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AcidBurn
22-07-2009, 19:56
Not sure whether to start a thread for my new save now or to wait and see how I get on with it.

My instinct is to hold off in case it's just a 'false start' and start it after I've played six months or perhaps a season.

I don't want to start the thread only to abandon it shortly afterwards. After all, you can't force a save to become great.

Any advice people?

C.

I would wait to see given how you have felt about FM09 recently.

crouchaldinho
22-07-2009, 20:00
Yes, that's what I'm going to do. Cheers guys. :thup:

C.

Ridleys
22-07-2009, 20:07
Please can you stop signing your posts now? :D

AcidBurn
22-07-2009, 20:10
Wouldnt be Crouchy without the C. lol.

crouchaldinho
22-07-2009, 20:32
Please can you stop signing your posts now? :D

No. :thdn:

Kind regards,
C.

:D

Ridleys
22-07-2009, 20:51
It's kind of pointless though :D

It looks kind of stupid as well.

crouchaldinho
22-07-2009, 21:18
It's kind of pointless though :D

It looks kind of stupid as well.

Well, in that case I guess it has something in common with your posts then. :D

The reason that I like to sign my posts is explained here: http://community.sigames.com/showpost.php?p=3553489&postcount=127

I hope this helps.

Sincerely yours,
C.

Ridleys
22-07-2009, 21:30
Why would people need to know to refer to you as C when they could just quote your post and then you would instantly know thay they are replying to you. All seems completely pointless to me, but whatever floats your boat.

crouchaldinho
22-07-2009, 21:40
Ridleys - my posting style is not really relevant to this discussion.

If you don't like reading my posts then feel free to add me to your ignore list. That's what I'm doing with you. Problem solved! :D

Regards,
C.

Ridleys
22-07-2009, 22:03
I haven't mentioned your posting style once :confused:

peter-evo
22-07-2009, 22:23
Bah, like it matters. Let's get this discussion onto something relevant though.

Charlesbeams
23-07-2009, 00:30
really want to start a career game, but i know that i get bored of them quite quickly, so im writing it up in notepad first :P to see how it goes, probably make a thread after pre-season and a few league games.

Welsh Wizard
23-07-2009, 00:56
really want to start a career game, but i know that i get bored of them quite quickly, so im writing it up in notepad first :P to see how it goes, probably make a thread after pre-season and a few league games.

I like your idea :thup: I've done 2 season in Gundo's challenge but I decide to wait abit before I posted mine as It takes a bit of time to do seasons but I never thought of using notepad;)

My updates in Gundo's thread are just updates so in career the whole layout/detail needs to change and planed out to get people to read ect so the time to plan is there also.

Charlesbeams
23-07-2009, 02:23
yeah, i found the problem with notepad is it just keeps going haha, so i moved to wordpad, which is better.

also ive gone through pre-season, and even though its gone quite badly, im enjoying it, and will probably post it soon.

Elrithral
23-07-2009, 12:41
yeah, i found the problem with notepad is it just keeps going haha, so i moved to wordpad, which is better.

also ive gone through pre-season, and even though its gone quite badly, im enjoying it, and will probably post it soon.

If you use Google Word, it has spell check, grammar check etc. Wordpad doesn't have either.

DodgeeD
24-07-2009, 20:26
After a couple of weeks of following threads here, I have to say I'm enjoying the new forum. :thup: The main positive for me so far is that it has got me itching to start a career game as soon as possible! Alas, I'm too far into my challenge saves to get started now but I hope I get time to get round to it before the end of the summer. Or maybe I'll just continue one of my completed challenge saves over here. ;)

Apathetic
24-07-2009, 22:53
Since joining the site i have found myself drawn to this area of the forum. Im pretty sure i will start a thread soon, maybe just to test the water and see if people enjoy following and i enjoying playing the actual game and of course updating the thread regularly.

NotWordsButDeeds
24-07-2009, 23:59
Im pretty sure i will start a thread soon, maybe just to test the water and see if people enjoy following and i enjoying playing the actual game and of course updating the thread regularly.

Just update at a pace that suits you mate - everyone does it different. And maybe play a few months at least, before posting - just to make sure it goes OK and you don't want to give up.

Raware
25-07-2009, 04:30
I'm delighted with the response this forum has had in the past 3 weeks :D In just under 3 weeks since it was set up, there's been 49 new career threads which in my opinion shows the demand is there and i hope this forum continue's. I, like other's have said above, find myself drawn to this part of the forum's more than any other now, whether that's to update my own thread or follow other people's thread. :thup:

AcidBurn
25-07-2009, 11:54
Since joining the site i have found myself drawn to this area of the forum. Im pretty sure i will start a thread soon, maybe just to test the water and see if people enjoy following and i enjoying playing the actual game and of course updating the thread regularly.

Gotta to agree I really like coming in here and having a good read of some of the careers. If you start your own I would suggest getting the first season played first as you will then be able to decide if you are getting into your current save enough to keep updating about. Also just do it at your own pace I like to update in Jan and at that end of the season but now I am playing a bit less I might update once every few months.

ToMexico!!
25-07-2009, 17:30
Gotta to agree I really like coming in here and having a good read of some of the careers. If you start your own I would suggest getting the first season played first as you will then be able to decide if you are getting into your current save enough to keep updating about. Also just do it at your own pace I like to update in Jan and at that end of the season but now I am playing a bit less I might update once every few months.

Like LLM threads? play so many seasons then update? there's were 3 before, think its something stupid like play 10 seasons then you can post...unsure but i had previsously thought about some sort of restriction to posting until your firmly into your game. I'd done 4 seasons with Gateshead/Swansea but got bored of it, may return to it but i feel i'm firmly into my Cork Career.

Raware
26-07-2009, 04:33
Like LLM threads? play so many seasons then update? there's were 3 before, think its something stupid like play 10 seasons then you can post...unsure but i had previsously thought about some sort of restriction to posting until your firmly into your game. I'd done 4 seasons with Gateshead/Swansea but got bored of it, may return to it but i feel i'm firmly into my Cork Career.

As you probably know, the discussion occured about a minimum season rule when i started the thread about this new forum. I was one of the people who would've preferred a minimum season rule to stop people posting to never return but i have to say i think it's working with no rule in place. People that regularly update their post's get pushed to the top while the threads that aren't updated get pushed to the bottom of the page, which imo works quite well. As people said before, this way it isn't restrictive and everbody has a place to post then.

BTW, i'm following your Cork City thread and enjoying it, good work :thup:

Roolz
27-07-2009, 09:00
Cracking forum - exactly what ive wanted (albeit silently) as ive never had the real desire to write a full story, yet at the same time I enjoy writing updates on my career and reading updates from other careers.

Some really excellent updates in this forum, apologies if ive not responded in many threads - im like alot of others, I read whilst playing FM so I dont tend to post until its time to do my update.

NotWordsButDeeds
27-07-2009, 09:30
My Fluminense thread is still live! Honest! LOL. I've just been busy with other things the last few days :(

Bennico
28-07-2009, 14:18
Excellent, I must've somehow missed the addition of this new forum (thanks for the 'heads up' in 'GD' Dafuge), which for a long while, I have felt agreement with those who pushed for it's creation. A much needed part of the board, which I'm sure I'll frequent regularly.

I'm just starting on summer holidays at the moment as have the kids coming to stay for school holidays, so FM time is going to be at a bare minimum, but I'll gladly contribute once september comes, and life resumes some semblance of normality. ;)

Saxonaitor
28-07-2009, 14:57
Ahhhhh

My most recent post should be deleted now because my game just randomlly crashed!!! :mad: :mad:

It said that a error crash dumps error thing!!

Damn it second time that has happened. First it was the cat and now this.

Saxonaitor
28-07-2009, 14:58
If this has killed my game I am going to be so distraught. I may need counselling

Ridleys
28-07-2009, 15:14
I'm pretty sure crash dump errors only occur when a third party/in game editor has been used. I may be wrong though.

tenthreeleader
28-07-2009, 15:16
Ahhhhh

My most recent post should be deleted now because my game just randomlly crashed!!! :mad: :mad:

It said that a error crash dumps error thing!!

Damn it second time that has happened. First it was the cat and now this.

Don't suppose you kept a rolling save?

dafuge
28-07-2009, 15:20
I'm pretty sure crash dump errors only occur when a third party/in game editor has been used. I may be wrong though.

Could be the case with FM09, although I've had them in the past and I've never even downloaded a save game editor, I don't think I've had any at all this year.

PaulHartman71
28-07-2009, 15:31
fwiw the only time I've ever had a crash dump error was when I was edited the finances and the players in my current sign up.

Saxonaitor
28-07-2009, 15:34
I assure all of you that I have not used the editor on this game at all.

