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  1. Hi everybody, We are now ready with the next biweekly release this time for version 0.7.1. The two main things implemented for this version are updates for recruiting and practice. For recruiting we h... View the full article
  2. If you haven’t been following along on our basketball sim dynasty you can get caught up on our Twitch channel. While you’re there don’t forget to follow us and turn on notifications so you know when we go live. Our latest installment of our Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 2020 dynasty saw us head into season three. Are you just catching up? We have been running a fictional dynasty on Twitch with streams every Tuesday night at 7:30PM EST. Sometimes we even sneak in the occasional extra stream here and there. That’s why notifications are important! High hopes… Armed with a new coaching staff and the third member of our big three (PF Jamar Thompson) as well as a couple of key free agent depth signings I had high hopes coming into the season. One thing I quickly realized is that things don’t always go according to plan in this basketball sim. The season started out incredibly slow with a sub .500 record for the first couple months. It was at that point I began to worry about the future. After all, our position as general manager was on rocky ground. I had completely ignored ownership’s mandate to spend less money. I also let the prior staff take the fall for the lack of playoff success in seasons one and two. With our aging star player Ernest Mouring in a contract year it appeared time to rebuild. Everyone has a run in them… Then out of nowhere an amazing hot streak in the month of January. Our Orlando Mystics were now in the playoff race. With days to go until the trade deadline and our Twitch stream viewers suggesting we blow it up a tough decision lay ahead. I did the only thing I could do. We forged ahead hoping for a miraculous finish and playoff run to save the season (and my job). Mouring, Overton and Thompson not only stepped up but led us to the sixth seed. It was the third straight playoff appearance for Orlando. The first round opponent was the resurgent Indiana Racers. Indiana quickly went from league doormat to serious contender thanks to a ton of cap space that scored the prize of the prior summer’s free agent class. In a lucky break for us he broke his elbow just prior to the playoffs so despite being the underdog we managed a 4-2 series victory and our hopes stayed alive. One down… Those hopes were short lived though as our next opponent, New York, was more than ready for us. New York’s desire to exact revenge started in free agency when they grossly overpaid our backup point guard Erik Okelley to be their new starter and they finished the job with a 4-1 stomping of us on their way to the championship. Unfortunately the day of reckoning was at hand for me after that. Ownership was not only upset with the season result but also for the fact that I had spent more than $30 million over their player budget for a second straight year. My chances were up. The walking papers served. It was a great run in Orlando but this basketball sim mirrors real life. Three straight playoff seasons didn’t outweigh the owner and his unrealistic demands. There are six other teams who let their general manager go this offseason as well and I’ve narrowed my hopes to two of the jobs. Philadelphia has the 2nd overall pick in the upcoming draft. It is always tempting to be able to draft a star and build around him. Phoenix is my other hope. They’re coming off making the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. The Beams have a star young power forward, a center I coveted in the draft two years prior and a ton of cap space. Will I be able to land one of those jobs? Tune in to our stream on Tuesday to see! The post A Bump In The Road On Our Basketball Sim Dynasty appeared first on Wolverine Studios. View the full article
  3. Our company recently celebrated our 14th anniversary and we held an online celebration! As part of the festivities we decided to try a new venue and started on Twitch. So what happened when basketball strategy game met live stream sharing? Well, in one word, fun! We had a great time interacting with our friends and customers as we showed off Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 2020! We started our first ever online dynasty. When we set out to make the best basketball sim game over a decade ago we had no idea one day we would be live streaming a dynasty. Setting up the simulation… We setup a fictional league to make use of our awesome in-game team names and logos and choose the Orlando Mystics as our team. The league was built to play in the game’s “local mode” meaning we would only control the decisions of the general manager and not any coaching decisions. We found ourselves with a solid big three and not much else in terms of depth. Our roster building skills would be put to the test and with a savvy mid-season trade we landed some key role players on our way to a 50+ win season. Unfortunately our season ended quickly as a long playoff run was not in the cards in year one. The dynasty continues… Since then we have continued on with the dynasty. In fact we went through the highs and lows of another 50+ win season with little playoff success. Now we are preparing for our third season. We had an excellent free agency and the team is looking strong. Our big three are back and we have a new coaching staff. Can we finally get to the finals? You have to tune in to see! How can you join in the fun? Currently we are streaming every Tuesday night at 7:30 PM EST and looking to add more streams along the way. Make sure you give us a follow on our Twitch account and enable notifications so that you don’t ever miss out when we go live. Being a part of our streams is a great way for you to interact with the game’s developer, see the game in action, toss in some ideas for future improvements and maybe pick up some strategy tips for the deepest and most accurate basketball strategy game available today for Win-PC. If you’ve been a regular at our streams we can’t wait to see you again and if you haven’t checked us out please do so. We look forward to sharing our basketball sim experiences with you! Do you have ideas on how to make the streams better? Drop a comment below. The post A New Frontier For Our Basketball Strategy Game appeared first on Wolverine Studios. View the full article
