Front Page Sports Baseball Pro '98

Front Page Sports Baseball Pro '98 PC CD Major League team players hitters game! 

Game 

Windows 

Sierra Ent. 

1997 

CD 

$11.49
Packaging
Probably the first thing you'll do when you load up BB Pro '98 is grab a joypad and fire up an arcade game (easier to hit and field) or exhibition outing (more realistic, though you can fine-tune numerous settings to make it less difficult). You have a nice variety of managerial options available in the hands-on mode, as well as extensive control over pitching (type, location, speed) and batting (type of swing and area to look for the pitch). The game looks and feels a lot like real baseball - the animations are dead-on without looking canned and the ball physics seem to be about right.

So controlling the on-field action is a mixed bag - but that's certainly not the case with the league management portion of the game. Whether you want to control one team as owner and GM or become commissioner of an association in which other BB Pro '98 owners take charge of their own teams, this game provides the most flexibility, power, and versatility of any baseball sim you can buy. The detail is overwhelming: If you can think it up, there's a 99 percent chance that there's a way to do it. And the best part is that you can exercise as much or as little control as you want: A computer GM can be told to handle everything from free agent signings and draft picks to actually making the calls during a game.

To speed sim-only games, Sierra's added a "fast sim" option (you can't view highlights after a game) and a "one pitch" option that only displays the last pitch thrown to each batter (useful if you choose to watch a game being simmed out). A remote manager option allows you to compete with fellow BB Pro '98 owners remotely - a wonderful feature, except the lack of modem support means the only way to play head-to-head against fellow league members is at the same keyboard.

Don't like the way players respond under computer control or the way the ball bounces and rolls on turf? There's a feature to insert a file named PB.INI in the Baseball Pro '98 directory that lets you set those factors and dozens more just the way you like them. It gives you control over how the computer GM will react in six defensive and four offensive situations, allows you to change five parameters that determine when substitutions will be made, alter ten physics factors, set the pitcher and batter AI along with fielding and running abilities - and that's not mentioning all the sub-categories that affect the overall sections.

For hard-core baseball fans, Baseball Pro '98 dishes up everything except World Series tickets.

For Windows (32-bit Systems) [*Please review compatibility/platform sections in 'What You Get']

WHAT YOU GET:

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COMPATIBILITY:

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PLATFORM:

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64-Bit Windows OS Systems:
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Macintosh Systems:
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MEDIA FORMAT:

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  • Be patient if there are problems during installation or gameplay. Typically someone else has already ran into that problem and has listed a solution online. Contact us and we will do our best to help.
  • Be sure to update your video card drivers and search for updates to the game from the manufacturer.


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