[Mattricks] Wishlist.

Ragnar Ouchterlony ragnar at lysator.liu.se
Fri Jan 16 14:06:46 CET 2004

On Fri, 16 Jan 2004, Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo wrote:

> Hello.
> First of all I would like to say that Mattricks has big chance to became the
> best program for Hattrick's managers. It's better every day, and
> I really admire your skills and enthiusiasm in developing it ;)
> Thanks for your great job! Keep going ;)

Thankfully it gets better. It would be sad if it got worse the more we
worked on it.

> Now some weird behaviour of Mattricks:
> 1) I suppose that he should remember my data?
>    After launching it I've got empty tables/player lists and so on.
>    I have to open some previous hrf file or download a new one, and then he
>    load even all of old hrf files.

Add your directory with hrf:s in in "Preferences -> General -> Catalogs
with hrf-files in". If that doesn't work, there is something strange going

> 2) On summary page there is some odd string near right edge of Mattricks
>    window. It looks like "itma" or "itra". I don't know what is it.

You can add your team logo there, if it isn't there it can get some
strange results unfortunately.

> 3) Money. I suppose that it's displayed in Swedish currency.
>    But Mattricks add "Zloty" suffix (it's Polish currency).
>    Could you change it to show always numbers in someone's currency?

This is planned to be added before next release.

> 4) Match predictions. If I paste some values from Match details then
>    something weird happens. They are pasted well to Match prediction
>    dialogue, but let's assume that it has pasted "poor" value for some
>    formation and then I'll try to change it and click this popup menu,
>    there is other level active. In this case it's "weak".
>    For that reason it's impossible to change it to "weak".
>    I know that it sounds cramped, but my English isn't perfect :/
>    Maybe you should try to "play with it" for some time and then you'll
>    see the same effect.

Yes, there seems to be some glitch in the workings. Somehow the menus seem
"stuck" on a particular attribute.

> And now my personal wishlist. I'll be thankful for coding it or
> at least for add it to TODO list ;)
> 1) Match viewer.
>    Mattricks should remember chosen matches. I mean it would be great to
>    pickup some matches on Saturday and launch Mattricks on Sunday and watch
>    the games immediately. So Mattricks should save list of chosen
>    matches and maybe delete them aftere there were played.

Yes, there definitely should be some way to remember things. Perhaps
finished matches should not be remembered, but ongoing or not started

>    Favourite list.
>    It would be really great to have some favourite list. I mean I've got
>    some friens in Hattrick and I often watch their games. So it would be
>    nice to have some list of friends and button to add their next match to
>    Match viewer.

We will add some way to ease the selecting of matches. We already have
a way from the league fixtures to add next round to the match viewer.

> 2) League tables.
>    Favourite list once again ;) It would be nice to have some favourite
>    list of leagues of friends, and button to quickly switch between them.

Also planned. Not decided how to do this in a user friendly way.

> 3) Lineup selection.
>    Someone's asked for it if I remember correctly. It would be nice to
>    have possibility to choose formation (4-4-2, 3-5-2, and so on), before
>    picking team.

Planned for 0.5 and asked for far too frequently imo. :)

>    Choosing between sparing/league match also would be useful. I mean
>    players can play with red cards in sparings.

Yes, something like this has been planned. I plan to do some recoding of
the team selection, to work a bit better.

> Last but not least.
> What is Junior Spy? How to use it?

That is really for Oscar to answer, because I almost never use it. I think
it is for increasing the excitement of getting juniors.

> That's all from me now ;) I hope you consider these changes positively ;)
> Once again thanks for great job you've done already and good luck with
> next ones! ;)

Nothing wrong with asking for features. I prefer getting feedback (even
bad ones) than not getting anything at all. If you don't get any feedback
at all it probably means it's so bad that they didn't even bother to
complain about it.


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