Chris reacted to EZstepper in How I started.. Playing Sports Sims
As far as sports games go, I used to keep my own set of stats from the original Tecmo Bowl but it was Tecmo Super Bowl that is the greatest game for me. My first text based manager game was CM. Even though I wasn't a soccer fan, I loved that game.
Chris reacted to [email protected] in How I started.. Playing Sports Sims
My first game was a simple baseball game back around 1980 when i was 10 years old. I remember it was called "Baseball Manager", and all it was was a yellow magazine like booklet with some instructions, a couple of charts, and roster pages for some of the all time great baseball teams. Each player had like 4 ratings (batting, power, speed, defense I think) and you rolled 2 dice and looked up each result. Moved on to Avalon Hill and Strat-O-Matic from there.
Chris reacted to GM Games in [GM Games] It’s here! FirstAccess for DDS: Pro Football 2021 launches September 1st
A new season of NFL football is upon us and with that comes the FirstAccess of Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2021 (DDSPF21). GM Games plans to put out a thorough review this month from our own legend Grant Piper.
Let’s share with you some of the core elements of the game and what’s new in this years experience?
Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2021 combines a realistic and deep franchise mode with a beautiful interface to give you the football simulation experience you many have are looking for.
You Are In Control
Make trades, sign free agents, customize your gameplan and playbooks down to the finest details including creating your own plays and when it’s gameday you can call your own plays and watch the action unfold as the physics based game engine shows you the action in fun and exciting 2D gameplay. Don’t want to do it all? Hand over some of the responsibilities to the AI and only control what you want to.
Improved 2D Gameplay
Build Your Dynasty
Choose your favorite franchise and get ready to lead them to the promised land. Play season after season in this career based simulation. Every season brings new challenges with salary demands, drafting new players and player personalities. Marvel at the achievements in the historical archives so you can relive the excitement of past seasons. There’s nothing else that puts you in your own game universe like Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2021.
The draft is HERE!
What’s New in DDSPF21 ?
DDS:PF21 is totally rebuilt from the ground up on our new “Au” platform giving the user an incredibly beautiful and easy to navigate interface. Social types, multiple player traits, player mentoring options and player storylines give players a true life quality. You’ll feel like you’re managing real athletes – not just looking at numbers on a screen! New performance grades let you see quickly how players are performing and at what point in the season they are earning improvement bonuses in their ratings. Customization options have improved even more! Edit more details on coaches, hall of fame configuration options, multiple playoff options and new data export capabilities for you to analyze data your own way. The game engine has received multiple improvements as well. New play design options allow for motion and play action plays, revamped depth options allow for designation of third down backs, a total revamp of the penalty system to allow you control over accepting penalties in 2D play as well as AI improvements for penalties and 4th down logic. Use coupon code PF21FIRST at checkout and you will save 10% when you pre-order. This offer is only good during the pre-order stage so get your copy today!
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Chris reacted to Jackers41 in Toronto Blue Jays Season Sim with Minor League Focus | OOTP 21 Baseball | Jay Blue
I would definitely join if I had it
Chris reacted to randorandocat in DDSCB2020 vs. College Hoops 2K8
New here, and tbh, getting my second post up so I can download the mod and experience it w names/etc.
Not a huge college hoops fan generally, NBA/WNBA much better as far as style/substance, but lately I've been sucked into a dynasty Twitch stream on College Hoops 2K8, and have been infected with the need for Tournament glory with my long-suffering Nebrasketball Cornhuskers program. But! College Hoops 2K8 is fully $60 at least on ebay, and though I still really thought about it, wanted to check out the alternatives. I've heard really good things about this, excited to dive in!
Wandering if anyone else found their way here by a similar path, or any thoughts on this vs. that last, brightest version of the major-publisher console version of a college basketball game.
Chris reacted to R1zzo23 in DDSCB2020 vs. College Hoops 2K8
CH2k8 is my all time favorite sports game. I have 2 copies of it and for good reason. If one were to break, I have the other for backup. It’s crazy how expensive it is but you really can’t get it anywhere.
