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AcidBurn
24-02-2012, 18:00
Hey everyone, I'm looking to start a career thread with Keflavík (local team, stadium 2 minute walk from my house) in the Icelandic Premier Division but god knows I'm not the biggest writer out there so is there anyone here that can help me with picking a good, solid format for writing updates. Thanks :)

How often will you be updating? You do not have to have great writing skills to post in here so don't worry lol. You can simply post pictures of your results and position in the league and tell us what has been going on, who has been scoring if you were unlucky etc.

Nobby_McDonald
24-02-2012, 19:24
Well seen as everyone loves my music taste here is an awesome song:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cYQV62WhkM

Edit: And after seeing The Vow last night (great film, may go and see it again :D) I couldn't stop listening to Meatloaf - I'd do anything for love

Makes me want to play SSX. Especially with me going skiing on Sunday.

I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) is a fantastic song. The album version lasts something like 11 minutes.

Deisler26
24-02-2012, 20:05
Hey everyone, I'm looking to start a career thread with Keflavík (local team, stadium 2 minute walk from my house) in the Icelandic Premier Division but god knows I'm not the biggest writer out there so is there anyone here that can help me with picking a good, solid format for writing updates. Thanks :)

Speak to Flamers. He's a little bit mad for KFK...

Flamers
24-02-2012, 20:30
We have been speaking Deisler :D

jackripper
24-02-2012, 20:55
We have been speaking Deisler :D

ooooh bromance i like it..

bjoggi33
24-02-2012, 23:23
Anybody got any good thread names? I'm so uncreative lol.

Pangaea
25-02-2012, 09:34
For writing and stylistic tips, you can have a gander at some of the more popular threads in here. Are you doing match-by-match, monthly or seasonal updates? It's quite easy once you get into it, but it's nice to have a format you can use for each update as that makes things easier. Personally I use seasonal updates and just quote my last update and then years, screenshots and text around the new season. It works quite well. Then you have the more match by match updates with a short comment on each match and perhaps a table screenshot at the end.

All up to you how you want to do it, and you can experiment along the way to you find something that suits you. Good luck.

rancer890
25-02-2012, 19:45
Anyone have a FM12 xml file of Albania by any chance???

Makonnen
26-02-2012, 00:52
OK, 15 songs ...

Got Till It's Gone: Janet Jackson, Q-Tip & Joni Mitchell
The King: Iarla O Lionaird
Don't Want To Be Part Of Your World: David Byrne
Houses In Motion: Talking Heads
The Choice Is Yours (Revisited): Black Sheep

The Upper Peninsula: Sufjan Stevens
The Magnificent Seven: The Clash
Batacumbele: Yerba Buena
Le Monastere Dans Les: John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia
Landslide: Dixie Chicks & Sheryl Crow

Honey Bee: Cassandra Wilson
What's New: Carmen McRae & Betty Carter
Ba Ba: Sigur Ros
Yamfe: Toumani Diabate & Ballake Sissoko
Original Sufferhead: Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Deisler26
26-02-2012, 15:49
Where have all the Scum fans gone? LOL

bjoggi33
26-02-2012, 21:37
Anyone here that can help me with the code thing? I thought it was [php] [/*php] (minus the star) but I can't seem to get it right.

Flamers
26-02-2012, 21:37
[ code] ;)

HotChocolate
27-02-2012, 12:15
Makes me want to play SSX. Especially with me going skiing on Sunday.

I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) is a fantastic song. The album version lasts something like 11 minutes.

I only started listening to the song because I had just ordered SSX :D Enjoy your skiing holiday, well jel.

The version I love is 7minutes odd long, great song :cool:

AcidBurn
28-02-2012, 17:59
Would people have any interest in reading a thread about Athletic Bilbao? Just started a save as them and having fun. With my last save crashing I would like to get another thread up and running.

HotChocolate
28-02-2012, 18:37
Would people have any interest in reading a thread about Athletic Bilbao? Just started a save as them and having fun. With my last save crashing I would like to get another thread up and running.

It doesn't matter which team you are in my eyes, so long as you're writing is an adequate level, which it is :cool:

AcidBurn
28-02-2012, 18:42
It doesn't matter which team you are in my eyes, so long as you're writing is an adequate level, which it is :cool:

Damn it lol.

B.W.G
28-02-2012, 18:44
Would be an interesting read,especially with the restriction of Basque only players.

AcidBurn
28-02-2012, 18:47
That's what I am thinking it takes a lot to manage them to success especially the more season you play.

AK22
28-02-2012, 21:43
It doesn't matter which team you are in my eyes, so long as you're writing is an adequate level, which it is :cool:

There is no higher compliment than this ;)

SnakeXe
28-02-2012, 22:49
Also the irony of "you're writing is an adequate level" is lovely :D

AcidBurn
29-02-2012, 15:28
Also the irony of "you're writing is an adequate level" is lovely :D

lol, didn't notice that.

HotChocolate
01-03-2012, 16:27
I feel so small.

Then again, I did say 'adequate' level, which I think saves me. I wont edit the post seen as I've been found out, by a few of you :cool:

ri916
04-03-2012, 10:44
want to do a career thread and wondered what people would be interested in reading about?

SnakeXe
04-03-2012, 10:54
Any sort of struggle against adversity really.

Flamers
05-03-2012, 13:24
I was just reading this article on Wikipedia and by god I love the internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaf_Havana#Former

hrbfcrule
05-03-2012, 14:38
I was just reading this article on Wikipedia and by god I love the internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaf_Havana#Former

:D brilliant

Flamers
06-03-2012, 13:52
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE7bXH1xyRM

I feel proud after that :D

acidmonkey
07-03-2012, 09:22
is anyone still reading my thread? i know its gone a bit boring due to the team but im about to embark on a Major rebuild of the squad.

Flamers
07-03-2012, 09:52
I read I just don't comment :D

acidmonkey
07-03-2012, 10:39
As long as someone is reading I'm happy

jackripper
07-03-2012, 21:16
im like flamers, read em all tbf most of my time is sat reading these. Motivates me to play fm

tom900
07-03-2012, 22:46
hello every bady i want play fm2012 online hamachi id real madrid900 and password 123 we started in french ligue if you want join in hamachi good bye

h0rn3r
09-03-2012, 19:46
I dont know if im writing this in the correct place or not to be honest but....

Just woundering if anyone could help me....i know how to post screenshots on to my career, but i noticed on others that you can have a link inside a word (i.e, a players name, aresult etc...) how do i do that? If anyone could help that would be great, just send me a message or reply in here.

deltablue
09-03-2012, 19:53
This is the correct place for anything, even sharing poor music tastes ;)

Anyway I know full well that unfamiliar codes can seem tricky to do. The best thing to do for anything you're not sure about is to copy a template from another post (which you can see by 'quoting', which shows you the coding for images, layouts , links... anything you'd want to use rather than the aforementioned things they do), this is the layout anyway...

[URL=" (link)"](wording)[ /URL]

Just without the space between the '[' and '/'

h0rn3r
09-03-2012, 20:49
Cheers for that Delta & my musical tastes varey from the stranglers to N.W.A just to let the community know :applause:

Deisler26
10-03-2012, 00:41
Dear Christ, I'm busy! Thank God I have a holiday in 3 days

noikeee
10-03-2012, 03:25
I feel like a bit of a dick by not following any threads lately other than occasionally updating my own, but after everyone at the office got a rather threatening email over use of the internet, I don't want to risk coming into the forums anymore during the day. And at night I've had very little time lately - barely enough to play FM.

However I impulse-bought FM2012 during that Steam promotion yesterday, and now I'm considering cutting my FM11 career short (well, it's 22 seasons long) to start one on FM12. I've already got a team, a thread title ready and everything. :D

Mike7077
10-03-2012, 05:22
For what it's worth, I've been a long time follower of this thread, but don't post on people's threads very often. I'm keeping up with about six or seven at the moment, as well as doing my own and trying to play the game. Oh, and live life as well, of course.

Deisler26
10-03-2012, 05:37
Yeah, I've severely dropped off recently. Add to that March Madness coming up and I'm snowed under.

rancer890
11-03-2012, 01:26
I have barely responded to people's threads other than my own. Maybe that's why not a lot of people post replies in my thread... :lol:

I've been busy lately with school. Early April will get worse (4 exams in 6 days!!!) but after that I won't have to worry about school for 4 months. :)

acidmonkey
11-03-2012, 10:05
ok check out my thread as the inaugural FMCU cup will be announced in the next hour, complete with information on the teams involved.

