Some Baseball Mogul users are still having problems with McAfee deleting the game after it's been installed. It's been more than 2 years and McAfee still hasn't fixed the known bug in their software.
If you need proof that Baseball Mogul is safe, you can right click on BB-2021.exe and choose 'Scan' (with the red McAfee icon) and McAfee will tell you the program has no viruses. However, whenever you run Baseball Mogul, McAfee deletes it. After fighting with them since 2018, McAfee is still unwilling to fix this bug. So, here are some steps to workaround the problem:
To replace the one file that McAfee keeps deleting, you can get it here (to avoid reinstalling the entire game):
(or http://files.sportsmogul.com/BB-2020.exe for Baseball Mogul 2020)
Copy this file to c:/Sports Mogul/Baseball Mogul 21/ (or wherever you installed the game).
Then you'll have to exclude BB-2021.exe from McAfee's Real-Time Scanning:
1. Run the McAfee program.
2. Click Settings (the circular gear cog) at the top right.
3. Click Real-Time Scanning.
4. Click Excluded Files.
5. Click Add File.
6. Navigate to the location of BB-2021.exe (e.g. C:\Sports Mogul\Baseball Mogul 21)
7. Click 'BB21.exe' and click the 'Open' button.
8. Close McAfee and run Baseball Mogul 2021.
I hope this finally resolves your problem. If not, you probably have a few choices:
1) Go back into McAfee Real-Time Scanning and turn off the entire feature.
2) Contact McAfee product support for help.
3) Uninstall McAfee.
As I said above — and I cannot stress this strongly enough as a small business owner who has been developing virus-free software for more than 20 years — this is McAfee's problem, not ours. Other developers are frustrated by the same bug. We could all use your help in contacting McAfee and stressing to them that this bug is a serious headache for their customers (some of whom have just uninstalled McAfee once they realized that it was constantly deleting a program that McAfee itself verified was virus-free).
Baseball Mogul is a multi-season General Manager simulator in which player talent is calculated from overall career stats. An example can be seen below. Although Dwight Gooden pitched poorly in 1994, his ratings at the beginning of the season are quite high — because of his performance in the rest of his career.
However, I've gotten a number of emails from people who would like to use Baseball Mogul to replay single historical seasons, in the same way that they might use a game like Strat-O-Matic or Season Ticket Baseball. Replay Mode makes this possible by determining each player's performance from their real-life statistics for the single season that is being simulated. This is Gooden's Scouting Report when a new game is started in Replay Mode:
Replay Mode loads each player's historical stats for the season that is being simulated, and uses these as the player's "Predicted" stats for the upcoming season. Because Gooden had a bad year in 1994, his ratings are much lower than they were in the previous example.
Playing Time Limits
As mentioned above, Replay Mode is designed for single-season historical replays. Playing multiple seasons can cause problems — primarily because teams will no longer have enough playing time at every position. I could have limited Replay Mode to a single season, but I left it open so that I can continue to test and get feedback. If you are using Replay Mode in a multi-season sim, please let me know how I can improve this feature going forward. (For example, I could add a feature that forced team trades to match historical trades if there is enough interest.)