English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Retrogaming General Discussion

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 15 July 2013, 10:48   #1
Phantom
Adventurer

Phantom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colossal Cave, Valaii
Posts: 364
TV Sports Basketball 2012/2013 Season

As a great fan of Cinemaware's basketball game (still the best basketball game in the Amiga in my opinion), I decided to update it. Although this update is already a couple of months old, I just post it here in case that someone didn't notice it. So here it is, the full 2012/2013 NBA season for TV Sports Basketball which includes:

* Correct teams

* Correct players

* Updated players' stats to represent reality as close as possible

* Correct heights

* Correct coaches


Unfortunately due to the old release of the game, there is one big flaw, and some minor flaws which don't affect the gameplay though.

The one big flaw is that due to the old release of the game, it includes 28 teams, whereas now NBA consists of a total of 30 teams. So, I forced not to include the two worst teams in NBA these years, and those are Charlotte Bobcats from the Eastern Conference and New Orleans Hornets from the Western Conference. Sorry for the fans of those aforementioned teams.

The minor flaws consists actually of the current jersey numbers of the players. It seems that the numbers in the oldie days weren't all available, so some players, but very few, have incorrect jersey numbers or at least very close numbers to the real thing.

And now for some screenshots (taken from my A1200):

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00624.JPG
Views:	299
Size:	139.5 KB
ID:	36053 Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00625.JPG
Views:	264
Size:	187.3 KB
ID:	36054 Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00626.jpg
Views:	232
Size:	147.7 KB
ID:	36055 Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00627.jpg
Views:	203
Size:	130.6 KB
ID:	36056 Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00628.jpg
Views:	253
Size:	157.6 KB
ID:	36057


Installing update into a floppy disk

REMEMBER TO MAKE A BACKUP COPY OF YOUR ORIGINAL "REEL 2" DISK OF THE GAME. NEVER USE THE ORIGINAL ONE WITH THE UPDATES.

1. You will need to turn your REEL 2 disk into write-enable state in order to copy over the two update files.

2. Download and extract the TVSports_Basketball_2012-2013.lha archive.

3. Copy the files seas and tdat to the REEL 2 disk, overwriting the old ones.

4. Start TV Sports Basketball and enjoy.


Installing update with WhdLoad

1. After installing the game with WhdLoad, you will notice a data directory nested in the TVSportsBasketball folder.

2. Download and extract the TVSports_Basketball_2012-2013.lha archive.

3. Copy the seas and tdat files into the data directory of the game, overwriting the old ones.

4. Start TV Sports Basketball as normal.

If you find it useful and you like my work, please add some feedback here in this thread. If you have any suggestions regarding the update, please say it here.

Enjoy!
Phantom is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 15 July 2013, 11:49   #2
DDNI
Targ Explorer

DDNI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern Ireland
Age: 44
Posts: 5,170
Send a message via ICQ to DDNI Send a message via MSN to DDNI
LOL You are a crazy dude!

Thanks for this!
DDNI is offline  
Old 15 July 2013, 13:01   #3
Cpt. Hindsight
Registered User
Cpt. Hindsight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southpark
Posts: 441
That motivates me to play TV Sports Basketball again after many years. Great game.
Thanks a lot.
Cpt. Hindsight is offline  
Old 15 July 2013, 14:01   #4
daxb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,947
Yes, a lot of hard work I guess. No problems noticed so far.

We already talked about. It would be nice to have setable (or at least 3 min.) quarter time instead of 4 x 12 min. for a game in league mode. Would be cool if JOTD (isn`t active since some time) or someone else from WHDLoad team will have a look.
daxb is offline  
Old 15 July 2013, 16:22   #5
Phantom
Adventurer

Phantom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colossal Cave, Valaii
Posts: 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by daxb View Post
We already talked about. It would be nice to have setable (or at least 3 min.) quarter time instead of 4 x 12 min. for a game in league mode. Would be cool if JOTD (isn`t active since some time) or someone else from WHDLoad team will have a look.
The problem with 4 x 3 min is that will ruin the gameplay and the real simulation. I have finished this once in the past, and I assure you that there are hidden surprises as you progress deeply into the play-offs of the season.
Phantom is offline  
Old 15 July 2013, 19:21   #6
DrBong
HOL / AMR Team Member

DrBong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,251
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by DDNI View Post
LOL You are a crazy dude!

Thanks for this!
I agree, you are one crazy bugger Phantom.......but I'm glad you are! Love TV Sports Basketball and this is one game I really miss having the time to play properly. Your laborious efforts may well "force" me to enjoy a full season for the first time in over a decade!!
DrBong is offline  
Old 15 July 2013, 22:04   #7
alkis21
Zone Friend
alkis21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Athens, Greece
Age: 43
Posts: 1,283
Send a message via MSN to alkis21
A-w-e-s-o-m-e!!! The Greeks have proven their love for basketball once again!

