- TROUBLESHOOTING (Tech Support:
Q: What are the hardware requirements for WBM?
A: Windows 7/ XP/Vista
500MB free hard disk space.
Q: When you say "World Basketball Manager" do you really mean it?
A: Yes we do! The game includes all the international basketball tournaments that exist, and also the more important of the national leagues and cups. It also includes more than 10000 professional basketball players and 1000 managers. If you take into account that basketball is not as widespread as soccer for example, then WBM has managed to achieve its objective more than any other sports management game around.
Q: Besides the fact that it is about basketball, which are the more significant differences between WBM and the other sports management games?
A: As it belongs to the same genre (sports management games), WBM more or less resembles the other games in this category. The elements that make it stand out from the rest are firstly its speed, since the game runs always with full database even at the slower machines (meaning that all the countries and leagues are constantly loaded), and secondly its ease of use even from people that do not know much about basketball or sports management games.
Q: What are the chances to see my country's league incorporated in WBM if it's not already in?
A: If a country's national league is not already included in the game, this means - with very few exceptions - that basketball is not developed in that country. Nevertheless, it is our goal to add to the game as many leagues as it is possible, and in the future we will try to cover at least the whole of Europe. Also WBM includes a tournament editor so that you can easily create new tournaments.
Q: Why I cannot create a new manager younger than 30 years old?
A: First of all, there are very few managers under 30 in professional basketball. Secondly, in WBM we calculate the experience each manager gains in points, which are added each year to one of his attributes. So if a manager started the game at a younger age (say for example 16), he would end up with 14 extra years of accumulated experience. This would not be realistic, as no one could be a professional basketball manager at that age.
Q: How good is the opponent manager's AI during a match?
A: The main problem we encountered during development regarding the intelligence of the opponent manager was not how to make it better but how to make it worse! So the user can expect strong opposition from a computer-controlled manager (always depending of course on the latter's coaching skill).
Q: I play the Steam version and the game crashes when I enter the match
A: In early steam version they forgot to register a dll. This is how to fix:
Unzip inside "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\world basketball manager 2010" and double click. Note that if you are using Vista or Windows7 you must right click the file and select "Run
Q: Is there a way to close sound
A: Download and install