Chris reacted to GeorgeNeami in A Decade of the Silver and Black fbpro98
As a fan of sports management simulation games, I have always been fascinated by the challenge of rebuilding struggling franchises and turning them into dynasties. Whether it's taking over a struggling hockey team in Ultimate Hockey GM or reviving a football franchise in CT Football Manager, the thrill of turning a team's fortunes around is truly rewarding.
Chris got a reaction from Help_GW_PC/InternetSportsA in How I started.. Playing Sports Sims
Let me start..
I thought this would be an interesting thread to start here at GM Games. I am really curious to know about how you found out about playing these types of games. We've had several blog entries from our feature contributors telling us their story about how they got started playing sim sports.
I don't consider myself someone with a great memory lol but here is how I think it all got started and how it evolved. For a long time I have always been fascinated with the statistics in sports. Being a fan, playing sports my whole life, I was always interested in box scores. My grandparents would always have a daily paper and I would grab the sports section and be really interested in reading the box scores that tell a little bit of a story of how the game went. From then on I knew stats and sports, athlete performance had a lasting effect on me.
But it evolved further to wondering why teams won, why teams lost, and understand the aspects of a manager or franchise.
I think it all started on NES. I owned a copy of Baseball Simulator and my friends in the neighbourhood and I just played the crap out of Baseball Stars. I think my mom at one point had a 40 dollar late charge with Blockbuster on a copy of Baseball Stars being a few weeks late. Man did I ever love that game from the team building perspective, money, salary caps etc.
Later on Baseball Simulator was pretty fun, but I think I ended up playing Baseball Simulator 1.000 on SNES more, minus the dumbass magic part of that game lol.
Baseball was my sport growing up but I loved all sports and my background being Lithuanian, I have been bred to love Basketball. Along the journey at blockbuster I rented my first copy of Tecmo Super Bowl. I would play out full seasons with my friend during sleepovers and we would almost get a whole season done from early afternoon till about 3-4 am. Losing in the playoffs with eyes barely open was an empty feeling when it was all over, lol! But was simulating it ever fun as well. Stats were realistic, player personnel moves had significance etc. Loved this game.
I found some joy in basketball from copies of NCAA Basketball (which didn't simulate well but played well), and played a lot of Tecmo Super NBA Basketball. Tons of fun and loved my mid-range jumpers from the elbows (which normally was a low percentage shot) but loved seeing Michael Jordan hitting those while growing up.
From a hockey perspective my first simulation game was Wayne Gretzky Hockey, which I believe was way ahead of its time. As time progressed Baseball Mogul showed up on the scene. It instantly was a hit to me, it took what I wanted these games to become to the level where it made me feel wrapped up in this world. I helped run a league named BMIL that lasted for years until we switched to OOTP .. I have been a user on the OOTP forums since 2002 and I have an interesting private message with Markus from 2002 that makes me smile to this day.
As the modern games came out I pretty much played about everything. Countless hours of Championship Manager (CM) even though I wasn't a huge European Football / Soccer fan but the game was just THAT good. Eastside Hockey Manager was developing and the games got more sophisticated.
I still firmly believe this genre made some of the most addictive games ever made. If you really believe and are intrigued with a great simulator algorithm and AI world, these games will keep you playing through all hours of the night. "Just sim one more day"..
Hey, share with us your story. I would love to hear it personally. I helped create this site so these games, the developers get the attention they deserve, but also, we get a chance to mold the games with the dev's in our desired fantasy world's.
What's your story??
Chris reacted to SecretAgentMan in What if College Football had promotion and relegation? (A BBCF Dynasty)
Part 1: BREAKING NEWS- NCAA leadership replaced in "coup" attempt
"The NCAA is dead! Long live NCAA 2.0! The NCAA is dead! Long live NCAA 2.0"
In a bizarre scene far beyond the imaginations of most sports college fans, it was announced on the steps of NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis this morning that a coup had occurred in the ranks of college athletics leadership. The prior president has apparently been deposed and forced from his position, and a low-level NCAA employee named J.J. Moore had ascended to the presidency. Moore and his acolytes apparently waited until most of the NCAA leadership was out of the building at the national championship game and just....took over operations. While details are scant, the takeover was apparently so comprehensive that the current NCAA administration has already admitted defeat, and been taken in exile to a secret location.
Throngs of college football fans welcomed the news, and a spontaneous crowd descended upon Indy and gathered at the entrance to the administration building for the NCAA.
