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Savoy Special

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  1. Good morning all, I am writing to see if any of the uniform gurus on MVP Mods would be interested in doing me a huge favor...........As I continue working on the 1987 Total Classics Mod, there is only ONE uniform that we don't have...........That would be the road uniform of the 1987 New York Mets. As you can see below in the pic of Keith Hernandez, for one season the Mets went away from the "Mets" cursive across its road gray uniforms and replaced it with cursive "New York." In 1988, they went to the block lettering, all-caps "NEW YORK" that they had throughout the late '80s and into the early '90s. This is the ONLY uniform we need to have all the uniforms for 1987 Total Classic Mods era-specific. Thanks to tebjr's 1988 Total Classics Mod, all the other teams have their correct uniforms from the 1987 season. This is the only one we need! Huge thanks to anyone out there for helping us out on this one! Have a great rest of the week!
  2. Version 1.0


    Total Classics 1987 v1.0 by Savoy Special Inspired by Ace152’s MVP 1987 1.0 rosters, and after figuring out how to load in rosters, portraits, stadiums, music, background and stadium select screens, I have created a functioning version of what could reasonably be called MVP Total Classics 1987 Version 1.0. ------------------------------------------- *** NOTES *** - Divisions are broken down as follows: AL East (Yankees, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Orioles, Tigers) AL Central (Indians, Royals, White Sox, Brewers) AL West (Twins, Athletics, Rangers, Mariners, Angels) NL East (Mets, Phillies, Expos, Cardinals) NL Central (Pirates, Cubs, Astros, Reds) NL West (Braves, Dodgers, Giants, Padres) - The mod includes a 1987 MLB schedule and the most period-specific 1987 versions of each of the then-MLB 26 stadiums that have been made available by the various MVP 2005 modders. Numerous classic stadiums and stadium select screens are also included. I will say that I have experienced crashing issues with Parc Labatt and Braves Field. - I used tebjr’s Total Classics 1988 uniforms and uniform select screens, since there were very minimal uniform changes in MLB between 1987 and 1988. - None of the audio is accurate - the players are called out as players from the original 2005 version by the announcers. Also, there are no cyberfaces, and the Manny Ramirez ‘flash’ that pops up when you first enter the game is there. These are all corrections that I need to make before I could consider this a final, fully corrected version of MVP Total Classics 1987. ------------------------------------------- *** INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS *** - After you download the total_classics_1987_v1.7z file, double-click to open it. - Extract the contents of the file into a folder. - Double-click the explodeme.exe file - Find the location of a CLEAN (or patched) copy of MVP Baseball 2005 and click "Extract". - Allow the program to extract all of the new content. - Play the MVP Total Classics 1987 mod. ------------------------------------------- *** VERSION HISTORY *** v1.0 Initial release
  3. Hello All, I've spent the last couple of months building what can be described as a working version of MVP Total Classics 1987, version 1.0. Taking the Ace152 rosters already on here on the Downloads section, I built in all the uniforms, portraits, stadiums, stadium select screens, music, background screens, etc., to create a unique experience specific to the year 1987. My son and I are having fun with this modded-up version I've been creating, and I figured others in the MVP Mods community might want to take a look. The problem is I'm having trouble downloading it! The compressed file is 1.36 GB, and each time when it gets around 24 percent it gets this -200 message and stops downloading. What am I doing wrong? This new Total Classics Mod is far from perfect. Specifically, I haven't added any cyberfaces or unique audio, and I've also been unable to add any new uniform select screens, which I'd like to do. The game essentially has the same uniforms from 1988 Total Classics, with the only exception the Cincinnati Reds 1972-1987 uniforms. I have much more in the ReadMe section of my download. I'll be happy to figure out a way to transfer these files along or download them somehow. Thanks in advance for advice on how to get it uploaded here. Have a great rest of the week!
  4. When I joined this community in the winter - literally weeks before COVID 19 hit America - I purchased an old Dell desktop computer that already had Windows 7 installed on it. I bought the original MVP 2005 game on Ebay for 75 bucks and found this amazing website. From everything I've read, the biggest key in my situation is simply to avoid connecting this computer to the web. I have multiple laptops and other desktop computers, so I don't need this specific computer for the web. I have this Windows 7 computer specifically for gaming. So I've disabled wireless connecting and I'll never, ever connect via Ethernet. It's a stand-alone desktop with a working version of Windows 7 that doesn't need regular updates, and I'll never (hopefully) have to worry about the whole system getting corrupted or revamped so I can play issue-free for many years to come!
