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by klingklang76
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Communicate with Celeris
Topic: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues
Replies: 19
Views: 64358

Re: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues

After a few months (well it's more than a year indeed ;)) I downloaded and installed the game once again. I'm happy to say that 3c, to my eye, now works just as good and realistic as it gets :w00t: Too bad I can still only practice with myself... ;)
by klingklang76
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Communicate with Celeris
Topic: Foul and miss error in VP4 Snooker
Replies: 7
Views: 11966

Re: Foul and miss error in VP4 Snooker

So it's not like I've stated in my previous message? I tried to leave myself with a difficult snooker and all 15 balls still on the table, then just pushed the white on the top cushion, far away from any red, and the only two choices I was given were play or make opponent play (in place). So I guess...
by klingklang76
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Communicate with Celeris
Topic: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues
Replies: 19
Views: 64358

Re: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues

Maybe the rails compress too much and push the balls back at too large of an angle? Feels like that when banking in pool too, you gotta hit the ball much thinner than you think to make a bank unless you're slow-rolling it. In vp3 it didn't push back enough, but now it feels like it pushes a bit too...
by klingklang76
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: Communicate with Celeris
Topic: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues
Replies: 19
Views: 64358

Re: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues

Well, all I can say is that I've played quite a lot of 3c IRL, on tables in very different conditions, watched even more recorded pro games, read several book about it, and VP4 plays nothing like the real thing. I ask you to figure it out please, because I've bought the game mainly for 3c, and as it...
by klingklang76
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Communicate with Celeris
Topic: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues
Replies: 19
Views: 64358

Re: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues

From what I know IRL the shot would only be played with slight english. At least that's what Willie Hoppe wrote in 'Billiards as it should be played'. If you do that and shoot less hard (the red ball wouldn't get back out of the kitchen), it's relatively easy to make the break shot in VP4. This doe...
by klingklang76
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Communicate with Celeris
Topic: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues
Replies: 19
Views: 64358

Re: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues

There are several websites in which systems and ball path examples are shown, this is one: http://mr3cushion.com/ but there are many more. A good knowledge of the diamond system would help enormously, here is an easy yet comprehensive explanation (which also confirms what I've said in the first post...
by klingklang76
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Communicate with Celeris
Topic: Foul and miss error in VP4 Snooker
Replies: 7
Views: 11966

Re: Foul and miss error in VP4 Snooker

I've noticed that a foul and miss is called only if you see the object ball. When you're snookered, you can just push the ball wherever you want, no matter how far you are from a valid hit, and the miss is not called. I realize it's such a difficult rule to implement (even real life referees are oft...
by klingklang76
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Communicate with Celeris
Topic: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues
Replies: 19
Views: 64358

Re: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues

This is the "perfect" break shot (check any game on youtube to confirm): the red goes short, long, short and finishes around the middle of the table; cue ball goes 3c and pushes the opponent's ball towards the corner. In VP4, you either go very long (like in this screenshot) or get the double kiss i...
by klingklang76
Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Communicate with Celeris
Topic: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues
Replies: 19
Views: 64358

Re: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues

To bring another example, the break shot (a very basic position, with quite a large margin of error) is almost impossible to make. I've tried with tracking lines on, and hardly could score the point that way. Playing with the force and english required on a real table, you miss the third ball by a f...
by klingklang76
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Communicate with Celeris
Topic: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues
Replies: 19
Views: 64358

Re: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues

BTW: same shot in VP3... we do need something in between ;)

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by klingklang76
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Communicate with Celeris
Topic: VP4 billiards table too long + other issues
Replies: 19
Views: 64358

VP4 billiards table too long + other issues

The new billiards table is pretty cool, but some major flaws must be corrected: to start with, it's too slow, but that can be fixed with custom settings. What's worse, the bounces off the rails are too weak the ball "dies" too much after each rail contact), and most of all the table plays unrealisti...