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180 Responses to Support

  1. laurent says:

    Hi Franck, nice to see you again, I called you 3 times and left about 3 emails.
    I want to propose you to work with me on a new game. Why don’t you want to speak about it please ?
    Here is my email adress nakachelaurent@yahoo.fr
    hope to talk with you soon
    laurent

  2. laurent says:

    By the way, will there be a new game edition, new rosters update or new editor tool soon please ?

    I love JSB, don’t forget us

  3. MA says:

    Can somebody please tell me what the FUT, PLB and STA files are for? In my experience playing this game (and it’s been a few years now) I’ve found very useful to know which file is assigned to what in order to solve game crashes. For example, if you create a team with a dash on its name, the history file (.HIS) will stop working, and you’ll get a crash to desktop if you try to access it from the game.

  4. Dale Christianson says:

    I made the download purchase of your games about 3 days ago (1/25/12). My computer crashed today. Computer hard drive locked up. Would you make it possible to get the game back again without another purchase? I am getting my new drive up loaded up again with programs that I would like to keep. Thank You for your help!

  5. Jay says:

    I’ve seen in 2 tickets about this and gotten no replies.
    I bought JSB 2 years ago and later had a hard drive crash and lost all my programs, JSB included. I don’t want to have to pay another $15 for something I already bought, I still have the EMail with my receipt of purchase, but the link no longer works. How do I get JBS back now without having to buy it again?

  6. Dean Allman says:

    Guess not!!!

  7. Bruce says:

    I keep checking here just hoping to read something…update on Frank, on the game, on anything. I feel great sadness when I think perhaps it’s all over.

  8. Alfred says:

    I think it speaks to the hope we all have that we do keep coming back. It also speaks to the lack of a quality sim basketball game out there — PERIOD.

    Have played that other Text Sim Basketball game and every time I fire it up (even after paying for it) it hurts to try to play it. It seems clunky at best and lacking in what JSB offered and still does in sim leagues (not so much in single play).

    I would KILL to get a look at the source code of what Frank has and pool together with minds smarter than my own to get it going again and get it out for us all to enjoy.

    But for now 15 years and counting. (Wow just typing and reading that makes it seem sooo long).

    Frank you out there?

    Hope all is well!!!

  9. Bruce says:

    I know. I’m ready to update rosters to the season end but then I just wonder if I really should or what the future is. I compare JSB to the one other interesting game I’ve found out there and while the other game incorporates a lot of additional features, it makes me feel like I’m having to do so much work and while the ownership, gm functions are nice, the actual gameplay just isn’t as much fun as JSB. As to the other simulation games of the original JSB era, none compare to JSB. The one that comes close in that regard loses big time by having no career functions.

  10. Brett says:

    I’m looking for software that will allow me to enter a specific NBA season, then play What If from that point; I don’t need actual game simulation at all. Are you aware of anything that would fill the bill?

  11. laurent says:

    Franck ??? Are you there ? We don’t want the game to die…

  12. Eric says:

    Alfred :I think it speaks to the hope we all have that we do keep coming back. It also speaks to the lack of a quality sim basketball game out there — PERIOD.
    Have played that other Text Sim Basketball game and every time I fire it up (even after paying for it) it hurts to try to play it. It seems clunky at best and lacking in what JSB offered and still does in sim leagues (not so much in single play).
    I would KILL to get a look at the source code of what Frank has and pool together with minds smarter than my own to get it going again and get it out for us all to enjoy.
    But for now 15 years and counting. (Wow just typing and reading that makes it seem sooo long).
    Frank you out there?
    Hope all is well!!!

    You and me both Alfred. I’ve rattled around since the early days when my friend and I were playing statis pro basketball card games and thought “there has to be a way to do this on computer”… go figure, somebody already had!

    Anyhow, I am sure there will be a check in and the best of intentions. My only hope is that the torch gets carried further either by the good JSB crew or by somebody they hand the baton off to.

  13. Matxl says:

    as someone who has only played the demo for a few days, would you guys recommend i buy this? I am very happy with the demo but I’m seeing that many people are having trouble with the playoffs (I haven’t simmed that far yet, but I am very happy with the game so far). I think I would be happy with this game as is, without any developer updates in the near future. With that in mind, do you guys think this is a good buy for $12.99?

  14. t says:

    how do i evaluate the staff

  15. Andrew says:

    Hope Frank and family is ok. has anyone done a rookies file for the 2012 class ?

  16. Bruce says:

    I’d definitely buy it. The playoffs thing is annoying but once you figure out how to work around is ok. And future seems dim right now but for $15 or less you get a great game.

  17. Question says:

    I just recently bought this and I’m having an issue.

    I edited the 91-92 roster file and the new ratings show up when I do an HTML upload and in the player edit section, but when I click the roster from the schedule or any other place player ratings are different, perhaps the default ratings. I’m running a sim and it’s not going to work if the ratings posted online are different than the actual ones running the sim, and I don’t want to use the default ratings.

    Is there anyway to parallel those? What’s the point of player editing if they’re not reflected in the game?

