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Pure Baseball's FAQ

The following are questions we have found that most new managers need help with. The questions are conveniently divided into categories to help you along. Please take the time to see if your question is answered before posting a question to the community forums. This will cut down on the amount of time it takes for you to get your question answered. There is a link to the Community Forums at the bottom of this page.

If you haven't taken time to go through the step by step process found within our Pure Baseball Game Tour we encourage you to do so. A lot of your questions can be answered there.


Game Technical Questions

  • Q: When I click on a link to play a game, a window pops up and asks me if I want to open the file from its current location or save it to disk. What is the appropriate procedure?
    A: Always choose "Open".

  • Q: What do I do when I get an error trying to start my first game?
    A: Please do the following exactly!

    Open Control Panel, click Add/Remove Programs, highlight PureBaseball and click Remove, then Yes to verify that you want to remove it. Close Control Panel.
    Open Windows Explorer, find the RsiBB folder on your C Drive and delete it. Delete it from your Recycle Bin also.
    Close Windows Explorer and Recycle Bin.
    Reboot your system!
    Reinstall the game from the previously downloaded file PB##Inst.
    Start a game!

  • Q: It all seems so complicated, will I figure this out?
    A: Absolutely! It's tough to be a rookie, but remember that most of the owners will be playing Pure Baseball for the first time. The launch leagues are 3 months long -- which leaves ample time to learn the rules and develop a strategy. If you do have questions, our staff is ready to help, and you can always comminicate with other managers.

  • Q: Do I need to set my browser to any special settings?
    A: Yes. Just one. For users of Internet Explorer click "Tools" then "Internet Options" and in the section for Temporary Internet Files, click the "Settings" button. Select the button for "Check for newer versions of stored pages... Every visit to to the page."
    (Note: If you do not use these browser settings, you will run into difficulty submitting lineups.)

  • Q: How should I proceed if I get a "RUNTIME ERROR" followed by an "Abnormal program termination" while trying to report a game?
    A: Close the program out and go to your RSIBB folder. Open the folder and double click on Purebaseball.exe. The program will open to the point at which the game can be reported again. Keep trying this maneuver until the game gets reported.

  • Q: Can I change my team schedule?
    A: Yes. If both managers involved agree in switching a series (switch the home and away teams), then each manager should relay the message to commish@purebaseball.com and the changes will be made.

  • Q: What happens if my machine locks up during a game?
    A: Email technical@purebaseball.com and include as much information as you can about the crash. See the manual section about Policy on Game Resets. You may be able to get the game restarted but the game can not be restored from the point of a crash. Game crashes are very rare and the most common causes are listed in the Policy on Game Resets section of the manual.

  • Q: What if my internet connection drops while I'm transmitting my results?
    A: Reestablish you internet connection, and manually launch Purebaseball.exe from the "RsiBB" directory. This will complete the transmission of your game.

  • Q: Why don't I have an icon on my desktop or start menu?
    A: The game is launched through your browser and you will rarely need to launch it manually.

  • Q: Do I have to play out the entire schedule? What if I go on vacation or just don't have the time to play?
    A: The Purebaseball game has robots that will play your games for you if you are unable to play them. The robots will play the game to the best of their ability. They can also set your lineups for you.

  • Q: Where can I find a listing for all the stats used in this game?
    A: At any time click on the help button on the Purebaseball menu for a listing of all the stats.

  • Q: I am trying to play a game and get a message containing the following text after START game command:
    MSVCP60.DLL is linked to missing exportMSVCRT>DLL_lc_collate_cp.

    A: This problem can happen the first time you try to play or after you have changed machines. This fix will work but may take several tries to take. We have had managers repeat the process several times before it clears the system of the MSVCRT error. Please follow the instructions below and let us know if there is anything in the instructions you do not understand:

    Open Control Panel, go to add/remove programs, highlight PureBaseball and click remove then remove all, close control panel.

    Open Windows Explorer, highlight the RsiBB folder then delete it. Close Explorer.

