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Patch Updates for Current Game Releases


Please Note for All SOM Windows Games - 
Due to recent Windows Updates you may experience problems while installing or launching a SOM game. If you encounter errors please locate your Setup.exe program (normally will be saved in the Windows Downloads folder) then follow these directions:


·        Right-click the Setup program

·        Select "Properties"

·        Select the Compatibility tab

·        Check "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)"

·        At the bottom of the screen check "Run this program as an administrator"

·        Click OK
Gamers should also note that this problem can also occur when clicking your game file/icon to launch the game. If you experience a similar error when trying to launch the game please follow the above directions by right clicking on the game file/icon and make the same adjustment


Strat-O-Matic Baseball 2018

Version 2018h update Patch is now available. All users should download and install Version 2018h immediately. Please note, all fixes in 2018 version g update are also included in the h update patch. Version g is no longer needed.
Click here to download the H patch for Baseball Version 2018
If you use the Cloud Hosting feature, there is a special update you need to download. Please click here to download the Cloud Hosting Update for Baseball Version 2018H.
You must first install the above H patch before you can add this Cloud Hosting Update. Please Note: If you do not use the Cloud Hosting feature, the Cloud Hosting update is not necessary.

1) The Batch Import Computer Managers function was not displaying errors such as mismatched rosters.  This also affected the Cloud / Pull Computer Managers function.  You will now be notified of any mismatches and be given the opportunity to bypass a computer manager if there is a problem.


2) Crashes could occur under certain circumstances when there were a large number of players on the bench while utilizing the Extreme Batter-Pitcher Matchups max rule.  This was most often the case when using the "Minor Leaguers - Eligible" setting in the League Lineup Options.


3) On very rare occasions while the computer manager was making a double-switch it was removing a player who had just been brought into the game as an injury replacement.


4) The text for item 8 of the 2018G patch description said "Spectator Sounds" but it should have read "Vendor Sounds".  The Sounds option dialog now says "Vendor/PA Sounds" (the PA stands for Public Announcer) and the Help File documents that this now controls the "Welcome to the Stadium" announcement.


5) The Cloud Hosting feature now posts a verification message when the commissioner is about to clear the ownership of a team.  This will help prevent accidentally clearing the ownership of the wrong team.





1) 2017 Data Corrections:

- The transaction files has been corrected to add 3 more player moves.  This will allow you to restart the league and run without receiving an error on your 2nd run.

- Mike Napoli, Texas - Injury reading was moved from 3-2 to 3-3 on the right side. 

NOTE: You will not see these fixes unless you completely reinstall the 2017 rosters.  If you already have a 2017 season underway you should manually make the change to the Mike Napoli card.


2) The Cloud Hosting feature had a few bugs that have been addressed:

- In leagues where road games are played (instead of home games) you were not able to upload the game result files.  That has been resolved but to do so you must select the home team (not your team) and then push the game files.

- Email addresses with a "." in it were not working.

- Issues with the Download league progress bar were addressed.

- Intermittent error when trying to push computer managers was fixed.

- Dynazip errors were being displayed for some users when trying to download the league.

- A fix was made to address a situation that occurred when you claim more than one team in a leauge.


3) The "Extreme Batter-Pitcher Matchups" max rule was not being toggled on and off with the Main Rules setting on the Options / Rules dialog.  The program will now ignore the "Extreme Batter-Pitcher Matchups" max rule if the Main Rules is not set to "Maximum Level".


4) Monthly Leaders were incorrectly showing overall totals for traded players.


5) When using the new batch import of computer managers the game would sometimes crash.


6) When using the DH rule with double-duty players the computer manager would sometimes pinch-hit with a player who was already in the game as that team's pitcher.


7) If 7th inning stretch occurred immediately following an injury roll then the trivia question would not display properly.


8) The "Welcome to the Stadium" wav file was playing even if all the sounds were turned off.  This sound is now controlled by the "Spectator Sounds" setting on the Sounds option menu.


9) If a team was deleted and then a team with the same name abbreviation was added back to the league then subsequent imports of game files was resulting in the won/loss records in the standings to be incorrect.


10) Released players were showing an incorrect team abbreviation if they qualified for the leaders report.  Since they are not on a team their code will be shown as "***".  Note that this also applies to players who have been traded but have not yet accumulated any stats with their new team.


11) Loc Files have been updated for many ballpark pictures.  The wall heights and fence distances have been changed to reflect the stadiums as of 2017. 


