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17 minutes ago, Yankee4Life said:

 

Let me throw this at you. If someone wanted to use the 1997 Indians or Marlins all they would have to do is load up the 1997 mod.

 

That's very true. I could just leave the Legends teams as is, because I've got nothing creative to put in those two slots. 

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1 minute ago, BallFour said:

 

That's very true. I could just leave the Legends teams as is, because I've got nothing creative to put in those two slots. 

 

I can't think of anything either. Well, wait a second. The World Series roster for the Yankees and Padres was different from the one that you have in their slot, correct? My idea is if you can find the twenty-five man rosters for each team you could have World Series editions of the Yankees and Padres, provided they are not the same as what you have in their regular roster.  That way you would not have to worry about portraits. If this would be too much of the same thing then I apologize.

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4 minutes ago, Yankee4Life said:

 

I can't think of anything either. Well, wait a second. The World Series roster for the Yankees and Padres was different from the one that you have in their slot, correct? My idea is if you can find the twenty-five man rosters for each team you could have World Series editions of the Yankees and Padres, provided they are not the same as what you have in their regular roster.  That way you would not have to worry about portraits. If this would be too much of the same thing then I apologize.

 

Hmm... that's actually a really good idea. I know that the Padres picked up Jim Leyritz at the deadline, and the Yankees starting left field situation went from Tim Raines and human garbage Chad Curtis to Ricky Ledee and Shane Spencer. Very doable indeed. Thanks, Y4L!

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18 minutes ago, BallFour said:

 

Hmm... that's actually a really good idea. I know that the Padres picked up Jim Leyritz at the deadline, and the Yankees starting left field situation went from Tim Raines and human garbage Chad Curtis to Ricky Ledee and Shane Spencer. Very doable indeed. Thanks, Y4L!

 

You're welcome. Unlike the current edition of Yankees I earn my multi-million dollar contract here at Mvpmods. :D

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Put the '98 World Series teams in there, and then set the players to hidden. That way if you mistakenly choose to add hidden players in a Dynasty, you won't be getting two copies of, say, Bernie Williams. Was pretty simple. Just exported the two teams in MVPEdit, then imported the teams as an overwrite for the Legends and Heroes. Had to play around with some portraits (had to change the IDs for Jim Leyritz, Randy Myers, and John Vander Wal so that they'd appear in a Padres cap on this team and their other hats on the regular rosters).

 

But yeah, after that, it was a matter of going into LocLook and changing around the names on file there. Then I just overwrote the audio so that it'll say the team names instead of the MVP Legends and MVP Heroes teams.

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Finished compiling stats for the AAA level. Shouldn't have many stats to enter in for AA and A, so hopefully only a couple more days to have the complete stat set.

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And now some pictures from the modified Legends and Heroes teams.openscreen.thumb.jpg.790800dbe6bff2e9ac7df9b0a935b8e4.jpgsterlingface.thumb.jpg.cc7b07f0397f4875b4731712fe81b28f.jpgteamselect.thumb.jpg.9327b1c8712013bbb090108ff5f5f3ac.jpgwspatch.thumb.jpg.b0dfe90f83b4e681fd2fbb392bd67f24.jpg

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All historical stats are in for all leagues and free agents. Now just have to convert the stats into ratings.

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In a case of "sacrifices need to be made", due to the sheer size of the uniform selections, I'm going to have to narrow things down for uni options in MVP 98. I've had to eliminate the throwback uniform options for MLB teams. Teams with alternate uniforms will still be able to wear those, and those teams that did use throwbacks in 1998 (the Angels, Padres, Brewers, Braves, and Cardinals) will still have theirs.

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Just finished adding and modding the classic stadiums that will be in the game! I'll provide a full list of stadiums being used once I'm home.

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On 8/25/2018 at 6:20 PM, BallFour said:

In a case of "sacrifices need to be made", due to the sheer size of the uniform selections, I'm going to have to narrow things down for uni options in MVP 98. I've had to eliminate the throwback uniform options for MLB teams. Teams with alternate uniforms will still be able to wear those, and those teams that did use throwbacks in 1998 (the Angels, Padres, Brewers, Braves, and Cardinals) will still have theirs.

 what kind of issues are you having with the size of the uniform selections?

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1 minute ago, Homer said:

 what kind of issues are you having with the size of the uniform selections?

