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Old 08-01-2017, 10:59 AM   #1
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OOTP15 QS brought forward to OOTP18 (available here)

I occasionally see someone's post regarding the process for importing a previous quickstart game into the current version. So, rather than making anyone interested in doing that download all the previous demo versions and then have to sit there and import the game through numerous versions to have something playable, I've taken the liberty of bringing forward the OOTP 15 QS (2014 roster set) to OOTP 18. It should be available here:


Now, before the one or two people interested in this get too excited, I feel obligated to say that there's been a bit of editing done to it. For starters, everyone who was drafted and signed in 2014 is now included within the draft pool, and to ensure that those players end up on the right team (for anyone who wants to go that route), I've included a draft.csv file to move to the import/export folder after your game is created. I don't have the complete draft pools included for 2015-2017 (yet), but the 2016 draft has a few hundred more players available than the official version did (many are in the 2015 draft pool because they were 21-years old and draftable in 2015), and many of the unsigned HS draftees from 2014 have been moved to the 2017 draft. Regarding any current ratings edits I made to players in the draft pool, I wasn't too concerned with being super accurate. To elaborate, if a player drafted out of college hit about .230 at A- in real life 2014, and then hit .279 at regular A in 2015, I was more concerned about his current ratings in the editor passing the "eyeball test" with numbers that would allow him to succeed in 2015 and beyond more so than in 2014. (I see that sort of thing happen in this game all the time. Someone who should do better at a certain level doesn't, but he'll do better after being promoted. It is what it is.) And to elaborate even further, I'm under the impression that the L/R splits in the 2017 QS are actually based upon reality, so I tried to incorporate many of those splits into my edits.

As for players already in the league, I didn't mess around too much with current ratings. Those I did change are more likely handcopied directly from the 2017 Quickstart when I could make the argument that they would serve better the years from 2014-2017 than the original ratings did. I did, however, update a few potential ratings for a number of players who were non-prospects back in 2014 in order to give them the boost necessary to make it to the show. And if you're interested in playing as STL, KC, CHC, CLE, or LAD, it's likely that numerous players have both current and potential ratings edited.

Finally, I realize that at some point the OOTP Devs will one-up me and give us a historical part of the game that's as ready to plug and play as are the modern quickstarts (hopefully next year). In the meantime, something like this could give a couple people a reason to continue playing a few months from now when the real baseball season is in the process of winding down. If you're bored enough to try it, I hope you get a few days of fun out of it. Thank you.

P.S. A few miscellaneous notes:
1) You should disable development for draft-eligible players until immediately after the 2017 draft.
2) I've been working with AI transactions disabled in order to avoid player movement upon loading up the game file. Remember to re-enable AI transactions before starting.
3) A few players are listed as draftable in 2014 although they were drafted and signed during 2013. In order to save a bit of time, rather than re-creating them and messing around with importing stat files, they have been included within the 39th and 40th round of the draft.csv file along with a few undrafted FAs who appeared to be eligible for one more season of amateur ball yet signed with a pro team post-draft.
4) If there's any genuine interest in my continuing to work on this, maybe I'll upload an updated version at some point.
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Really looking forward to trying this! I had OOTP 16 and OOTP 17 QS but nothing before. Thanks so much for your work on this.
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:39 AM   #3
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Updated version

I've gone ahead and updated a few more ratings in the 2014 MLB roster set, along with a few Cuban players, plus tried to flesh out the 2015 draft class a bit more. If a player taken within the first 20 rounds of the 2015 draft still exists in some iteration of this year's version, he's probably included in the game now. The same can be said of all the HS players drafted after the 20th round.

Just a reminder...
Many of the ratings are based on those that the OOTP Roster Team has given over the last few years, in many cases directly lifted - ALL credit given to the members the official roster team. Even with numbers not directly lifted, the potentials are likely to match those of the current version with a few exceptions. Whatever changes I've made are usually done in accordance with how they seem to be done by the official team (reverse engineered using increments of 5-10 from one year to the next and so on until the expected stats look right within the player editor). And, for higher-round picks, I've tried to make exceptions for certain players to not lower their potentials too much when doing so would probably make them less likely to be considered a prospect. For example, if a potential draftee would have his "avoid K" rating dropped by 40 points, I probably cut it down by 20 points. I don't see the need to cut it all just because some high schooler hasn't figured it out yet after two years in the rookie leagues. If it's going to be cut further, let the TCR do it. This is alternate history, after all.

Also, I'm not sure if I messed it up before the original upload, but I noticed yesterday that I messed up the triple ratio of one player. If anyone notices anything weird, like certain players like Aledmys Diaz hitting more than 20 triples in a season, post it so it can be fixed. I definitely forgot to include player histories earlier. They're included now. Enjoy.

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Yes I have once a Year on but did some changes and wanted to save it. Another problem is like in 2014 Offseason like Hosmer,Gordon,Jackey Bradley Jr. retired but some how like Matt Diaz,George Hendrick,Kent Hrbek show up on my team also happens to happen with another League in it one from this year like the Cain and so on Retired.

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Looks good but do get an Auto Save problem.
I've had the occasional autosave failure over the last few years, but I'm not sure how much of that was due to the fact that I was using an older computer during much of that time. I did a new sim this morning, and things worked fine. The only advice that I can give is to not automatically sim into the following calendar year. Instead, sim until December 31st, save your game (and make a backup if you're that kind of person), and then click simulate until the next day. Things should work fine.
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