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Glitch List FAQ

by Frow

Add Line Breaks.Frow\'s MVP Baseball 2004 Glitch List
Version 1.1.1
Originaly Created - July 20, 2004

I.  Introduction - Well it\'s my first FAQ in quite sometime so bare with me.  
My name is Frow and I have been a long time member of Gamefaqs, but have only 
recently dove into FAQ and Review writing.  After my cliffhanger FAQ for 
Monster Rancher 4, that I never completed fully, I took time off from FAQ 
writing but have been a regular poster.  After spending several months with 
this current game I decided to create a FAQ for those new players to the game 
so they don\'t wonder what just happened.  In truth there wouldn\'t really be 
any reason for this FAQ if it wasn\'t for those great people over at EA 
sports.  Now a days bugs, glitches, and other oddities are a way of life in 
the gaming world, because we buy this stuff no matter what.  So this FAQ was 
made so you could learn to deal with them...good luck.

New in V1.1 - July 25 ,2004
Changed Boundry Ratings - Added note about Fenway
Added Announcer Issues - White Sox and Royals.

II.  Copyright Info - This document was created by Jason \"Frow\" Renfrow and 
may not be altered in any way. Also it may only be posted the sites:
MVP Baseball 2004 is a copyright of Electronic Arts, and all players and teams 
are property of Major League Baseball.


Rating System - 5 Severe Flaw  =====> 1 Minor Issue =====> 0 Non Flaw-Just 
Rarity System - 5 Common ======> 1 Rare =====> 0 Unknown

Lefty Glitch - Severity = 5   Rarity = 5
The lefty glitch is a problem with the original version of the game.  The 
cause isn\'t exactly known, but for some reason when ever a left handed hitter 
hits the ball, backspin is put onto the ball causing the ball not to go as far 
as it should.  Left handed hitters on your team and the CPU team won\'t be able 
to hit HR\'s as easily, and most will die in the outfield.  It\'s also very 
noticble on hard line drives as the ball will start going out then basically 
smash right into the ground.  The bug also affects switch hitters who hit left 
-Fixes- In the PC version a patch was released that fixes that bug.  On the 
other versions there are 4 possible ways to deal with it; (1) get the PC 
roster updates onto your PS2 memory card (2) use other roster updates that 
have increased power numbers for Lefties (3) Pre-load, or hold up and to the 
right to attempt to pull it. (4) change the sliders to increase player and CPU 
batting power.

Righty Glitch - Severity = 1   Rarity = 5
This is a lot more debatable than the lefty glitch, instead of not being able 
to hit a home run as easily, you\'ll be able to hit them 550 feet+.  The 
problem comes with people who like playing realistically.
-Fixes- Lowering the Player Power slider will help, but will also hinder left 
handed power, you can also try for line drives and grounders by simply holding 
the Analog stick left or left and down.

Foul Ball Home Run - Severity = 2  Rarity = 1
This bug hits you when you hit a foul ball.  If you hit a foul ball over the 
dugout, sometimes the game will screw up and call it a homerun.  There have 
been some descrepencies at this point.  Some people say that the HR counted, 
others say it didn\'t.  Some say it didn\'t count in the game, but on the 
player\'s stats he gets credit for it.
-Fixes- No known fixes, but is rare.

The 9 Inning Save - Severity = 3  Rarity = 5
Another issue that is a problem for players who like realistic gaming.  In 
major league baseball to get a Win as a pitcher you must be pitching past the 
5th inning.  To get a save your team must be up b 1-3 runs, you must be the 
last pitcher on your team, and your team must not lose the lead at any point.  
With that being said in this game you can get a save from pretty much any 
point in the game.  As long as your relief pitcher comes in while you have 
have a 1-3 run lead and never gives it up, he can get a save during any part 
of the game.  
Example - Your starting pitcher goes 2 innings and your team is up 3-0.  At 
this point in real baseball he would not be qualified to get the win because 
he isn\'t pitching past the 5th.  Now the relief pitcher pitches the rest of 
the game and never loses the lead.  In real baseball he would get the win, for 
pitching past the 5th.  However in MVP baseball the starting pitcher would get 
the Win, and the relief pitcher would get the save.
-Fixes- Let your starters go for more than 5 innings, and don\'t bring your 
closer in until the late innings.

