The original Football Manager from 1982, I started playing it on my Commodore 64 around 1990. Then Championship Manager the original on my Amiga around 1992, played a few versions until they rebadged it Football Manager (different to the Commodore one) on PC.
Since then I've played EHM and FHM as a big hockey fan, OOTP Baseball which introduced me to the joys of baseball, Starters Orders and now DDSPB 21 I'm trying my hand at. There have been some Aussie Rules attempts but I'd love to see a really good AFL one someday.
Greetings! My name is SecretAgentMan, and every time the Summer Games or Winter Games comes around, I run a sim tied to that. Given that the 2020 Summer Games in Japan start next week....well, that means it's time! This year, I am jointly running it between both SimNation and GMGames. (In the past, I've just been at SimNation)
We will be using Going for Gold, a game that I am developing, as the method for simming this event. The game is still in what I would call an alpha state, though unlike in the past, I do have a functional career mode. There's also a Winter Games mode, which will be relevant in about 6 months, but for right now, we'll be using Summer Games mode.
The way Summer Games mode works is that you pick one of 65 countries, each of which have different strengths/weaknesses based as best we can on real-life historical results. A world will be populated with athletes to represent each of those countries (so, not the real athletes of the 2020 Summer Games). As the head of that country's national athletics committee, you get 200 training points that you can spread amongst your athletes (with a max of 10 per athlete per event) to give them a boost and help push them towards the medal stand. Then, as the 2020 Summer Games occur in real life, we will sim along-side them.
Deadline to join is Friday, July 23rd, the date of the Opening Ceremonies of the 2020 Summer Games. The alpha version of the program will start being sent out by e-mail early next week, and the sim will begin on Saturday, July 24th
How do you join? Please provide the following information:
Your forum handle OR a name you'd like to be called:
Your e-mail address:
1st Choice of Country (see below):
2nd Choice of Country (see below):
IF you have a particular connection to a country (such as being a citizen, having ancestors from that country, etc.), please also state that in your application. I will be assigning by first choice when possible, but accounting for personal connections when there is a conflict between multiple people wanting the same country. (Which may not always be obvious, since there are people from 2 different forums participating)
Please allow 48 hours for your application to be processed and decisions to be made about which country you'll be given
The 65 available countries are as follows:
How do you tell who will be good? Well, for some context, here are the Top 20 all-time medals lists, in real life, at the Summer Games.
No. Nation Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States (USA) 27 1022 795 705 2522
2 Soviet Union (URS) 10 395 319 296 1010
3 Great Britain (GBR) 28 263 295 293 851
4 China (CHN) 10 224 167 155 546
5 France (FRA) 28 212 241 263 716
6 Italy (ITA) 27 206 178 193 577
7 Germany (GER) 16 191 194 230 615
8 Hungary (HUN) 26 175 147 169 491
9 East Germany (GDR) 5 153 129 127 409
10 Russia (RUS) 6 148 125 153 426
11 Australia (AUS) 26 147 163 187 497
12 Sweden (SWE) 27 145 170 179 494
13 Japan (JPN) 22 142 136 161 439
14 Finland (FIN) 25 101 85 117 303
15 South Korea (KOR) 17 90 87 90 267
16 Romania (ROU) 21 89 95 122 306
17 Netherlands (NED) 26 85 92 108 285
18 Cuba (CUB) 20 78 68 80 226
19 Poland (POL) 21 68 84 132 284
20 Canada (CAN) 26 64 102 136 302
And here are the Top 10 medals results from the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil, and the 2012 Summer Games in England
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States (USA) 46 37 38 121
2 Great Britain (GBR) 27 23 17 67
3 China (CHN) 26 18 26 70
4 Russia (RUS) 19 17 20 56
5 Germany (GER) 17 10 15 42
6 Japan (JPN) 12 8 21 41
7 France (FRA) 10 18 14 42
8 South Korea (KOR) 9 3 9 21
9 Italy (ITA) 8 12 8 28
10 Australia (AUS) 8 11 10 29
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States (USA) 46 28 30 104
2 China (CHN) 38 31 22 91
3 Great Britain (GBR) 29 17 19 65
4 Russia (RUS) 20 20 28 68
5 South Korea (KOR) 13 9 8 30
6 Germany (GER) 11 20 13 44
7 France (FRA) 11 11 13 35
8 Australia (AUS) 8 15 12 35
9 Italy (ITA) 8 9 11 28
10 Hungary (HUN) 8 4 6 18
I really hope you consider joining me on this journey as we sim alongside one of the world's biggest sporting events!
Absolutely love this dynasty and after reading this I think I might need to put the breaks on trying to fix my Washington Wizards and instead see if I can bring my (complete lack of) talents to Charlotte and turn the team that was once referred to as "Pro Basketball's Crying Jordan" into an actual respectable organization.
Besides Pro Football 2021 and Pro Basketball 2021 my other favourites are Eastside Hockey Manager, the Out of the Park Baseball series, Fire Pro Wrestling, Total Extreme Wrestling, Front Office Football, Franchise Hockey Manager, Tennis Elbow Manager 2, Motor Sport Manager and my ALL time favourite, the Football Manager series (played every addition from 2013 - 2021)
I had to have spent legitimately like 400 hours on my first OOTP save, been hooked ever since. I like the creativity text sims allow you when it comes to editing and customizing teams. Console sports games don't have that luxury most of the time.
With OOTP GO being released this week, I figured I needed to make a dynasty on it. Think I'll keep up to date and have more fun with it then OOTP on desktop, as if I'm home I'm normally playing The Show and not OOTP. With my local AAA Indy Indians being triple A affiliate of the Pirates, decided to start a dynasty with Pittsburgh.
(PITTSBURGH, PA) --- With the change in weather, it's time for another season in the MLB. The Pirates who haven't made the playoffs since 2015 and has only made the playoffs 3 times since 1992, announced changes the hiring of a new GM. Fans haven't had much to cheer about for a long time in Pittsburgh, management is hoping that changes soon.
The Pirates will be lead by 24 year old Mitch Keller. Keller only played 5 games last season for the Pirates, going 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA. In 2019 he started 19 games in AAA Indianapolis, accumulating a 7-5 record with a 7-5 record.
The player to watch could be 21 year old Luis Oviedo. The question will be whether the young kid can make the leap straight to the majors, has not played higher then A ball before this season.
The fielders will be lead by 24 year old third baseman, Ke'Bryan Hayes. The outfield could be the weak link for the Pirates.
The Buccos start the season with 6 games vs the Chicago Cubs (3 away, 3 at home), with a 3 game series at the Cincinnati Reds in between the 6 Cubs games.
NBA Live 95 was one of my first sports games, beside a couple of classic (german) football/soccer management games, that are still fun to play (at times). For NBA Live 96 - that I asked to get for christmas - me and my brothers were searching our parent's house to find it prior to christmas eve. And we did - and we actually were playing the game a couple of times (secretly) and put it back, just to receive it back on christmas day.