The good folks at Sports Interactive sent out preview builds to online commissioners and others to take a look at their latest and greatest (we hope) work, Out of the Park Baseball 2007. This is a five-day limited build intended to let everyone see how much progress the mighty OOTPB development team made since the abomination known as OOTPB 2006 was released to the world.
Hopefully I will get the thing running before my five days run out.
I told the game to install to my E:\ partition where my program files are. This seemed to confuse it in a number of ways. Since I only really care how OOTPB 2007 works with my online league, I immediately tried to import a copy of my current OOTPB 2006 league file. I use the word “try” because I have to use the word “fail” to describe the process so far.
Why can’t we get a normal Windows Explorer interface when we look for files on our hard drives in OOTPB? And why can’t I select the correct directory where my online league file resides in OOTPB 2007? OOTPB 2007 installed a bunch of stuff on my C:\ partition. Don’t know why – because I told the game to install on E:\. So when I go to try and import my league file, the game defaults to something under My Documents. I hit the explore button, go to the weird version of Windows Explorer that doesn’t let me drop down directories, but I click away until I find the correct folder under my OOTPB folders. I find my world.dat file, click on it, and…nothing. The sad part is that the “explore” button doesn’t mean that it will change the directory that it is looking in for the league file to import. It sort of teases by letting you know it knows where the correct directory is, but it’s not changing its My Documents ways.
Did anybody with multiple hard drives and partitions try and import a league file during beta testing? Since I am not copying my league file onto my operating system partition, it may be a while before I have something to say about OOTPB 2007.
Because I only care how it runs my online league…