Little is known about Moore at this point, other than that he is a midwestern football fan who had apparently been working for some time to infiltrate NCAA offices. He apparenly has full support of a strong majority of NCAA employees and is expected to put out a statement in the near future explaining his vision for the new NCAA, which is being termed "NCAA2" by the throngs of fans gathering outside.
Many collegiate coaches and athletic directors were taken aback by the news, and none were immediately available for comment due to the unusual nature of the situation. Many were furiously working to reach contacts at NCAA offices, but outside communication from the NCAA appears to have been temporarily disabled.
When reached for comment, a spokesman for the U.S.Congress simply snorted and stated "Nope, the NCAA is on its own this time. They've head more than enough time to figure this one out" before walking away with a smile on his face. The FBI and local law enforcement groups are also declining comment.
More details on this story are expected to emerge in the coming days.
*Standard disclaimer* This is CLEARLY a work of fiction. The stories you are reading are being crafted using the seminal college football sim Bowl Bound College Football and the overactive imagination of one midwestern college football fan. Any resemblance to real-life events is purely coincidental. Any depictions of forceful restructuring of the NCAA should not be used as a guide for actual real-world actions. Because, let's face it, the real world of college football is going to continue to do anything it can to money-grab while it transforms into a very different version of what it once was, and there's nothing you or any of us can do about it. And let's face it, we're still probably going to watch anyway.
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Chris reacted to coda1324 in On Paper Sports Football '24
I am a huge "manager" game enthusiast and have been spending a lot of my free time recently working on this football GM mobile game called "On Paper Sports Football '24", its a football gm/manager game. You're trying to build your team from the ground up via free agency, trades, the draft, hiring coaches, researching new plays, training players etc. You can simulate a near infinite number of seasons & each play of every game is actually simulated out in the engine.
I am trying to find the sweet spot between super in depth-simulator but also somewhat casual & easy to pick up and play
Wanted to share it here to see if anyone was interested & also see if I can get some feedback to gauge what I should add/improve. I have a lot of stuff I want to add so hopefully getting some feedback will help me figure out the priorities.
The game is available now on iOS & Android
Here are some links if you interested in checking it out:
Google Play Store:
Chris reacted to OtisSmall in I cannot take this site seriously
I'm sure many of the people on here are like me. There's old games that I love and they're here. That means many of the people rating the games have most likely played them before. The fact that they have fond memories of them are going to skew the ratings.
Chris reacted to Mr. Scot in Sierra Football Pro Games
My friends and I used to get together to play Sierra's Football Pro games (miss those friends, honestly).
I still like playing them but I'm also wondering if there are similar games that are more, for lack of a better term, modern.
Granted, everything these days is Madden type stuff but what about Sim type games?
Chris reacted to drummerJ99 in I cannot take this site seriously
To be fair, most those aren't reviews. Those are user ratings scores. It's much easier to just click a rating then to actually put that rating into words. I'd guess that skews the ratings higher. Most games don't appear to have reviews on this site. But the site is nice for documenting what all games are out there. Then I normally go to Steam|YouTube|MetaCritic and google to see reviews for the game. I prefer to find sites with more then just one persons thoughts on the game.
Chris reacted to psucolonel in I cannot take this site seriously
I think it is great this site exists for the genre of GM/management style sports games, but until the reviews get to be serious I can't take this site seriously. Almost every score is a 9 or better and it is impossible to sort through which games are actually better than others. The reviews need to be honest and objective, and they are NOT. Until they are, I just can't take any of the published reviews here seriously.
Chris reacted to drummerJ99 in Rebirth of the Kentucky Colonels | DDS:PB24
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The Kentucky Colonels started their expansion season by hosting the Toronto Raptors inside the KFC Yum! Center. The Colonels made it halfway close after heading into the half trailing by 24 points, 64-40 but still picked up the 110-99 loss.
The first quarter was all Toronto as the Raptors jumped out to a 31-15 lead. The Colonels shot just 4-of-20 from the field. Power forward Hunter Tyson was a perfect 5-of-5 shooting. 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc. On the other end of that, Monte Morris went 0-for-5.
Tyson ended the first half with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. For Toronto small forwards Scottie Barnes and Jalen McDaniels led the way with 13 points. Barnes on 5-of-10 shooting and McDaniels 6-of-8 shooting.
Kentucky cut the lead to to 17 at the end of the third quarter before finishing with the 11-point loss. Center Jakob Poeltl led the Raptors with 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and 1-of-3 from the free throw line while grabbing 11 rebounds. Barnes finished the game with 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting while going 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Fred VanVleet, who scored only six points in the first half, finished the game with 16 points while having a perfect night shooting. VanVleet went 5-of-5 from the field, 2-of-2 from the free throw line, and 4-of-4 from beyond the arc.
