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MLB The Show 18 Patch 1.06 Released, Patch Notes Included

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MLB The Show 18 Patch 1.06 Released, Patch Notes Included

The folks at Sony dropped the latest MLB The Show 18 patch today. Here’s what was fixed:

Universal Fixes

  • Fix for an issue where the shortstop wouldn’t shift when using the extreme shift setting (with runners on first and two outs).
  • Fix for our player head tracking, during pickoff attempts, for certain pitchers.

Online Specific Improvements

  • Minor adjustments to check swings and pulling back bunts at the last moment.

Offline-Specific Improvements

  • Adjustments to the attribute values of Road to the Show players to balance regression.
  • Fixes to clothing clipping in Road to the Show.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixes to subtle audio queues throughout gameplay: Music reverb through the PA systems/Delay the strike out music to play with more realistic timing/stolen base music queues were playing after strikeouts. These queues have all been optimized.
  • Fixed several consumer reported crashes.
  • Various other minor bug fixes and adjustments throughout the game.

Analysis

It seems a pretty minor patch overall. To me the big key is the last one in the miscellaneous category. The ‘various other minor bug fixes and adjustments’ is just vague enough that people will certainly start seeing changes that may or may not have been implemented.

All in all a pretty cosmetic patch — necessary for sure — but some of the issues people are facing may or may not quite yet be resolved.

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  1. Nice to see them tweak the audio a bit. I play with headphones 99% of the time and it’s among the weaker aspects of the game imo.
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    The crowd issue is fixed. I had my home opener with the Giants and it was still a sell out in the 4th inning.
    Any word when they are going to have the pitch count appear on the score bug when using quick counts?
    Still seeing errors given when they shouldn’t be.
    The sounds of the show and attendance fix are huge since i just started my franchise. However, im really enjoying the way the game is playing and am a little nervous to download the patch. Heres to hoping the gameplay is still the same.
    Don't know if was a me paying attention thing or it really is a fix thing. I was really amazed to see Dodger Stadium is gradually getting populated as the innings progressed, by the 5th inning (exhibition game), we went from about 60% from inning 1 to 90% by inning 5. The beauty of it was you can see the pockets of sections start to fill.
    Hope base hit music was added for sots, it wasnt a bug but a design decision to only have it play on doubles and triples so maybe it isn't listed as a hug fix.
    dazzelle
    Hope base hit music was added for sots, it wasnt a bug but a design decision to only have it play on doubles and triples so maybe it isn't listed as a hug fix.
    Are you serious???
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    dazzelle
    Hope base hit music was added for sots, it wasnt a bug but a design decision to only have it play on doubles and triples so maybe it isn't listed as a hug fix.

    It is fixed!!!
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    Armor and Sword
    It is fixed!!!
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    Can you confirm if the audio is louder for sots? It was a little on the low side, which im hoping was also corrected.
    Baseball Purist
    Can you confirm if the audio is louder for sots? It was a little on the low side, which im hoping was also corrected.

    It sounds louder folks. I can hear they adjusted the volume as well. I am going to fool around with a custom audio setting set up tonight as I use headphones 95% of the time I play and I want to maximize my SOTS enjoyment!
    Also does anyone know if the Sony Gold headset APP for MLB 18 was released yet? I forgot to check on the app before I left today.
    Armor and Sword
    It sounds louder folks. I can hear they adjusted the volume as well. I am going to fool around with a custom audio setting set up tonight as I use headphones 95% of the time I play and I want to maximize my SOTS enjoyment!
    Also does anyone know if the Sony Gold headset APP for MLB 18 was released yet? I forgot to check on the app before I left today.

    Yep Show 18 Sound file was added last week.
    Armor and Sword
    It sounds louder folks. I can hear they adjusted the volume as well. I am going to fool around with a custom audio setting set up tonight as I use headphones 95% of the time I play and I want to maximize my SOTS enjoyment!
    Also does anyone know if the Sony Gold headset APP for MLB 18 was released yet? I forgot to check on the app before I left today.

    I am not sure if they are releasing an app this year because we would have gotten one by now but last years version still sounds great with 18.
    Armor and Sword
    It sounds louder folks. I can hear they adjusted the volume as well.

    Do you mean just for SOTS or for the game overall? Reason I ask, is that there seems to be a lack of bass and the commentary can sound far away, if that makes sense..Even adjusting audio sliders hasn't helped..
    Armor and Sword
    $$$$$$
    Thank you sir!!!

