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Mlb 2K12 Startup Screen Freezing (Including A Workaround)

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I tried to start MLB 2k12 some minutes ago and it kept freezing after the startup screen (you know, when all those loading messages come up and the Verlander pic is in the background). After those loading messages there came nothing more. I remembered the problem we had earlier in the season (I think it was the time at the allstar break) where we had this crush happening.

I tried the same today, I changed the system date of my Win 7 to one day back. And guess...yeah, it works again. Seems that everytime when NO game happens in real life MLB the game freezes/crashes, whatever. The 4th of October is the first day after the last regular season games and the game crashes/freezes. Quite annoying, but easy fixable at least.

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you have no idea how your message came in great time, I was starting to become desperate!

thanks for the solution!

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Same problem here of course.Fortunately i remembered the problem at all star break and set the date of my Win7 one day back.That´s really annoying!!But what will happen after the Worldseries? Will the game delete itself ??? :rofl:

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2K doesn't care about PC users, for the better part of the 2012 season MLB Today has not worked and neither has that Living Roster crap. Given that MLB2K12 is the first 2K Sports game I buy on PC (skipped out on PC baseball games after MVP), I wonder if this was a regular thing for 2K11 and the games before it.

I should probably return to MVP :|

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2K doesn't care about PC users, for the better part of the 2012 season MLB Today has not worked and neither has that Living Roster crap. Given that MLB2K12 is the first 2K Sports game I buy on PC (skipped out on PC baseball games after MVP), I wonder if this was a regular thing for 2K11 and the games before it.

I should probably return to MVP :|

NO! you should not....you are needed here.

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Had the same problem. Freezing after loading settings, rosters, Profile. What i did was validate my files through steam and had to redownload a lot of files, then restarted my computer and problem was solved.

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that happened to me, but it wasn't until the beginning of season 2. i half restart the system all together and its fine, but that to be done every time now after i shut down the game, so i leaving it running for now. there was a game shudleed for the with the game, bth in game and real, so i dont if its samething or not.

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It is definately annoying but the workaround is so easy that noone should freak out about this. The solution only takes 4-5 mouse clicks or 10-15 seconds...

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Same problem here. Was glad to figure it out, but wondering if my PC calendar is going to have to be permanently wrong for as long as I want to play this game.

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Unless they patch this game,I don't see how anyone can play in the off season.Unless you set the date wrong.

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There won't be any other workaround or patch by now as far as I know. They gave up on this game a long time ago and even more longer they gave up especially on the pc version. A Xbox guy (they got the same problem) over at OS called their tech support and they didn't even know that this bug was happening, nor did they know a workaround. If this guy hadn't read the thread at OS he would not have known how to fix it. :D

The guy from the tech support also said that they might have to throw a patch out for it and since we all know that 2k baseball is dead you know what this means. There won't be a patch...

As I said, yes it is annoying. But this is no bug that won't let us play the game anymore. It takes about 5-10 seconds before starting 2k12 and 5-10 seconds after shutting down 2k12 to set and re-set the PC date. It does not have to be permanently.

Sometimes I wonder how lazy people are getting - not meant as an offense. ;)

And I wonder how much money we can spend on crap but expect a PC game to be perfect when we spend 40 bucks for it...

EDIT:

I do not know if or how we can shut down this living rosters and/or MLB today thing. If we could then I guess we do not have to (re-)set the system date all the time.

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Same problem here. Reminds me of the allstar break bug before. Thanks wudl83 for the temporary solution anyway.

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As I said, yes it is annoying. But this is no bug that won't let us play the game anymore. It takes about 5-10 seconds before starting 2k12 and 5-10 seconds after shutting down 2k12 to set and re-set the PC date. It does not have to be permanently.

Sometimes I wonder how lazy people are getting - not meant as an offense. ;)

totally agree on that.

ok, its annoying. but frankly glad to be an easy fix.

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Guys, I had this problem the first time I played the season, I use franchise mode, control 1 team. I used the woraround fix changing the date and that fixed it. I since have started the same season again, and I'm on August 7th of the season schedule and have not had the problem as of this date. I'm using the roster that was posted online by 2k when i started the season. Don't know if that helps but I thought it was worth throwing out there. If I run into that problem will post.

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There won't be any other workaround or patch by now as far as I know. They gave up on this game a long time ago and even more longer they gave up especially on the pc version. A Xbox guy (they got the same problem) over at OS called their tech support and they didn't even know that this bug was happening, nor did they know a workaround. If this guy hadn't read the thread at OS he would not have known how to fix it. :D

The guy from the tech support also said that they might have to throw a patch out for it and since we all know that 2k baseball is dead you know what this means. There won't be a patch...

