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Old 08-04-2008, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pro Basketball Simulation-Any Suggestions?

I'm looking for a decent pc based pro basketball simulation. I've been playing Cactus League for the past few years, and it's okay. But every little revision/update has a $ sign tied to it!

Just to give you a better idea of my needs. I'm looking for something where I can play an occasional game as opposed to simulating an entire series/season. Also, I'm more interested in playing seasons of the past (circa, 1960s-80s) than most recent seasons.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's a pretty good basketball sim which you can play past seasons, but the default rosters only starts at 88-89 season until the present. But I think you can get roster files for the other seasons made by other people and use them in the game.



You can try these other pro basketball sims...
Draft Day: Pro Basketball
Wolverine Studios - Home of YOUR Sports Management Games - Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball Overview

Fast Break Basketball
Fast Break Basketball
This is abit old.
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I'm looking for a decent pc based pro basketball simulation. I've been playing Cactus League for the past few years, and it's okay. But every little revision/update has a $ sign tied to it!

Just to give you a better idea of my needs. I'm looking for something where I can play an occasional game as opposed to simulating an entire series/season. Also, I'm more interested in playing seasons of the past (circa, 1960s-80s) than most recent seasons.

Any help would be appreciated!
I'd recommend taking a look at Strat-O-Matic basketball....great basketball game and offers the seasons of your interest (somhoops.com or strat-o-matic.com). Jason
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Fast Break Basketball
Fast Break Basketball
This is abit old.
Is there anywhere you can still buy Jim Mickey's Fast Break Basketball? I know there is a Outlook version of the game somewhere.
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I think Strat's probably the best basketball game out there for replays. It's pretty detailed and I for one enjoy all the things you can tell the players to do on the court. There does seem to be a memory leak in the computer game, which makes it run turrible slow unless you save and restart the game every quarter or half.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Action PC has every season available,plus many options in game play
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You should also take a look at Cactus League as well. They do college as well as pro basketball and have been around about twenty years. They offer all of the NBA (also ABA) seasons. Personally, I prefer it to Strat-O-Matic which I feel plays a little "clunky", but that's just a matter of personal taste.

Overall, the game flow is pretty decent (fast-paced sports like basketball, hockey, and soccer present particular challenges when converted to sims). It also is accurate. Finally, they are pretty active in the sense that there are ratings available for "seasons" in progress.

I've left their site below for your reference.

Like PC Action and Strat, don't expect any "freebies". They charge for everything, although they do have frequent sales and package deals.

As I said above, much of it comes down to matters of personal taste. What you like in a game might be different from the next person. So I'd strongly suggest you take all of them for a "test dirve" first. Download the demos, play a few games, and then make your selection based on what appeals to you.
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Is there anywhere you can still buy Jim Mickey's Fast Break Basketball? I know there is a Outlook version of the game somewhere.
Wow! That takes me back more than twenty-five years! You could pick up a copy somewhere on eBay. As I recall, Jim Mickey stopped producing the game in the late 1980s (or around that time).

Concerning "homebrew" seasons for Fast Break, you could start with Table Tops Sports which does have a few (somewhat dated) fan-created seasons.

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Also Delphi Fourms has a thread for Fast Break where no doubt you could find the information you're seeking.

http://forums.delphiforums.com/FastBreak/
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I'd recommend taking a look at Strat-O-Matic basketball....great basketball game and offers the seasons of your interest (somhoops.com or strat-o-matic.com). Jason
See my comments above.
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Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball is pretty good

DDS: Pro Basketball Mods - Wolverine Studios

There is a very nice Roster Mod from La Tulipe in the mod forum that starts in 1975-76.

Version 2 is right around the corner as well, check the demo out.
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Action PC has every season available,plus many options in game play
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On a somewhat side note here - Regarding college hoops, anyone know if Lance Haffner is still putting out Court Side College Basketball?

I've emailed him and called his gaming 800 number to see - Still haven't heard back from him......would like to get a CD XP version of Court Side College Hoops with a 1990/91 disk.
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There are a listing of games at Sports Simulators - General Manager Games

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