Since I don’t have time to play out games any more, sim engines are more my speed and this one is pretty damn good! Give it a chance and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Chris reacted to [email protected] in Toronto Blue Jays Season Sim with Minor League Focus | OOTP 21 Baseball | Jay Blue
Nice graphics for this post!
Chris reacted to bigc45157 in DDSCB20 | Cards' Journeyman Stream | Twitch General Manager Games
Just started following along - I absolutely love it!
Chris reacted to SecretAgentMan in Going for Gold- Development Thread
Hello all! I would like to share a little bit of what I have done this month working on Going for Gold.
Development Log 3: Creating Country Ratings from Real-World Results
I'm a few days late, but I wanted to get in my July update. I have been continuing to build databases, and in July, I finally finished all of the results for Winter Sports, so I wanted to share those here. Basically, I took each of the game's 65 countries, and inputted real-life records regarding medal total, qualifications (for both Winter Games and World Championships), and most recent yearly results for the winter sports season. Then, a coefficient value is calculated.
The coefficient is a decimal between 0 and 1. 1, a perfect score, is basically not possible in real life. It indicates a country that wins every possible medal in every possible situation, every time for the entire history of a sport. In reality, a coefficient above .9 reflects historical dominance in a sport, and I have only seen two examples thus far (Chinese table tennis and American basketball). A coefficient in the range of .7 usually indicates that the country is the best in their given sport at that time, while a coefficient of above .5 indicates that the country will be a consistent producer of medal winners. Coefficients around .15 indicate that the country is average, while a coefficient of 0 indicates that nobody from that country ever medals or even places at international events.
What I'd like to share today is the top-rated country, and the corresponding coefficient value, in each winter sport. These are based on real-world data, and should be a good indicator of future performance in real-world winter games as well.
Alpine Skiing (Speed) = Austria (.6705)
Alpine Skiing (Slalom) = Austria (.6850)
Biathlon = Germany (.6582)
Bobsleigh = Germany (.7502)
Cross-Country Skiing (Distance) = Norway (.7204)
Cross-Country Skiing (Sprint) = Norway (.7653)
Curling = Canada (.7711)
Figure Skating = Russia (.6491)
Freestyle Skiing (Moguls) = Canada (.6809)
Freestyle Skiing (Aerials) = China (.6908)
Freestyle Skiing (Skicross) = Canada (.6930)
Freestyle Skiing (General) = USA (.7217)
Ice Hockey = Canada (.8302)
Luge = Germany (.8201)
Nordic Combined = Germany (.6578)
Short Track Speed Skating = South Korea (.7165)
Skeleton = Germany (.5088)
Ski Jumping = Germany (.5899)
Freestyle Snowboarding = USA (.7185)
Snowboardcross = France (.5795)
Alpine Snowboarding = Austria (.6414)
Speed Skating (Sprint ) = Netherlands (.6602)
Speed Skating (Distance) = Netherlands (.7403)
These coefficients will eventually be used to give each team a numerical rating number between 20 and 99, with 99 being the highest possible value. No one seen here would receive a 99, as that will be reserved for the aforementioned outliers (Chinese table tennis/USA basketball/etc.) . If you're curious about how a particular country does in a particular sport, just let me know, or if you'd like to see the whole table, I would be happy to share.
Chris reacted to R1zzo23 in CSFL Online League [DDS:PF20]
The CSFL College League is close to finishing up the 2012 season and looking to find more ADs that are motivated to compete! PM me on the forums here or email me at [email protected] to join the league! Here's a list of the current teams that are taken. Any team not on this list is available for you to take over immediately!
Arizona - JayTheGreat
Auburn - MattP598
BYU - Regan_Cowboys
Clemson - ouwr83
Colorado - UnnamedSource
Florida - NOppenheimer
FSU - drumr
Georgia - VinCal
Illinois - J2x
Indiana - cascook
Iowa - Rouse
Kansas - Phatman
LSU - Salvo
Memphis - darrellet86
Miami (FL) - J2x
Minnesota - Axemjax
Notre Dame - WarDaddy
Ohio State - darrellet86
Oklahoma - Soonerfan09
Penn State - pbot
Texas - Rizzo
Texas A&M - Justin_Zima
UConn - Regan_Cowboys
Utah - jedpearson
Virginia - mg00091