Camera angles and TV style presentations. Eddie Dombrower on the stats disks: Please choose, Hardball V Enhanced (a.k.a. @Shot, if you go to Dom Brower's website, he still has all of his original disks as downloads, free of charge. It also featured a schedule generator, as well as advanced stat analysis, and so forth. Earl Weaver Baseball's graphics are severely outdated, but the game has one of the most flexible baseball game engines available on any gaming platform. Players were announced at each plate appearance or substitution. Remembering Earl Weaver baseball. In the Amiga version, the pitcher covered first if the ball was far enough away from the bag, but would still fail to cover first on balls closer to the line, leading to unwarranted infield hits. The oldest, largest and most accurate video game database covering over 280 platforms from 1950 to date! Out! on December 23, 2014, There are no reviews yet. Thing is, besides him living far away, is that there is a game protection about finding a code based on a park and seat selection. Camera angles and TV style presentations. However, the managerial AI still remains, though now called "The Skipper". If you're on a PC version, there are actually some import tools in the EWB II Commissioner's disk. The DOS version had some voice synthesis as well, but less than the Amiga and of lower quality. Graphics are in full screen SVGA, and feature fully animated players and various camera positions.  Computer Gaming World in 1987 called the game "undoubtedly the most exciting sports simulations to be released in years". Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors! MobyGames™ Copyright © 1999-2020 The game has four different skill levels. EWB was a major hit, and along with John Madden Football helped pave the way for the EA Sports brand, which launched in 1992. Various statistics can help you to improve your gameplay. Despite being more than a decade old, EWB still commands a loyal following among baseball fans due to its unmatched configurability and addictive gameplay. You can edit existing players' statistics, create new players, or trade between teams. Nah, I've been there, there are no stat disks on his site. "Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?". Compared to the original there are enhanced physics, and the real and fantasy playground options help to get an authentic atmosphere ingame. The pitcher/batter interface was top-down in the Amiga version, and foreshortened in the DOS version. Hardball 5 Enhanced). It was best baseball sim for the Amiga and PC. However, even that aspect can be accomplished if you're willing to set up rules for retirements and hold your own draft with custom made players. This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 01:38. Mirage Graphics, Inc. (Company) - Giant Bomb ... Popular Videos Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Earl_Weaver_Baseball&oldid=983404043, Video games developed in the United States, Articles using Infobox video game using locally defined parameters, Articles using Wikidata infoboxes with locally defined images, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The first time players were offered the option of either playing in. I'm not sure that I can be much more help at this time, but keep me posted on this. But at the time, what EWB brought to gamers was nothing short of revolutionary. Earl Weaver Baseball II (EWB2) was the sequel to the classic game, and featured many advances, including the first full 3D camera that would render a television-style viewing experience. Ratings will be helpful for you while choosing the right tactics, for example against powerful hitters. You can choose any length for seasons, although unfortunately automatic playoff modes are not available. The artificial intelligence for the computer manager was provided by Baseball Hall of Fame member Earl Weaver, then manager of the Baltimore Orioles. ©2020 San Pedro Software Inc. Uploaded by I think creating a stats disk is always a great idea, but I don't have a way to do it right now... probably the best thing is, as you mentioned, is for fans to do this. In addition, he loved talking baseball strategy, and he was having a great time.. Earl Weaver Baseball is a baseball computer game (1987) designed by Don Daglow and Eddie Dombrower and published by Electronic Arts. Uploaded by This was made possible by a design decision Dombrower made at Mattel to use a 3D model of the game from the get-go in anticipation of this eventuality. It praised the game's graphics and audio, and noted its extensive offensive and defensive options. The Amiga version featured voice synthesis, a first in a sports computer game. Perhaps the best proof of how EWB's sheer playability stands the test of time is the fact that there are leagues on the Internet that have been running for almost a decade, if not more. Defunct or demolished stadiums were included, such as the Polo Grounds (New York), Griffith Stadium (Washington, D.C.), Ebbets Field (Brooklyn, New York), and Sportsman's Park (St. Louis). The Commissioner's Disk was released in 1988. You could edit the team anyway you want- design a power hitter that your lineup is lacking, for example. I have most of them, but can't seem to find 1987. Safe! Players from different eras can compete on the same match, and ballparks from different eras are not only available but you can edit them using an easy-to-use ballpark editor. In total there are 25 users online :: 0 registered, 1 hidden and 24 guests (based on users active over the past 3 minutes)Most users ever online was 714 on Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:13 pm Registered users: No registered users Players would realistically occasionally make errors in judgment, such as trying to take an extra base or attempt to catch an uncatchable ball. The game has four different skill levels. The artificial intelligence for the computer manager was provided by Baseball Hall of Fame member Earl Weaver, then manager of the Baltimore Orioles.  The Lessers reviewed the IBM version of the game in the following issue (#127), and gave the game 4½ stars. Here is the video game “Earl Weaver Baseball”! , In 1996, Computer Gaming World named Earl Weaver Baseball the 25th Best Game of All Time on the PC.. Legend: Administrators, Global moderators. Options for automation and speed are available for those who want to simulate a full season without playing every game. Released in 1987 on DOS, it's still available and playable with some tinkering. Hardball 5 Enhanced). The fielding practice was involving in that the computer would put the gamer through an authentic fielding practice (throw to first, turn a double play, etc.). The game featured a "practice" mode, in which the gamer could practice batting, pitching and fielding. The game has four different skill levels. You can even fire the whole team if you feel like to. Thanks to the customization options, the game has depth comparable to modern baseball games. Players with 15 running speed were already on second on a stolen base when the catcher's throw was 2/3 of the way to second.