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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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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?

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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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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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

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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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