@Tenthreeleader: I think there is one but it stopped rolling a while ago.

It's not that big a deal though but aannoying I have to play the same game for the 3rd time now.

NotWordsButDeeds
28-07-2009, 16:38
I'm quite sure I had a few with 09, before installing an editor or using the in-game one, but my memory may be failing me :o

crouchaldinho
28-07-2009, 19:00
I've had two issues with my FM09 save and I've never used an editor. Sometimes the save can just become corrupt.

Someone mentioned on these forums that an issue can occur if you save the game, exit and immediately put your laptop on standby or shutdown. Also, there can be issues if the hard drive on your computer becomes fragmented.

Have you run defrag on your computer recently Sax?
C.

DodgeeD
28-07-2009, 22:30
By the way guys, there is a 'rate this thread' feature available in the forum. I think we should make use of it so newcomers can get a good impression of where to look for inspiration before starting their own threads. ;)

I've rated the threads I'm subscribed too already but I believe several ratings are required before the stars show up on the main page.

crouchaldinho
28-07-2009, 22:44
I'll get rating straight away. :D

dafuge
28-07-2009, 22:56
By the way guys, there is a 'rate this thread' feature available in the forum. I think we should make use of it so newcomers can get a good impression of where to look for inspiration before starting their own threads. ;)

I've rated the threads I'm subscribed too already but I believe several ratings are required before the stars show up on the main page.

Great point that, thread ratings are really useful in a forum like this :thup:

Get rating people :)

NotWordsButDeeds
28-07-2009, 23:07
That's something I never think of doing, but I'm off to rate now :thup:

Cardiovascular
28-07-2009, 23:09
Great point that, thread ratings are really useful in a forum like this :thup:

Get rating people :)

Subtle hint at "I want full ratings" there, I can see it! :D

dafuge
28-07-2009, 23:12
Subtle hint at "I want full ratings" there, I can see it! :D

Was it that obvious? :( ;)

NotWordsButDeeds
29-07-2009, 01:01
I can't get into Photobucket to complete my latest update! Bloody nuisance :mad:

hamilton162
29-07-2009, 10:29
I'll start voting right away. Daf, your threads automatically get 1* ;) :p :D

Saxonaitor
29-07-2009, 12:10
So how do we get the ratings on the forum page?

hamilton162
29-07-2009, 12:33
Top of the page > Rate this Thread > Click Rating > Click Submit :thup:

Raware
29-07-2009, 12:41
How do we see the ratings?

Saxonaitor
29-07-2009, 12:43
That's what I meant actully

dafuge
29-07-2009, 12:52
They only appear after a certain number of people have voted (not sure of the number), so you won't see any just yet.

Saxonaitor
29-07-2009, 13:02
Any rough amount?

5, 10, 20, 100??

Raware
29-07-2009, 13:02
Ah ok, just wondered, thanks for the quick response dafuge :thup:

dafuge
29-07-2009, 13:12
Any rough amount?

5, 10, 20, 100??

I think it is something like 10-20.

Saxonaitor
29-07-2009, 13:19
Allright then

I have to warn you guys though: I'm a tough voter (Think of me as slighty less Simon Cowell):D

So most will be getting 3 or 4 stars

Saxonaitor
29-07-2009, 14:35
Another Question!!



Would anyone be interested in a Fantasy Football League for this forum?? I would make the thread but not sure if it is evan allowed here? Mods that latter part. I know it isn't a career but it could be made a stickie. It's anice community bonding thing really. GD and OTF have them now and I was wondering whether w should have one.

Anyone want this??


http://fantasy.premierleague.com/

AcidBurn
29-07-2009, 16:07
Is the telegraph one free?

If not I would recommend using a free one as more people will be interested in it then.

Saxonaitor
29-07-2009, 16:14
Telegraph is free :D

As said GD and OTF have similar things. Are you in AcidBurn?

PaulHartman71
29-07-2009, 16:16
didn't know telegraph was free, last time I played FF on the telegraph it was about 4 quid a team.

Spleen!
29-07-2009, 16:19
Telegraph FF isn't free, 6 per team I believe.

Saxonaitor
29-07-2009, 16:28
My bad sorry. Got confused site is here http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ This one is free


Is this a popular idea?? I can set it up here if you guys want

Purefun
29-07-2009, 20:27
My bad sorry. Got confused site is here http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ This one is free


Is this a popular idea?? I can set it up here if you guys want

Its a nice idea mate but lets focuss on just the career threads this year. :)

Next year we can see if one is needed. Just use the GD one this year. :thup:

Saxonaitor
30-07-2009, 09:07
Alright then tbh I didnt think it would happen anyway

PaulHartman71
30-07-2009, 11:35
I don't think it's an unreasonable idea, FMS, GD, CSE and the Football Forum all have their own separate one.

Saxonaitor
30-07-2009, 13:13
True I suppose Already there 30+ Threads on here, enough to start one

Spleen!
30-07-2009, 13:42
I don't see any harm in it, you can join 15 private leagues I think so we may as well have 1 more to join.

Purefun
30-07-2009, 14:04
Alright then tbh I didnt think it would happen anyway


I don't think it's an unreasonable idea, FMS, GD, CSE and the Football Forum all have their own separate one.


True I suppose Already there 30+ Threads on here, enough to start one


I don't see any harm in it, you can join 15 private leagues I think so we may as well have 1 more to join.

Guys this forum is what a month old or so, lets just focuss on the forum this season. Next season we can have one.

You could easely join in those other forums. :) I did the same.

TH23
30-07-2009, 17:22
I would really enjoy making one of these updates threads. I'm new to Football Manager, i bought Football Manager 2008 last year and loved it and have only recently bought this years game. I might start one later tonight, it will be with my home team so i have no chance of losing motivation and quitting it early.

crouchaldinho
31-07-2009, 13:24
Guys, what's best to use for hosting images?

I think I've used ImageShack in the past, without having a user account or anything. Will the pictures be there for a long time or are they deleted after a set period?

What's the best way to do it? Can anyone help?

Cheers,
C.

dafuge
31-07-2009, 13:34
I use photobucket which is pretty good, makes posting the links nice and easy.

crouchaldinho
31-07-2009, 13:47
Thanks dafuge. I'm hoping to create a career thread at some point and I'll probably be doing it in your kind of style (i.e. more links, less text). :thup:

I'll give photobucket a go and see how I get on. :)

Thanks,
C.

Raware
31-07-2009, 13:55
I use photobucket too and find that easy to use.

hamilton162
31-07-2009, 13:58
I find Imageshack easier to use as my internet doesn't like Photobucket :(

Purefun
31-07-2009, 14:03
Photobucket for me.

AcidBurn
31-07-2009, 14:49
I use photobucket for pictures that I want to keep and look back on in the future and I use imageshack to post one off pics.

hamilton162
31-07-2009, 17:24
Photobucket has decided that it likes my new internet browser, so i can use it again :D

Saxonaitor
01-08-2009, 03:48
Imageshack for me

Ridleys
01-08-2009, 05:07
I use photobucket.

I also use this thing called Screenshot Pilot to take screenshots. I recommend it to anyone who takes a lot of screenshots for their updates. :)

Purefun
01-08-2009, 07:40
Screenshot Pilot, never heard of that!

Ridleys
01-08-2009, 13:57
Here is a download link (http://download.cnet.com/Screenshot-Pilot/3000-2192_4-52217.html)

Basically it lets you take screenshots in a number of different ways, which are:

Multiple this will take a screenshot of the Active Window, the Full Screen and the Window under Cursor (I don't know what this one means)
Area this allows you to take a screenshot of an area of your active window (below the Screenshot Pilto window), for an example of this check my Fat Brazilian thread and look at the screenshots I take for the fixtures played each month.
Object this is a strange one. Once you've pressed Start Capture (or F11 on your keyboard) you then move your mouse around the screen and click on the object you want to take a screenshot of.
Active Window this takes a screenshot of the active window, below Screenshot Pilot.
Screen this takes a screenshot of the whole screen.
Client this takes a screenshot of the active client, below Screenshot Pilot.
Window Under Cursor this Captures the window located under mouse cursor.
Menu Under Cursor this Captures the menu located under mouse cursor.

Saxonaitor
01-08-2009, 14:08
Can I just say to all here that I have begun rating threads. Basically if I view a thread I rate it. If others could do a similar thing it would be appreiciated i'm sure. It will be nice when new users come on a can see what threads have been voted the best basically.

hamilton162
01-08-2009, 16:55
I've voted for all of the ones that i follow, just a matter of time before they appear. It's 10 votes to make the rating appear btw dafuge :thup:

Purefun
01-08-2009, 17:08
Thx Ridley. :thup:

NotWordsButDeeds
02-08-2009, 12:54
It seems that careers in Britain are the ones most closely followed. Maybe that's to be expected though. I thought a save overseas might have been interesting to people, but I'm a little disappointed with the lack of feedback (especially as I won the cup in the first year! :cool:). Or maybe that's down to my style/content! LOL.