Flamers
11-03-2012, 11:50
Rancer 4 in 6 days, nothing. My housemate has 20 in 15 :D

SnakeXe
11-03-2012, 12:05
How the hell do you manage that one?!

Flamers
11-03-2012, 12:26
You do engineering :P He modules are stupid, he has 2 weeks of exams where I have about 10 :D

noikeee
11-03-2012, 13:15
I did engineering and while it was mental, it was nowhere near as mental as that!

SnakeXe
11-03-2012, 14:19
I did Engineering and had a maximum of 6 exams per semester, and that only happened once.

Flamers
11-03-2012, 14:29
Ours is modular but all exams are in the final term :p

Deisler26
11-03-2012, 15:31
So, yeah. I'll be on a plane in 48 hours time...

deltablue
11-03-2012, 16:45
To Santarcangelo?

Deisler26
11-03-2012, 17:11
To Santarcangelo?

No, to Canada. :p

SnakeXe
11-03-2012, 17:39
Well that's disappointing, eh.

rancer890
11-03-2012, 18:02
No, to Canada. :p

I'm used to seeing people leave Canada for warmer places (like my sister), not the other way around! :lol:

If you're coming to Toronto, it's quite warm this week (compared to the last week, which was fecking freezing and windy). :thup:

Deisler26
11-03-2012, 20:06
I'm used to seeing people leave Canada for warmer places (like my sister), not the other way around! :lol:

If you're coming to Toronto, it's quite warm this week (compared to the last week, which was fecking freezing and windy). :thup:

No, No, far side. Vancouver. I do hit Toronto as a transfer at the end.

HotChocolate
15-03-2012, 09:16
I've not been posting near as much in peoples threads but I think that comes with time of the year as for most people.

Doesn't stop me reading them though ;):thup:

hursty2
20-03-2012, 14:58
Big news in my thread fellas, big news.

Flamers
21-03-2012, 11:28
Anyone who wants a 50% off coupon for a friend message me on Steam :)

Deisler26
21-03-2012, 17:35
Steam is a pile of sh*t.

Logged on at Vancouver Airport because I have a couple of hours wait. I now can't play it until the bloody thing updates. Using airport wi-fi. Which is slower than Paris Hilton.

Flamers
21-03-2012, 17:43
You can tell Steam to not update the game?

Steam is fine.

Deisler26
21-03-2012, 17:50
You can tell Steam to not update the game?

Steam is fine.

I don't know how. And it's a pile of sh*t at this point in time simply as I can't play it.

Flamers
21-03-2012, 18:48
Properties :)

deltablue
21-03-2012, 19:12
Does FM 12 still have the annoying 'player sees rejected offer as a reason to demand a new contract thing' that I'm getting reacquanted with on FM11? I don't remember that being an issue. Very annoying with a side of promising young players. Was bad enough with getting a few bids a day for my MTK side in FM12 without facing that situation as well.

ShyBaldBuddhist
21-03-2012, 19:19
It's happened a few times to me on FM12 but not as frequent as on FM11. Usually just to the very promosing youngsters. I tend to put Ł30m asking price on any player I plan on keeping for a while, seems to stop the AI bidding on your players

emgergo
22-03-2012, 21:41
"Does FM 12 still have the annoying 'player sees rejected offer as a reason to demand a new contract thing' that I'm getting reacquanted with on FM11? I don't remember that being an issue. Very annoying with a side of promising young players. Was bad enough with getting a few bids a day for my MTK side in FM12 without facing that situation as well. "

IRL MTK is well-known for asking for large sums of money for its youngsters and telling them to sit on their asses if they want to move - that's a tradition to follow :D

Deisler26
23-03-2012, 15:11
It's every SINGLE time an offer comes in for one of my players

AcidBurn
23-03-2012, 15:37
I offered my player out who was in the reserves and after the bid was not good enough I rejected it, then he asked for a new contract due to the clubs recent interest in him.

acidmonkey
23-03-2012, 15:52
i dont get players demanding new contracts for that

Nottingham Forest
25-03-2012, 17:05
Rancer, AB or anyone who likes the MLS, what teams have funds for wages and transfer funds and can someone explain the rules for the MLS? Also, I don't want the best team either.

Nottingham Forest
25-03-2012, 18:22
Gone with Houston in the end. Would someone like to explain all the contracts etc etc please and everything else, thanks.

rancer890
25-03-2012, 19:20
Gone with Houston in the end. Would someone like to explain all the contracts etc etc please and everything else, thanks.

Contracts (all figures annually, because that's how I play!)

- AA (Academy Apprentice) - there contracts are for playing who come through the youth system. Don't count against the cap.
- Entry-Level Senior - 1 or 2 year contract at minimum wage
- Senior - contracts from minimum wage (it increases every year) to the max senior contract of $325,000
- DP (Designated Player) - contracts over $325,000. Don't remember how much it counts against the cap though ($400k iirc?) because the value changes every year IRL...the amount you can offer depends on the salary budget you have

Allocations
- similar to transfer budget

Draft Picks
- Superdraft and Supplemental Draft. It's how you restock your rosters with the best talent from the US amateur leagues. The parity system is such that the worst teams get the highest picks in the draft. Pick and choose the best talent.

Trading/Part exchanges
- you can trade players, draft picks, allocation money, International slots, (don't think you can trade DP slots anymore). The system is a bit annoying though where you can't acquire multiple assets at once.

Houston are an okay club. They're a playoff team (although when over 50% of the teams in the league make the playoffs, it's hard not to be a playoff team)

Nottingham Forest
25-03-2012, 19:23
Cool, still don't know any good free transfers but I have some wages. I'll see where it goes. Like all my previous attempts off managing in the MLS, I've got bored and sacked it in because I was confused.

Makonnen
26-03-2012, 17:46
The challenge with Houston is transition--the team is on the wrong side of their careers and while Ching and Davis are still quality, they are fading fast. It's not clear what sits behind them. So they're an interesting team to pick up. You have Cameron, some decent other pieces. But some attacking creativity in midfield is desperately needed, and it's not clear that Bruin (or any of the others brought in) are the answer up front.

Nottingham Forest
26-03-2012, 17:48
I've sacked it in and gone back to my Chester save.

Gundo
27-03-2012, 11:12
It's about this time of year I start my journeyman career save and this year is not any different.:)

These have been my previous attempts in last two years;

[FM10] The Good Foot (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/201402-FM10-The-Good-Foot)

[FM11] Godfoten (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/264139-FM11-Godfoten)

I hope to get my new career posted up, within the next week or so.

crouchaldinho
27-03-2012, 15:39
Look forward to it Gundo!

crouchaldinho
27-03-2012, 15:43
BTW, Gundo, please go to the right team in Verona this time if you end up in Italy. :mad:

;) :D

Gundo
27-03-2012, 16:01
:D The Flying Donkeys have always been my favourite Italian team, followed Hellas Verona's results last few seasons aswel. :thup:

rancer890
27-03-2012, 19:28
Might have to start another chapter of my Crazy Canuck FM adventures because of bloody crash dumps with a conflict with some of the European files.

Would anyone fancy reading a save based on a fantasy American league (with promotion/relegation), all-youth challenge from a level 8 league?

B.W.G
27-03-2012, 19:43
Youth Challengers definitely seem to be popular at the moment.An fantasy American League using all-youth would be interesting to follow.

crouchaldinho
28-03-2012, 13:43
FC Magdeburg playing in the 4th league in Germany had failed to score in 5 matches......

http://i.imgur.com/D7qA2.jpg

Genius! :D

ShyBaldBuddhist
28-03-2012, 13:50
:lol: Thats awesome

Rodry
28-03-2012, 14:15
Hi, i got a question that maybe you guys can help me, im planning to do a career starting in i na semi-professional team. My question is: How can the club become professional? I tried to offer a new contract to a player that is already professional, the only professional player in the team, and it only allows me to offer a part time contract...

Thank you for your time and help,
Rodriguez

deltablue
28-03-2012, 14:24
You have no control over that, when you're at a high enough league level and with enough money in the bank (I think), the board will decide to turn the club professional but you have to wait for that rather than there being anything directly you can do yourself.

