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“Untouchable” players and picks in trades

October 12, 2019 - (0 Comments)

At play.zengm.com (which currently has Baseball and Basketball updated) you can now restrict trades to not include certain players.

This feature was brought over from Basketball GM. In the next few months I plan on bringing over any remaining feature gaps between Basketball GM and play.zengm.com. Once that gap is closed I anticipate keeping the code bases pretty much in line with very lit gap going forward.

For this particular feature you can read the full details in the original post https://basketball-gm.com/blog/2018/10/untouchable-players-and-picks-in-trades/.

Bug Fix

There was also an issue with the OVR in imported files after the last update. I reverted a change I had made there until I debug it better. The version is 2019.10.12.

Upgraded Layout, Dark Mode, Better Linking Among Games, Bug Fixes

October 9, 2019 - (0 Comments)

Upgraded Layout

Once you get play.zengm.com refreshed you will see the layout has been overhauled. One key feature is the addition of links to the side bar on the left that were before kind of hidden above in dropdowns before.

Dark Mode

In the Tools area you can now switch from Light Mode to/from Dark Mode at play.zengm.com.

Better Linking Among Games

I’ve added links to play.zengm.com in the other games. I’ve also added links to the games yet to upgraded at play.zengm.com (Hockey GM, College Football Coach, and Football GM) so users can have easy access to those as well. It is possible users of some games aren’t aware of the rest of games. So hopefully this reduces this across all the games.

Bug Fixes

Here are some bug fixes that were done along the way at
play.zengm.com:

  1. At play.zengm.com the baseball playoff home/away has been fixed.
  2. When you import a league it will recalculate OVR to be in line with current OVR formula (mainly an issue for users of excel files that create custom rosters that may have been given players an OVR).
  3. Fixed the Footer links and version so they show more reliably.
  4. Fixed the basketball game log showing the baseball version of OT

Updated Year

For some of the games I had let the year get stale. I’ve updated that for the core games along with adding the play.zengm.com link. (FYI, you can change the year to anything you want by importing a file with the year. You can go to Tools/Export League and export the Game State to see all the things you can modify.)

Baseball GM Upgraded! Now also play College Baseball Coach!

August 24, 2019 - (Comments Off on Baseball GM Upgraded! Now also play College Baseball Coach!)

Play using our combined link at play.zengm.com.

We now have basketball and baseball upgraded. Some of the new features for baseball compared to our old version at baseball.zengm.com are

  1. Better scheduling
  2. You can now play college baseball.
  3. You can now play the combined version with both college and pro baseball. This allows you to start as the worst college team and work your way up to the best pro team (job offers at the end of each season allow you to switch from college to pro if you are doing well enough).
  4. Improved WAR calculation that is more flexible depending on how each league plays out.
  5. Stats and ratings are converted to actual baseball variables on the backend instead of just the front end user side (only matters when dealing with json files for users). If you have an existing Baseball GM league you can import it in and it will convert it for you.

There are also a lot of general features that come with the upgrade such as:

  1. Improved speed (could be 5-10x faster)
  2. Team records page
  3. Player awards page
  4. God Mode options
  5. Options in game (such as automatically deleting box scores or retired players) that don’t require God Mode
  6. many more!

The next step is upgrading College Football Coach and then Hockey.

If you come across any bugs or have any questions feel free to e-mail at commissioner@zengm.com or contact us through reddit at /r/zengm or the sport specific subreddit. Thanks!

MOBA GM is now on Steam Greenlight! Please vote YES!

April 26, 2017 - (Comments Off on MOBA GM is now on Steam Greenlight! Please vote YES!)

MOBA GM (link fixed) is now on Steam Greenlight! Please vote YES!

The Steam Greenlight link has video, images, and a description.

However, for more background you can read the FAQ.

Hockey GM Now Available!

May 23, 2016 - (3 Comments)

Play Hockey GM!

Unique Features:
  • NHL style and KHL style game types
  • User can choose a draft between 2-7 rounds
  • User can choose a minor league between 0-23 players depending on the number of rounds in the draft
  • The subreddit for Hockey GM is /r/ZenGMHockey.

    Next I am going to review the gameSim for Football GM. After that I plan on upgrading all the games to be in line with the features in Basketball GM. This will give all the games such features as Multi-Team Mode, Auto-play, and more! Our oldest game is Baseball so that will start seeing new features come first. Next to join will be Football, then Hockey (it was actually started in late 2014), and then College Basketball and LOL will join in seeing new features.

