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MLB The Show 18 Patch 1.13 Includes Presentation and Commentary Additions and Improvements

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MLB The Show 18 Patch 1.13 Includes Presentation and Commentary Additions and Improvements

MLB The Show 18 game update 1.13 is available, it includes presentation and commentary additions and improvements. Check out the patch notes below and let us know what you’re seeing.

  • New Storylines (Commentary, Presentations, and Loading screens) within Road to The Show and Franchise mode:
    • Batting Race: Spotlights and follows a batter fighting for the league batting crown during the second half of the season throughout the game and comments on his performance. The commentary also discusses how the player is trending recently in the race, and what kind of impact his hitting is having on his team overall.
    • Home Run Race: Spotlights and Follows a batter fighting for the league home run crown during the second half of the season throughout the game and comments on his performance. The commentary also discusses how the player is trending recently in the race, and what kind of impact his hitting is having on his team overall.
    • Sweep Game: Tells the story throughout the game of a team looking to finish a series sweep during the regular season. The commentary also focuses on the significance of the potential sweep and the challenges the team may have while going for the sweep.
  • Added player name audio for many new rookies (Not all 2018 rookies have had their names added)
  • Fixed the commentary audio for Felipe Vazquez (Name changed from Felipe Rivero)
  • Added various new home run color commentary lines from Mark DeRosa.
  • Added new color commentary replies for some hit streak commentary situations.
  • Reduced the chance of certain color commentary lines of playing because they were getting selected too frequently.
  • Fixed issue preventing the presentation for breaking the hitting streak record from playing under certain circumstances.

Other Notes

  • Home run distance display has returned.
  • Fixed an issue where infield hit replays were not triggering properly.
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  1. That's a nice list of commentary updates given we're into August now. I was expecting to see them add an acknowledgement in the commentary when I start warming somebody up in the bullpen - as per the CPU team - but I can live without it at this stage.
    Nice update. Have normally given up on anything being added/fixed for franchise and rtts by now.
    Would have been great if they could have fixed a few of the remaining presentation bugs, mainly the one for comments about players not getting any hits for the past month when spotlighted during the lineup screen. Sick of hearing how they should at least get one hit when falling out of bed.
    Edit: Yeah RogerDodger that was another bug was hoping would be fixed. It was talked about during one of the streams so don't think it was a design choice not to show or comment on the players bullpen.
    Well that is a pleasant surprise. The greatest sports game ever made just got even better.
    And a shout out to SDS for either getting rid of or reducing the Judges chamber presentation in Yankee Stadium. It was constant and somewhere they patched it. I have not heard it in a long time (I am in August and did not hear to once in July). Wonder if they tuned the logic to trigger it only early in the season.
    Will find out eventually.
    Really happy to see those storylines updated. I do have Gary Sanchez in the Batting Title race and have Aaron Judge and Greg Bird in the HR title race.
    Fun times.
    Homerun distances returning.
    It was funny, I could play a game or two and see homerun distances on each homerun. I could play a game or two and see homerun distances on say 1 of 3 homeruns hit. Then I could play a game or two and never see the homerun distances. :google:
    Didn't matter which theme either.
    Anyways, glad this bug/issue was corrected. :)
    I hope some of those OSD bugs were resolved when they flash opening lineups. At the very bottom where they highlight a player the stats are FUBAR showing BA. something like this:
    BA 1.681 something stupid.
    Or saying how bad they have been but showing a totally false stat like
    Hitting .000 for the entire month which is false.
    OSD bugs have plagued the game each cycle. Gotta point that out.
    Will be playing later today so will check that as it is pretty consistent.
    Hoping two other presentation issues were corrected:
    1) There are times where the game flashes an overlay to show the starting pitcher comparison mid-way thru the game and instead of showing stats, it shows their bio.
    2) As you get into your franchise the game will show an overlay for your minor league teams and someone who is playing well, but the stats and such are all jacked up and make no sense.
    I'm bummed.
    Took an early lunch to come home and see the update.
    Acuna is not in.
    Soroka is not in.
    Gleyber is not in.
    I'm not sure what names were added, but pretty disappointing that arguably the two biggest rookies didn't get names added.
    LowerWolf
    I'm bummed.
    Took an early lunch to come home and see the update.
    Acuna is not in.
    Soroka is not in.
    Gleyber is not in.
    I'm not sure what names were added, but pretty disappointing that arguably the two biggest rookies didn't get names added.

    That stinks. What's the point in updating rookie names if you're going to leave out two of the biggest ones? I'm still waiting for them to update the first base coach to Eric Young, too. IMO, that should have been done in April. Very disappointed.
    ncbravesfan
    That stinks. What's the point in updating rookie names if you're going to leave out two of the biggest ones? I'm still waiting for them to update the first base coach to Eric Young, too. IMO, that should have been done in April. Very disappointed.

    Yeah, I don't get it. I thought for sure Acuna and Gleyber would be in. Names don't appear when you go to edit audio. Just to be sure, I started an exhibition game and it was still "number 13" and "number 25" for them. And I triple checked that 1.13 is the version I'm on now.
    Armor and Sword
    Well that is a pleasant surprise. The greatest sports game ever made just got even better.
    And a shout out to SDS for either getting rid of or reducing the Judges chamber presentation in Yankee Stadium. It was constant and somewhere they patched it. I have not heard it in a long time (I am in August and did not hear to once in July). Wonder if they tuned the logic to trigger it only early in the season.
    Will find out eventually.
    Really happy to see those storylines updated. I do have Gary Sanchez in the Batting Title race and have Aaron Judge and Greg Bird in the HR title race.
    Fun times.

    You said it, I can't be the only one who played a certain 10 hour trial of another sports game that made me appreciate MLBTS even more than I already did.
    ncbravesfan
    That stinks. What's the point in updating rookie names if you're going to leave out two of the biggest ones? I'm still waiting for them to update the first base coach to Eric Young, too. IMO, that should have been done in April. Very disappointed.

