Backyard Baseball 2001

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Backyard Baseball 2001
Backyard Baseball 2001 cover
Developers
Humongous Entertainment
Engines
SCUMM[1]
Release dates
Windows April 25, 2000
Mac OS (Classic) April 25, 2000
Taxonomy
Genres Sports
Sports Baseball
Series Backyard Baseball
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

Key points

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
If fully installed, the game does not require the CD to play.
Windows
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[edit]

Backyard Sports Online[edit]

Allows to connect to the new modern game servers with the use of a special ScummVM build.
One of the features may be unavailable (e.g. coach's statistics, news, and polls) in the new servers.
Other platforms outside of Windows will need to compile ScummVM from this source code

Disable Online Functionality[edit]

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, udpping.dll, BYMAIA.DLL, ROVER.DLL, UPGRADE.DLL, patchw32.dll, RESTART.EXE, baseball2001.esk, and baseball2001.mmz.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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

Video[edit]

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.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
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.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Only available in ScummVM
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
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
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.
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

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, a new replacement online server which can be connected to using a custom online-enabled ScummVM build.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Cavedog Boneyards

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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
Minimum
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

Notes

  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).

References

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