    Someone suggested because I have certain ratings above 100 that it’s throwing the file out of whack but I don’t know..any suggestions post here or email me at dre1218us@gmail.com ASAP please

  18. Eric says:

    If you guys are interested in an online league driven by JSB, we have one at http://www.theowbl.com. GM slots are full right now but AGM spots are open and that is the fastest way to get a team.

  19. Ben says:

    Hello there.

    Do you like writing stories and/or role-playing games?
    Do you like online strategy & simulation games?
    Do you like professional basketball?

    Still there? Well then, I’d like to tell you about something you might be interested in. It’s called the Online Basketball World League (www.theobwl.com) and it’s a high quality fictional fantasy basketball league. In the OBWL you assume the role of General Manager of a professional basketball team. The simulation is very detailed and complete. We do it all: scout, draft, trade, sign free agents, simulate entire regular seasons and playoffs until we crown a new champion every season.

    The rules are based on the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement prior to 2012. Each team has complete finances, a budget, and must navigate the ins and outs of the salary cap to assemble a potential winner.

    In addition, general managers write team press releases and cover stories published on our web site publicizing the league, its teams, and its players. YOU can create a persona for yourself (the GM) or your superstar player. Want to write articles about controversial star modeled after a Kobe Bryant or a lovable loud mouth like Charles Barkley? In the OBWL, you can! And unlike your regular fantasy basketball rotisserie league, you will be rewarded for your creativity with participation bonuses that help improve your team on the court as well!

    And just to be clear, this is an entirely FICTIONAL league. The teams and players are NOT the ones you find in the NBA. We strive to create as realistic a league as possible without resorting to “copying” from real life. The team would be YOURS and yours alone. The players, their exploits, and their personalities are YOURS to determine. That’s the real fun of it… why stand on the glory of the Celtics or Lakers or Michael Jordan when you can create your OWN legends?

    The OBWL runs off the venerable yet fun Jumpshot Basketball text-based sim software. This is NOT an online console or PC gaming league. This is a full-fledged strategy game more from the perspective of the General Manager or the head coach. You control the roster. You control the game plans. You make the trades and draft the rookies to try to build a potential dynasty.

    We’re currently looking for active, imaginative potential GMs who love basketball and love the unique role-play and writing aspect our league encourages. We’re not like other leagues that treat the teams and players like a list of stats or bubblegum cards to be constantly swapped. We’re a group of guys that want realism, tradition, and history to be a big part of our league and our teams and players.

    So if you are interested, please e-mail me at: commissioner at the obwl dot com. We currently have one opening for a GM, and would like to add a few people to our waiting list if you are interested. Check us out and join the fun!

  20. Bruce says:

    Ben

    Sure would be nice to have a game based on the current CBA and rules. But then sure would be nice to know JSB is still going to even be alive. I’m a bit disappointed in absolutely no follow up here or response by JSB now since last December. Frank did renew the registration on this site in February but thats the last I guess anyone knows. Seems like to those who have been loyal for years at least a simple update of his situation would have been thoughtful.

  21. Eric says:

    Sure it would Bruce but, since we don’t know his personal situation, it seems that being paitient is the only option if we still choose to embrace this game.

    In the interim, if you are interested in playing JSB with the CBA enforced, check us out. We’re always interested in meeting people who not only like basketball but also like JSB.

  22. Ross says:

    Bruce :
    I’d definitely buy it. The playoffs thing is annoying but once you figure out how to work around is ok. And future seems dim right now but for $15 or less you get a great game.

    Bruce, there’s a way around the playoff bug? How do you do it? I’d love to know this, as this bug has been a thorn in my side for many seasons.

  23. Andrew says:

    Has anyone by any chance got an rookie file for this years class. Anthony Davis etc.
    If so, could I please get a copy of it ? We run a very similiar league to Ben,except with current NBA players. Custom Teams..
    email: oblexec@yahoo.com.au

    Thanks

  24. Nils says:

    @Andrew: i can, but first the 12/13 nba season has to end, so i can fill in all the stats

    Has anyone foundn a possibility to:
    - 1) Change the Divisions from 4 to 6 like in the real nba?
    - 2) Change the Participants of the Three-Point-Shootout, Slam Dunk Contest and Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend? Or can you at least tell me what’s the defyning stats for the contests?

  25. Andrew says:

    Has anyone had an issue generating the play by play output for the All Star Game/ Rookie/Sophomore Game. Not the box scores, but the game flow ?

    Thanks

  26. Nils says:

    I had too, Didnt find it. anything new on this game?

  27. Andrew says:

    Doesn’t seem to be anything new..

    Has anyone out there tried with success to modify the injuries file to reduce frequency and severity ?

    I’ve modified the injuries.csv, which sometimes works, but also tends to crash the Simulator.

  28. Nils says:

    it worked for me with the injury file without any problem.

    is there anything new on this simulation? at least support? guys, you own this to us! please, react in any way here!

  29. Eric says:

    Nils, this sim seems done. The last update contained “personal hardships” and “I will not be able to continue development on the game” along with “We will also continue to support it as best we can.”

    What that says to me is what you have is what you get. I presume you’ve emailed info@shotsports.com with support requests so, if that’s not even generating a response, then I say JSB is dead… long live JSB.

  30. Andrew says:

    Don’t suppose anyone’s got a working upload file for this 17-18 season ?

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