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Earl Weaver Baseball II

DOS - 1991

Alt name
Earl Weaver Baseball 2
Year
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Sports
Theme
Baseball, Editor / Construction Set, Licensed Title
Publisher
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer
Mirage Graphics, Inc.
Perspectives
1st-Person, 3rd-Person
Dosbox support
Broken on 0.61
4.12 / 5 - 18 votes

Description of Earl Weaver Baseball II

One of the best baseball series ever made, Earl Weaver Baseball nevertheless was very short-lived-- only 2 were released in the span of 5 years. In every respect, both games are pioneers of the genre: great graphics and sounds (for their time, of course), amazing customizability, and incredible play value make EWB among the best baseball games ever made. Baseball Sims have come a long way since then.

The original Earl Weaver Baseball deserves to go down in history as THE first sport game that successfully combines strong arcade gameplay with rock-solid statistics. Prior to its release, sports games tended to be simplistic arcadish games or dry statistical models. Earl Weaver brought both of those approaches together and gave birth to the statistical/simulation model.

Earl Weaver Baseball 2 continues the high standards set by its predecessor by becoming one of the first baseball sims to employ more varied sound. You could even see a manager sometimes coming out from the dugout once in a while to argue with a call! One of the strongest parts of the game is its configurability. One can create the perfect player who always delivers or a stadium of unbelievable proportions.

League and non-league play are also possible. Seasons can be of any length, although gamers looking for automatic playoff modes will be disappointed. Players from different eras can compete on the same field, helping inveterate baseball fans argue about who was the best center fielder of all time, etc. Fields from different eras are also available and factor in such variables as wind and astroturf. Helpful advice from the great manager Earl Weaver is easily accessible.

With spot-on gameplay, solid controls, and virtually unlimited replayability, EWB2 is a game that deserves to stay on every baseball fan's hard drive. Although the graphics are a little dated, the gameplay and the stat engine are outstanding. Maybe some of the game companies can learn from the older games. Many games nowadays can't even come close to touching the EWB series. The creativity and intuitive design made the game infinitely enjoyable. No matter how many times you play, there's always something more to do. A true classic, without a doubt. Three thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

edm 2016-08-26 0 point

Does anyone happen to have the seasons tool utility that allows you to import from Lehman's database? I've looked everywhere, but haven't had any luck finding it.

edm1820 2016-03-09 1 point

JLC420, place the comm2 (commissioner disk files) into you earl weaver II directory. From within the game, click f8 to bring up the advanced features menu. Next click "u" or scroll down and click utilities. You should see the comm2 file that you can load.

JLC420 2015-06-04 -1 point DOS version

Ok found online a copy of the commissioner disk how do you incorporate it to work with the rest of the game with dosbox or other vmware type programs?

jlc420 2015-01-30 1 point DOS version

I found this file within the zip for the game so you can play. unzip the game and look for a zip file called keys2earl
This will give you the codes. seems complicated but really isn't
Or you can copy and save it here it is.
( I used open office to copy it. Should work with msoffice and wordpad with no problem.)

EARL WEAVER BASEBALL II - CODE WHEEL MODIFICATION TABLE
Near the beginning of the game, you will be asked to enter a number from
the Code wheel included with EWBII. A message will say "Please find the
yearly salary for this position on this team: " and will list a team, a
year, and a position. To find the correct number, match the team with the
year in the box below to get a "small" letter of the alphabet. Then, in the
bottom box match the "small" letter with the position. The number that
appears at the meeting is the correct salary figure. Type this number and
press Enter. You will have three chances to enter the correct number; if
you enter the wrong number all three times, EWBII will exit to DOS.

yr BO CI PH CH LA DE MN NY MO SF St PI WA SD BR AT HO TO ML SE BA CL KC OA
56 a x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b
72 b a x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h g f e d c
74 c b a x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h g f e d
64 d c b a x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h g f e
61 e d c b a x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h g f
77 f e d c b a x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h g
73 g f e d c b a x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h
50 h g f e d c b a x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i
83 i h g f e d c b a x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j
54 j i h g f e d c b a x w v u t s r q p o n m l k
75 k j i h g f e d c b a x w v u t s r q p o n m l
57 l k j i h g f e d c b a x w v u t s r q p o n m
78 m l k j i h g f e d c b a x w v u t s r q p o n
65 n m l k j i h g f e d c b a x w v u t s r q p o
84 o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a x w v u t s r q p
67 p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a x w v u t s r q
53 q p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a x w v u t s r
80 r q p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a x w v u t s
71 s r q p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a x w v u t
68 t s r q p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a x w v u
59 u t s r q p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a x w v
82 v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a x w
62 w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a x
70 x w v u t s r q p o n m l k j i h g f e d c b a

