APBA Organization Transfer Wizard

The APBA Organization Transfer Wizard will help you transfer an organization from one data disk to another.  While the most likely scenario is moving from one year to the next, there is nothing to prevent you from moving organizations between any two seasons where there is an overlap in the players available.  This easy-to-use utility will make it simple to handle moving between years in draft leagues with keepers, or replaying seasons keeping players in their original organizations. 

This utility only works with DOS disks at the moment. It expects to find the data disks in a directory with a name ending in .DDR.  It also expects to find a year.dat file containing the year of the data disk.

Here's how to use the utility:

The first time you use the APBA Organization Transfer Wizard, you will be asked to pick the directory that is the parent directory for your DOS data disks.  If you are playing the DOS computer game, this directory will normally be C:\BB\GAME. The program will look for your data disks in this directory in the future. 

The first step is to select which data disk you want to transfer from.  Select the data disk by clicking with your mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys to select a data disk.  Press "Next" to move to the next step.  Select which disk you want to transfer to from the list or remaining data disks.  If the data disk you select isn't the year following the data disk you are transferring from, a warning message will appear.  A data disk can have six (6) organizations on it at most.   If the target disk does not have a free organization slot, the program will be unable to transfer to that year.  Draft 2.0 can delete an organization to free space if required. 

Next pick the organization you want to transfer and press "Next".  The program will match all players whose names are spelled the same on both data disks.   You will see a list of names from each disk.  You can now pick a name from each disk to match it up.  For instance, if one disk lists "GRIFFEY, Ken Jr." and the next lists "GRIFFEY, Ken", you can tell the program that these are really the same player.  Similar situations occur when a player changes how he wishes to be called (e.g. Joey to Albert Belle), an initial is added to distinguish a player from another with the same first and last name (e.g. Pedro A. and Pedro J. Martinez), or a player has a fake name due to not being in the Player's Association (e.g. Rich Loiselle/Frankie Nina*).  Once you have matched up all the players, you can save the list out for later use.  If lists are created, they can be shared by copying the file to the source directory.  (The list for moving from the 1996 data disk to the 1997 data disk will be stored in 1996.ddr as To1997.s96.)

Press "Next" to move to the final step.  Enter the new name for the organization.  If you want to transfer another organization between the same years, check the appropriate box to return to step 3.  Press "Finish" and the organization will be transferred to the target disk.  All players will be set up on the same teams in the new organization.  Any lineups will be transferred as well.   If a player isn't available in the target year because he isn't on the target disk, a blank will appear in his former spot. 

If you have VB6 run-times and Internet Explorer 4.0 on your machine, download this:

XferWizard.zip - 37kb

If not, download this to get all the VB6 run-times as well:

XferWizardVB6.zip - 2,135kb

If you get the first download, just unzip it to a directory.  The second file contains a full install which will create a Start Menu shortcut for the program. 

Bob Reimer