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Out Of The Park Developments a few minutes ago announced the release of the latest game in their series, OOTP9. Here are the details.
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OK folks, the wait is over, OOTP 9 is live!

Here are the download links:


Instructions on how to install your pre-ordered license:

PC: Install the game, run it, and on the first dialog screen, click the 'License' button. Then, agree to the license terms, and on the next page enter your order ID which you got with your purchase confirmation, for example VT-12345678XY... that's it!

Mac: Install the game, and run it. On the entry screen, there is a button called 'License Game', click it! Then, enter your license code, for example OOTP9-XYZC-AAAA-BBBB-CCCC-DDDD

More detailed information can be found in the online manual!

That's it! Enjoy the game! A lot of people have put their heart and soul into this project. I would like to thank the entire beta team and the design team, they did a terrific job and I have no clue what we'd do without them. THANK YOU!

Best,
Markus + Andreas + Steve

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 9Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
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Member Comments
# 1 caseyd @ 06/18/08 03:40 PM
Yeah, except that you can't even get to the page right now. Shoot, I'm having trouble even getting the forum page where the link is. With such an expected release, they definitely should have added more mirror sites or something.
 
# 2 Spectre @ 06/18/08 03:42 PM
Yeah, I've been trying for a while. I give up
 
# 3 caseyd @ 06/18/08 03:53 PM
Actually, try it now. They just got the first mirror up. I'm off and running on the 192mb download. Good job Markus!
 
# 4 Spectre @ 06/18/08 03:56 PM
Thanks for the heads up! Downloading now!
 
# 5 bcruise @ 06/18/08 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by caseyd
Actually, try it now. They just got the first mirror up. I'm off and running on the 192mb download. Good job Markus!
Would you mind posting the mirror link, because I still can't get the above link to even start.

Also, I was reading the forum and Markus posted that a torrent was going up soon, I might just wait for that....
 
# 6 jimbo22 @ 06/18/08 04:05 PM
 
# 7 bcruise @ 06/18/08 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jimbo22
Thanks! Downloading now....it's a little slow, but I have to go to work soon anyway, so I'll just let it finish while I'm gone.
 
# 8 Ben E Lou @ 06/18/08 05:32 PM
Several more mirrors are up now...

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Exclamation The Download Link Thread
Below are the download links and mirrors for OOTP 9:

PC
http://www.ootpdevfiles.com/ootp/ootp9setup.exe
Mirror1: http://www.younglifenorthdekalb.com/...ootp9setup.exe - Thanks SkyDog!
Mirror2: http://www.pisd.co.uk/ootp9setup.exe
Mirror3: http://ootp9.leagueserver.net/ootp9setup.exe
Mirror4: http://www.gordyhulten.com/ootp9/ootp9setup.exe
Mirror5: http://64.176.54.209/fofc/ootp9setup.exe

Torrent:
ootp9setup.exe (download torrent) - TPB
http://torrents.thepiratebay.org/424...96.TPB.torrent


Mac
http://www.ootpdevfiles.com/ootp/ootp9macinstall.zip
Mirror1: http://www.pisd.co.uk/ootp9macinstall.zip


Thanks to everyone who has offered to mirror for us!

We highly recommend using a download manager like Free Download Manager - absolutely free download accelerator and manager!

Steve
 
# 9 nyisles16 @ 06/18/08 10:52 PM
I don't know what to make of this.. I tried from one of the mirrors, and each time I went to start it up, my AVG antivirus kept popping up "trojan" warnings
 
# 10 Spear @ 06/18/08 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by nyisles16
I don't know what to make of this.. I tried from one of the mirrors, and each time I went to start it up, my AVG antivirus kept popping up "trojan" warnings
This has been addressed on the OOTP forums, don't worry its not a trojan.

Here is what was said over there

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How to Prevent AVG Anti-Virus from Conflicting with the Elicense lcmmfu.cpl File
If you have AVG Anti-Virus' Resident Shield enabled, it will consider the C:\Windows\lcmmfu.cpl file to be a trojan threat. This file is only in place to verify that your game is properly licensed. Do not delete it, as it may cause your game to no longer open.

