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    I've just returned to FM after not playing since FM2009. While I like the game and find it a lot more detailed than before - something I didn't think possible - my enjoyment is lessened somewhat by the size of the match ball in the in-game graphics. Unless the pitch is quite dark I find it almost impossible to see the ball. Is there a setting or add-on graphic for adjusting the ball size or zooming in on the play more?

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    You could try alternate camera angles, but unfortunately SI are limited in how close they can get to the pitch by licensing issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drexel75 View Post
    I've just returned to FM after not playing since FM2009. While I like the game and find it a lot more detailed than before - something I didn't think possible - my enjoyment is lessened somewhat by the size of the match ball in the in-game graphics. Unless the pitch is quite dark I find it almost impossible to see the ball. Is there a setting or add-on graphic for adjusting the ball size or zooming in on the play more?
    I said this when FM11 came out, the ball is way too small and still is now. Surely it wouldn't take very much just to increase the size? Or is there something we could edit ourselves? The ball is definitely too small and it's very difficult to see where the hell it's going, especially when it's on the far side of the pitch.

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    I agree. FM needs bigger balls! Although I think they probably are at the right scale they just seem so small and are hard to see at times because the 3D match graphics as a whole are very small anyway, especially in all views except the TV angle. I prefer watching games with sideline view and on bigger pitches the match ball and players can be tiny A zoom in / out option would be good as well as bigger balls.

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    buy yourself some glasses? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stampler View Post
    buy yourself some glasses? ;)
    Not glasses, I need binoculars for some of the really wide pitches

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIAG View Post
    You could try alternate camera angles, but unfortunately SI are limited in how close they can get to the pitch by licensing issues.
    This seems to be a well worn excuse on these forums for anything and everything and its wearing very thin! Are you seriously suggesting that they need a special license to have a camera view closer to the action then currently?

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    I would assume that it's because of licensing of team/kit logos etc. If you could zoom in too far these could be visible, and si don't have the license rights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MancTiger View Post
    This seems to be a well worn excuse on these forums for anything and everything and its wearing very thin! Are you seriously suggesting that they need a special license to have a camera view closer to the action then currently?
    In FM11 there's a hidden close-up camera angle that requires extra files to unlock, so it is already in the game. Apparently SI uses it for testing but locks it out in the player's version.

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    Can you get a graphic to replace the ball with something else? A beachball maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MancTiger View Post
    This seems to be a well worn excuse on these forums for anything and everything and its wearing very thin! Are you seriously suggesting that they need a special license to have a camera view closer to the action then currently?
    People would just moan that every player has generic features & they all look alike, it would take less than a day for the forum to be flooded with 'Why can't it look like Fifa?' threads

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    I have got a decent visual improvement using 3d balls addon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teodoro View Post
    I have got a decent visual improvement using 3d balls addon.
    good for you

    P.S.: care to share with us maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stampler View Post
    good for you

    P.S.: care to share with us maybe?
    With pleasure ,
    This is a link to 3d ball pack:
    http://www.football-manager.info/gra...Ball-Pack.html
    Installation is easy and well explained.
    Cheers

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    thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barside View Post
    People would just moan that every player has generic features & they all look alike, it would take less than a day for the forum to be flooded with 'Why can't it look like Fifa?' threads
    This thread is about the size of the football being to small and the 1st reply from anyone linked with SI/Sega/this forum being SI cant zoom in any further due to licensing issues, I and most reasonable people wouldnt expect details seen on FIFA, but we should be able to zoom in a little more than we can currently and to blame licensing issues for this not happening is lame!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MancTiger View Post
    This seems to be a well worn excuse on these forums for anything and everything and its wearing very thin! Are you seriously suggesting that they need a special license to have a camera view closer to the action then currently?
    Exactly what i was thinking, i mean what license could SI breach by getting closer to the pitch ? the grass society law << sorry couldn't resist

    Quote Originally Posted by dz47 View Post
    I would assume that it's because of licensing of team/kit logos etc. If you could zoom in too far these could be visible, and si don't have the license rights?
    Just seen this after i hit submit, a way around that would blur the sponsors on the shirt the closer you get.
    Last edited by taylorsmen; 13-02-2012 at 16:29. Reason: To add

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    Quote Originally Posted by drexel75 View Post
    I've just returned to FM after not playing since FM2009. While I like the game and find it a lot more detailed than before - something I didn't think possible - my enjoyment is lessened somewhat by the size of the match ball in the in-game graphics. Unless the pitch is quite dark I find it almost impossible to see the ball. Is there a setting or add-on graphic for adjusting the ball size or zooming in on the play more?

