MVP Baseball 2005
Windows - 2005
Description of MVP Baseball 2005
Here is the video game “MVP Baseball 2005”! Released in 2005 on Windows, it's still available and playable with some tinkering. It's a sports game, set in a baseball and licensed title themes.
How to play MVP Baseball 2005 Windows
Here's a complete guide to downloading and installing the game, along with setting up a widescreen resolution, and proper controller settings, along with troubleshooting an error that Windows 7 users face.
First, download the game by clicking on the giant blue button under "Windows Version" at the bottom of this page.
Once you've downloaded the game, extract the archive, and mount the IMG file from the CD1 folder with any virtual drive program (DAEMON TOOLS, Alcohol 120%, PowerISO, etc.)
Install the game using either of these two serial keys:
Mount the IMG file from the CD2 folder when the installer asks you to do it, and wait for the game to finish installing.
Once the game has been installed, you can play it in two ways:
- Mounting the IMG file in the CD2 folder each time you wish to play the game
- Downloading a NO-CD Fixed EXE and playing the game anytime you wish without mounting the IMG file
If you're wary of viruses from using NO-CD cracks, then feel free to use method 1, and enjoy the game! However, some users have reported that the game refuses to acknowledge the CD2 IMG file as a proper CD, so the only option left is to use the NO-CD Fixed EXE file.
To use a NO-CD file, download the NO-CD Fixed EXE from GameCopyWorld here: https://gamecopyworld.com/ (it's recommended that you use an ad-blocker while visiting this site)
Search for MVP Baseball 2005, open up the game page and scroll down to the bottom and download the HOODLUM Fixed EXE file titled "MVP Baseball 2005 v1.0 [ENGLISH] No-CD/Fixed EXE"
Copy, and paste the file into your MVP Baseball 2005 installation directory, overwriting the original .exe file, and enjoy playing the game!
WARNING: Do not install any of the five official patches for the game, as there are no NO-CD cracks for it, and the v1.0 NO-CD patch does not work with it
WARNING: If you're facing a "Please login with administrator privileges and try again" error message when you try to run the game, do the following steps to correct the problem.
- Open Regedit.exe (as Administrator)
- Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE --> SYSTEM --> CurrentControlSet --> services --> secdrv
- Right-click on the folder and select "Export", save the .reg file anywhere as this will serve as a backup in case anything goes wrong
- Double-click on the "Start" DWORD, and change its value to 2. Restart the PC and see if it worked
- If the problem isn't fixed try changing the value to either 3 or 4. If either of those doesn't work, try again by changing the value type from Hexadecimal to Decimal starting again from 2 up to 4
- If the problem still persists, open up the Command Prompt as an Administrator, and type in the following: "sc config secdrv start= demand", then type in "sc start secdrv" then reboot the PC and see if the problem is fixed
In order to set up the game in widescreen mode, follow these steps:
- Download any hex-editor program you prefer (for example, HxD)
- Backup your "mvp2005.exe" file in the directory you installed your game (if you use HxD, this is done automatically, but do it manually just in case)
- Open up your game and set the "Display Mode" under "My MVP --> My MVP Options --> Video Options" to 800x600x32, press the "Accept" button, and quit the game
- Next, open up your "mvp2005.exe" file in your hex-editor program you've downloaded
- Search (CTRL+F) for a hex-value of '20 03 00 00 58 02'. You will find two of them. Replace them both with the desired resolution:
1680x1050: Replace both values with '90 06 00 00 1A 04' 1920x1080: Replace both values with '80 07 00 00 38 04' 1920x1200: Replace both values with '80 07 00 00 B0 04' 2560x1440: Replace both values with '00 0A 00 00 A0 05' 3840x2160: Replace both values with '00 0F 00 00 70 08'
- Save the changes, and run the game!
When you go to the game menu, you will find your resolution instead of '800x600'.
Keep in mind, that the game does not support proper widescreen, so everything will be stretched.
By default, the game does not detect or improperly bind some buttons on modern controllers, for example, the START button is assigned to L3, the "5" pitch is not assigned at all, etc. but there is an easy way to fix this.
- First, open your game with the controller plugged in
- Go to "My MVP --> My MVP Options --> Controller Config.", select the button profile to your controller (e.g. "GAMEPAD (X360)") for PLAYER 1, and assign any button (no matter what function, and no matter whether in offense or defense) to whichever button you want (e.g. change SWING to Square/X)
- Press the "SAVE" button to save your changes, and exit the game
- Next, go to the "My Documents --> MVP Baseball 2005" folder, and open the "controller.cfg" file with whatever text editor you use (e.g. Notepad++)
- Scroll down until you find the line starting with the name of your controller. For example:
profile= Controller_(XBOX_360_For_Windows) device= Controller_(XBOX_360_For_Windows) ...