    I don't know if this is true, but I can't see them being able to schedule a recording session at this stage of the MLB season unless it was during the All Star break. Likely, they looked through their recorded data archive and patched in some names they hadn't previously included.
    countryboy
    Hoping two other presentation issues were corrected:
    1) There are times where the game flashes an overlay to show the starting pitcher comparison mid-way thru the game and instead of showing stats, it shows their bio.
    2) As you get into your franchise the game will show an overlay for your minor league teams and someone who is playing well, but the stats and such are all jacked up and make no sense.

    Cool. If someone hear something special let us know ! :popcorn:
    LowerWolf
    I'm bummed.
    Took an early lunch to come home and see the update.
    Acuna is not in.
    Soroka is not in.
    Gleyber is not in.
    I'm not sure what names were added, but pretty disappointing that arguably the two biggest rookies didn't get names added.

    Gleyber is in and I would assume so is Acuna.
    However.....
    1. You have to use the SCEA version of Gleyber (you can export him from SCEA's most recent roster update and import him into your rosters)
    2. You HAVE to leave his First and Last Name Audio blank in the Edit Player screen, you can edit anything else but his name.
    3. PA announcer will not say his name, but Matt Vasgersian will when he comes to bat.
    #1 and #2 are important.
    I would assume this would apply to all the other high profile rookies who made their debuts in 2018.
    El_MaYiMbE
    Gleyber is in and I would assume so is Acuna.
    However.....
    1. You have to use the SCEA version of Gleyber (you can export him from SCEA's most recent roster update and import him into your rosters)
    2. You HAVE to leave his First and Last Name Audio blank in the Edit Player screen, you can edit anything else but his name.
    3. PA announcer will not say his name, but Matt Vasgersian will when he comes to bat.
    #1 and #2 are important.
    I would assume this would apply to all the other high profile rookies who made their debuts in 2018.

    Can confirm Acuna PBP is in on SCEA's roster.
    El_MaYiMbE
    Gleyber is in and I would assume so is Acuna.
    However.....
    1. You have to use the SCEA version of Gleyber (you can export him from SCEA's most recent roster update and import him into your rosters)
    2. You HAVE to leave his First and Last Name Audio blank in the Edit Player screen, you can edit anything else but his name.
    3. PA announcer will not say his name, but Matt Vasgersian will when he comes to bat.
    #1 and #2 are important.
    I would assume this would apply to all the other high profile rookies who made their debuts in 2018.

    bcruise
    Can confirm Acuna PBP is in on SCEA's roster.

    I was worried that might be the case. Thanks for checking it out.
    I did one test AB for each and the PA announcer used the number, but Matt never referenced them. If I had done another at-bat, I may have heard it.
    Still a bummer since I was hoping I could assign audio to the player I edited into Acuna into my franchise. I'm too deep to start over.
    countryboy
    There's no way to get that into an existing franchise is there?

    I don't believe so. Even with CPU Roster Control on (which is something you had to enable at the very start of a franchise), you can't import once it starts, only export.
    LowerWolf
    I was worried that might be the case. Thanks for checking it out.
    I did one test AB for each and the PA announcer used the number, but Matt never referenced them. If I had done another at-bat, I may have heard it.
    Still a bummer since I was hoping I could assign audio to the player I edited into Acuna into my franchise. I'm too deep to start over.

    Yeah, the longer explanation and reason it works the way I outlined is for carry over saves. The idea is if you start a franchise with Acuna (or Gleyber, or whoever) using the SCEA version, when you carry your franchise over to MLB The Show 19, the game will be smart enough to recognize that the Acuna that shipped with the game in '19 is the same player that was added to MLB 18 by SCEA.
    So when you carry over your franchise all stats accumulated by the '18 SCEA version of Acuna will be displayed correctly against the '19 in-game version of Acuna (the version that shipped with the game). Naturally, you will benefit from having his picture, storylines, added quirks, etc...
    Basically it is a way of tying together an SCEA created player, with the version of that player that will ship with the game in future versions.
    All of that trumps (unfortunately) your use case of not being able to import him into your franchise.
    bcruise
    I don't believe so. Even with CPU Roster Control on (which is something you had to enable at the very start of a franchise), you can't import once it starts, only export.

    That's what I thought.
    Thanks for the answer bcruise.
    El_MaYiMbE
    Yeah, the longer explanation and reason it works the way I outlined is for carry over saves. The idea is if you start a franchise with Acuna (or Gleyber, or whoever) using the SCEA version, when you carry your franchise over to MLB The Show 19, the game will be smart enough to recognize that the Acuna that shipped with the game in '19 is the same player that was added to MLB 18 by SCEA.
    So when you carry over your franchise all stats accumulated by the '18 SCEA version of Acuna will be displayed correctly against the '19 in-game version of Acuna (the version that shipped with the game). Naturally, you will benefit from having his picture, storylines, added quirks, etc...
    Basically it is a way of tying together an SCEA created player, with the version of that player that will ship with the game in future versions.
    All of that trumps (unfortunately) your use case of not being able to import him into your franchise.

    That makes sense for the carry-over.
    I jotted down Acuna's attributes from the official roster and then edited him into my franchise. I understand in SCEA's view, my Acuna isn't the "real" Acuna, and I'm OK with that. That's why I was hoping they could patch in the audio of "Acuna" and I could just give my version his name. I don't care about storylines, but it would be nice to hear "at-bat, Ronald Acuna" instead of "number 13."
    If Madden (and SCEA apparently) can do commentary updates during the season, I have to think it's possible to add names to the editor.
    Ultimately though, I'd love for their to be a way to import players into existing franchises. Give me the option to overwrite an existing generated player with one from the latest roster. Then I'd have the "real" Acuna in my franchise. But, I imagine, that's easier said that done to program.
    Limitations aside, this is a pretty interesting step that I doubt many of us saw SDS taking based on past history - calling the commentary gang back down to San Diego. I agree that it was probably done during the all-star break - it's likely the only time they would have been free to do it.
    The patch was only about 300 MB so I doubt it was a huge amount of audio recorded, but it's always good to hear things that are fresh and new.
    og236
    I just uploaded SCEA’s Acuna & copied over the face from OSFM so you get his commentary as well, under my PSN Domi_Lindo

    So, are you saying that there IS Acuna audio? No more "now batting, number 13"?
    KnightTemplar
    Just downloaded it, AUDIO is blank.