  4. Hello Everybody, This week's release is a little different than normal, because when looking at the surface then not much changes have been made. The main thing in version 0.7.0 is the changes for ho... View the full article
  5. The award-winning TEW franchise by Adam Ryland and Grey Dog Software returns with the eighth installment, Total Extreme Wrestling 2020. TEW2020 takes all the prime cuts from its very popular predecessors and adds well over 250 brand new features and changes to give the ultimate TEW experience. More user friendly than ever before, this is the perfect version for newcomers to the series to start off with. Total Extreme Wrestling 2020 Features TEW2020 takes all the best bits from the previous games in the series and adds well over 250 brand new features and changes. These includes fan-favorite additions like the ability to play as another company’s developmental league, on-the-fly booking, a brand new realistic finance system, enhanced “fast advance” mode, and the all-new attribute system which allows wrestlers to be given tremendous depth of character. In this version, Grey Dog Software has completely taken the game apart, rewritten the underlying architecture, and then put each feature back in one-by-one, revamping and upgrading as he went along. The end result is that while you’re still going to recognize the game as being part of the TEW series, it’s effectively a much sharper, quicker, more intuitive, better quality piece of work. Here are some features in the new version: New contract structure, ticket pricing process and merchandising plans. Attendance levels are now directly impacted by the star names on a show and a much more streamlined match booking approach. Playing as child companies. This mode works in the same way as running a normal company, except that the player must deal with several extra challenges in dealing with the parent company (development workers, call workers up, fire workers, and the parent blocking certain actions). TEW2020 is going to be at a 1366×768 resolution ,which means that it’s physically wider than previous games. Feature on-the-fly booking for the first time. This means that when you’re running a show you can “drop out” of the live event and back to the booking screen whenever you like. Each event can be given an intent; this tells the game how it is being promoted to the fans and what its aim is. The four levels are Normal (like prior versions), Lesser, Tour, and Throwaway. Attributes will be making their debut in 2020. Attributes are essentially tags that can be assigned to workers to give them specific quirks or abilities. Experience for each worker has been added. Experience affects a worker’s in-ring performance; the more experienced a worker is, the better he is able to cope with problems and mistakes when they happen. This also allows workers to mitigate poor booking. Comes with a detailed editor that allows you to alter any aspect of the game world. Edit existing worlds or create your own! New feature which turns a save game directly into a new database. It’s located in the Options menu (right above the existing button to make an MDB file). The resulting database then works like any other mod – you can edit it via the main editor, use it to launch new games, etc. Feel free to talk about this story on our reddit.. The post The wait is over. Total Extreme Wrestling 2020 TEW2020 has launched. appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  6. Last year we introduced Wolverine Day and the outpouring of community support and interaction we saw was the largest we ever had experienced in a single day in our community. To surpass that was an extremely high bar set for this year and we’re happy to say that bar was BLOWN AWAY! Wolverine Day 2 blew away our expectations and we thank you, our valued community members, more than words can express. Highlights of our day included… Meeting and surpassing the 1500 follower threshold on TwitterOur very first two ever Twitch streams (with more to come for sure)Three great giveaway contests on our social media outletsTwo grand prize gift boxes given out to customersLots of new friends and customers getting to experience new gamesSo many wonderful interactions : people sharing their favorite players from their own dynasties, excitement over DDS: Pro Football 2021 screens and many, many congratulations, kind words and memories from customers both new and ones that go all the way back to the beginning of the company.We cannot express enough how amazing it was not only to see the swarm of new members to our communities but also that there have been people supporting us and playing our games here at Wolverine Studios for nearly a decade and a half. It was a fantastic way to cap off our 14th year in business and we’re really going to have to blow it out next year to surpass this year’s party. We want to congratulate our winners of our giveaways. All winners have been contacted and congratulations to Marcus Lewis, Thomas Lawley and Chace Barber on winning our free game giveaways as well as Douglas Adams and Ernest Lewis who will be receiving the big prize packs with the Wolverine Studios swag! One final thank you to everyone who purchased a game, retweeted a tweet, shared a post and showed up to watch our Twitch streams. This company is what it is because of YOU. We hope to earn your continued support and we look forward to a fabulous fifteenth year with you! GG The post Wolverine Day 2 – A Smashing Success! appeared first on Wolverine Studios. View the full article
