2019 Season Database Update
Earlier this week, we updated our master copy of the 2019 Annual Season Database to correct the injury ratings for a number of composite player records. (Please refer to the Scope of Changes note on the 2019 Season Database Changes web page for details.)
All customers who have purchased the 2019 Season Database so far have been sent a notification email that includes information about the update and a new link to allow you to download a copy of the updated season. If you have not received the update notification, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
To check if your copy of the 2019 Season Database is up to date, have a look in the Notes tab of the Organizer window with your installed copy of the 2019 season as the active database. If the date of the "2019 Updates" note is 12/20/2019 or later then you have the most up to date version.
In addition, we have released a season update patch that will allow you to update your already installed copy of the 2019 season. The update patch is not a complete copy of the 2019 season database. It is a program that applies the corrections to an already installed copy of the 2019 season without disturbing the work you may have already done to your team rosters and league structure. Instructions on using the 2019 season update patch and the link to download it can be found on the 2019 Season Database Changes web page.
We apologize for these errors and for any inconvenience.
2018 ZiPS Projection Database Update Tool
We realize that many of you have been using the initial projections to play along with the real-life season or have set up draft leagues. Some of you have asked for a way to continue to play out your season with the newly updated player event tables and ratings AND keep your existing league structure, team rosters, and simulated game results. The update tool will enable you to do that.
In the unlikely event that something were to go wrong while running the update tool, you'll be able to start DMB back up, go to the File menu, choose the Restore option, select the backup file you just created, and click on Open. After you confirm that you want to replace the database with the backup, you'll be back to exactly where you were in your season when you made the backup.
Make sure that Diamond Mind Baseball is shut down before using the update tool!
To use the update tool properly, in step two (shown in the image below) you need to select the season database folder for your league that you've been playing using the first release of the ZiPS Projections database (for example proj2018_v11).
Next, at step three (shown in the image below), select the season database folder where you installed the new, mid-season update database (for example proj2018mid_v11). (The updated projections database must be installed in DMB for the update tool to find it.)
After you have selected the two projection database folders, click on the 'Copy new player ratings' button. The update tool will then copy all new ratings, projections, and event tables from the new player projections season folder to the players in the first release of the player projections. In addition, all new players in the mid-season release will get added to the initial release of the player projections as free agents. No statistics or game results will be lost. You will then be able to continue your league exactly where it was left off.
After the update tool reports that the operation was successful, you can continue to update another first release, ZiPS Projections database by selecting a different folder or if you're done, click on the 'Finished' button.
UpdateProjections.exe (posted 8/17/2018)