Inspired by the discussion in this topic,http://www.managames.com/Forum/topic15-5098.php, I decided to try to make a PlayersATP.ini file that makes the mens tour playable from 1985 instead of 1990. Here's the result.
* The real top 100 players and their ranks for the years 1985-1989. You now can play along the bulk of the careers of ledgendary players such as Becker, Lendl, Edberg and Wilander. Plus cameos from players such as Vitas Guerulitis and Guillermo Vilas who still played in 1985.
* All the players already in the base who played in those years are now moved to their first year between 1985 and 1989.
* Misc other player edits to make the 80s and 90s characters already in the base more like they actually were.
I haven't researched the more unknown players as to playing and strike styles, outfits etc. Feel free to use this topic to post playing styles and outfit codes if you know anything about them.
* The game now ends in 2021 instead of 2026 as I have used futeure players to add the 1985-1989 players who wasn't in the base
* Many of the fake player who started in 1990 has been moved to start in 1985 instead. This might mean there won't be enough players post 2000. If you wanna play these years don't install this one.
* I haven't playtested it fully, it might not work, but I am playing 1985 as I write this and no problems so far. Davis Cup should fine.
* There are a few warnings in the system log. Some players have too many playing yeas (more than 19, i.e Agassi who actually played more than 19 years) but it doesn't seem to crash the game. Some country codes I entered are wrong (easily fixed but I haven't had the time)
Installation: Remember, INSTALL AT YOUR OWN RISK!! Installing this file will INVALIDATE YOUR CURRENT SAVE GAMES.
1) Unzip to your Data folder.
2) Rename file to "Players.ATP.ini"
3) Replace your current file. Save your original!!!
Hope you enjoy it