Cyrus D’Amato writes The APBA Blog regarding a project he’s working on:
I see you run the APBA Blog and I have a question for you. I have created a Windows program which follows the Basic version of the APBA Baseball simulation game. It is not yet 100% complete… probably closer to 85%. My intentions are to contact John Herson and see what the license fee he is talking about entails. My question to you is it seems most APBA players don’t want the type of game I’ve developed that is a computer game that follows the basic board game version? The reason I created this type was so to let the computer calculate all of the stats. In addition I have an option that allows the player(s) to roll their own dice and then enter the result into a text box or to allow the computer to roll the dice. The player’s card is displayed and the result of the dice roll is highlighted on the batter’s card. I’ve attached a photo of the Windows program running. Before I contact Mr. Herson I was wondering if you feel there is anything here that may be of interest to the APBA Baseball community?
No doubt, Cyrus wants to establish the amount of interest among the APBA community and generate some PR for his product. I know nothing of the game other than what you have read yourself but in the interest of supporting more options for those who play APBA on the computer, I’m happy to pass on his info. I am curious what John Herson’s response to Mr D’Amato will be.
So, computer APBA players and perhaps dice players looking for an alternative, what say you? Is there an interest in game like this?
I’m posting a couple of screenshots of his game below (click to enlarge).