  5. Here's a few images I just took of a 2020 Cubs-Royals game in Kauffmann Stadium without fans..........Cubs wearing their 1974 road uniforms and the Royals their 1971 home uniforms
  6. I would love some assistance/tutorial help on the uniform preview screens...............Since I purchased MVP 2005 PC in March (thanks to large swaths of free times thanks to the quarantine) I've mastered moving stadiums and uniforms in and out of different mods, modifying and importing/exporting rosters, creating my own stadium select screens with old vintage pics, and I even figured out how to compress portraits and load my own portraits into the mods. The tutorials and information on this forum is simply amazing..............However, the one and only thing I cannot for the life of me figure out is uniform preview screens. I have the BMP files at the right sizes, and what I "thought" were the corresponding names..............I would use TIT and the uniforms would load fine, but never would the preview screens load properly. I tried importing/exporting using EAGraph and all that did was make the game crash..............A comprehensive tutorial on uniform preview screens may allow me to die in peace (but probably not, as you guys know all too well something else will pop up that I'll need to master ) I haven't even approached the idea of creating my own stadiums and uniforms yet, but it seems like there's oodles of tutorials on those here. And frankly, in the words of the Barenaked Ladies, 'It's All Been Done" thanks to the fine work of the people on this forum......................
    This is a really neat ballpark concept. Makes one wish Montreal would have figured out a way to make this place happen for real I've been playing games in the "Best of the '80s and '90s' mod with the 1986 Mets and I just had an epic three-game series playing the 1994 Expos in this place. Awesome work!
  7. Thanks so much! I followed your instructions and I now have several TC mods up and running, including 1951, 1962, 1984, and 1988. I also re-loaded 1956, and since I kept all our .sav files, we can play another season or pick up in the middle of the season we already played............Once again I want to thank the good folks here for all their hard work and their advice. I would have never figured out how to do this on my own. Considering that America is basically shutting down right now and our family is basketball crazy living in North Carolina, the timing on this couldn't be better..................I may play a whole season of 1962 TC by the end of March
  8. Hello, After having an amazing time playing the 1956 Total Classics mod and the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers with my son, we decided to try our hand with a decidedly less successful team - the infamous 1962 New York Mets. Honestly, I should have just left the 1956 TC game on there because we were having so much fun, but we made the mistake of trying to play the 1962 TC instead. So after wiping the 1956 Total Classics mod and uninstalling everything, I carefully went through the process of re-installing a fresh install of MVP Baseball 2005, and then extracting the files for the 1962 TC mod per the ReadMe.text file..............It would get to the very end of the extraction of the 1962 TC files, and it would say the Total Installer Thingy (TIT) and the TIT.expert files did not extract. But the folder has those files I'm pretty sure, so I figured I'd just try to move ahead anyway and insert those manually if necessary........ Anyway, I go in and try to start the 1962 TC mod, and when I click on the Icon, the screen pops up with Whitey Ford/Juan Marichal, and I start getting excited............The picture comes up of the four original Mets leaping in the outfield of the Polo Grounds and looks like its starting to load, and boom, a crash. I've never been able to get it past this initial point - it would show the pic of the four Mets players in B&W with the old Polo Grounds scoreboard in the background, and it would crash back to the desktop. I guess that's my first question.............What am I doing wrong that I can't get the 1962 TC to load, and how can I fix it? I've spent the entire evening doing everything I could think of to troubleshoot this issue, including uninstalling and re-installing the CD disk at least seven or eight times. I tried manually installing the files. I tried manually deleting those files in the MVP Baseball 2005 folder that I knew would get replaced by the extraction, and manually replacing the files. Several times on these re-installations, I would get the original MVP Baseball 2005 came to run, so I knew the game itself was working - it was just issues with the mod. But then, after about six or seven re-installations, I couldn't even get the original game to work. Now here is where things got really weird for me..................After scrubbing everything in the EA Sports folders using the EAUninstall, where I was pretty positive that there was no MVP Baseball 2005 files anywhere in the Program Files folder, and then re-installing the game, that 1962 TC mod introduction with Whitey Ford and Juan Marichal started popping up again, and