Flamers
28-03-2012, 14:28
Delta isn't there a boardroom option to ask to turn professional?

deltablue
28-03-2012, 14:51
There might be, but you'd probably still need the above factors for it to be a successful request, and it still stands that the board have to think you're ready rather then there being a 'go professional' option when you want it.

Flamers
28-03-2012, 14:55
It also hinges on how ambitious the chairman is etc.

Rodry
28-03-2012, 14:55
But how can i have a professional player and i cant even renew with him in a full time basis as he is right now?

Thank you for your help once again :)

Flamers
28-03-2012, 14:59
The semipro/pro thing is hard coded in now as you used to be able to be semi pro and have all your players full time.

SnakeXe
28-03-2012, 16:37
FC Magdeburg playing in the 4th league in Germany had failed to score in 5 matches......

*pic*

Genius! :D
The great thing is, it worked! They broke their duck :D

They still lost 2-1 though :(

Nobby_McDonald
28-03-2012, 21:15
FC Magdeburg playing in the 4th league in Germany had failed to score in 5 matches......

http://i.imgur.com/D7qA2.jpg

Genius! :D

What makes it funnier is that some of them aren't pointing at the goal. :D

hursty2
29-03-2012, 05:06
That picture is gold. :D

There's a video here too. http://youtu.be/BlpkGMEOors

Mike7077
31-03-2012, 21:07
I've noticed some people, at the end of a season, create a table that shows who they managed each season and how the did. But I can't figure out how to do this. Can anyone tell me?

dafuge
31-03-2012, 21:10
I've noticed some people, at the end of a season, create a table that shows who they managed each season and how the did. But I can't figure out how to do this. Can anyone tell me?

The easiest way is to quote someone else's post and copy it, but you can use notepad to line everything up and post it using the code tags.

Mike7077
31-03-2012, 21:26
Thanks, dafuge. Never crossed my mind to quote someone else's and then copy/paste it.

SnakeXe
02-04-2012, 19:23
Anyone else preordered/going to buy Diablo 3? Been watching YouTube videos of people playing the beta and it looks great, preordered it from Amazon yesterday.

rancer890
03-04-2012, 14:55
The Youth Only challenge has certainly gotten a lot more popular this year. I'm seeing one new youth thread one day these days. :lol:

noikeee
03-04-2012, 16:13
The Youth Only challenge has certainly gotten a lot more popular this year. I'm seeing one new youth thread one day these days. :lol:

Yeah it's getting a little over the top altho I don't blame people looking at those threads and thinking "this looks fun, I want to have a go too".

noikeee
04-04-2012, 19:08
Bloody hell I'm getting seriously addicted to this game. Think I've spent almost two full days of my holidays stuck to FM. If I hadn't just spent a weekend with the GF, not touching the computer at all, I'd be questioning my sanity at this point.

Btw as I'm writing this I'm loading up the game for a quick 30 minutes session before I go out for dinner. :lol:

crouchaldinho
08-04-2012, 12:31
I met an Italian football fan at the football yesterday at St. Albans City v Weymouth. Almost an Italian version of myself, in fact! Whilst he was drooling over the prospect of watching English Non-League football at its very best at Clarence Park, I was talking to him and asking endless questions about Serie C, D and below (basically, the Italian equivalent of 'Non-League')! :D

He was an awesome guy. A Cremonese fan and said to me that he wants to bring me a scarf and shirt next time he comes to St. Albans so that I will support his team. :D I told him that he has to make St. Albans City his English team! I did want to tell him that I once took his beloved Cremonese to Serie A and that I won the Scudetto with them on CM03/04 with Milan Baros and Toledo up front, but I thought it best not to admit just how much of a nerd I am to a total stranger. :o

Flamers
08-04-2012, 12:47
Crouchy its worse admitting to your family you are a nerd. They judge you much more :D I would love for him to be on these forums and find you :D

crouchaldinho
08-04-2012, 16:22
Flamers, I hear that you are doing YouTube videos of Minecraft now...... *blatant plug* ........ I've heard that you are doing Sea of Flame II, which is an awesome map...... *very blatant plug* ........ looking forward to seeing how you get on dude........ *extremely blatant plug*

Seriously, any of you who are fans of Minecraft, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txmRp07DLg4&feature=g-u-u&context=G29d2388FUAAAAAAAAAA

:D

Flamers
08-04-2012, 17:15
I enjoy that I don't have to shamelessly advertise my video:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txmRp07DLg4&list=PL201DC98A794260FE&index=1&feature=plpp_video

But in all seriousness watch it if you want to watch me continually screw up :D

Deisler26
08-04-2012, 18:37
I met an Italian football fan at the football yesterday at St. Albans City v Weymouth. Almost an Italian version of myself, in fact! Whilst he was drooling over the prospect of watching English Non-League football at its very best at Clarence Park, I was talking to him and asking endless questions about Serie C, D and below (basically, the Italian equivalent of 'Non-League')! :D

He was an awesome guy. A Cremonese fan and said to me that he wants to bring me a scarf and shirt next time he comes to St. Albans so that I will support his team. :D I told him that he has to make St. Albans City his English team! I did want to tell him that I once took his beloved Cremonese to Serie A and that I won the Scudetto with them on CM03/04 with Milan Baros and Toledo up front, but I thought it best not to admit just how much of a nerd I am to a total stranger. :o

Did you ask about Santarcangelo?????

Nobby_McDonald
08-04-2012, 20:16
I met an Italian football fan at the football yesterday at St. Albans City v Weymouth. Almost an Italian version of myself, in fact! Whilst he was drooling over the prospect of watching English Non-League football at its very best at Clarence Park, I was talking to him and asking endless questions about Serie C, D and below (basically, the Italian equivalent of 'Non-League')! :D

He was an awesome guy. A Cremonese fan and said to me that he wants to bring me a scarf and shirt next time he comes to St. Albans so that I will support his team. :D I told him that he has to make St. Albans City his English team! I did want to tell him that I once took his beloved Cremonese to Serie A and that I won the Scudetto with them on CM03/04 with Milan Baros and Toledo up front, but I thought it best not to admit just how much of a nerd I am to a total stranger. :o

He might have done a similar thing with St Albans. :D

crouchaldinho
08-04-2012, 22:30
Did you ask about Santarcangelo?????

Afraid not Deisler! Maybe next time! ;)


He might have done a similar thing with St Albans. :D

You could well be right Nobby. :D

crouchaldinho
08-04-2012, 22:30
I would be really grateful if someone could tell me how the tutoring system works on FM12 and why I can't tutor one of my players. :(

I have a promising looking 20-year-old who needs tutoring but the option is greyed out. When I hover over the option, it says that he isn't old enough. Yet, I have the option to tutor a 19-year-old, so this can't be right!

I was talking with Flamers and he was suggesting that it could be the player's reputation. He could well be right as this player is a key player for the team and probably the most promising player in terms of potential in the whole squad.

It'll be a shame if I can't tutor him as he badly needs it. Right now, he doesn't match my expectations in terms of what I expect of my players and their personalities!

SnakeXe
08-04-2012, 22:40
See my reply in your thread :thup:

crouchaldinho
08-04-2012, 22:43
Thanks SnakeXe. ;)

crouchaldinho
09-04-2012, 14:59
Grrrr, I hate the addition of agents in this game. In general, I'm never that keen on fiddling with the contracts etc.

What do people feel about this in terms of realism? Should you be able to hand this responsibility over to your board or chairman or something? Or delegate staff to take care of it?

I was watching an interview with Harry Redknapp some time ago and he suggested that he didn't have a clue what some of his players were earning. He said it was all done by the chairman.

I honestly imagine most managers don't get involved in this level of detail. I imagine they have knowledge of a budget and idea of which players fit into which bracket but other than that......

I would like to be able to hand discussions over to the chairman or a member of the board or whatever but also to be able to say 'this play is a key player and will fit into the top bracket in terms of wages'. I tell them the value of the player, they do the negotiations, and I just have an idea of how the budget is doing. I feel like that would be quite a realistic way of doing things.

Sure, my manager loves to get a bargain and sign up cheap unwanted players to make them into a success. But he also definitely isn't an accountant and he basically just wants to sign up some players and then get on with the football coaching/tactics/strategy bit, which is the bit that he is good at! :D

What do you FMCUers think?

