# Houston In Al?

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hi i was just wondering if there is any way to put houston in the al n use the generated random scheduler to fix the schedule as well

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hi i was just wondering if there is any way to put houston in the al n use the generated random scheduler to fix the schedule as well

I believe with MvpEdit, but it does take some work.

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Moving teams around is easy. You just have to edit the team.dat roster file in the datadatabase folder. This file is a text file, so any text editor (Notepad, etc) will work. When you open up the file, look for Houston's entry. It will look like this:

00b87f3f1,0 Hou,1 Houston,2 Astros,3 HOU,4 1,5 4,6 22,7 0,8 1,9 0,10 0,11 0,12 1,13 0,14 0,15 0,16 0,17 0,18 0,19 0,20 1,21 0,22 0,23 0,24 0,25 0,26 0,27 0,28 2,29 2,30 0,31 2,32 2,33 2,34 1,35 0,36 0,37 1,38 0,39 0,40 0,41 2,42 1,43 2,44 2,45 1,46 1,47 2,48 2,49 1,50 2,51 1,52 2,53 1,54 0,;

What you care about is value 4 (currently 1) and value 5 (currently 4) highlighted in red above. Value 4 is the team league and value 5 is the team division. For major league teams, value 4 can be set as follows:

0 = American League

1 = National League

For major league teams, value 5 can be set as follows:

0 = AL West

1 = AL Central

2 = AL East

3 = NL West

4 = NL Central

5 = NL East

As you can see, Houston is setup to be in the NL Central. To move them to the AL West, you would set value 4 to 0 (AL) and value 5 to 0 (AL West). The file entry would then look as follows:

00b87f3f1,0 Hou,1 Houston,2 Astros,3 HOU,4 0,5 0,6 22,7 0,8 1,9 0,10 0,11 0,12 1,13 0,14 0,15 0,16 0,17 0,18 0,19 0,20 1,21 0,22 0,23 0,24 0,25 0,26 0,27 0,28 2,29 2,30 0,31 2,32 2,33 2,34 1,35 0,36 0,37 1,38 0,39 0,40 0,41 2,42 1,43 2,44 2,45 1,46 1,47 2,48 2,49 1,50 2,51 1,52 2,53 1,54 0,;

That's it! Editing the schedule would be a lot more work, unless you used the random schedule generator.

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Great to know! This has also been on my mind. Great question, OP. As far as a schedule, it doesn't really matter to me. A random one would be just fine.

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thanks worked like a charm, another question is there any way i can edit how many teams make the playoffs or is 8 the set amount?

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Unfortunately, no. It's hard coded in the game to have 8 teams. I found this out when I worked on some of the "older" Total Classics mods (TC1978, TC1956, etc.) which simulate years before there were three divisions and wildcard teams.

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On a semi-related note, what values would you change to make a minor league team a major league team and vice-versa?

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On a semi-related note, what values would you change to make a minor league team a major league team and vice-versa?

You would change the same values. Value 4 is the league value for all teams and value 5 is the division value for all teams. I just listed the major league values in my previous post.

If you look at the entries for each team in the team.dat file, you will see that the league values range from 0 - 9 and the division values range from 0 - 24. I'm not sure of the exact mappings of the minor league teams since I've only dealt with major league teams, but it wouldn't be hard to map them out.

Also, if you don't want a team to show up at all, you would set value 4 to 10 and value 5 to 25. That's the way that we "hid" teams in the Total Classics mods. There are 4 teams at the end of the team.dat file setup that way.

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Thanks Jim, I didn´t know any of this... My only problem is I can´t create a schedule using Dylan´s random schedule generator , but at least Houston is in the AL :clapping:

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I just use the balanced schedule generator I found that way Houston at least plays the teams in the al west five or six times

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I think part of it is that Dylan's schedule generator was done with a certain version of Excel and if your version is older, it won't work.

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Thanks

I think part of it is that Dylan's schedule generator was done with a certain version of Excel and if your version is older, it won't work.

Good tip, I´m using Windows 7, Thanks Dafly

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Thanks

Good tip, I´m using Windows 7, Thanks Dafly

That guy knows his stuff doesn't he laroquece? :)

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That guy knows his stuff doesn't he laroquece?

That´s for sure...

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Not really. And not operating system, lar. More like M\$ office tools. I think he constructed it in Excel 07. Doesnt matter if you're on XP, Vista, 7, etc.

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Ok guys I have a situation involving this question.

I adjusted the team.dat file to put Houston in the AL West

And I edited a roster inside the game (filename mlb.sav)

When I load the roster and try 2 play a season using that roster, Houston reverts BACK 2 the NL

Any solutions 2 getting Houston back in the AL?

Much thanks for your help, all u guys who contribute to my enjoyment of the game THANKS!!

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Houston liga Americana

It's not that we don't know how to do. Thanks to Homer we do. It's apparently how to keep them from moving back to the NL. Someone been able to reproduce this?

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00b87f3f1,0 Hou,1 Houston,2 Astros,3 HOU,4 0,5 0,6 65

Edited by wilmer101
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Tried that setting Wilmer101.....didnt work

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00b87f3f1,0 Hou,1 Houston,2 Astros,3 HOU,4 0,5 0,6 22,7 0,8 0,9 0,10 0,11 0,12 1,13 0,14 0,15 0,16 0,17 0,18 0,19 0,20 1,21 0,22 0,23 0,24 0,25 0,26 0,27 0,28 1,29 0,30 0,31 0,32 0,33 1,34 1,35 0,36 0,37 1,38 0,39 0,40 0,41 2,42 0,43 2,44 1,45 2,46 1,47 2,48 1,49 1,50 2,51 0,52 2,53 1,54 0,;

copy and paste DATABASE TEAM

yes it works

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00b87f3f1,0 Hou,1 Houston,2 Astros,3 HOU,4 0,5 0,6 22,7 0,8 0,9 0,10 0,11 0,12 1,13 0,14 0,15 0,16 0,17 0,18 0,19 0,20 1,21 0,22 0,23 0,24 0,25 0,26 0,27 0,28 1,29 0,30 0,31 0,32 0,33 1,34 1,35 0,36 0,37 1,38 0,39 0,40 0,41 2,42 0,43 2,44 1,45 2,46 1,47 2,48 1,49 1,50 2,51 0,52 2,53 1,54 0,;

copy and paste DATABASE TEAM

yes it works

I already posted the same thing on the first page.

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I already posted the same thing on the first page.

It could have changed by then Jim! Hahahahahahaaha

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yes it works

You're not following. We now know how to do it. He's saying they are reverting.

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Sorry if I made a mistake just wanted to help

Edited by wilmer101

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