  7. Last year’s #WolverineDay was such a success we couldn’t wait to bring it back for this year so like every other sequel this one is bigger and (we hope) better than the last one! Wolverine Studios has been in business 14 years now and one thing we know for sure is that we would not have experienced the growth and success we have without YOU, our loyal friends, customers and community members. The basis of Wolverine Day was to not just celebrate our anniversary but to celebrate the entire community and we feel this year it is even more important to do that. With all of the social distancing going on we’re really looking forward to interacting with you today! There is a LOT going on today so let’s get down to it. The first thing is that we’re having a HUGE sale. Every game is $14 today only on site. If you are missing some games from your collection or have a friend who would like our games today is THE DAY to get them. All you have to do is go to our webstore and add them to the cart – no coupons, no restrictions. You get to save 60% off the normal price on everything we sell. Today isn’t just about selling games though – we’re looking to give back too so everyone who purchases a game on our site today will automatically be entered to win a fabulous Wolverine Studios swag box. Make any purchase on site and you’re in the random drawing to win a t-shirt, sports bottle and mouse pad. That’s not the end of the giveaways today. There will be posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for you to like, share, retweet, follow and all those social actions and we will be drawing random names to win free games. Make sure you are on all of our social outlets for your chances to win. We also want you to get social with us today in a number of ways. We want to see your favorite player from your Draft Day Sports season. Pull up the player card, take a screenshot and share it and tag us on our social media outlets – we can’t wait to share everyone’s favorite players! Don’t forget the #WolverineDay in your posts too! We’ve also got a few surprises cooked up for you today so be sure to be watching our social outlets all day long for those as well as for the giveaway posts and our sharing your favorite DDS players! Thank you again for all of your support in the past 14 years. This last year has been our best ever capped off with our mentions on Forbes, Sports Illustrated and ESPN! So to those brand new to our company or the grizzled vets who have been here since day one, a HUGE THANK YOU from all of us at Wolverine Studios for an amazing 14 years and here’s to an incredible 15th with all of you! p.s. here’s one more link to the webstore – see you on our social sites today! The post It’s back! #WolverineDay2 Celebrates Our 14th Anniversary appeared first on Wolverine Studios. View the full article
  8. Hello Everybody, First we would like to thanks Shawn for all the help with the testing for this release. He has found a lot of different bugs and issues, which all should be fixed now. This also means... View the full article
  9. Version 3.1

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    Sullivan's FPEdit v3.1 allows the user to edit players, create scouting reports, export all ratings via a data export utility , make global changes, import/export, and perform player trades. Editor in Full Screen Mode For those of you having trouble getting the play editor to work in full screen mode, I found a solution that is working for me, so far. Download the program called IntegerScaler, which is free, and run it. Set FBPro98 to run in windowed mode. After FBPro98 starts in windowed mode, hit alt-F11. Make sure FBPro98 is the active window. IntegerScaler will then switch it automatically to a simulated full screen mode, which is really just a scaled window. But the play editor works for me this way. Good luck. IntegerScaler can be found here: https://tanalin.com/en/projects/integer-scaler/ There is an OFFICIAL FB PRO 98 COMMUNITY on DISCORD here (#FBPro98): https://discordapp.com/invite/832cUXx
  10. Hello Everybody, This is not a regular biweekly release but a release made since we got some reports for a couple of issues in version 0.6.2. We have decided to give it a new version number, 0.6.3, bu... View the full article
  11. I am going to be testing out a second Wild Card team in some Auto Leagues with the intent of rolling this out to all leagues soon. The two teams will play a one-game wild card game, with the winner advancing to play the #1 seed in the typical four-team format. Tie breakers remain the same (head-to-head, or in the case of more than two teams being tied, Power Ranking is used). All teams will still get the three days off after the season ends, but now the division winners will get an extra two days (one for the wild card game and one extra day after the wild card game is played). The wild card winner will get one day off before the next round. I have been wanting to do this for a long time, but just haven't found the time. The increased traffic lately made me realize a few things: 1) It has become really hard for new players to compete against veterans on the site. The second wild card slot gives all teams a little something more to play for deeper into the season. 2) The team with the best record has never been given any sort of reward, but now they have the benefit of facing a non-rested team in the first round. 3) We know that lopsided divisions in Auto Leagues are fairly common. This will give teams that got hosed by division assignment a better shot at the tournament. If you're interested in following the results, the first league to experiment with this format is going to be League 503. View the full article
  12. Hello Everybody First of all a huge thank you to Chris over at gmgames.org for all the work he is doing for a game like this. Second of all we are happy to announce the release of version 0.6.2 where... View the full article