With that in mind I may change the layout of my thread to see if it's more appealing. Either that or keep that save as a personal game (I'm enjoying playing it).

The reason for me thinking on this is I'm getting a new laptop this week and I have in mind a British save to play on that, as well as my Brazilian one on the desktop - but I'd only update one thread. And with British threads being most popular it just makes sense to make it that one.

Lastly, a well done to everyone here for the work (even though it's enjoyable) they put in on their threads. The community/forum is gaining a nice momentum without being overrun.

Good luck on your saves :thup:

Saxonaitor
02-08-2009, 13:18
That is quite a true statement. GBR threads are probably more popular because people can relate with players etc. Although some (like Raware's) is probably due to the time and effort put into it.

btw I'm not getting to many comments on mine.

Saxonaitor
02-08-2009, 13:21
May I direct attention to the poll I have set up on GD http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=140404

This is quite interesting, the majority don't know this place exists

Purefun
02-08-2009, 13:22
I'll be doing a "foreign" save but you have to wait till FM10 though. Overplayed yet again. I never do an English save tbh.

Raware
02-08-2009, 14:49
It seems that careers in Britain are the ones most closely followed. Maybe that's to be expected though. I thought a save overseas might have been interesting to people, but I'm a little disappointed with the lack of feedback (especially as I won the cup in the first year! :cool:). Or maybe that's down to my style/content! LOL.

With that in mind I may change the layout of my thread to see if it's more appealing. Either that or keep that save as a personal game (I'm enjoying playing it).

The reason for me thinking on this is I'm getting a new laptop this week and I have in mind a British save to play on that, as well as my Brazilian one on the desktop - but I'd only update one thread. And with British threads being most popular it just makes sense to make it that one.

Lastly, a well done to everyone here for the work (even though it's enjoyable) they put in on their threads. The community/forum is gaining a nice momentum without being overrun.

Good luck on your saves :thup:

I actually enjoy following the foreign threads. Like your's...i've never played in Brazil and am 'a little' unfamiliar with the set up there. Reading your's gives me more insight into that league and certainly gives me motivation for maybe starting a game in Brazil on FM10.


That is quite a true statement. GBR threads are probably more popular because people can relate with players etc. Although some (like Raware's) is probably due to the time and effort put into it.

btw I'm not getting to many comments on mine.

I'm actually thinking of changing my update style as a few people now have said that it doesn't offer enough information about my game. I thought it did, but from some responses it obviously doesn't. Not sure yet.

Cardiovascular
02-08-2009, 21:25
Now, don't get me wrong, I know reloading to win is wrong, however I want to know if it is 'alright' so to speak in this instance. I beat Rangers 2-1 (again, 10-3! :D) on the last day of the season, however FM stopped working. No crash, just stopped working and had to close. Really p*ssed off about this as it could've meant a higher spot. So, is it classed as cheating in this case? I'm not sure if I plan to do it or no.

AcidBurn
02-08-2009, 21:45
I am not sure really if you had lost then the game stopped working would you reload until you lost again or accept a win?

Personally I dont think its cheating at all.

Cardiovascular
02-08-2009, 21:48
It doesn't matter, I'll just knock the save back up and hope for the best.

crouchaldinho
02-08-2009, 21:53
Now, don't get me wrong, I know reloading to win is wrong, however I want to know if it is 'alright' so to speak in this instance. I beat Rangers 2-1 (again, 10-3!) on the last day of the season, however FM stopped working. No crash, just stopped working and had to close. Really p*ssed off about this as it could've meant a higher spot. So, is it classed as cheating in this case? I'm not sure if I plan to do it or no.

It is never okay to reload! Never! :mad:

Quite frankly, I'm shocked you'd even think of it. :eek: <--- see! ;)

It doesn't matter if you get a power cut, or a corrupt game, or whatever else befalls you, you must not reload.

Whatever games (and points) you lost have gone forever and, as far as I am concerned, you have to play them again and accept the result, even if you end up losing a game you won.

That's the proper way to deal with it. So now you know. :D

Obviously, I totally understand your frustration, but you must be strong!

The last time I got a corrupt save and lost some progress, I managed to turn a 1-0 loss against AFC Wimbledon into a 3-0 win and I felt extremely guilty. I almost replayed it for a loss but I remembered the code. The previous result had gone and I had to accept whatever I was given this time around. That's the end of it.

If you reload, you'll potentially ruin your save because at the end of the season you'll be thinking about those points that you shouldn't (or should) have had if you had been honest and played on. Trust me. Don't do it!

Regards
C.

Cardiovascular
02-08-2009, 21:59
I didn't C, it's alright. :D You can calm down now ;)

crouchaldinho
02-08-2009, 22:02
*deep sigh of relief*

Phew. :D

That was a close call. You did the right thing Cardio. :thup:

Sincerely yours,
C.

dafuge
04-08-2009, 00:44
It is never okay to reload! Never! :mad:

Quite frankly, I'm shocked you'd even think of it. :eek: <--- see! ;)

It doesn't matter if you get a power cut, or a corrupt game, or whatever else befalls you, you must not reload.

Whatever games (and points) you lost have gone forever and, as far as I am concerned, you have to play them again and accept the result, even if you end up losing a game you won.

That's the proper way to deal with it. So now you know. :D

Obviously, I totally understand your frustration, but you must be strong!

The last time I got a corrupt save and lost some progress, I managed to turn a 1-0 loss against AFC Wimbledon into a 3-0 win and I felt extremely guilty. I almost replayed it for a loss but I remembered the code. The previous result had gone and I had to accept whatever I was given this time around. That's the end of it.

If you reload, you'll potentially ruin your save because at the end of the season you'll be thinking about those points that you shouldn't (or should) have had if you had been honest and played on. Trust me. Don't do it!

Regards
C.

I don't think I've ever been in the situation where I've lost games and needed to reload, but I think if it happened to me in a playoff final and it turned a win into a loss, I'd be reloading.

WH
04-08-2009, 02:04
If you lose, you could always go and poke a fork into your fuse box. That would probably cause another power cut then you would have to play the game again. ;)

Raware
04-08-2009, 02:20
I know off topic is discouraged and certain people have 'views' about this forum being a place of 'backslapping and well done's' (which is not at all what this forum is about), and i more than anybody are not bothered about post views/counts, (i've been a member of these boards for 5 years and only have 770 posts so that says something) but can i just say thanks to the people who have voted on my thread :thup: It's nice to know that people enjoy reading about my experiences on FM and enjoy the way i portray that in my updates. :thup:

NotWordsButDeeds
04-08-2009, 11:47
If you lose, you could always go and poke a fork into your fuse box. That would probably cause another power cut then you would have to play the game again. ;)

Man!............you take your gaming waaaaaaay too seriously :eek: LOL

ChrisNUFC
04-08-2009, 16:24
So where do I post if I want to post a career game (starting unemployed to whatever) but told as a story rather then bullet point updates or whatever?

dafuge
04-08-2009, 16:42
So where do I post if I want to post a career game (starting unemployed to whatever) but told as a story rather then bullet point updates or whatever?

If it meets all the criteria then it should be posted in FM Stories (http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php?f=22).

Cougar2010
04-08-2009, 16:49
So where do I post if I want to post a career game (starting unemployed to whatever) but told as a story rather then bullet point updates or whatever?

If it includes characters & storyline like a novel the FMS forum.

If its a general update to tell everyone about your save in here although I think some of the threads in FMS are in a diary style.

ChrisNUFC
04-08-2009, 16:59
If it includes characters & storyline like a novel the FMS forum.

If its a general update to tell everyone about your save in here although I think some of the threads in FMS are in a diary style.

Perfect answer, thanks. It'll be an update of the game, but expanded more then just a bullet points like a diary, so I'll post it in here.

EDIT: Actually, what I'm thinking of seems to flicker between the two, so I'll just post it stories since its following the manager throughout his career told as if an Autobiography.

DodgeeD
04-08-2009, 21:35
I know off topic is discouraged and certain people have 'views' about this forum being a place of 'backslapping and well done's' (which is not at all what this forum is about), and i more than anybody are not bothered about post views/counts, (i've been a member of these boards for 5 years and only have 770 posts so that says something) but can i just say thanks to the people who have voted on my thread :thup: It's nice to know that people enjoy reading about my experiences on FM and enjoy the way i portray that in my updates. :thup:
I just noticed that your thread is the first to appear with a rating. Well deserved imo for the effort you've put in. :thup:

SCIAG
07-08-2009, 12:11
Is there going to be any firm guidelines drawn up for whether something should be in here or FMS?

