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OOTP Newcomers, FAQ, Live Sim Lank, FINACIAL SHIT. and Available Teams Thread

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The OOTP 16 Utopia Baseball League newcomer FAQ

Information on OOTP and how to set up the league

What is OOTP?

Out of the Park Baseball ("OOTP") is the most sophisticated and best-selling baseball simulation game on the planet. Since its inception, OOTP has won numerous awards, including multiple "Sports Game of the Year" awards, en route to becoming the most immersive, realistic, and customizable baseball experience a fan can ask for!

How much does OOTP cost?

$39.99 during the season, will go on sale eventually. You can find it here, it has versions for Mac and PC

How much time does this league take up?

It can take up hours or minutes depending on how involved you want to get. We export nightly during the season, advancing 7 in-game days at a time. You can set it up where the CPU manager determines starting line-ups or you can set it to manual and tweak everything from your Single A squad to your UBL starting rotation.

How do I select a team?

The available teams are listed in the post below this one, with links to see their rosters as well as their financial information.

So I’ve downloaded OOTP and picked my team, how do I set up the league?

Here are the steps that you guys need to follow to get our league into OOTP.


Drop that ish into your saved_games folder

Load it up
Download new file (File - Online League - Download New File)

Once you finish that up you should be able to jump in and setup your team and lineups etc. I would also throw a password on your team so no one can screw around with it.

Let us know if anything is screwy.

UBL league information

How often does the UBL sim and how long is each sim?

During the season commissioner bdub selig sims nightly, with 7 in-game days each sim.

Where is the UBL online site where we vote for All Stars, Draft, and look for Sim results?

This is the website, you will need to log in with your user name and the default password is baseball.

How does the UBL draft?

The draft is on the second Sunday in June. Once the draft pool is released during the season, a new UBL Draft thread will be opened and pinned. We will draft using the previous year's standings and draft as the season continues. We are hoping to implement a live draft soon where players can log on and select their pick.
Is there a timeframe for each player to pick in?

Yes, there is a 12 hour time limit in rounds 1-5. Once that is expired the utopian who has not picked will be given what the computer thinks is BPA. After round 5 it is a 4 our time limit.

Q: Are there any rules about contracts?

A: There's a house rule designed to deal with the option year exploits. If you are offering a team option, the increase of salary for the option year must not exceed:
40% of the highest guaranteed year's salary, if that salary is less than 15 million
20% of the highest guaranteed year's salary, if that salary is greater than 15 million

Also, the buyout for an option year must be at least 20% of the option year salary.

If you forget to add a buyout, the year in question will be fully guaranteed.

Don't stack player opt-outs and team options, you dummies.


Pre-arbitration extensions must wait until the player has one year of service time and must be greater than or equal to the highest arbitration estimate.

If a player has gone through an arbitration hearing, the salary of each future arbitration eligible year must be equal to or greater than the amount awarded to the player.

No first rounders in a salary dump

No future cash in a trade

Season Schedule

3/1: Spring Training starts
4/1: Opening day for all levels
8/31: End of season for minor leagues
9/1: UBL roster expansion
Mid-Late September: UBL season ends

*Note to anyone who reads, if you have questions that aren't answered PM me and I will answer them and add them to this list. Same goes to current members who see something I forgot

Folders for jerseys/ballcaps/team logos
To get the up-to-date logos, replace the team_logos folder under the directory news>html>images
Both the jerseys and ballcaps folder go in the main league folder

Logos Folder - https://www.dropbox.com/s/fy6rwpfokyzvduv/Logos.rar?dl=0
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I'll be updating this as owners come into the league. Here are the available teams, all linked. There is also the league homepage and a link to the financial status for every team. You will be able to move your team and/or select a new logo when you take over the team.

League Homepage
Team Financials

Complete league list

Amsterdam Tulips - @OU11
Cairo - @fignuts
Dublin Distillers - @Mr. Radpants
Helsingborg Hammers - @Orlando
Istanbul Ottomans - @chibob
Las Vegas Pac Men - @doh
Moscow Mules - @Soonerfan09
Seoul Glow - @Karl Hungus
Lisbon Conquistadors - @kingssc
North Dakota Riggers - @Travis7401
Buffalo Murricans - @Lloyd Carr @Yankee151
UK Kings - @NML
False Bay Flying Whites - @@jdlikewhoa
Miami Manatees - @TonyGin&Juice
Kabul Bulls - OPEN
Little Rock Miners - @Schauwn
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