  13. Thirty-Two-Team Best-of-Seven Simulation Bracket to Begin on Monday; Simulations Powered by Out of the Park Baseball 21 – Available for PC & Mac; Rosters Include 185 Hall of Famers, 115 Most Valuable Players & 61 Cy Young Award Winners; Fans Can Visit MLB.com/dreambracket and Compete in DraftKings Pools Starting Today; Live Streams of Select Simulations Available on MLB.com, the MLB Network Twitch Channel & DraftKings Platforms [Press release has been produced by Major League Baseball] Major League Baseball, in conjunction with Out of the Park Baseball, today unveiled the MLB Dream Bracket presented by DraftKings, which will begin on Monday, April 20th. The MLB Dream Bracket is a 32-team best-of-seven simulation featuring all-time teams for each of the 30 current Major League franchises, as well as teams consisting of Negro Leagues Stars and 25 & Under Stars. Starting today, fans can use the DraftKings mobile app to register and compete in free-to-play pools based on the upcoming game simulations, which will be produced by Out of the Park Baseball. Game simulations will begin with eight round-of-32 matchups being played each day on Monday, April 20th and Tuesday, April 21st. Select game simulations, featuring various Game 6 and Game 7 matchups, will be available via livestream on MLB Network’s Twitch channel on Monday and Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. (ET) as well as within the DraftKings mobile app. MLB Network’s Scott Braun and Jon Morosi will provide play-by-play and analysis of the games, which will also stream across MLB Network’s social channels and MLB.com. The 26-man rosters for each of the teams, compiled by the MLB.com beat reporters, consist of 15 hitters and 11 pitchers. For the simulation, players are rated using the average of their three best seasons on a single team. Rosters were constructed with balanced depth to specifically compete in a simulated regulation game. The full rosters for each of the 32 competing teams, which include a combined 185 Hall of Famers, 115 Most Valuable Players, 61 Cy Young Award winners and 67 Rookie of the Year Award winners, can be viewed at www.mlb.com/news/mlb-dream-bracket-rosters. The 32-team bracket is split by league with teams seeded hierarchically based on World Series titles won; pennants won; Postseason appearances; and regular season winning percentage. The Negro Leagues Stars and 25 & Under Stars are No. 8 seeds in the American League and National League, respectively. For more information about the MLB Dream Bracket, please visit mlb.com/dreambracket. For more information about Out of the Park Baseball 21, please visit Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP 21). The post MLB and OOTP Baseball Unveil MLB Dream Bracket Presented by DraftKings appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  14. Hello Everybody We are now ready with the release of version 0.6.1 In this version the focus has been on optimizing the ingame stats, bug fixes and some minor updates. The optimization for the games h... View the full article
  15. It has been a while since I have blogged, but I have been wanting to comment on the recent pandemic and how it impacts this website. First off, a huge thanks to those of you who have reached out wanting to donate. Due to the crumbling economy, the ads that normally fund this website have been producing very poorly. So I want to truly thank those who have donated during this crazy time. I know that not everyone can afford to donate right now, but for those who have, I can only thank you by doing my best to keep this site going, and keeping it free. As many of you know, we’ve seen a surge of users due to the pandemic. In my twelve years running this website, I can’t remember a time when we had so many new people signing up every day. In addition, many people are creating new private leagues to fill the void of fantasy baseball. I encourage any new commissioners to reach out to veteran players and other commissioners on the boards or chat if you have questions. The Commissioner Tools are deep and complex, but it seems most of our new users are grasping it very well. Likewise, I encourage all the long-time vets of PC to check the boards a little more often and offer help to the new players. This may be the one rare time we have a large, thriving community of baseball fans on the site at once, so let’s enjoy it! Of course, I hope people who have found this site will come to love it like so many of you have and will come back to Pennant Chase once life returns to normal, but I am realistic about the fact that numbers will probably drop once MLB resumes games. We are adding a crazy amount of new auto leagues, so be prepared to have a glut of leagues (and thus the need to delete a bunch of them) once the craziness dies down. But hey, maybe this is the “new normal” and this crisis has opened everyone’s mind to how great baseball sim can be. We can dream, right? On a personal note, my life has been crazy since this started. Even though I am stuck at home like most of you, my day job has been highly demanding due to the pandemic, and I have a three-year-old stuck in the house as well. So I am doing my best to stay on top of it all. It’s exhausting, terrifying, and yet exhilarating all at the same time. The silver lining for me is having this chance to introduce so many new people to Pennant Chase. And I have not heard one negative comment, so I think the pandemic is also making all of us a little bit nicer to each other! Thank you for all the words of encouragement you’ve sent over the past few weeks. Most importantly, stay safe and stay healthy out there. Follow the rules. And of course, stay home and play more Pennant Chase!! View the full article