    If by audio being blank you mean the First and Last Name audio fields in the Edit Player screen....this is the way its supposed to be. See previous posts for explanation.
    El_MaYiMbE
    If by audio being blank you mean the First and Last Name audio fields in the Edit Player screen....this is the way its supposed to be. See previous posts for explanation.

    What if when I imported them into the our hybrid roster back when they were added but added "Ronald" and "Jr" in the audio, can I remove those and make them blank again and the commentary will then reference them?
    Haven't been on yet today. Does anybody know if they fixed the Daily Rosters. Lately all the Daily stats have been way off and the team records.
    Edit: Nope
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    AUTiger1
    Did we get a name fix for A.J. Minter? I can't stand hearing him announced as Al Minter. What's up with that?

    Official roster says his name just fine, just checked. Is this an OSFM thing?
    If it's not then it looks like they fixed it.
    Man I don't know if I'm caught up in the moment because they told me about presentation and commentary upgrades. I just don't remember seeing or hearing it be this damn good. I made a video to show the new player spotlights after a great play better camera cuts to see the whole field after a play, commentary in late game situation all stuff I don't recall. Help me is it new or me all in my placebo?
    Impetuous65
    Man I don't know if I'm caught up in the moment because they told me about presentation and commentary upgrades. I just don't remember seeing or hearing it be this damn good. I made a video to show the new player spotlights after a great play better camera cuts to see the whole field after a play, commentary in late game situation all stuff I don't recall. Help me is it new or me all in my placebo?

    Presentation is improved. The game is pretty to look at. But, at some point do they remove the cutscene to the manager after a HR? lol
    ncbravesfan
    So, are you saying that there IS Acuna audio? No more "now batting, number 13"?

    The PA announcer announces him as number 13, Matty V announces him as Ronald Acuña Jr in the game that I played
    LowerWolf
    Acuna’s name being added, and the screaming brat in the crowd being removed, would make this patch a success for me.

    Holy crap! I thought I was the only one that noticed the repetitive screaming girl in the crowd. You can't un-hear it once you do.
    bcruise
    Official roster says his name just fine, just checked. Is this an OSFM thing?
    If it's not then it looks like they fixed it.

    When he is announced into the game by Matty V he is announced as Al Minter. I haven't played with the SECA rosters to know if it's a OSFM thing or not. I just know with the OSFM roster I hear Al Minter and it's quite annoying.
    og236
    The PA announcer announces him as number 13, Matty V announces him as Ronald Acuña Jr in the game that I played

    I imported a new fresh Acuna from SCEA and Matty V still announced him #13...what's up??
    EDIT: The second time up to bat, MattyV used his full name. Not sure why he didn't the first AB...weird.
    Checked a few more players for audio, these guys have em:
    CLE P Shane Bieber
    TB 1B/LF Jake Bauers
    TB P Yonny Chirinos
    WSH LF Juan Soto
    og236
    Checked a few more players for audio, these guys have em:
    CLE P Shane Bieber
    TB 1B/LF Jake Bauers
    TB P Yonny Chirinos
    WSH LF Juan Soto

    I wonder if there is a running list somewhere for all names that were added?
    bravesfan1984
    I wonder if there is a running list somewhere for all names that were added?

    I plan on doing one but who knows how long that’s going to take lol hopefully I can get done by the weekend. I checked for Willy Adames SS from the Rays & he doesn’t have audio added.
    og236
    I plan on doing one but who knows how long that’s going to take lol hopefully I can get done by the weekend. I checked for Willy Adames SS from the Rays & he doesn’t have audio added.

    If you could get a list together before I drop the Hybrid roster this weekend, that would be amazing!
    bravesfan1984
    If you could get a list together before I drop the Hybrid roster this weekend, that would be amazing!

    I have the full list of rookies with audio. I went thru each team and cgecked them all out during a brief exibition game. i will post in a bit if u guys still want them.
    DukesofHazzard
    I have the full list of rookies with audio. I went thru each team and cgecked them all out during a brief exibition game. i will post in a bit if u guys still want them.

    Awesome dude please post!
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    DukesofHazzard
    I have the full list of rookies with audio. I went thru each team and cgecked them all out during a brief exibition game. i will post in a bit if u guys still want them.

    Yes please, that would be so clutch! I'd like to be able to reimport them into the hybrid set. I always added the first and last audio names, so reimporting them is the only way to get the audio, ugh. Knew I should have just left them blank to begin with but I couldn't stand MattV just announcing a #.
    DukesofHazzard
    I have the full list of rookies with audio. I went thru each team and cgecked them all out during a brief exibition game. i will post in a bit if u guys still want them.

    Thanks for saving me some time !
    This was a great update. I am hearing new storylines, dynamic to boot. The OSD’s for the starting lineups and the stat’s at the bottom of that OSD are fixed!!
    In my game vs Boston last night (theme 2) the pitcher comparison worked!!! I hope this is truly fixed.
    Great stuff and again......a very pleasant surprise. They reduced a lot of those DeRosa repeated lines like ambush tactics, first round pick talk.....drastically reduced all that stuff to not trigger....all the time.
    Feels fresher. And just what the doctored ordered as we are in August.
    They also acknowledged some trades that were made in game. JD Martinez was dealt to the Red Sox (in year two with my franchise so J.D's ratings are not juiced like 18’s roses set)) for Justin Bour and DeRosa acknowledged that fact.
    It is those little things that adds immersion and makes your franchise feel alive. The more of that we get....the better.
    Question - I'm using Ridin's latest OSFM v4 roster...
    In order to get the audio of those players, what would I have to do? Just use his roster as is, and they'll automatically be named -OR- do I have to input the SCEA players from the official roster (of which they'll drop a new one today) and then import over the others?
    That would also mean, if I have to go behind door #2, that I have to copy down all the ratings of those players (if I want to keep them with Ridin's update) and then input ALL of them as well?
    Thanks for any help!
    El_MaYiMbE
    Gleyber is in and I would assume so is Acuna.
    However.....
    1. You have to use the SCEA version of Gleyber (you can export him from SCEA's most recent roster update and import him into your rosters)
    2. You HAVE to leave his First and Last Name Audio blank in the Edit Player screen, you can edit anything else but his name.
    3. PA announcer will not say his name, but Matt Vasgersian will when he comes to bat.
    #1 and #2 are important.
    I would assume this would apply to all the other high profile rookies who made their debuts in 2018.

