What do you want for next UMS release?

Just wondering what the people want to see for the next UMS 2 release. Vote in the poll and/or comment this post with your wish list.

You can also drop a message in the forums.

Thanks!

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UMS 2.0.7 released

UMS 2.0.7 is ready for download. A lot of changes and fixes.

Changelog
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[FIXED] Reported bugs.
[ADDED] Career status attribute for fighters.
[MODIFIED] Clinch attribute split in two (Clinch Strikinh and Clinch Grapplinh)
[MODIFIED] Strategies modifications that allows fighters to fight more like their real counterparts.
[MODIFIED] Injuries frequency lowered.
[FIXED] Records deleting bug when saving a fighter.
[ADDED] Records expoter to HTML, Excel and Plain Text.
[ADDED] Events exporter to Plain Text.
[MODIFIED] Increased compatibility with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
[MODIFIED] Strategies modification that make fights more competitives.
[FIXED] Event bug: Some fighters were having unwanted health boost. They are not now.
[FIXED] Event bug: Some fighters were having unwanted excitement boost. They are not now.
[ADDED] Organizations world reputation features.
[FIXED] Damage out of range bug.
[FIXED] Events assigned to a wrong organization bug.
[ADDED] More organization information.
[ADDED] Fighters Editor random fighter generator modified for allowing custom countries.
[FIXED] Memory leak problems.

I am very happy with this release. I hope you can enjoy it. Please try to install in a new folder (not over previous installations). If you find any problem, please report it in the forums. Any suggestion or feedback is welcomed too. It also has Bero last fighter update.

Note that fighters of previous versions may be not fully compatible. I recommend to update your custom made fighters to the new versions using fighters editor.

UMS 2.0.7: More on Organizations

UMS 2.0.7 is almost ready. I’m very happy with all the changes and fixes that I have made. I have added new features to the Organizations Explorer. You can see more information of the organizations bringing more life to UMS 2.

Organizations Explorer Main View

Organizations Explorer Main View

In the pic above you can see the top panel where you can choose the organization by clicking in its logo. In the Organization Info tab you have a summary of the Organization including fans favourite fighters and the places where the organization has the best and the worst reputation.

Champions and records info

Champions and records info

In this pic you can see at a glance who is the champion of any weightclass and who are the top contenders in the organization. You can also have records information, like the fastest KO or the fighter who did more damage to his opponent.

All these changes make the organizations simulation deeper.

UMS 2.0.7: Organizations’ World Reputation

I am working in a new feature of next UMS 2 version. In the previous installment of the sim there is only one value for the organizations’ reputation: Org Hype. This is not very realistic because in someplaces big organizations like UFC can be behind local organizations, like DREAM in Japan.

The next version of the sim will contemplate this fact and you will be able to see organizations reputation in different places. The world has been divided in these places in order to bring more realism to the sim:

Organizations reputation around the world

Organizations reputation around the world

  • North America.
  • South America.
  • Europe.
  • Asia.
  • Japan (Yes, Japan is in Asia, but I think making this distinction in reasonable since Japan is a very strong MMA country)
  • Australia.

This way when you make an event in some place your reputation may go higher in that place but you can also lose interest in the fans of other places of the world. The challenge is make your organization world wide admired.

This feature will be expanded in future versions.

New version coming soon

I am working in UMS 2.0.7

This new version has a lot of changes:

New stat (Clinch grappling) as the old Clinch stat has been split in Clinch Striking and Clinch Grappling.

Clinch strategies change: You can select Thai Clinch, Dirty Boxing as new strategies. This way the fighters are more as their real counterpart: If a fighter is knowed for his vicious muay thai clinch his attacks in UMS 2.1 will show that. Also you can select in the clinch takedown the takedown style (judo style or wrestling style).

As suggested I have added a forum friendly record exporter for fighters.

I am working in Windows Vista and Windows 7 compatibilities issues too.

I have fixed bugs (like the record saving problems) and will continue to adding features for this version. I think I will be able to release it in the first two weeks of April.

Joining Black Dragon Games

Ultimate MMA Simulator will be joining Black Dragon Games in the following days. I think is a great opportynity for both of us. UMS will meet new users and it will have a better advertising and I hope UMS helps BDG to become bigger too.

UMS 2 main forum will be in BDG forums and the main post of our current forum will be transfered there and we will try to transfer the user accounts of those of you who wants to. A big improvement if we take into account how many times our current forum goes down without further notice. More info in the following days. Besides that everything is going to be the same. I will continue the blog here too.

Regarding schedules I will try to have the next version of UMS 2 ready for the first week of April.

Saving fights for forums

UMS 2 has a feature that allow you to save a fight in formatted text. This way you can post the fights in forums taking all the power forums allow you to decore text. As you can see this was done with the mma e-feds in mind but I’m sure you can find other useful uses to this tool.

The button is this one.

Save with format button

This button allows to save fortmatted text

Once we have a fight we can click that button and we will see a window that we can customize to add any tags we want.

Formatting text window

Customize your tags

Once we click save button we can look for the file in the Custom folder. In you open it you will see the PBP text surrounded with tags. Let’s post it in a forum and this is what we get:

Formated text

The PBP in colors

This feature will be expanded in future versions.