About 20% of the threads in here (at a guess, I haven't read every single thread) are basically just stories shoved into a program that turns them into a newspaper and a print screen posted. Currently, as the only criteria we have are "no images and detail", we get cases like this.

IMO, we should have criteria like these:

1. If images are deemed essential to the progress of the thread, or screenshots are going to be linked to regularly, it's a career.
2. If the updates are more than just facts, it's a story. It doesn't need a multi-layered, Bafta winning plot (there seems to be a perception that all stories in FMS are publishable! Most don't even have a "storyline") but it does need to have flesh. Threads like Cougar's would be accepted happily in FMS- in fact, I think Cougar would have a chance of the "Best International Management Story" award if he had posted it in FMS.

Cougar2010
07-08-2009, 12:26
Is there going to be any firm guidelines drawn up for whether something should be in here or FMS?

About 20% of the threads in here (at a guess, I haven't read every single thread) are basically just stories shoved into a program that turns them into a newspaper and a print screen posted. Currently, as the only criteria we have are "no images and detail", we get cases like this.

IMO, we should have criteria like these:

1. If images are deemed essential to the progress of the thread, or screenshots are going to be linked to regularly, it's a career.
2. If the updates are more than just facts, it's a story. It doesn't need a multi-layered, Bafta winning plot (there seems to be a perception that all stories in FMS are publishable! Most don't even have a "storyline") but it does need to have flesh. Threads like Cougar's would be accepted happily in FMS- in fact, I think Cougar would have a chance of the "Best International Management Story" award if he had posted it in FMS.


That actually really surprises me SCIAG as I was one of the advocates for starting this forum.

I've posted occasionally in FMS before with a story background but I was definately under the impression that my thread here does not fit in with the "style" of the FMS forum.

dafuge
07-08-2009, 13:14
Is there going to be any firm guidelines drawn up for whether something should be in here or FMS?

About 20% of the threads in here (at a guess, I haven't read every single thread) are basically just stories shoved into a program that turns them into a newspaper and a print screen posted. Currently, as the only criteria we have are "no images and detail", we get cases like this.

IMO, we should have criteria like these:

1. If images are deemed essential to the progress of the thread, or screenshots are going to be linked to regularly, it's a career.
2. If the updates are more than just facts, it's a story. It doesn't need a multi-layered, Bafta winning plot (there seems to be a perception that all stories in FMS are publishable! Most don't even have a "storyline") but it does need to have flesh. Threads like Cougar's would be accepted happily in FMS- in fact, I think Cougar would have a chance of the "Best International Management Story" award if he had posted it in FMS.

I discussed this with the FMS mods when this forum first opened and I think that the moderators of both forums are quite happy to allow people to choose between the two forums based not only on the FMS guidelines, but also on the ethos (what is the plural of ethos anyway?) of the two forums.

If anyone wants their thread moved to FMS (or vice-versa), they just have to ask.

ChrisNUFC
07-08-2009, 13:57
Personally, I see very little difference between the two forums, and only find myself getting confused as to which one I'm suppose to post into.

dafuge
07-08-2009, 14:31
Personally, I see very little difference between the two forums, and only find myself getting confused as to which one I'm suppose to post into.

If you are not sure of the difference between the two forums and you are going to be keeping to the FMS guidelines then I would recommend that you post in FMS.

This forum is supposed to be an alternative for anyone who wants something a bit different to FMS, a sort of 'feeder forum'. I'm sure we'll get a few people moving from here to FMS in time.

SCIAG
07-08-2009, 16:07
That makes sense and is a good policy. :thup:

Of course, you've then got to take into account that some threads would only be accepted here (i.e. those which are reliant on images or screenshots, or those which are basically season summaries).

dafuge
07-08-2009, 16:26
That makes sense and is a good policy. :thup:

Of course, you've then got to take into account that some threads would only be accepted here (i.e. those which are reliant on images or screenshots, or those which are basically season summaries).

Of course. The reason this forum came about was because people wanted to post in a style that was not allowed in FMS, I wasn't really expecting people to post 'FMS-style' threads in here since they could already do that.

tenthreeleader
07-08-2009, 18:17
That actually really surprises me SCIAG as I was one of the advocates for starting this forum.

I've posted occasionally in FMS before with a story background but I was definately under the impression that my thread here does not fit in with the "style" of the FMS forum.

Cougar, your current thread would fit in just fine in FMS. Just look at Mark Wilson 27's stuff and you'll see what I mean. You take time, you write a good summary and you keep your account of your gameplay moving.

Raware
08-08-2009, 10:15
About 20% of the threads in here (at a guess, I haven't read every single thread) are basically just stories shoved into a program that turns them into a newspaper and a print screen posted. Currently, as the only criteria we have are "no images and detail", we get cases like this.

I would like to say that it takes a little more effort than simply shoving it into a program that turns it into a newspaper. The programs i use are Illustrator and Photoshop and require a lot of effort to produce the format in which i produce. There is no 'magic button' to produce newspapers.

m1234566778
09-08-2009, 17:19
Can you do start a Career Update thread even if you can't post screen shots?

dafuge
09-08-2009, 17:27
Can you do start a Career Update thread even if you can't post screen shots?

Yes, although why can't you post screenshots?

hamilton162
09-08-2009, 17:30
Everyone can. Go to the Options Menu and press "Print Screen". The screenshot will then appear in .png format in:

My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\screenshots :thup:

Elrithral
11-08-2009, 14:31
Everyone can. Go to the Options Menu and press "Print Screen". The screenshot will then appear in .png format in:

My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\screenshots :thup:

No need to go to options, press Alt+F9 and they turn up in the same folder.

Micado
14-08-2009, 13:29
What's the best way to do it? Can anyone help?

Cheers,
C.
I use irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com/), just use CTRL + PrtSc and past in a empty doc of ifrnmaview, then you can cut, expand etc and save in each format you want and is free ware. Or use Gadwin screen capture (http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/), use the PrtSc button to activate ans with some default setting it can do wonders (use them both for my work), but if you use them for private reasons they are freeware.

PS> just found out there is a career forum :thup:, never knew that..

Saxonaitor
14-08-2009, 14:34
PS> just found out there is a career forum , never knew that..

Then Welcome.. :D

PaulHartman71
17-08-2009, 00:12
I presume this is one of the main points of debate about this forum and FMS, even though this is a 'career update' I can see some people posting there 'stories' over here, because they want to put things like screenshots or pictures in it.

m1234566778
17-08-2009, 08:38
Thinking about starting a career updates thread with a new save, the MK Dons. I won't be including screenshots though, well not straight away because the Internet on the laptop I play FM is broken.

dafuge
17-08-2009, 09:10
I presume this is one of the main points of debate about this forum and FMS, even though this is a 'career update' I can see some people posting there 'stories' over here, because they want to put things like screenshots or pictures in it.

I that is one of the main differences. Take mine (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?p=3712254#post3712254) as an example, the screenshots are really telling the story there, without them it would be a bit meaningless.

Scoham
17-08-2009, 18:42
Only just noticed this forum, and it's been here over a month!

jackripper
23-08-2009, 21:10
would it be better to start LLM or could you start one in say Prem????

dafuge
23-08-2009, 21:26
would it be better to start LLM or could you start one in say Prem????

For this forum you can start at any team in any league you like, there are no restrictions.

owen10ozzy
26-08-2009, 17:41
Ok going to start a story/update with Cromscotts latest update but i want too allow the community to decide who i should start with. The choices are as follows:

(1) Sunderland: A club with all the sources to become big, including money. Now they just need a manager to get them their.
(2) Newcastle United: The 'too big a team to go down' has, well gone down. The challenge is not only too return them to the premiership but actually win some honours to get them that 'big team' tag that all but passionate geordies feel is a sham.
(3) Leeds United: Success in the 60's and 70's returned in the late 90's and early 00's but this time cursed with an immediate downfall of gigantic disaster. Can they become and force to be reckoned with again and this time on the back of sound finances.
(4) Rangers: One of the big 2 in scotland, Rangers have failed to replicate their 90's success during the last 10 years. Often in the shadow of Celtic the last 2 years have seen a UEFA Cup final and the title return but can they challenge the elite of europe on a regular basis.
(5) Aberdeen: It seems that success left the Dons when Alex Ferguson departed and it has never really found its way back to Pittadore. A small ground and average facilities wont make it easy to return them to their former glory, but what a story it would be if they did.
(6) Lazio: Although they have enjoyed success in Seria A recent seasons have been rather a dissapointment, bar the 3rd pace finish in 07. They once looked like they could be a major force for years to come from 95-99 but financial woes put paid to that and they quickly became a selling club to the big 4. The foundations are there to see them rise to the top once more.