    Thank you for that important information
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    bcruise
    Official roster says his name just fine, just checked. Is this an OSFM thing?
    If it's not then it looks like they fixed it.

    No it is not an OSFM thing. I only use only the official SDS roster and has been that way the whole time.
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    Orioles:
    yeffry ramirez
    hunter harvey
    david hess
    paul fry
    austin wynns
    engelb vielma
    Redsox:
    Brandon workman
    Yankees:
    Gleyber torres
    Nestor cortez jr.
    Rays:
    ryan yarbrough
    yonny chirinos
    diego castillo
    jaime shultz
    jake bauers
    Blue jays:
    billy mckinney
    White sox:
    matt skole
    david palka
    Indians:
    shane bieber
    adam cimber
    johnny field
    Tigers:
    sandy baez
    ryan carpenter
    grayson greiner
    dawel lugo
    ronny rodriguez
    mike gerber
    Royals:
    trevor oaks
    jason adam
    tim hill
    rossell herrera
    Twins:
    fernando romero
    zach littell
    jake cave
    Angels:
    jaime barria
    justin anderson
    jose briceno
    jose miguel fernandez
    michael hermosillo
    Athletics:
    lou trevino
    nick martini
    Mariners:
    christian bergman
    john andreoli
    Rangers:
    brandon mann
    ronald guzman
    isiah kiner-falefa
    Astros:
    None
    Braves:
    mike soroka
    ronald acuna jr
    dustin peterson
    Marlins:
    trevor richards
    ben meyer
    merandy gonzalez
    braxton lee
    Nationals:
    jeffry rodriguez
    austin voth
    wander suero
    juan soto
    Mets:
    corey oswalt
    pj conlon
    gerson bautista
    tim peterson
    luis guillorme
    Phillies:
    seranthony dominguez
    jesmuel valentin
    scott kingery
    mitch walding
    dylan cozens
    Cubs:
    justin hancock
    david bote
    Reds:
    zack weiss
    tanner rainey
    alex blandino
    brandon dixon
    Brewers:
    freddy peralta
    nick franklin
    Pirates:
    nick kingham
    clay holmes
    Cardinals:
    daniel poncedeleon
    austin gomber
    jordan hicks
    Diamondbacks:
    matt koch
    Rockies:
    sam howard
    harrison musgrave
    jerry vasto
    noel cuevas
    Dodgers:
    caleb ferguson
    dennis santana
    Padres:
    joey lucchesi
    colton brewer
    eric lauer
    franmil reyes
    Giants:
    dereck rodriguez
    andrew suarez
    tyler beede
    DukesofHazzard
    Orioles:
    yeffry ramirez
    hunter harvey
    david hess
    paul fry
    austin wynns
    engelb vielma
    Redsox:
    Brandon workman
    Yankees:
    Gleyber torres
    Nestor cortez jr.
    Rays:
    ryan yarbrough
    yonny chirinos
    diego castillo
    jaime shultz
    jake bauers
    Blue jays:
    billy mckinney
    White sox:
    matt skole
    david palka
    Indians:
    shane bieber
    adam cimber
    johnny field
    Tigers:
    sandy baez
    ryan carpenter
    grayson greiner
    dawel lugo
    ronny rodriguez
    mike gerber
    Royals:
    trevor oaks
    jason adam
    tim hill
    rossell herrera
    Twins:
    fernando romero
    zach littell
    jake cave
    Angels:
    jaime barria
    justin anderson
    jose briceno
    jose miguel fernandez
    michael hermosillo
    Athletics:
    lou trevino
    nick martini
    Mariners:
    christian bergman
    john andreoli
    Rangers:
    brandon mann
    ronald guzman
    isiah kiner-falefa
    Astros:
    None
    Braves:
    mike soroka
    ronald acuna jr
    dustin peterson
    Marlins:
    trevor richards
    ben meyer
    merandy gonzalez
    braxton lee
    Nationals:
    jeffry rodriguez
    austin voth
    wander suero
    juan soto
    Mets:
    corey oswalt
    pj conlon
    gerson bautista
    tim peterson
    luis guillorme
    Phillies:
    seranthony dominguez
    jesmuel valentin
    scott kingery
    mitch walding
    dylan cozens
    Cubs:
    justin hancock
    david bote
    Reds:
    zack weiss
    tanner rainey
    alex blandino
    brandon dixon
    Brewers:
    freddy peralta
    nick franklin
    Pirates:
    nick kingham
    clay holmes
    Cardinals:
    daniel poncedeleon
    austin gomber
    jordan hicks
    Diamondbacks:
    matt koch
    Rockies:
    sam howard
    harrison musgrave
    jerry vasto
    noel cuevas
    Dodgers:
    caleb ferguson
    dennis santana
    Padres:
    joey lucchesi
    colton brewer
    eric lauer
    franmil reyes
    Giants:
    dereck rodriguez
    andrew suarez
    tyler beede

    Thank you so much!
    bravesfan1984
    Thank you so much!

