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International Test Cricket


All of the data files in Michael Vaughan's Cricket Manager are text based which should mean that values can be updated once the file formats have been worked out. Before editing any of these files make sure you back up the originals first. Any changes made only apply to new games. Any saved games won't ba altered. All the data files have a .DAT extension but can be loaded in to a text editor.

Latest changes/updates are in yellow.


This file stores competition details.


This file appears to store World Cup details but then has no seemingly meaningful data in it.


This file appears to store the fixture details.


This file stores the ground details.


This file stores history details. Very simple format - just the Year, Competition and Winner.


This file store injury details. Each injury is stored over 2 lines and consists of injury description and number of days player will be out for. e.g.

a broken leg (shattered bone)
a cold


This file contains international competition details. Similar to COMPS.DAT.


This file contains list of International Tours.


This file contains a list of surnames (one per line) that is used for generating new players.


This file contains player details. The known details of this file as worked out by Nicksy, Matt Smith and Chandras Little Arm on the forum are:

Using Glenn McGrath as an example. Text in () is the description and not present in the file. In all cases where a range of values are allowed higher is better.

260 (Player Number)
GD# (First Initials)
McGrath# (Second Name)
2 (Day of Birth)
9 (Month of Birth)
1970 (Year of Birth)
1 (Country number, Not alphatbetical - refers to countries in the order they are in WORLD.DAT)
101 (Club number, Not alphabetical - refers to Team Number from TEAMS.DAT)
6 (Batting Pos 1=Opener, 2=Top Order, 3=Middle Order, 4=All Rounder, 5=Late Order, 6=Tailender)
0 (Bat Handed 0=Right, 1=Left)
7 (Batting Skill value, 0 to 60)
5 (Batting aggression value, 0 to 20)
2 (Bowl Type 1=F, 2=FM, 3=MF, 4=M, 5=SLA, 6=SLC, 7=None, 8=OB, 9=LB)
0 (Bowl Hand 0=Right, 1=Left)
54 (Bowling Skill value, 0 to 60)
6 (Bowling Economy value, 0 to 20)
22 (Fielding Ability value, 10 to 40)
4 (Fielding Position 1=WK, 2=Close, 3=Cover, 4=Boundary)
18  (Potential value, 0 to 20)
0 (Reserved for future use)

So if someone has the time, knowledge, and inclination an editor shouldn't be hard to create. You can actually edit these by opening the player.dat in a text editor but this can be time consuming and error prone to say the least. One thing that is easy to do is add your own players.


This file appears to contain team details. The current known details of this file as suggested by Chandras Little Arm are:

Using Yorkshire as an example. Text in () is the description and not present in the file. In all cases where a range of values are allowed higher is better.

0 (Start of team details - must appear for every team)
Yorkshire#  (Team Name)
YOR#  (Team name-short)
2   (Home Country, 1=Aus,2=Eng,etc.)
18  (Reputation value, 0 to 20)
15  (Wealth value, 0 to 20)
17  (Support value, 0 to 20)
90  (Team Number)
0  (Not known)
0  (Not known)
511...etc (list of 20 players, number from PLAYERS.DAT, 0 = no player)


This file contains just numbers related to international tours.


This file contains fixture details specific to the World Cup.


This file appears to contain general details about World Cups.


This file contains details of the 84 different countries represented in the game.


This file contains World Text Championship results.

Revised: Saturday, 16 March 2013.
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