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The MLB 2K11 patch has been released for the Xbox 360 and PC. 2K Sports has not yet posted the patch notes for this release, but we will be sure to update this news post when we get them.

In the meantime, post impressions about what the patch seems to have changed or not changed.

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UPDATE: Patch notes have been added to story

Batting

- Batters will no longer hit unrealistic, soft liners
  • More grounders instead of soft liners
  • Improved hit distribution

- How hard CPU AI batters hit the ball is more closely matched to their power ratings than it was before
  • More home runs by power hitting CPU AI players
  • Not as many HRs by weak hitting CPU AI players

- Improved CPU AI batter logic for taking pitches
  • Will not chase as many poorly thrown balls
  • Will take advantage of more poorly thrown strikes

- The 2K10 base running camera has been added as an option

- The pitch type “Splitter” is now considered a breaking ball rather than a “Fastball” when displayed in the pitch tells/batter’s eye while batting

- In-game sub screen off the directional pad will now show the batter’s pitch count when a pitcher is up to bat

Pitching

- All-star caliber and elite starting pitchers will not get subbed out of the game after giving up some early runs early in the game
  • Sub logic has been re-tuned to allow team’s aces to stay on the mound longer during rough, early innings

- Middle relievers do not stay in the game as long unless their performance warrants more innings
  • Poorly rated relief pitchers also have a much quicker “hook” to be taken out of the game

- In-game sub screen off the directional pad will show all relievers available pitch count range when pitcher is on the mound (including pitcher who is on the mound)

- In-game sub screen off the directional pad will now show the batter’s pitch count when a pitcher is up to bat

- The pitch type “Splitter” is now considered a breaking ball rather than a “Fastball” when displayed in the pitch tells/batter’s eye while batting

Fielding

- Fixed bug where robbing a HR counted as both an out and a HR

- Fixed bug where fielder clipped/penetrated through wall to catch HR

- Catches and gathers by both AI and User teams will not take as long to break out of
  • Throwing to a base or to the cut-off man is much more responsive now

- Fielders and catchers will not rotate or spin in place when setting up for a pop fly

- Fixed bug where CPU AI outfielders would hold the ball instead of throwing when users tag up
  • CPU AI outfielders attempt to gun out user base runners whenever there is a chance at a close play

- CPU AI fielders now make relay throws whenever possible

- Smoother looking catches
  • Fielders no longer stutter or pop when waiting underneath a fly ball

- Running throws will not trigger from standing catches
  • Smoother looking, more appropriate throw selection when a standing catch triggers

- Fielders will no longer play “give-up” animations in slow motion

- Bugs involving the correct number of errors have been addressed
  • Previously, multiple errors were recorded when runners advanced an extra base on a throwing error
  • Previously, a play would be incorrectly ruled a base hit instead of a throwing error when the 1st baseman was pulled off the bag by a poor throw on a play that should have resulted in an out

- Fixed bug where 3rd baseman would not attempt to tag a baserunner who was sliding in on a steal attempt after a strikeout

- Fixed ball warping on catches by the catcher

- Catcher behaves appropriately when home runs are hit and when line drives are hit
  • No longer stands and sits, nor does he face the wrong way

- CPU AI fielders will no longer chase down foul balls that are going to land several rows into the crowd

- There are no longer issues or bugs preventing you from assigning and playing with a left-handed 2B, SS, or Catcher

Base Running

- CPU AI base runners will behave more realistically
  • They will attempt to score from 2nd more often
  • They will go from first to 3rd more often
  • They will attempt doubles more often with 2 outs
  • CPU AI and user base runners will always run home from 3rd with 2 outs
  • CPU AI will send base runner home from 3rd on grounders with 0-1 outs
  • Base runners no longer leave the base path when returning to a base
  • Base runners can no longer overlap each other if the man on first retreats after the batter has already decided to go to 2nd
  • Baserunners retreat to their base quicker on line drive outs
  • Fast, aggressive base runners will behave accordingly
  • Creates more gun outs and more plays at the plate as well
  • Baserunners decelerate slightly when rounding bases
  • Rather than maintaining sprint speed

- The 2K10 base running camera has been added as an option

- Base runners no longer run in place nor in slow motion when retreating to a base after a pitch lands in the dirt