    You are very welcome. Side note, Makita the refief pitcher for the padres worked while pitching just not when he came intonthe game. Matty v said his last name when he fielded a grounder just not when he was announced coming into the game atleast not for me
    DukesofHazzard
    You are very welcome. Side note, Makita the refief pitcher for the padres worked while pitching just not when he came intonthe game. Matty v said his last name when he fielded a grounder just not when he was announced coming into the game atleast not for me

    Thanks for the heads up. Luckily most of these don't have the actual audio names in the game so I won't have to import them, as I didn't touch the audio names. Just the ones that have their name in the database. But this list is a HUGE help!
    Not to get too greedy - think it's awesome that they updated the audio - but it would be cool if they could add new portraits mid year, too! That would bring me back to my MLB2K portrait update days!
    DukesofHazzard
    Orioles:
    yeffry ramirez
    hunter harvey
    david hess
    paul fry
    austin wynns
    engelb vielma
    Redsox:
    Brandon workman
    Yankees:
    Gleyber torres
    Nestor cortez jr.
    Rays:
    ryan yarbrough
    yonny chirinos
    diego castillo
    jaime shultz
    jake bauers
    Blue jays:
    billy mckinney
    White sox:
    matt skole
    david palka
    Indians:
    shane bieber
    adam cimber
    johnny field
    Tigers:
    sandy baez
    ryan carpenter
    grayson greiner
    dawel lugo
    ronny rodriguez
    mike gerber
    Royals:
    trevor oaks
    jason adam
    tim hill
    rossell herrera
    Twins:
    fernando romero
    zach littell
    jake cave
    Angels:
    jaime barria
    justin anderson
    jose briceno
    jose miguel fernandez
    michael hermosillo
    Athletics:
    lou trevino
    nick martini
    Mariners:
    christian bergman
    john andreoli
    Rangers:
    brandon mann
    ronald guzman
    isiah kiner-falefa
    Astros:
    None
    Braves:
    mike soroka
    ronald acuna jr
    dustin peterson
    Marlins:
    trevor richards
    ben meyer
    merandy gonzalez
    braxton lee
    Nationals:
    jeffry rodriguez
    austin voth
    wander suero
    juan soto
    Mets:
    corey oswalt
    pj conlon
    gerson bautista
    tim peterson
    luis guillorme
    Phillies:
    seranthony dominguez
    jesmuel valentin
    scott kingery
    mitch walding
    dylan cozens
    Cubs:
    justin hancock
    david bote
    Reds:
    zack weiss
    tanner rainey
    alex blandino
    brandon dixon
    Brewers:
    freddy peralta
    nick franklin
    Pirates:
    nick kingham
    clay holmes
    Cardinals:
    daniel poncedeleon
    austin gomber
    jordan hicks
    Diamondbacks:
    matt koch
    Rockies:
    sam howard
    harrison musgrave
    jerry vasto
    noel cuevas
    Dodgers:
    caleb ferguson
    dennis santana
    Padres:
    joey lucchesi
    colton brewer
    eric lauer
    franmil reyes
    Giants:
    dereck rodriguez
    andrew suarez
    tyler beede

    fantastic u rock!
    ramspeedkill
    thanks,,,but why no Max Muncy?

    I was thinking the same thing. i triple checked him and nothing. kinda strange how with some live roster update guys can have audio but some ont. Like nick franklin who was added with a roster update has audio
    Is it me or maybe a placebo effect...But does the catcher seem a little more, I don't know, snappier..Maybe a bit quicker in his motions..Like when he catches the ball and goes to transfer out of his glove..
    I feel like the first three bullet points of the release notes are what was promised in the twitch streams when the game launched.
    I noted on this in another thread about how my CAP player stole 10 bases in a game and the commentators never mentioned it. As well as mentioning your CAP player in the batter line up overlay screen instead of skipping over you. Might be fixed with this patch.
    Im torn because I don’t know if I should post all the video that shows so many missing fundamentals while playing the game with player lock or RTTS. Or just wait another couple of years and hope these glarring issues will be fixed. Not bugs but basic fundamentals.
    Considering RTTS (Player Lock) is one of the more popular modes. A large number of players don’t play defense so maybe this is the reason why it remains not overlooked.
    My latest fun moment is watching the CPU continusly win to break my 20 game winning streak in Franchise mode. Upon several restart of the same save file while playing every at bat and defense via player lock. I think the community would be surprised as to how many times in a row (what bothers me the most) the CPU comes out on top! Even line up and pitching changes will not do the trick!
    Torn because I really want The Show to be great but something is wrong underneath!
    It's pretty cool to see as I was going for the series(NATS) "Sweep" the Dynamic loading screens as I was cycling through them shows a "Get the Broom" Sweep screen. Early on all three get in on the sweep talk and mentions my scores from the previous 2 ball games both in double Digits. Later in the game I'm up by 6 runs and Derosa just flat out said there's no other way to say this cause I don't see them coming back the dodgers has swept this series and the other announcers just let that breathe neither made a sound. This was in the 6th inning on the road. By the 8th inning Dan and Matt was in agreement. And the do a lot of series talk and focus more on the series OSD's for batter walk up when you get to the last game of the series.
    Armor and Sword
    This was a great update. I am hearing new storylines, dynamic to boot. The OSD’s for the starting lineups and the stat’s at the bottom of that OSD are fixed!!
    In my game vs Boston last night (theme 2) the pitcher comparison worked!!! I hope this is truly fixed.
    Great stuff and again......a very pleasant surprise. They reduced a lot of those DeRosa repeated lines like ambush tactics, first round pick talk.....drastically reduced all that stuff to not trigger....all the time.
    Feels fresher. And just what the doctored ordered as we are in August.
    They also acknowledged some trades that were made in game. JD Martinez was dealt to the Red Sox (in year two with my franchise so J.D's ratings are not juiced like 18’s roses set)) for Justin Bour and DeRosa acknowledged that fact.
    It is those little things that adds immersion and makes your franchise feel alive. The more of that we get....the better.

    I had he same thing happen to me with Zach Britton. Matt V commented that he was acquired from the orioles in a trade earlier this season. Thought what was pretty cool and something I don’t recall hearing before.
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    Armor and Sword

    In my game vs Boston last night (theme 2) the pitcher comparison worked!!! I hope this is truly fixed.