  16. This week GM Games was contacted by Dave Wilson, Senior Editor of ESPN. Our conversation talked about the history of sports sims, the differences between AAA sporting titles, his family and the current simulation replays of events lost. It was an honor to be considered for reference. For the organization, being at this since 2011, it is a milestone to receive the acknowledgement of the effort for sim sports lovers. It is with pleasure to share the article from ESPN for our users and hope more people find their way in to simulation sport gaming. “Sims are more about stats and strategy than they are about winning reflexes,” said Chris Valius, director of GMGames.org, which chronicles and reviews such games. “Sims tap into the curiosity of how teams are constructed and coached.” as per ESPN. Dave references and chronicles many of the sports simulation developers we have been including on our website for years. You will find these games under our categories either by sport or platform in our navigation menu. Unfortunately, it is an odd time for sports considering the loss of march madness, delay of major league baseball, and the postponed NBA and NHL playoff schedule. Let’s hope that we get the real thing back as soon as possible. For those indoors and are learning about these games, you will find a list of free games here to try. Please join the GM Games discord server and tell us about your favorite games or career stories. Signed, Chris, Director of GMGames.org The post ESPN story references General Manager (GM) Games appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  17. OOTP 21 features smart new guided experiences, an all new 3D Ballpark Construction Kit, reimagined scouting and drafting, all the new 2020 rosters, gameplay and roster rules, completely refreshed Perfect Team, and much more! We are proud to announce that Out of the Park Baseball 21 is officially available worldwide. The 21st version of the […] View the full article
  18. Hello Everybody, We are happy to announce the release of CT Football Manager version 0.6.0. The focus for this version has been on one thing only and that is optimizations for recruiting. We have impl... View the full article
  19. Normally, I review games from Wolverine Studios for GMGames. This year, I got a new job, which involved me taking over a second grade classroom for a teacher on maternity leave. In March. As you could expect, this cut into my time significantly, to the point that I could not write a preview for this year’s game. That was upsetting, but such is life. Then, well, everything that has happened since happened. And now, I have all sorts of time on my hands. The whole point of all of that is to tell you that this is my own impressions of Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 20. I believe it to be the best version yet, and the best college basketball made yet. Here’s why. It takes the same UI as Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 20. This is a huge upgrade over past games, as this design is clean, easy to navigate, and full of information. I do have some suggestions to make it even better (a screen I helped develop, the Insights screen, could make better use of the real estate to get even more stats there, I think…this is one screen where less graphics is more for the player). Overall, though, this is obviously a major win for the series. I sincerely hope the football series follows suit. This is where Wolverine Studios needed to go with its games for a long time; now that they are there, I hope they continue to build on what rivals Out of the Park and Football Manager as the best UI for a sports sim. The game *feels* like basketball. Okay, so it’s a sim. It has limitations. The 2D has limitations. Gary Gorski is one man; he has help here and there, but he is the one building this year after year. Once you set aside those slight limitations (and they are slight), the game is rich, fun, and engaging. Over the weekend, I took over Providence (as I live here now, I have switched off from UConn for a different challenge). I took a bit of time to get to know my team, but really, I learned through coaching them in games, something I find amazingly fun. From getting frustrated by Lucas Robinson committing two fouls in the first minute (I have since switched him out of the starting lineup for Robert Keown, who has been more dynamic at the 4), to figuring out how to navigate my lack of depth at the 3, to watching my freshman PG grow and outperform his current levels early on…the game is simply fun to watch play out. I lived with the highs (beating Florida State by 26, and beating a Boston College team that would upset #2 Xavier in their very next game), but also got really frustrated in watching Northeastern stumble their way into the Dunkin Donuts Center and have an answer for every run my team made, ultimately beating us by three. I coach basketball, and play in several leagues (all of which are shut down at the moment). This is the closest I have to the real thing for the next while. I do not have a game console (I keep going back and forth on whether or not to get a Switch), so NBA2K is not a thing for me. To be honest, those games are fun, but this is much more where I prefer to hang my hat. And DDSCB helps scratch the itch I have for a realistic basketball coaching experience. That, to me, is the biggest thing to take away from this game. Recruiting is easy to navigate. This is the other thing that makes the game. Recruiting is a massive part of the game, from it’s impact (it’s really half the game) to the sheer size of it (it is quite vast). It could be overwhelming. In the past, it has been. This year, I find it quite manageable and engaging. In your first season, you can skip past some things, including recruiting, and just get into the season. That may be smart for many; I went through the summer and all of the recruiting, and it can be a bit tedious at the start (as I wanted to get to games). But that slow build helped me better know the recruits I was going after. Having shortcut keys helped in a major way as well. Unfortunately, recruiting is something that can be a click-fest in any game, because, again, it’s bloody massive. I am happy that Wolverine has figured out a way through that. I hope it extends to DDS: College Football. Oh, and one bit of realism that is a nice and frustrating touch: Three of my four recruits have signed Letters of Intent. One has yet to do so; he is my highest-ranked recruit, and I am nervous he is going to bolt elsewhere. The sheer amount of data is fantastic. Again, this takes the lead from DDSPB. Having an understanding about which lineups are working, being able to see why they may not be working, and seeing how a player’s strengths can be maximized for your team (and weaknesses minimized) are huge benefits to a game like this. Remember, above all else, this is a strategy game. And Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 20 gives you as complete a set of information as