Games SEGA DREAMCAST WSB 2K2 User Manual

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Starting the Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Control Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Menu Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Batter Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Baserunning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Playing in the Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Pitching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Managing Your Pitching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Advanced Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Pause Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

All About Pedro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Replay Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Game Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Exhibition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Playoffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Home Run Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Franchise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Playing a Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Network Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Customize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Create a Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Game Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

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INTRODUCTION

It’s the top of the ninth. Runner on second. The Red Sox lead 1 – 0 and the Boston crowd is on their feet.

You’ve got Pedro on the mound. He’s pitched another gem for you. Other than the pesky runner on second, –Mike, the guy Oklahoma that you’ve been playing online – hasn’t touched your

The closer is warm in the bullpen. To switch or not to switch?

The ump calls time and you see a message scroll across the bottom of the screen.

“Hold on a minute. Not going to let the shortstop hit right here. I’m bringing in my big bop - per. You gonna leave Pedro in there, or is the closer comin’ in?”

The question remains: do I pull my ace and give the ball to the closer, or do I let Pedro fin - ish the game?

“Mike, you haven’t hit Pedro all night. What makes you think this stiff is going to be any better. Heh, heh, heh.”

Time in.

The catcher gives the signal and here comes the pitch. The batter swings and fouls it straight back.

“Hey there Pedro. I got your timing down now. This game isn’t over yet.”

0 – 1. Time to get a little fancy. The catcher gives the signal and here’s the pitch.

The ump cries out. “STRIKE TWO!”

“WHAT!?!$%!,” types a frustrated Mike. “That was outside!”

0 – 2. The runner dances off second. With two outs he’ll be going on contact.

The catcher gives the signal one more time. Pedro nods and the batter’s fin - gers tighten around his bat. Here comes the pitch, a fastball up high.

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Swing and a miss. “STRIKE THREE! YER OUT!”

“Hey Mike. -Good game. You just ran into the best. See you online tomorrow night for the next game in our series.”

“Yeah, I’ll get you tomorrow. Pedro can’t pitch every night. See you then.”

Thank you for purchasing Sega Sports World Series Baseball 2K2.

You have in your hands the most detailed and realistic baseball simulation ever created.

The power of the Sega Dreamcast brings Major League Baseball to life as never before and challenges all of your previous conceptions about sports video games. From the

draft to the World Series, from custom playoffs to real baseball schedules, from player creation to dynasty domination in franchise mode, it’s all in WSB 2K2.

Oh, and have we mentioned online play yet? World Series Baseball 2K2 has full online supportmaking for some intense Dreamcast-to-

Dreamcast action. Go head-to-head with someone down the street or someone across the country.

This isn’t last year’s baseball game. This is WSB 2K2. Do you have what it takes to tame the game? Can you go online and slug it out with real, live opponents? The only way to tell is to get out of the clubhouse and on to the field.

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STARTING THE GAME

NOTE: Sega Sports™ World Series Baseball 2K2 is a oneto two-player game. Before turning the Dreamcast Power ON, connect the controller(s) or other peripheral equipment into the control ports of the Dreamcast. To return to the title screen at any point during gameplay, simultaneously press and hold the A, B, X, Y, and START buttons. This will cause the Dreamcast to soft-reset the software and display the title screen.

CONTROL SUMMARY

World Series Baseball 2K2 is designed with analog functionality in mind. The SEGA Dreamcast analog controls provide a fuller range of motion and add to the overall depth of the game. By going to the Game Options -> Controller menu however, you can change the control scheme to use the D-Pad instead. Either way is acceptable, it’s a matter of

personal preference.

To highlight and select specific menu items, press the Analog Stick in the direction of the menu item until it highlights. If you have questions when viewing most menus and screens, press the Y button for Command help.

Keyboard

Virtual Memory Unit

Jump Pack

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MENU CONTROLS

Button

Action

Analog Stick (or D-Pad)

Highlight menu options

A

Select / Scroll through the highlighted selections.

B

Cancel selection / return to previous.

X

Change menu focus

Y

Command Help Menu

MANAGERS TIP: GETTING HELP

If at any time you need help navigating through the menus, press Y and a help screen will help you find the way.

BATTER UP!

Batter up! When you step up the plate, your first job is to get on base. Use the analog stick to change the plane of your swing. If the pitch is up in the zone and to the outer half of the plate, press the stick to up and away from the hitter when you swing. This will optimize your chances to hit the ball.

Y

Bunt

A

Swing Away

Analog Stick

Move Swing Icon

MANAGERS TIP: THE STRIKE ZONE

We'll show you the strike zone (it's defined by the on-screen box). Know the zone so you don't swing at any bad pitches - a walk is as good as a hit!

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BASERUNNING

Now that you have a runner on base, you have to move him along. Move the analog stick in the direction of the base you want the runner to go to and then press the X button. If you've gone too far and you want to retreat to the base you came from, move the analog stick in the direction of the base you want the runner to return to and then press the B button.

This method for controlling the base runners works when you want to steal as well. If you press the X button (with the analog stick pointing to the appropriate base), the runner will take off and attempt to steal the base.

If you want the base runner to hold at the base he’s going to, press the Y button and hold

the analog stick in the direction of

 

the base he’s running to. This will

MANAGERS TIP: ADVANCED OFFENSE

cause the runner to stop advancing

 

once he reaches the next base.

A skill you will need to learn is how to hit the

 

 

 

 

ball to where you want. With a runner on first

Analog Stick

Base

or second, you'll want to hit the ball behind the

runner (to right field) to give your runner the

 

 

Right

First

best shot of making it to third or even all the

Up

Second

way home.

 

Left

Third

Another good tip is to learn how to hit fly balls -

use the analog stick to place the hitting icon

Down

Home

 

below the ball as it comes in. This way you can drive balls to the outfield with runners in scoring position - they'll now be able to tag up and advance if you can drive the ball deep enough.

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PLAYING IN THE FIELD

Without the Ball

The game will select the correct player when the batter puts the ball in play. Use the analog stick to run towards the ball. With pop ups and fly balls, a red icon will appear on the screen to let you know where to position your player to make the catch.

ADive

BChange Players

Y

Leap

X

N/A

With the ball

AThrow to Home

BThrow to First

Y

Throw to Second

X

Throw to Third

MANAGERS TIP: CONTROL

Watch for the blue icon beneath a player's feet. That will tell you whom you are controlling. The other players will be moving to back up the play or cover a base, so don't get confused. To change the player you're controlling, press the B button.

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