JSB Problems

Hello again everyone and happy holidays.
I guess its obvious by now that JSB 09 wont be coming out in 09.
We are not close enough to beta so I have no set time in mind.
My wife and JSB partner Nancy had a medical emergency and I have been tending to her and have spent very little time on the new game. She is doing much better now and I pray that she continues to get better.
Most of my time has been spent working on the current version of the game as we have been getting a frustrating number of reports about errors especially when it comes to the the All star break. It’s a pretty new problem and we haven’t had new updates recently so I am struggling to figure out what’s wrong. It doesn’t make it easier that its old code and since JSB uses totally different development tools I feel a little lost looking at my own code. I need to correct this first and also have to finish work on updated rosters. I’ll probably add a small feature or two and then release it as JSB 5.7. When done then it back to JSB 09 :(
I spent a lot of time on the JSB graphics engine to the point that it’s taking too much out of the development as well. So I am going to keep it where it’s at now and move on to the meat of the game features instead. The graphics are a simple top down 2d screen with some physics based animations that allow you to see whats happening on the floor as the game plays and make choices on the fly. Its pretty cool the way it is now but I have more ambitions for its progress but will revisit it after beta releases and I can get some of your feedback.
The engine itself is pretty stable and all the standard features are in place – season, progressions, trading, drafts, free agency etc. I’ll try to give more details when time allows. (Not that, that happens much)
Thanks,
Frank

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10 Responses to JSB Problems

  1. Shane says:

    If there is anything I can do I’d gladly help as I would gladly be a beta tester if you’d wish.

  2. JSB Crew says:

    We will basically do an open beta to all interested current customers. From this initial group we will ask for some specific task help

  3. Dan Hunt says:

    I would be interested in helping with the beta.

  4. Richard says:

    Would love also to help in testing the new version.

  5. Jeremy Ruzanski says:

    have 2 questions. If I purchase the full version now, is the free upgrade to 09 still part of the deal? Or should I wait until the beta? Don’t mind either way, great game.

    Also, any idea when we can start playing the beta? :)

  6. Jerry says:

    Frank and Nancy,

    I am a longtime, loyal, user of JSB. However, a number of years ago (in early 2003 or so) I “purchased” your upcoming new game (Courtside Challenge). Unfortunately, you never completed that game or at least never told me or sent it to me. I now see that you are back and I would like to get the latest version of your game to fulfill my earlier payment. I have been using version 5 something for a number of years since you dropped out of circulation. Please contact me with regarding this. I look forward to playing your latest version of the game.

    Thank you.

  7. JSB Crew says:

    Jerry
    I sent you an emai but it came back failed.
    Can you email us at info@shotsports.com so we can just reply
    Thanks!

  8. Andrew says:

    Hope the Wife is better and all is progressing well with both versions of he game.

    Out of interest, will there be a draft file for the upcoming S10/S11 Rookies ?

    Best of luck

  9. laurent says:

    @JSB Crew
    I am interested to help with the beta testing too.

    Where can I get the new version ?

    I am also interested by working on a football game with you.

    Best,

    Laurent

  10. Sleepy says:

    Me too :)

    Thanks

    JLM

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