- Fixed bug where the player replacing an injured base runner would not appear in-game

- Fixed bug where pinch runner for injured player appears at the plate rather than on base

- Fixed pinch runner bug where inserting a pinch runner would put him on 1st instead of 2nd or 3rd

My Player/Franchise

- Fixed My Player crashes

- Fixed crashes involving departed players screen in Franchise

- Fixed franchise mode crashes that occur on the schedule screen when simulating games

- Addressed issue with pitcher fatigue in franchise mode
  • After a user game was played in-game, the pitchers who played would have their stamina reset to 99 the following day

- Both simulated injuries and in-game injuries occur with less frequency in all modes
  • Also, there won’t be as many players on the DL at the same time

- Assigning all free agents in franchise mode will no longer crash the game during the transition to the regular season

- Fixed crash when user trades 6 pitchers for 6 injured pitchers in franchise mode

- Fixed crashes involving edited players in a draft in franchise mode

- Improved logic for Comeback Player of the Year award
  • No longer will rookies who were called up in the middle of the season win comeback player of the year the following season

- Fixed PC bug in which headlines in franchise mode would not display the names of created players
  • Used to say “#######” instead of player name (now fixed)

- All team and individual records have been updated and/or corrected

- Addressed My Player mentor audio and text bugs

- My Player pitchers receive full amount of points awarded even when they do not pitch a complete game

- My Player pitchers no longer receive points twice for getting a win in a game

- ALCS, NLCS, and World series are now in the correct 2-3-2 format rather than 2-2-1-1-1

Online

- In the 2nd patch of MLB2K11, we wanted to do more than just address bugs. We've added new technology to create a batting experience online that is lag free. The responsiveness and twitch feels just like that of an offline game, regardless of varying connection speeds. Waiting patiently on an incoming pitch and determining whether it is a ball or a strike before swinging is now a part of the online battle at the plate. We are excited to roll this out as a part of the patch.

- Fixed online divergences

- Living Roster: The division and league standing show the current 2011 standings now rather than last yr’s 2010 standings

- Living Roster: Stats pages (player stats and league leaders) are now up to date for the 2011 season

- Living Roster: Fixed bug where incorrect players from multiple teams would appear in many different games when viewing the box score menu after the user resets rosters

General

- Fixed framerate issues during gameplay
  • Foul balls, balls hit into play, fielding fly balls

- Fixed in-game freezes and crashes
  • Presentation related crashes (team logos, graphics, etc)
  • Gameplay crash has been fixed on foul balls
  • Gameplay crash has been fixed when 2 players converge on same foul ball/popfly
  • Fixed injury related crashes in-game
  • Fixed in-game crashes associated with viewing defensive alignment

- Fixed crash involving changing all pitches in edit player to a fastball and then changing pitch 1 again

- Fixed all bugs which caused either 2 pitchers or 2 batters to appear simultaneously in-game
  • Injury-related

- Player of the game logic has been improved
  • Will no longer give the award to a member of the losing team

- Added an option to turn on “auto-fielding” for the user team
  • When this is turned on, all the user will have to do is handle the pitching when their team is in the field.

- Re-tuned sliders on the tougher difficulties so that realistic stats are achieved both in the field and at the plate

- Base runner speed slider now defaults to 40 instead of 50
  • Frequency of extra base hits are now more realistic

- Added an option to turn on “auto baserunning” for the user team
  • When this is turned on, all the user will have to do is perform the at bats when their team is up to the plate.

- In-game pause summary now shows the pitch count (PC) as yellow and then red when the pitcher is suffering from fatigue.

- Fixed bugs that were preventing custom sounds, music, and playlists from working properly

- Addressed PC button functionality bugs

- Fixed audio bug for umpire on walks
  • Sometimes the ump would say, “3-1” after ball 4 was thrown

- Correct hats are now worn by the Red Sox when they are wearing their alternate home and road uniforms

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# 1 marino13 @ 05/18/11 07:08 AM

The MLB 2K11 patch has been released for the Xbox 360 and PC. 2K Sports has not yet posted the patch notes for this release, but we will be sure to update this news post when we get them.

In the meantime, post impressions about what the patch seems to have changed or not changed.