Flamers
09-04-2012, 15:11
I am an accountant (well, training) so I love it :D

deltablue
09-04-2012, 15:20
I am an accountant (well, training) so I love it :D

Interesting, I'm an accounting student. Anyway doing those deals is the main thing I enjoy doing, and can do not being much of a T and T man.

SnakeXe
09-04-2012, 15:25
I love it. The old system with sending an offer to a player and getting his reply a week later was rubbish, with this you can get a contract negotiated quickly and realistically. You can also structure the terms of the deal quite nicely sometimes. I've always loved working the transfer market though, it's only in recent years I've started enjoying the tactical side as well to be honest.

crouchaldinho
09-04-2012, 15:36
Interesting replies and totally the opposite to what I was expecting. :D

Looks like we have some football accountants among us rather than old fashioned, no nonsense football men like myself. :p

FWIW, I like the new system of negotiating on the spot as SnakeXe mentions. I just have a dislike of agents, which I suppose most real life football managers also have! It's also that I'm just not all that interested in the numbers or the finances though.

I mean, don't get me wrong, I love raiding the transfer market for a good bargain. I also love the feeling of getting together a good squad on a low budget and overachieving. But I just feel like my kind of manager wouldn't be getting into this level of detail with numbers and other aspects of contracts. My manager is too busy with coaching, tactics, overall club footballing strategy, squad building and so on and so forth! You know, the proper footballing stuff!

I actually might visit GD actually just to see what the general consensus is! It'll be my first trip there for a while. I bet it hasn't changed much! :D

deltablue
09-04-2012, 15:38
I never actually negotiated a contract under the old system (aside from offering more bonuses when I couldn't quite offer enough) as I never thought I'd actually get anywhere, and would have taken ages even if I did.

Flamers
09-04-2012, 15:42
Crouchy you forget that most of the time I have spent without agents anyway :D

crouchaldinho
09-04-2012, 16:09
This whole subject does bring me on to another topic, which is that I wonder whether or not the game in general needs more 'role playing' aspects, so that you can better define your manager in the game. Are you a spendthrift manager, a coach who is strongest in training and squad building, a tactical genius, an old fashioned and no nonsense manager, primarily a motivator, or perhaps a mix of these or even an all rounder! If this could then reflect the way that the footballing world reacts to you more, that would be pretty special in my opinion.

rancer890
09-04-2012, 16:21
I wanted to be an agent a few years before I realized I was terrible with the legal stuff, so tbf I don't mind the addition one bit. Tempted to sometimes give the agent a bit more every now and then. :D

I would find the game very boring if I can't negotiate contracts and transfer signings!

Flamers
09-04-2012, 16:24
I do finances and motivation, once I have a tactic that works I stuck by it.

rancer890
09-04-2012, 16:38
This whole subject does bring me on to another topic, which is that I wonder whether or not the game in general needs more 'role playing' aspects, so that you can better define your manager in the game. Are you a spendthrift manager, a coach who is strongest in training and squad building, a tactical genius, an old fashioned and no nonsense manager, primarily a motivator, or perhaps a mix of these or even an all rounder! If this could then reflect the way that the footballing world reacts to you more, that would be pretty special in my opinion.

My specialty is financial management and I will never spend big on one player. Or more or less Wenger-like approach but I actually win trophies.

I'm more or less a one tactic person if it works I'll stick with it.

AK22
09-04-2012, 16:39
I can't say I particularly like the agent feature. Yes, it is more realistic, but I do find it a bit of an arduous task, and would be quite happy if I didn't have to bother with it.

I also think that the negotiations need tweaking with a bit, too. IMO, it can be overly difficult to agree terms with players who would walk over hot coals to join the club, but have ridiculous loyalty bonus/agent fees, and won't budge one jot on them.

SnakeXe
09-04-2012, 17:00
Make sure you watch MOTD guys, Ben Arfa's goal today was just Messi-esque.

AK22
09-04-2012, 17:10
Just about makes up for the turgid first half! :D

SnakeXe
09-04-2012, 17:23
The whole game was rubbish until then! Worst performance from us since the 0-5 versus Spurs. Dunno why we played hoof-ball all game when we've played so well in the last few with a short passing game. Doesn't make sense.

AK22
09-04-2012, 17:35
Got an excellent chance at fourth now, though. Especially as Spurs look like self-destructing.

I was speaking with a Spurs fan back in January, the day that they were playing Man City. They were adamant that they would stay in the title race, and a third place finish was the worse case scenario. I bet if I offered them fourth now, they'd bite my hand off! :D

Flamers
09-04-2012, 20:56
Episode 2 is up, I find out how obnoxious rain is even in real life!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHyldh9qNJ0

AcidBurn
10-04-2012, 14:36
What are people star rating for estimated speed when setting up a new game?

I have always played with around 3 and a half stars for long career games but am considering adding a few more leagues but it is 2 stars. I think the more players the game has slows it down rather than the amount of leagues if that makes sense.

Flamers
10-04-2012, 14:46
IIRC for my KFK save it was 1 star, this one is 3 :)

rancer890
10-04-2012, 14:52
Estimated speed has always been half star for me. It's not too bad (although I have no idea how fast it is when it's 3.5 stars since I never play with that few leagues!)

dafuge
10-04-2012, 14:52
Mine's 2 stars, which is the same as my game last year.

deltablue
10-04-2012, 14:53
Always minimum. In FM10 I wanted to add a number of top division that I hadn't had for ages (below the top 8-12 nations) but quickly gave up when it went all the way down when I was still adding those I wasn't going to go without, I'm used to a slower pace anyway so it's too subjective to we rated, especially by a system that was flawed at first.

AK22
10-04-2012, 15:12
Yeah, I go for about 2 stars too. Game was running fine, but since the player numbers jumped up significantly, there is a bit of a lag now after 20 seasons.

AcidBurn
10-04-2012, 15:43
Yeah, I go for about 2 stars too. Game was running fine, but since the player numbers jumped up significantly, there is a bit of a lag now after 20 seasons.

Did you add any leagues to get the significant jump in player numbers?

The add/remove league feature does not work properly and adds too many players, so I am hoping to add all the leagues I need at the start.

It was more of a query than anything as like delta says speed of the game is subjective.

hrbfcrule
10-04-2012, 16:01
Mine always seems to be 1/2 star and it seems to work fine for me

AK22
10-04-2012, 16:08
Did you add any leagues to get the significant jump in player numbers?

The add/remove league feature does not work properly and adds too many players, so I am hoping to add all the leagues I need at the start.

It was more of a query than anything as like delta says speed of the game is subjective.

Yeah, I added four leagues, and the player totals progressively went from 65000 to 170000! I realise now that this is not quite how the feature should work!

I've managed to get it down to about 130k by removing a handful of leagues. Still not ideal, but not quite as bad as it was! The processing speed isn't too bad, but using the player search is a bit tedious now.

AcidBurn
10-04-2012, 16:15
Yeah, I added four leagues, and the player totals progressively went from 65000 to 170000! I realise now that this is not quite how the feature should work!

I've managed to get it down to about 130k by removing a handful of leagues. Still not ideal, but not quite as bad as it was! The processing speed isn't too bad, but using the player search is a bit tedious now.

I am really annoyed how this feature turned out. It adds 10 times as many players for a league added using that feature than it does if you add the league at the start.

rancer890
10-04-2012, 17:45
It's actually one reason I have only used the feature once and didn't want to use it for my career games, because I knew there would be some problems with the add/remove leagues in some way.

deltablue
10-04-2012, 17:47
Even when removing leagues I saw the number of players didn't drop that much. Still went faster so suited me.

Flamers
10-04-2012, 18:00
There are two things that dictate "speed"

1) Leagues - adding leagues increases processing time, so reduces speed and vice versa

2) Player count - adding players increases save time and processing time on league reset day, so reduces speed and vice versa

The problem with the "Game Speed" is that it only counts players and not leagues, so a 10k DB with 70 leagues would probably be slower than a 70k DB with 1 league.

hursty2
11-04-2012, 06:13
I haven't noticed an increase in player numbers, unless I'm looking at the wrong player search?

Deisler26
11-04-2012, 11:24
My Santarcangelo career is 2/3 stars, I think

AcidBurn
11-04-2012, 12:01
Over 5 seasons my player count went from 50,000 to 150,000, the player search became unusable.

