Good to hear!!!
Great to hear.. always use your roster set each year when the new version of BBM comes out.
Dropping in with an update.
I've finished editing all the players, save 2. There were issues loading the YBY stats of Michael Stutes and Jerome Williams. I'm currently working with Clay to try and correct these bugs, and will then edit their ratings as well. That will complete the editing of all the players.
All that's left is to input park factors based off the last 3 years, do a once-over of all the game settings, and then run tests and calculate accurate Simulation Settings.
And lastly, I need to make sure to add any players that have been added to a 40 man roster that aren't in the roster set yet, as well as update injury lengths. This will be done the day before release, and I will update again once Opening Day occurs for all teams.
We're on track for the roster set to be released with Mogul on April 3rd.
Excellent!!! I'm really glad they'll be available at the game release!!!
So, ran my first sim, as I always do to test the simulation settings. Generally, I have to mess around with them a lot to get the numbers to be in line with real life across the board, but I must say, if the first sim is any indication, the engine is A++++.
I still need to make some tweaks with the sim settings (for example, stolen bases are high), but overall, it's the best test I've ever had in my six or so years of doing this.
Just to whet your appetite, here is how the playoff picture shook out:
Red Sox, Tigers, Angels (111 wins!)
Phillies, Cardinals, Dodgers
On a related noted, I'll have action/portrait photo sets (the portraits made from high-res pics) for HoustonGM's rosters in about a week.
--- Chris J. Nelson ---
Chris J. Nelson's 2014 High-Res Portrait Set (updated May 20, 2013)
Chris J. Nelson's 2014 High-Res Action Photo Set (released May 20, 2013)
Chris J. Nelson's 2014 COMPLETE Past and Present Logo Set (updated May 20, 2013)
Houston, any word on when the rosters'll be good to go? I don't see any point in buying the game til they're ready.
I will, of course, be updating the rosters through Opening Day and will be posted updated versions here (as well as sending them to Clay for future patches).
First update is posted. Very minor changes from the set that is included with the game. Most notably, these begin on March 27th instead of March 1st and have simulation settings set to produce the most accurate results.
As for stats, use Fangraphs/Baseball-Reference. If they have projections (available on Fangraphs) base the stats off one of those. Otherwise what I do is put in their last year's stats and then use the +/- button to lower their overall to where it should be.