About This File
This roster template is intended for anyone interested in developing their own DAT roster file. Feel free to edit anything on this roster,update it as much as desired and upload it to various websites. All I ask is that if anyone uses this roster, make reference that this is the template used to begin the project. In other words, please give me credit, for it took nearly 35+ hours to research transactions, find missing players from the patch 4 roster, edit season and career statistics and fake names as well as setting up the organizations, pitching rotations, lineups, jersey numbers etc. All roster information was accumulated from mlb.com or cbs.sportsline.com. The following is what was done to the 2005 default roster. Happy Modding. D.M.Z. version 1.2 -changed faces, skin tone, hair style and facial hair for the following players: Brendan Donnelly, Tom Martin, Kevin Millar, Brian Daubach, Damian Miller, Jose Flores, Matt Herges, Cory Lidle, Shane Spencer, Kerry Ligtenberg, Justin Miller, Lou Merloni, Ron Mahay, Charles Gipson, Eddie Oropesa. thanks pstrickert added Matt Miller to Cleveland AAA from Free Agents and Marty Cordova to Tampa Bay from Free Agents. version 1.1 -changed all imported 2004 players faces because the 2004 faces do not exist or were completely wrong. thanks krawhitham version 1.0 -Imported all 240 players from the 2004 MVP Baseball patch 4 that were missing on the 2005 default rosters, including retired/japan players. (Nearly all 240 players portraits that were hidden in the portrait big file, now appear in the game.) -Updated 2004 statistics for missing imported players who played in the majors in 2004. -Set 2003 statistics for the imported players to 0 values for those that didn't play on the majors in 2004. -Kept the career stats for all of the 240 imported players. -Renamed all non-MLBPA pseudo names to real names. (Added 2004 season statistics to each of the players). -Renamed all Baseball America top prospects pseudo names to their real names. (I used Horys i.d. list for these players, all other i.d.s were assigned by E.A.) -All remaining fake players were renamed as 'fake, fake' for organizational purposes and their jersey numbers changed to 0. -Every player on this roster has been created by EA. I did not create a single player for the template. (that is where you come in). -No players from the default 2005 roster or the imported players from the 2004 patch were edited except Ivan "pudge" Rodriguez weight. -All 40 man roster players and spring training invitees have updated jersey numbers. -MLB level has only players from current 40 man rosters. AAA level contains additional 40 man roster players as well as most spring training invitees. -A few players (primarily younger players) were moved to AA to compensate for over-filled AAA rosters. -projected mlb lineups from cbs.sportsline.com. -Roster current as of March 2, 2005. -No Errors appear when clicking on options in MVP Edit under check errors. -Fake players that appear on the free agent list substitute for unlocked legends in the game. (These fake players show in the game but not in mvp edit. MVP edit shows the 11 legends that EA put on the Free Agent list). Once the legends are unlocked, they will appear instead of the fake players. (11 players total) Installation The MBE File: -Just extract the mbe file into the mvp edit directory and open the file in mvp edit. When exporting the roster to the game from mvp edit, make sure the DAT directory is Mvp Baseball 2005/Data/database. The DAT Files: -Extract the files into C/program files/EA Sports/MVP Baseball/data/database -Although I have had no problems, to cover myself, I accept no responsibility for problems that may occur with use of file. Special Thanks -to Trues and his MVP Mods website and to RGlass for his editor.