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The Top Spin 4 patch is available now for both the 360 and PS3. Check out the patch notes and post your impressions, after you've played a few games.

XBOX 360

General
  • User modified profiles are now detectable and cheaters will be banned.
  • Dpad control is now enabled.
  • Fixed a bug where Control Shot icon does not disappear in cutscene.
  • Rude words are now properly filtered when combined with other letters.
  • Sparring Partner Training text is now displayed properly in Spanish version of the game.
  • Music tracks no longer overlap in specific cases.
  • Coach info is now properly displayed.
  • "Percentage Tennis 6 points" unlock description is now always displayed properly.
  • Fixed a bug where camera settings weren’t saved properly.
  • Vera Zvonareva hair and depth of field on racket bug has been fixed.
  • Directional pad control is now enabled for player movement.
General Online
  • Fixed a bug where user wasn’t given the Join Session popup when invited by a friend during or after the loading screen and is taken into Online gameplay.
  • Fixed a bug where players were invisible in entering cutscene after rematching online match.
  • Fixed a bug where client was unable to exit player match properly when he has accepted invite in "Controller assign screen"
  • User now gets "Connection lost" message way faster than before if connection to opponent is lost during replay.
  • Fixed a bug where ping icons were not displayed correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where bad connection or lags caused player movement animation to be interrupted.
  • Fixed a bug where Strict NAT settings would cause users to get stuck in the lobby with the message “Looking for best opponent…”.
World Tour
  • User no longer receives "No Opponents were found before the countdown timer ended. Please try again later." when leaving the match lobby before countdown reaches 0.
  • Fixed the case when the 8th player joins a lobby right before the countdown ends, they will appear to be in their own lobby yet still connect to another player correctly.
  • The game no longer crashes when re-entering World Tour from gender select menu after forfeiting Sparring Partner Training.
  • Fixed a bug where user and CPU players were stuck in the net after loading World Tour Sparring Partner Training.
  • The B button is now unavailable to be pressed after player selects "PLAY" option in Sparring Partner Training in World Tour.
  • Male players are now able to see correct stats of female players in World Tour and vice versa.
  • Fixed various game crashes in World Tour Sparring Partner Training.
  • Entering World Tour no longer causes 2K open rating reset in specific cases.
  • Player name is now always properly displayed in Select screen in World Tour.
  • The player saved on the memory card is now present on the selection screen in World Tour when starting the game with the memory card.
Player Match
  • Fixed a bug where it was unable to invite a friend to Player match lobby when disconnected from Sparring Partner Training during gameplay.
Offline modes
  • Points gained from tournaments in Career mode are now calculated properly for user and AI players.
PlayStation 3

General
  • Player creator text is now properly displayed on 4:3 TV.
  • Fixed a bug where Control Shot icon does not disappear in cutscene.
  • "Power shot icon" now appears properly in 3D mode.
  • Fixed a bug where user was unable to save player when Top Spin server is down.
  • Coach's skills list is now displaying correct buttons for all skills.
  • Coach info is now properly displayed.
  • Sparring Partner Training test is now displayed properly in Spanish version of the game.
  • Italian description of coaches’ skill has been fixed.
  • Fixed exploit where player was able to unlock trophies when loading user data of different user.
  • Correct message is now displayed when user attempts to load save that was created with different profile.
  • Vera Zvonareva hair and depth of field on racket bug has been fixed.
  • Unlocks are now displayed properly in in-game Recap Screen.
  • Fixed a bug where accepting invite erased Unlocks progress.
  • Directional pad control is now enabled for player movement.
PlayStation®Move fixes
  • PlayStation®Move controller doesn't lose vibrating functionality when assigning to specific port.
  • Specific fixes to ensure PlayStation®Move motion controller is now recognized properly.
  • T button of the motion controller is now displayed when connecting Move controller.
General Online
  • Fixed a bug where players were invisible in entering cutscene after rematching online match.
  • Fixed a bug where created player disappeared from Player Select screen after accepting invite from a friend.
  • The user is now able to proceed past the lobby and into gameplay when playing against players from different region.
  • User now gets "Connection lost" message much faster than before if connection to opponent is lost during replay.
  • Fixed a bug where ping icons were not displayed correctly.
  • Fixed an issue when game crashed and erased all save data while accepting invite during loading screen.
  • Fixed a bug where players got “frozen” during online game.
  • Fixed a bug where bad connection or lag caused player movement animation to be interrupted.
  • Fixed a bug where Strict NAT settings would cause users to get stuck in the lobby with the message “Looking for best opponent…”.
World Tour
  • User no longer receives "No Opponents were found before the countdown timer ended. Please try again later." when leaving the match lobby before countdown reaches 0.
  • Fixed crash that occurred when entering World Tour from Gender select menu right after forfeiting Sparring Partner Training match.
  • Fixed various game crashes in World Tour Sparring Partner Training.
  • Fixed a bug where user and CPU players were stuck in the net after loading World Tour Sparring Partner Training.
  • Male players are now able to see correct stats of female players in World Tour and vice versa.
  • Entering World Tour no longer causes 2K open rating reset in specific cases.
Player Match
  • Player is now able to exit Player match properly after being invited by a friend.
  • Client is now able to exit player match properly when they have accepted invite in "Pad assign screen"
Offline modes
  • Specific crashes in Career mode have been fixed.
  • Fixed collision detection between zones in Top Spin Academy.
  • Points gained from tournaments in Career mode are now calculated properly for user and AI players.
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# 1 ronaldo9 @ 05/10/11 01:17 AM
Hmm...as an offline player, these changes don't really affect me much. I was hoping I could ace more - still haven't done one yet and I'm on level 10!
 
