Fast Bowling - How can I make it more challenging?

GuyIncognito

International Cricketer
AUS..
Royal Mavericks
Joined
Jul 30, 2014
Location
Melbourne
Profile Flag
Australia
Online Cricket Games Owned
  1. Don Bradman Cricket 14 - Steam PC
Maybe turn bowling difficulty down to hard or medium, still a challenge, see if that helps the AI. Really weird, never seen that sort of issue before.
 

MuchMore

International Coach
Joined
Apr 30, 2007
Location
India
Profile Flag
Fiji
Online Cricket Games Owned
  1. Don Bradman Cricket 14 - PS3
If I were to make a guess I would say your laptop doesn't leave enough resources for AI batsman to play a shot in given time.
 

GuyIncognito

International Cricketer
AUS..
Royal Mavericks
Joined
Jul 30, 2014
Location
Melbourne
Profile Flag
Australia
Online Cricket Games Owned
  1. Don Bradman Cricket 14 - Steam PC
If I were to make a guess I would say your laptop doesn't leave enough resources for AI batsman to play a shot in given time.
Don't think so, AI isn't a make or break in any game dependent on CPU horsepower. If the cpu wasn't good enough the game would ctd or hang and freeze. The AI don't stop doing things in GTA 5 if the cpu isn't good enough. The game just won't load.

This varies with games, like Total War for example, if you exceed a certain amount of units on screen, the game turns into a slide show for animations while still being smooth in terms of fps.

As a few others have stated, hardest difficulties in this game act weird. I have a feeling if he turns down the bowling difficulty things might look better.

@Opiam If the game is still borking itself after trying a few difficulties might be worth sending a support ticket to BA, as I have a feeling no-one here can help you as we've never seen this before.

I'll tag @MattW as he might be able to help out a bit more as well.
 

WickeySticket

County Cricketer
Joined
Jun 25, 2012
Profile Flag
Canada
Never seen anything like that. It's almost like the game thinks there is a 2nd player controlling the batting and doing nothing.
I saw it once. And I'm 1000 hours in. It was recent. So maybe something with latest patch. But it was also with a tailender with single digit batting skill. I just pitched one down leg stump and he didn't even flinch.
 

wasteyouryouth

Staff Member
Moderator
PlanetCricket Award Winner
Joined
Apr 12, 2014
Location
UK
I saw it once. And I'm 1000 hours in. It was recent. So maybe something with latest patch. But it was also with a tailender with single digit batting skill. I just pitched one down leg stump and he didn't even flinch.
I've seen the AI have a strange habit of leaving full/yorker deliveries but that's an actual leave, this looks like it's waiting for an input.
 

Opiam

School Cricketer
Joined
Mar 8, 2021
If I were to make a guess I would say your laptop doesn't leave enough resources for AI batsman to play a shot in given time.
The game runs smooth on my laptop on high setting when I am not recording. Plus I was able to replicate the issue on my desktop which has a 3700x, 2070 Super and 64GB of ram. I am playing the steam version so my save carries across. Anyway, having a lot better luck on Veteran/Hard. I also found that I had the game on my PS4 so started levelling a pace bowler on there to see.
Post automatically merged:

Thanks for the replies everyone. Appreciate your help.
 

kapcha42

Banned Pirate
Joined
Jul 23, 2016
Location
India
Profile Flag
India
Online Cricket Games Owned
  1. Don Bradman Cricket 14 - Steam PC
I've seen the AI have a strange habit of leaving full/yorker deliveries but that's an actual leave, this looks like it's waiting for an input.
yeah and sometimes in a game Ai suddenly wakes up and start hitiing almost every ball to fence unless Ai losses that wicket
 

Opiam

School Cricketer
Joined
Mar 8, 2021
Quick update from me on this. I have not faced this issue any further while playing under veteran AI and hard bowling. I have since levelled up my fast bowler to max and find that setting AI wicket chance to 70 produces the most realistic experience. I get 2-4 wickets per match but only if a bowl a disciplined line and length. Fifers are rare indeed. I get punished if I try to be too fancy.

First Class matches are a joy to play. You really get the feel of setting up a batsman.

Also, what does strength, cardio and agility impact? I am trying to work out if it is worth taking any of the related perks.
 

GuyIncognito

International Cricketer
AUS..
Royal Mavericks
Joined
Jul 30, 2014
Location
Melbourne
Profile Flag
Australia
Online Cricket Games Owned
  1. Don Bradman Cricket 14 - Steam PC
Quick update from me on this. I have not faced this issue any further while playing under veteran AI and hard bowling. I have since levelled up my fast bowler to max and find that setting AI wicket chance to 70 produces the most realistic experience. I get 2-4 wickets per match but only if a bowl a disciplined line and length. Fifers are rare indeed. I get punished if I try to be too fancy.

First Class matches are a joy to play. You really get the feel of setting up a batsman.

Also, what does strength, cardio and agility impact? I am trying to work out if it is worth taking any of the related perks.
Strength affects throwing power, shot power (in accordance with skill level).

Cardio, probably affects how fast stamina drains when batting, bowling and fielding.

Agility, not too sure to be honest. I've always thought it affects things like caught and bowled (in accordance with reflex catching skill level) and maybe effectiveness of special shots. But this is pure speculation on my part.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top