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PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" coming... - 2/11/2007 7:39:11 PM   
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Hey guys, I have been getting a lot of mail asking for some clarifications around the future of PureSim. I am currently pulling together a new release which will be the first release of the newly titled "PureSim Baseball - Community Edition." Instead of re-hashing it, I'll paste the readme here. Look for the first release of the CE soon. Here is the readme:


====================================================

PureSim Baseball Community Edition Release 1
(c) 2007 Shaun Sullivan
February 2007

====================================================


What is the "Community Edition?"
=====================

Earlier this year I announced my retirement from official commercial development
on PureSim. That means I am not planning to do any more official commercial
annual releases of the game. I also announced that I would continue to work on
improving the game at my leisure, releasing updates periodically. That effort
now has an official name: "The Community Edition." In addition to releasing
updates and new features I am also going to continue to work on making the
game more mod-friendly so we can truly get a community going around the game
for years to come.

What do I need to play this and all future versions of the Community Edition?
=================================================

The community edition builds on top of the last commercial release of PureSim
which was PureSim Baseball 2007 from Matrix Games. Thus, in order to install
and use Community Edition updates, you must be an owner of the commercial
version from Matrix. It currently sells for less than $30, so considering
I'll update the game in perpetuity, this is a pretty good deal :) I'd like
to thank Matrix Games for their wonderful support in publishing two popular
releases of PureSim.

Can I donate to the project?
==================

Yes, in an effort to at least cover development, web hosting and bandwidth costs
I have setup a secure PayPal donation page, so any and all contributions will be
greatly appreciated! The page can be accessed from the "Donate" button on the
main game menu.

What else can I do to help?
=================

Well, first off if you are a developer take a look at the SDK that installs with
the game! Have a crack at writing an add-in. I intend to open up even more hooks
for you guys in the future. PureSim supports mods created in Visual Basic 6.0,
Visual Basic 2005, and even Visual Basic 2005 Express (Which is a FREE version of VB).
Expect to see more samples and information from me on this front moving forward.


What kind of support can I expect?
======================

While I can't provide the level of support that was provided with past commerical and
shareware versions, I will continue to fix bugs as quickly as time permits. The
less adventurous out there may want to consider staying with the extremely stable
final Matrix release (PureSim 2007 v1.51)


==============================================
1.0 Community Edition - Features and Fixes
==============================================

New - Removed DirectX 8.0a dependency. This gets us 100% compatibility with
Windows Vista, with full support for ambient sounds, animated ball flight and
UI effects. PureSim now can run on any system with DirectX 3.0 - 10.0.
The only concession is I had to remove the fireworks display after a home run,
but that was getting old anyway :)

New - Completely revamped initial and amateur draft interface, much more information,
much more interactivity, and quite a bit more immersive.

New - "Quick Links" feature adds handy links (on every screen!) to Minor League Roster
management, Major league roster management and team front office screens.

Change - Removed all Matrix branding from the product.





************** From Here down are release notes from the commercial version **************

ANYTHING ABOVE THIS LINE IS NOT AN OFFICIAL MATRIX RELEASE
AND MATRIX CANNOT OFFER ADDITIONAL SUPPORT. SHAUN SULLIVAN
IS THE SOLE PERSON SUPPORTING "PureSim Baseball CE"

{snip}






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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/11/2007 7:46:56 PM   
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Cool beans, thanks Shaun! Looking forward to the first release of PureSim CE!

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/12/2007 6:27:33 AM   
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This is great news. Thanks Shaun I can not wait to the release. Can you email me an address so I can send a donation, as you know I don't deal with credit cards.

Big Papa G and the house of bleaus gang

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/12/2007 6:50:40 AM   
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Shaun-

I beg you to open up the entire database. There are still some goodies in there that I want to get my hands on like player transactions.

Also, a way to open up "new" windows from an addin *OR* give us the ability to add to the player card either on the card or in another tab.

I am going to get the PS itch soon and that means I want to make some addins. :)

I also have my schedule creator that's Beta Beta that maybe someday I can have the ability to interface with PS.

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/12/2007 9:36:55 AM   
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Well, it is good to here that the Community Edition is coming, but I am still in mourning...

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/12/2007 4:09:47 PM   
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quote:

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Shaun-

I beg you to open up the entire database. There are still some goodies in there that I want to get my hands on like player transactions.



That is actually something I am going to do. The database will be completely opened up to 3rd party developers.


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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/12/2007 8:53:29 PM   
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quote:

That is actually something I am going to do. The database will be completely opened up to 3rd party developers.


Sweet! Thank you, Shaun!

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/12/2007 9:40:30 PM   
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I love the name "Community Edition." That really gives the feel that the game now belongs to all of us. As for the fireworks, I think some of us wanted to figure out a way to turn those off, anyway.

Looking forward to the new release.
Steve

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/13/2007 12:23:23 AM   
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This sounds good to me, too. I hope, however, of having a reasonable expectation of a pre-existing association maintaining stability.

