Patches

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 2020

Version 2020f update Patch is now available. All users should download and install Version 2020f immediately. The 2020e patch is no longer needed, you can upgrade directly to version F from your original install.

Click here to download the F patch for Baseball Version 2020

ITEMS FIXED IN VERSION 2020F PATCH

1) An intermittent memory crash that was occurring at end of games has been fixed.

ITEMS FIXED IN VERSION 2020E PATCH

1) "Improve Baserunner Realism" Max Rule - The change that eliminated Automatic Baserunner Outs on Groundballs with runner on 3rd Base had a bug. In first and third situations when the runner on third was held the batter was out however the runner on first was not advancing to second base. 2) The Lineup dialog was allowing a double-duty player to both pitch and play the field if a certain sequence of steps was taken when invoking the dialog. 3) Play-by-Play - The original MLB Frank Thomas (who played from 1951 to 1966) was being referred to as "Big Hurt". This has been corrected in the nickname file. In addition, various spelling errors were fixed. 4) Cloud Storage - The "Upload League to Cloud" function now displays a message indicating success after the upload has completed. 5) The computer manager was bringing in a double-duty play defined as a defensive sub even if he was already in the game as the pitcher.  

DATA FIXED IN VERSION 2020E PATCH

Note: You must re-install the season to see data changes. Re-installing will erase the season you currently are running in your program. However if you have a league in progress you can also manually edit these player changes to avoid losing your current data. 1) 2019 Major Leagues Data Corrections * REGULAR SET - Moved Keon Broxton, NYN from Non-Carded Players to Multi-Card. REGULAR SET - Moved Adalberto Mejia from STL to LAA in Major Leagues. AS-PLAYED - Some double-headers had the day and night games reversed in the schedule. REGULAR & AS-PLAYED - Changed Adalberto Mejia's team code to LAA. 2) 2018 Major Leagues Data Corrections * AS-PLAYED and UPDATED - Some double-headers had the wrong starting pitchers assigned. 3) 2016 Japanese All Stars * The 2016 Japanese All Star roster had the MLB players instead of the Japanese players. 4) 1962 World Series * The league was not re-started so you would see an error message when first clicking on it. 5) 1900 Major Leagues Data Corrections * Changed "Bill Dineen" to "Bill Dinneen" in the Pitcher's Hitting league. The name in the main roster was correct. 6) Alias Database A replacement alias database is included with data corrections to improve the Encyclopedia’s matching capabilities.

Football Version 2020

Version 2020i update Patch is now available. All users should download and install Version 2020i immediately.

Click here to download the I patch for Football Version 2020

ITEMS FIXED IN VERSION 2020I PATCH

1) The feature that launched the League Manager from the Football Game has been removed. Under certain circumstances use of this feature was corrupting league files. 2) Fixed a bug where the animation would sometimes occur twice when a reading of "touchback" was rolled on the kickoff card. 3) The Safety Free-Kick Punt adjustment (previously a standard +15-yards) has been capped to avoid these punts reaching the end-zone, which is unrealistically long for most punters. The distance that these punts travel is completely through the air (they are always fielded because they are live balls if the receiver lets them bounce). The longest punt we allow in such circumstances is now 79 yards. In addition, a message now appears indicating the adjustment if you are using the "Show board game details" option. 4) A warning message has been added in case Netplay games get out of sync. If you see a message indicating an error 728 or 729 occurred you will be instructed to exit the game completely. The host can then restore the Netplay game and you should be able to reconnect and proceed without further trouble.  

DATA FIXED IN VERSION 2020i PATCH

2019 SEASON FIXED: Hale Hentges, TE, Washington, Flat Pass Wrong #11 s/b +2 Carl Granderson, DE, New Orleans, Pass Rush s/b 1 Denver Advanced Long Pass 0 Man column, #7 s/b INT +32 2-4,12 X 5-11 Seattle Advanced Short Pass 4 Men column, #5 s/b blank, #6 s/b +11 Minnesota Advanced Linebuck 0LB # 6 s/b F +4 2-6 +4 7-12 Minnesota Advanced Linebuck 1LB # 6 s/b F +2 2-7,11,12 +2 8-10 Minnesota Advanced Off Tackle 0LB # 6 s/b F +2 2-6,12 +2 7-11 Minnesota Advanced Off Tackle 1LB # 6 s/b F -2 2-8 -2 9-12 1960 SEASON FIXED: Cleveland - Caleb, RB FPR #4 changed to -1 New York NFL - Kimber SPW #5 changed to +16 New York NFL - Morrison Long Rush sb 19 LBR #2 changed to +1 LBR #8 changed to 0 LBR #12 changed to +2 OTR #2 changed to 0 OTW #12 changed to +15 ERW #2 changed to +19 ERW #12 changed to +11  

  • College Football Version 2020

    Version 2020i update Patch is now available. All users should download and install Version 2020i immediately. The I patch replaces the previously released F patch.

    Click here to download the I patch for College Football Version 2020

    ITEMS FIXED IN VERSION 2020I PATCH

    1) The feature that launched the League Manager from the Football Game has been removed. Under certain circumstances use of this feature was corrupting league files. 2) The Safety Free-Kick Punt adjustment (previously a standard +15-yards) has been capped to avoid these punts reaching the end-zone, which is unrealistically long for most punters. The distance that these punts travel is completely through the air (they are always fielded because they are live balls if the receiver lets them bounce). The longest punt we allow in such circumstances is now 79 yards. In addition, a message now appears indicating the adjustment if you are using the "Show board game details" option. 3) A warning message has been added in case Netplay games get out of sync. If you see a message indicating an error 728 or 729 occurred you will be instructed to exit the game completely. The host can then restore the Netplay game and you should be able to reconnect and proceed without further trouble.  

    ITEMS FIXED IN VERSION 2020F PATCH

    1) Fixed Netplay kickoff hang.  The game was hanging on kickoff if an option for a fair catch was generated. 2) Fixed animation error when the user was prompted for fair catch decision during kickoffs.  The game now interrupts the play and asks the question instead of asking for a decision before the animation starts. 3) Disabled the kickoff fair catch rule for All Time Great teams (it was being used for those teams, however the cards were not computed for use with that rule). 4) Fixed a bug where the animation would sometimes occur twice when a reading of "touchback" was rolled on the kickoff card.

    Hockey Version 2018

    There are currently no patches available for Version 2018 Hockey

    Basketball 2018

    There are currently no patches available for Version 2018 Basketball Patch Archives: