If you love baseball, you will love the latest addition of Out of the Park 19 (OOTP). The latest addition brings a much-needed upgraded interface and additional animations to their 3D play that includes arms and legs for the players.

That may sound funny, but they were little peg guys before. The new animations are better but still lacking overall. My biggest concern with the graphics is a lot of the plays at first base now make the runner look safe when they are called out.

The OOTP designers have desires to get more and more graphical which I love since for me it adds excitement to the sims. I have dreams of “The Show” like graphics with historical uniforms and stadiums simming out my season replays. We can all dream right?

Although OOTP has always had a long learning curve for new users, they have a ton on manuals and videos to help you through if you get stuck. The depth of this simulation covers everything from organizational finances, complete farm systems, to every move possible with your major league team including all real transaction rules like 40-man, options, etc.

I could explain all the new features, but why not let lead developer Markus Heinsohn explain in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPuT5lnrMwI

These are all of the new features for OOTP 19

2018 OPENING DAY ROSTERS FOR MLB, MILB, INTERNATIONAL LEAGUES, AND INDIE LEAGUES

NEW IN-GAME MANAGEMENT SCREENS

NEW 3D BALLPARKS AND 3D PLAYER ANIMATIONS

VAST IMPROVEMENTS FOR HISTORICAL LEAGUES, EG. REAL L/R SPLITS, IMPROVED ACCURACY, BETTER DEFENSIVE RATINGS AND MUCH MORE

NEW TOURNAMENT MODE – INCLUDE TEAMS FROM MULTIPLE LEAGUES

MANUAL VOTING FOR END OF SEASON AWARDS

NEW SCOUTING REPORTS AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT GRAPHS

IMPROVED AI THROUGHOUT THE GAME

MULTIPLE INTERFACE OPTIONS, CHOOSE FROM 3 SKINS AND SIX DIFFERENT FONTS

NEW TEAM LEADER TABS ON PRE-GAME SCREEN

MANY REDESIGNED SCREENS. FOR EXAMPLE A CUSTOMIZABLE MANAGER HOME

IMPROVED INTERNAL RATINGS CALCULATIONS

OVER 800 FICTIONAL TEAM LOGOS

I highly recommend the latest version which you can download on Steam or by going to https://www.ootpdevelopments.com/out-of-the-park-baseball-home/

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Tony Pente
Tony has owned and operated Orioles Hangout since 1996 and is well known for his knowledge of the Baltimore Orioles organization from top to bottom. He's a frequent guest on Baltimore-area sports radio stations and can be heard regularly on the 105.7 FM The Fan. His knowledge and contacts within the Orioles minor league system and the major league baseball scouting industry is unparalleled in the Baltimore media and is known as an expert on the Orioles prospects.