistery out the game!

    From a game I used to love and play daily as single player and with my frinds online and in local multiplayer, if this will not be addressed, I will end up with another useless PS3 application.

    To the devs: please don't get me wrong... the game is awsome, but some of the changes in the last patch simply made it un-playable for the experienced crowd. If I would start to play the demo now, probably, I would decide not to purchase because of the random nature of the controls... and this will mean 10$ less in revenue for your company.

    Please guys, fix these issues, or at least, give the user the choice which method of Direct putt to use (the original one or the percentage one)!

    Until this will not be addressed unfortunately I will not play again Planet Minigolf!

    Best regards,
    Alex
    Vancouver, BC
    Last edited by spacejumper; 09-16-2010, 06:26 PM.

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  • shipwrecksos
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    ZEN (Solitude) - Please Read

    Man, Europeans are brutal, and the patch hasn't even been released in the USA, so who knows what the American's will say after the 21st. But i do know one thing, it's no easy task to release a patch for a game, especially with all the development and red tape you have to go through.

    That being said, I give an A+ for effort to ZEN for the simple fact that they gave a patch at all, and I do appreciate the effort from Solitude (or whatever his real name is) and his crew.

    I do have a very important question for Solitude (ZEN). I understand SCEA/game testing issues can make it pain to get patches through for new content. However, is it equally difficult to release small updates/hotfixes to make tweaks in your game, or is it possible to push a small hotfix through at any time via an auto-update (no new content, just user interface/mechanic changes; which is what most of these brutal comments are about)?

    For example, if the latter is true then would it be possible to simply re-add the old direct control to the game as an OPTION in the menu, or would we have to wait until another paid DLC is added (however many months it takes)?

    Planet Minigolf is a wonderful game, but I hate to see it torn to shreds by the most dedicated members of its community. In a game where user created content and community are so important, I fear you will lose your most loyal players if these issues aren't fixed PROMPTLY, which will absolutely kill this game.
    Last edited by shipwrecksos; 09-15-2010, 08:04 PM.

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  • leh10
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    patch

    got my verson ov the patch last night,now i understand the problem with the percentage putting everyone is yelling about. All of the other upgrdes seem to be fine except for not being able to invite ranked matches anymore why did this go away?finally got all my badges for my old weekly tounys so that was cool. guess with the percentage put we will have to learn to direct putt again be you a new player or old player because going by the lines like we used to doesnt work anymore,by the way did style points start getting harder to get because where used to if you were cloce to the hole and hit it alittle harder than normal you would get at least 20 points in direct putt but not anymore.

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  • MLT24
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    Originally posted by Solitude View Post
    This change was to address an almost universal complaint in the PMG reviews. Short putts were definitely too hard pre-patch with the "Direct" putting system - it was very easy to overshoot, especially for players new to the game.
    Exactly, only newbies had a problem with it. That should be the case in any game, there should be a learning curve. But there wasn't actually anything wrong with it, once you got the hang of it, it was no problem and I found very accurate and challenging.

    Well if you guys went out of your way to fix something like that, I hope you fixed all the other problems where our balls get stuck in places and can't get out. IF you adjusted the swing and didn't fix the obvious glitches, then that would just be unacceptable from this gamers perspective. Also, wins/losses must count for something, unacceptable if not fixed as well.

    Just giving you guys honest feadback from the gamers who have played your game a lot. I understand you wanted to make the putting style easier out of the box so you can make more sales, but I also hope you have taken care of us who have bought it and have helped you sell it by getting our friends to buy it.

    I just can't express enough how wins/losses must count for something. I have sold your game to all my friends, 8 of us play this game at least 5 times a week. We want the games to count! Or were gone. Won't be buying DLC.

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  • Solitude
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    Originally posted by andershede View Post
    This is the biggest mistake in the patch. I would almost rather have no patch at all, than having the putting-touch destroyed by percentage which will eliminate any funny small put-fails, and that ruins the fun.

    Why that? Nobody wanted that. I hope you get rid of it, at least make it optional - my and my friends hate it and it has taken out af lot of the charm of the game.
    This change was to address an almost universal complaint in the PMG reviews. Short putts were definitely too hard pre-patch with the "Direct" putting system - it was very easy to overshoot, especially for players new to the game.

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