Contents

 

Intro
Welcome
Playing the Game
Installation
Object of the Game
Baseball Strategy

Teams
The Team Menu
Lineup
Pitching
Defense
Strategies

Players
The Players Menu
Free Agents
Trades
Find Players
Trading Block
Hall Of Fame
Scouting Reports

News
The News Menu
Standings
Finances
Leaders
Headlines
Calendar
Playoffs
Play By Play
Box Scores

Finances
The Budget Menu
Tickets
Concessions

Broadcast
Expenses
Farm System
Build Stadium

League
The League Menu
City Editor
League Editor
Stadium Editor
Options

Tools
The Tools Menu
Output Stats
Import Stats
Fantasy Draft
Simulator
Advanced Tools

Game Files
The Game Menu
New Game
Editing Game Art
Editing Players
Creating New Players

Etc.
Running a League
Did You Know?
Glossary
Technical Support

     
 

ADVANCED TOOLS

The Advanced Tools dialog is found on the Baseball Mogul Tools Menu.

The top three buttons are used to export and import 'Team Files' that can be used to help a league commissioner run a multiplayer online league, by removing the need to enter team lineups and other changes by hand:

Export Team Settings and Pending Transactions

Exports a ".team" file for the currently selected team. The filename will match the 3-letter abbreviation for the current team (e.g. "nyy.team"). This file contains the rosters, lineups, pitching rotation, bullpen configuration and other information (such as team strategies and financial settings). It also stores any pending transactions (free agent bids or trade offers).

Import Team Settings

Imports all ".team" files in the Baseball Mogul folder that match the 3-letter abbreviations in the currently loaded universe (e.g. atl.team, bal.team, bos.team). When importing team settings, Baseball Mogul will implement all of the following changes registered in each ".team" file:

1) Lineups, defensive alignments, starting rotation and bullpen.

2)Financial settings (e.g. ticket prices and scouting staff expenditure).

3)Minor league assignments for each player.

In conjunction with the "Export Team Settings" feature (above), this can be used to help a league commissioner run a multiplayer online league, by removing the need to enter team lineups and other changes by hand.

Import Team Transactions

Imports all ".team" files in the Baseball Mogul folder that match the 3-letter abbreviations in the currently loaded universe (e.g. atl.team, bal.team, bos.team). When importing team transactions, Baseball Mogul does the following:

1) Load and compare all bids for each free agent, and sign the player to the team with the best offer.

2) Load and compare all pending trade offers, and perform any trades between two teams where both teams submitted the exact same trade offer.


Clear Injuries

This button immediately heals all injuries to all players in the database. This can be useful for league play, or for building a database from an existing database that contains injured players (e.g. creating an updated database by altering the default database).

If you wish to assign injuries to many players within your database, you can use the Import Stats feature, and specify that you are importing 'Injured Days'.

Clear Retired Players

Deletes all retired players from the database. This cannot be undone. We strongly recommend saving a backup copy of your saved game before performing this action.

Clear Season Transactions

Erases all Transaction Data for the current season.

Clear All Transactions

Erases all Transaction Data from the current game, including historical transactions (that is, those awards and any other transactions accrued by players BEFORE the start of the game).

Clear All-Time Leaders

Erases the All-Time Leaders in the current game, allowing you to fill the All-Time Leader list with entirely new records.

Clear All Player Stats

Erases all player stats, including the cumulative 'category' stats for all players: 'This Season', 'Last Season', 'Career', 'AAA', 'AA', etc.

Clear Year-By-Year Stats

Erases all 'Year-By-Year' stat lines for every player (these are the rows of stats in the Scouting Report). Career totals are unaffected.

Clear Non-MLB YBY Stats

Erases all 'Year-By-Year' stats that were not accumulated at the major league level.


Auto-Sort Teams

Use the computer's artificial intelligence to sort the rosters, lineups and bullpens of all teams in the database. This can be useful for assessing player quality, or just for examining the computer intelligence in more detail.

Note: This button will completely sort all teams, overriding the "lock" checkboxes on the Lineup, Defense and Bullpen Dialogs.

Regenerate Schedule

Forces Baseball Mogul to generate a new game schedule for the current season. This button cannnot be used after one or more games have been played. This can be used repeatedly until you find a suitable schedule.

Recalculate Salaries

This gives every player in the database a new salary figure based on what they would be awarded in contract negotiations if their contract expired immediately. This is useful if you wish to create a database of new players and let the computer assign an appropriate salary value to each player.

Warning: Calculate Salaries will erase all current salary data and cannot be undone.

Recalculate Endurance Ratings

Recalculated the 'Endurance' rating for every pitcher, according to the year-by-year and career statistics that this player has accumulated to date. This algorithm gives more weight to recent performance, so that a starting pitcher who became a closer will not be turned back into a starting pitcher.

The main purpose of this button is to fix corrupted a saved game with corrupted 'Endurance' ratings.

Recalculate Player Ratings

Recalculates all player ratings for every player, according to the year-by-year and career statistics that this player has accumulated to date.

Total Career Stats

Updates career totals for all players by clearing any existing totals and adding up all the Year-By-Year stats shown in the Scouting Report.

Load Lefty-Righty Stats

Loads the 'vs. lefty' stats stored in the following files (overwriting existing lefty/righty split data where applicable):.

     /Input/Database/BattingVsLeft.csv
     /Input/Database/PitchingVsLeft.csv

Equalize Prices

Resets ticket and concession prices for all teams to average levels.

