How to install the Diamond Mind Baseball Encyclopedia

How to install Diamond Mind Baseball Encyclopedia

To install the Diamond Mind Baseball Encyclopedia software, please follow the steps below. If you are looking for help for other Diamond Mind software please see the DMB Knowledge Base for more tutorials.

Downloading your file:

When you place an order from the Diamond Mind website, you are sent an email with the subject "Your Diamond Mind Baseball downloads are ready". This email should arrive within about 30 minutes. The link(s) to download your file(s) can be found in that email.

Once you have received your downloads email, you can either click the links or copy and paste the URLs into your browser to open the download page for each item.

From the download page, click the "Download Now" button. Depending on your browser settings, the browser should either start the download immediately or ask where you would like to save the file. If prompted, choose where to save your file on your computer. The usual location for files saved from the Internet is the Downloads folder.

If your web browser shows a warning and stops the download of the installation file, please see the following topic on the Diamond Mind message board for a solution.

"File isn't commonly downloaded" browser warning - Diamond Mind Baseball (

Important: To avoid problems with installation be sure that you 
DO NOT try to open or run the file directly from your web browser.


Installing the Diamond Mind Baseball Encyclopedia

Note: You may be prompted with additional User Account Control (UAC) dialog boxes not shown in the steps below. If prompted, please confirm that you wish to install Diamond Mind Baseball.

1. The Diamond Mind Baseball Encyclopedia  installation program will be saved to your computer as an application file named enc12setup.exe.

To begin installing the encyclopedia, navigate to the folder where you saved the installation program and double-click the enc12setup file to start the installation wizard. 


You may see a User Account Control (UAC) prompt at this point.  If you do see a UAC prompt, click Yes or Allow to proceed with the installation.


2. The Diamond Mind Baseball Encyclopedia setup window will appear. Click Next to continue.

3. Please read the License agreement and click Next to accept and continue or Cancel to not accept the License agreement and abort the installation. 

4. In the next window, you have the option to select the folder where Diamond Mind Baseball Encyclopedia will be installed on your computer. Click Next to accept the default destination folder and continue.

Important note: We strongly recommend that you stick with the default folder location -- C:\dmbenc12. If you choose to install the encyclopedia to a different destination folder, such as "C:\Program Files (x86)" on 64-bit systems or "C:\Program Files" on 32-bit systems, you will need to set the enc.exe application file found in the destination folder to run as administrator to avoid problems.

Note: If you have a previous version of the Diamond Mind Baseball  Encyclopedia installed (for example, version 11), installing a new version of the encyclopedia will not replace or copy over your older version. You will be able to run each version as a completely separate program.

5. In the next window, the Program Manager Group name is displayed. This is how the Diamond Mind Baseball Encyclopedia program group will appear in your Windows Start menu. It is not necessary to change the suggested name so click Next to continue.

6. In the next window -- Start Installation -- click Next to begin installing the Diamond Mind Baseball Encyclopedia program files to your computer.

7. Once you click Next in the previous screen to start the installation, you will see the installation progress window for a few minutes.

8. When you see the Installation Complete window, click Finish to complete your installation.

9Important Anti-virus and System Security Software Information.  Do not skip this step!

The final installation step is a preventative measure to avoid the all too frequent problems that can result from another program on your computer interfering with the DMB Encyclopedia's normal operation as it reads and writes to the various files that comprise an encyclopedia database.  This can prevent a database file from being imported to the encyclopedia correctly or can corrupt an already imported database and lead to error messages that typically refer to being "Unable to open" a particular file.

Anti-virus and system security applications are the most troublesome because such programs are intrusive by design and are well known to interfere with legitimately installed applications, especially programs like the DMB Encyclopedia that access the disk frequently.  Unfortunately, these programs don't always know which programs are legitimate and which are not, although some are better at determining the difference than others.

In fact, any program that monitors file activity on your computer can potentially conflict with the DMB Encyclopedia if those programs are actively monitoring the Encyclopedia's installation folder, which should be "C:\dmbenc12", and the Encyclopedia database subfolders (for example "C:\dmbenc12\sample").

Other examples of programs that can conflict with Diamond Mind software include, anti-spyware programs, 3rd-party file management software, 3rd-party firewall software and automatic backup and file syncing applications, such as Dropbox and OneDrive. 

The best way to avoid problems is to make sure the DMB Encyclopedia's installation folder and database subfolders are excluded from any real-time scanning, monitoring or syncing.

The details of setting up an exclusion rule for real-time or on-access scanning will vary depending on your third-party software, but since setting exclusions is a standard feature of almost all anti-virus and system security software it should be well documented in the application's help library or on the developer's website.

Ideally, you will want to exclude the dmbenc12 program folder (C:\dmbenc12) and all of the encyclopedia database subfolders. If you are only able to exclude programs or application files, you should exclude the enc.exe file and Ctreestd.dll file that are both found in the dmbenc12 folder.  However, excluding files is often less effective at preventing conflicts than excluding folders.  If possible you should exclude both the game and database folders and the application files. 


Getting Started

Once the DMB Encyclopedia software has been successfully installed, you can click the DMBEnc icon that was added to your Windows Desktop to start the program.


The best way to get started learning how to use the Encyclopedia's features is with the Encyclopedia's extensive help library.  To get started, click Help on the Encyclopedia's main menu bar and then click Help Topics.


Final Note:

To protect your investment and to avoid replacement fees, it is important to maintain a reliable backup of your DMB files. No registration or activation code is required to use any Diamond Mind software and there is no limit on the number of times you can use your original files to install the game or any of your seasons on multiple computers for your personal use. This allows you to easily make backups of all your DMB software and copy your files between computers using many different methods including a portable hard drive, USB drive, or an online file storage service, such as Dropbox or OneDrive.