one can find. For instance, I just learned that a lineup I had liked, while it has outscored opponents by two points, is a *terrible* lineup. The DRtg is 165.7. Holy swiss cheese D, Batman. The lineup’s Net is -56.8. And we’re somehow winning over that time. That defies logic, which makes me think we defy logic at the moment (there are other glimpses of lineup info that counteract that, but I do worry my start is not sustainable). The Selection Show. To be honest, I haven’t gotten there yet. (I’m only on my fourth game of the season). I am already looking forward to it. The draft in the DDSPB is one of the coolest, if not the single coolest, thing in a sports sim. The Selection Show, I believe, could surpass it. (Selection Sunday is my favorite day of the year, though I wish we had the old Day 1 of the NFL Draft back.) This is a big addition this year, and while I have seen screenshots, I cannot wait to see it play out. For those who may be unaware, I belong to an online pro and college basketball league (www.jblfl.com, cheap plug for it). We have a growing college basketball league there, and I host a Selection Show podcast for it, where we reveal the brackets. I hosted a Selection Show podcast for an old FBCB league hosted at SimNation. I think DDSCB’s Selection Show feature could be the one that takes this game to the next level…even with the other things I have already said. Learning about an entire national landscape is really hard, especially in a game where 350 schools exist. To have this feature, and be able to get snapshots of these teams that could become your rivals over a three-week period…that’s awesome, and above and beyond what I have seen from rivals in this genre. Look, for most of us, basketball is not a thing we can do right now. Rhode Island shut down all of the YMCAs, so for my basketball community, we are essentially shut down. The weather is not nice enough to get shots up outside. (And, to be honest, I am under the weather, and thus, not going outside anyway, so I don’t potentially get anyone else sick.) In terms of an actual college basketball game that can allow you to get immersed into a school and a program and ride the ups and downs of that experience, you will find no better choice than what Gary Gorski and Wolverine Studios have put out with Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 20. If you are like me and have more time on your hands than you thought you would, pick it up (and, while you’re at it, pick up the pro version). We may not have real life March Madness, but the only one stopping you from having your own is you, if you don’t pick this up. You’re supporting small business, local and loyal developers, and getting a hell of a game. That’s a trifecta I have a hard time seeing past. The post John Comey pays a visit to DDSCB20 and shares his impressions appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  20. Version 1.11

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    Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2020 College Mod for DDSCB2020 (previous versions of the DDSCB are not supported with this mod) From NCAAhoops of the Wolverine Studios Forums See https://www.wolverinestudios.com/board/viewforum.php?f=319 for all DDSCB20 mods. About This mod installs an entire NCAA College conversion for DDSCB2020 only! All Conferences, Teams and/or Coaches, with or without real stats are included. All Logos and Courts included. Real Schools Mod. There are now 5 imports included. 00_Import-CnfTm-Default Same as 01_Import but uses default.db ratings for Current, Historical Prestige's, Academic and Facilities. More info on this in the instructions. 01_Import-CnfTm-NS 2019-20 season conferences & teams, game generated coaches, no stats. 02_Import-CnfTmCoa-NS 2019-20 season conferences, teams and Coaches, no stats. 03_Import-CnfTm-YS 2019-20 season conferences & teams, game generated coaches, with stats. 04_Import-CnfTmCoa-YS 2019-20 season conferences, teams and Coaches, with stats. Instructions Download, unzip and run installer. If you installed the game in the default directory of then just click away. If you installed in a different location then steer to the DDSCB2020 directory and install there. Latest Release Notes Release 1.11 changes and corrections: 1. Corrected non-working player profile jerseys for Prairie View, Siena, and Manhattan. They were appearing white instead of team colors. Release 1.1.0 changes and corrections: 1. Corrected South Carolina Upstate mascot name from Bulldogs to Spartans. 2. Replaced Evansville logo with new logo announced April 12th 2020 3. Released 2020 Final Four Court as it would have really been had the season not been shortened. 4. Used Game version 8.4 or higher of DDSCB to give 20 game conference schedules to Southland and Sunbelt Conferences. Now all conference have the correct number of conference games! 5. Updated all teams and coaches based on shortened end of season stats. For coaches this is all ratings but recruiting as that has not ended yet for the 2020 season. 6. Updated coaches that were fired at the end of the year to be fired in the game unless they have a very successful season. 7. Over 50 logos updated or about 8% of all the logos. 7.1. Logos replaced with new and improved versions. Alabama A&M, Arizona State, Boston University, California Baptist, Central Michigan, Chattanooga, Clemson, Dayton, Evansville, Eastern Michigan, Grand Canyon, Green Bay, Illinois, Lehigh, Little Rock, Memphis, Missouri-Kansas City, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Prairie View, Richmond, South Dakota, Stetson, Tennessee Martin, Texas San Antonio, Toledo, Tulsa, Utah State, VMI. 7.2. Logos cleaned up, Air Force, Albany, Cincinnati, Georgia State, Howard, Indiana, Indiana State, Jacksonville, Kansas State, Kentucky, Lipscomb, Loyola Illinois, Michigan State, Montana, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Wilmington, Northern Arizona, Oral Roberts, San Francisco, SIU Edwardsville, Southern University, Temple, Texas, Villanova, Washington State, West Virginia, Yale. 8. Above replaced logos required some of the teams Primary color adjustments.