    Open Recycle Bin and delete anything that has to do with PureBaseball. Close Recycle Bin.

    Reboot your system.

    Once the system is back up make sure that nothing is running but windows, disable anything running in the background i.e. anti virus, chat, system monitor etc.

    Reinstall the game using the Pure Baseball Client. While installing use the defaults.

    Start a game!

  • Q: When I try to start a game, I receive an error stating that a primary key violation occurred. How do I resolve this?
    A: If you see this the opposing team's default lineup has holes caused by missing players on the active roster (traded or farmed). Until we solve this problem by eliminating bad lineups when starting games on Thursday, here is the best solution to this problem:
    • Email commish, technical, AND opposing manager.
    • Bad lineups for "name road team" in "name of league" should be the subject of the email.
    This will ensure the quickest possible response to your problem.

  • Q: When I am setting up my lineup for a home game, the away team has no starting pitcher available. What should I do?
    A: Sometimes pitching staff will get so out of sorts that the team will not be able to start a game. Usually there are clues. After selecting your home team starting pitcher the opposing lineup will come up with no starter named or a "0" in place of the starting pitcher. Occasionally a game like this will start, and it will not play and have to be reset. The commissioner will have to add a ready pitcher from the farm team (usually selecting the least effective available starter if possible); or if no ready starter is available, he will add an INN starting pitcher from the FA list.

    The best solution to this problem is to STOP the game startup process if no opposing pitcher is named. Contact commish and technical and describe the problem.

Game Site Questions

  • Q: How do I play an away game?
    A: When you look under your team's schedules the games listed will either be home or away. Both home and away games will be selectable. The robot will play the away games for you. But before the game is played you have some manager options that can set your team's strategy for that game.

  • Q: How do I post a player(s) that I wish to trade or I am looking for?
    A: When you have players you would like to trade, you can post it in the Trade Forum and on your team's News Desk.

  • Q: How do I complete a trade with another manager?
    A: After two managers have agreed upon a trade, each manager needs to step through the "Trades" function on the Front Desk of your team page. Fill in all information correctly. The Commissioner must approve all trades.

  • Q: Why can't I print pages from your site?
    A: Before printing, click on the body of the frame (part of the page) you want to print. In a frame site, you must tell the computer which frame you wish to print.

Questions About Playing The Game

  • Q: How are season IDs determined in PureBaseball?
    A: The season used refers to the season from which the statistics are used to SIM the game. Example in a TRAD league using the 2000 statistics the season ID would be 2000 even though the games would be played in 2001.

  • Q: How do pitching grades work and how do Clutch grades effect them?
    A: The pitching grades are guide lines. They give you an idea of what the raw statistics ( raw statistics are the exact stats a pitcher compiles. That is total BB, K, H, 2B, 3B, HR, HBP, etc. against both RH and LH hitters) would tell you when neutralized for park effects. They do NOT foretell ERA. A pitcher has raw stats just like a hitter. A pitcher's ERA is similar to a hitter's run stats or RBI stats, it doesn't necessarily follow that the best raw stats create the best ERAs. In Pure Baseball we affect ERA with the clutch ratings used in concert with the raw stats. If a pitcher's clutch rating is higher than 5 he will have better raw stats with runner(s) on base than he will with bases empty. If a pitcher's clutch rating is less than 5 he will have better raw stats with bases empty than he will with runner(s) on base. All pitchers ratings (pitching and clutch) have been adjusted to reflect what his grade would be in a neutral park. Houston Astros, LA Dodgers, and Chicago White Sox pitchers will have lower ratings than they would receive in APBA. The converse is true about pitchers who pitch for the Colorado Rockies (God love 'em!).

  • Q: How does player recovery work when someone is returning from the farm system?
    A: The returning player get the benefit of a full series rest. His stats will show that he has a days rest. This is to prevent the game from reading the player as being "rusty". His stats will be adjusted accordingly following the player's first series back.


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