2K thaws MLB freezing

Development team offers two solutions to fix problem with MLB 2K6 for Xbox 360--disable hard drive, or reset cache by loading three different games.

When Major League managers get in a jam, they often take a look at their relief pitchers, pick one who ate a healthy breakfast, cross their fingers, and hope their player's fresh arm gets the job done.

Developers of baseball games, on the other hand, have to tangle with their problems by quickly scouting out temporary solutions before they can issue a patch. The 2K Sports development team has now issued a workaround solution to the freezing problem that has plagued its MLB 2K6 game for the Xbox 360, but it isn't a simple call to the bullpen.

On a post on the official 2K Sports forums, an admin offers up two ways to "alleviate the 'freeze' issue." The first and simplest solution is to remove or disable the Xbox 360's hard drive, if there is one attached. The other is to put three different Xbox 360 games into the console, letting them fully load, and then put in MLB 2K6. This effectively resets any cached info on MLB 2K6.

It should be noted that these workarounds are only temporary solutions, and that 2K is working on a patch that will be released as soon as it passes "first-party compliance standards."

2K Sports apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused gamers.

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58 comments
jpmegami
jpmegami

I am not putting three games in my 360 to screw it up more!!!

soxfan6978
soxfan6978

What a waste of $60. Bring back MVP!

maxvo417
maxvo417

does that change the rating of the game

dcl1993
dcl1993

I don't even like 360s... and its bull

G30R63
G30R63

That's bull. I just did it then I took a break for about an hour and it froze. Thanks 2K sports for wasting my money. They better come up with the patch quick. Other than that, it's a pretty good game so.

djsupafly
djsupafly

this thing happened to me while playing mlb 2k6, and then to top it off it seems to have affected all my games because the same phenomen has preceded to happen might have to send it in

Justin_Allen
Justin_Allen

Like Jonathan said, I think I need alot of lube. Never before have I seen so many people take it harshly up the ass.

stewart24
stewart24

come on whos working over there, how you don't discover a glitch like this is amazing. If ea did this they would be sending us new games for free

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

um....do they know what play testing is? LOL

pearlpunx85
pearlpunx85

yeah, I've been waiting for this stupid game to come out on 360 for forever and after buying it I can't even play it! I'm glad they're gonna post a patch for the game soon though- I just feel sorry for all the people that don't have a way to download it (those without xbox live).

MetaMods
MetaMods

So much on Next-gen talk, I guess PC still best to play video game. Since most games develope on PC then ported onto Xbox or PS2 development kit.

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

you know...it's probably not entirely the game. the 360 has been known to freeze before...what an overpriced piece of junk. apparently your not paying for quality these days.

derherher
derherher

I just picked up MVP 2005 for PC last week from gamestop and used those mods from mvpmods.com. The game is more fun than any current MLB game,and alot less trouble. I was looking foward to next gen baseball, but i guess it will not happen till they start getting more serious in testing of product.

VFA-102
VFA-102

Wow. What a bunch of garbage

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Only with the 360! Those workarounds sound like trouble and hard work for nothing.

2White
2White

WOW! I cant believe you have to do all that just to play the game. You would think they would have it ATLEAST playable before releasing.

Pratt75
Pratt75

Let me start off by saying I have enjoyed most of the 2K sports games but this isn't the only game that has had freezing problems. Look no further than NHL 2K6 360 which was also has franchise killing freezing issues. Check their forums, the proof is right there but they ignore everyone's problems with the game. They are not addressing this issue though and claim it is not there fault. Lets look at NHL 2K5 and College Hoops 2K5 now. These games also had franchise killings freezes in the middle of franchise or legacy mode which made the game worthless. Now, today they released an auto update for NBA 2K6 360. They don't even post on their site what it fixes and then to top it off it causes an incorrect tally of the crib points when playing the game. Release an update and it causes other problems. Thats just beautiful. All of these gaming sites only want to publicize the problems with MLB 2K6. How about they break the story on the issues with almost every other game they publish. The whole truth("You can't handle the truth!") about all their games needs to be out there for everyone to know so they will feel the heat to make sure they ensure they make and ship quality games for consumers to purchase.

mumotuma_man
mumotuma_man

what'd they do? someone say "hey, we're outta options... Johnson! load up 3 games and see if MLB stops freezing!"... honestly how'd they even think to try that?

angrychair1123
angrychair1123

I returned the damn game to the store and got another much better game...Ghost Recon...I was so disapointed about MLB 2k6!!!

