Greg's Front Office Football 2004 Extractor Suite

This suite contains programs to dump players, scouts, or coaches, plus a program to analyze draft files. The complete list of utilities is:

Extractor: The original. FOF Extractor process player report windows to dump a CSV file listing details about a group of players, and can also dump scouts and coaches. The key thing about this utility is that it uses an OCR algorithm to grab data straight from the screens, which means it can be a bit flaky to run (activating ClearType in Windows gives it fits, for example) but also means it can grab data not available in any other way. Notably it gives you scout-adjusted ratings for the player.

DraftAnalyzer: Extractor's sibling, this tool runs against an Extractor dump of a draft class to allow easy analysis of the draftees. It tells you who has good combine scores, who has poor combine scores, and allows you to adjust various weights to set your own rankings.

LogFileProcessor: A recent addition, this converts game log files to CSV for help in analyzing how your gameplan is working. Can also generate an HTML table of gameplan data from a given team's point-of-view.

Interrogator: Another recent addition, this utility reads the binary game data directly to dump CSV files of pretty much every internal game table. It does not dump anything that the game UI doesn't give you access to (so no actual player ratings for cheating), but its key purpose is to dump all this data in one place for easier sifting in Excel or to use in creating databases for league web sites.

GameViewer: An off-line viewer for the game log files that allows you to step through each play to see what happened.

Extender: Provides some spreadsheet views of your saved games / multiplayer leagues that aren't available in the base game. For example, it includes tables of scouts and coaches that include all of their attributes for easier browsing when trying to decide who to hire.

Installation Notes

To install, download the zip file below and then unzip into any directory. It will extract a Windows Installer file. Double-click the .msi file to install the suite.

The file included in the zip file above is a Windows Installer database file. If this does not install for you (if nothing happens when you double-click the .msi file, or you get an error message), you may not have a current version of Windows Installer on your machine. You can get a version for Win9x here, or for NT/2000 here.

Several of the utitilities (notably Interrogator and LogFileProcessor) require version 2.0 of the .NET runtime. You can get it here.

Source code for an older version of Extractor and DraftAnalyzer is available here.

Known Issues

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Version History

4.3.5 (October 17, 2006): (download)

4.3.4 (October 16, 2006): (download)

NOTE: This version invalidates old draft lists saved from Analyzer, so don't update if you are in the middle of a draft.

4.3.3 (August 30, 2006): (download)

4.3.2 (August 20, 2006): (download)

4.3.1 (July 22, 2006): (download)

4.3.0 (June 18, 2006): (download)

4.2.6 (May 31, 2006): (download)

4.2.5 (May 22, 2006): (download)

4.2.4 (May 11, 2006): (download)

4.2.3 (May 8, 2006): (download)

4.2.2 (April 16, 2006): (download)

4.2.1 (April 6, 2006): (download)

4.2.0 (March 29, 2006):

4.1.3 (March 18, 2006):

4.1.2 (February 26, 2006):

4.1.1 (February 24, 2006):

4.1.0 (February 19, 2006):

4.0.2 (January 16, 2006):

4.0.1 (January 15, 2006):

4.0.0 (January 14, 2006):

3.2.0 (December 20, 2005):

3.1.1 (October 25, 2005):

3.1.0 (October 22, 2005):

3.0.3 (October 19, 2005):

3.0.2 (September 16, 2005):

3.0.1 (September 7, 2005):

3.0.0 (September 3, 2005):

2.4.2 (August 10, 2005):

2.4.1 (June 14, 2005):

2.4.0 (May 22, 2005):

2.3.1 (May 8, 2005):

2.3.0 (May 7, 2005):

2.2.1 (July 3, 2004):

2.2.0 (June 27, 2004):

2.1.2 (June 21, 2004):

2.1.1 (June 19, 2004):

2.1.0 (June 16, 2004):

2.0.1 (June 3, 2004):

2.0.0 (May 30, 2004):

1.2.2 (April 14, 2004):

1.2.1 (March 28, 2004):

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Obligatory Warning

I've done my best to make sure that this program is virus free and safe to install. However, I cannot make any warranties for how it will behave on any given system, nor do I accept responsibility for any problems that result from downloading or running this program. Use at your own risk.


Greg Stelmack, webmaster@gstelmack.com