    In the game i have played i still got the pitcher comparison with just the pitchers age, height ect.
    Didn't expect it but still no mention of bullpen movement by the commentators for the players team.
    This patch is one of the game’s finest, unexpected moments ... KUDOS.
    Now my first world problem is whether I value the new audio for guys like Acuna, or the beautiful CAPs that are out there in the vault (Cujo for instance).
    Any idea if anyone has recreated those models on the new SCEA versions that now have the audio? I was thinking of trying it for Soroka, but may do Acuna if no one else has yet. Gleyber and Soto are the two others I really want, knowing they can be franchise players. There’s something about seeing their perfect likeness AND hearing their name that makes me unusually excited ...
    Is it me, or does the Ronald Acuna Jr in the most recent live roster update no longer look like him? This wasn't not the Acuna that they have been using previously. I played a game, and they said his name in his first AB, so I'm using the SECA most recent roster after the update, I'm assuming. The first photo is a picture of the Acuna that doesn't look like him, but has his audio name. The second photo is a picture of Acuna Jr that I have on my roster, that was from when they first put his face in the game.

    Has there been, or will there ever be a fix for losing jersey number in Road to The Show? I know it may sound petty to some but it’s pretty much a deal breaker for me that we lose our jersey number if a new player is acquired or brought up with a similar number. Especially considering that we see the back of the player’s uniform so frequently.
    This has been in the game for so long and I can’t believe that it’s never been addressed and that more people don’t raise a stink about it.
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    Bushido, about to upload this version of Acuña. It’s Cujo’s creation which I’ll cite in the vault, just using the new SCEA model as the base so you get his commentary. I have a few more that I’ll try and get to this weekend, including a custom Soroka I’ve been working on. But again, all credit to Cujo for this one, I just copied his exact formula and updated his stance and equipment.
    My gamer tag is MikeJSox7
    I edited this video to show the dynamic story line for Clayton Kershaw. The video is 10 minutes long, but there was quite a bit more conversation about Clayton's No Hit Bid. SDS has really put themselves in another category with this presentation and commentary. Now that they have improved it dramatically with this patch. OSD's with commentary to match, if you make it till the end of this storyline, you will hear the crowd start to cheer on the visiting team's pitcher, because of what is transpiring.
    DukesofHazzard
    Orioles:
    yeffry ramirez
    hunter harvey
    david hess
    paul fry
    austin wynns
    engelb vielma
    Redsox:
    Brandon workman
    Yankees:
    Gleyber torres
    Nestor cortez jr.
    Rays:
    ryan yarbrough
    yonny chirinos
    diego castillo
    jaime shultz
    jake bauers
    Blue jays:
    billy mckinney
    White sox:
    matt skole
    david palka
    Indians:
    shane bieber
    adam cimber
    johnny field
    Tigers:
    sandy baez
    ryan carpenter
    grayson greiner
    dawel lugo
    ronny rodriguez
    mike gerber
    Royals:
    trevor oaks
    jason adam
    tim hill
    rossell herrera
    Twins:
    fernando romero
    zach littell
    jake cave
    Angels:
    jaime barria
    justin anderson
    jose briceno
    jose miguel fernandez
    michael hermosillo
    Athletics:
    lou trevino
    nick martini
    Mariners:
    christian bergman
    john andreoli
    Rangers:
    brandon mann
    ronald guzman
    isiah kiner-falefa
    Astros:
    None
    Braves:
    mike soroka
    ronald acuna jr
    dustin peterson
    Marlins:
    trevor richards
    ben meyer
    merandy gonzalez
    braxton lee
    Nationals:
    jeffry rodriguez
    austin voth
    wander suero
    juan soto
    Mets:
    corey oswalt
    pj conlon
    gerson bautista
    tim peterson
    luis guillorme
    Phillies:
    seranthony dominguez
    jesmuel valentin
    scott kingery
    mitch walding
    dylan cozens
    Cubs:
    justin hancock
    david bote
    Reds:
    zack weiss
    tanner rainey
    alex blandino
    brandon dixon
    Brewers:
    freddy peralta
    nick franklin
    Pirates:
    nick kingham
    clay holmes
    Cardinals:
    daniel poncedeleon
    austin gomber
    jordan hicks
    Diamondbacks:
    matt koch
    Rockies:
    sam howard
    harrison musgrave
    jerry vasto
    noel cuevas
    Dodgers:
    caleb ferguson
    dennis santana
    Padres:
    joey lucchesi
    colton brewer
    eric lauer
    franmil reyes
    Giants:
    dereck rodriguez
    andrew suarez
    tyler beede