12) The latest SOM-Baseball Rulebook PDF has been included (this is installed in the main game folder)


13) The Extreme Batter-Pitcher Matchups max rule is not compatible with the Lineup Evaluator as it is too memory intensive to run tens of thousands of games with.  An error message now displays if you try to run an evaluation with this option turned on.


14) The Game Lobby had the following two bugs corrected:

- When trying to assign a new sound for the various actions a File Save dialog was being displayed instead of a File Open dialog.

- Occasionally after closing the Game Lobby and logging back in the user's name would not be displayed
Football Version 2018

Version 2018g update patch is now available. All users should download and install Version 2018g immediately. Please note, all data fixes in the Version 2018f and 2018 Data Patch are also included in the g update patch. 

Click here to download patch Version 2018g


1) The Model League function was not working correctly when creating a league with the 2017 data due to the San Diego to Los Angeles franchise move.


James Harrison, OLB, New England, pass rush s/b 6

Chicago Advanced Off Tackle 0LB column #4 s/b +15 2-11, +5 12 

Green Bay Advanced Linebuck 0LB column #4 s/b +15 2-7, +5 8-12 



1) The Ball Possession and Box Score reports were sometimes showing incorrect Time of Possession



Aaron Ripkowski, FB, Green Bay, run block s/b 4 

James Develin, FB, New England, run block s/b 6

Zach Line, FB, New Orleans, run block s/b 4 

George Johnson, DE, New Orleans, pass rush s/b 3

Lamaar Houston, OLB, Chicago, pass rush s/b 8

Mike Glennon, QB, Chicago, linebuck wrong #8 s/b +1, linebuck #9 s/b F/0 2 

Phillip Rivers, QB, LA AFC, linebuck right #9 s/b F/0 2  

Cam Newton, QB, Carolina, end run right/keyed fumble readings move from #8 to #5

Buffalo Advanced Flat Pass 1 man column #2 s/b +2 2-9, X 10-12 




Jerry Rice, FL, San Francisco, 2-tmd receptions added to FP and SPd.




Hockey Version 2017

There are currently no updates for Hockey Version 2017

Basketball Version 2017

There are currently no updates for Basketball Version 2017





Patch Archives:



Patch updates for previously released games may be found listed below by sport and version.



Patch 2014G for Baseball Version 2014
Patch 2012G for Baseball Version 2012

Patch 14.03N for Version 14.0 CD-Rom Baseball

Patch 13.01c for Version 13.0 CD-Rom Baseball

Patch 12.02 for Version 12.0 CD-Rom Baseball

Patch 11.04a for Version 11.0 CD-Rom Baseball

Patch 10.01b for Version 10.0 CD-Rom Baseball

Patch 9.02 for Version 9.0 CD-Rom Baseball

Patch 8.01 for Version 8.0 CD-Rom Baseball

Patch 7.01b for Version 7.0 CD-Rom Baseball




Version 10 Hockey Data Patch to correct player data errors.

Patch 6.03a for Version 6.0 CD-Rom Hockey

Patch 4.01 for Version 4.0 CD-Rom Hockey

Patch 3.02 for Version 3.0 CD-Rom Hockey

Patch 2.01 for Version 2.0 CD-Rom Hockey

Patch 1.01c for Version 1.0 CD-Rom Hockey




Patch 2017f for Version 2017
Patch 2016g for Version 2016
Patch 2015f for Version 2015
Version 2014 Data Patch.
Version 2013 Data Patch.
Patch 2012h for Football Version 2012
Version 11 Data Patch is currently available to correct player data errors.
Patch 10.01a for Version 10.0 CD-Rom Football

Patch 9.01b for Version 9.0 CD-Rom Football

Data Patch V8 for Version 8.0 CD-Rom Football

Patch 7.01a for Version 7.0 CD-Rom Football

Patch 6.06b for Version 6.0 CD-Rom Football

Patch 5.01E for Version 5.0 CD-Rom Football

Patch 4.02 for Version 4.0 CD-Rom Football

Patch 3.02 for Version 3.0 CD-Rom Football

Patch 2.01 for Version 2.0 CD-Rom Football

Patch 1.04 for Version 1.0 CD-Rom Football




Patch2012h for Version 2012 College Football
Patch2012h for Version 2012 College Football

Data Patch For College Great Teams Rosters

Patch 2.02e for Version 2.0 CD-Rom College Football

Patch 1.01B for Version 1.0 CD-Rom College Football




Patch 2014e for Basketball Version 2014

Patch 4.02a for Version 4.0 CD-Rom Basketball

Patch 3.01 for Version 3.0 CD-Rom Basketball

Patch 1.01 for Version 1.0 CD-Rom Basketball