From: Vancouver, BC
This is just a quick note to let everyone know where version 2.2 stands.
The website at http://www.maximum-football.com has been given the phase 1 update. Meaning that the screen shot and FAQ pages have been updated to reflect version 2.2. The remainder of the pages still reflect version 2.0 as being the 'for sale' edition. It should probably say 2.1 but it's probably pointless to change that now. The Phase 2 update of the webpage will be done the day version 2.2 is released.
Graphically, version 2.2 has some minor improvements to the interface. No changes to the graphics of the 3D game play were made.
Version 2.2 is an update to the 2.0 series of games. It will not be something you can install over the top of a version 1.0 series build and have it work. You must have version 2.0 (or 2.1) as your starting point.
After that, the update to version 2.2 is simply installing the update. When you run the game, the version should be 2.2.60 and you should see the new interface elements.
LEAGUES MUST BE RESET TO SEASON 1. Version 2.2 has a completely different statistical schema in the databases so any version of the game prior to 2.2 is no longer compatible. Your databases will be updated accordingly, but the data can not be. So you must reset your league.
To help with the migration process, version 2.2 has two different types of league reset. The default reset mode will wipe out all stats and game play results and all seasons and revert the game back to a state where you're ready to play season 1. All rosters and depth charts remain intact. This was done so those creating complex leagues with many players do not loose all their work.
The other reset mode is the traditional one you're used to. This wipes the databases completely clean of everything, including players and rosters. With this mode, only the league structure and team data remains and you start at season 0.
As I mention in other threads I really do prefer not to give release dates or target release dates. If something is found at the last moment and we need some additional time, some people get upset that the targets are missed. So it's best to just send it out when we're ready and surprise people.
That said, it will be before the end of March.
Again, as always, thank you for your support and your patronage. I'd guesstimate that 80% of the enhancements to version 2.2 came from the public forum. Not every one's requests are in this version unfortunately. And maybe the changes are not as extensive as some would like, but these are the things that could be done given the time allotted. I hope many people can say that "hey! there's that thing I asked for..."
Thank you again