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Backyard Baseball 2001

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Backyard Baseball 2001
Backyard Baseball 2001 cover
Humongous Entertainment
Release dates
Windows April 25, 2000
Mac OS (Classic) April 25, 2000
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Continuous turn-based
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Point and select, Direct control
Genres Sports
Sports Baseball
Art styles Cartoon, Digitized
Themes Contemporary, North America
Series Backyard Baseball, Backyard Sports
Backyard Baseball 2001 on MobyGames
Backyard Baseball 2001 on Wikipedia
Backyard Baseball
Subseries of Backyard Sports
Backyard Baseball 1997
Backyard Baseball 2001 2000
Backyard Baseball 2003 2002
Backyard Baseball 2005 2004
Backyard Sports: Baseball 2007 2006
Backyard Baseball '09 2008
Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers 2010

Key points

Can be played on ScummVM.[1]
Humongous Sports Online services have been shut down; see below.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
If fully installed, the game does not require the CD to play.
Mac OS
A demo is available from ScummVM.
This game is not available digitally. Evergreen has gone on record saying it likely will never have one, due to rights issues regarding retired pro players.[citation needed]

Essential improvements

Unofficial Patch

Fixes the Pink Maria Luna boost bug so that it works on all defensive positions and fixes the screen resolution bug caused by modern Windows NT systems, respectively.
This is not the official update patch, that one which is obtainable via online play is long-lost.

Extract to <path-to-game>, replacing the original .exe and .(b) files.

Backyard Sports Online

Requires ScummVM 2.8.0 or later for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and Raspberry Pi.
One of the features may be unavailable (e.g. coach's statistics, news, and polls) in the new servers.

Disable Online Functionality

This will disable most discontinued online functionalities for the original interpreter, in that case if not using ScummVM.
Removes the DirectPlay legacy component requirement if running on Windows 10 or later.
Delete unneeded files

Delete baseball 2001.u32, baseball 2001.x32, udpping.dll, BYMAIA.DLL, ROVER.DLL, UPGRADE.DLL, patchw32.dll, RESTART.EXE, baseball2001.esk, and baseball2001.mmz.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows C:\Windows\hegames.ini
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Coaches[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing

ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM documentation for details.


General and sound card options, accessed from pressing Space ␣ and selecting "Options...".
General and sound card options, accessed from pressing Space and selecting "Options...".
Game options. The interface around the Options "tab" can change depending on what the player selected.
Game options. The interface around the Options "tab" can change depending on what the player selected.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Game runs at 640x480. Shift+F7 (The "Expand Screen" option puts the window size to a doubled 1280x960)
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Press Space , select "Options", then check "Display in Window", then click OK or press Shift+F5 to toggle (otherwise Alt+ Enter in that case using ScummVM).
On modern operating systems, game launches and adjusts the display to 640x480, with the game running at fullscreen. It does not recognize the "Display in Window" option correctly. To prevent the game from changing the screen resolution on startup, please refer to this patch.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
When window is in double size. Appears to be mixed/hybrid.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Required to navigate the menus.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
No direct support in ScummVM yet (instead controls mouse)
Full controller support
It is possible to move the cursor and select using a controller, but only when the Gamepad option is selected from the Single Game or Season Play modes. Even then, you can't use it outside of those modes, such as in the Club House (main menu). Need to use mouse and/or keyboard to pause and change game options or exit game.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
PlayStation controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Can only turn background music on/off
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
2 Game previously offered online play through Humongous Sports Network, but the servers have long since shut down; see Backyard Sports Online.

Other information


ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
For 64-bit use ScummVM 64-bit
Mac OS (Classic)


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Cavedog Boneyards

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95/98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
32 MB (for online play)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 MB uncompressed
Other 4x speed (or faster) CD-ROM drive
33.6K Modem (for online play)
Internet service provider (for online play)
Mac OS
Operating system (OS) 7.5.3
Processor (CPU) 132 MHz PowerPC
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Other 4x speed (or faster) CD-ROM drive


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


  1. 1.0 1.1 Backyard Baseball 2001 - ScummVM :: Wiki - last accessed on 2019-09-21