    You said "Gold", my bad, I have the Platinum headset and they are in the Platinum headset market. Don't know about Gold, will check when I get home.
    ShowTyme15
    Did they did fix the issue with Stance socks and throwbacks/Alternate uniforms? How about the Rangers undershirt issue?

    Not sure if you were able to look yet, but the answer to both of your questions is no unfortunately
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    bryanm1982
    The crowd issue is fixed. I had my home opener with the Giants and it was still a sell out in the 4th inning.
    Any word when they are going to have the pitch count appear on the score bug when using quick counts?
    Still seeing errors given when they shouldn’t be.
    One of the devs said that the pitch count not showing when using quick counts was a design decision.
    ~Koosa1027~
    I just hope they fixed Matty V calling Zack Cozart a SS when I have his position changed to 3B. Also hope they fixed him saying that my team is down in a game after loading an in-game save.
    Did they fix the stolen base issue? One game I had the box score showing a couple guys stole on me.. when I haven’t even had anyone attempting to once that game. It was only full game I’ve played. Haven’t gotten around to it much with work and kids.
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    ataranto2
    Not sure if you were able to look yet, but the answer to both of your questions is no unfortunately
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    No, I haven't had a chance to check. Thank you though for the answer. Much appreciated.
    Hey guys, sorry if this has already been answered but I started my franchise yesterday and don't really want to start over. Will patch 1.06 get worked in to an already existing franchise or do you have to start a new one to get the patch in?
    MJDrocks
    Hey guys, sorry if this has already been answered but I started my franchise yesterday and don't really want to start over. Will patch 1.06 get worked in to an already existing franchise or do you have to start a new one to get the patch in?

    They should work with existing franchises as that is how its been in the past.
    They will let us know if we need to re-start a franchise for a particular patch/fix to work.
    I figured they might take that out lol. Because Sots is a lot of music not luscened by Sony they disable it so that they don’t get sued for people broadcasting songs using SOTS
    Koosa1027
    One of the devs said that the pitch count not showing when using quick counts was a design decision.
    ~Koosa1027~

    Seriously?! Weird.
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    LastActionHero
    Seriously?! Weird.
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    I wish I could find the exact post but the dev said something about they decided to turn it off for quick count games so people wouldn't get confused by the count.
    ~Koosa1027~
    CujoMatty
    I figured they might take that out lol. Because Sots is a lot of music not luscened by Sony they disable it so that they don’t get sued for people broadcasting songs using SOTS

    The thing is I upload gameplay to YouTube and copy written content is not allowed to be monetized, no rule saying you can't upload it. If I upload gameplay where there is supposed to be sounds of the show audio, there is a lot of dead air, so no batter walk up music at all etc. At this rate, I can upload gameplay with incomplete audio, or delete hundreds of the custom sounds and play the game without them.
    These guys have a history of not including everything they tweaked in the patch notes. I imagine of lot of gameplay things have been adjusted and some of the more glaring (read embarrassing to admit) issues might be resolved... although they released like 20 patches last year so this is just the beginning.
    Someone (from SCEA) said that the dynamic attendance issue would be resolved in this patch. Any word if it's fixed? In case you're not aware, fans will leave close games (losing by 1-2 runs) in the ninth inning, even in playoff games.
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    Koosa1027
    I wish I could find the exact post but the dev said something about they decided to turn it off for quick count games so people wouldn't get confused by the count.
    ~Koosa1027~

    Hahahahahaha. They think baseball fans would get confused by the count?! Lamest excuse for not doing something I have ever heard.
    Williemayshayes00
    Hahahahahaha. They think baseball fans would get confused by the count?! Lamest excuse for not doing something I have ever heard.
    Most baseball fans probably wouldn't get confused but the shift in target audience to video gamers in general, now I can see them getting confuzzled lol
    Williemayshayes00
    Hahahahahaha. They think baseball fans would get confused by the count?! Lamest excuse for not doing something I have ever heard.

    It wasn't the count, it was the number of pitches.
    Last year quick counts would result in players having inflated pitch counts because at times the previous pitcher's pitch count and the current pitcher's pitch count would merge, thus causing inflated pitch count numbers.
    sportdan30
    Did Season mode get patched in? I know I know it didn’t.
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    Oh but it did. It's tucked safely inside Franchise Mode :]
    countryboy
    It wasn't the count, it was the number of pitches.
    Last year quick counts would result in players having inflated pitch counts because at times the previous pitcher's pitch count and the current pitcher's pitch count would merge, thus causing inflated pitch count numbers.