As I said, yes it is annoying. But this is no bug that won't let us play the game anymore. It takes about 5-10 seconds before starting 2k12 and 5-10 seconds after shutting down 2k12 to set and re-set the PC date. It does not have to be permanently.

Sometimes I wonder how lazy people are getting - not meant as an offense. ;)

And I wonder how much money we can spend on crap but expect a PC game to be perfect when we spend 40 bucks for it...

EDIT:

I do not know if or how we can shut down this living rosters and/or MLB today thing. If we could then I guess we do not have to (re-)set the system date all the time.

I haven't figured out a way to shut off the living rosters as of yet. As far as the date thing, yes it is only a few clicks and not exactly strenuous. But, many people need to use their PC's for other things. I have to use mine for work, and changing the calendar seriously messes with programs like, say, MS Project.

I am wondering if disabling internet access will have any bearing on "living season" being loaded.. Will try that later.

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I won't be at home until tomorrow/the day after tomorrow, so I am looking forward to your offline testing.

But I do not understand your problem with MS Project or other programs like that. When you run MLB 2k12 you run it normally in full screen, so where does this problem with such programs come from?

Before starting MLB 2k12: set the system date.

After exiting MLB 2k12: re-set the system date.

Should not affect MS Project, etc. ;)

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No go on disabling internet access. I also tried deleting the living season file, but it just regenerates prior to the freeze. Re: MS Project -- there is a calendaring feature that runs in the background. So I have to disable that, then change the clock, and do the reverse after I play. Athough my coworkers were amused (not really) when I moved all their meetings for next week up by one day ;)

Of all the games I could become addicted to, why this one? Of course I will continue to play, like any addict needing a fix.. And the possibilities of Vlad's forthcoming editor has my interesed piqued

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Oh ok got your problem. Thats BS, indeed.

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? do we know its date system issue are assuming this from the last time we hthis going. in my case on a differnt date now then my last post and its on date in the sheudle where there a game in the first week of the second season, why i asked.

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I am 2/3 of the way through 2014 in my franchise.. I don't think it matters at which point you are from a franchise standpoint. As for knowing for sure what the issue is, it's hard to say. 2K doesn't ever seem to say anything "official".

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ty for the answer, worth a check.

if it means i half change the date in my system to halve it run what do i want be changing it to. like what dates would be suugested to use for those times

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You need to set the system date to the date of the last regular season games, this means 3rd of October.

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It is definately annoying but the workaround is so easy that noone should freak out about this. The solution only takes 4-5 mouse clicks or 10-15 seconds...

That's besides the point buddy, this problem shouldn't happen in the first place !!! Lousy programing IMO !!! :mad:

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You need to set the system date to the date of the last regular season games, this means 3rd of October.

Every time we play the game ??? There is NO excuse for this !!! Can you say delete the game ?!?!?!!!!

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This is totally uncalled for!!! 2K Sports must use amatuers for programmers? They new about the problem before and STILL have not fixed it. It is definitely in the code of the game. I even talked to 2K support on the phone and I was told they were aware of this.

I guess our complaints have fallen on deaf ears!

HEY 2K SPORTS!!! WHY DON'T YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR CUSTOMERS?!?!?!?!?!?

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Unfortunately, I have tried re installing the game (to make sure all add-ons were gone), saving my season stuff to back-up and clearing it out in case it was some type of corruption in the saves, and tried the date trick (including multiple dates etc), and I still freeze with Justin on the screen. Any others having this happen and any other possible work arounds?

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Unfortunately, I have tried re installing the game (to make sure all add-ons were gone), saving my season stuff to back-up and clearing it out in case it was some type of corruption in the saves, and tried the date trick (including multiple dates etc), and I still freeze with Justin on the screen. Any others having this happen and any other possible work arounds?

It works for me. Just set your computer date back to October 3rd and you should be good to go.

I just wonder if we'll have to do this every time we play it from now on!!!

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Unfortunately, I have tried re installing the game (to make sure all add-ons were gone), saving my season stuff to back-up and clearing it out in case it was some type of corruption in the saves, and tried the date trick (including multiple dates etc), and I still freeze with Justin on the screen. Any others having this happen and any other possible work arounds?

Did you tried September 26th ? Works always fine for me

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It works for me. Just set your computer date back to October 3rd and you should be good to go.

I just wonder if we'll have to do this every time we play it from now on!!!

Already tried that and it still froze.However, when I went into my MLB 2k12 folder and put my exe file into compatabilty mode for Vista service pack two, it now loads past it with season intact. Gonna reapply my mods and hope for the best.

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Did you tried September 26th ? Works always fine for me

Have not tried that date, but got it going with above method for whatever reason. Thanks for the suggestion tho!

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The bottom line is, we shouldn't have to be doing any of this if 2K Sports took care of their customers!!!

