OOTP 9 has been released!
Out of the Park Developments is pleased to announce that Out of the Park Baseball 9 is now available for immediate purchase and download, for both PC and Mac!

Come and try the next in the long-running series of award-winning baseball management simulations for PC and Mac that GameShark called "The best fantasy baseball package ever created," and received an average score of 97% on Metacritic.
Full OOTP 9 Feature List
Below is the complete list of major new features for OOTP 9. In addition to these, there are a number of smaller improvements as well, and it would be a little too tedious to list them all!
General features
  • Built-in 2008 Opening Day rosters
  • Revised, more realistic scouting system with less micromanaging, more realistic impact on your team, and written scouting reports on each player you scout
  • Past scouting reports are stored, so you can see how your players developed over time. Reports are not erased when you lose your scouting director.
  • Suspensions as a result of bench-clearing brawls, along with optional drug-related suspensions
  • In-game add-on installer that will allow you to download and automatically install custom add-ons from the community
  • Improved personnel contracts using a system similar to player contracts
  • Added a streaks section to the league stats screen
  • The league standings screen now shows the leagues leaders as well if desired
  • Added stats to player list filters
  • More news stories
  • Improved simulation speed
  • Streaks available from league stats screen
  • Top performances of the day listed in the schedule screen
Customization features
  • A revised playoff system, with many more customizable options
  • Added the option to assign nations to teams in the league setup
  • Player creation utilizes different team nationalities in a league
  • Increased the secondary roster size max limit to 70
  • Increased the expanded roster size max limit to 70
  • Added a 'cannot be fired' option to the manager options
  • Added personality ratings to customizeable player lists
  • Added "turn into coach" feature for retired players
In-game features
  • In-game sound and further improvements to the realism of the play-by-play engine
  • Simple ball animation
  • Store & watch game replays
  • Recoded pitcher endurance system, resulting in much more realistic results when using relievers as starters and vice-versa
  • Increased font size of PbP in higher resolutions
Financial system features
  • Improved front office system with additional financial detail
  • Two new revenue sharing options
  • Greatly improved contract AI
Historical features
  • Built-in support for Lahman historical database, including neutralized stats for better results
  • Built-in ballpark database, utilized automatically when rpogressing through history
  • Ability to import pre-1901 seasons
  • Added the following league totals modifiers: SP Endurance, RP Endurance, WP, PB, Balks, Double Plays, Sac Flies, Sac Bunts, SB Attempts, SB Success %
  • Improved the automatic adjustment of the following league totals modifiers: Hits, 2B, 3B
  • Greatly improved the defensive ratings & position calculations
  • Improved calculation of pitcher endurance when importing historical leagues
  • Added the option to automatically retire players according to history
  • Added an option for historical leagues to base actual player ratings on neutralized stats
  • Added a historical option called "Base roles/positions on...", which can be either real life stats or AI evaluation. Real life is the default when using recalc, which results in even more realistic stats as players will be used like in real life.
  • Added a recalc option called "Double weight of current year", which will do just that when recalc is enabled.
  • Improved historical season importing speed
Features for online leagues
  • Rankable draft lists
  • Replays included in online league file
  • Option to hide scores in the schedule screen for increased tension while watching replays
  • Players now react within a maximum of 5 days when receiving and offer
Other features
  • Improved artificial intelligence across the board
  • Improved player development that eliminates those aggravating sudden talent "jumps" or "bumps," resulting in a vast array of realistic career arcs.
  • Improved several HTML reports
  • Top prospect lists are now either egnerated once a year or dynamically. Players get their ranking added to the player history.
  • Ballpark images can be loaded from any folder with select file dialog now
  • A customizable backup function that makes it easier than ever to ensure you are getting solid backups of the leagues that are important to you
  • Universal binary for Mac users, resulting in huge performance improvement on that platform
  • New skin options, giving you three to choose from. Additionally, leagues can now have their own fictional logos, and logo sizes have been increased to take more advantage of our skilled modder community!
  • Added "Disliked" as a player popularity value. This will happen for example when a player gets suspended for using drugs.
Download Information
Purchasing OOTP 9
Out of the Park Developments' products are sold electronically, not in stores. We offer several different ways to purchase our games.
The easiest way is to install and start the game and to purchase it through the embedded purchase dialogs.
If you want to use a discount coupon code or other sales options like ordering the game on a CD, visit our web store. There are different web stores for Windows and Mac versions of the programs:

OOTP 9 PC/Windows Web Store
OOTP 9 Mac Web Store

More info here: OOTP Baseball Manual - Purchasing the Game
If you pre-ordered, and have your serial # / order ID, all you need to do is download the game, and then install your license. More info here: OOTP Baseball Manual - Installing Your License
Installation Information
There are two steps to get started: install the software, and install your license. Follow the instructions here to get OOTP up and running: OOTP Baseball Manual - Installing the Game
Reviewers Wanted!
We are currently searching for magazines, e-zines, blogs, and other web sites that might be interested in doing a review of OOTP 9. Please visit this thread on the forum if you are interested!
Known Issue with AVG anti-virus (ALL OOTP PC games!)
It's very unfortunate timing for us with the new release, but the latest version of AVG anti-virus apparently reports a false-positive with our eLicense licensing software, which causes problems with all versions of OOTP for the PC. Come visit this thread on our forums (How to Prevent AVG Anti-Virus from Conflicting with the Elicense lcmmfu.cpl File) for a temporary workaround while we work this out with AVG.
Thanks very much everyone, we're sure you'll love OOTP9!

The OOTP Developments Team

OOTP 9 PC/Windows Web Store
OOTP 9 Mac Web Store

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