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Now that the MVP 15 mod has been released, I created this topic for support questions or to report issues.

Admin Edit: MVP Baseball 2015 Patch 1 is out. Be sure to download it to remain up to date!

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Big thanks to everyone who helped put this out. Things move fast in the modding community and a flood of contributions came in too late to be included. Because of that, I've created a patch to include them all. I'll upload this to the main site as soon as uploads are fixed again.

In the meantime, here's a download link.

This patch includes cyberface updates by Jed, Jeferomer, and Jogar. The roster files have been updated to display the new cyberfaces correctly, as well as a few skin tone fixes and attribute fixes.

Player audio files from jaycee20 and myself are also included. I choose to include the entire main audio files because I found a few audio files from the original release needed to be deleted.

Dennisjames' PGE Park is included, along with an updated LOC file and Stadium Frontend file so that the stadium name and stadium select screen are updated.

Install with TiT.

MVP 15 Patch 1

Edited by kyleb

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Big thanks to everyone who helped put this out. Things move fast in the modding community and a flood of contributions came in too late to be included. Because of that, I've created a patch to include them all. I'll upload this to the main site as soon as uploads are fixed again.

In the meantime, here's a download link.

This patch includes cyberface updates by Jed, Jeferomer, and Jogar. The roster files have been updated to display the new cyberfaces correctly, as well as a few skin tone fixes and attribute fixes.

Player audio files from jaycee20 and myself are also included. I choose to include the entire main audio files because I found a few audio files from the original release needed to be deleted.

Dennisjames' PGE Park is included, along with an updated LOC file and Stadium Frontend file so that the stadium name and stadium select screen are updated.

Install with TiT.

MVP 15 Patch 1

​Thanks a ton. Outstanding work my friend!

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Is it possible to patch the game without TiT ? I can´t get TiT to work on my computer :(. Can i just unpack the dat files in the folder ? And Cyberfaces install with bigGUI ?  

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I don't see why not.... that and just outright replacing the certain files that you can.

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Is it possible to patch the game without TiT ? I can´t get TiT to work on my computer :(. Can i just unpack the dat files in the folder ? And Cyberfaces install with bigGUI ?  

​Everything in the patch could be just overwritten over the old files, however I would STRONGLY recommend finding a way to use TiT for the cyberfaces. In my experience, using bigGUI for cyberfaces usually ends up in corrupting the models.big file, which will royally screw up your experience.

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First things first, and I keep posting this in every thread I find installation issues:

If your MVP Baseball 2005 directory is in the Program Files folder, please make sure you run ExplodeMe.exe AS ADMINISTRATOR otherwise you will run into a variety of problems with moving/replacing files.

Windows 7 and higher have security measures in place to prevent programs from making changes to the Program Files folder unless you run said program as admin.

The only workaround would be to have your MVP 2005 game installed outside of the Program Files folder.

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or if thats to difficult for you just turn of user account controls

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this makes me really want to build another XP machine just for nostalgia

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With this patch listed above, does that mean I can disregard the "It is recommended that you install MVP15 over a clean install of MVP Baseball 2005 with at least up to Patch #2." statement found in the notes section of the install?

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With this patch listed above, does that mean I can disregard the "It is recommended that you install MVP15 over a clean install of MVP Baseball 2005 with at least up to Patch #2." statement found in the notes section of the install?

​No, you need the official MVP Baseball 2005 patch #2 or higher

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​No, you need the official MVP Baseball 2005 patch #2 or higher

​This is my first experience with PC gaming.  Where do I find patch #2?

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You can find them here:  http://www.mvpmods.com/files/category/28-official-patches/

Note that each patch contains everything that was in the previous patch (e.g. Patch 2 contains everything in patch 1, Patch 3 contains everything in patches 1 and 2, etc.), so you only have to do one install.

​Thank you, Jim.  I swear I've been searching the forums trying to find these things before posting.  I see a lot of your old posts say you only use patch #2.  Those posts were a long time ago however.  Is that still true though?

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It's the ultimate mod.
 
I just have a few gripes with player potentials, but that's why we have MVPedit :)

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It's the ultimate mod.
 
I just have a few gripes with player potentials, but that's why we have MVPedit :)

​Among all of the extra stuff we put in it, we ensured that we gave this mod all of the TLC it needed.

 

On a side note, I have edited the documentation for the mod, as people may not be aware that you need a copy of MVP Baseball 2005 to play the mod

Edited by Kccitystar

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​Thank you, Jim.  I swear I've been searching the forums trying to find these things before posting.  I see a lot of your old posts say you only use patch #2.  Those posts were a long time ago however.  Is that still true though?

​Patch #2 is all I've ever installed.  I didn't find that the patches after that included anything that would help me.