the game would immediately crash. Never once was I ever able to get the 1962 TC mod to load to the initial menu screen or whatever. Although I know this modding community has been around for a while, this is all totally new to me. I've been playing MVP Baseball 2005 on the PS2 for years, but just became aware of the PC version and all it has to offer a couple months ago......................I sprung for this game on Ebay and I bought a Dell PC specifically for this game, and purposely keep it offline so I don't have to worry about any Windows updates affecting gameplay (it's set permanently on Windows 7) Ideally, I'd love some help in being able to download multiple TC mod seasons and be able to play multiple seasons simultaneously if possible. It would be awesome if we could re-load 1956 and play with the Dodgers again, while also playing sporadically with the 1962 Mets or any other teams we get the whim to play with. Like I say, I'm using this PC specifically and only for this game, so space is not a concern........ I'm sure someone asked that question 12-15 years ago, probably hundreds of times, but like I say, it's all totally brand new to me. I pored over the threads in this forum but if there's an old link where I can learn more about having multiple TC mods on my desktop at the same time that won't crash over each other, that would be awesome................. Once again, I must thank everyone for taking the time to consider my questions.................My son and I are chomping at the bit to see if maybe we can bring the 1962 Mets to some semblance of respectability......................
  9. Hello All, I just wanted to take a brief second and sincerely thank those who contributed on the 1956 Total Classics Mod.............Not only did I have no issues extracting and downloading the files, the gameplay was absolutely amazing! Having Ernie Harwell, Vin Scully, and Mel Allen providing broadcast coverage made it all the more realistic. It was the closest thing a child of the 1980s could ever come these days to living that Golden Era of baseball........... I played through a season with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and managed to win a tough 7-game World Series against the Yankees.................Even better was the fact that I shared the at-bats with my 9-year-old son, and he is now thoroughly familiar with the Brooklyn Dodgers lineup and pitching rotation.............Seriously, how many 9-year-old kids in 2020 can name the mid-1950s Brooklyn Dodgers batting order? My son wanted us to play with this particular team because he had read about Jackie Robinson in school, but now he knows all about Gil Hodges, Carl Furillo, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, and all the rest thanks to this game We're looking forward to playing other Mods now (getting to my other post), but I did want to make a separate thread to thank the awesome folks who contributed to the 1956 Total Classics Mod............
  10. Hello All, First, let me say thank you to the remarkable work done over many years by the people on this forum..............After many years playing the game on the PS2 (I even created a 1980-2005 National League "Champions League" mod for the PS2 that I still play regularly with the '84 Cubs and '86 Mets), I recently purchased the original MVP Baseball 2005 PC version on Ebay, and have spent the last few weeks downloading many of the awesome TC seasons, uniforms, and stadiums on this site to my Dell PC tower. Here's my question......................I've elected to play TC 1969 first with the Chicago Cubs, and when I got on my first road trip I noticed that within the 1969 TC mod, the Cubs' road jersey is their 1964 version, with red surrounding the "CHICAGO" in bold blue lettering across the front. The 1969 Cubs actually wore a road jersey much more similar/identical to the 1971 TC mod jersey (Solid Blue CHICAGO, no red surrounding the blue on the gray road jersey front), and I was very much hoping there was a way I could switch out the 1964 jersey for the 1971 jersey. I have all the files (thanks to you!), and is there a simple way to switch them out? The 1969 Cubs home jersey is absolutely fine, as the Cubs wore a home jersey throughout the 1960s and early 1970s that changed very little. On the road jersey, I can see how this tiny, simple error was made, as the Cubs wore the gray jerseys with the red surrounding the CHICAGO throughout the early 1960s (absolutely correct on the 1961, 1964 and 1967 TC mods) up through 1968 (that year they also had an Illinois logo patch on the arm, as seen below). But in 1969, they began wearing the road jerseys that you see on TC 1971, without the red surrounding "CHICAGO." Once again, I wanted to thank everyone here for their incredible hard work, which I can can appreciate from the months spent on the NL Champions League PS2 mod, and I hope this message isn't taken as criticism. I'm a die-hard old-school Cubs fan and I just happened to notice that the 1969 TC jersey wasn't exactly right. Any help switching that road jersey to the 1971 TC mod version would be greatly appreciated!
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