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    Batting stances: the curiosity and the fury.

    Agreed. I just assumed we all knew what my guys looked like.
  2. But let's not just talk about the crazy looking ones that question any human being's ability to turn a particular stance into an actual movement that could end up as anything resembling a properly executed swing, let's also hear about the ones that when you see them make you wanna just take a big catcher's mitt and smack the batter across the face. Batting stances, I've always found, are like songs. There are just some out there that test our patience. And on that note... 1. Just weird - Moises Alou, Julio Franco, and -- not many people are gonna remember him, but -- Phil Plantier. 2. Wanna smack him - Kevin Youkilis, Gary Sheffield, Mark Texeira but more because of his dickface when he was at the plate than his stance. (Truth be told I just wanted to smack Sheffield for being Sheffield and not just for his arrogant prick batting stance) Honourable mention... every single time I see Craig Kimbrel crouch I wanna drop a giant Wile E Coyote Acme anvil on him. "Shucks, I don't know, I just started doin' this and now I can't stop!" Shut the hell up, just admit you do it for the cameras and you and your agent designed it. Ok, next, you're up...
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    MVP BaseUp! 2018 End of Season Rosters

    Fantastic rosters, unparalleled quality and detail. Makes playing the game even more worthwhile. Thank you!!
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    So, about a possible revival of MVP Baseball...

    It would be great to think that games would make themselves as open as Pro Evolution Soccer, but I find it unlikely. I can't remember where it was that I read this but apparently one of the reasons Madden doesn't offer the ability to modify uniform colours is because the NFL has it as a condition of the license that the game won't permit people to modify the official uniform colours. And supposedly that's because they don't want to see their trademarked teams showing up on Youtube in modified form. I worked for an internet startup once that dealt with offering online content on browser toolbars and we got a 15-page PDF from the NFL about what we could and couldn't do when referencing the NFL in our app without a license. One page -- one entire page -- was on variations of phrases referencing the Super Bowl that were off limits. No joke. "the big game" was as close as we could get to referencing the Super Bowl. Now I write Super Bowl whenever I want because they can't ever stop me again from writing Super Bowl so I say Super Bowl as often as I like. Super Bowl. ......Super.......Bowl.
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    So, about a possible revival of MVP Baseball...

    And, there are rosters. Let me know if you're interested.
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    So, about a possible revival of MVP Baseball...

    I know a few people who work for AAA game developers. With very few exceptions, most of them are just doing a gig in a place that will look good on the resume. I know two guys who have worked on the Assassin's Creed franchise who don't even like the series but "it's Ubisoft". And likewise, EA is EA. You don't say no when a company like that offers you a job. Companies like EA and Ubisoft fly in people from all over the world for their studios so competition is fierce. The point is, it's not bizarre for a game to be made by tons of people who simply don't care. Not because they hate baseball and wanna see the game suffer, but because they are never given even the slightest reason to think anything but their work matters. How they feel about the game is irrelevant. And the front office decides most things related to creative control anyway so people who REALLY want changes made get thwarted by what turnover and market trends say. When they say games are now bigger than Hollywood they don't just mean in terms of gross profits, they also mean in the massive and completely functional way the properties are produced.
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    So, about a possible revival of MVP Baseball...

    Ahhh.. that explains a lot. I've always found the two similar and not just because they were both EA.
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    So, about a possible revival of MVP Baseball...

    It's the EA graphics engine and the newest version started being used in EA Sports games two years ago. It was supposed to revolutionise how their sports games looked (they always say that) and it's good but it isn't the mind blowing experience they've talked it up to be. The thing is, Madden only got it lat year, FIFA got it first, and NHL has yet to get it and that reluctance to add it to NHL has lots of people (myself included) thinking maybe it doesn't work well in all games. So I don't want "New MVP" to just be another excuse to sell the wonders of Frostbite when it hasn't really proven itself to make any massive changes to gameplay. Of course, this is just my opinion. Some things to peruse.. https://forums.operationsports.com/features/2730/eas-frostbite-engine-what-is-it-why-you-should-care/ https://www.giantbomb.com/forums/general-discussion-30/was-frostbite-engine-eas-biggest-mistake-1816340/
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    2018 MVP Portraits

    As I've said in the past, I'll gladly do it, but I simply don't know how to put any graphics into the game. If I had a tutorial to go by I'd totally try it and then see if I could realistically offer updates.
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    So, about a possible revival of MVP Baseball...