SnakeXe
11-04-2012, 12:18
Mine's steady at about 80k, player search is slow but usable. Although I only really use it to collate all the scouting reports into one list. Says 2* speed, which is perfectly good for me.

hursty2
11-04-2012, 12:38
My player search says 17k whereas using genie scout (for the soul purpose of this) shows that I have 82K in my database, with 10K of staff.

dafuge
11-04-2012, 12:47
My player search says 17k whereas using genie scout (for the soul purpose of this) shows that I have 82K in my database, with 10K of staff.

Interesting. What is your scouting knowledge %?

AcidBurn
11-04-2012, 13:00
I have just created a World Champions League, obviously I want teams from all over place to have their real players. What extra players do you think I should load? I will be starting with New Zealand league only.

hursty2
11-04-2012, 13:45
Interesting. What is your scouting knowledge %?
It's 11% of the world.

That's what happens when your scouts get poached and you don't have the resources to get any decent ones in. :D

AcidBurn
11-04-2012, 20:40
Is anyone on here any good with the editor?

Managed to create a World Champions League but cannot get any other competitions to run alongside it.

deltablue
12-04-2012, 16:47
Recently I've been wondering about testing FM12 again and seeing if the runtime errors are gone, and if so, reviving the old thread. Lots of arguements for and against though so wondering if people would be interested if I could switch back to the old save.

AcidBurn
13-04-2012, 15:16
I am sure I read somewhere that screenshots are deleted from imageshack after 6 months unless you are signed up to it, does anyone know if that's true?

Flamers
13-04-2012, 15:28
I have an account on photobucket, problem solved :D

rancer890
13-04-2012, 15:46
I have an account on photobucket, problem solved :D

This. Unlimited storage FTW. :cool:

Deisler26
13-04-2012, 16:33
Recently I've been wondering about testing FM12 again and seeing if the runtime errors are gone, and if so, reviving the old thread. Lots of arguements for and against though so wondering if people would be interested if I could switch back to the old save.

Do it! Was a great save!

hursty2
13-04-2012, 16:36
This. Unlimited storage FTW. :cool:This too. I have no idea why people would use imageshack, photobucket is infinitely better and has no ads either.

Flamers
13-04-2012, 16:47
Other than it uses flash I think for its uploader :D And it seems to crash when you upload more than 6MB at a time..

deltablue
14-04-2012, 16:50
Do it! Was a great save!

I'm afraid I probably won't now. The issue with databases becoming too large due to the add/remove league problem (especially having added many nations back in) is a factor (and I might have had repeat troubles someway down the line anyway even if it was fine for a bit) but otherwise I have the game running faster and smoother on FM11 (and I do like going far in, well on course to beat my record of 2053 by some way) with a far greater larger set of active nations, so a far larger and in-depth playing world, and on balance there were a few more little things that mean I'm finding it more enjoyable, as well the fact that it was reasonably 'complete' as I left it.

noikeee
14-04-2012, 18:00
I think it's best to cram as many leagues as possible at the beginning of the game then remove them progressively as you climb the ladder and the game gets slower. At least that's the strategy I'm using.

deltablue
14-04-2012, 18:11
Mine doesn't really get slower, which is just as well as I enjoy having lots of league running even when I'm well above the level of most of them.

noikeee
14-04-2012, 18:54
Yeah no doubt having as many leagues loaded as possible as long as it doesn't take away from the minimum speed you expect, makes the game more enjoyable. :)

AK22
14-04-2012, 19:23
20 seasons in, I've now cut mine down to 12 leagues in an effort to reduce the player count too. Also, there's some countries that I don't see me getting to in this save, so there's very little point having them running. Processing time is fine, just takes a bit to save/load, and player search is still a bit of a chore.

Flamers
15-04-2012, 21:52
Crouchy doesn't like you. Any of you.


[IG] Flamers: now... F1
Crouchaldinho: F1 as in the key F1? :D
[IG] Flamers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01g89w9/Formula_1_2012_The_Chinese_Grand_Prix/
[IG] Flamers: As in F1 ;)
Crouchaldinho: I was being deliberately obtuse. ;)
[IG] Flamers: Not acute?
[IG] Flamers: :D
Crouchaldinho: I don't care for FM
[IG] Flamers: HAHAHA

SnakeXe
15-04-2012, 22:40
It's a plea for Help, can't you see?

crouchaldinho
15-04-2012, 23:15
I thought everything I said to you was in confidence, Flamers! You promised that you wouldn't tell. :rolleyes:

Flamers
15-04-2012, 23:19
I never promised that :p

crouchaldinho
15-04-2012, 23:20
Obviously, I meant that I don't care for F1. I have a feeling that I may upset people even by saying that though! :D

On an FM related subject, does anyone get that feeling when they are playing a save that they would like to do exactly the opposite to the sort of game that they are currently playing? Despite enjoying my time with Perugia, the latest of my clubs in my journey through Italy, I've been craving a return to a small club to big club (one club) type of challenge! I have a feeling that I might be heading to Sweden soon. Although the temptation to return to my vintage Saints team of FM10 is also quite strong right now! I'm often like this with FM. When I'm doing a one club save, I long for a career adventure, and vice-versa! Anyone else?

Flamers
15-04-2012, 23:43
I want to go back to 1 club and I might, deep down into the German system :D

SnakeXe
15-04-2012, 23:54
Pff my lame pun again goes unnoticed :(

I'm really enjoying my save at the moment and don't really feel like doing anything different to be honest! I love the freedom of it. If I want to jack it all in at the top level and go and take a Serie C2 club then I can whenever I like.

AcidBurn
16-04-2012, 16:44
Obviously, I meant that I don't care for F1. I have a feeling that I may upset people even by saying that though! :D

On an FM related subject, does anyone get that feeling when they are playing a save that they would like to do exactly the opposite to the sort of game that they are currently playing? Despite enjoying my time with Perugia, the latest of my clubs in my journey through Italy, I've been craving a return to a small club to big club (one club) type of challenge! I have a feeling that I might be heading to Sweden soon. Although the temptation to return to my vintage Saints team of FM10 is also quite strong right now! I'm often like this with FM. When I'm doing a one club save, I long for a career adventure, and vice-versa! Anyone else?

I dislike F1 cannot bare to watch any of it.

I get that feeling, I started my journey man save in New Zealand because I couldn't get my World Champions League xml to work properly. So I will now be going from club to club every few season when I really wanted to try and take on the worlds best teams with Auckland City.

Unknown Hacker
16-04-2012, 19:36
If you wanted to you could send me the file AB; I've basically retired from editing FM12 due to boredom and wanting a proper journeyman save but I could always take a look and see if I can rectify any problems.

AcidBurn
16-04-2012, 21:24
If you wanted to you could send me the file AB; I've basically retired from editing FM12 due to boredom and wanting a proper journeyman save but I could always take a look and see if I can rectify any problems.

Cheers dude, on my phone at the moment so will send it your way tomorrow.

Unknown Hacker
16-04-2012, 21:59
It was something to do with neutral venues wasn't it? PM me if you want with details because I don't want to clog up this thread as an outsider... :p

acidmonkey
16-04-2012, 22:11
It was something to do with neutral venues wasn't it? PM me if you want with details because I don't want to clog up this thread as an outsider... :p

This is a local board for local people we'll have no trouble here!

http://www.oocities.org/gwaddingham/char6.jpg

;)

deltablue
16-04-2012, 22:26
True FMCU bread, for true FMCUers!

Unknown Hacker
17-04-2012, 00:12
Hopefully I'm no outsider for much longer. :p

crouchaldinho
18-04-2012, 14:08
*Blatant plug coming up*

So I've decided to follow in the footsteps of Flamers by posting my first ever YouTube video today! It is a Minecraft video and as I know that there are a few in here who play the game, I thought it wouldn't be frowned upon if I do a bit of self-promotion!

For my first Minecraft video, I decided to take on Etho's Companions Speed Challenge!

