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Once a human manager has a copy of the league file, it can be opened like any OOTPB saved game. A human manager makes changes to his team, after which he needs to export these changes so that the commissioner can apply them to his master copy of the game. Once a human manager has a copy of the league file, it can be opened like any OOTPB saved game.

What Changes Can be Exported?

Not all changes can be made by human managers. Some changes must be made by the commissioner. A human manager can make the following changes in his or her copy of the game, and these will be sent to the commissioner in the team export file:

  • Scout assignments
  • Changes to lineups, depth charts, pitching staff, or other settings related to team strategy
  • Contract offers to players (extensions and free agents)
  • Contract offers to team personnel (including extensions)
  • Transactions and player movement within the team's organization (promotions/demotions, player releases, disabled lists, etc.)
  • Coach firings and new jobs/assignments
  • Waiver wire claims
  • Human manager player and staff shortlists
  • Mail message status (deleted messages, whether messages have been read or not, etc.)
  • Manager options
The following tasks cannot be performed by a human manager in an online league:

  • Auto-playing or playing out games
  • Trades
  • Team options, such as name, location, uniforms, colors, or financials, etc.
  • Writing news articles or game recaps
  • Accessing game setup information, or league or commissioner tools
These tasks must be handled by the commissioner of the league.

To export changes, human managers in an online game have a new action menu on the bottom of eachscreenin the Team menu, the Import/Export action menu:

Import/Export Action Menu



There are four options available in this menu.

Option

Description

Export Team

This exports all changes to your team to your local hard drive. The file created is named 'teamXX.ootp' and is placed by default in the saved_games/[yourleague.lg]/import_export directory. Choose this option if you do not want to export the file directly to the server, such as if you have an external FTP program you want to use, or if your commissioner has asked you to send the file by e-mail.

Import Team

This option is used only by commissioners, and is described separately.

Export Team via FTP

This exports all changes to your team, and FTPs them to the online game FTP site, using the connection settings in the Global Setup page, described in The Global Setup Page.

Import Team via FTP

This option is used only by commissioners, and is described separately.