    EA Sports is all about the Frostbite engine now (except for those who still play NHL in their previous engine that even they keep telling us is not as good) and I don't see how you mix what we love about MVP2005 with this new engine. It seems you'd have to ditch all those former mechanics and physics and the moment that goes, you'd lose the game we love. If MVP felt like Madden or NHL I'd hate it.
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    My Heads-Up for Madden 19 PC

    100% completely accurate. The mods for NHL04 are spectacular but I just don't see the depth other guys do. Conversely the community tends to think NHL09 is awful and actually it's fantastic. I'm talking PC here. But 2K10... another level. Likewise. Just incredible. The ambience, the presentation, the rosters... amazing. I still prefer 2K5 but 08 is incredible. And a stats lover's dream.
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    Can't simulate season in MVP 17

    Well, you'll have to contact junior1617 then. I'm sorry, I can't help you. He made it and says it works, and others who have gotten it say the same. Somewhere between there and where you are is the problem.
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    Can't simulate season in MVP 17

    Ok, let me explain, and I mean this with absolutely no attitude, despite the fact that my direct tone may sound sarcastic. Just trying to be thorough... There are some very nice people here who make this place work. Very nice. Like, so nice that I even hate some of the teams they cheer for and I still think they're nice. 😉 And if they weren't willing to help others out, I wouldn't know how to do ANY of the things I can now do with MVP and 2K and I know like 10% of what can be done in those games. The point is, an unwillingness to help isn't the problem here. So, with that ruled out... If you say, "I have MVP17, it crashes." Nothing wrong with asking a question but it's like calling a mechanic and saying, "Hey, I can't drive out of this mud, what am I doing wrong?". Ok. These are the things that impede anyone's ability to help you... 1. How you installed the game and what you've done after installing the game to modify it. (what I meant by "painting a picture") 2. There are two mods labelled MVP 17, which one are you talking about? 3. One download actually says "Any mistake you see or notice tell me, although I do not think I have an error because I did it in the best way ..." , did you try to ask them? They told you in their post to contact them for problems. 4. Nothing about either download looks in any way like most of the downloads offered here by the regular contributors, the user barely has any participation in the forum, which should signal to you that they probably aren't a regular member or contributor. You might say, "Well, how the hell am I supposed to know what things are and aren't made by reliable people? That's unreasonable." You've been registered here since 2006. So, I think the reaction you're getting is based on the fact that having been here for over a decade, your question is strange because it suggests that you don't interact much here. Somehow you don't know that anyone can dump anything in here and it doesn't mean people will know about it other than the person that made it. And the problem is that if you frequented this site, conversed, contributed reviews and opinions, chatted with the people here, you'd know in a short amount of time what is and isn't worth downloading. And you'd also get to know some of the people around here that provide a lot of the stuff that is downloadable for free. And even if that WASN'T your cup of tea, because let's say you don't like interacting much, then you still had the option to look through the downloads, search by contributor names, try different downloads on your own, etc.
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    Can't simulate season in MVP 17

    What will help more is telling us how you got your specific current state of MVP 05 from its initial install to today. Most if not all problems with added on mods have to do with something along the way not working well. Aside from that, and forgive me if you know this, but the fact that a mod is found here does not necessarily mean it is endorsed or even known by anyone here who knows how to mod things. People put things here that even come from other communities that have different criteria for whether something is or isn't good enough to be released. Anyway, you'll have to paint a picture of exactly what your MVP install is and how you got it to where it is today. The problem is probably somewhere therein.
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    Cannot upload mods

    This sucks. Was looking forward to more of your updates.
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