QUESTION: How do I make camera angle changes during Instant
Replays affect camera angles during game play? ANSWER: The default
camera mode can only be modified while a play is in progress. The
default camera mode is the one that will be recorded to tapes.
QUESTION: You cannot put an injured player on the Disabled List.
ANSWER: Players can only be put on the DL when they are considered
seriously hurt. Check the Team News to see the extent of a player's
QUESTION: Can I get a printout of all the statistical
abbreviations used in the game? ANSWER: The DATAIN help document can
be printed to paper or file. It includes a complete listing of the
data entry fields.
QUESTION: How can I make the stats screen in the association menu
display all batters' averages? (They do in the Team stats menu.)
ANSWER: This is set by the Qualifiers option in the Select Players
dialog box. Players without sufficient playing time to qualify for the
League lead in batting categories will not have their batting average
computed unless the 'All Players' option is ch osen instead of the
QUESTION: How can I change the stats of individual players to
reflect their real stats? ANSWER: You may edit individual players any
time they are on a team. Simply go to the Team/Roster screen and Show
either the Position Players or Pitchers roster. Then double-click the
player name to access the Player Data Edit screen.
QUESTION: How can I save different 'views' or column
combinations, so I don't have to go through the 'Change Column'
procedure to view different sets of stats? ANSWER:You cannot. While
you may customize the view of statistic information with the 'Change
Column' procedure, these changes may not be saved as default settings.
QUESTION: How can I see a 'League Leaders' report similar to
FPSFB Pro? ANSWER: Go to Association/Statistics and choose
QUESTION: How can I get the players to run out their ground balls
instead of head for the dugout halfway down the baseline? ANSWER:
Players will not run through a base unless they are within 20 feet of
that base when the putout is made.
QUESTION: How can I speed up the simulation? ANSWER: The
simulation engine for this game is very resource-intensive. Every
movement of the ball in the stadium must be simulated, with wind,
weather, air resistance, spin and force vectors applied to it. This
results in an astronomical number of calcu lations to recreate even
With Football Pro '95, there is a 'FASTSIM' mode where game
results are generated without stats, but that is not an option for
Baseball where stats are much more important. To maximize performance
of the game, use MS DOS SmartDrive disk caching and avoid using disk
compression or software shells. Other than technical solutions, there
are no ways to speed up the simulation.
We suggest you balance shorter seasons and/or smaller
associations between player development and season replay needs. If
player development is a prime concern, go for an association size that
will provide you with the most seasons in the quickest amount of time.
QUESTION: Why do wins that should have gone to the starting
pitcher go to the closer? ANSWER: Rule 10.19 covers the wining and
losing pitchers. Section (a) states:
'Credit the starting pitcher with a game won only if he has
pitched at least five complete innings and his team not only is in the
lead when he is replaced but remains in the lead the remainder of the
Section (c) states:
'When the starting pitcher cannot be credited with the victory
because of the provisions of 10.19 (a) or (b) and more than one relief
pitcher is used, the victory shall be awarded on the following basis:
(1) When, during the tenure of the starting pitcher, the winning team
assumes the lead and maintains it to the finish of the game, credit
the victory to the relief pitcher judged by the scorer to have been
the most effective; (4) The winning relief pitcher shall be the one
who is the pitcher of record when his team assumes the lead and
maintains it to the finish of the game.
Do not credit a victory to a relief pitcher who is ineffective in
a brief appearance, when a succeeding relief pitcher pitches
effectively in helping his team maintain the lead. In such cases,
credit the succeeding relief pitcher with the victory.'