Front Page Sports: Baseball '94 FAQ

QUESTION: How do I make camera angle changes during Instant Replays affect camera angles during game play?

ANSWER: The default camera mode can only be modified while a play is in progress. The default camera mode is the one that will be recorded to tapes.

QUESTION: You cannot put an injured player on the Disabled List.

ANSWER: Players can only be put on the DL when they are considered seriously hurt. Check the Team News to see the extent of a player's injuries.

QUESTION: Can I get a printout of all the statistical abbreviations used in the game?

ANSWER: The DATAIN help document can be printed to paper or file. It includes a complete listing of the data entry fields.

QUESTION: How can I make the stats screen in the association menu display all batters' averages? (They do in the Team stats menu.)

ANSWER: This is set by the Qualifiers option in the Select Players dialog box. Players without sufficient playing time to qualify for the League lead in batting categories will not have their batting average computed unless the 'All Players' option is chosen instead of the 'Qualifiers' option.

QUESTION: How can I change the stats of individual players to reflect their real stats?

ANSWER: You may edit individual players any time they are on a team. Simply go to the Team/Roster screen and Show either the Position Players or Pitchers roster. Then double-click the player name to access the Player Data Edit screen.

QUESTION: How can I save different 'views' or column combinations, so I don't have to go through the 'Change Column' procedure to view different sets of stats?

ANSWER:You cannot. While you may customize the view of statistic information with the 'Change Column' procedure, these changes may not be saved as default settings.

QUESTION: How can I see a 'League Leaders' report similar to FPSFB Pro?

ANSWER: Go to Association/Statistics and choose Show/Players.

QUESTION: How can I get the players to run out their ground balls instead of head for the dugout halfway down the baseline?

ANSWER: Players will not run through a base unless they are within 20 feet of that base when the putout is made.

QUESTION: How can I speed up the simulation?

ANSWER: The simulation engine for this game is very resource-intensive. Every movement of the ball in the stadium must be simulated, with wind, weather, air resistance, spin and force vectors applied to it. This results in an astronomical number of calculations to recreate even one game.

With Football Pro '95, there is a 'FASTSIM' mode where game results are generated without stats, but that is not an option for Baseball where stats are much more important. To maximize performance of the game, use MS DOS SmartDrive disk caching and avoid using disk compression or software shells. Other than technical solutions, there are no ways to speed up the simulation.

We suggest you balance shorter seasons and/or smaller associations between player development and season replay needs. If player development is a prime concern, go for an association size that will provide you with the most seasons in the quickest amount of time.

QUESTION: Why do wins that should have gone to the starting pitcher go to the closer?

ANSWER: Rule 10.19 covers the wining and losing pitchers. Section (a)

'Credit the starting pitcher with a game won only if he has pitched at least five complete innings and his team not only is in the lead when he is replaced but remains in the lead the remainder of the game.'

Section (c) states:
'When the starting pitcher cannot be credited with the victory because of the provisions of 10.19 (a) or (b) and more than one relief pitcher is used, the victory shall be awarded on the following basis:
(1) When, during the tenure of the starting pitcher, the winning team assumes the lead and maintains it to the finish of the game, credit the victory to the relief pitcher judged by the scorer to have been the most effective;
(4) The winning relief pitcher shall be the one who is the pitcher of record when his team assumes the lead and maintains it to the finish of the game.

Do not credit a victory to a relief pitcher who is ineffective in a brief appearance, when a succeeding relief pitcher pitches effectively in helping his team maintain the lead. In such cases, credit the succeeding relief pitcher with the victory.'


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