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About dennisjames71

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  1. I wish I knew of a viable solution for your issues with trying to get these mods working. I know when Jim(Jim825) and I create these mods, they are based on pre-existing and working mods. The path to the 1930s Total Classic mods was: I used the 1946 as a base for TC 1941, I used TC 1941 to make TC 1934 and used TC 1934 to make TC 1939. I usually make the uniforms, update stadiums, and create the menu and loading screens as my contributions while Jim creates the rosters, portraits, and adjusts ratings accordingly. I really don't know why those mods would be crashing for you since Jim and I beta test the mods on different systems, platforms, and operating systems. When I work on material one team at a time, I will usually play a 3-5 inning of a game to test things as I go along. I know Jim extensively tests full season sims once rosters are done and without crashing. I know Jim and I did not create the Total Classics 1951 mod but over the last 6-7 years (on Win XP and Windows 7), I've literally played 2 different seasons with the Dodgers and Yankees and made it through each 1951 season without any crashes. The "a900_appcompat.txt" file error sounds suspicious so you might want to run extensive malware checks throughout your system . Also, make sure your video card drivers are up to date and that your video resolution is setup properly as well. For the past 4-5 years I have used the Nt Core 4GB patch applied to the mvp2005.EXE file and I literally get zero crashes with any of the dozens of MVP Baseball games and mods. I strongly recommend to give it a try to see if that doesn't allow you to play those mods without crashing. Make sure to backup your original MVP2005.EXE file. NT Core 4GB Patch
  2. Of course your mileage will vary; but I personally don't believe it's too late for you at all. I played all 4 years of high school but only started pitching in my Sophomore year. I threw with good velocity in my first year but I was much too wild and in my Junior year I focused on my control and developed 4 solid pitches. Much like you described, my command became more important to me than lights-out velocity. Fortunately, I was able to get my fastball up to ranges where recruiters noticed and did end up earning a scholarship to a Division II university here in Southern California and pitched for one season. I personally think it's more difficult to "level-up" with our pitch control if we have ridiculous velocity from the beginning (rather than the converse). I am glad that my coaches in high school pulled me aside and helped me build my control for the pitches I was developing at the time and helped teach me to "reach back" and add the velocity at times when i needed it rather than throw at super speeds 90% of the time. I'm also reading The MVP Machine too and I'm about a 1/3 into it and I'm enjoying it so far. I'm a big Ben Lindbergh fan and listen to his Effectively Wild podcast regularly. Best of luck to you if you do decide to give it a go with your college team.
  3. Hey Dennis,


    I wrote the following message to "BallFour" since I didn't see you on the site for awhile, "Hi,  Would you be able to replace the artificial turf in Dennis James' 1970's Three Rivers Stadium to dirt???  I just watched Game 4 of the 71 WS the other day on You Tube and 3 Rivers had a dirt infield and artificial turf in the outfield, unless the turf was artificial in the infield but between bases was dirt instead of like Riverfront where the bases just had dirt but the rest was turf."


    Would you be able to make those changes to your Three Rivers Stadium?  Here are some pics of what I sent him.  Would you have time to do a KC Municipal or a Senators' RFK, or adjust your current Veterans, etc., to be authentic for 1970-71?


    Thanks Man!





  4. You know what, I should have mentioned in my post that I did try the short season projector utility with TC 1915 to verify how it's supposed to work; but I successfully used it in Windows 7. I didn't get around to trying it with my WIN 10 laptop so the utility might not work with WIN 10 unfortunately. I ran into a similar problem with another TyWiggins utility (The Schedule Updater) where you can change the season year to the correct year (such 1979 if you are playing a season with TC 1979) and you can have the first game of the season starting on the correct day and date of that year. I do all of my modding and play all of my games on a WIN 7 system and that Schedule Updater utility never works for me. In the past; I've had to send my season file over to others and they were kind enough to change the day/date/year for me with their WIN XP machines. Unfortunately, I noticed a couple of different utilities that became incompatible with WIN 7 once I switched from XP about 8 years ago.
  5. Just in case your issue with the short season projector is not related to windows 10; you'll want to make sure to alt-tab out of your game around the end of August (in your dynasty/season) and run the utility. The end of August/early September is typically when your minor league affiliates' seasons are ending. Run the utility,alt-tab back into the game, save your season, quit, and then re-open the season/dynasty file and go to your schedule and you now should be able to advance through the month of September/early October and into the MLB-level playoffs.
  6. Yes, I had developed the TC 1915 mod and while testing it in it's beta stages; I was able to get to the playoffs and World Series with the Phillies and with the Braves after it's release. One thing to make sure of, is to use the MVP 2005 Short Season Projector utility in order to advance to the playoffs. It is recommended to use this utility for total classics mods that take place prior to 1961 and the 162 game schedule. Here is the ZIP of the tool plus instructions. -DENNIS mvp2005shortseasonprojector.zip
  7. Thanks for the reply Andy. Everything looks correct, I had imported your Marlins colorlist into my master colorlist and have also installed your uniforms and they are all the correct colors. It seems that old orange color shows up on that score overlay and as a background color behind the team logo at the "pick your team" screen. This is puzzling because you would think that this is an easy fix.
  8. My original question in this thread had been successfully solved; but I had a follow-up support question that is closely related, so I hope it's OK to place it here.... In regards to the Miami Marlins and my screenshot from above, I got the correct and updated Marlins logos showing up in the score overlay with the light blue background color behind them. That was/is working with an older roster I was using. Last night I loaded up a couple of the more recent 2K rosters and the Marlins background/theme color reverts back to orange. I did import the proper uniform colorlist from my older (working) roster set and saved it to the new rosters (with the Roster Editor); but they still have the orange background color instead of the blue. Again the only difference is the rosters; I'm using the same install of the game. I cannot remember but could someone point out where that color is changed? Thanks in advance, -DENNIS
  9. Awesome and thank you. I got to watch highlights of his final game this morning.
  10. Now those baseballs might make them forget about the ball signed by the Bambino.
  11. Please don’t let it be a closeup of Ham Porter doing his cannonball into the pool.
  12. Good lord, you are correct. I like how she's wearing a t-shirt of herself in the Sandlot movie, in that first photo. Lol!
  13. All of those are absolutely amazing Gordo. Just for that, I'm gifting you an autographed Wendy Peffercorn card. Seriously, thank you.
  14. Good to know. I'll make sure to install the 2.1 versions and apply the updated colorlist as well. Thanks for the update.
  15. Looks like I am good now. Thank you Andy. When you released your ver 2.0 uniforms; I somehow didn't copy over the new uniform_mim file (as you suggested) and I still had your previous version in the game. Thanks for everyone's input.
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