    Luiz Gohara was also added for the Atlanta Braves.
    jada855
    I feel like the first three bullet points of the release notes are what was promised in the twitch streams when the game launched.
    I noted on this in another thread about how my CAP player stole 10 bases in a game and the commentators never mentioned it. As well as mentioning your CAP player in the batter line up overlay screen instead of skipping over you. Might be fixed with this patch.
    Im torn because I don’t know if I should post all the video that shows so many missing fundamentals while playing the game with player lock or RTTS. Or just wait another couple of years and hope these glarring issues will be fixed. Not bugs but basic fundamentals.
    Considering RTTS (Player Lock) is one of the more popular modes. A large number of players don’t play defense so maybe this is the reason why it remains not overlooked.
    My latest fun moment is watching the CPU continusly win to break my 20 game winning streak in Franchise mode. Upon several restart of the same save file while playing every at bat and defense via player lock. I think the community would be surprised as to how many times in a row (what bothers me the most) the CPU comes out on top! Even line up and pitching changes will not do the trick!
    Torn because I really want The Show to be great but something is wrong underneath!
    This has plagued the game for years but many people either don't see it or attribute it to "just being baseball." Many times it's not about pitching matchups or mound visits or defensive shifts, sometimes it's just time for the cpu to win, especially after a 20 game winning streak.
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    Impetuous65
    I edited this video to show the dynamic story line for Clayton Kershaw. The video is 10 minutes long, but there was quite a bit more conversation about Clayton's No Hit Bid. SDS has really put themselves in another category with this presentation and commentary. Now that they have improved it dramatically with this patch. OSD's with commentary to match, if you make it till the end of this storyline, you will hear the crowd start to cheer on the visiting team's pitcher, because of what is transpiring.
    Not to rain on your parade but a couple of things to note in this video:
    1. 4 of the top 5 Era leaders in the league are on your team, the Dodgers, with Rich Hill leading the way at 0.58. Time to up the difficulty a bit?
    2. Both of the errors in question in the video, while they could've been scored hits, also could've been scored errors as they both probably should've been caught, through no fault of your own.
    3. I'm not sure what the issue is with the Rendon's hit. It was a flair that Puig literally had zero shot at catching. None. He wasn't even close to it. It was a dunk single from when it left the bat. So what exactly are you debating? If Puig usually gets to those, you either have outfield speed WAY too high or Puig is on steroids and has warp speed because based on what I saw, he had zero chance at catching that ball.
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    Padgoi
    Not to rain on your parade but a couple of things to note in this video:
    1. 4 of the top 5 Era leaders in the league are on your team, the Dodgers, with Rich Hill leading the way at 0.58. Time to up the difficulty a bit?
    2. Both of the errors in question in the video, while they could've been scored hits, also could've been scored errors as they both probably should've been caught, through no fault of your own.
    3. I'm not sure what the issue is with the Rendon's hit. It was a flair that Puig literally had zero shot at catching. None. He wasn't even close to it. It was a dunk single from when it left the bat. So what exactly are you debating? If Puig usually gets to those, you either have outfield speed WAY too high or Puig is on steroids and has warp speed because based on what I saw, he had zero chance at catching that ball.
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    1. AllStar, not trying to be the best gamer, trying to have a good time.
    2. It was the game who scored it that way, that was the point.
    3. It's called a cliffhanger
    The video was to showcase the "Dynamic Storyline" and how it has improved since the patch.
    Impetuous65
    1. AllStar, not trying to be the best gamer, trying to have a good time.
    2. It was the game who scored it that way, that was the point.
    3. It's called a cliffhanger
    The video was to showcase the "Dynamic Storyline" and how it has improved since the patch.

    I thought it was effective. Good video.
    I also had an error exactly like your first one the other day. I disagree on it being an error (with that triggered animation). I think it's a hit all the way, personally.
    Impetuous65
    1. AllStar, not trying to be the best gamer, trying to have a good time.
    2. It was the game who scored it that way, that was the point.
    3. It's called a cliffhanger
    The video was to showcase the "Dynamic Storyline" and how it has improved since the patch.

    Thanks for posting that. My no hitter attempt with Kershaw was shut down in the 7th and it was my fault, I lost my nerve and pitched horribly. Good job you didn’t.
    Impetuous65
    ...not trying to be the best gamer, trying to have a good time.

    A) are you trying to give people here a heart attack?
    B) wasnt it Tom Hanks that said ''theres no funning in baseball'' or something along those lines?
    C) are you trying to give people here a heart attack?
    FWIW I play with dynamic difficulty on and I too spend the majority of the time in all-star land. but dont tell anyone lol
    perhaps its just placebo but does pitching feel easier? I switched to meter earlier during the year and it was a bit more challenging, but now i find I cruise without much from the CPU
    ARoid1313
    perhaps its just placebo but does pitching feel easier? I switched to meter earlier during the year and it was a bit more challenging, but now i find I cruise without much from the CPU

    Placebo. No doubt. Don’t think... just pitch.
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    Armor and Sword
    Placebo. No doubt. Don’t think... just pitch.
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    I dont know. since this patch, women have been looking at me ... different.
    theres definitely something there. they're not after me for my money or looks.
    has to be the patch.
    on a serious note, I believe this is the next to last patch & one more will come in September.
    Anyone care to test with these changes with a CAP using player lock in Franchise mode? I don't play RTTS!
    My Results
    Played using Game Watch mode:
    • Stole 5 bases in a game. Announcers- Nothing Mentioned!
    • Traded myself to the Dodger's Mid Season. Announcers- Nothing Mentioned!
    • Entered play with a 16 game hitting streak. Announcers- Talked about Yelich's 5 game hitting streak two batters before me. But failed to mention anything about my CAP player!
    • Batting and Lineup overlays. Batting .454 leading the team! Skipped over and nothing Announcers-Nothing mentioned!
    CWood2
    Bushido, about to upload this version of Acuña. It’s Cujo’s creation which I’ll cite in the vault, just using the new SCEA model as the base so you get his commentary. I have a few more that I’ll try and get to this weekend, including a custom Soroka I’ve been working on. But again, all credit to Cujo for this one, I just copied his exact formula and updated his stance and equipment.
    My gamer tag is MikeJSox7

    Thanks CWood,
    I used this version for my roster. I have no idea why they released a generic version of Acuna in their latest roster/update
    Bushido
    Thanks CWood,
    I used this version for my roster. I have no idea why they released a generic version of Acuna in their latest roster/update

    Just uploaded Mike Soroka (with audio) and Drew Waters as well, both my own mods if you want to take a look.
    Big fan of your roster, btw.
    Just had the pitcher comparison graphic overlay pop up and it showed height, weight, age and years pro...:(
    Was really hoping it was fixed in this patch.
    In my Franchise restart, I do get Acuna's name most of the time now. Every now and then, Matt still says #13.
    One minor thing, on the graphic showing my defense in the second inning, it shows Swanson as a 2017 Gold Glove winner instead of Inciarte now.
    LowerWolf
    In my Franchise restart, I do get Acuna's name most of the time now. Every now and then, Matt still says #13.
    One minor thing, on the graphic showing my defense in the second inning, it shows Swanson as a 2017 Gold Glove winner instead of Inciarte now.