Here is the link if anyone is interested - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGFne2kYtvU

Maybe you love Minecraft, maybe you're just curious, or perhaps you've always wondered what I sound like. Well here's your chance guys. :D

Anyway, more to the point, I officially lay down a challenge to Flamers, in particular, but also to anyone else who plays Minecraft to beat this time! I hope maybe some of you guys might try the challenge and post a video on YouTube so I can see how you get on. :)

*blatant plug over*

:p

crouchaldinho
18-04-2012, 14:14
Back on topic, I have thought of perhaps doing a little bit of FM commentary on YouTube too, just as a different way of sharing the trials and tribulations of virtual football management. Now that I have an YouTube account and headset sorted, there is no limit to the possibilities! :D So watch this space. :)

SnakeXe
18-04-2012, 16:33
I was surprised what Flamers sounded like, even though I knew he was a massive rugby-playing lanky bugger I always thought he'd have a fairly high voice for some reason - absolutely no idea why! I'm imagining yours as fairly mid-range, crouchy, I guess I'll find out how accurate I am when I'm not sat in a coffee shop :p

Flamers
18-04-2012, 16:36
Oh hey baby ;) Sorry couldn't resist :D The joys of being mistaken for a 54 year old man (my dad)

AcidBurn
18-04-2012, 16:41
Oh hey baby ;) Sorry couldn't resist :D The joys of being mistaken for a 54 year old man (my dad)

You sounds nothing like I thought you would.

I don't get this Minecraft, I played it for a couple of hours and do not mind the poor graphics but for me it just seems like a computerised version of lego. Might have to give it a proper go at some point though and give it more of a chance.

Flamers
18-04-2012, 16:57
In single player I need a goal, in multiplayer I enjoy just building and exploring. I will do a video of the multiplayer server I run soon.

crouchaldinho
18-04-2012, 19:01
I was surprised what Flamers sounded like, even though I knew he was a massive rugby-playing lanky bugger I always thought he'd have a fairly high voice for some reason - absolutely no idea why!

Yeah, Flamers does have an exceedingly deep voice. :D


I'm imagining yours as fairly mid-range, crouchy, I guess I'll find out how accurate I am when I'm not sat in a coffee shop :p

Probably about right!


You sounds nothing like I thought you would.

How about me AB? Do I sound like you thought I would?


I don't get this Minecraft, I played it for a couple of hours and do not mind the poor graphics but for me it just seems like a computerised version of lego. Might have to give it a proper go at some point though and give it more of a chance.

It's so much more than that AB! You should definitely give it more of a chance to grow on you. ;)

AcidBurn
18-04-2012, 19:13
To be honest you sound pretty much exactly how I thought you would.

deltablue
18-04-2012, 19:27
I agree with AB about both of you, just a feeling thing really,not like I had preset expectations.

crouchaldinho
18-04-2012, 19:29
To be honest you sound pretty much exactly how I thought you would.

I hope that's a good thing! :D

What do people think about doing FM videos with commentary? Could it be interesting to supplement a career thread? I know a few people have tried it.

I think it could be quite interesting to add commentary to a key game, for example, and explain tactical choices etc. I think it would definitely be most interesting for a big match like a final or something!

AcidBurn
18-04-2012, 19:31
Yeah it's a good thing.

I could watch one about a big game and why the user selected certain players and tactics but there are some FM videos in my opinion which are extremely boring.

crouchaldinho
18-04-2012, 19:37
FM isn't exactly the most exciting game to watch someone play, I guess.

If I did it, I would only do it for key matches. Like huge matches that a lot is riding on. Do it real time, explain tactical choices but probably edit out any mucking around with subs and tactics. The main thing would be your commentary and your reactions to goals. I think I would probably scare myself actually at how much I rage at FM sometimes. :D

Nottingham Forest
18-04-2012, 19:41
Haha, don't know much about this game that you're playing but your language is incredible :D.

rancer890
18-04-2012, 19:43
I wouldn't mind FM videos. I personally won't make them, because I'm very slow at making my current updates already. :D

AcidBurn
18-04-2012, 19:44
FM isn't exactly the most exciting game to watch someone play, I guess.

If I did it, I would only do it for key matches. Like huge matches that a lot is riding on. Do it real time, explain tactical choices but probably edit out any mucking around with subs and tactics. The main thing would be your commentary and your reactions to goals. I think I would probably scare myself actually at how much I rage at FM sometimes. :D

The subs and tactics wouldn't bother me. It's just I saw a video once of some bloke starting a game and going through everything. He showed everything contract offers to staff and players creating a tactic everything and it bored me. However watching a game with a lot of meaning to it and watching someone explain the thoughts they have as the game progresses sounds good fun. Only problem is you use 2d still don't you?

Flamers
18-04-2012, 19:54
I might do a tutorial of how I setup filters, tactical theory etc but I'm not sure if I can pull it off. I might record it and scrap it if its no good

crouchaldinho
18-04-2012, 20:46
Haha, don't know much about this game that you're playing but your language is incredible :D.

In what way? :o

Nottingham Forest
18-04-2012, 20:48
When you swear I mean and then start to say you don't usually swear at games or something. Everyone swears at games. I get so annoyed at FM that I get told off or to stop playing by mum :D.

crouchaldinho
18-04-2012, 20:50
The subs and tactics wouldn't bother me. It's just I saw a video once of some bloke starting a game and going through everything. He showed everything contract offers to staff and players creating a tactic everything and it bored me. However watching a game with a lot of meaning to it and watching someone explain the thoughts they have as the game progresses sounds good fun. Only problem is you use 2d still don't you?

Yeah, I imagine it would be very dull watching a player do training routines or scouting for players! However, I think if you just focused on matches and exciting moments, it could be quite interesting.

I do use 2D mainly with 3D coming on for goal highlights. Maybe I would scrap that for a video, I'm not sure. I guess if people preferred it, I would have to consider switching to 3D.

I still prefer 2D classic for most of the match in order to look at player positions and to make tactical decisions really.


I might do a tutorial of how I setup filters, tactical theory etc but I'm not sure if I can pull it off. I might record it and scrap it if its no good

Do it Flamers. I would watch and give it a like. :thup:

AcidBurn
18-04-2012, 20:51
I could watch 2d as long as goal replays were in 3d.

crouchaldinho
18-04-2012, 20:52
When you swear I mean and then start to say you don't usually swear at games or something. Everyone swears at games. I get so annoyed at FM that I get told off or to stop playing by mum :D.

I don't usually swear or at least I try not to swear anyway!

I really didn't want to swear in my videos but one word accidentally came out in that one and I couldn't help it! :o I guess I could have edited it out now I think about it.

crouchaldinho
18-04-2012, 20:53
I could watch 2d as long as goal replays were in 3d.

Yeah, that's exactly how I play. It's interesting to see the goals in 3D. Sometimes they can look pretty good and other times I'm kind of disappointed!

When I've uploaded the odd match to YouTube via the in-game option, I've done it in 3D though as I assume most people prefer it.

Nottingham Forest
18-04-2012, 20:53
I'm not critiscising. I actually enjoyed the video and the swearing added something to it that I enjoyed.

crouchaldinho
18-04-2012, 20:56
That's cool! :thup:

Although I'm still going to try not to swear in my future videos.

I actually found it quite hard commentating and playing at the same time. I ended up saying a bunch of stuff that I wouldn't normally and also getting things mixed up and confused a bunch of times. :D

AcidBurn
18-04-2012, 21:04
My main striker got injured so I just put my 16 year old 6 foot 8 regen into the first team, he got 5 assists and 2 goals, not bad that.

Nottingham Forest
18-04-2012, 21:07
I'm bored of FM. I need a lower league team with transfer funds or wages so I can go and have some fun. A bit like Notts County on FM whatever.

rancer890
18-04-2012, 21:08
When you swear I mean and then start to say you don't usually swear at games or something. Everyone swears at games. I get so annoyed at FM that I get told off or to stop playing by mum :D.

Haha, my mum always yells me about swearing at a computer screen. I keep telling her 'You don't understand!' and 'At least I don't ever say that language to you!' :D

Flamers and Crouchy sound nothing like I thought you two would. I only envision very distinct British accents from most of you lot. :lol:

I think it's best in FM if you don't do live commentary since it's a bit different than other games.

deltablue
18-04-2012, 22:53
I hear a couple of EU3 LPers swear in their vids and it definitely adds something.

