For starters I am not exactly new to this game. I had it way before the days of the internet when I owned a Mac. I recently got it again for my Windows machine. I am running v 2.3 for windows. I have a 900 Mhz Pentium 4 with about a GB of Ram using Windows 2000 professional. My problems:
1) The game always eats up 100% of my processor. This seems odd for such a basically simple game without fancy graphics. If I leave it while a game is in play the game always ends up "not responding" and I have to close the game down. This problem is not a deal killer but it sure is a pain in the arse. It certainly makes multi-tasking impossible though.
2) The AI is wanked at times. For instance I might have a play that is configured to run ONLY on a 1st,2nd, or 3rd downs and only for downs that are 10 yards or longer and it will call the play on a 2nd and 2. Stuff like that happens all the time and it is not because there is no other play to call at that point. If anything I have way to many plays.
3) I have instances during a game where a 2nd or 3rd receiver has been given a Pass/Hook instruction, a simple and short one within a few yards of the quarterback. He is to go a few yards and wait for a pass (not a timed pass). Well he never stops or even hesitates and ends up running clear off the screen. This is NOT because of the side of the field either.
Any ideas or patches for these bugs? It is ia drag to spend time making good plays and AI only to have the game do what it wants and ignore the play instructions and AI :-(