I tried the patch on the WHDLoad version and I confirm that it works like a charm:



Quote:
Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
If you have any suggestions regarding the update, please say it here.
Here's a suggestion: How about an update for the current European teams?

Last edited by alkis21; 15 July 2013 at 22:10.
alkis21 is offline  
Old 15 July 2013, 23:17   #8
daxb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,947
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
The problem with 4 x 3 min is that will ruin the gameplay and the real simulation.
Yes, but I don`t have the time to play so long and it is a bit boring because more time doesn`t change the result of a game. Just the duration changes.
daxb is offline  
Old 16 July 2013, 14:55   #9
Lord Riton
Registered User
Lord Riton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: France
Age: 46
Posts: 492
Nice work !

I remember how i loved to play that game back in time. Played it really offten, and i made my own personnal team, with french tennis players
Was great fun !

But i doubt i'll play it again nowadays, have to many xbox 360 games to continue/finish
Lord Riton is offline  
Old 16 July 2013, 16:34   #10
Phantom
Adventurer

Phantom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colossal Cave, Valaii
Posts: 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by alkis21 View Post
Here's a suggestion: How about an update for the current European teams?
Thanks for your kind words. I thought of EuroLeague for example or even our Greek A1 championship (just for fun), but I really don't know. I'm planning for a F1GP update actually, but that's not a promise.
Phantom is offline  
Old 17 September 2013, 09:04   #11
Specksynder
Registered User
Specksynder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Apolidia
Posts: 413
Just noticed this thread. Thank you so much for this incredible work, you're a star!
Specksynder is offline  
Old 11 March 2018, 04:06   #12
Playaveli
GoalScoringSuperstarHero

Playaveli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Germany
Age: 36
Posts: 104
Send a message via ICQ to Playaveli Send a message via AIM to Playaveli Send a message via MSN to Playaveli Send a message via Yahoo to Playaveli
This is awesome!
Is there even a more recent update?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
(still the best basketball game in the Amiga in my opinion)
Amen to that!

Last edited by Playaveli; 11 March 2018 at 06:57.
Playaveli is offline  
Old 11 March 2018, 11:34   #13
happymondays
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Szeged
Posts: 187
Wow, I haven't seen this yet, great job. Thank you, Phantom and Playaveli, too for bringing up this thread.
happymondays is offline  
Old 11 March 2018, 18:09   #14
Playaveli
GoalScoringSuperstarHero

Playaveli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Germany
Age: 36
Posts: 104
Send a message via ICQ to Playaveli Send a message via AIM to Playaveli Send a message via MSN to Playaveli Send a message via Yahoo to Playaveli
Quote:
Originally Posted by happymondays View Post
Wow, I haven't seen this yet, great job. Thank you, Phantom and Playaveli, too for bringing up this thread.
Yea, since I working on SWOS updates I wondered if somebody would do the same for other sports titles for the Amiga.
Playaveli is offline  
Old 11 March 2018, 19:19   #15
DamienD
Global Moderator

DamienD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: London / Sydney
Age: 41
Posts: 11,253
Yeah, to add to others' comments, very nice work Phantom

...I too hadn't seen this thread before today.
DamienD is online now  
Old 12 March 2018, 16:58   #16
Minuous
Coder/webmaster/gamer
Minuous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Canberra/Australia
Posts: 1,745
I'm adding TV Sports Basketball editing to the Multi-game Character Editor 10.2, it should be ready for release in a couple of days. The existing editor is pretty awful, eg. doesn't even have mouse support :-(
Minuous is offline  
Old 12 March 2018, 19:47   #17
malko
Registered User

malko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: CH
Posts: 607
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minuous View Post
I'm adding TV Sports Basketball editing to the Multi-game Character Editor 10.2, it should be ready for release in a couple of days. The existing editor is pretty awful, eg. doesn't even have mouse support :-(
You have interesting stuff in this page. Excellent work !
malko is offline  
Old 14 March 2018, 08:27   #18
Minuous
Coder/webmaster/gamer
Minuous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Canberra/Australia
Posts: 1,745
OK, V10.2 has been released at http://amigan.1emu.net/releases/#mce , enjoy...
Minuous is offline  
Old 18 April 2018, 11:31   #19
roc
Registered User

 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Italy
Posts: 40
TSB is one of my all-time favourites so I can only praise Phantom's work even if some years has gone.

I am going to check it out the MCE tool as well.
roc is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Street Sports Basketball StingRay HOL data problems 1 14 April 2013 14:44
Flashback 2012 Demoscene computer party 9th - 10th & 11th June 2012 - C64 - AMIGA - P reload News 0 24 April 2012 17:01
TV sports Basketball lha Emu Amiga project.WHDLoad 8 12 September 2010 17:44
TV Sports Basketball Question ricky500 support.Games 0 27 June 2010 21:23
one on one Basketball flunky request.Old Rare Games 1 28 July 2006 14:02

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:53.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.09576 seconds with 16 queries