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BoydsOfSummer
02-11-2007, 07:28 PM
I was curious about how many 'sim' players we have around here. Not fantasy baseball, but sims like Diamond Mind.

I own or have owned everything in the list but am exclusively a Diamond-Mind player now. I may purchase OOTP again once they work out this new version (might give this next one a try).

I don't play fantasy sports anymore, but have played my share in the past.

reds1869
02-11-2007, 07:38 PM
I've played OOTP since it began. I have a killer Japanese league going right now...I don't know if I'll upgrade right away or not.

KronoRed
02-11-2007, 07:42 PM
I've been with OOTP since version 3 but found 2006 to be awful, 6.5 is still good, in an online league.

I quit on Mogul 3 or 4 years ago, played a recent demo and found it's still about the same game now :dunno:

HumnHilghtFreel
02-11-2007, 07:52 PM
I've been playing Mogul recently. Are any of the others free to download as well?

reds1869
02-11-2007, 08:10 PM
I've been with OOTP since version 3 but found 2006 to be awful, 6.5 is still good, in an online league.

I quit on Mogul 3 or 4 years ago, played a recent demo and found it's still about the same game now :dunno:

I liked 2006, but you are right--it was terrible for online leagues. 6.5 is better, but I no longer have a Windows PC at home so 2006 it is.

jmcclain19
02-11-2007, 08:18 PM
I really enjoyed Baseball Mogul. From a nitpicking standpoint, there was quite a bit I would tweak, but for shear enjoyment I got a lot out of the 2006 free download kaldaniels posted on here last season. I blame him for the hours & hours I spent on there dinking around.

That being said, everyone I've talked to about it who likes baseball sims has told me that OOTP is better. I plan on here in the next couple of weeks plunking down a few bucks to give it a try.

Cyclone792
02-11-2007, 10:52 PM
Out of the Park 6.5 (Krono and I are in the same online league).

I bought OOTP 2006 when it came out, and it's so awful I've only had it open on my PC for about two hours combined since I bought it. I may buy 2007 when it comes out next month, but only after trying the demo extensively.

vaticanplum
02-11-2007, 11:12 PM
What in the world is a sim?

Redsland
02-11-2007, 11:30 PM
I play High Heat Baseball 2002.

It's part arcade game, part sim. But I'm up to year 2017, so most of the real players have retired.

jmcclain19
02-12-2007, 12:03 AM
What in the world is a sim?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/03/Ea-the-sims-pc.jpg

vaticanplum
02-12-2007, 12:07 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/03/Ea-the-sims-pc.jpg

The house building people, yes? Sim City?

They play baseball too?

jmcclain19
02-12-2007, 12:11 AM
The house building people, yes? Sim City?

They play baseball too?

Sure. Why not?

reds44
02-12-2007, 12:38 AM
I'm in a OOTP.

MrCinatit
02-12-2007, 12:46 AM
The house building people, yes? Sim City?
They play baseball too?

In this case, sim is simply short for "simulation", where one can simulate building a team and playing a season - or several seasons. If I am not mistaken, the game is taken more from a general manager's perspective, rather than the manager/player/GM perspective seen in games such as High Heat and MVP.

And I wish someone could make a realistic combination of a baseball game and SimCity, and in doing so, combining two of my favorite games and becoming my life-long hero.

missionhockey21
02-12-2007, 01:58 AM
I've been with OOTP since version 3 but found 2006 to be awful, 6.5 is still good, in an online league.

I quit on Mogul 3 or 4 years ago, played a recent demo and found it's still about the same game now :dunno:
Agreed. 2006 has it charms for a single player league, but it's just beyond atrocious for an online league. I've been running an online league for a little over three years now and thankfully the switches from 5-6-6.5 were all worth it, but I stayed away from 2006 to see how a friend's league would be and saw that the hesitancy was needed.

ghettochild
02-12-2007, 04:55 AM
i've played ootp since 4 and i own 6.5, 2006 isn't worth it at all.

GIK
02-12-2007, 07:48 AM
I've been playing OOTP for years, since 2000.

I'm just starting to really get into Bowl Bound College Football now.
http://www.greydogsoftware.com/bb/

HotCorner
02-12-2007, 12:37 PM
I've been playing OOTP for years, since 2000.

I'm just starting to really get into Bowl Bound College Football now.
http://www.greydogsoftware.com/bb/

Yeah. What he said. ;)

Puffy
02-12-2007, 01:00 PM
whatifsports.com

TeamSelig
02-12-2007, 01:40 PM
I used to play OOTP but I'm too broke to buy it again.

So I play Baseball Mogul

cincyinco
02-12-2007, 11:46 PM
Gotta go with Diamond Mind, simply the best IMO.

My 2007 Reds you ask?

1. Ichiro Suzuki - RF
2. Hanley Ramirez - SS
3. Adam Dunn - LF
4. Jim Thome - 1B
5. David Wright - 3B
6. Andruw Jones - CF
7. Jorge Posada - C
8. Felipe Lopez - 2B

Rotation:
1. Roy Halladay
2. Mike Mussina
3. Matt Cain
4. Javier Vazquez
5. Jonathan Papelbon

In the pen: Scot Shields, Adam Wainwright, Chad Bradford, Jonathan Sanchez, KRod.

Its taken me 5 long actual years to get to this point, and I feel I got a good shot at the WS. Made the NLCS last year, but lost in a very close, exciting, 7 games to the eventual WS Champs.

I used to play fantasy stuff, but now, there is nothing but simulated DMB for me. It ruined fantasy sports. We play off projection based disks, which average the previous 3 years of the players performance for the most part... Of course, there is some guessing and adjusting for projectiosn for prospect level guys, etc. But this has grabbed 5 years of my life, hours of my time and dedication, and I wouldn't haev it any other way.

BoydsOfSummer
02-13-2007, 02:40 PM
I know there are at least two more DMB'ers around here. I'm in leagues with BoxingRed and NyRed. Even so, I'm a little surprised there aren't more DMB and Strat folks around.