In AVG, you can go to Tools -> Advanced Settings -> Resident Shield -> Exceptions and then exclude the C:\Windows directory. It's not an ideal solution, but it will make your game work again. Edit: Another option is to go to Tools -> Advanced Settings -> Resident Shield -> Advanced Settings and add CPL in the "Exclude files with the following extensions from scanning" list.

Edit: We believe this is only an issue with AVG 8, not previous versions.

Edit: Another user posted the following: "If you already responded to the threat by placing the file in the AVG virus vault, you can open the AVG interface and use the "History" menu item to select the virus vault, then select that file and restore it."
http://www.ootpdevelopments.com/boar...-positive.html

Somebody has hosted the file, if you did indeed delete it.
 
# 11 nyisles16 @ 06/19/08 12:57 AM
Thanks Spear.. I got rid of AVG, due to some other issues that apparently are popping up..

Needless to say, re-downlowding the file
 
# 12 Ben E Lou @ 06/19/08 11:03 AM
Official newsletter...





OOTP 9 has been released!
Out of the Park Developments is pleased to announce that Out of the Park Baseball 9 is now available for immediate purchase and download, for both PC and Mac!

Come and try the next in the long-running series of award-winning baseball management simulations for PC and Mac that GameShark called "The best fantasy baseball package ever created", PC Gamer rated as the best PC sports game of 2007 and received an average score of 97% on Metacritic!
Full OOTP 9 Feature List
Below is the complete list of major new features for OOTP 9. In addition to these, there are a number of smaller improvements as well, and it would be a little too tedious to list them all!
General features
  • Built-in 2008 Opening Day rosters
  • Revised, more realistic scouting system with less micromanaging, more realistic impact on your team, and written scouting reports on each player you scout
  • Past scouting reports are stored, so you can see how your players developed over time. Reports are not erased when you lose your scouting director.
  • Suspensions as a result of bench-clearing brawls, along with optional drug-related suspensions
  • In-game add-on installer that will allow you to download and automatically install custom add-ons from the community
  • Improved personnel contracts using a system similar to player contracts
  • Added a streaks section to the league stats screen
  • The league standings screen now shows the leagues leaders as well if desired
  • Added stats to player list filters
  • More news stories
  • Improved simulation speed
  • Streaks available from league stats screen
  • Top performances of the day listed in the schedule screen
Customization features
  • A revised playoff system, with many more customizable options
  • Added the option to assign nations to teams in the league setup
  • Player creation utilizes different team nationalities in a league
  • Increased the secondary roster size max limit to 70
  • Increased the expanded roster size max limit to 70
  • Added a 'cannot be fired' option to the manager options
  • Added personality ratings to customizeable player lists
  • Added "turn into coach" feature for retired players
In-game features
  • In-game sound and further improvements to the realism of the play-by-play engine
  • Simple ball animation
  • Store & watch game replays
  • Recoded pitcher endurance system, resulting in much more realistic results when using relievers as starters and vice-versa
  • Increased font size of PbP in higher resolutions
Financial system features
  • Improved front office system with additional financial detail
  • Two new revenue sharing options
  • Greatly improved contract AI
Historical features
  • Built-in support for Lahman historical database, including neutralized stats for better results
  • Built-in ballpark database, utilized automatically when rpogressing through history
  • Ability to import pre-1901 seasons
  • Added the following league totals modifiers: SP Endurance, RP Endurance, WP, PB, Balks, Double Plays, Sac Flies, Sac Bunts, SB Attempts, SB Success %
  • Improved the automatic adjustment of the following league totals modifiers: Hits, 2B, 3B
  • Greatly improved the defensive ratings & position calculations
  • Improved calculation of pitcher endurance when importing historical leagues
  • Added the option to automatically retire players according to history
  • Added an option for historical leagues to base actual player ratings on neutralized stats
  • Added a historical option called "Base roles/positions on...", which can be either real life stats or AI evaluation. Real life is the default when using recalc, which results in even more realistic stats as players will be used like in real life.
  • Added a recalc option called "Double weight of current year", which will do just that when recalc is enabled.
  • Improved historical season importing speed
Features for online leagues
  • Rankable draft lists
  • Replays included in online league file
  • Option to hide scores in the schedule screen for increased tension while watching replays
  • Players now react within a maximum of 5 days when receiving and offer
Other features
  • Improved artificial intelligence across the board
  • Improved player development that eliminates those aggravating sudden talent "jumps" or "bumps," resulting in a vast array of realistic career arcs.
  • Improved several HTML reports
  • Top prospect lists are now either egnerated once a year or dynamically. Players get their ranking added to the player history.
  • Ballpark images can be loaded from any folder with select file dialog now
  • A customizable backup function that makes it easier than ever to ensure you are getting solid backups of the leagues that are important to you
  • Universal binary for Mac users, resulting in huge performance improvement on that platform
  • New skin options, giving you three to choose from. Additionally, leagues can now have their own fictional logos, and logo sizes have been increased to take more advantage of our skilled modder community!
  • Added "Disliked" as a player popularity value. This will happen for example when a player gets suspended for using drugs.
Download Information
Thanks to everyone who has offered to mirror for us!
We highly recommend using a download manager like Free Download Manager - absolutely free download accelerator and manager!