JasonWI
JasonWI

I took off my hard drive to play a game and instead of freezing the game just crashed to a black screen. I just took my copy back and got a different game.

brianbien
brianbien

What a load of crap if you ask me. Testing games before you release them would of fixed this issue, but NO you had to rush it, 2k Sports.

mr_montoya85
mr_montoya85

lol Publisher: 2K Sports and Developer: Kush Games dont even know how to make games. lol

drgonzo619
drgonzo619

I was going to buy this game today with my last 60 dollars, but now i think i will wait until they fix it.

dru26
dru26

I did the memory cache suggestion and haven't had a single freeze since, this game rocks.

pimpbot76
pimpbot76

WIll the holding A while booting up the game work in clearing the CACHE sort of like in Oblivion? curious. I can't try any of these "fixes" because I don't even have my XBOX.. it went south on me this weekend... one red light and hardware failure.. DOH!.. stinks for me but oh well, I'll get it repaired or replaced.

ufopuller
ufopuller

More like a good answer to a none existing problem

jstarzyk
jstarzyk

That's ridiculous. They have to get a patch out before I even consider looking at that game.

djbizz
djbizz

I rented it and it's wack

agaglioti21
agaglioti21

Welcome to next gen. It will be a bumpy ride until they can get it straight.

LTomlinson21
LTomlinson21

This is what there help is? How about a patch, 2K?

ebonyflame
ebonyflame

Good thing I was waiting for the Gamecube version to ship anyway.

GrahamKracker7
GrahamKracker7

Wow how could a product this broken get released?

thekey
thekey

Now that the best 2 sport games in video game history can't come out for a few years. (NFL 2K, and MVP Baseball) we the gamers are suffering, so that this doesn't happen again, these sport franchises need to consider this before granting exsclusive licensing deals.

bioniccommando1
bioniccommando1

This is a problem with Oblivion also. Oblivion has a way of dumping the cache by holding in the A button as the system and game boots. This sadly doesn't always fix the problem. After about a 4 hour game session the other night my Oblivion locked up and wouldn't respond at all. I reset and did the cache trick and it still had problems. I started it again the next day, doing the cache trick and it seems to be ok for now. I believe 2K had something to do with Oblivion too. At least it says 2K when the game first starts.

seg555
seg555

ALSO THIS EXCLUSIVE SPORTS THING IS CRAP. MVP BASEBALL> MLB 2K6.

holhardy
holhardy

Again, another game not working on 360. What else is new. (A game working on 360 HA) Exactly how many games dont work well on this system??

seg555
seg555

I WANT MVP BASEBALL NOT MLB 2K6. EA HAD A BEATER BASEBALL THEN 2K. ALSO MGS QUALITY CONTROL IS CRAP

XlpranksterlX
XlpranksterlX

were gonna get this the same day we get the patch for COD2s multiplayer right?

Pilkman15
Pilkman15

Why don't we give them a chance to come out with a patch before we completely abandon them, not everyone is perfect the first time around...

Truth01
Truth01

I still say they need that new shortstop

EBWCLIF
EBWCLIF

How did these issues get past the testers?

bbruzzes_basic
bbruzzes_basic

Remove the Hard Drive, that's their solution? Most of us don't have a memory unit, so how are we supposed to save in franchise and season mode or play online? The other solution is not so good either because it seems like it's a royal pain, and it requires a person to have 3 other 360 games. I won't buy it until they come out with a patch that solves the freezing issues.

kungfuj0
kungfuj0

Heh, I wonder what the fallout would be like if this were an EA game instead of a 2K one? And exclusivity SUCKS regardless of who has the licenses. May the commissioners and all other responsible parties in the NFL and MLB get a nice, healthy *****-slap for being dumb enough to go exclusive in the first place. They deserve it.

ImaginaryFriend
ImaginaryFriend

the game comes out after spring training and then doesn't work right... that doesn't sound like a great "exclusive" contract to the fans now...

aholtz
aholtz

I havent had any issues with the NBA 2k. Wonder what happened.

homsuplo75
homsuplo75

Next thing you know they'll recommend you crush the eye of a newt into a bowl of bat droppings and sprinkle it into the drive bay. way to go 2K!!!

Dirty_old_bum
Dirty_old_bum

^^^^ You said it!!! I loved the MVP series and the NFL 2k series, but now both are destroyed due to this exclusive crap!

mjbst81
mjbst81

That is a great work around...... This is why exclusive licenses are the wrong way to go with the major sports leagues.