Welcome to MakoJo Software! This site contains MakoJo's Editors, Viewers and Utilities for
Computer Sports Simulation Games,
as an assortment of unique data disks, stadiums and assorted other game
add-ons. The Football programs are distributed with
the APBA Football Game.
Almost everything on this site is free for the download. The
items are clearly marked as such. Disclaimer: This
site is not
affiliated with the APBA Game Company or Miller Associates (or anybody
else!). Serving the APBA community since 1996.
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The .wdd2dos converter was not writing the names of converted
divisions. That has been corrected. You can download the
If you're getting a "Path Not Found" error when saving or
cloning a MicroManager in the MicroManager Manager program, download
08/29/12 I have received a number of e-mails since the release
of Baseball for Windows 5.75 asking me if I am going to update my
utilities for 64
bit Vista, Win7, BBW 5.75, etc. The answer at this point is
A little background - my programs were written in
Visual Basic 3.0, which produces 16 bit programs. 16 bit programs
will run on Microsoft's 32 bit operating systems. They will not
run natively on 64 bit Microsoft operating systems, not because of any
inherent technical limitations, but because Microsoft made a conscious
decision to not allow their 64 bit systems to support 16 bit code.
Thus my programs can be installed on Vista32, Win7-32, etc., but
not natively on Vista64 or Win7-64. My programs, which rely on
ma_bb.ini, will not work with Baseball for Windows 5.75, which uses a
different file scheme than 5.5 and does not use the ma_bb.ini file.
That said, however, most of the
utilities have been converted to 32 bit already, they just
haven't been tested. (Some additional work is required to
accommodate the different directory structure of BBW 5.75.) There
is an awful lot of work going on at work, so my hobby time right now is
limited. But my intentions are to upgrade my baseball
programs to be compatible with BBW 5.75 and 64 bit operating systems.
I'm just not sure when that will be.
Not to beat a dead horse, but I recently acquired a Windows 7 64
bit computer. I expected to install BBW on it and provide a step
by step list of what I did, similar to what I provided for installing
BBW on a Vista computer. However, there is almost nothing to
tell. I purchased a computer with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit,
downloaded and installed Microsoft's free XPMode Virtual Machine, and
installed BBW on the Virtual Machine just like on any other XP machine.
Installing the XPMode Virtual Machine was as straightforward as
downloading one file from Microsoft's site and double clicking on it.
If you are going to get a Win7 64 bit computer, it seems to make
sense to get a Win7 Professional box. The XPMode machine has come
in handy for a number of other things as well.
11/12/10 Bill Staffa has requested that I no longer provide the
Merlin program for download. It has therefore been removed from
Installing Baseball for Windows and my programs in VISTA 32 bit: Click Here
because we all like free stuff......
programs are all full
featured Windows programs and will work under Windows
Windows '95, Windows '98, Windows
2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
If you are running a 64 bit version of any of these operating
systems you will need to first install a 32 bit virtual machine and
then install the programs to the virtual machine. Note that the
Baseball programs will not work with Baseball for Windows 5.75.
They feature point
click controls and have built in Help files. You may have
some of them in the APBA
The Football Programs were distributed by APBA
on the Football for Windows
program "bundles" contain the programs as well as all of the other
files needed to run the programs such as Help Files and .dll files
(except for vbrun300.dll, see below). The latest versions of
programs are usually available separately for a short time after the
update is released so that you
don't have to download the whole bundle over and over again. vbrun300.dll is
required to run these
programs but is not distributed with the programs because most people
have it already. If you need this file, click on it to
it. (225k) Unzip
vbrun300.zip and extract vbrun300.dll into your windows\system
It is okay to
share these programs with
It is also okay to link to them from other sites. But please
the complete distribution bundles with all the included files, not just
latest .exe files. You may want to consider, however, linking
files here rather than reposting them so that your visitors always get
the files have been zipped with PKZIP. Just click on the icon or file
download the zip file, unzip it, and then either run the included setup
program (for bundles) or copy the new version of the files to the
directory on your hard drive where the program currently
If you need an unzipper program, you can download one from PKWare's
Home Page, WinZip's
Home Page, or
A free, easy to use
alternative is JustZipIt.
you like to poke around in data files with a hex
editor, then I recommend the MZap Hex
Editor (11k). I like it because
it shows the file contents in hex and decimal and ascii all at the same
time. This makes it easy to identify names, codes, stats, etc., all