    Yes. You’d end games with your starter having thrown well north of 100 pitches, even if they came nowhere close to that amount. It really messed things up.
    But they changed that. I played with QC and I pulled my pitcher at about 100 pitches and on his post game line, it showed 100 pitches.
    xNeurosiis
    Yes. You’d end games with your starter having thrown well north of 100 pitches, even if they came nowhere close to that amount. It really messed things up.

    So... they removed it so it wasn't working properly. That makes more sense. Why didn't they just say that?
    Would be nice if it worked properly though. :p
    countryboy
    It wasn't the count, it was the number of pitches.
    Last year quick counts would result in players having inflated pitch counts because at times the previous pitcher's pitch count and the current pitcher's pitch count would merge, thus causing inflated pitch count numbers.

    Actually it was the count because the math did not add up and many kept submitting it as a bug. They did not know it was by design.
    nemesis04
    Actually it was the count because the math did not add up and many kept submitting it as a bug. They did not know it was by design.

    Oh I thought it was the total number of pitches.
    Blzer
    So... they removed it so it wasn't working properly. That makes more sense. Why didn't they just say that?
    Would be nice if it worked properly though. :p

    Exactly. Why not just fix it?
    Regardless, the number is there, you can access it, but they hid it and made it very annoying to track. Seems like putting it back where it belongs would be an easy fix if they decide to do it.
    It seems as if fielding has been cleaned up a bit in this patch. I'm not seeing as many "ole's" by the corner infielders nor the outfielders booting balls.
    countryboy
    It seems as if fielding has been cleaned up a bit in this patch. I'm not seeing as many "ole's" by the corner infielders nor the outfielders booting balls.
    Good to know. It was beyond aggrivating last year
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    Happy29
    Did they fix the starting pitcher comparison bug where it was showing their height, weight, years pro etc, instead of showing game stats?

    Yes they did.
    countryboy
    It seems as if fielding has been cleaned up a bit in this patch. I'm not seeing as many "ole's" by the corner infielders nor the outfielders booting balls.

    I wish that was the case for one of my friends who is raging to me via text right now about how infuriating the fielding has been for him today. I'm gonna suggest he turn on auto fielding for his own sanity's sake lol.
    Happy29
    Did they fix the starting pitcher comparison bug where it was showing their height, weight, years pro etc, instead of showing game stats?

    Ive seen a comparison stat line, but unfortunately ive seen height and weight stat line late in games too since the patch.
    xNeurosiis
    I just hope they fixed Matty V calling Zack Cozart a SS when I have his position changed to 3B. Also hope they fixed him saying that my team is down in a game after loading an in-game save.

    Well, they still have TJ Rivera of the Mets announced as a catcher..
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    jimmy13
    Sorry, last time I’ll mention it. Patch seems to have screwed up many player models. Maybe someone can report this.

    @jimmy13
    If you could post some pics to this thread that would be great!
    Game was fine last night. Weird inflated legs and player models looking weird after patch.
    Looks worse in person. Hope they can fix it. Soon.
    Played a couple games and things are looking really good after this latest patch (1.06). I haven't really noticed many problems as of yet and pull power seems to be slightly better it seems.
    I'm using hitting difficulty on All-star and pitching on veteran with default sliders except for starter stamina bumped up to 6.
    I'm really enjoying this yrs game more than any since The Show 11.
    Announcers just announced Colon had his first strike out of his career. (Not his first for the Rangers, no in his career). Perhaps SDS could look in to this.
    I've seen different opinions on if the hitting has changed or hasn't changed post patch..... it clearly has IMO. I'm not seeing the same variety of hits. Line drives, tailing live drives, "missile" HR's, etc. Everything has a "lazy" feel to it. Even some of the sharper hit balls don't have the same effect. I also have not seen a replay since the patch that shows the tape measure shot (exit velocity, angle, etc.) Not saying these are not in there....and could be coincidence...but it's clearly affected my hitting. Game still plays great...but I was more impressed with the ball physics on different type hits before patch. Also.... when playing RTTS with a RF or CF, when your manager wants you to shift "deep" and you try to run back to spot you glitch back to your starting spot. The work around is to back up super slowly or take an angle back and over like an "L". This has also happened to me when trying to play closer to the line. Saw some head scratching logic last night to. Opposing team's pitcher got bounced in the 1st inning and the reliever they brought in stayed in the rest of game and was at 122 pitches in my last AB. lol.
    This patch also seemed to tone down the fan on my PS4 Pro. It would whirl like crazy in 4K mode, before this update.
    Caulfield
    Most baseball fans probably wouldn't get confused but the shift in target audience to video gamers in general, now I can see them getting confuzzled lol
    That, and the hardcores striking out 20 times a game, due to them counting pitches to see if the numbers match.
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    thaSLAB
    This patch also seemed to tone down the fan on my PS4 Pro. It would whirl like crazy in 4K mode, before this update. That, and the hardcores striking out 20 times a game, due to them counting pitches to see if the numbers match.
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    Glad it toned down the ps4 pro fan...I thought mine was about to take off on the air strip lol
    ~Koosa1027~
    Does anyone know if the ShowTime bar still visible even though you turn the ShowTime setting to off? Definitely a huge distraction of it blinking every time I bat or field the ball!
    Jimmydm90
    I'm playing RTTS and am in AA. When my team hit the allstar break all team standings were erased and the season basically restarted in June/July.

