Updated: April 7, 2014

STRATEGIC BASEBALL SIMULATOR

Baseball Simulation Program - D.B. Schmidt


SBS version 4.9.3 or 4.9.2 for Windows Full Package
Update to 4.9.2 (from 4.9.x) (05/08/2010)
Team and Season Data
Logbeck's Team Generator
Utilities
Links

What this country needs is a good,  free baseball simulation - T.R. Marshall
I simulate,  therefore I am - Descartes
Simple,  free baseball simulation game superior to expensive,  complicated one - Confucius


SBS BOARD, NEWS, REVIEWS, LEAGUES and GENERAL INFO

Here's a link to Grasso's forum on Delphi Forums.
forums.delphiforums.com/sbsbaseball

General information and propaganda sheet:
General Info about Strategic Baseball Simulator
theory.txt - Details on the SBS baseball simulation design...
sbs491.pdf - PDF documentation for SBS 4.9.1

Reviews:
Tabletop Baseball Games
Download.com
11 Best Baseball Game and Season Simulators

Email me at:  d  b  s  c  h  m  i  d  t  1  @  y  a  h  o  o  .  c  o  m  (remove the spaces)

PROGRAM DOWNLOAD


Full Package for New Users:
These setup files include recent past seasons, but to get the 2010 and 2011 seasons you need to download them separately under the TEAM LIBRARY section below.
Version 4.9.2 has been modified to work under Windows 7. Version 4.9.1 and older versions do not work well on Windows 7.
sbs493-setup.exe - SBS 4.9.3 for Windows (self-installing .EXE 09/21/2012).
sbs492-setup.exe - SBS 4.9.2 for Windows (self-installing .EXE 05/08/2010).
sbs491-setup.exe - SBS 4.9.1 for Windows (self-installing .EXE 03/27/2009).


If you want to update SBS from a version older than 4.9.x, it is recommended that you download the full version. You may wish to save your old baseball.cfg file for reference before your download.

If you want to update SBS from version 4.9.x, choose one of the options below:
1. If you want to include the 2009 teams along with the 2009 schedule:
upg-492-2009dat.exe - (05/08/2010)

2. If you do NOT want the 2009 season data included:
upg-492-no-dat.exe - (05/08/2010)

The upgrades above do NOT include a "stadium.txt" or a "baseball.cfg" because you may have done some customizations on your existing files and we don't want to overwrite them. The included WHATSNEW.TXT file contains the updates to the stadium.txt and baseball.cfg that you may copy and paste into your current files.

See WHATSNEW.TXT Changes in version 4.9.2 etc.


Other files that may be of interest:
sbsim36.zip - Version 3.6 for DOS (.ZIP version 3/19/2001).
vuangle.zip - (9/28/2002) Crude utility to determine observer's location for background images
vuangle.txt - Source code for vuangle

New Text-to-Speech feature

This is already included in the full download of 4.9.3.
If you have 4.9.2 and want to upgrade for the audio, download these two files and and stick them in your regular SBS folder:
sbs493.exe - SBS 4.9.3 Text-to-Speech
announcer.exe - program that "talks"
Now make a shortcut to "sbs493.exe" and you're in business. (You want to run that instead of sbs492.exe).
You'll probably want to change the delay factor to "2" if you're running XP, which seems to work quite well.
On Windows 7 you'll probably want to leave the delay factor at "3". It's not as smooth as XP. Tweak as needed.
Also, if your computer is under a heavy load, like from a busy virus scanner, results may not be good.

Source Code
Some folks have expressed an interest in looking at my source code. I started writing this in FORTRAN back in the early 1980's and then in QuickBasic, Microsoft Basic and finally PowerBasic. Stylistically, the code is a mess. However, it could be used in structured programming classes as a good example of how not to construct a program. It also makes heavy use of "global" variables which I will not bother to document. Examine the code if you like, but I do not have time to answer any "how does this work" questions.
sbs491-public.txt - Source code for SBS 4.9.1. PowerBasic Console Compiler, Console Tools and Graphics Tools required.



TEAM LIBRARY - Download Season and Team Data


Recent seasons:
2013 Season Data files with Schedule: 2013mlb.zip   Pat Senechal's 2013 season (right-click and "Save Target As")
2012 Season Data files with Schedule: 2012mlb.zip   Pat Senechal's 2012 season (right-click and "Save Target As")
2011 Season Data files with Schedule: 2011mlb.zip   Pat Senechal's 2011 season (right-click and "Save Target As")
2010 Season Data files with Schedule: 2010mlb.zip   Pat Senechal's 2010 season (right-click and "Save Target As")
2009 Season Data files with Schedule: 2009mlb.zip   Pat Senechal's 2009 season (right-click and "Save Target As")
2008 Season Data files with Schedule: 2008mlb.zip   Pat Senechal's 2008 season (right-click and "Save Target As")
Pat's Old Library
Submit your work to Pat at: patsen@sunclan.org

Bryan Bollman's old compilation of leagues and teams from several sources is available as one large download at:
oldteamlibrary.zip

Mischa Gelman has personally built a large collection of Minor League and Japanese teams here: Mischa Gelman's Library (links on right side)


LOGBECK'S TEAM GENERATOR

Generate any team .DAT file!

Rob Logbeck has built an application to generate the SBS .DAT files that you want!
Build an SBS team data file for just about any "major" league team from the beginning of time through 2006. Includes necessary data base and installtion instructions.
Rob's Team Generator: SBSTeamGen.zip   Team Generator 2.02


UTILITIES and Other Postings

Utility programs by Bryan Bollman - RunSBS 3.0

RUNSBS, is a Windows "front-end" for SBS by Bryan Bollman.
With RUNSBS you can use a modern Windows interface to select your pitchers and teams.
For details: runsbs.tripod.com
Also check out the Encyclopedia at runsbs.tripod.com/sbse.html


Other miscellaneous files/utilities

"Search and Replace" utility for schedule files: sbssar.zip
Designed for those of you who would like to copy an existing .SCH file and do global "search and replace" type operations to create new .SCH files. Not fancy. Just does one string at a time.

"Schedule Builder" schbldr.exe
Another utility to build schedule files from simple text files.


LINKS/RESOURCES

www.baseball-reference.com - World's Greatest Source of Baseball Stats
SportsIllustrated.cnn.com
BaseballThinkFactory.com
Baseball1.com
www.Retrosheet.org
www.SABR.org
baseballprospectus.com

Misc. Links

Tabletop Baseball Games
Science of Baseball
John Skilton's Baseball Links - All kinds of baseball links
www.ForeverRed.com Red Sox page --- Not to be confused with... TheEastIsRed.com

Other Web sites of our SBS community

www.youtube.com/dbschmidt1 - My talented kids performing
www.youtube.com/broderrodents - My kids weird homemade videos
hockeysimulation.com - Joe Gucciardo's Quest Hockey Simulation
sportsreplays.net/baseball.htm - John Gardiner
www.city-net.com/~mgelman - Mischa Gelman
www.BobNewell.net - Bob Newell
home.epix.net/~maywrite/game.htm - Mary and Eric

If you play SBS and would like your home page listed here, drop me an email.




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