 

I just found out lately that if I put too many uniforms in there, it crashes the game. Usually 10 is the max, but I've just trimmed things down to make the models.big file a little less. Alternatively, I could get rid of the alternates for Minor League teams. As of right now, every team throughout all four leagues that had an alternate uniform in real life has an alternate uniform in the game.

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The ones I *can* tell you about, because I remember them....

 

 

*Tokyo Dome - by Salva

 

*Seibu Stadium - modded based on Hiram Bithorn because it didn't have a roof in 1998

 

*Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - by Sean O

 

*Anaheim Stadium - by Sean O

 

*Jarry Park Stadium - by Dennisjames71

 

*Exhibition Stadium - by Sean O (hoping to upgrade to Dennisjames71's version soon)

 

*RFK Stadium - by Pirate

 

*Estadio Latinoamericano - by salva, edited by myself

 

*Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey - created by myself (original UCV stadium by salva)

 

*Estadio Hiram Bithorn - EA Sports original, edited by myself

 

*Arlington Stadium - by Sean O

 

*LA Wrigley Field - by Sean O

 

*Baltimore Memorial Stadium - by Dennisjames71

 

*Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium - by Pirate

 

*Cleveland Municipal Stadium - by dennisjames71

 

*Mile High Stadium - created by myself

 

 

 

 

I've edited all these stadiums to have a more modern crowd with team specific outfits (for example, Angels fans at LA Wrigley, Dodgers fans at LA Memorial Coliseum, Braves fans at Fulton County Stadium, etc.) Of course, if any modder objects to their stadiums being used, please let me know in a PM before release.

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MVP Baseball 98 New Feature

 

"Don't Call it a Comeback"

 

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Ever wonder what would happen if the Roger Clemens/Brett Favre phenomenon started early? MVP Baseball 1998 will now feature recently retired players in the Free Agent pool!

 

Can Ryne Sandberg help out your team at second base? Do you need Eddie Murray's big bat in your lineup? Can Tony Pena help you out behind the plate? Want to get to know Bo?  They'll all be free agents at the start of the year, along with many more!

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what tool do you use to install uniforms?  there is a way to fit more than 10. You can actually fill all 15 slots for all teams at the mlb level.

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6 hours ago, Homer said:

what tool do you use to install uniforms?  there is a way to fit more than 10. You can actually fill all 15 slots for all teams at the mlb level.

 

It's not so much the uniforms as the uniform select screen causing things to crash. I just upload the new uniform file into the uniforms.big through BigGUI.

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yeah it's the same issue. the mods i've worked on have include all uniform slots filled at the mlb level with no issues. the only tool i've found that installs it correctly is TIT.

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15 hours ago, BallFour said:

MVP Baseball 98 New Feature

 

"Don't Call it a Comeback"

 

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Ever wonder what would happen if the Roger Clemens/Brett Favre phenomenon started early? MVP Baseball 1998 will now feature recently retired players in the Free Agent pool!

 

Can Ryne Sandberg help out your team at second base? Do you need Eddie Murray's big bat in your lineup? Can Tony Pena help you out behind the plate? Want to get to know Bo?  They'll all be free agents at the start of the year, along with many more!

I´m freaking love it

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6 hours ago, Homer said:

yeah it's the same issue. the mods i've worked on have include all uniform slots filled at the mlb level with no issues. the only tool i've found that installs it correctly is TIT.

 

Oh I gotcha. Do I have to do anything special with it? It's sounding like I"m going to need to export the files, edit them, and then zip them up and use TiT to install the .zip, correct?

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yeah with TIT, it's really easy because you only need to save the portraits in .bmp files. you just need to make sure that the extension is all lowercase. 

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Or I could just compromise and have one throwback per team. Back then, it wasn't like teams would throw back to a different era every week.

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you can do that too. I just wanted to let you know it was possible if you wanted to do it. the mod i have going has all uniform slots filled at the mlb level and then some. as long as you keep the models.big below 680mb it doesn't crash.

TIT just knows how to install all of the files if you name them correctly. It's how kraw programmed it. you have to name the files to their slots.  here's a screen shot of what i have for the Mariners.

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Ooooh cool! I gotcha now! So I'd be uploading the uni select files, the font files, and the uniform files all in the same .zip folder. Thanks for clearing that up, Homer! Seems much easier!