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​Patch #2 is all I've ever installed.  I didn't find that the patches after that included anything that would help me.

​Right. As you said the later ones were just roster updates and of course we don't need those now.

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Do I install patch #2 with the TiT?  And if so is there a step by step process I can view to see how that is done properly?  So to recap, I have a clean copy of MVP.  Then I install patch #2.  Then I install the MVP 15 mod?  Then the MVP Patch 1 listed above by kyleb?

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MVP 15 Patch 1 is taking me almost an hour to install using TIT.  I did a clean install of MVP 2005, Installed patch #2, and installed the MVP 15 mode.  But when I try to install MVP 15 patch #1 with TIT It hangs for a long time and does not look like its doing anything.  I get the screen saying its installing textures and something else and that is it.

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It's the ultimate mod.
 
I just have a few gripes with player potentials, but that's why we have MVPedit :)

​Player potentials meaning what?  That's not an attribute in MVPedit.  Do you mean "Star Power"?  If so, I based that on last years WAR rating, it's not just arbitrary..  Also, I can tell you that one guy I missed on speed is George Springer.  I'd edit him to about an 87.

 

Waiting for uploads to get fixed.  I made a desktop icon:

5pplra.jpg

 

Probably do cpu vs cpu rosters as well as I think some are still interested in them.

 

Installed everything with the patch.  I will say that I think the resolution for which you set it can really matter in OS above XP.  I would say that if you are crashing with this, first run it on 800 x 600 and go from there.  For some reason 1280 x 1024 crashed for me but used the res changer to go 1280 x 960 and it worked fine.  I'm personally not a fan of the stretched look.

So a big thanks to kyleb and everyone who contributed to make this happen.  But, kyleb was definitely the driving force and is the ultimate project manager!

Edited by Gordo

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MVP 15 Patch 1 is taking me almost an hour to install using TIT.  I did a clean install of MVP 2005, Installed patch #2, and installed the MVP 15 mode.  But when I try to install MVP 15 patch #1 with TIT It hangs for a long time and does not look like its doing anything.  I get the screen saying its installing textures and something else and that is it.

It froze for me but that's because I just clicked through installing TIT. I closed the process as well as killing off tyzip.exe (which will be mentioned again below) to reinstall TIT. So ​I just installed Patch 1 successfully, and this is what I did:

1) I installed Total Installer Thingy with one change: The utility itself assumes your game is installed in the 64-bit Program Files folder and not the 32 bit folder (the one with the x86).

If you made the same mistake I did, make sure you reinstall TiT as admin (right click on "install_TiT_2.0.5.exe" and select "Run as Administrator") with the following directory (assuming you did not install MVP Baseball 2005 in a different folder):

C:\Program Files (x86)\EA SPORTS\MVP Baseball 2005\

If you get an error about some program called tyzip.exe, it means that it's running and you have to end the process through Task Manager.

To do this, you can press CTRL+Alt+Esc to bring up the Task Manager, then click the Processes tab. Look for tyzip.exe and right click on it -> End Process.
Retry the installation, or click Retry on the dialogue box the setup displayed for tyzip.exe. It should be successful.

2) Run Total Installer Thingy as Admin by right clicking the Total Installer Thingy shortcut on your desktop and selecting run as administrator. This will allow the program to make changes within the Program Files folder.

In the dialogue box that will show up, navigate to where Patch 1.7z is located and click it. It should now begin to unpack and install the update.

Installation is successful only when the program loads up the (now defunct) EAMods page on your browser.

 

Hopefully my quick tutorial helps.

Edited by Kccitystar

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​Player potentials meaning what?  That's not an attribute in MVPedit.  Do you mean "Star Power"?  If so, I based that on last years WAR rating, it's not just arbitrary..  Also, I can tell you that one guy I missed on speed is George Springer.  I'd edit him to about an 87.

 

Waiting for uploads to get fixed.  I made a desktop icon:

5pplra.jpg

 

Probably do cpu vs cpu rosters as well as I think some are still interested in them.

 

Installed everything with the patch.  I will say that I think the resolution for which you set it can really matter in OS above XP.  I would say that if you are crashing with this, first run it on 800 x 600 and go from there.  For some reason 1280 x 1024 crashed for me but used the res changer to go 1280 x 960 and it worked fine.  I'm personally not a fan of the stretched look.

So a big thanks to kyleb and everyone who contributed to make this happen.  But, kyleb was definitely the driving force and is the ultimate project manager!

​Oh, that's totally fine. In no way did I assume it was arbitrary.

Here's an example (I know, you'll probably call me homer, but here goes).

Xander Bogaerts was the #2 prospect in baseball in 2014. He had a great short-stint in the MLB in late 2013.

