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R.B.I. Two Baseball (Domark)

download the install packageRBI2Baseball.lha
created at2001-12-17
size of install package42187 Bytes
(use it to report problems with that install)
Hall Of Light1202
Lemon Amiga1807

Short:    HD-Installer for RBI 2 Baseball V1.2
Author:   Codetapper/Action (codetapper@hotmail.com), ICQ: 26051687
Uploader: Codetapper/Action (codetapper@hotmail.com)
Version:  1.2
Type:     game/patch

This patch applies to "RBI 2 Baseball" (c) 1991 Domark - 1 disk.
Thanks to Seppo Typpo for sending the original!

- Slave requires WHDLoad V10+.
- Game requires 0.5Mb chip memory (+0.9Mb other memory for preload option)

- Full load from HD
- 2 versions supported
- 21 stack frame problems fixed
- MagicWB icon (created by me!)
- Quit option (default key is '*' on keypad)

- 4 empty DBF loops replaced (thanks to Bored Seal for reporting them!)

- Original game now supported
- Rob Northen copylock removed
- Blitter waits added (x10)
- Ice! decruncher relocated to fast memory
- Replaced the RomIcon, and added a NewIcon and GlowIcon (created by me!)
- Instructions included
- Included a review of this game from the AGDB since this one is so funny!
  Thanks to Chris and also to Angus Manwaring for permission to include it.
  You can read more reviews at http://www.angusm.demon.co.uk/AGDB/AGDB.html
- Added support for the CUSTOM1 tooltype to slow down the game to a playable 
  speed. Set the value CUSTOM1 to a value from 1-200 depending on how fast
  your Amiga is. The higher the number, the bigger the delay should be. For 
  example, on my 50Mhz 68030 if I set CUSTOM1=50 you can actually hit the 
  ball. 68000 users should leave the value as 0.

I have had difficulty finding out the true name for the game and after
much heated debate, I have decided to stick with RBI 2 Baseball rather
than RBI Baseball 2. I think the Domark boys probably tacked on the word
Baseball near the end of the project. If this is wrong, sue me :)

Greetings to Seppo Typpo for sending me this rare game, Chris for the
review, Bored Seal for the fix suggestion, all Action members and the
WHDLoad team!

Codetapper/Action (17-Dec-2001)

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   Sometimes a game is so poor you have to wonder how it ever could have
been released.  This is one of those games.  RBI 2 baseball tries to
simulate the game of baseball but it's obvious to me that the programmers
never played the game.  There are so many things wrong with this game that
I don't know where to start.

   I am going to assume that you know the basic idea of how to play
baseball so I won't go into the rules of the game too much.  In a nutshell
this is a basic explanation of how to play.  There are two teams, one plays
the field (defence) and one is at bat (offence).  The offensive team tries
to score runs by hitting the baseball without having the defence throw them
out.  When three outs are made, the teams will switch offense and defence.
The team with more runs after nine innings is the winner.  There are nine
players on each team and each one plays their specific position.

   In this game if you are on defence, you play the part of the pitcher and
then the person closest to the ball.  Every fielder should be able to run
after and catch the ball.  But not in this game.  The 3rd baseman and 1st
baseman can't run after and catch the ball.  They just stay in one spot
even if the ball is hit at them.  How could the programmers not have
realised this?  Simple, they know NOTHING about the game!  When pitching,
you can always throw a strike or a ball if you want.  Not realistic.  When
up at bat, its almost impossible to hit the ball because it comes in too
fast and you can't tell whether it's going to be a strike or a ball.
Horrible programming.  Now on to the graphics.  HORRIBLE!  What the hell
were Domark thinking?  The sound is also terrible.  The only half decent
thing in the game is the animated scoreboard, big deal!

   The game is controlled with the joystick and you can play either 1 or 2
players.  Some features of the game of baseball were attempted to be
implemented into this game.  But SOME is the key word, Why not ALL or MOST?
and what was implemented is TERRIBLE.  I am in disbelief over how poorly
the game actually plays.  You try to play for about 5 minutes and then you
want to throw the game disk into a wall.

   In conclusion, it's no secret that I hate this game.  It's one of the
worst games that I have ever played on the Amiga.  To make matters worse, I
have actually read reviews in European magazines giving this game a good
review.  Please stick to soccer and don't ever try to review a mainly
American Sport game without some basic game knowledge.  The graphics SUCK,
the sounds SUCK, the playability REALLY SUCKS, this game SUCKS.  Listen
Domark, don't insult my intelligence with crap like this, I know you can do
better.  I actually had to try to play this game again to reconfirm my
feelings on it, and I'm sorry to say I was reconfirmed in about 30 seconds.
I then proceeded to remove the disk and mail it to my worst enemy, but then
I thought even they don't deserve this.  AVOID THIS GAME AT ALL COSTS.
TRUST ME!  PLEASE, TRUST ME!  If you want to play baseball on the Amiga get
the game TV SPORTS BASEBALL.  It's a million times better then this piece
of crap.

Icons contained in install package

WHDLoad Slave information
RBI2Baseball.slave - 17.12.2001 07:27:24 - 1664 bytes
required WHDLoad version10
flagsNoError EmulTrap
required Chip Memory512 KiB ($80000)
Expansion Memory0 KiB
info nameRBI 2 Baseball
info copy1991 Domark
info installInstalled by Codetapper/Action!
Version 1.2 (17.12.2001)
Greetings to Seppo Typpo, Frank,
Bored Seal, Chris and Carlo!

Install Archive Content Listing
11880lh56542001-07-06 19:38:26RBI2BaseballHD.info
50420lh515772001-09-17 01:45:42RBI2BaseballHD\Install
7130lh53542001-09-23 19:33:18RBI2BaseballHD\Install.info
157930lh557982001-09-17 01:39:40RBI2BaseballHD\Instructions
39200lh532072001-07-06 02:00:38RBI2BaseballHD\Instructions.info
89330lh583512001-09-23 09:23:48RBI2BaseballHD\RBI2Baseball.glowicon
125090lh565572001-12-17 06:48:32RBI2BaseballHD\RBI2Baseball.inf
181640lh579682001-12-17 06:48:50RBI2BaseballHD\RBI2Baseball.newicon
16640lh512032001-12-17 07:27:24RBI2BaseballHD\RBI2Baseball.slave
58630lh527372001-12-17 07:28:36RBI2BaseballHD\ReadMe
39200lh532072001-07-06 01:59:56RBI2BaseballHD\ReadMe.info

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