Hunter Tyson led the way for Kentucky with 14 points in the second half to finish with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting and 8-of-16 from beyond the arc. Shooting guard Christian Braun scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting while going 2-of-6 from beyond the arc and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. Braun also grabbed 10 rebounds with two assists.
16,125 fans were in attendance tonight inside KFC Yum! Center to see the Kentucky Colonels pick up their first win in franchise history, as they hold on for the 4-point 102-97 win. Kentucky led by just two at the half.
Shooting guard Peyton Watson led the Colonels in the first half, scoring 14 points, going 6-of-11 from the field, while also grabbing six rebounds. Shooting guard Christian Braun added eight points on 3-of-11 shooting with four rebounds.
Point guard Devin Booker and power forward Robert Covington both scored 12 points to led the Suns. Booker on 2-of-10 shooting while connecting on seven of his eight free throw attempts. Booker finished the game with 34 points, double more than anyone one else on the Suns. Booker went 11-of-26 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line while dishing out five assists with 11 rebounds. Kevin Durant scored 15 points with eight rebounds and four assists. Robert Covington scored 12 points off the bench. Shooting 4-of-11 from the field and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc.
For the Colonels, every starter would finish the game in double-digit points. Braun led the way with 19 points on 8-of-21 shooting while going 3-of-10 from beyond the arc. Braun also grabbed eight rebounds with two steals. Center Day’Ron Sharpe scored 15 points with 12 rebounds, while also dishing out five assists. Sharpe went 7-of-16 from the field and 1-of-2 from the free throw line. Watson added only one point off the bench in the second half to finish with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting and 2-of-6 from beyond the arc. Watson also grabbed seven rebounds with two assists and two steals.
It wasn’t all good for Kentucky, as the Colonels lost PG Payton Pritchard with a sore back and PF Trayce Jackson-Davis with a sprained toe. Pritchard is expected to miss six days, and Jackson-Davis is expected to miss 10 days.
Defense was optional Friday night inside the KFC Yum! Center as both the Washington Wizards and Kentucky Colonels light up the scoreboard. The Colonels were able to outlast the Wizards 142-131 to pick up the 11-point win.
The teams combined for 152 points in the opening half, as the Colonels took a six-point 79-73 lead into the locker room. Point guard Monte Morris and small forward Luguentz Dort both scored 16 points in the half. Dort went 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc with three assists and three steals. Morris went 7-of-10 and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc while dishing out nine assists.
For the Wizards, shooting guard Jordan Poole scored 21 points, going 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc while shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Center Christian Wood scored 17 points with five rebounds. Wood shot 8-of-11 from the field and made his only three-point attempt. Small forward Bilal Coulibaly was held scoreless in the first half.
The Wizards had seven turnovers in the first half, compared to just two for Kentucky. Washington shot better from the field 62% compared to 57% for Kentucky. Kentucky added two points to their lead by the time the third period ended, 114-106 before finishing with the 11-point win.
Three starters for Kentucky finished with 25 or more points. Power forward Hunter Tyson led the way matching his season high of opening night, scoring 28 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Tyson also went 6-of-10 from beyond the arc and 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Luguentz Dort finished with a season-high of 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting while going 7-of-8 from the free throw line, with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Monte Morris had his best game of the young season, scoring 22 points with 16 assists. Morris went 8-of-17 from the field while going 4-of-5 from the free throw line.
Shooting guard Jordan Poole was all over the court tonight the Wizards. Poole scored 46 points with nine rebounds and eight assists. Poole went 15-of-22 from the field, 10-of-16 from beyond the arc and a perfect 6-of-6 from there free throw line. Center Christian Wood scored 27 points with eight rebounds. Brandon Clarke rounded out the top scorers for Washington, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds and four assists.
The Kentucky Colonels close out the opening week of the 2024-25 NBA Season by hosting the winless Miami Heat. The Heat opened the season losing 124-116 to the Lakers before losing 124-125 to the Magic.
The Colonels headed into the locker room with a six-point 53-47 lead. Small forward Luguentz Dort led the way with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting while going perfect 3-for-3 from the free throw line. Dort also grabbed four rebounds in the first half. Christian Braun and Hunter Tyson added eight points each. Braun also grabbed six rebounds.