--------

UPDATE: Patch notes have been added to story

Batting

- Batters will no longer hit unrealistic, soft liners
  • More grounders instead of soft liners
  • Improved hit distribution

- How hard CPU AI batters hit the ball is more closely matched to their power ratings than it was before
  • More home runs by power hitting CPU AI players
  • Not as many HRs by weak hitting CPU AI players

- Improved CPU AI batter logic for taking pitches
  • Will not chase as many poorly thrown balls
  • Will take advantage of more poorly thrown strikes

- The 2K10 base running camera has been added as an option

- The pitch type “Splitter” is now considered a breaking ball rather than a “Fastball” when displayed in the pitch tells/batter’s eye while batting

- In-game sub screen off the directional pad will now show the batter’s pitch count when a pitcher is up to bat

Pitching

- All-star caliber and elite starting pitchers will not get subbed out of the game after giving up some early runs early in the game
  • Sub logic has been re-tuned to allow team’s aces to stay on the mound longer during rough, early innings

- Middle relievers do not stay in the game as long unless their performance warrants more innings
  • Poorly rated relief pitchers also have a much quicker “hook” to be taken out of the game

- In-game sub screen off the directional pad will show all relievers available pitch count range when pitcher is on the mound (including pitcher who is on the mound)

- In-game sub screen off the directional pad will now show the batter’s pitch count when a pitcher is up to bat

- The pitch type “Splitter” is now considered a breaking ball rather than a “Fastball” when displayed in the pitch tells/batter’s eye while batting

Fielding

- Fixed bug where robbing a HR counted as both an out and a HR

- Fixed bug where fielder clipped/penetrated through wall to catch HR

- Catches and gathers by both AI and User teams will not take as long to break out of
  • Throwing to a base or to the cut-off man is much more responsive now

- Fielders and catchers will not rotate or spin in place when setting up for a pop fly

- Fixed bug where CPU AI outfielders would hold the ball instead of throwing when users tag up
  • CPU AI outfielders attempt to gun out user base runners whenever there is a chance at a close play

- CPU AI fielders now make relay throws whenever possible

- Smoother looking catches
  • Fielders no longer stutter or pop when waiting underneath a fly ball

- Running throws will not trigger from standing catches
  • Smoother looking, more appropriate throw selection when a standing catch triggers

- Fielders will no longer play “give-up” animations in slow motion

- Bugs involving the correct number of errors have been addressed
  • Previously, multiple errors were recorded when runners advanced an extra base on a throwing error
  • Previously, a play would be incorrectly ruled a base hit instead of a throwing error when the 1st baseman was pulled off the bag by a poor throw on a play that should have resulted in an out

- Fixed bug where 3rd baseman would not attempt to tag a baserunner who was sliding in on a steal attempt after a strikeout

- Fixed ball warping on catches by the catcher

- Catcher behaves appropriately when home runs are hit and when line drives are hit
  • No longer stands and sits, nor does he face the wrong way

- CPU AI fielders will no longer chase down foul balls that are going to land several rows into the crowd

- There are no longer issues or bugs preventing you from assigning and playing with a left-handed 2B, SS, or Catcher

Base Running

- CPU AI base runners will behave more realistically
  • They will attempt to score from 2nd more often
  • They will go from first to 3rd more often
  • They will attempt doubles more often with 2 outs
  • CPU AI and user base runners will always run home from 3rd with 2 outs
  • CPU AI will send base runner home from 3rd on grounders with 0-1 outs
  • Base runners no longer leave the base path when returning to a base
  • Base runners can no longer overlap each other if the man on first retreats after the batter has already decided to go to 2nd
  • Baserunners retreat to their base quicker on line drive outs
  • Fast, aggressive base runners will behave accordingly
  • Creates more gun outs and more plays at the plate as well
  • Baserunners decelerate slightly when rounding bases
  • Rather than maintaining sprint speed

- The 2K10 base running camera has been added as an option

- Base runners no longer run in place nor in slow motion when retreating to a base after a pitch lands in the dirt

- Fixed bug where the player replacing an injured base runner would not appear in-game

- Fixed bug where pinch runner for injured player appears at the plate rather than on base

- Fixed pinch runner bug where inserting a pinch runner would put him on 1st instead of 2nd or 3rd

My Player/Franchise

- Fixed My Player crashes

- Fixed crashes involving departed players screen in Franchise

- Fixed franchise mode crashes that occur on the schedule screen when simulating games