  21. It is finally here. We have talked endlessly about getting an NBA roster update on #dynasty-manager chat. And now, amazingly, a major roster update for Dynasty Manager 16. Don’t ask us if there will a new version of the game, we have no clue. We do know that InczeTigate is busy working on another sports project (ssshhh… Patrick Mahomes, Touchdown!) This is a reminder that GM Games is THE official host of Dynasty Manager 16 (logos & roster files) DM16 As per the game owner. Dynasty Manager 16 (NBA basketball) has been created for Android and iOS. If you don’t know about this basketball simulator, it has been loved and has a loyal following. See the above tabs for DM16 information or game features. Let’s take a moment to thank this beautiful bastid VierchasLitofcas. He is asking that if you love his roster updates, then please send a couple bucks to keep the updates coming. It took many many hours for his update to be put together and tested. [ https://paypal.me/VierchasLitofcas?locale.x=da_DK ] … You can reach him on our official discord server channel for Dynasty Manager 16. Instructions: You can download the CSV and make changes if you wish. If you want to import this roster and logos directly to your game, type the following URL website link EXACTLY as it is displayed here (Case sensitive you must the exact URL! It is http with an “s”!) The post 2020 NBA Roster Update for Dynasty Manager 16 (DM16) appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
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  23. Hello Everybody After a small delay due to some real work stuff, we are now ready with the release of CT Football Manager 0.5.8. For this version we have made some updates to rankings so it should be... View the full article
  24. March is almost here but you don’t have to wait much longer to feel the madness. Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2020 will be released on March 9th, 2020 but you can pre-order right now and starting February 26, 2020 you will be able to download playable beta builds all the way up to release! [The content narrative is courtesy of Wolverine Studios] DDS: College Basketball 2020 is our biggest and best effort yet! This season we have completely rebuilt the game on the brand new Alchemium Unlimited platform which has allowed us to deliver the most attractive version of the game yet. As you can see the entire UI has been redeveloped giving you the ability to easily move around your association while giving you access to the impressive amount of data and reports in the game. Above you see the new dashboard screen in the game which gives you access to your roster, schedule, news and important information about your team and upcoming opponent. The top also contains a searchable drop down box with every team and conference – no more hunting through conferences to find a team you are looking for. Just type the name and you’ll find them. With over 350 teams to consider that alone is a huge time saver! With our brand new look comes some great innovations in function as well. One of the biggest parts of the game of course is recruiting. Last season we introduced a quick recruiting feature to try and make it a bit simpler but this year we really honed in on that feature making it THE way you recruit in the game now. A look at our brand new recruiting screen shows you exactly what we have done here to make this area much more user friendly and much faster. You now have hotkeys for not only adding players to your watch and call lists but also for the weekly recruiting functions. Each of those seven drop downs contain different ways you can filter out the recruits to your liking and your choices will remain saved. You also see we’ve added things like color coding interest levels and giving you visual reminders as to things like players you have already hosted for a visit. Our redesign doesn’t just stop at the league screens – we’ve taken the 2D screen to an entire new level with some massive changes there as well. Notice at the bottom of the screen a visual indicator for the fatigue levels of the players on the floor and you can see that all of your coaching options are now available to you at all times without having to switch back and forth between popups. You truly will feel in charge of your squad with all of these options just an easy click away. The in-game experience has never been better! Our efforts didn’t stop at just re-imagining what was already there – no way! Above you see one of the new features debuting this year – the recruit class screen. This gives you a scouting report from the in game media outlet which provides a look for each team at who they have signed, who they are offering scholarships to and who the WSSN feels is interested. It’s a new twist in recruiting and arms you with additional information when making your own recruiting plans. How about the brand new insights screen that gives you some great new stats such as the bubble chart above showing efficiency vs usage for your team vs the rest of your conference. As you can see there are a bunch of different options here including a VERY expanded lineup tracking option all to give you the most information possible in managing your team. It is not just screens, data and functionality that are new to Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2020 either. Thanks to the feedback of our community we’ve incorporated a slew of other changes as well. Here’s a short list of just some of the new features. There are now 353 teams to choose from in the game Play by play logs can be generated for games Scheduling has been redone to allow for 20 game conference schedules Teams get use of an extra scholarship immediately when an underclassmen declares for the draft The Tournament Maker feature has an option to auto generate an entire tournament bracket In game improvements in presentation for things like the selection show and playing out tournament games from the championship tournament The all new Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2020 is calling you, coach. Take advantage of the pre-order offer to get your savings, qualify for your complimentary Steam key and get FirstAccess to the game. Take the challenge today! The post The upcoming madness of DDS College Basketball 2020 (PC) appeared first on GM Games - Sports General Manager Video Games. View the full article