- Next, copy and replace the following lines:
VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_START= button 8 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_SELECT= button 7 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_CROSS= button 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_CIRCLE= button 2 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_SQUARE= button 3 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_TRIANGLE= button 4 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L1= button 5 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R1= button 6 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L2= axis- 3 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R2= axis+ 3 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L3= button 9 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R3= button 10 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_UP= pov0 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_DOWN= pov180 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_LEFT= pov270 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_DPAD_RIGHT= pov90 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_RIGHT= axis- 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_LEFT= axis+ 1 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_UP= axis+ 2 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_L_STICK_DOWN= axis- 2 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_RIGHT= axis- 4 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_LEFT= axis+ 4 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_UP= axis+ 5 VPAD_VIRTUAL_BUTTON_R_STICK_DOWN= axis- 5 VPAD_PITCH_1= button 1 VPAD_PITCH_2= button 2 VPAD_PITCH_3= button 3 VPAD_PITCH_4= button 4 VPAD_PITCH_5= button 6 VPAD_FIELD_PICK_OFF_THROW_FIRST= button 2 VPAD_FIELD_PICK_OFF_THROW_SECOND= button 4 VPAD_FIELD_PICK_OFF_THROW_THIRD= button 3 VPAD_PITCH_OUT= button 1 VPAD_THROW_BALL= not_assigned -1 VPAD_INTENTIONAL_WALK= button 10 VPAD_INTENTIONAL_HITBATTER= button 9 VPAD_PITCH_HISTORY_OPEN= button 9 VPAD_SWING_NORMAL= button 1 VPAD_SWING_BUNT= button 10 VPAD_CHARGE_MOUND= button 4 VPAD_FIELD_THROW_FIRST= button 2 VPAD_FIELD_THROW_SECOND= button 4 VPAD_FIELD_THROW_THIRD= button 3 VPAD_FIELD_THROW_HOME= button 1 VPAD_FIELD_SWITCH= button 5 VPAD_FIELD_RELAY_THROW= axis+ 3 VPAD_FIELD_CUTOFF_THROW= axis+ 3 VPAD_FIELD_FAKE_RUNDOWN_THROW= button 7 VPAD_RUNNER_FIRST_SELECT= button 2 VPAD_RUNNER_SECOND_SELECT= button 4 VPAD_RUNNER_THIRD_SELECT= button 3 VPAD_RUNNER_RUNFIRST= pov90 1 VPAD_RUNNER_RUNSECOND= pov0 1 VPAD_RUNNER_RUNTHIRD= pov270 1 VPAD_RUNNER_RUNHOME2SCORE= pov180 1 VPAD_BASERUNNER_ADVANCEALL= button 5 VPAD_BASERUNNER_RETREATALL= button 6
(The buttons here are pretty self-explanatory. For example, Cross/A is Button 1, Circle/B is Button 2, etc.)
A few lines that you shouldn't bother to touch are the:
profile= ... device= ... player= ... number_of_buttons= ... number_of_povs= ... number_of_axis= ...
Leave these lines to whatever default the games have set them.
If you add an additional controller (for example, you wish to play against your friends), you will have to replace the same lines in the "controller.config" file again for the second controller.
Save the changes to the file, and enjoy playing the game with properly assigned default (developer intended) settings.
If you wish to change any of the buttons, feel free to do it in "My MVP --> My MVP Options --> Controller Config." to whatever you like.
SKIPPING INTRO VIDEOS
Download this mod from MVPMods.com: https://www.mvpmods.com/files/file/8444-no-intro-movies/
Just extract all the files to your
%GAME_DIR%/data/frontend/movies folder, overwriting the existing files.
Make sure to backup your original files, just in case.
This is another step that's not necessary to do in order to set up the game properly, but in this game, EA SPORTS put most of the still-active replacement players (from the '94-'95 MLB strikes) in the game, with all their real statistics, but with different names and appearances (e.g. Barry Bonds is known in the game as Jon Dowd).
If you wish to replace those "fake" players with their real names and info, use this guide: https://www.ign.com/articles/2005/03/18/mvp-baseball-replacement-players-faq-596717
After you're done editing the players, save the roster, and then save your profile.