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The bottom line is, we shouldn't have to be doing any of this if 2K Sports took care of their customers!!!

I get that, and have to heartily agree. However, I would say that they would get that message more readily if the sentiment and rants about their failures was posted on their forums.

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I did find a utility to help make the date change work around as painless and simple as possible: beyondo.

http://bluefive.pair.com/beyondo.htm

It changes the current system date to a specified date for a temporary period of time, then automatically changes it back to the current date (be careful around midnight though). So you can set it for 10/3/2012 (last day of regular season play, which works for me) and set it to restore the real date after 2 minutes, then start 2K12.

This minimizes the disruption of backdating your system time on your log files, file creation, etc. It also prevents accidentally forgetting to change the clock back, if you do it manually.

Hope this makes things easier for all of you until 2K Sports gets off of their duffs and fixes this!

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Nice find man.

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Thanks for posting that, what a huge help. I forgot to change mine back before I went to bed last night, then this morning I sent a report out to my boss that wound up being dated Wednesday. Being forgetful doesn't pay! :)

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Well this program will do the job. I set mine to revert back to the "real" time in 2 minutes.

That's perfect. It gives the game time to start all of the stuff up. Then by the time it reverts back to the real time the game is up and running. Plus, this way once it converts back to the real time it isn't running in the background. It will completely close itself out. :good:

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Oh yes this program is really a huge help! Thx for posting it,HarleyRider :good:

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Glad to do it.

A gentleman over at the 2K Sports forum pointed it out to me and then I remembered myself about it.

But I was thinking of another program. This one is much better! :good:

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one note about this program,if u get a messages saying u dont have priviledges to change the time all u need to do is right click on the program and run as admin this should take care of the error message

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I took things a step further and created a batch (.bat) file to automatically change my system date when I launch MLB 2K12. The fix isn't exactly for the faint of heart, but it's really not that hard if you're relatively comfortable with Windows.

http://pcgamesbeat.b...und.html#update

I feel like it's a little more elegant than running a separate utility to change the system date and doesn't involve downloading anything. Then again, I spent a couple of hours getting it running so that I wouldn't need to spend 10 seconds changing the date every time I start 2K12.

I basically trial-and-errored my way through the creation process this afternoon, so there's no guarantee this will work out of the box for your system. Still, I figured I would post it.

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I just ran into this problem today. Hung up at the same exact screen.

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I tried to start MLB 2k12 some minutes ago and it kept freezing after the startup screen (you know, when all those loading messages come up and the Verlander pic is in the background). After those loading messages there came nothing more. I remembered the problem we had earlier in the season (I think it was the time at the allstar break) where we had this crush happening.

I tried the same today, I changed the system date of my Win 7 to one day back. And guess...yeah, it works again. Seems that everytime when NO game happens in real life MLB the game freezes/crashes, whatever. The 4th of October is the first day after the last regular season games and the game crashes/freezes. Quite annoying, but easy fixable at least.

Are you saying change the calender date at the botom right corner of the Windows desktop? I tried that. Changed it to yesterday and then to a month ago and neither one worked. I am using Windows XP Pro.

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Okay....I got it working. Had to set the date to July!!!! :crazy:

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everything went to hell for me last night LOL guys i went as far to change CD rom drives , dont ask why i did not check MVPMODS first i think i did but i was a quick glance because i was in panic mode . Im just glad i did not reinstall windows because i had the disk in and i was a click away on reboot :) anyways i guess i just have to change the date back NP then to the right date after i load it up , i keep the game loaded anyways for the day and just play games off and on while i do my thing . Jesus this is not right tho they should of gave ya a damn option to not have the stupid feature anyways .

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another thing looks like were stuck with this game . I believe they might fix something because if someone buys the old game and people will because its the most modern game out for the pc they will be returning it to every distributor .im glad 2ksports is not making this game anymore even tho when you put everything together mods and you figure out a good slider setting the game is the best out there in my eyes . I believe MVP players will be moving over to this game if they have not already once people can dig deeper modding it .

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Okay....I got it working. Had to set the date to July!!!! :crazy:

had a hard time because your a soxs fan :) just kidding glad you git it going bro

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MercyLord: Agree 100% with everything you said. Ummm...except for the Sox fan comment. LOL. Stay well and "maybe next year". :good:

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Try it now guys it looks like they fixed the problem because the date stays on 11/6 now since that day and have not moved ahead . Maybe i just glitched into fixing it or something but all is good now .One thing i did was re-install and turn off the two options of living roster and updates . maybe that's what did it , not sure

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Mercylord is correct. I tried it today and it works without having to mess with the date. Cool!!! :good:

I didn't make any changes and it's working fine.

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As of Dec 21st, it's still not working for me.

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