    I've had a go at increasing the ball size and making it brighter so its easier to see. Here's the download link if you want to try it and see what you think...

    http://www.gamefront.com/files/21331...ghter+ball.rar
    Last edited by Erimus1876; 14-02-2012 at 18:39. Reason: Updated Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erimus1876 View Post
    I've had a go at increasing the ball size and making it brighter so its easier to see. Here's the download link if you want to try it and see what you think...

    http://www.gamefront.com/files/21331...ghter+ball.rar
    Tried this tonight. The ball is definitely clearer to see yet still looks in proportion. Excellent job.

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    I give it a try again then
    cheers

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    try playing 2D view as a team in orange on snow.. i had an orange ball

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erimus1876 View Post
    I've had a go at increasing the ball size and making it brighter so its easier to see. Here's the download link if you want to try it and see what you think...

    http://www.gamefront.com/files/21331...ghter+ball.rar
    Are you sure the ball size is increased? Brighter yes, but I can't see a change in size.
    Last edited by Impi; 11-03-2012 at 12:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erimus1876 View Post
    I've had a go at increasing the ball size and making it brighter so its easier to see. Here's the download link if you want to try it and see what you think...

    http://www.gamefront.com/files/21331...ghter+ball.rar
    I can't try your ball because gamefront page won't open, can you put the download somewhere else please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MancTiger View Post
    This seems to be a well worn excuse on these forums for anything and everything and its wearing very thin! Are you seriously suggesting that they need a special license to have a camera view closer to the action then currently?
    Yes. Yes they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon157uk View Post
    I can't try your ball because gamefront page won't open, can you put the download somewhere else please?
    Try this link (mediafire)...

    http://www.mediafire.com/?lq3lhqdwy6npiit

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    Quote Originally Posted by MancTiger View Post
    This seems to be a well worn excuse on these forums for anything and everything and its wearing very thin! Are you seriously suggesting that they need a special license to have a camera view closer to the action then currently?
    Seems SI have no qualms about people making all sorts of sky sports, bbc, and sentanta sports based skins etc, or fifa, addidas and puma ball mods, as well as all manner of kit logo's and team badges that SI probably don't have all the licenses for, so to avoid the licence issue with a closer 3D match view SI could make the camera view parameters available to mod. Thats how they seem to by-pass these licence rules.... by letting people mod the stuff they like to see in game themselves. If the 3D match is to evolve in any shape or form sooner or later SI will either have to get that closer 3D view licence, or allow people to mod it themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erimus1876 View Post
    Try this link (mediafire)...

    http://www.mediafire.com/?lq3lhqdwy6npiit
    Yea, no problem with that one, thanks very much mate I'll try the new ball out tonight.

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    I've just given it a quick try..... This ball is excellent mate, there's not much difference in size at all but somehow you've made it far more easy to see even when it's on the far side of the pitch.
    Well done indeed and thanks for sharing it!

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    hey guys see this ball your talking about, when i download it what file do i put it in? do you have to start a new game to use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FulhamFC1879 View Post
    hey guys see this ball your talking about, when i download it what file do i put it in? do you have to start a new game to use it?
    No mate you don't have to start a new game the 'new' ball just replaces the old one, he's included full instructions with the download so you should be able to follow it step by step.

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    thanks alot mate, i just noticed now.. has anyone found out how to make the ball bigger yet do you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon157uk View Post
    I've just given it a quick try..... This ball is excellent mate, there's not much difference in size at all but somehow you've made it far more easy to see even when it's on the far side of the pitch.
    Well done indeed and thanks for sharing it!
    Yes I don't think the ball size actually increased despite me using a larger pallet, however removing the coloured stripes and SI logo and increasing the brightness & contrast seems to have done the trick.

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