No Wind - Severity = 4   Rarity = 5
The name says it all, there is no wind in this game.  It got a severe rating 
of 4 because in every game you play, there is no wind.  In HR Derby and 
Exhibition mode you are allowed to set how fast and from where the wind is 
blowing.  However, in every mode of play, simply press the start button during 
the game and it will says 0 MPH.  There is no wind in any mode of play in this 
-Fixes- No Known Fixes

Never Ending Game - Severity = 5  Rarity = 1
The game doesn\'t freeze exactly, but at some point you won\'t be able to move 
your players, and everything just sits there.  You\'ll probably be able to 
pause the game, and look through your box score, but that\'s all.
-Fixes- No Known, but Try going to Sim Options and just simming your game.  If 
not, then reset the system.

5 Hole No Error -  Severity = 1  Rarity = 3
Anyone who knows about hockey knows what the name means.  The 5 hole is 
between the legs.  Every once in a while in the game a batter will hit the 
ball and the ball will go between the legs of the fielder Bill Buckner style.  
However the game will USUALLY will call it a base hit, instead of error.
-Fixes- No Known other than have better fielding fielders.

Error By Inaction - Severity = 1  Rarity = 4
This bug comes into effect when a batter hits the ball and it goes over the 
fielder\'s head.  The fielder may or may not attempt to get the ball or the 
ball even be reachable.  However the game will ALMOST always call the play an 
-Fix- Jump when you are fielding.

CPU Diving Fiend - Severity = 0  Rarity = 5
Although not a bug, the CPU can be annoying with it\'s ability to dive and 
catch almost any ball hit into the outfield.  If the ball is going to land 
anywhere near the CPU it will dive and usually catch the ball.
-Fix- Tweak sliders to slow down CPU outfielders and/or mess with CPU catching 

Ignorant Trades - Severity = 0  Rarity = 4
One draw to current baseball games is that the CPU will deal it\'s players just 
like you.  The problem, they aren\'t always the smartest of deals.  In many 
cases the compute may make one sided trades, also they make trade a player 
then release that player or trade him again.
-Fixes- No Known

Post Season Trades - Severity = 0  Rarity = 3
If you turn off the Trading Deadline option the CPU will be more than happy to 
make trades as far in as the World Series.  I actually was playing against NYY 
and they traded Roger Clemens for Sammy Sosa in game 7 of the World Series.
-Fixes- Turn on Trading Deadline

Clones - Severity = 4  Rarity = 2
This is a common problem amoung games.  Most games today have some form of a 
cloning problem.  In MVP the problem comes when players are cloned and 2+ of 
the same players are created.  Some are permanent, but some just last the game 
you are playing.
-Fixes- Restart from last saved game.

Ball In Da Wall - Severity = 5  Rarity = 3
Another commong problem amoung video games is the boundries of a game.  In 
some games the game allows you to go into places you weren\'t intended to go.  
In MVP you can hit a ball into a wall, and it not come out.  This can cause a 
double to turn into an in-the-park home run.  Because of the way they made 
Fenway Park (Boston Redsox Home Field) there is a much higher chance for the 
ball to get stuck in a triangle portion of the wall.
-Thanx to Whsbomber for additional info.
-Fixes- Don\'t Play In Fenway, no known.

Indoor/Outdoor Blimp - Severity = 1  Rarity = 4
You may notice as you play a game that there is an EA Blimp that flies 
around.  Well sometimes in some stadiums it comes down for a closer look and 
actuall gets stuck in the seats.  This is very noticable in stadiums like the 
Metronome in Minneapolis.  It\'s a domed stadium, yet the blimp tends to fly 
around in the right field corner.
-Fixes- No Known.

Odd Injuries - Severity = 4  Rarity = 3
Players get injured, fact of life, but can a player play with a broken arm?  
One of the mysteries of this game are when a player is severly injured with 
say...a broken arm, he might only be out for a few days.  It can also happen 
the other way.  Nothing is worse than season ending Turf Toe.
-Fixes- Play with Injuries off/restart from a save/Deal with it.

3 Day Starter - Severity 2  Rarity 1
Sometimes a pitcher feels he needs to pitch more, so instead of starting 1 
game, he starts all 3 games of a series.  Only a real concern if you are 
playing for realism.
-Fixes- No known.

Announcer Errors - Severity 1 Rarity 5
Depending on the team you use or play against you might run into some strange 
occurances.  One that I\'m familiar with is Angel Berroa of the Royals.  The 
announcers will call him Angel, as in the heavenly being with wings.  However 
the PA announcer and in real life his name is pronounced \"An-Hell Berroa\"
When Aaron Rowland of the White Sox comes to bat, the announcers call him 
Aaron Boone instead. 
-Thanx to Mattmc1992 for the info.
-Fixes- No known.

IV. Hopefully my FAQ has helped in some way.  In no way is this FAQ complete 
as over the years several more problems will pop up randomly.  I will update 
the FAQ on the discovery of new bugs, glitches, or fixes.