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Start Screen

When you fire up OOTP, you will arrive at the OOTP Start Screen. (The Start Screen is also accessible after a saved game has been loaded by navigating to Game Menu >> OOTP section >> Start Screen):

You can also get back to the Start Screen after a game has been loaded by navigating to OOTP Menu >> OOTP 17 >> Start Screen. The Start Screen has several main options in the box, plus a handful of options along the bottom. The main options are as follows:

The options in the lower portion of the screen are as follows:

OptionDescription
Purchase OOTP 17 Now Links you directly to the OOTP web store in order to purchase a license for the game. See the OOTP downloads screen for more information about purchasing.

This option only appears if you have not already installed a license for the game.
Enter License Key Prompts you to enter a serial number to license your copy of the game. See Installing Your License for more information about licenses.

This option only appears if you have not already installed a license for the game.
Continue Game Loads the last game you played. This button is unavailable until you have created at least one game. At that time, this option will become available, and the screen will display the name of the last game you created in parentheses.
Load Game Allows you to load a previously saved game. (See Game Options for more information.
New Standard Game Creates a new game based on the MLB Opening Day rosters. See Creating a Standard Game for more information.
New Historical Game Creates a new game based on any Major League season from 1871 through the most recently completed season. See the Historical Wizard for more information.
New Custom Game Creates a new custom game. See Creating a Custom Game (Wizard) or Creating a Custom Game (Advanced) for more information.
Historical Exhibition Play a game or series between any two historical teams.
Import OOTP16 Game Imports a game from the previous version of OOTP. See Importing Old OOTP Games for more information on importing games from previous versions of OOTP.
New Quickstart Game Loads a quick-start game. See Quick-Start Games for more information.
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Settings Allows you to modify global game settings.
Visit the Official Website Takes you to the OOTP web site Visit the Forums Opens the OOTP Community Forums Open the Online Manual Opens the online manual Add-Ons Central Visit Add-Ons Central, where you can download various user-created modification add-ons for the game. Quick-Join Online Lg Join an online league View Game Credits Takes you to a list of people involved in the creation of OOTP
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