Installation, single player game, hitting/pitching/defensive/baserunning practice drills.
What does not
Framerate is very slow in-game. For the drills, when the stadium is rendered but there are only a handful "bystanders" rendered in the stands, gameplay is very smooth. For a regular game where the stadium is rendered full of spectators, framerate slows to a crawl and gameplay becomes jerky and makes hitting extremely difficult.
What was not tested
Online play, franchise play, "my player" mode.
There is a test mode that plays through a portion of a regular game and measures your framerate. I could only get my framerate up to 24, even with 640x480 resolution and all video settings at minimum, despite the fact that my system exceeds the recommended specs by a good margin. At 1920x1200 with details maxed, the framerate only dropped to 16. I suspect this has something to do with the rendering of the crowd, because as I said above, the gameplay is silky smooth when you play a drill.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||openSUSE 11.2 x86_64||Jul 19 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Jason Craig|