- Addressed issue with pitcher fatigue in franchise mode
  • After a user game was played in-game, the pitchers who played would have their stamina reset to 99 the following day

- Both simulated injuries and in-game injuries occur with less frequency in all modes
  • Also, there won’t be as many players on the DL at the same time

- Assigning all free agents in franchise mode will no longer crash the game during the transition to the regular season

- Fixed crash when user trades 6 pitchers for 6 injured pitchers in franchise mode

- Fixed crashes involving edited players in a draft in franchise mode

- Improved logic for Comeback Player of the Year award
  • No longer will rookies who were called up in the middle of the season win comeback player of the year the following season

- Fixed PC bug in which headlines in franchise mode would not display the names of created players
  • Used to say “#######” instead of player name (now fixed)

- All team and individual records have been updated and/or corrected

- Addressed My Player mentor audio and text bugs

- My Player pitchers receive full amount of points awarded even when they do not pitch a complete game

- My Player pitchers no longer receive points twice for getting a win in a game

- ALCS, NLCS, and World series are now in the correct 2-3-2 format rather than 2-2-1-1-1

Online

- In the 2nd patch of MLB2K11, we wanted to do more than just address bugs. We've added new technology to create a batting experience online that is lag free. The responsiveness and twitch feels just like that of an offline game, regardless of varying connection speeds. Waiting patiently on an incoming pitch and determining whether it is a ball or a strike before swinging is now a part of the online battle at the plate. We are excited to roll this out as a part of the patch.

- Fixed online divergences

- Living Roster: The division and league standing show the current 2011 standings now rather than last yr’s 2010 standings

- Living Roster: Stats pages (player stats and league leaders) are now up to date for the 2011 season

- Living Roster: Fixed bug where incorrect players from multiple teams would appear in many different games when viewing the box score menu after the user resets rosters

General

- Fixed framerate issues during gameplay
  • Foul balls, balls hit into play, fielding fly balls

- Fixed in-game freezes and crashes
  • Presentation related crashes (team logos, graphics, etc)
  • Gameplay crash has been fixed on foul balls
  • Gameplay crash has been fixed when 2 players converge on same foul ball/popfly
  • Fixed injury related crashes in-game
  • Fixed in-game crashes associated with viewing defensive alignment

- Fixed crash involving changing all pitches in edit player to a fastball and then changing pitch 1 again

- Fixed all bugs which caused either 2 pitchers or 2 batters to appear simultaneously in-game
  • Injury-related

- Player of the game logic has been improved
  • Will no longer give the award to a member of the losing team

- Added an option to turn on “auto-fielding” for the user team
  • When this is turned on, all the user will have to do is handle the pitching when their team is in the field.

- Re-tuned sliders on the tougher difficulties so that realistic stats are achieved both in the field and at the plate

- Base runner speed slider now defaults to 40 instead of 50
  • Frequency of extra base hits are now more realistic

- Added an option to turn on “auto baserunning” for the user team
  • When this is turned on, all the user will have to do is perform the at bats when their team is up to the plate.

- In-game pause summary now shows the pitch count (PC) as yellow and then red when the pitcher is suffering from fatigue.

- Fixed bugs that were preventing custom sounds, music, and playlists from working properly

- Addressed PC button functionality bugs

- Fixed audio bug for umpire on walks
  • Sometimes the ump would say, “3-1” after ball 4 was thrown

- Correct hats are now worn by the Red Sox when they are wearing their alternate home and road uniforms
 
# 2 JasonSGN @ 05/18/11 08:02 AM
They've also added the 2k10 camera to baserunning.
 
# 3 DarkOmnios @ 05/18/11 08:42 AM
What about the freezes anyone still have that problem??

I hope my copy arrives today
 
# 4 munky1307 @ 05/18/11 09:54 AM
Good to hear about the fatigue. That was my biggest issue. I'm gonna try it at lunch.
 
# 5 sledge4 @ 05/18/11 10:06 AM
There are some new items listed on the pitching screen "in-game" as well. Think is says "PC-PA", don't have it in front of me now.

Also played a game and had 0 "lag".
 
