Card Computer Release Notes

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This version fixes a bug in the derived stats line, and tries to be better about the results at 36 and 56.

It might look the same, but there have been a couple of major changes.

- "Hit Adjustment" has been removed. Good riddance. Instead, a value is computed internally from the League ERA, which you can enter in the "Lg ERA" field.
- The calculation of hit numbers should now be more accurate. It's probably less optimistic now - sorry about that.

Split out release notes onto this separate page.

Not using Java 1.4.2 interfaces anymore. There were just too many problems out there with older operating systems.

I am now using a newer version of Java - Java 1.4.2 - and I'm starting to get reports of problems.If the card computer applet has suddenly disappeared, please read this.

10/31/2004 revisions:
Ported to Eclipse development environment and Java 1.4.2.
Fixed MANY display problems - field widths, colors and stuff.
Some players are still missing, I know.

10/13/2004 revisions:
fixed data file - fixed Hee Seop Choi, added Joe "Help Me" Randa

10/12/2004 revisions(2):
fixed data file - fixed Hideki Matsui, added D'Angelo Jimenez and Sean Burroughs

10/12/2004 revisions:
fixed data file - added HBP and Jose Guillen

10/11/2004 revisions:
added 2004 data file - rush job: let me know if something looks strange

10/8/2003 revisions:
uploaded a batter data file that includes IBB data

v2.5 (10/3/2003) revisions:
- Added a 2003 batter's data source file. NOTE: This file is preliminary, and it DOES NOT HAVE VALID IBB DATA, so some players, especially those with high IBB numbers, will not be represented accurately. FYI: Bonds had 61 IBBs in 2003. Also, some biographical information is not supplied in this data file.
- Rearranged the display some more.
- Made the stat file picker work, and added some PARAMs to the applet to associate data sources with the player list.

v2.1 (7/16/2003) revisions:
A couple of tweaks to the UI. Transition to Comcast host.

v2.0 (1/17/2003) revisions:
- Added a "Hit Adjustment". This number is the number of hits (NH) that the "8-8-8-9-9" combination represents. A higher number will give the cards fewer hit numbers. 4.50 seems to work pretty well for the 2002 season. The old card computer used 4.25, which seemed to work well for early 1990's seasons.
- Changed the IBB adjustment.
- Fixed a bug that gave some outfielders 2 22's instead of a 15 and a 22.
- Fixed the computation of OBP.

Here is an explanation of how the computer makes cards.

The card calculator algorithms are pretty much the same as v1. A couple of bugs have been fixed (notably - the card computer now is able to place enough walks on the card to accurately represent Mr Barry Bonds).

Mostly, v2 is a UI improvement - the card looks better, there is a player browser (2002 stats only so far), biographical info is included, "derived" stats and card-making metrics are displayed, and there is an option to force the creation of one-column cards.

Comments? Suggestions? Problems? Please send them to me.

I am not affilliated with the APBA Game company, Miller Associates or any other APBA-related commercial enterprise.