So let the voting begin...who do you want to see glory come too?

ssestig
26-08-2009, 17:50
Aberdeen then :D

dafuge
26-08-2009, 18:09
How many seasons are you planning on playing?

owen10ozzy
26-08-2009, 18:19
Im just going to role with it; if there is enjoyment in the game then it will continue to be played. I may even manage to restore all of them to their former glory!

dafuge
26-08-2009, 18:21
I'd probably go with Leeds then, the first season should be interesting.

Cardiovascular
26-08-2009, 18:22
owen, I must say don't 'roll with it' because lack of wins will mean lack of motivation and you'll ditch the save. Play a few seasons before updating (even one season) because it saves the forum getting clogged with unfinished threads.

owen10ozzy
26-08-2009, 18:39
Wether Im winning or losing I always have the motivation, what better motivation is there than winning fans and the board over when your job is on the line. But dont panic, I will do a season before any updates. And who do you think I should go?

Cardiovascular
26-08-2009, 19:25
A completely non-biased view of Aberdeen.

Purefun
26-08-2009, 19:36
None of the ones you mentioned, why always those english teams!!

Go with a team like Sint-Truiden (STVV) in Belgium, smallish stadium, not a lot of money, some quality and a stupid chairman.

Or Sparta Rotterdam in Holland or Karlsruhe in Germany or Xerez in Spain. Those are challenges.

owen10ozzy
26-08-2009, 19:44
Because going Man Utd etc is too easy. Also i believe more people will follow a career if it is with a club they are familiar with. There was no mention of me wanting to play as these clubs because of me wanting a challenge (although I dont want it to be simple) rather I chose these teams because of their history an tradition as clubs. Hopefully that answers your doubts.

Purefun
26-08-2009, 21:54
Don't have doubts mate.

DodgeeD
30-08-2009, 15:05
Just had an idea about this forum today: in order to get more in-thread discussion going, should we have some threads that are open for multiple users to post in? For example, we could have a Premier League thread for those who focus their careers there, a European thread, an international management thread etc.

I'm not suggesting this as a replacement for any existing threads as many of the current threads are fun to follow. This might just provide a place for people who find the prospect of opening their own thread a bit duanting to go and may give more encouragement to people who would otherwise think 'why is nobody commenting in my thread?'. Thoughts?

Saxonaitor
01-09-2009, 12:09
Probably not the best idea in my view.

I think majority of people would just like to post their own thread, but I may be wrong

Saxonaitor
28-09-2009, 15:52
I have to say that I am proud that already this forum has grown into somthing special since it's uprising..

We have had the privielge of many great career storys like some of the top of my head include Nep's Knockbreda save, Raware's Hong Kong with Love, WH's Best of British and Hamilton162's Other Side of Manchester. :thup:

It already seems like forever ago when this forum was gaining support on GD.

PaulHartman71
28-09-2009, 16:03
I agree, it has made it a lot easier to read fantastic threads like Nep's, Raware's, WH's, DodgeeD's and Dafuge's which would otherwise be impossible due to the fact the individual updates would be spread around the a certain thread.

DodgeeD
28-09-2009, 17:15
Agreed. I think I'll be spending more time here with FM10 than on CSE. ;)

hamilton162
28-09-2009, 17:58
I have to say that I am proud that already this forum has grown into somthing special since it's uprising..

We have had the privielge of many great career storys like some of the top of my head include Nep's Knockbreda save, Raware's Hong Kong with Love, WH's Best of British and Hamilton162's Other Side of Manchester. :thup:

It already seems like forever ago when this forum was gaining support on GD.

Cheers for the mention Saxonaitor :thup: I'd agree that this forum has become something good since it's formation as it allows users to showcase their careers without the updates being scattered around the threads in CSE :) It's also now easier to follow one career that doensn't follow the challenges in CSE, such as Raware's 4 fantastic threads :thup:

lollujo
28-09-2009, 19:48
I've never ventured onto CSE before (although I've followed some links there from here over the last couple of days). For me this provides all the positives of what I was getting from LLM - like minded gamers discussing career games, without any of the negatives. This is definately my new home on the SI forums.

rancer890
28-09-2009, 19:57
Agreed. I think I'll be spending more time here with FM10 than on CSE. ;)

WHS:thup:;)

With my new laptop + Windows 7, I hope I can have a truly global career game, with new leagues. :)

DodgeeD
28-09-2009, 20:57
WHS:thup:;)

With my new laptop + Windows 7, I hope I can have a truly global career game, with new leagues. :)
With my old laptop, I'll have to wait and see what I can get out of FM10 (midly optomistic though as Miles Jacobson said in the podcast a lot of work had been done on making the game run smoothly and process faster on all machines). Hopefully, I'll be able to run a combination of the big leagues, my favourite leagues from previous versions and a couple of places I've never managed in before. :)

iacovone
28-09-2009, 21:50
:thup: from me on this forum. Just a question - how do my updates read for you guys? In comparison to some of the others mentioned above that are in 'end of season report' format. For those that don't know my career is here (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=145854) and I've done my updates sporadically, as and when I've felt the need. Though lately these have been monthly updates!

Anyway thoughts would be appreciated :thup:

PaulHartman71
28-09-2009, 21:58
iacovone: I haven't read all of it yet but from the first few posts it seems to be a nice and enjoyable format, which makes it interesting and I will definitely be reading more! I don't think it would appeal to the casual reader who perhaps doesn't necessarily read the updates, but merely looks at the 'statistics'.

rancer890
28-09-2009, 21:59
:thup: from me on this forum. Just a question - how do my updates read for you guys? In comparison to some of the others mentioned above that are in 'end of season report' format. For those that don't know my career is here (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=145854) and I've done my updates sporadically, as and when I've felt the need. Though lately these have been monthly updates!

Anyway thoughts would be appreciated :thup:

Needs more pictures. :p

iacovone
28-09-2009, 22:53
Yeah thanks chaps, think I've just been a bit lazy with the lack of screenshots - a possible downside of my sporadic posting :embarrassed:

Raware
29-09-2009, 02:39
I have to say that I am proud that already this forum has grown into somthing special since it's uprising..

We have had the privielge of many great career storys like some of the top of my head include Nep's Knockbreda save, Raware's Hong Kong with Love, WH's Best of British and Hamilton162's Other Side of Manchester.

It already seems like forever ago when this forum was gaining support on GD.


I agree, it has made it a lot easier to read fantastic threads like Nep's, Raware's, WH's, DodgeeD's and Dafuge's which would otherwise be impossible due to the fact the individual updates would be spread around the a certain thread.


Cheers for the mention Saxonaitor I'd agree that this forum has become something good since it's formation as it allows users to showcase their careers without the updates being scattered around the threads in CSE. It's also now easier to follow one career that doensn't follow the challenges in CSE, such as Raware's 4 fantastic threads


I've never ventured onto CSE before (although I've followed some links there from here over the last couple of days). For me this provides all the positives of what I was getting from LLM - like minded gamers discussing career games, without any of the negatives. This is definately my new home on the SI forums.

Just wanted to say I agree with all you guys :thup: (and thanks for the mention on my thrreads:D). I'm delighted at the response this forum has got and the threads are making great reads. I actually check this out before any of my emails first thing in the morning now! :D


:thup: from me on this forum. Just a question - how do my updates read for you guys? In comparison to some of the others mentioned above that are in 'end of season report' format. For those that don't know my career is here (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=145854) and I've done my updates sporadically, as and when I've felt the need. Though lately these have been monthly updates!

Anyway thoughts would be appreciated

I'm enjoying the read iacovone but as said, probably could do with a few more screen shots.

MeLikeFM
29-09-2009, 21:33
Anecdote thread anyone ????

iacovone
29-09-2009, 23:30
What's an anecdote thread? :confused:

Cardiovascular
30-09-2009, 20:23
one post memories, ie. a little story about a player that won't take up a 3 page thread.

JackJameson
01-10-2009, 05:11
Thank you si, first ever post in this forum!

me tooo, first post... i'm in 1038 :D Fiorentina ever since i begin in 2008... "What are humans?" are my adiectedness rating xD


42 days...


80 cups win

JackJameson
01-10-2009, 05:12
i'm in 1038 Fiorentina ever since i begin in 2008... "What are humans?" are my adiectedness rating xD


42 days...


80 cups win

Saxonaitor
01-10-2009, 05:34
You going to turn this into a career JackJameson?

and Welcome to the Forums :thup:

MeLikeFM
01-10-2009, 21:52
What's an anecdote thread? :confused:

One post about a career instead of a whole thread.

