The KRFL season begins with this announcement. Good luck to everybody and have a fun year!
Expect a follow-up email by Tuesday via Yahoo Groups that will include the League File (with the Schedule) along with two zipped files containg team fields and logos (see below). Sorry that this announcement is a little tardy but we had a hiccup putting together the schedule. It's important that everybody follow the instructions below so consider this notice a mandatory must read.
Team Fields I have accumulated, and in most cases made, individual fields for each team. The league file has been modified assigning the fields to each team so you'll need to download FIELDS-krfl.zip and unzip it into dksports-data/football/Stadiums. (Make sure you don't unzip it into dksports-data/football/Stadiums/FIELDS-krfl/). I'm excited to hear what you think about the fields I collected and made. If you hate your field, you can always change it back to the generic field under Organize/Team Logos, Fight Songs, and Stadiums in the game.
Team Logos Ditto the Team Fields above but unzip LOGOS-krfl.zip into dksports-data/football/TeamLogos/.
Scheduling Your Game Please contact your opponent by Wednesday to schedule this week's game and suggest a number of times that you can be available to play. Current email addresses are available in the game under Organize/Team Information. If you don't get a reply by midnight Friday, report the communication problem to the Commissioner and then feel free to seek a substitute. The KRFL expects every member to schedule games in a timely fashion and expects every member to play every game head to head. Penalties for failure to play and rewards for volunteering as a substitute are listed in the League Constitution. Report games that you sub for at http://www.aaroncraneinstitute.com/football/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?10470
Reporting Game Results Results of each week's games need to be sent in to Jerry, the League Statistician, by the next Monday night (in this case, Sept. 1st.) Please DO NOT send in game results through Yahoo as it messes up the file. Instead, the hosting team should simply click on the SEND button that pops up at the conclusion of a game OR submit it by email in zipped form with the league name, week, and teams in the subject (i.e., "KRFL-wk 2-BRX@INV"). The next week's league file will be compiled and released on the following Tuesday or Wednesday.
Waiver Wire Opens Waiver claims can be made anytime during the week through noon of the next Monday but won't be processed until the release of next week's league file. Waiver Claims throughout the season will be awarded based upon the previous year's draft order during week one and the game's Power Rankings thereafter. Waiver contracts are only for the current season. All Waiver Claim Players will become free agents at the end of that KRFL season. The salary cap increases to $93m with the start of the season.
Coach Files are due Please send in your coach files to Jerry by this weekend at the latest.
Team Fields I think it was Jamie Watkins, former owner of Carolina who created a bunch of custom fields for the KRFL. If you have any of those fields (or have the email of the creator of those fields so I can see if he still has them), please send them to me. I'd really like to individualize the KRFL by using unique fields and logos for each team and honor the effort he put in to creating those fields. I need them as soon as possible so I can update the league file after Jerry releases it and before we begin this year's campaign.
Gents, We haven't done this before officially but it's a fun idea. This season we're going to collect your jpgs for your team fields, logos, and helmets, and compile them into a downloadable file that everyone can install to make the league more personalized. If you have images you would like to have included, please send them to me asap. Three years ago, former league member Jamie created a bunch of personalized fields for people who requested them. Dust them off and send them in or create your own new ones using the generic fields the game provides as your template. Logos should be submitted as jpgs that are 140 X 140 pixels.
Hamachi Once More There have been no further reports of it not working except Mike (CAR) reports: "I had an issue with Hamachi after registering the free version. After the trial period ended I was required to buy the program. I uninstalled Hamachi, re-downloaded the free trial version but did not register it and have had no problems using it to connect."
Gentlemen, It's time to set your rosters and send your coach file to Jerry so he can put together the league file. Please include the league and team name in the subject of your email (example: KRFL Cincinnati Coach File). Submit them before next Friday.
Instructions for New Members:
Go to your team Roster Set your lineups under the formation heading (Highlight a player on your roster then double-click on the formation position player you'd like to replace) Click OK Open Up Roster again Computer Coach Export Coach (Note where the file will be written) Hit Ok Exit the Game Go to c://dksports-data/football/seasons/whateverfolderyousaveditto/ and find YourTeam.COA (example Cincinnati.COA) send a copy of this file to Jerry Banko, the League Statistician