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Out of the Park Baseball 2006

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Sports Interactive

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'Out of the Park Baseball 2006' - v1.02 Demo / Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 7, 2006 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT

Out of the Park Baseball 2006 offers gamers the ultimate in realism with its brand new pitch-by-pitch game engine, unrivalled playability and unparalleled customization. You can create your own fictional baseball universe or team dynasty, sign free agents, draft hot prospects, and more, creating the most engrossing franchise management game ever.

Get the Out of the Park Baseball 2006 v1.02 demo/patch off WP (15/33mb)


Added Features

  • Added scouted overall & potential score to sortable player lists as a part of the general info (must be acting as a GM and delete data ables folder once in order to get the ratings to show up)
  • Added wild pitches to the team pitching stats table
  • Added passed balls to the team fielding stats table
  • Added the ability to load & save world setups as templates during game creation
  • Added player league level to the custom filter and view options for player lists
  • Added two new stat splits: Last Year and 2 Years Ago
  • Added an option to automatically delete retired players who never reached the major leagues, saving memory
  • Added an option to the preferences dialog to select the use of page selectors for sortable lists
  • Added accomplishments section to league history
  • Added milestones to player history summary
  • Added the option to delete all free agents (only available in commish mode)
  • Added the option to release all players and schedule an inaugural draft (only available during pre-season)
  • Added the option to watch any game when not in commish mode
  • Added the option of not pausing after each play in the in-game screen when watching a game
  • Active roster sizes can now be reduced up to 15 men
  • Added support for 1 and 2 man pitching rotations
  • Added "import all teams from import_export folder" function
  • Added the ability to edit coach/manager strategies if in commish mode (#1899)
  • Added blown saves to pitching game log page
  • Added the ability to take control of every team in a league when in commish mode (league setup -> other functions menu)
  • FTP upload creates missing directories on the server automatically
  • Added dialog to select, archive, zip and upload league files to the league server
  • Added archive/zip feature plus extra upload option to the "Create & Upload Reports" dialog

Fixes / Improvements

  • #227 - Fixed wildcard scheduling opponent in initial playoff round
  • #791 - Fixed player salaries developing in non-FA leagues
  • #1166 - Fixed problem with team logos when there is a "." in the team name
  • #1486 - Trade offers no longer expire after using the back button
  • #1609 - Pages with scrolling lists now remember where you were when you leave the page and return
  • #1694 - Fixed problems with the AI going over the salary cap through trades
  • #1710 - Fixed a series of memory leaks causing the game to perform badly the longer it was left open and simming
  • #1737 - Tweaked fielding pct of finctional players
  • #1742 - Fixed importing of HBP, balk, WP, and batter hit-by-pitch ratings from OOTP 6.x leagues
  • #1747 - Fixed issue where teams were charged twice when releasing arbitration-eligible players after the season ends
  • #1751 - Pinch hitting stats are now properly recorded
  • #1752 - Fixed copying of strategies
  • #1762 - Fixed some inconsistencies with spring training in the Schedule Evaluation report
  • #1768 - Sim to date no longer sims the target date
  • #1770 - Fixed Rule 5 Draft scheduling problems
  • #1785 - Fixed "invalid date" error when downloading all team exports via FTP
  • #1789 - HOF criteria set with 0 are now being ignored
  • #1793 - Factored groundball percentage more into the calculations of HR frequency in the game engine
  • #1799 - Fixed DFA issues when using the right-click menu
  • #1813 - Reduced frequency of severe injuries
  • #1818 - The AI no longer tries to trade recently signed or drafted players
  • #1826, #1178 - Tweaked player extension demands
  • #1827 - Fixed problems with drafted players showing up when preventing any roster moves
  • #1828 - Fixed hidden player aging
  • #1830 - Up and down arrows on lower pane of Player History page now work correctly
  • #1831 - fixed infield fly rule calls
  • #1851 - Improved bullpen AI, particularly overuse of visiting bullpens and use of too many relievers in a game
  • #1855 - Player list now sorted by last names instead of first names
  • #1856 - Fixed cosmetic issues with coaches & scouts disabled
  • #1888 - Fixed game log displaying issues in in-game screen
  • #1898 - Fixed coach ratings display in personnel screen
  • #1903 - Improved roster AI in terms of carrying enough SP
  • #1911, #1936 - Fixed problems with importing of historical fielding ratings
  • #1938 - fixed problems with foreigner limit rule
  • #1941 - Fixed AI problems when the winning run is on third base and the infield playing in
  • #1962 - Fixed IBB count reporting in split stats
  • #1963 - Fixed AI trying to trade injured players
  • #1965 - Fixed phantom ER bug
  • #1988 - Fixed generating of player with "1" as the last name
  • #2005 - Fixed contract demands of SP with low endurance
  • #2042 - Fixed players getting traded to another league playing for below the league minimum salary
  • #2045 - Player with a major league contract can no longer be sent to the minors without being on the 40-man roster
  • #1608 - Importing or generating schedules now only possible in pre-season
  • #1950 - Fixed "could not find team id" bug when exporting schedule
  • #1802 - Fixed rookie of the year award problems
  • #2073 - Draft eligible players are now included when generating all reports
  • Fixed baserunning AI (advancing on ground balls etc.)
  • Overall and potential ratings now show up as well when using no scouts
  • Coach photos can now be assigned using the Coach_# naming convention, so photos are no longer shared between players and coaches
  • Fixed FTP export path bug
  • Adjusted salaries for closers
  • Fixed problems with the usage of depth chart settings
  • Fixed rare crash when viewing league history
  • Fixed some crash issues (#1745, #1778, #1836, #1838, #1800, #1779, #1806, #1863, #1780, #2024, #1942, #2021)
  • Fixed some PbP issues (#1925, #1921, #1922, #1924, #1948, #1928, #1930, #1931, #1932, #1964, #1043)
  • Improved 40-man roster selection AI
  • Improved contract offering AI if computer teams have lots of money available
  • Improved loading time and game speed
  • Improved pinch-hitting AI
  • Improved retiring logic
  • Improved the memory footprint of the game when handling large amounts of data
  • Decreased the value of middle relievers in trades
  • AI no longer adjusts lineups for human teams when managing a game
  • Free agent pool after creating a league no longer contains top prospects
  • Tweaked passed ball and wild pitch frequencies
  • Tweaked player aging & development (increasing number of talent changes)
  • Tweaked player position rating calculation & importing
  • Scrollable player & coaches lists now remember their position
  • Game now remembers position filters when on the lineup or ratings page
  • Added fields to player table in SQL dump
  • Split SQL dump player table into 4 tables
  • Tweaked player generator in terms of speed and stealing
  • Tweaked starting pitcher endurance
  • Retired non-pitchers now do not become pitching coaches and vice-versa
  • Tweaked the importing of OOTP 6/6.5 leagues
  • The FTP password text edit box now behaves properly and correctly displays *
  • FTP directories are now complete paths to either the reports or exports directory
  • League events will be updated after importing or generating schedules

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