SLUGGER PITCHER CLOSER CATCHER OUT-F MANAGER IN-F ROOKIE B-BOY

a = 362688 711813 106322 83835 91926 40337 91062 4785 9797 = a
b = 643603 861751 852639 45025 17248 72087 45784 8311 7590 = b
c = 547429 539785 364563 80269 61312 10017 98080 2101 5349 = c
d = 869607 408027 469769 10104 17313 26729 10128 9846 1628 = d
e = 914251 955411 230997 84736 54460 10074 59329 9508 6582 = e
f = 254032 100123 809988 73816 54124 99702 29593 4615 6687 = f
g = 932397 156972 100085 55842 54672 53504 82767 2370 6206 = g
h = 684811 409627 746994 26551 13915 88599 39805 8947 8667 = h
i = 667870 110152 100011 10051 47542 36966 25216 9646 8925 = i
j = 514368 100122 680039 33537 62649 20909 56640 2262 9038 = j
k = 440542 705583 530508 41149 49093 10146 78952 8257 8124 = k
l = 458005 100060 100062 59641 52003 25845 89065 1024 6183 = l
m = 850761 176325 821216 10074 13755 10088 20829 4818 7478 = m
n = 471034 847207 352995 61645 10054 80034 33592 3469 1131 = n
o = 416767 401038 853653 80878 33109 54873 53119 1240 3459 = o
p = 100107 186984 844717 87618 99531 75725 73383 1017 9758 = p
q = 616057 414079 563286 54082 14104 25578 67042 5755 5328 = q
r = 996328 938704 795234 26869 61714 10125 39682 8089 5457 = r
s = 983964 426687 653216 78744 67284 45830 37020 5868 6029 = s
t = 832687 218080 119739 83434 80794 57282 30538 6736 1752 = t
u = 429748 919409 560727 64165 93718 68736 81682 2902 8208 = u
v = 508971 279357 100019 49749 60192 93569 48744 1422 2906 = v
w = 104125 272146 618921 21076 58714 49755 36535 9352 1869 = w
x = 507340 100003 168948 71932 10051 87381 93271 8464 9213 = x

Baseball Buff DT 2014-10-12 -1 point DOS version

Kunai Boy: Download the free program called DBGL (currently version 0.78) to run your old dos games on 64 bit windows systems.

Mota 2014-09-19 1 point DOS version

I played a full AL schedule one year, well over 1,000 games played manually. I would wake up in the middle of the night and keep the games going, I was so dedicated to this! Amazing game and so ahead of it's time.

kunai boy 2014-05-22 1 point DOS version

how will it work on my windows 8 64 bit. it says it can't run on your pc

Baseball Buff DT 2013-11-22 5 points DOS version

I've got more than 100 baseball games for PC and various consoles of last 35 years. Earl Weaver Baseball II is second only to Earl Weaver Baseball for the Amiga. I like many of the other games, but none has ever quite captured the combination of free-flow sit-and-play with full statistical simulation capabilities of these two games.

Warning for those with addictive tendencies: Most baseball games you get bored of them after 100 to 200 hours. This one the more you play the more you crave it. More than 25 years later if I go to a baseball game, I have to take this game with me because I'm going to want to play along...every time someone sings the anthem, I want to play earl weaver baseball. It's really bad. It only makes it 100 times worse if you get together a group of baseball enthusiasts and form fantasy leagues complete with drafts, which you can do quite easily with the amiga version and the commissioner disk add-on for PC version ii.

The maker of this game has even released tools on his website so you can import the lehman stats from any years past or present to play fantasy teams ranging from the 19th century to the 21st century...mlb or negro leaguers.

Harpoon-o-phile 2013-01-05 0 point DOS version

Incredible. Back in the day, me and my University buddys would use a statistical reference like Total Baseball to debate and choose the best season for the all time greatest players and input them on Earl Weaver 2. We then ran fantasy seasons by drafting our teams, designing our ball parks, setting our line-ups and managing preferences and then managing, trading and pulling our hair out down the home stretch towards the play-offs. Now we can do it all over again!? Thank YOU, my abandonware!

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