What is included in Cactus League College Basketball For Windows?

The Cactus League College Basketball For Windows game includes all of the modules below. You can choose the game, along with the latest fully completed season's Tournament & Conference Teams, or the game without any seasons (Upgrade). If you get the Upgrade you can play any Official Cactus League College Basketball Season that you already have. Each recent Cactus League College Basketball season includes the actual tournament teams and seedings for each conference and The Big Dance that can be played with the Tournament Module. You also get every Division I conference, team, complete Division I schedules and all documented players rated for accurate offensive and defensive performance.

Module Description


Play a season's actual schedule (conference & non-conference). Play one conference or mix and match any set of conferences you want. Quickly merge all conferences into one big schedule and play the complete season all at once. You can decide which games to play automatically and which games to play manually so you can watch and/or coach. Game statistics, box scores, play-by-play reports, scorecards and records are all saved automatically. You can view them anytime during a game or after with the Statistics and Records Module.
Basketball Simulation Play a single game.
Free Game Updates Your game checks for, downloads, and installs FREE game updates, so you can always be sure you are up-to-date. Internet connection required.
League Management Get the big picture: Every conference, team, team roster, player and each player's ratings. Sort the Player Pool & Team Rosters anyway you wish.
Records Your game automatically maintains approximately 200 team and individual records from games you play. You see those great (and no so great) performances here.
Season Installation Install your Official Cactus League College Basketball Seasons from Official Download Files or Cactus League CDs
Statistics Your game automatically maintains and displays Team and Individual, Actual and Replay statistics from games you play. Dozens of reports are shipped with the game. Plus, you can create nearly any report that you can think of and format reports nearly any way you wish. Incredibly flexible.
Team Management Manage teams' colors, abbreviations, arena pictures and logos. All teams are delivered to you with logos, arena & color schemes all set up, but you can change them if you wish.
Tournament Watch, play and coach "The Big Dance" and every Division I Conference Tournament! Each season comes to you with each tournament's actual seeds and bracket structure so you can play and coach right away! You decide which games to play automatically and which games to play manually so you can watch and/or coach the games you choose. The Tournament Module manages your tournament schedules, brackets and all other behind-the-scenes chores, so you can enjoy the games.
AutoEdit Edit players' personal information, statistics and ratings. Plus, you can add your own players.
AutoMerge Mix & match seasons, teams and players from any of your installed seasons.
The Tournament Computer Play The Tournament tournament dozens, hundreds, even thousands of times and analyze the probabilities.
AutoEdit, AutoMerge & The Tournament Computer are available separately as add-ons. You can download them, so you can be playing right away.

How can I order the game?

You can order the game right now, download it immediately and play right away, by clicking the 'Quick Order' button at the top-left of the page.

After you complete your order, everything that you can download will immediately be placed in Your Personal Download Area and a button will be displayed to take you there. On that page, in addition to your games, seasons & add-ons are links that show you how to download & install and answer other questions you might have.

You can access Your Personal Download Area at any time by clicking the Download link at the top of your screen, to the left of your name.

Which seasons are available to play with Cactus League College Basketball?

Every season from 1990-91 to the present is available. The most recently completed season is included with the complete game. Each Cactus League College Basketball season includes the actual tournament teams and seedings, along with all available conferences, all Division I schedules and all documented players rated for accurate offensive and defensive performance.

Also, you can play with the great college basketball teams and players of all-time with the The ACC - The Great 80's and The Best Of The Final Four.

Additionally, each March, the day after Selection Sunday Cactus League College Basketball Tournament Real-Time is released, along with Every Division I Conference & Team from the current season. This allows you to play and coach the tournament BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the tournament, with the actual teams and players who are participating.


Take a look at all past seasons and speciality season packages


Will the Cactus League College Basketball seasons that I already own work with Cactus League College Basketball for Windows?

Yes. All existing Official Cactus League College Basketball Seasons will work with the current Windows version of the game. If a Cactus League College Basketball CD or diskette has a label that says "Cactus League" on it, it is an Official Season. Plus you can easily install all Official Cactus League College Basketball Season ZIP files, such as the ones you have receive directly from Cactus League Games via e-mail or download delivery. The Season Installation Module installs them automatically. You don't even have to unzip the file. A link that includes Download & Installation instructions can be found in Your Personal Download Area.

What are the minimum system requirements for Cactus League College Basketball For Windows?

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 2 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 4 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Version 7 (32-bit only), Version 8.1 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit operating systems) (The game can be played on earlier Windows operating systems, but we offer limited support; we have been told by many basketball fans that the game can be played on Apple Mac computers with a Windows Emulator, but we offer no support)
  • 128 MB of free RAM (4 Gb recommended).
  • Approximately 50 MB of available hard-disk space for the game, plus 500 to 900 KB of available hard-disk space for each season. Replay statistics that accumulate from games you play require additional space, depending upon the save options that you use. Your actual space used may vary depending upon the configuration of your hard disk.
  • Graphics device necessary according to operating system
  • Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse®, or compatible pointing device
  • Printer optional
  • CD-ROM drive required if installing from the optional CD
  • Internet connection required to Activate products, but games can be played while offline. Game must connect to the Internet at least once every 3 days. If it doesn't it will not be playable until it does.

How do I activate my games, add-ons & seasons?

All Cactus League Games and add-ons, beginning with Version 2017, must be activated before you can play them. The process is very simple. At the conclusion of the installation, you will be prompted to enter your Activation Key. You will see a button that will take you to them and explain exactly where they are located. You will find all of your Activation Keys on the bottom of the receipt for the order in which you ordered that product. You can also view all of your receipts by clicking "Orders" on the home page screen next to your name.

Each game & add-ons includes 3 Activation Keys that you can use on any computer that you own. If you uninstall your game, all of the Activation Keys for the game and add-ons on that computer will be released, within 24 hours, so you can use them on another computer that you own.

Do I need a Activation Key for every computer I will be playing the game on?

Yes. As detailed above, you will receive 3 Activation Keys for each game & add-on you order. You can play your game and add-ons simultaneously on up to three computers that you own.

What happens if I have a hard disk crash or get a new computer?

If you get a new computer, uninstall the game on the old computer and your Activation Keys will be released back to you within 24 hours, so you can use them on any other computer that you own. Then, install the game and add-ons (along with your seasons) onto your new computer and use another one of your Activatoion Keys on your new computer.

If your system crashes, you can simply reinstall the game and add-ons (along with your seasons) on your new computer and use another one of your Activation Keys you have. Then, write to us and explain what happened. We will be able to determine the Activation Keys that were lost when your computer crashed and will release them, so you can use them again on a computer that you own.

Each season you install must be activated also, but that process is automatic and transparent to you.

How can I get Cactus League College Basketball Version 2018 free?

If you purchased Cactus League College Basketball Version 2017 after January 14, 2018, you are eligible for a free update to Version 2018.

Tell us that you are eligible for the free Version 2018.


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