SnakeXe
18-04-2012, 23:01
Crouchy, you'll be happy to know you sound pretty much exactly as I expected :p

I liked the video, you do a good job of talking around it and keeping things interesting. One slight thing I'd say is it could have been split into two parts - I watched it in two sittings anyway, but it would have been nice to not have to worry about keeping the tab open.

crouchaldinho
18-04-2012, 23:36
Crouchy, you'll be happy to know you sound pretty much exactly as I expected :p

I liked the video, you do a good job of talking around it and keeping things interesting. One slight thing I'd say is it could have been split into two parts - I watched it in two sittings anyway, but it would have been nice to not have to worry about keeping the tab open.

Hi SnakeXe. Thanks for the feedback!

I did think of splitting it into two parts but because it was a speed challenge I wanted to keep it all together, particularly as I wanted to post it as a reply video to the guy who originally set the challenge.

If I was going to do a normal video, I would probably do 15-20 mins as I think that is a long enough time really. But, as I say, due to it being a speed challenge, I felt it important to keep it all together.

Thanks for watching. 'Remember to like, favourite, subscribe!' ;) I'm just kidding btw! I find it funny when I hear people saying that on YouTube; it makes me laugh! :D

Mike7077
19-04-2012, 00:04
When's your FM commentary going to appear, then, Crouchy? I'm excited!

crouchaldinho
19-04-2012, 11:34
When's your FM commentary going to appear, then, Crouchy? I'm excited!

I will wait for something exciting to come up in my save really. I think maybe Rancer is right when he said that commentary should perhaps be after the event. I'm not sure yet.

I've also toyed with the idea of going back to my FM10 Saints save and doing a few videos with that. Especially some footage of Michel Vermeer, my record breaking Dutch goalscorer!

In other news, I've uploaded another video. This time I'm having a go at Lorgon111's Fast Start challenge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fpkePL-Jo0&context=C4c4871bADvjVQa1PpcFMONQDlWXyJgR_0oTKEgRG2 mmajhDpqZmE=

Lorgon111 (Brian) is my favourite Minecraft YouTuber and I had a lot of fun taking on his Fast Start challenge in this video. :)

crouchaldinho
19-04-2012, 11:40
Sorry, I seem to have posted my video link starting at a specific time for some reason above. This is the link starting from the beginning of the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8fpkePL-Jo0

SnakeXe
19-04-2012, 15:35
I've "liked and subscribed" :p to both you and Flamers. I might have to get in on the act - perhaps FM rather than Minecraft as I've not played that in a long time so I'll be crap and do stupid stuff and people will just ragequit my videos :D

Flamers
19-04-2012, 15:40
Why thank you :D

crouchaldinho
19-04-2012, 17:45
Cheers SnakeXe. :)

Yeah, you should give it a go. I would definitely watch your videos with interest SnakeXe. :thup:

withnail316
19-04-2012, 18:06
Random one...

Anybody recommend a decent Eastern European league that doesn't have a huge break either pre or mid season? I fancy starting somewhere new in the next few weeks but I know leagues like Poland have about three months off, which will get dull pretty quickly for me...

Failing that I'll just have to start in Germany, although I keep talking myself out of that one!

Flamers
19-04-2012, 18:57
There aren't any AFAIK. They all have it due to the harsh winters where it would be unrealistic to play football unless the stadium has under soil heating (which quite a few don't even in the top tier)

dagoonerfan
19-04-2012, 19:01
http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/304266-The-American-Dream-in-the-Sunshine-State!
Would anyone be intrested in reading this?

withnail316
19-04-2012, 19:27
There aren't any AFAIK. They all have it due to the harsh winters where it would be unrealistic to play football unless the stadium has under soil heating (which quite a few don't even in the top tier)

I thought that would be the case. Germany it is then! Cheers though.

Flamers
19-04-2012, 19:39
Withnail just as a warning, in the German 2nd tier I have a 3 month break :D

withnail316
19-04-2012, 19:57
Withnail just as a warning, in the German 2nd tier I have a 3 month break :D

Ar*e biscuits.

Flamers
19-04-2012, 20:25
I have worked out why it takes 5 hours to upload a video to YouTube. We pay for 8Mb/s

We get:

Download speedachieved during the test was - 1.6 Mbps
IP Profile for your line is - 7 Mbps

According to the official speedtester.

withnail316
19-04-2012, 20:32
Go on then, let's hear some ideas for my next game if that's ok. I'm after a:

league with a decent pyramid of lower divisions
no huge breaks
offers the chance to turn a small lower league club into a decent size top flight side
fun to play that's not in the UK or Italy (my normal destinations)

All ideas greatly welcomed.

Cheers.

rancer890
19-04-2012, 21:01
Are you restricting yourself to European leagues?

withnail316
19-04-2012, 21:04
I'd planned to, but don't have to...

crouchaldinho
19-04-2012, 21:48
What about Sweden? I mean, is their summer break huge? I don't know

They have a good pyramid of lower divisions though. I hear it's quite a challenge to get promoted through their lower leagues. And I've heard that it's a lot of fun.

I've often thought about starting a save there. Maybe I will at some point!

Flamers
19-04-2012, 21:49
Use a custom file?

rancer890
19-04-2012, 21:58
Brazil or Indonesia are quite fun to manage in. What both leagues lack are finances, especially in lower leagues. And obviously the quality of talent in Brazil is better than in Indonesia.

AcidBurn
19-04-2012, 21:59
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L606hFCaLAM

What a miss!

withnail316
19-04-2012, 22:11
Cheers for the suggestions, folks. Might just have to do a South America based save...

hrbfcrule
20-04-2012, 01:32
What about Sweden? I mean, is their summer break huge? I don't know

They have a good pyramid of lower divisions though. I hear it's quite a challenge to get promoted through their lower leagues. And I've heard that it's a lot of fun.

I've often thought about starting a save there. Maybe I will at some point!

They have a good pyramid of lower divisions. They have a break from early November to March in terms of league games. So quite a big gap, would be less if you progress further in European competitions. The summer break can either be non existant or be a month long depending on any international competitions.

Really fun country to play in though.

HotChocolate
20-04-2012, 11:40
Unfortunately due to near enough everything getting in my way I haven't been on able to get on these threads much, well at all really. It was towards the end of the Quiz that things were popping up every bloody minute.

I just came on to let SnakeXe and Deisler26? (I'm sure it was these two, more might have contributed if so you as well) that I'm doing the Swimmathon this Monday/Tuesday (I know it's not the official dates but my local baths aren't doing it on the days I can do it, if that makes sense?)

Anyway, I'm doing the 2.5miles (I think thats what I said) next week. I will try and get on to let you know how I got on, I just didn't want you thinking you'd thrown away money or what not because you haven't. So yeah again, massive thanks for the contribution and I will let you know if I manage to do it.

P.S. I started swimming on a weekly basis to get myself ready for it. Then stopped and haven't been for a good month or two, so yeah. I'm hoping my natural fitness gets me through it ;)

SnakeXe
20-04-2012, 11:48
Unfortunately due to near enough everything getting in my way I haven't been on able to get on these threads much, well at all really. It was towards the end of the Quiz that things were popping up every bloody minute.

I just came on to let SnakeXe and Deisler26? (I'm sure it was these two, more might have contributed if so you as well) that I'm doing the Swimmathon this Monday/Tuesday (I know it's not the official dates but my local baths aren't doing it on the days I can do it, if that makes sense?)

Anyway, I'm doing the 2.5miles (I think thats what I said) next week. I will try and get on to let you know how I got on, I just didn't want you thinking you'd thrown away money or what not because you haven't. So yeah again, massive thanks for the contribution and I will let you know if I manage to do it.

P.S. I started swimming on a weekly basis to get myself ready for it. Then stopped and haven't been for a good month or two, so yeah. I'm hoping my natural fitness gets me through it ;)
Cool man, you'd better drag yourself over the line! Haha. You should be alright in all honesty - I'd have a swim or two over the weekend though for sure. I swam for about a year and a half most weeks then stopped for a couple of months and went back to it. Was back up to my previous pace within a couple of sessions.

Deisler26
20-04-2012, 14:12
Looking forward to seeing my money go to good use..

Niebiescy
21-04-2012, 17:25
Can I get some feedback on my thread here please. I want to make it better for people to read. I think I need to learn how to take screen-shots of smaller parts of the screen so the whole screen ones don't take us so much space. I probably need to write better too. My English isn't perfect but I think I can do a better job than I have. I would appreciate any feedback on any aspect. Thanks. http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/303230-I-have-a-Dream!

jackripper
21-04-2012, 21:41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L606hFCaLAM

What a miss!

