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Another Cricket Coach Release
06 Apr 2006
By: James Nixon


Rockingham Software have made another version of Cricket Coach available, which fixes more problems found with the game.

It can be downloaded here.

Below is a full listing of all the bug fixes.

Cricket Coach - Version History

Version 1.02 - Released 5th April 2006
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Match engine
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+ Stopped batsman from walking off if a no ball was called when a wicket is taken

+ Improved logic for how hard batsman should run dependent on aggression

+ Added fielding restrictions to limited over matches

+ Adjusted match engine, as a result one day matches are now better balanced, and should give more realistic results

General
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+ Fixed empty information boxes in match view

, if they appear they will dissapear straight away

+ Fixed links on player side panel so that with change of batting order they still point to correct player

+ Fixed issue with hearing noise of bat on ball then getting lbw decision

+ Made it so fielders don't always bother running for ball going for four

+ Added code to ensure when going from competition fixtures screen to match and back you go back straight to fixtures screen

+ Fixed bug where player search screen was forgetting what filters were put on. This now works almost perfectly bar one or two little issues.

+ Fixed bug where when playing as in a first class match some other matches weren't being launched

+ Fixed new bug where England tests weren't being played

+ Fixed obscure crash bug on news screen

+ Fixed bug where in the second season England's next match was always wrong...

+ Fixed an obvious but possibly recurring crash bug with the code that checks for a valid team selection

+ Fixed big bug with news meaning World Cup squad confirmation news wasn't being reported.

+ Fixed issue with teams declaring in 4/5 day matches and leaving opponents a really low target, like 20 off 4 overs.

+ Fixed several issues with transfer system

+ Changed Queensland abbreviation from QSD to QLD

+ Fixed error where after end of game on last day the session was reset to morning session

+ Changed startup code to increase compatibility with various graphics cards.

+ Adjusted database to lower skills of some players



Version 1.01 - Released 4th April 2006
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Match Engine
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+ Reduced chance of leaves in limited over matches

+ Reduced chance of defensive shots in limited over matchesbn

+ Increased aggression of batting AI in limited over matches

+ Improved AI batting in limited overs when chasing totals

+ Improved AI bowling in limited overs in the first innings

+ Forced CPU bowling tactics to re-asses bowling selection when a new ball is taken in first class matches

+ Improved AI for batting and bowling in first class matches

+ Reduced effectiveness of the new ball slightly

+ Added code for batting AI when setting a total in a team's second innings

+ Added code to ignore going aggressively if doing well in a second innings of first class match if we are still a long way behind

+ Fixed bug where if following on the match status string was adding runs on from that innings making the deficit being drawn incorrectly.

+ Fixed bug where it would report the bowlers had reached their limit when no limit in place

+ Fixed crash bug where 2nd bowler was being set to 11 (out of array bounds) if no opening bowlers selected.

+ Added code that reduces batsman confidence at the end of sessions and at the end of a day, this seems to have reduced the number of monumental innings from settled batsmen

+ Fixed crash with spin bowling plans when you selected a leg spinner as the away team

+ Added fielding restrictions to one day matches for cpu tactics

+ Added fielding restrictions to one day matches for human tactics

+ Reduced how quickly batsmen can settle in limited overs matches

+ Made going all out attack less powerful a tactic, increases chances of losing wickets substantially

+ Lessened the effect a bad pitch has on the scores

+ Stopped batsman edging it if they'd left the ball

General
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+ DirectX initialisation code significantly improved

+ Stopped game exiting if it couldn't get immediate access to the keyboard

+ Improved windows code so that full screen window should stay on top

+ Improved filter to stop human managers from being informed of domestic results in countries other than their own

+ Fixed crash bug when going back/forward to oldmatch screen

+ Fixed bug where it would let you select a team with no keeper, captain or opening bowlers selected.

+ Gate receipts is now spelt correctly

+ Fixed crash bug on tactics screen when trying to draw next fixture's weather if the fixture was further away than forecasts had been generated

+ Stopped running in Windowed mode when desktop resolution was too small

+ Added type of match indicator to match screen

+ Fixed bug that was slowing down game in transfer window

+ Improved South African domestic competitions bowler limits



Version 1.00 - Released 31st March 2006
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- Initial release

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