Offseason acquisition Russell Westbrook, led the Miami Heat with 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting while going 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. Westbrook also had four rebounds. Center Drew Eubanks added eight points and shooting guard Duncan Robinson added seven. Robinson went a perfect 3-of-3 from the field and made the only three point he attempted.
The Colonels shot worse in the second half to end the game shooting 40% from the field and 20% from beyond the arc, compared to 46% and 32% respectively for the Heat. The Heat made it close and drew within three points with three minutes remaining but the Colonels were able to hold on for the 107-100 win.
Tyson & Braun both ended the game with 19 points each for Kentucky. Tyson also grabbed two rebounds while shooting 7-of-20 from the field. Braun went 9-of-21 from the field and just 1-of-7 from beyond the arc while also grabbing 12 rebounds. Day’Ron Sharpe and Monte Morris both scored 15 points. Sharpe grabbed 15 rebounds while Morris had five assists.
After not scoring a single point in the first half, Bam Adebayo scored 20 points in the second half to lead the Miami Heat, while grabbing six rebounds. Adebayo went 5-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line. Russell Westbrook ended the game with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Jaime Jaquez Jr. & Tyler Herro added 12 points each. Herro also grabbed nine rebounds with eight assists.
Chris reacted to arnihold in GM Games | Subscribe to the best sport manager games on YouTube
Thanks for the update, and I'm still excited to explore your content.
Chris reacted to Jaystar2022 in How I started.. Playing Sports Sims
I started playing GM games in the mid to late eighties. I got my first computer at nine which was a Spectrum +3. With it came a floppy disk with a game called Soccer Boss.
You took charge of a club in either Division 2, 3 or 4 and had to win promotion to Division 1 (Now the premier league). Me and best best friend spent hours on this game unable to win promotion to the top division, no matter what we did we always seemed to start the season really well and then loss a lot of game at the end to miss out on promotion. Then by some grace of god I managed to finish 3rd in the league and was promoted. The next two seasons we won Division 1 as easy as pie and won two FA Cups...Great times and it started me down the road of manager games.
Chris reacted to CyrusPalmer in Mac running Windows games
Hey there! I feel you – playing games across different platforms can be a bit tricky sometimes. It's awesome that you found a way to run Windows games on your Mac. I did something similar a while back, and it's been a game-changer (literally!). By the way, have you considered getting a cheap Windows key? It's a great way to make sure you're all set up properly without breaking the bank.
Chris reacted to l8fx in Who do you think is going to win the NBA Championship?
You about to be right
Chris reacted to AEN007 in All-American College Football '95
Greetings (again), Earthlings 🗺
I recently acquired All-American CollegeFootball '95 (old DOS game)
~ which came with numerous/various years for each/every Team ... (≈90 teams)
A half a dozen AACF95 teams came with generic names/colors etc
The stats seem to be correct stats for the teams "they are supposed to be" ...
So, I now just wanna figure out how to edit/change the team colors/logos ...
I am (now/atm) in need of some "Tech-Help" ...
What I "need"/want is someone to help me with some "Hex-Editing" ... (of the "compiled" files) ...
I have (so far) "figured out" (implementing a Search&Replace with NotePad++)
how to "hex edit" some team details, however, not (yet?) Team colors/logos ...
ANY "techie" Hex-Edit "geeks" "out there" !?
I would be willing to "negotiate$" how to "make it worth your while" ~
just help me "figure out" how to go about editing/changing the (compiled) Team Colors/Logos; then I'll "do IT" ...
Seems to me that the Team Stats/Data (90 teams @ ≈5 years for each Team) could/would be valuable ...
for use with NCAA sims !
HELP, please !!!
Chris reacted to KansasCityShawn in How I started.. Playing Sports Sims
The end of December 2022 is when I took a chance on the genre for the first time. Frustrated with the state of the video game industry, I was looking for something new to play during the Steam winter sale. I noticed OOTP 23 was $10 and bought it. 160 hours later I didn't regret my decision. I started looking for other games in the genre. I wanted to try games in every sport I could find. My new obsession right now is DDS:CB 2023 which I've already put 175 hours into.
Other games I own and plan on playing in the future
OOTP 24 - Looking forward to the updated features
DDS: PB 2023 - Want to build a combined universe between CB & PB
Eastside Hockey Manager - picked up for $2. Even though it's older wanted to see what it offered.
Motorsport Manager - Got it on sale and interested in the idea of running a race team.
Football Manager 2023 - Not a fan of the sport but still wanted to see what it offered.
FHM9 - Liked OOTP, figured I would give it a shot.