This place is perfect for one IMO

ToMexico!!
02-10-2009, 15:26
I am back after 2months of no internet as i moved into a flat with my gf. Still been playing FM, including saves with Horsham, Lubeck, Calais and a Singapore team. I'm looking to get back into a decent save that i can update in this forum and i've downloaded a created database where the Faroe Islands have been added instead of the Peruvian leagues. What are peoples views on making updates on a save in here with a Faroese team?

dafuge
02-10-2009, 15:49
What are peoples views on making updates on a save in here with a Faroese team?

Go for it :thup:

This forum has no restrictions on edited databases or even using 'cheat' utilities. As long as you mention it in your opening post so people know what is going on then it's not a problem.

jackripper
06-10-2009, 08:21
Right on Fm10 when its released im going to start a LLM type career which will hopefuly take me to the top. And well what would you say is the best way in writing up about it> Say play a month or two then right about it and post as an update or type it up on word then post as one? As your the ones hopefully going to be reading it i thought id ask.

lollujo
06-10-2009, 18:23
I would say it depends on how often you can post and keep it interesting. If I posted more than once a season, I wouldn't be able to think of anything to say! Whereas some of the guys on here can write really good threads updating after every match. It's down to personal preference really, just keep it interesting!

dafuge
06-10-2009, 19:06
Right on Fm10 when its released im going to start a LLM type career which will hopefuly take me to the top. And well what would you say is the best way in writing up about it> Say play a month or two then right about it and post as an update or type it up on word then post as one? As your the ones hopefully going to be reading it i thought id ask.

Personally I keep it down to season reviews and major stories like job moves, stadium expansions etc. In my opinion, you should restrict yourself to the stuff people will be interested in since this forum is more about what is going on in your game than the writing style. I doubt that many people would be interested in constant monthly updates with every match result in them.

jackripper
07-10-2009, 09:32
okay cheers for the response guys.

MeLikeFM
07-10-2009, 13:29
So daf what do you think of the anecdote thread.

Im sure there are loads of people who would use that, I would.

dafuge
11-10-2009, 11:31
So daf what do you think of the anecdote thread.

Im sure there are loads of people who would use that, I would.

I've opened one, so we'll see how it goes.

If there are any suggestions for a better title or opening post, just let me know.

MeLikeFM
11-10-2009, 16:17
I've opened one, so we'll see how it goes.

If there are any suggestions for a better title or opening post, just let me know.

Na, its a one post summary of your career, thanks for setting it up.:D

tenthreeleader
14-10-2009, 18:26
We interrupt this discussion for a friendly word from your cousins at FMS. :D

There was talk at one point about awards for this forum, after you get your feet on the ground a bit. To show you how we do it, you're invited to the 2009 FMS Awards Extravaganza, Beach Party and Clam Bake, to be held in our part of the forums on Sunday, 25th October beginning at or about 8:00 p.m. GMT.

(Okay, maybe not those last two ....)

Carry on!

dafuge
14-10-2009, 18:35
Thanks, I may pop in and take a look :thup:

MeLikeFM
14-10-2009, 18:41
Deadly.

Im predicting a deluge of new threads to coincide with the new game.

lollujo
14-10-2009, 19:01
Deadly.

Im predicting a deluge of new threads to coincide with the new game.

I'm still not sure what to do come release day. I'm really enjoying my current save, but at the same time I'm itching to get a new one going with Corby Town now they're in the BSN. I may run both for a while and see how it pans out.

dafuge
14-10-2009, 19:05
I'm still not sure what to do come release day. I'm really enjoying my current save, but at the same time I'm itching to get a new one going with Corby Town now they're in the BSN. I may run both for a while and see how it pans out.

I'll be starting a new game on release day for my challenge with the aim of playing it for the entire year. Should be good to have a thread start in here rather than just transferring a load of it from elsewhere.

lollujo
14-10-2009, 19:17
I'll be starting a new game on release day for my challenge with the aim of playing it for the entire year. Should be good to have a thread start in here rather than just transferring a load of it from elsewhere.

I'd really like to just have the one save all year this time around. I've only had the 2 on FM09, which is far fewer than I've ever had in the past, but I have visions of starting with Corby on release day and that being my only save.

dafuge
14-10-2009, 19:23
I'd really like to just have the one save all year this time around. I've only had the 2 on FM09, which is far fewer than I've ever had in the past, but I have visions of starting with Corby on release day and that being my only save.

I think I may have done it with FM09 had my laptop not died. Instead I had three, all of which you can read about in this forum.

Cardiovascular
15-10-2009, 01:33
I really want to complete dafuge's challenge and keep up with it this year.

rancer890
15-10-2009, 04:44
I'll probably stick in my FM09 save, considering that I won't get FM10 till Christmas (or somewhere around that date, after uni exams). :)

jackripper
15-10-2009, 16:39
who will people be choosing for there careers. im stuck in picking a team.

lollujo
15-10-2009, 17:19
who will people be choosing for there careers. im stuck in picking a team.

I'll be picking the nearest BSS/BSN team to my front door. In FM09 that was King's Lynn, this time around it'll be Corby Town. So I'll be starting there on launch day with a view to that being my only FM10 save.

ism-scfc
15-10-2009, 19:58
I'll do another Stockport career on here soon after release. I tried a couple for FM09 but they never really got going, but will definately do one for FM10

jackripper
15-10-2009, 21:50
imthinking wrexham as im from wales

WH
16-10-2009, 11:48
Hi Dafuge,
Is your challenge likely to be set much lower down the non league pyramid this year considering the potential with the Competition editor? Or do you expect it to continue with just the leagues in the original release?

rancer890
16-10-2009, 15:06
Hi Dafuge,
Is your challenge likely to be set much lower down the non league pyramid this year considering the potential with the Competition editor? Or do you expect it to continue with just the leagues in the original release?

He might not make any adjustments, as he stated from here (http://community.sigames.com/showpost.php?p=4012690&postcount=3389).

dafuge
16-10-2009, 17:08
Hi Dafuge,
Is your challenge likely to be set much lower down the non league pyramid this year considering the potential with the Competition editor? Or do you expect it to continue with just the leagues in the original release?

Although I haven't made a final decision, I'm fairly sure my challenge will stay as it is. That's not to say there won't be a challenge using the editor, just that I probably won't be involved in it.

Saxonaitor
17-10-2009, 16:29
I dont do what my first save shall be... An unemployed start or a Norwich save....

Thoughts?

lollujo
17-10-2009, 16:45
Unemployed with the aim of ending up at Norwich?

dafuge
17-10-2009, 16:50
I dont do what my first save shall be... An unemployed start or a Norwich save....

Thoughts?

If you are going to post in here about it then starting unemployed would probably be a more interesting read.

Cardiovascular
17-10-2009, 17:47
Norwich with the chances of being unemployed? :D

Saxonaitor
18-10-2009, 07:41
Unemployed with the aim of ending up at Norwich?

It's always been the aim.. :cool:


If you are going to post in here about it then starting unemployed would probably be a more interesting read.

Thanks for that, will proably do that anyway, currently doing a Norwich save with the demo to quell my thirst..


Norwich with the chances of being unemployed? :D

:D

TH14-TW14
20-10-2009, 19:15
who will people be choosing for there careers. im stuck in picking a team.

Lurgan Celtic (Northern Irish 2nd division)

They have the same logo as Celtic :D.

But I will be making one change:

- Putting all Northern Irish sides as Professional (well at least the Premier Division :p)

I will keep you updated with end of season reviews :)

Azeryk-
20-10-2009, 19:32
Am stuck with who to do too, got three choices as I see it:

1. Spurs
Pro - Glamourous, money to spend, no rules on Internationals
Cons - Been there, done that, lacks a good challenge

2. Dafuge's Challenge
Pro - Good community, challenging
Cons - No International mgmt, no moving clubs

3. Career Game
Pro - Can do what I want
Cons - Lacks interest from others making it boring?

dafuge
20-10-2009, 23:36
2. Dafuge's Challenge
Pro - Good community, challenging
Cons - No International mgmt, no moving clubs

You could always start doing this, then stop and start moving clubs and taking on international jobs. International management is actually allowed once you have completed the challenge, I've had a pretty good international career alongside my Dartford game.

Azeryk-
21-10-2009, 07:05
Well because I've never done International management in FM09 for some reason; it's made me more interested in doing it this time around, so I'd want to do it from the start. However it going to be a couple of weeks before I start this game due to a holiday so I'll probably change my mind and do what you done with Dartford - plus if it goes as well as last year I'll not want to move clubs :p

Purefun
21-10-2009, 07:14
Who is going to do new a career thread and with what club this FM?

I'm going to start with Lyon and hopefully will also be posting in here about it.

TheMister
21-10-2009, 13:12
I'm going to start with Lyon and hopefully will also be posting in here about it.

NO!.............there's a surprise! ;)

Honestly, good luck mate :thup:

crouchaldinho
21-10-2009, 14:58
Who is going to do new a career thread and with what club this FM?