# 2 fearwhatnow @ 05/10/11 06:36 AM
Online based patch.Let's hope for another patch adding ingame saves and more unforced errors.
 
# 3 davel @ 05/10/11 02:33 PM
me niether level 13 and no aces
 
# 4 OhioBobcats @ 05/10/11 04:08 PM
Is DLC nothing but a pipe dream for this game? Would love more pro players especially, but maybe some clothing as well. Mainly players though.
 
# 5 grandtrunk @ 05/13/11 09:18 PM
I'm having a problem in Career Mode which only seems to have occurred since installing the patch. I've just won a Grand Slam (Australian Open) and the Rome Masters, and none of the points have been applied to my Top Spin points. It's showing that I have 3,000 Season points as it should, but those 3,000 points should have also gone to my Top Spin points. It's so annoying because those points would have put me at No. 1 and given me Legend status, but now I'm stuck and can't progress any further.

Do you think it's patch related? Has anyone else come across this before?
 
# 6 rangerrick012 @ 05/13/11 11:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by grandtrunk
I'm having a problem in Career Mode which only seems to have occurred since installing the patch. I've just won a Grand Slam (Australian Open) and the Rome Masters, and none of the points have been applied to my Top Spin points. It's showing that I have 3,000 Season points as it should, but those 3,000 points should have also gone to my Top Spin points. It's so annoying because those points would have put me at No. 1 and given me Legend status, but now I'm stuck and can't progress any further.

Do you think it's patch related? Has anyone else come across this before?
Did you defend those titles or was this your first time winning them? Because if you won them the season before and win them again, you gain no points in the TopSpin ranking. You only gain points when you improve your results in an event from one year to another.
 
# 7 grandtrunk @ 05/14/11 02:36 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rangerrick012
Did you defend those titles or was this your first time winning them? Because if you won them the season before and win them again, you gain no points in the TopSpin ranking. You only gain points when you improve your results in an event from one year to another.
Ah, I think that explains it then. I was definitely defending the Australian Open but I'm not so sure about Rome. I'm pretty sure I won in Rome 2 or 3 seasons ago, but that was the last time I played it. Does that count as the same thing even if it wasn't the previous season?

Thanks for your help, much appreciated! I'll try a tournament I haven't won before and see how it goes.
 
# 8 OhioBobcats @ 05/14/11 02:12 PM
I assume they act the same way real tennis goes. You play a tournament, then those points come off the following year. So say you played a 1-star tournament in January 2011, and then the Australian Open in January 2012. You win both. Those points in January '11 come off, but you add on the AO points. If you play a tournament in February '11 and then skip February '12, your ranking will go down (unless you are that far ahead of the people around you).

In real life, that is while Djokovic is gaining so quickly on Nadal. Yes, he's winning, but he is also defending a lot less points than Nadal. Even if Nadal wins every tournament from now until Wimbledon, I am pretty sure Djokovic can still become #1 if he got to the finals of those tournaments since he is defending less points.
 