    LowerWolf,
    I noticed this as well! It's mentioned the first time and then the number during my test. I used a version of OSFM V4 and tried it with one from the player vault! Did you do the same! I did not have any luck carrying over from MLB 17!
    Storylines seem to be tied to some ID! I don't have faith in this anymore because it does not work with CAP's as mentioned in the stream unfortunately!
    Is anyone noticing any gameplay changes with this patch? I know there's nothing in the patch but hitting seems harder, harder to hit the pci on the ball resulting in a lot of hard hit balls right at fielders and just general swing and misses when the pci is a hairline off the ball.
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    LowerWolf
    In my Franchise restart, I do get Acuna's name most of the time now. Every now and then, Matt still says #13.
    One minor thing, on the graphic showing my defense in the second inning, it shows Swanson as a 2017 Gold Glove winner instead of Inciarte now.

    well, he was the #1 overall pick and he does have those matinee idol looks and soft hands....
    I did a quick spring training game just to check. They fixed "Al" Minter (thank god), Soroka seemed fine, and like you Acuna just got his number first AB, but got his name properly next AB. Overall, very pleased with the patch. I really wish they'd do an update on the list of names available to plug in, would keep me from having to restart a franchise....but oh well, better than a sharp stick in the eye.
    Padgoi
    Is anyone noticing any gameplay changes with this patch? I know there's nothing in the patch but hitting seems harder, harder to hit the pci on the ball resulting in a lot of hard hit balls right at fielders and just general swing and misses when the pci is a hairline off the ball.

    So far all my data is pretty much the same.
    No change in what I see or the range of end results.
    Granted, using Directional, I don't know how close the PCIs are when they swing and miss but the rate of swings and misses has been pretty much the same, so I assume everything else is the same, especially since nothing noted in the patch as this was a presentation/audio update.
    Question, the following quote is from Matt, I saved it, but apparently SDS will not let you record the word.
    My last strike of the game and Matt says in a curt, and exact tone 'GOOD NIGHT COLORADO' I was caught off guard so I hit the share button to hear it again. SDS has the "Colorado" part censored. It just the way he says it and the tone.
    guinness22
    Umpire audio appears non existent when batting? I hear the ump calling balls and strikes when pitching but not batting.
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    Yeah, when you're batting the ump audio is low, inconsistent, to non-existent, it is a stark comparison when you're pitching it's so boisterous
    Impetuous65

    Yeah, when you're batting the ump audio is low, inconsistent, to non-existent, it is a stark comparison when you're pitching it's so boisterous

    Seems to be better on ‘Hybrid’ presentation than ‘Broadcast’ after I switched. Weird. Maybe I just never noticed before.
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    Can someone explain me why, when the CPU has a good swing timing, he has always a good contact while when it's me, I think, 80% of the time, I have a weak contact.
    And I'm pretty sure that I always have a better contact when I have a late or early timing. Is this related to sliders, directional hitting or something else ?
    Charvalos
    Can someone explain me why, when the CPU has a good swing timing, he has always a good contact while when it's me, I think, 80% of the time, I have a weak contact.
    And I'm pretty sure that I always have a better contact when I have a late or early timing. Is this related to sliders, directional hitting or something else ?

    I would definitely look at the Solid Hits slider, make some tweaks from there.
    Or, simply... the CPU is better than you! So much so that they should be called BTU!
    I'm not sure if this has always been there, or if I'm now just hearing it - but that bonehead fan in the background that yells "SWING!!!!!" nearly every time I'm up to bat... :)
    mkharsh33
    I'm not sure if this has always been there, or if I'm now just hearing it - but that bonehead fan in the background that yells "SWING!!!!!" nearly every time I'm up to bat... :)

    I wish there was a way to mute the hecklers, but still keep the rest of the crowd audio, or is there and I'm just missing it?
    mkharsh33
    I'm not sure if this has always been there, or if I'm now just hearing it - but that bonehead fan in the background that yells "SWING!!!!!" nearly every time I'm up to bat... :)

    Always as far as I can remember :D
    mkharsh33
    I'm not sure if this has always been there, or if I'm now just hearing it - but that bonehead fan in the background that yells "SWING!!!!!" nearly every time I'm up to bat... :)

    Whenever I look like an idiot swinging at a changeup, I always get the jerkwad "nice swing" heckler :tongue:
    2OutRally
    Whenever I look like an idiot swinging at a changeup, I always get the jerkwad "nice swing" heckler :tongue:

    Your a professional hitter, you need to tune out the crowd.
    Padgoi

    1. 4 of the top 5 Era leaders in the league are on your team, the Dodgers, with Rich Hill leading the way at 0.58. Time to up the difficulty a bit?
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    I have since bumped my pitching(pure analog) up from all-star to legend, and I must say. I can definitely tell the difference from pitcher to pitcher. It is a little more nerve racking, but it is orders of magnitude more entertaining. Being so precise in hitting your spots requires so much focus. I can no longer sit back and drink and play a good full game. I hit the 4th inning and it's suspended and come back later. But Thank you for the challenge it is a more rewarding experience.
    EDIT: Not Legend, Hall of Fame pitching.
    Impetuous65
    I have since bumped my pitching(pure analog) up from all-star to legend, and I must say. I can definitely tell the difference from pitcher to pitcher. It is a little more nerve racking, but it is orders of magnitude more entertaining. Being so precise in hitting your spots requires so much focus. I can no longer sit back and drink and play a good full game. I hit the 4th inning and it's suspended and come back later. But Thank you for the challenge it is a more rewarding experience.

    I moved from All Star up to HOF and had a similar challenging experience, I wasn't nearly so brave to go further to Legend.
    Out of curiosity, did you change your sliders? Are they default? I was getting hit pretty bad so I knocked the CPU hitting sliders down a bit to compensate. I love the smarter AI, I just needed to nerf their power and contact abilities.
    RogerDodger
    I moved from All Star up to HOF and had a similar challenging experience, I wasn't nearly so brave to go further to Legend.
    Out of curiosity, did you change your sliders? Are they default? I was getting hit pretty bad so I knocked the CPU hitting sliders down a bit to compensate. I love the smarter AI, I just needed to nerf their power and contact abilities.

    I need to check the settings when I get home. I think I moved up one or did I move it twice. I may be on HOF. I need to double check now. Yep, I was giving up more hits(missing my spots), I have never changed my sliders in a sports video game. I want to play what the devs intended for me to play.
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