Keep in mind that each time you exit the game, you will have to manually load the roster each time you open it again by going to "Manage Rosters --> Load Roster".
If you wish to replace the default roster so that you don't have to load the roster manually all the time, you will have to use the MVPEdit from mvpmods.com here: https://www.mvpmods.com/files/file/4459-mvpedit/
This is a bit advanced step so I will not provide a guide on how to do this with MVPEdit, but it mostly boils down to:
- Opening MVPEdit
- Importing .dat files from the
%GAME_DIR%/data/databasefolder, and manually editing the players using the guide above
- Saving the changes
If you wish to do it this way, simply Google how to do it, as there are plenty of threads explaining the process.
And that's it! You've properly installed and configured the game. Enjoy!
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Comments and reviews
davidde 2023-01-16 0 point
Charon recommends not to install them, because you could need a nocd fix which exists just for the unpatched version. But if your PC recognize the mounted image and you don't need the nocd fix (see Charon's guide), you can search the internet and find the patches (as for now they are there, just be thorough). Mvpmods still doesn't allow to register. I don't think those patches are essential, but couldn't find much information about them
hombremomento 2022-12-18 1 point
has anyone found a way to register for mvpmods? I used the contact us option but have no clue how that's gonna work. if anyone can get in contact with someone to help me that would be awesome
Pablington 2022-11-28 0 point
Anyone getting a message saying something like "MVP Baseball 2005 needs DirectX 9 and hardware accelaration to run"? If so, how do you fix it?
Csutton10 2022-10-25 0 point
The game crashes during owner mode at the end of every game, sim or playing. That's the only mode it happens in.. Any ideas?
CLN 2022-09-13 0 point
does anyone know a different site besides MVPmods to get the official patches? The site doesn't allow me to register an account.
Puchero 2022-09-09 0 point
Me encanta demasiado este juego, lo juego desde que era muy pequeño y no me cansaria de jugarlo
MG 2022-07-09 0 point
For Windows 10 and new systems:
Download Iso here
Click iso image and may mount auto
If not download WinCDEmu
Mount to any letter drive N,M,P,T, Doesn't matter-I usualy pick CD Rom option? This should place a ghost mount drive with your picked letter next to your main computer drive. When mount check that ghost drive as your iso mounted by viewing.
Install game and use cd serial key here or type in your browser cd key for MVP Baseball 2005
After install again go to your search browser on internet and search games no cd or crack
Then copy and paste no cd crack inside the games install directory over writing the original one there.
You may have to set the no cd exe compatibility and set to admin rights.
Game may hopefully work.
Note on install or starting game experiment by temporarily disabling your anti virus as that could block it?
TommyWiseau 2022-05-28 0 point
Here's how to get it to work on Windows 10:
1. After Installation, install all 5 patches.
2. Download and overwrite the No-CD patch
3. You may need to start the game as Administrator, but I'm not sure if it's necessary.
You should be good then!
Base Invader 2022-01-19 1 point
I wish I knew how to make it work with windows 10 or 11....
I've kept my original disks all these years... was able to get it to run with Windows 7 and keep a Windows 7 computer on my desk just to play the game, but I wish I could run it on my newer windows 10 computer... ;-)
ManMan 2021-04-28 0 point
Any luck anyone? Beating myself over the head trying to get this to work.
Pablo 2021-01-29 -5 points
It works fine in compatibility mode w/Win XP Service Pack 2 and a No CD crack. :)
lefty32 2020-06-05 -1 point
The problem is that Windows 10 doesnt support the secdrv.sys drivers anymore, as such, the game cannot be run without a patch. I have not been able to locate a suitable patch for the game unfortunalty
lefty32 2020-06-01 2 points
I managed to mount the Image files and install them using Daemon tools, but the first menu crashes when you hit play.
JBR 2020-05-31 -1 point
I guess I was lucky and I remembered this old game in 2014. At the time it was released by www.fullypcgames.com now defunct the version I have works. I’ve owned three copies the last a sealed version sadly I let it go before the bad blitz. It’s the lone legend of baseball games and it simply the modding is awesome
lefty32 2020-05-16 2 points
2 Image files totaling 1.4 Gigabytes that are apparently corrupted, help!
sreardon15 2020-03-31 -1 point
Telling to insert correct dvd rom, is there a workaround for this?
Kieron 2020-03-29 2 points
"Disc image file is corrupted"
Can i have some help installing/a new working file
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