[Mattricks] Wishlist.

Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo fenio at o2.pl
Fri Jan 16 14:54:05 CET 2004

On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 02:06:46PM +0100, Ragnar Ouchterlony wrote:
> > 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.
Yep, it's better and better, but as almost every software it's not
perfect and it needs some work yet ;)
> > 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
> on.
Ok it works now, but not for leage table. 
> > 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.
Hmm... so I'll have to prepare some logo for my team ;)
> > 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.
Ok, good to know that you also know about it.
> > 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
> should?
Yes, that what I would prefer. Every finished match can go to /dev/null,
but every unplayed should stay on that list.

> >    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.
Yes, I've checked it and it's easy way to add matches from my league.
But there should be easy way for adding matches of my friends.
> > 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.
Hmm.. I think that way how it's done right now it's the worst possible.
Maybe simple popup list with favourite leagues and a button to
Add/Remove them from that list? I don't think that someone would be
changing prefered list of leagues to often, so the better way would be
to simplify choosing leagues from previously selected, and other
"harder" way to modify this list.
> > 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. :)
BTW when do you intend to release new version?
And don't tell me standard answer: when it's ready ;)
> >    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.
I've got weak Youth School yet so pulling youths isn't exciting for me
at all ;) Almost every youth goes to cemetery ;)
> > 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.
And I prefer to submit feedback because there are always chances that
new version will be more similar to what I've imagine ;)
And that's the power of OpenSource software!


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