  25. March is almost here but you don’t have to wait much longer to feel the madness. Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2020 will be released at wolverinestudios.com on March 9th, 2020 but you can pre-order right now and starting February 26, 2020 you will be able to download playable beta builds all the way up to release! Pre-Order DDS:CB 2020 DDS: College Basketball 2020 is our biggest and best effort yet! This season we have completely rebuilt the game on the brand new Alchemium Unlimited platform which has allowed us to deliver the most attractive version of the game yet. As you can see the entire UI has been redeveloped giving you the ability to easily move around your association while giving you access to the impressive amount of data and reports in the game. Above you see the new dashboard screen in the game which gives you access to your roster, schedule, news and important information about your team and upcoming opponent. The top also contains a searchable drop down box with every team and conference – no more hunting through conferences to find a team you are looking for. Just type the name and you’ll find them. With over 350 teams to consider that alone is a huge time saver! With our brand new look comes some great innovations in function as well. One of the biggest parts of the game of course is recruiting. Last season we introduced a quick recruiting feature to try and make it a bit simpler but this year we really honed in on that feature making it THE way you recruit in the game now. A look at our brand new recruiting screen shows you exactly what we have done here to make this area much more user friendly and much faster. You now have hotkeys for not only adding players to your watch and call lists but also for the weekly recruiting functions. Each of those seven drop downs contain different ways you can filter out the recruits to your liking and your choices will remain saved. You also see we’ve added things like color coding interest levels and giving you visual reminders as to things like players you have already hosted for a visit. Our redesign doesn’t just stop at the league screens – we’ve taken the 2D screen to an entire new level with some massive changes there as well. Notice at the bottom of the screen a visual indicator for the fatigue levels of the players on the floor and you can see that all of your coaching options are now available to you at all times without having to switch back and forth between popups. You truly will feel in charge of your squad with all of these options just an easy click away. The in-game experience has never been better! Pre-Order DDS:CB 2020 Our efforts didn’t stop at just reimagining what was already there – no way! Above you see one of the new features debuting this year – the recruit class screen. This gives you a scouting report from the in game media outlet which provides a look for each team at who they have signed, who they are offering scholarships to and who the WSSN feels is interested. It’s a new twist in recruiting and arms you with additional information when making your own recruiting plans. How about the brand new insights screen that gives you some great new stats such as the bubble chart above showing efficiency vs usage for your team vs the rest of your conference. As you can see there are a bunch of different options here including a VERY expanded lineup tracking option all to give you the most information possible in managing your team. It is not just screens, data and functionality that are new to Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2020 either. Thanks to the feedback of our community we’ve incorporated a slew of other changes as well. Here’s a short list of just some of the new features. There are now 353 teams to choose from in the gamePlay by play logs can be generated for gamesScheduling has been redone to allow for 20 game conference schedulesTeams get use of an extra scholarship immediately when an underclassmen declares for the draftThe Tournament Maker feature has an option to auto generate an entire tournament bracketIn game improvements in presentation for things like the selection show and playing out tournament games from the championship tournament The all new Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2020 is calling you, coach. Take advantage of our pre-order offer to get your savings, qualify for your complimentary Steam key and get FirstAccess to the game. With a deal like that, how can you pass up the opportunity to lead your favorite school to tournament glory? Take the challenge and #BuildYourDynasty today! Pre-Order Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2020 The post Get Ready To Cut Down The Nets With Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2020 appeared first on Wolverine Studios. View the full article