Equalize Team Expenses

Resets (to an "average" level) all budget levels controlled by the Expenses Dialog: Loyalty, Farm System and Medical Staff. Note that Team Grades are affected over time by expenditure levels. Resetting team expenses will not cause an immediate equalization of all expense-related ratings.

Equalize Team Grades

Resets (to an "average" level) all team ratings linked to the Expenses Dialog: Loyalty, Farm System and Medical Staff.


Export Roster File / Import Roster File

Before you can 'Input Rosters', you must first create a rosters.txt file by selecting 'Output Rosters'. This will create a file named rosters.txt in the 'Output' directory of Baseball Mogul. This file will list the names of all the players in the game file you are using.

Edit this file, by cutting and pasting player names to the team you'd like them to be on. Move this file to Baseball Mogul's 'Input' directory. Then choose 'Input Rosters' from the Advanced Tools Dialog and the players will be moved to the teams they were listed under in the file.

Note: The 'Roster File' feature is meant to help you move players between teams. It is NOT meant to be used to CHANGE player names. If you wish to change the player names, you must either use the Player Editor, or download a database from the Baseball Mogul Forums.

Export Player Ratings / Import Player Ratings

'Export Player Ratings' will create four comma-delimited text files containing player ratings for all active players (where [YYYY] is the current year):

Batter-Ratings-All-[YYYY].csv
Pitcher-Ratings-All-[YYYY].csv
Batter-Ratings-Roster-[YYYY].csv
Pitcher-Ratings-Roster-[YYYY].csv

'Import Player Ratings' will import ratings from the above files (if they exist).

Export Pitch Ratings / Import Pitch Ratings

'Export Pitch Ratings' will output each pitcher's pitcher arsenal and relative ratings to a comma-delimited text file called "PitchRatings.csv" in the "Output" folder.

'Import Pitch Ratings' will import pitch ratings from "PitchRatings.csv" in the "Player" sub-folder of the game's "Input" folder.

Export / Import Cities

Export Cities creates a file called 'cities.txt' in your Baseball Mogul folder that contains all city data in the active game file. This data is stored as follows:

City Name, City Population, Region Population, Annual Population Growth, Income, Altitude, Longitude (x1000), Latitude (x1000), Time Zone (0=Pacific), Fan Base Modifier, NOT USED

For example:

Albany,104960,875000,1680,26155,275,73000000,42000000,3,0,0

To edit this data in the active game file, click 'Export Cities', then edit 'cities.txt', then click 'Import Cities'.

Export / Import Stadium Data

Export Stadium Data creates a file called 'stadiumdata.csv' in the 'Output' folder inside your Baseball Mogul folder.

This file contains data for each stadium in the game (one row per team) as follows:

Year, Team, NOT USED, Hits, 2B, 3B, HR, K, DP, Errors, Righty Power Shift, Righty Average Shift, Capacity, LF, LCF, CF, RCF, RF, Type, Surface, Infield Quality, Infield Grass, Visibility, Foul Ground Size, NOT USED, NOT USED, Year Opened, Construction Cost, Convenience, Comfort, Sight Lines

  • Hits, 2B, 3B, HR, K and DP represent the percent of those events that occur in this stadium compared to an average stadium. For example, '110' in the HR column indicates that home runs occur 10% more often than normal in that stadium.
  • Righty Power Shift and Righty Average Shift are bonuses (or penalties) that accrue to right-handed hitters as compared to left-handed hitters in that stadium.
  • Type: 0 = Open; 1 = Dome; 2 = Convertible
  • Surface: 0 = Grass; 1 = Artificial Turf
  • Infield Quality, Infield Grass, Visibility and Foul Ground Size are ranked from 0 (lowest) to 4 (highest).
  • Convenience, Comfort and Sight Lines are ranked from 700 (lowest) to 1300 (highest).

For example:

2008,"CLE",0,105,95,105,118,100,100,90,5,0,42865,325,370,405,375,325,0,0,3,2,2,1,0,0,0,0,1100,1200,1200

To edit this data in the active game file, click 'Export Stadium Data', then edit the text file, then click 'Import Stadium Data'.

Export Year-By-Year Stats / Import Year-By-Year Stats

'Export Year-By-Year Stats' will output all year-by-year stats to a comma-delimited text file called "YBY.csv".

'Import Year-By-Year Stats' will import year-by-year statistics from the same file.

Fill Amateur Draft

Erases all current players in the Amateur Draft pool and generates a new draft pool (about 225 players for a 32-team league). For historical seasons, this will load historical rookies. For fictional (future) seasons, this will randomly generate a pool of draftable players.

Output Player Cards

Generates document files containing player cards for use in popular card-based baseball board games.

Download Team Logos

Searches the internet for team logos and saves them to the 'Downloads' folder inside Baseball Mogul's 'Logos' folder. With a normal internet connection, this process should take less than a minute. When displaying team logos, Baseball Mogul will first try to display a logo from the 'Downloads' folder before loading a file from the main 'Logos' folder.

Download Player Photos

Searches the internet for player photos matching active and retired players in the current game database, and saves them to the 'Downloads' folder inside Baseball Mogul's 'Photos' folder. This usually takes about 5-10 minutes. When displaying the Scouting Report, Baseball Mogul will check the 'Downloads' folder for a player portrait before checking the 'Portraits' folder. When displaying Headlines or Leaders, Baseball Mogul only loads a photo from 'Downloads' folder if there is no photo for that player in the 'Action' folder.

 
     
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