# 9 rangerrick012 @ 05/14/11 09:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by OhioBobcats
I assume they act the same way real tennis goes. You play a tournament, then those points come off the following year. So say you played a 1-star tournament in January 2011, and then the Australian Open in January 2012. You win both. Those points in January '11 come off, but you add on the AO points. If you play a tournament in February '11 and then skip February '12, your ranking will go down (unless you are that far ahead of the people around you).

In real life, that is while Djokovic is gaining so quickly on Nadal. Yes, he's winning, but he is also defending a lot less points than Nadal. Even if Nadal wins every tournament from now until Wimbledon, I am pretty sure Djokovic can still become #1 if he got to the finals of those tournaments since he is defending less points.
That's what I was alluding to in my post. Thanks for expressing it a little more clearly than I could.
 
# 10 rangerrick012 @ 05/17/11 11:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by goh
I'm still in training but these controls are awful. You have to time your swings,time your aim and move at the same time. Since moving and aiming are on the same stick that makes it very difficult to time the aim. Then there's the serves. Don't get me started on the serves. Hopefully it's not quite the nusiance in the actual games.

Well it seems easy is just right. Might enjoy this one. They just kinda stand there on very easy.
Did you do the Top Spin Academy tutorial? It actually helps a lot with the timing and such.
 
# 11 fearwhatnow @ 05/18/11 05:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by goh
I'm still in training but these controls are awful. You have to time your swings,time your aim and move at the same time. Since moving and aiming are on the same stick that makes it very difficult to time the aim. Then there's the serves. Don't get me started on the serves. Hopefully it's not quite the nusiance in the actual games.

Well it seems easy is just right. Might enjoy this one. They just kinda stand there on very easy.
After 2-3 full games you'll feel comfortable with these controls.Hopefully, in Top Spin 5 we'll see an alternate control scheme as a second option where aiming will be done with the RS (pretty much like Rockstar's Table Tennis controls).
 
# 12 Methlab @ 05/18/11 10:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by goh
I'm still in training but these controls are awful. You have to time your swings,time your aim and move at the same time. Since moving and aiming are on the same stick that makes it very difficult to time the aim. Then there's the serves. Don't get me started on the serves. Hopefully it's not quite the nusiance in the actual games.

Well it seems easy is just right. Might enjoy this one. They just kinda stand there on very easy.
Well if you think that is hard, it is a lot tougher executing it on a real court...lol.
 
# 13 SportsGamerShow @ 05/19/11 12:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fearwhatnow
After 2-3 full games you'll feel comfortable with these controls.Hopefully, in Top Spin 5 we'll see an alternate control scheme as a second option where aiming will be done with the RS (pretty much like Rockstar's Table Tennis controls).
It takes some practice, but the controls are actually pretty good once you get the hang of it.
 
# 14 az1989 @ 06/06/11 02:53 PM
Does anyone get the feeling that it's harder to place wider shots? My baseline shots have all gone closer to the center...man I was relying on these to crush the others
 
# 15 fearwhatnow @ 06/07/11 04:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by az1989
Does anyone get the feeling that it's harder to place wider shots? My baseline shots have all gone closer to the center...man I was relying on these to crush the others
New balance update my friend!This game becomes a classic masterpiece.
 
# 16 Methlab @ 06/10/11 12:57 PM
I think this is seriously sports game of the year. I guess you could debate that The Show is up there too, but I have never played it (xbox owner).
 
# 17 NEOPARADIGM @ 06/10/11 01:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Methlab
I think this is seriously sports game of the year.
It really is quite lovely. Won't be needing another tennis game until next gen.
 
# 18 at23steelers @ 06/12/11 02:52 PM
Only thing this game is REALLY lacking is current WTA players. I want to be able to hit with Stosur, Clijsters, Sharapova, Venus Williams, Li Na, and others. Not only that but there should be pro tournaments offline and online for this game.
 
# 19 morrybo @ 02/12/14 09:04 PM
Hi,

I just purchased Top Spin 4 , after I played the ps3 demo I was hooked!

Just reading online about the game patches, and a lot of people are upset about the patch updates with issues with the gameplay after it. (Very long rallys etc)

Im considering not updating the game with the new patches because of this.

But should I update it? Any pros or cons with the update in terms of gameplay

Thanks
 
# 20 kingdevin @ 06/28/14 12:22 AM
Is there the possibility of watching CPU v CPU
 

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