This makes me wonder if it might not be advisable to have multiple installs of the game, i.e., both PS1.51 AND PSCE.

What do you guys think?

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/13/2007 12:52:43 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: SirWolf1960
As for the fireworks, I think some of us wanted to figure out a way to turn those off, anyway.



Yeah, it was always disturbing seeing those fireworks going off right there in the outfield seats.

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/13/2007 1:02:33 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JimboJ


quote:

ORIGINAL: SirWolf1960
As for the fireworks, I think some of us wanted to figure out a way to turn those off, anyway.



Yeah, it was always disturbing seeing those fireworks going off right there in the outfield seats.


LOL -- I keep having these mental images of folks ducking, hot dogs and drinks flying, and some shocked veteran yelling "incoming!" . Yeah, that stuff is meant for a digital scoreboard, NOT in the grandstands.


< Message edited by KG Erwin -- 2/13/2007 1:21:47 AM >

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/13/2007 1:39:35 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: KG Erwin

This sounds good to me, too. I hope, however, of having a reasonable expectation of a pre-existing association maintaining stability.

This makes me wonder if it might not be advisable to have multiple installs of the game, i.e., both PS1.51 AND PSCE.

What do you guys think?



The community edition will replace your PS 2007 install. Just think of it as PS 2007 "forever."



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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/13/2007 1:56:12 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: puresimmer


quote:

ORIGINAL: KG Erwin

This sounds good to me, too. I hope, however, of having a reasonable expectation of a pre-existing association maintaining stability.

This makes me wonder if it might not be advisable to have multiple installs of the game, i.e., both PS1.51 AND PSCE.

What do you guys think?



The community edition will replace your PS 2007 install. Just think of it as PS 2007 "forever."




OK. I'm already hooked, so being a "forever" participant is a given.

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/13/2007 2:55:23 AM   
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Okay, now I am OFFICIALLY out of my self described FUNK!!!!!!!!!!

This is GREAT news for all of us and the sports sim community.

Thanks Shaun

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/13/2007 4:01:51 AM   
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I suppose this means that there's joy in Mudville, right, Dave?

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/13/2007 4:38:36 PM   
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Looks like I need to start up some new skins for the CE edition

There is a lot of work I have not finished, however working on the dev team with another game takes a lot of time

Here's to CE and PLEASE DONATE!


PE


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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/14/2007 6:42:26 AM   
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Awesome.

The game keeps getting better and better.

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/14/2007 4:52:41 PM   
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Shaun
I know it has been said before - But I would like to add my Thanks for your continuous support of this game and us the community. I am very pleased to hear of the new community edition. THANK YOU - Sir.

Jeff

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/16/2007 1:30:58 AM   
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KG:

You are correct! The Mighty Casey is still at bat.

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/16/2007 3:33:43 AM   
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quote:

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That is actually something I am going to do. The database will be completely opened up to 3rd party developers.



That is great to hear. I would love to take a crack at making some advanced mods. Not to say I'll succeed at what I'd like to do...but an effort nonetheless.

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/19/2007 8:04:48 PM   
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Great news and I am excited to see how things progress over the months and years to come.

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/20/2007 4:06:40 AM   
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I take it by reading this then that 2007 is not compatible with windows vista. I bought a new computer and tried to put in on and it kept giving me errors each time I tried to start up the game. Also I read that it is "coming soon" does that mean no definitive release date?
Thanks

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/20/2007 4:26:15 AM   
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v1.51 is fully compatible with Windows Vista. See this page for information.

http://www.puresim.com/vista.html


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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/21/2007 3:09:08 AM   
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OK...I'm running Matrix release 1.20. If I patch 1.51 will I lose my association? Can I just install 1.51, or do I hafta install a buncha earlier ones first?

Thanks

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/21/2007 3:57:21 AM   
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If you are running PureSim 2007 v1.2x you can go straight to 1.51 without worry. You're associations will be automatically upgraded.


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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/21/2007 3:59:15 AM   
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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/22/2007 12:49:48 AM   
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Can't find the 1.51 patch on Matrix. Tried to register the game thinking that would help, but it wouldn't accept my code, even though I simply copied and pasted it from the actual email Matrix sent me!!

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/22/2007 1:24:01 AM   
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Can't find the 1.51 patch on Matrix. Tried to register the game thinking that would help, but it wouldn't accept my code, even though I simply copied and pasted it from the actual email Matrix sent me!!


Jim, the patch link is located on this thread : http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1330730

Have your game's serial number handy. You'll need that to install the patch.

Sorry, man, it seems that Matrix didn't provide the link in the "member downloads" area.


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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/22/2007 2:24:12 AM   
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Don't copy and paste the code, type it out.

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RE: PureSim Baseball - "Community Edition" co... - 2/22/2007 2:17:37 PM   
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actually, I've always copy and pasted my code for all my matrix games and never had a problem, but I would try typing it first to see if that's where the problem lies.

Make sure you didn't copy a blank space too perhaps.

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