Microsoft Baseball 2000 is fully licensed by Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). The game features 1999 MLB rosters and ratings along with up-to-date player statistics. Realistic team uniforms and logos are used throughout the game and all 30 MLB stadiums are represented.
Gameplay options include single games, same day match-ups based on the MLB schedule, guiding a specific team over the course of an entire season, setting up an eight-team playoff tournament with your choice of teams and a Home Run Derby with as many as eight hitters where only homeruns and outs are registered.
Microsoft Baseball 2000 supports 3dfx graphics accelerator cards but can be played without one as well. The in-game play-by-play is handled by Thom Brenneman, the announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Fox Sports. A streamlined mode for fans without much playing time is provided through a QuickGame function. Various camera angles cover the on-field action from multiple perspectives and on-screen batter and pitcher statistics are viewable prior to each at-bat.
For a detailed look at specific in-game situation controls available, check out the above link to the "Instructions" screen. Separate game pad, keyboard and joystick controls are provided for segments of the game including batting, running the bases, pitching and fielding.
On November 15, 1999, a new dimension to Microsoft Baseball 2000 was introduced with the availability of the DualHead patch for the game. To quote the developers: "...the patch allows gamers to output different views of the Major League Baseball game to two display screens for a true head-to-head gaming experience." The patch can be downloaded at www.matrox.com/mga/3d_gaming/. ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide
Minimum CPU Type: Pentium
Minimum CPU Speed: 133 MHz
Minimum RAM Required: 32 MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space: 85 MB
Graphics Type: SVGA
Graphics Resolution: Multiple Resolutions
Color Depth: High Color ~ Brad Cook, All Game Guide
|# of Same Screen Players||2|
|Software Version No.||1.0|
|Number of CDs||1|
|Tech Support Phone||425-635-4948|
|Tech Support URL||www.microsoft.com/sports/baseball2000|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||Microsoft Corporation|
|Included in Package||16-page Instruction Manual|
|Official Product Website URL||www.microsoft.com/sports/baseball2000|
|Feature 1||Featuring play-by-play commentary from Diamonbacks announcer Thom Brenneman|
|Feature 2||Experience the big leagues with officially licensed teams, stadiums, and players|
|Feature 3||Test your skills in Home Run Derby and hit balls out of the park or strike out on the first swing|