OMG!!!!! Reminds me of 1min 24 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mHiQNuhWVo

Chessari
22-04-2012, 03:45
Quick question, if managing a nation that is ranked really low like San Marino for instance, if you produce some decent results and raise the reputation does the nation grow at all? and do you see better players coming through the ranks as youth because of this?

jackripper
22-04-2012, 08:37
Quick question, if managing a nation that is ranked really low like San Marino for instance, if you produce some decent results and raise the reputation does the nation grow at all? and do you see better players coming through the ranks as youth because of this?

To sum it up yes but it takes a long time

crouchaldinho
22-04-2012, 13:57
Twitter is a funny place.

The other day I made the following tweet to someone managing Stevenage on FM12: 'Uggggh, Stevenage? Blurrrgh! *uncontrollable projectile vomiting*'

Next day, I have Stevenage Conservative Future following me on Twitter. It is apparently a group for Conservative Party members under 30 in Stevenage. :D What on earth made them follow me? :confused:

Niebiescy
22-04-2012, 14:41
Hi guys can someone please tell me how to post screenshots of small sections of the screen (e.g. fixtures or a news message only) rather than the whole of it please? I think I need to start a new game because my current one has been ruined by the add/remove league bug which has slowed it down too much. I want to format it better this time to make it easier to read/follow.

Thanks

Flamers
22-04-2012, 15:01
Niebiescy use paint to cut the bit you want out of the image.

Niebiescy
22-04-2012, 15:18
I don't want to sound like an idiot but I have never used paint before. What do I click on in paint to open the cut function. Sorry for the stupid question :D

Flamers
22-04-2012, 16:38
In Win7 its "Select"

Unknown Hacker
22-04-2012, 16:54
You could always paste the image into word or powerpoint instead. Crop there works in a much similar way and you can just right click on ppt to save the image as whatever filetype you desire.

hursty2
23-04-2012, 00:31
Did anybody watch the A-League grand final? Perth were robbed. :mad:

Scarman
23-04-2012, 00:43
It wasn't a penalty, but you can't say Brisbane didn't deserve the win, they played them off the park! I reckon they would have won in extra time, especially with Perth a man down

hursty2
23-04-2012, 00:57
Yeah but if Perth had managed to hang on until penalties, anything could have happened. Berisha was offside too!

Scarman
23-04-2012, 01:19
True, but considering how well Brisbane tend to finish games (beating Sydney after being down 1-0 at 90 minutes, beating Gold Coast in the final 10 minute after being down, coming back against Heart, Victory and others, not to mention Central Coast last year), I still think they would have been too strong. To be fair, it DID look like a penalty at first, and it isn't until the close up you see it's an air swing. I don't think many people would not have given it on first impression. As for Berisha being offside, wasn't Mehmet offside when he set up the goal last week? ;) They were both pretty line ball, but I haven't seen a good enough replay yet.

It's just unfortunate the Grand Final had to end like that, but the better team won.

Edit - Just saw a better replay for the offside, yep definite offside. Only excuse for the ref is that it happened too fast, almost one motion. It's a bit hard to judge something like that in real time.

iacovone
23-04-2012, 11:28
Just watched your video Crouchy - great first vid. MUCH better/more interesting than the majority of MC vids I've watched with 10 times the views. I'd watch more MC ones definitely.

As for FM videos - I literally couldn't think of anything more dull than watching someone play FM :D

crouchaldinho
23-04-2012, 11:37
Just watched your video Crouchy - great first vid. MUCH better/more interesting than the majority of MC vids I've watched with 10 times the views. I'd watch more MC ones definitely.

That's very kind of you to say Iacovone! :)

I've made a few more videos which I'll be uploading soon. I think I'm getting better at talking to myself whilst playing. I've found it quite fun. It's something I'll probably do a bit of in the future but mainly for challenges or CTM maps!

BTW, have you seen my career thread? There is a small nod in your direction in the second post. :D

iacovone
23-04-2012, 11:59
That's very kind of you to say Iacovone! :)

I've made a few more videos which I'll be uploading soon. I think I'm getting better at talking to myself whilst playing. I've found it quite fun. It's something I'll probably do a bit of in the future but mainly for challenges or CTM maps!

BTW, have you seen my career thread? There is a small nod in your direction in the second post. :D

I haven't! I'll head there right away :D

crouchaldinho
23-04-2012, 20:51
I'm currently reading Jonathan Wilson's book on Brian Clough. It's great stuff. Actually more addictive to read than Inverting to be honest.

It's really making me crave an FM save in England though. Really badly! I want the humble beginnings at Hartlepools United, the big opportunity to manage at Derby County and so on and so forth. Perhaps not the same clubs exactly but you get the idea!

Funny how a book can sometimes influence you in such a way. Especially when it comes to FM though as I've always ended up being inspired by reading football books and then starting a new FM save! :D

iacovone
24-04-2012, 01:10
I'm currently reading Jonathan Wilson's book on Brian Clough. It's great stuff. Actually more addictive to read than Inverting to be honest.

It's really making me crave an FM save in England though. Really badly! I want the humble beginnings at Hartlepools United, the big opportunity to manage at Derby County and so on and so forth. Perhaps not the same clubs exactly but you get the idea!

Funny how a book can sometimes influence you in such a way. Especially when it comes to FM though as I've always ended up being inspired by reading football books and then starting a new FM save! :D

Absolutely Crouchy. Remember how we so nearly got the Eastern Europe save underway? That was all down to Behind the Curtain by Mr Wilson. I'm reading Graham Hunter's book on Barca at the moment - it's been a great read so far. Also have the Clough book waiting for me too.

AcidBurn
24-04-2012, 15:51
Twitter is a funny place.

The other day I made the following tweet to someone managing Stevenage on FM12: 'Uggggh, Stevenage? Blurrrgh! *uncontrollable projectile vomiting*'

Next day, I have Stevenage Conservative Future following me on Twitter. It is apparently a group for Conservative Party members under 30 in Stevenage. :D What on earth made them follow me? :confused:

I am sure if you mention certain words then some people/bots end up following you. I think I mentioned monster munch and the monster munch bot retweeted me and followed me!

crouchaldinho
24-04-2012, 16:08
Absolutely Crouchy. Remember how we so nearly got the Eastern Europe save underway? That was all down to Behind the Curtain by Mr Wilson. I'm reading Graham Hunter's book on Barca at the moment - it's been a great read so far. Also have the Clough book waiting for me too.

I'm still waiting on you for that! Still up for trying it some time? I now have a decent enough PC to load then leagues!

The Clough book is the best of Wilson's stuff so far, in my opinion. I've found his style in the past to be a bit dry but the Clough book is gripping. Maybe it's just because the stories are so good!

Are you going to come back to FMCU some time soon and start a new career thread? You've left us all for your buddies over at CSE! :p


I am sure if you mention certain words then some people/bots end up following you. I think I mentioned monster munch and the monster munch bot retweeted me and followed me!

Another Stevenage Twitter account decided to follow me after I clarified that I hate both Stevenage and Conservatives. :rolleyes:

I'll try tweeting about monster munch now and see what happens. :D

SnakeXe
25-04-2012, 08:42
Can you imagine the thread in GD if the Barca v Chelsea tie happened in FM?

"OMG this game is sooooo broken!!!!11

"I was playing Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final and we dominated them all first half and hit the bar from a one-on-one but then their 34-year-old rubbish veteran striker who has barely scored all season got one in first half injury time!!!

"So I thought OK we'll get them at home, we've won pretty much every game there, and we started well but missed even more one-on-ones (MY WORLD CLASS STRIKER WHO NEVER MISSES :mad:) and then we finally scored and they had their centre-back sent off, then we scored another and we were all over them and should have got another but then for some reason they broke and their stupid midfielder playing out of position with longshots of 9 scored a 25-yard chip, WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ABOUT?!?!

"Then we had like 80% possession in the second half and my world-class striker who never misses missed a penalty and then there was a goal disallowed for offside EVEN THOUGH IT WASN'T HERE'S THE SCREENSHOT :(

"So yeah this game is rubbish, I'm never playing it again, I'll never buy another FM until you fix everything that's wrong with it because it's a joke and I want my mummy"

deltablue
25-04-2012, 09:43
Someone did a thread like that after the first leg.