In 2014, he struggles in his first full year in the bigs. Like many big-time prospects do.

Now, in 2015, all indications show he's capable of what everyone always thought he was. An all-star caliber shortstop. But if you only base someone's potential off of one year (especially someone's age 21 season) it can really skew things. What if we based Mike Trout's potential off of his 2011 season? See what I mean? It's an incomplete look at a long-term statistic that effects dynasty mode in a huge way. Thus, I would take a holistic approach to the star rating.

And hey, I am not trying to derail this thread at all. This mod is FANTASTIC and I can't wait to get some dynasties going.

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There's really no "potential" attribute, so I'm not sure where you're getting that.  All of the attributes had to be based on actual performance.  Plus, you're picking apart one player.  Roster makers have to look at dozens and dozens of players and be able to make changes quickly and with a formula.

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MVP 15 Patch 1 is taking me almost an hour to install using TIT.  I did a clean install of MVP 2005, Installed patch #2, and installed the MVP 15 mode.  But when I try to install MVP 15 patch #1 with TIT It hangs for a long time and does not look like its doing anything.  I get the screen saying its installing textures and something else and that is it.

​I currently have that screen as well.  It also said it appeared that some folders had been moved or deleted and would I like to create that folder.  I said yes to all of them.  I think I had to do that five times.

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There's really no "potential" attribute, so I'm not sure where you're getting that.  All of the attributes had to be based on actual performance.  Plus, you're picking apart one player.  Roster makers have to look at dozens and dozens of players and be able to make changes quickly and with a formula.

​For all intents and purposes, it is a potential attribute.

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​I currently have that screen as well.  It also said it appeared that some folders had been moved or deleted and would I like to create that folder.  I said yes to all of them.  I think I had to do that five times.

That's because TIT is installed in the 64 bit Program Files folder and not the x86 one that actually has MVP Baseball 2005 installed. Refer back to this post.

Edited by Kccitystar

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Waiting for uploads to get fixed.  I made a desktop icon:

5pplra.jpg

​That looks great. I'll be using that one.

​So a big thanks to kyleb and everyone who contributed to make this happen.  But, kyleb was definitely the driving force and is the ultimate project manager!

​Yes he is. He did a fantastic job as always.

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That's because TIT is installed in the 64 bit Program Files folder and not the x86 one that actually has MVP Baseball 2005 installed. Refer back to this post.

​Thank you that did the trick.

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I got MVP 15 patch 1 installed, I reinstalled TIT from program files to program files(x86) and it installed without a problem, Thanks!

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​For all intents and purposes, it is a potential attribute.

Potential means future.... Star Power would be reflective of what the player has done.

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Potential means future.... Star Power would be reflective of what the player has done.

​If you play around with the Star Power of say...Bryce Harper and simulate a few years ahead, you'll see what I mean. It has a major effect on the development of a player

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I'm also considering tweaking the datafile as part of Patch 2 in the near future

The only reason I'm gonna switch it is because of the camera. I love the default MVP 05 batting camera.

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I'm also considering tweaking the datafile as part of Patch 2 in the near future

If you can tell me which line(s) configure the behind the pitcher view, I'd love to know.  I did it once and damned if I remember or can find it again.  I'd like to make a 1P pitch view to go along with the 1P bat view.

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Alright so I am new to this whole mod thing...I think MVP baseball is one of the best baseball series of gaming ever and read about the mods that were out for the 2015 game.  I was wondering what exactly I need to download and all of the proper steps on this site to play the 2015 mod...any help would be great.. Thank you and thanks for all that has been done to keep this game alive!

 

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Alright so I am new to this whole mod thing...I think MVP baseball is one of the best baseball series of gaming ever and read about the mods that were out for the 2015 game.  I was wondering what exactly I need to download and all of the proper steps on this site to play the 2015 mod...any help would be great.. Thank you and thanks for all that has been done to keep this game alive!

 

http://www.mvpmods.com/files/file/8984-mvp-baseball-15/

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Alright so I am new to this whole mod thing...I think MVP baseball is one of the best baseball series of gaming ever and read about the mods that were out for the 2015 game.  I was wondering what exactly I need to download and all of the proper steps on this site to play the 2015 mod...any help would be great.. Thank you and thanks for all that has been done to keep this game alive!

 

​Have you bothered to read this thread? It has been extremely helpful to newer people interesting in playing the game.

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​Have you bothered to read this thread? It has been extremely helpful to newer people interesting in playing the game.

​I moved that post from another thread that had nothing to do with the MVP 15 mod into this thread.

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trying to download total installer thingy to add patch 1, it always tells me download was interrupted and won't finish with IE, chrome says file is corrupted. Does anyone else host this file anywhere?

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