    After all the game upgrades are done we hope to be on top of any needed bug fixes (best places to let us know are e-mail, baseball@zengm, or posting on the game’s subreddit) and should continue to roll out new features. We also have tentative plans for Soccer GM and CSGO GM over the next year.

    LOL GM Now Available!

    December 16, 2015 - (Comments Off on LOL GM Now Available!)

    Play LOL GM!

    General Features:
  • Sign players, adjust your roster, and try to win a championship.
  • Edit any team and import team files
  • Edit any player and import roster files
  • Edit any champion and import champion files
  • Edit any champion patch and import patch files at the start of the league or anytime with an existing league
  • Game Specific Variations:
  • LCS (10 teams) (LCS Championship)
  • LCS w/ Ladder (30 teams, 3 conferences) (LCS Championship, CS Promotion, LCS Promotion)
  • LCK (10 teams) (LCK championship)
  • LPL (12 teams) (LPL championship)
  • LMS (8 teams) (LMS championship)
  • Worlds (57 teams, 6 conferences) (World championship)
  • If you find any bugs feel free to let me know. For the more gamebreaking and/or simple I’ll try to get those fixed right away.

    The subreddit for LOL GM is /r/ZenGMLOL.

    Next I am going to review the game sim for both football and baseball. After that I’m hoping to finish Hockey in January. The subreddit for Hockey is /r/ZenGMHockey. After Hockey I plan on upgrading all the games to be more in line with the features in Basketball GM

    College Football Coach Now Available!

    August 30, 2015 - (Comments Off on College Football Coach Now Available!)

    Play College Football Coach!

    General Features:
  • Player recruiting takes into account distance and team prestige.
  • Conference Championships (CCG) and National (NP) playoffs/bowls.
  • Huge number of teams
  • Game Specific Variations:
  • 40 teams, 4 team playoffs, 5 conferences (DIV I/IA 40)
  • 80 teams, 4 team playoffs, 5 conferences (DIV I/IA 80)
  • 120 teams, 4 team playoffs, 10 conferences (DIV I/IA 120)
  • 180 teams, 32 team playoffs, 15 conferences (DIV II) – Memory Need: high
  • 240 teams, 32 team playoffs, 20 conferences (DIV III) – Memory Need: very high
  • 320 teams, 64 team playoffs, 20 conferences (DIV I + DIV II/III) – Memory Need: extremely high
  • 80 teams, 32 team playoffs, 5 conferences (DIV I/IA, 32 playoffs)
  • If you find any bugs feel free to let me know. For the more gamebreaking and/or simple I’ll try to get those fixed right away.

    The subreddit for College Football Coach is /r/ZenGMFootballCoach.

    I’ve already brought over changes from College Football Coach to College Basketball Coach. Next I am going to review the game sim for both football and baseball. After that I’m hoping to finish Hockey this Fall and do Soccer this winter. The subreddit for hockey is /r/ZenGMHockey.

    College Basketball Coach now available!

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    Play College Basketball Coach!
    Play Big Five! (4x faster)
    Play Seasons!

    General Features:

  • Player recruiting takes into account distance and team prestige.
  • Conference (CT) and National (NT) tournaments.
  • Huge number of teams
  • Game Specific Variations:

  • College Basketball Coach: 320 teams, 20 Conferences, 20 CTs, 64 team NT
  • Big Five: 80 teams, 5 Conferences, 5 CTs, 32 team NT, 4x faster
  • Seasons: same as College Basketball Coach, but maybe 2x faster due to no player stats
  • The forum for College Basketball Coach is /r/ZenGMBasketballCoach. You can find team name files, report bugs, ask questions, or suggest improvements.

    Canadian Football GM (CFL), Arena Football GM (AFL), and US Football GM (USFL)

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    Football GM is our game most similar to the NFL. However, we also have three other versions that are based on different past and current leagues.

    Canadian Football GM (CFL)

    Features:

    10 Teams
    Up to 3x as fast as Football GM
    Canadian Football game rules

    Arena Football GM (AFL)

    Features:

    16 Teams
    20 Players Per Team
    50 Yard Field
    High Scoring
    Up to 4x as fast as Football GM
    Arena Football game rules

    US Football GM (USFL)

    Features:

    18 Teams
    4 Divisions
    Similar rules to Football GM
    Based on the USFL football league from the 1980s

    Feel free to get team name files, report bugs, ask questions, or request new features at our Football GM forum /r/ZenGMFootball .

    Football GM now available!

    August 21, 2014 - (1 Comment)

    Football GM is now available! Click here to play!

    You can ask questions, submit bugs, or just share fun things about the game at /r/ZenGMFootball .

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