    This is how many of the Minor Leagues operate. They have a first half and a second half. The first-half winner is given a postseason playoff spot, standings reset, and then the second half begins.
    Koosa1027
    shoutout to bcruise for finding this
    ~Koosa1027~

    I suspect quick counts doesn't actually sim a baseball at bat including foul balls. Most likely it is simply a random number generator. I've never used it but you could find out by adding up the pitches and recording them. Does a runner ever advance on a wild pitch or passed ball without you doing anything? If not then it isn't simulating baseball - just a random number generator. The people pushing for it years ago simply wanted a faster way to get through a game.
    The reason they don't show the total pitch count could be because they don't want people to gripe about it not being realistic in which case they would have to spend a bunch of developer time trying to turn a gimmick into something realistic.
    Is anyone having trouble with trades and the trade slider in franchise? I've tested in both a normal franchise and fantasy draft and even with the slider all the way off plenty of trades are still happening and a lot of them make no sense.
    MrArlingtonBeach
    This is how many of the Minor Leagues operate. They have a first half and a second half. The first-half winner is given a postseason playoff spot, standings reset, and then the second half begins.

    I thought that might be the case but I don't follow Minor League baseball so I wasn't sure.
    countryboy
    Yes they did.

    I am not sure if this was fixed or not with this patch has I have not played with this patch yet and before I had 2 times were the comparison came up and the first time it was the players age thing and 2nd time it was stats.
    It doesn’t seem that they fixed the records with the Play Now with Live Rosters. Or really fixed any of the bugs with that. Has anyone heard if a fix is coming?
    zpq12
    It doesn’t seem that they fixed the records with the Play Now with Live Rosters. Or really fixed any of the bugs with that. Has anyone heard if a fix is coming?

    Usually kind of rough until the first official roster is released. Still issues with this mode, which I wish they would fix, because I actually like playing it.
    bkrich83
    Usually kind of rough until the first official roster is released. Still issues with this mode, which I wish they would fix, because I actually like playing it.
    I like it, too. Hopefully they get it working soon so I can check out those April bad weather weeknight small dynamic crowds.
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    bkrich83
    Usually kind of rough until the first official roster is released. Still issues with this mode, which I wish they would fix, because I actually like playing it.

    This is sort of off topic, but how will I download that roster? And know which I’m using?
    zpq12
    This is sort of off topic, but how will I download that roster? And know which I’m using?

    It will prompt you when you start the game once it's released.
    Williemayshayes00
    Hahahahahaha. They think baseball fans would get confused by the count?! Lamest excuse for not doing something I have ever heard.
    It wasn't always exactly accurate in quick counts and they hadn't figured out for a few years how to fix it. Instead of waisting more resources on it to fix it or having people complain every year they removed it from view.
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    I appreciate the hard work the devs put forth on this year's game and 18 plays better than mlbts 17 without a doubt in manage mode.
    No need for radical gameplay changes.
    I have Automatic Downloads unchecked. I walked away and came back and patch 1.06 was downloaded! Is there anyway to prevent it from automatically downloading?
    I had to connect to the internet and did not launch the game!
    Thanks!
    DM5193
    Is anyone having trouble with trades and the trade slider in franchise? I've tested in both a normal franchise and fantasy draft and even with the slider all the way off plenty of trades are still happening and a lot of them make no sense.

    I have not tested this in patch 1.06 but I can say I saw it happen in my Franchise! I first had the slider at one then I turned it all the way off! I was using 30 Team Control and finally just set it too Manual to prevent so many trades that early in the start of the season.
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