PC / MS WindowsMac / Mac OS XWe'll update the list of mirror servers frequently in this post on our forum.

Purchasing OOTP 9
Out of the Park Developments' products are sold electronically, not in stores. We offer several different ways to purchase our games.
The easiest way is to install and start the game and to purchase it through the embedded purchase dialogs.
If you want to use a discount coupon code or other sales options like ordering the game on a CD, visit our web store. OOTP 9 costs $39.99 or 39.99 EUR for customers living in Europe. There are different web stores for Windows and Mac versions of the programs:

OOTP 9 PC/Windows Web Store
OOTP 9 Mac Web Store

More info here: OOTP Baseball Manual - Purchasing the Game
Pre-Orders
If you pre-ordered, and have your serial # / order ID, all you need to do is download the game, and then install your license. More info here: OOTP Baseball Manual - Installing Your License
Installation Information
There are two steps to get started: install the software, and install your license. Follow the instructions here to get OOTP up and running: OOTP Baseball Manual - Installing the Game
Reviewers Wanted!
We are currently searching for magazines, e-zines, blogs, and other web sites that might be interested in doing a review of OOTP 9. Please visit this thread on the forum if you are interested!
Known Issue with AVG anti-virus (ALL OOTP PC games!)
It's very unfortunate timing for us with the new release, but the latest version of AVG anti-virus apparently reports a false-positive with our eLicense licensing software, which causes problems with all versions of OOTP for the PC. Come visit this thread on our forums (How to Prevent AVG Anti-Virus from Conflicting with the Elicense lcmmfu.cpl File) for a temporary workaround while we work this out with AVG.
Thanks very much everyone, we're sure you'll love OOTP9!

The OOTP Developments Team


OOTP 9 PC/Windows Web Store
OOTP 9 Mac Web Store




Copyright 2008 by Out of the Park Developments. All Rights Reserved
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# 13 CMH @ 06/19/08 12:51 PM
I've been crazy busy bringing work home but I installed this and fired it up just to see how it'll run on my Mac and I'm very happy.

On my old PC, OOTP8 would take about 5 minutes to load. Forget loading online league files for my online leagues. That could take 15 minutes.

OOTP9 on my recently purchased Mac starts up in seconds. Can't wait to start a fictional and MLB league.
 
# 14 Ben E Lou @ 06/19/08 03:15 PM
YP, I'm working on some nice settings to use for a fictional league.
 
# 15 vernond @ 06/19/08 06:52 PM
Is there much of a difference between 8 and 9?
 
# 16 Ben E Lou @ 06/19/08 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by vernond
Is there much of a difference between 8 and 9?
Pretty massive differences. Much improved, from where I'm sitting.
 
# 17 dodgerblue @ 06/19/08 09:00 PM
What is the best source for add ons like photos, logos etc? Is there a site that most of you use?
 
# 18 Ben E Lou @ 06/19/08 09:06 PM
There's a lot of good stuff at the OOTP Forums, but here's a great user site:

http://web.mac.com/sixwilsons/OOTPMods/Main.html
 
# 19 dodgerblue @ 06/19/08 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Ben E Lou
There's a lot of good stuff at the OOTP Forums, but here's a great user site:

http://web.mac.com/sixwilsons/OOTPMods/Main.html
Thanks! Can't wait to get this going! Former strat user but it just got too expensive!
 
# 20 nyisles16 @ 06/20/08 12:49 AM
how do you start a season with the 2008 Opening Day rosters?
 

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