I'm going to start with Lyon and hopefully will also be posting in here about it.

I'm hoping to get a really good save going with St. Albans City and I will certainly be posting in here about it if I do. :cool:

C.

MeLikeFM
21-10-2009, 15:13
Am stuck with who to do too, got three choices as I see it:

1. Spurs
Pro - Glamourous, money to spend, no rules on Internationals
Cons - Been there, done that, lacks a good challenge

2. Dafuge's Challenge
Pro - Good community, challenging
Cons - No International mgmt, no moving clubs

3. Career Game
Pro - Can do what I want
Cons - Lacks interest from others making it boring?

Not if you post it here.

lollujo
21-10-2009, 15:28
Who is going to do new a career thread and with what club this FM?

I'm going to start with Lyon and hopefully will also be posting in here about it.

I'll be starting a new career game with Corby Town on launch day, as well as keeping my current FM09 save going.

Saxonaitor
21-10-2009, 15:46
Who is going to do new a career thread and with what club this FM?

I'm going to start with Lyon and hopefully will also be posting in here about it.

Unemployment to Success :D

Azeryk-
21-10-2009, 21:55
True MeLikeFM ;)

I think I'll stick with Dafuge's challenge but might still post updates about it in here as well like Dafuge did with Dartford, although it depends how much time I have to do proper updates. Currently plan to start as Truro, although if the rumours about their poor reputation are true then Tonbridge Angels will be my spare choice. Hopefully I won't change my mind now although it will be around two-weeks before I can play due to holiday.

Saxonaitor
25-10-2009, 13:20
Have we had any more thought going into whether a Awards Ceremony is going to take place this year (unlikely I know) or next year?

To be honest my opinion is that we have enough careers to begin an awards night, evan if it only covers a few catagories.
eg:
Best Career
Best Writer
Best Lay Out

Rough suggestions but giving my idea on the subject..

PaulHartman71
25-10-2009, 13:28
I don't think there's much point, this forum has only been up for a few months. I can't see the point in having an Awards Ceremony for the sake of having one, I think next year around the summer is the best time for award ceremonies as the game has been out long enough and there's still enough interest in it (this is what happens in the Challenges, Sign Up and Experiments' forum).

dafuge
25-10-2009, 13:36
Have we had any more thought going into whether a Awards Ceremony is going to take place this year (unlikely I know) or next year?

This forum has only been around for a few months, I think it would be much better to give it one full year before introducing an awards ceremony.

Most of the threads in here are quite short or have been written retrospectively for games which have already been played, people haven't really had the opportunity to create brilliant career threads. A full year with FM10 will mean a whole load of new threads written 'live' from the very start, which will be a lot more interesting than what we currently have.

I think this forum is really going to pick up once the new game is released, I expect a lot more active threads than we currently have.

dafuge
25-10-2009, 13:50
Another reason for waiting is that this forum doesn't have too many people following it at the moment, there only ever seems to be 3 or 4 people viewing it. An awards ceremony really needs a much bigger user base for it to work, which we may have after FM10.

tenthreeleader
25-10-2009, 16:28
Pardon my butting in, gentlemen, but if you want a completely unsolicited opinion, you're probably a year or so away from being really ready for an awards presentation.

Just a reminder also that the FMS Awards are being presented tonight at 8:00 p.m. GMT. As a way to get your thinking started should you go down that route, here's a reminder of the awards we're giving our writers:

Best Short Story
Best Challenge Story
Best Super League / Fantasy Story
Best Story Idea
Most Missed FMSer (obviously you can't do this one yet)
FMS Hall of Fame Voting
Best International Management Story
Best "Rest of World" Story (i.e. outside Europe)
Best "Rest of Europe" Story (i.e. outside Home Nations)
Best Celtic Story (and no, that's not Old Firm - it's Ireland and Scotland)
Best English Story
Best Story Character
Funniest Story
Funniest Writer
Best Newcomer
Story of the Year
Writer of the Year
FMSer of the Year

Hope to see some of you there! Bring your blindfold ... the 'location' of this year's awards is a closely guarded secret!

ttl

CrashOverride
25-10-2009, 19:47
I'll certainly be posting in here once FM10 launches properly! Ive always taken over Liverpool until last year when I took over Southport and made it all the way to the CCC before a user malfunction when rebuilding my computer :(

Ill be off back to Haig Avenue on friday and aiming to take them all the way to the Premiership and into Europe :cool:

dafuge
25-10-2009, 20:37
Who is going to do new a career thread and with what club this FM?

I'm going to start with Lyon and hopefully will also be posting in here about it.

About time some of the other mods starting posting about their games ;)

Purefun
26-10-2009, 07:29
I'll do my best. I'll be posting but it won't look pretty probably.

dafuge
29-10-2009, 11:54
With the new game being released tomorrow I'm expecting quite a few new threads starting soon. Rather than us all putting [FM10] at the start of our titles, would people prefer it if I just add [FM09] to the start of all the old thread titles?

Raware
29-10-2009, 11:55
That would probably be better as I suspect there will more FM10 threads than FM09 threads.

DodgeeD
29-10-2009, 16:29
Hi guys,

I'm intending to spend most of my FM10 time here once my copy of the game arrives. Still debating which leagues to run... I was thinking either at least one on each continent or running leagues where English/British managers have had some success (e.g. Spain, Portugal, Italy, Holland, Turkey, Scandanavia and a few Asian ones). The only problem is I wouldn't be able to include South American leagues (unless there's an English manager I don't know about...) and I would like to go back there..

MeLikeFM
29-10-2009, 16:41
Hi guys,

I'm intending to spend most of my FM10 time here once my copy of the game arrives. Still debating which leagues to run... I was thinking either at least one on each continent or running leagues where English/British managers have had some success (e.g. Spain, Portugal, Italy, Holland, Turkey, Scandanavia and a few Asian ones). The only problem is I wouldn't be able to include South American leagues (unless there's an English manager I don't know about...) and I would like to go back there..

Im sure there is, do some research ;)

SCIAG
30-10-2009, 17:50
Do you really need to tag the game version? Does it matter?

dafuge
30-10-2009, 19:42
Do you really need to tag the game version? Does it matter?

I think so, especially since the emphasis in this forum is the game rather than the write-ups.

The FM10 games will not be tagged, so as they are started they will replace the tagged threads on the front page.

Walcott\'s Wonderkids
31-10-2009, 17:00
I might have to join you here Dodgee - I don't think I will be able to afford the time to create a sign up etc and the one thing that sometimes puts me off the small to big club challenges is the limitation of just 1 country's league, so I think my progress will be documented here.



Hopefully by the time I have the game on Tuesday some whizz kid has already processed the lower leagues of Italian Football, so I can begin on Mark 2 of The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro! :)

DodgeeD
31-10-2009, 18:09
I might have to join you here Dodgee - I don't think I will be able to afford the time to create a sign up etc and the one thing that sometimes puts me off the small to big club challenges is the limitation of just 1 country's league, so I think my progress will be documented here.



Hopefully by the time I have the game on Tuesday some whizz kid has already processed the lower leagues of Italian Football, so I can begin on Mark 2 of The Miracle of Castel Di Sangro! :)
Look forward to following your progress here WW. :thup:

My last few major saves on FM have all ended up being small to big club challenges and I haven't really had a career at more than one club since FM06 so it's about time! For now though, I'm waiting for my game to show up (stupid Turkish shopping website said they'd have it on UK release day and the shops wouldn't - turns out the reverse was true :mad:) and trying to decide which leagues to run. Right now, I'm leaning towards England, Spain and Turkey witj a few South American and Asian leagues thrown in as well.

PaulHartman71
31-10-2009, 18:17
I'm looking forward to posting my Billericay career in here, this way I can do detailed reports and not fear they'll get lost forever in dafuge's thread itself.

vivu
02-11-2009, 03:25
Rule 5 seems a bit odd, as we would like to put in a good word for nice updates (thereby KUTGW).

dafuge
02-11-2009, 18:12
Rule 5 seems a bit odd, as we would like to put in a good word for nice updates (thereby KUTGW).

It is just to prevent people 'spamming'. To be honest, as long as people are not overdoing it no one is going to complain about the odd word of encouragement, although it is better to make comments that generate discussion, like adding a question.

Mike7077
03-11-2009, 12:42
Could a mod please close and delete my Zenit thread? I've just realised I'm playing with a small database and I hate that so I'll have to start again.

Thanks.