# 6 SSplinter9 @ 05/18/11 10:13 AM
Great to see that Fenway Park isn't fixed.
 
# 7 SynShadowzz @ 05/18/11 10:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSplinter9
Great to see that Fenway Park isn't fixed.
What's wrong with it?
 
# 8 jwuk @ 05/18/11 10:18 AM
Some idiot put a great big green wall in left field that makes hitting home runs a nightmare
 
# 9 Mercury112491 @ 05/18/11 10:19 AM
why would you expect it to be? Patches aren't for graphical fixes or upgrades. They're fixes to the codes that correct things that shouldn't have been wrong in the first place. If there's something about a stadium or player model you don't like you have to wait till next year. It's been that way in every single baseball video game ever.
 
# 10 nico117 @ 05/18/11 10:21 AM
Thanks for da info guys. I know da pitch fatigue is fixed but r non pitchers gettin fatigued as well? Catchers, fielders?

By da way Ronnie should not b gettin mad @ any1 who asked bout da patch. Year after year is the same story. He should b grateful 4 a job.
 
# 11 shogunofharlem3 @ 05/18/11 10:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SynShadowzz
What's wrong with it?

For some reason the light poles in Fenway are covered in like a solid green tarp. Its gross but doesn't affect gameplay so I don't care.
 
# 12 jwuk @ 05/18/11 10:47 AM
You can always use mvpmods to fix stadiums if you're on PC. Here's the one for Fenway:

http://www.mvpmods.com/index.php?app...&showfile=6033
 
# 13 jaa1980 @ 05/18/11 10:58 AM
Man wish notes would come sooner than later, like to know what is exactly been fixed, hopefully, before starting my franchise finally. Especially if there was any gameplay changes, so I will need to work on sliders again before starting up.
 
# 14 franko3219 @ 05/18/11 11:23 AM
They originally said the patch notes would not be released until the patch was approved, that way in the event that something was denied people would not get upset that it was not included in the patch, which makes sense. However, the patch obviously was has been approved because it is out, so I am assuming that it has been approved for somewhere around a week and yet we still are waiting on patch notes; did I miss something here?
 
# 15 DontHateOnNumber2 @ 05/18/11 11:27 AM
I'm playing a Franchise game and in the Game Stats summary, nothing shows up. I hit a home run, double, and stole a base with various players and instead of the season total in parentheses its just zero.
 
# 16 jaa1980 @ 05/18/11 11:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kpkpkp
There is a gamer over at 2K forums who is also claiming when he tries to pinch hit a batter, it only allows him to pinch hit with pitchers. (instead of other batters/position players.)

Can anyone else confirm either of these?
loading up now, will check both of these issues. Maybe for franchise you have to restart with new?
 
# 17 jaa1980 @ 05/18/11 11:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kpkpkp
There is a gamer over at 2K forums who is also claiming when he tries to pinch hit a batter, it only allows him to pinch hit with pitchers. (instead of other batters/position players.)

Can anyone else confirm either of these?
Checked this now, I can pinch hit hitters, so not an issue. I tested this in a new franchise. maybe he was using a roster that did not have players adjusted properly, or mostly pitchers, and no bench position players. Wish people would check stuff on default rosters first before assuming new bugs.
 
# 18 DontHateOnNumber2 @ 05/18/11 11:46 AM
I had my Franchise going pre-patch. I just pinch hit Eric Chavez with Jorge Posada in the 5th inning, so pinch hits seem to be fine for me. I also pinch ran Andruw Jones for Brett Gardner to see if I'd have an issue and I didn't. Seems good.
 
# 19 jaa1980 @ 05/18/11 11:48 AM
You check the supposedly stat issue, wish there was more detail, not quite sure where to look for this, or test this?
 
# 20 SSplinter9 @ 05/18/11 11:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mercury112491
why would you expect it to be? Patches aren't for graphical fixes or upgrades. They're fixes to the codes that correct things that shouldn't have been wrong in the first place. If there's something about a stadium or player model you don't like you have to wait till next year. It's been that way in every single baseball video game ever.
I would it expect it to be fixed because in the official trailer during the Gonzalez walk off homer the poles are exactly like they should be. So I assumed that it was possibly a code error that turned them into these giant green bricks. So for things that shouldn't have been wrong in the first place that were correct at some point it was easy to think that this was a fixable error by the 2k staff.
 

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