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Alrighty! I just downloaded the C++ and already had the .net framework installed. I downloaded TiT, and it successfully opened. Now just gotta try it out with a few files!

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UPDATE: Tried to install a file via Tit, and got this error message.

 

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Looked in the forums and nothing came up for this particular error.

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I don't recall ever seeing that.  did you try reinstalling  .net framework? what OS are you on?

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Working on Windows 10. I'll try reinstalling the 2.0 framework.

 

Update: Tried downloading the 2.0 framework from Microsoft and the thing wouldn't even launch. TiT itself launches and works, but once it gets to importing files, I get that error message.

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Gotcha. Yeah I've never gotten it working on 10 either. I still use xp and 7.

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Dang. That's no biggie. Just a little bit of a pain because now there's another program I have to run on my Windows 7 rig. 

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Just focusing on getting something where I can enable a release soon. I've managed to get it so that every MLB team has 8 uniforms to choose from. That includes some throwbacks and alternates for each team. So I'll announce them here, since it's the Mod Announcements forum, afterall!

 

Anaheim Angels:

 

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Oakland Athletics:

 

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Seattle Mariners:

 

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Texas Rangers:

 

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Chicago White Sox:

 

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Cleveland Indians:

 

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Detroit Tigers:

 

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Kansas City Royals:

 

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Minnesota Twins:

 

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Baltimore Orioles:

 

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Boston Red Sox:

 

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New York Yankees:

 

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Tampa Bay Devil Rays:

 

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Toronto Blue Jays:

 

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Arizona Diamondbacks:


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Colorado Rockies:

 

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Los Angeles Dodgers:

 

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San Diego Padres:

 

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San Francisco Giants:

 

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Chicago Cubs:

 

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Cincinnati Reds:

 

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Houston Astros:

 

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Milwaukee Brewers:

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates:

 

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St. Louis Cardinals:

 

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Atlanta Braves:

 

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Florida Marlins:

 

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New York Mets:

 

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Philadelphia Phillies:

 

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I've got another preview for you all. Here's some game action featuring the Turn Ahead the Clock uniforms I created for the Mariners and Royals. I had to special create the lettering and numbers for the Mariners uniforms, and that Royals batter is Jeff King, the lucky recipient of another facial hair mod I did to give a player the bushy Goose Gossage mustache.

 

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Just a progress update here. Throwback uniforms have been finished for all 30 teams. I'm now working on portraits for guys currently in the free agent pool, including those that retired in 1997. All I'm doing for them is Photoshopping a blank white jersey and blank black cap.

 

I also performed a fix on my Tropicana Field, which was showing a black space on the ads past the right field bleachers. So that's something that's been fixed before it makes it to air.

 

Next up is continuing work on the uniform select screens, this time for Minor League teams. I'm also continuing work on portraits, and these are the longest, most pain in the ass parts of it now that stats are done.

 

Also, a note: If anyone is interested in taking a look at my roster file and adding player ratings based on the stats from 1997, please let me know. Otherwise, I'll keep plugging along as usual.

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1 hour ago, Yankee4Life said:

Just want you to know that you are doing an outstanding job. Thank you.

 

Thanks very much!

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Hey guys! Just finished entering in batting ratings for all 30 MLB teams. Now just working on pitching stats for MLB teams, then I'll start the minors.

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After what feels like forever, I've made some progress here. I've chosen and uploaded new menu music. Rather than try to find alternative hits from the 90s, I've decided to do something a bit more nostalgic. Therefore, when you're in the game menus, you'll get to hear menu music from classic MLB baseball games, from the SNES era all the way up to the PS2 era.

 

We're going from Ken Griffey Jr. Major League Baseball to HardBall 5 to the Triple Play series! 

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Got the menu backgrounds done tonight and created the license screen. Check it out.

 

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Just now, BallFour said:

Got the menu backgrounds done tonight and created the license screen. Check it out.

 

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Looking forward to this mod

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On 12/7/2018 at 6:35 AM, BallFour said:

Got the menu backgrounds done tonight and created the license screen. Check it out.

 

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Olympic Stadium! I lived in MTL for a year "back in the day" - no studying was ever done lol Gonna be real Awesome when we get the chance to play your mod BallFour!

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