Neji
03-11-2009, 13:19
Done Mike :thup:

Mod Requests Thread ;) (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=135645)

Mike7077
03-11-2009, 13:22
I looked for a Mod Requests Thread and didn't see one! :o

DodgeeD
03-11-2009, 14:17
At last! My copy of FM10 was waiting for me when I got home today. Installing now and having a final think about what leagues to run for my new career. :)

Walcott\'s Wonderkids
03-11-2009, 14:41
At last! My copy of FM10 was waiting for me when I got home today. Installing now and having a final think about what leagues to run for my new career. :)


Yeah got my copy of FM this afternoon on the way home from my exam this morning. Got the rest of the afternoon off from work.... oh joy! :D

MeLikeFM
03-11-2009, 16:55
Yeah got my copy of FM this afternoon on the way home from my exam this morning. Got the rest of the afternoon off from work.... oh joy! :D

I know you have been back for a while but, welcome back :D :thup:

Walcott\'s Wonderkids
03-11-2009, 23:02
I know you have been back for a while but, welcome back :D :thup:


Cheers :)

Wouldn't say I'm properly back like I used to be, but I should be posting a bit more than earlier in the year. :thup:

GreyedOutMan
04-11-2009, 20:59
Hey guys - come over and check in with my Arsenal career. Last year I had a decent thread going using forumers as Assistant Managers and it makes the game a bit more interesting. It has started, so please take a look and contribute whenever/however you can!

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=159650

GOM

PaulHartman71
04-11-2009, 21:06
I'm sure advertising in here is strictly not allowed ;)

GreyedOutMan
04-11-2009, 21:15
Surely thats exactly what it's for?! ;)

PaulHartman71
04-11-2009, 21:30
no, it really isn't. This thread is to discuss the forum as a whole and how it could be improved etc, it's not simply a case of everyone posting links to their threads.

TheMister
06-11-2009, 14:14
I thought I could remember Hopey or Purefun posting in here about countries they've included on their save, but after going through the 5 pages I'm obviously mistaken - it must be somewhere else!

The post was interesting because whoever it was talked about including countries around the one you manage in because it can be easier to get players loaned.

Does anyone remember this, or have views on it/do something similar?

I'll be starting my save over the weekend, and I'll be posting it here - I was just wanting to re-read this post.

lollujo
06-11-2009, 15:07
My advice (assuming you're starting in England like I do) is to also load all the other big nations. This ensures lots of good newgens as the game goes on, which stops you from signing all the best players in the world and making the game too easy.

I'm currently running all leagues from Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, on a large database. It also stops England from dominating internationally as the game goes on. I've added Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland to that list before, which helps when you're in the lower leagues as there are more players to choose from closer to home. It doensn't make any difference once you work your way up to a big club though, so I left them out this time as I don't have any intention of managing in any of those countries.

TheMister
06-11-2009, 15:27
My advice (assuming you're starting in England like I do) is to also load all the other big nations. This ensures lots of good newgens as the game goes on, which stops you from signing all the best players in the world and making the game too easy.

I'm definately loading the big nations top leagues. And about 50 DDTs for the topl leagues of countries, to help with regens.


I've added Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland to that list before, which helps when you're in the lower leagues as there are more players to choose from closer to home. It doensn't make any difference once you work your way up to a big club though, so I left them out this time as I don't have any intention of managing in any of those countries.

This is something to consider, which I'm not sure of. When you're in lower leagues, you may only be allowed to scout your border countries; but as you say, any of those lower leagues become redundant later on - unless you can loan players to them. I'm undecided on this.

Saxonaitor
07-11-2009, 15:16
Going to start up a new game for report in the next few days but wanted to ask the community a question first.

Shall I include a player career like I did in my last save "A Tale Of Two Saxons" or just focus on the managerial career?

Also names for the thread title welcomed, the one chosen shall recive a prize..

MeLikeFM
07-11-2009, 15:29
Going to start up a new game for report in the next few days but wanted to ask the community a question first.

Shall I include a player career like I did in my last save "A Tale Of Two Saxons" or just focus on the managerial career?

Also names for the thread title welcomed, the one chosen shall recive a prize..

I prefer manager tales but its up to you.

Cardiovascular
08-11-2009, 21:44
Is there a general rule between the openings of two different career threads?

dafuge
08-11-2009, 22:00
Is there a general rule between the openings of two different career threads?

Nope. Feel free to have more than one thread if you are intending to play more than one game and continue to report on them.

TheMister
17-11-2009, 16:38
All I've done is add a new editor file and started a new save and my custom graphics aren't working :mad:

Bloody hell!

Raware
18-11-2009, 01:11
Have sorted your config file out properly?

TheMister
18-11-2009, 02:50
Have sorted your config file out properly?

Think FM just wanted to toy with me - I deleted the graphics and re-installed (clutching at straws :o) and they worked ok.

After being sacked by Munster the last thing I needed was game/bug trouble.

Raware
18-11-2009, 06:04
FM can be cruel sometimes! :D Glad they're working now.

TheMister
18-11-2009, 16:03
Christ! This German 4th division is tough. I'm not even putting my name on my office door this time. I was insecure in October! I've turned it around a little for the moment. I've got a media prediction of 4th - the 3 teams favoured in front of me are considerably better, but then there's about another 5 just as good as me!

Playing quite well this time, with my usual 433 - just lacking a goal or two as usual. Finances are very healthy this time too. So I'll be gutted if I end up getting sacked again.

I'm not opening another thread though, just in case :(

TheMister
21-11-2009, 02:24
33 played, 13 to go. Hanging on to the last play-off slot - 7th! Even if we make the play-offs we'll struggle to go up, as the top 3 teams are class apart from us and one of them will be in those matches. But I'd be happy with the seasons performance if we could make it to those games. Even though we've got a media prediction of 4th I think I'd keep my job too :thup: (and that would let me start a thread!!)

EDIT: my scouts found a player with a 9 letter name, only 1 of them a vowel!! LOL. Czyszczon - beat that :eek:

hursty2
26-11-2009, 10:07
This forum is really dead, we need to advertise it round the forums just like CSE did with a sticky at the top promoting their monthly challenges.

PaulHartman71
26-11-2009, 15:31
That wasn't to advertise CSE, it was just so there was a cross-forum challenge, and tbf it didn't do anything to boost the amount of people in CSE as far as I am aware anyway.

dafuge
26-11-2009, 17:05
This forum is really dead, we need to advertise it round the forums just like CSE did with a sticky at the top promoting their monthly challenges.

Those weren't adverts, they were supposed to be challenges that brought various forums together. Not that they got that much interest :(

I think people are already aware of this forum, it has been publicised in GD quite a bit and we have already had a few people over from FMS and LLM. I just think that it will only appeal to a smallish number of people (a bit like the two aforementioned forums) so will always have a relatively small number of visitors.

rancer890
26-11-2009, 19:14
This forum is not dead. It's basically like what dafuge said. It doesn't appeal to most people. I prefer here and CSE the most because it's a smaller community. And also no heated arguments/whinings/'it's your tactics' stuff unlike that GD place. :p

TheMister
27-11-2009, 02:21
And also no heated arguments/whinings/'it's your tactics' stuff unlike that GD place. :p

As soon as I look at GD I ask myself why I've done it - I just feel like opening up with a machine gun, or lobbying parliament for sterilisation. Is this normal behaviour? Or should I really seek counselling?

HunterKiller
27-11-2009, 12:45
As soon as I look at GD I ask myself why I've done it - I just feel like opening up with a machine gun, or lobbying parliament for sterilisation. Is this normal behaviour? Or should I really seek counselling?

Normal behaviour if you ask me, I only look at (most) threads in there for a good laugh!

Anyway, I've been internet-less for a couple of months now, but moving tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to start writing up my Scandinavian career on FM10 soon.

Glad to see the community is still going well on here, and there are a number of interesting games going on from what I can see :thup:

Paggioram
27-11-2009, 13:01
Well Hi to you all I just really stumbled upon what goes on over here when I was looking at the Journeyman career thread. Took time to have a look and I am hooked and have even started a career thread to show my first ever Journeyman career.

So to you all thanks for all your efforts and I am going to spread the word of this forum to the members of a Clan game I jointly run and I might post a career thread showing what goes on with our managers over there but that might be alot of work so we will see.

jackripper
03-12-2009, 13:29
guys how do you do coding?

acidmonkey
03-12-2009, 13:54
depends what you want to code and what language as theres 1000s out there

jackripper
03-12-2009, 14:15
ummmmm well like a career box so i can write my career up

Raware
03-12-2009, 15:22
Career summary

Like this you mean?

[code*]enter your career summary here[/code*] - minus the asteriks.

jackripper
03-12-2009, 15:46
yeh thank you

jackripper
03-12-2009, 15:48
Blue sqaure premier pormoted

just checking i got it lol

TheMister
04-12-2009, 01:10
Just started a save with Eintracht Frankfurt, but I'm going to let it roll for 6 months or so before opening a thread.

We're going to take the Bundesliga by storm - but nobody's told the bookies! 1000-1 :o They'll regret that price when you lot pile on :cool: