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    Can't explain my surprise and delight at the release of the Android version... I only bought my first Smartphone here in NZ a month ago, and was quite excited there might be a version of FM I could play on it... so I was really disappointed to see the threads at the time saying it seemed unlikely we'd see anything in the near future.

    Looked at these boards for the first time in weeks, and couldn't believe my eyes! Even more delighted that it actually runs on my very basic and entry level LG Optimus One P500. The only potential compatibility issue is in the match engine... there is a slight lag in match highlights, and the highlights are VERY short, not showing any buildup, often not showing the "assist". I assume this is due to the limited specs of my P500. It's not a deal breaker.

    There are a few wee bugs/quirks I've come across... a number of them already mentioned... but no deal breakers. Really enjoying it (I just don't have the time these days to dedicate to the latest PC FMs, they've just become a bit too bloated and intricate, so FMH is perfect!).

    Thanks SI for the great work!

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    Will it work on HTC Desire HD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vasilli07 View Post
    Will it work on HTC Desire HD?
    Should work fine!

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    :O. Will this work on a Samsung Galaxy S2? Playing Football Manager at work seems pretty pro if it does!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpillBlood View Post
    :O. Will this work on a Samsung Galaxy S2? Playing Football Manager at work seems pretty pro if it does!
    Definitely works on a Galaxy S2 - I own that phone myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
    Definitely works on a Galaxy S2 - I own that phone myself
    You legend. Thanks, this is going to be a proper treat!

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    Hey guys, I'm just wondering where can you guys find the save file for this game? I've tried using file manager programs and stuffs, but I'm unable to find the save files inside my memory card nor in my phone memory.. Must my phone be rooted for me to access the save files for this game? By the way, I've tried the method posted here: http://community.sigames.com/showthr...save-game-file , using a the recommended program Airdroid, but I was unable to find the files indicated.. I've even tried moving my game from my memory card to phone memory and vice versa to try and find the save files, but to no avail. My phone is HTC Sensation XE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ash10 View Post
    Hey guys, I'm just wondering where can you guys find the save file for this game? I've tried using file manager programs and stuffs, but I'm unable to find the save files inside my memory card nor in my phone memory.. Must my phone be rooted for me to access the save files for this game? By the way, I've tried the method posted here: http://community.sigames.com/showthr...save-game-file , using a the recommended program Airdroid, but I was unable to find the files indicated.. I've even tried moving my game from my memory card to phone memory and vice versa to try and find the save files, but to no avail. My phone is HTC Sensation XE.
    You don't need to be rooted.

    Have you found the fmh_data folder? If not, find that, should either be in root of sd card or root of phones usb storage, not sure how it works on sensation xe.

    Once you have found that folder there will be a sub folder called save_games. You are looking for fm_save_1.asg where 1 represents the slot number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz_2000 View Post
    You don't need to be rooted.

    Have you found the fmh_data folder? If not, find that, should either be in root of sd card or root of phones usb storage, not sure how it works on sensation xe.

    Once you have found that folder there will be a sub folder called save_games. You are looking for fm_save_1.asg where 1 represents the slot number.

    Hmm yeah I've been trying to search all folders in my phone memory and memory card for fmh_data folder, but to no avail.. The closest I could find was some asec folder for fmh..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash10 View Post
    Hmm yeah I've been trying to search all folders in my phone memory and memory card for fmh_data folder, but to no avail.. The closest I could find was some asec folder for fmh..
    Try with this. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.metago.astro

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz_2000 View Post
    I just tried it, same results, couldn't find it...

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    If the game doesn't find enough space on an SD Card it will install to internal memory and often under the application space itself.

    This might not be visible to you - I'll add an option into the game to force saving user data to the 'root' area of a device on android, sound good?

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    love the game on android only have one thing im disappointed with is selecting only one league ,being able to select other playable leagues like iphone would be a dream , would really love to manage in different countrys in game , hope this can be done

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb987654321 View Post
    love the game on android only have one thing im disappointed with is selecting only one league ,being able to select other playable leagues like iphone would be a dream , would really love to manage in different countrys in game , hope this can be done
    I'm hoping that future versions (presuming this one is successful enough to spawn a sequel) I'll be able to do this - I'm learning more about the platform and whats possible all the time so I'm fairly confident long term this will be something which will happen (you might recall the first iOS version was single league for a similar reason - it takes time to get to grips with new hardware/OS's).

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    Cool Thanks for the quick reply !

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    Just bought the game today for my SG Ace - and gotta say, this is the only game I can see myself playing for a long time! Other crap I lose interest in a few days..but this will be like an addiction for me! hah

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    Quote Originally Posted by JadaX View Post
    Just bought the game today for my SG Ace - and gotta say, this is the only game I can see myself playing for a long time! Other crap I lose interest in a few days..but this will be like an addiction for me! hah
    Glad you're enjoying the game

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    It's still not showing in Playstore in Saudi Arabia. When I click on a link which takes me there from this thread it tells me the game is not compatible with either of my machines (TF101/ Galaxy Gio) which is not true. Is this a licensing issue or is it coming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
    If the game doesn't find enough space on an SD Card it will install to internal memory and often under the application space itself.

    This might not be visible to you - I'll add an option into the game to force saving user data to the 'root' area of a device on android, sound good?
    Hmm I wonder why that would happen as I still have enough memory space in both my phone and memory card.. But still, that sounds great!! Do keep me updated on when you'll be able to implement it yeah? Thanks for your quick reply!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirtrevor View Post
    It's still not showing in Playstore in Saudi Arabia. When I click on a link which takes me there from this thread it tells me the game is not compatible with either of my machines (TF101/ Galaxy Gio) which is not true. Is this a licensing issue or is it coming?
    You're correct both those devices should be usable - I'll check into whats happening in Saudi Arabia with the game.

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    thanks alot !! really great game, playing fm on tablet let me feel more like a real manager .
    i really wish that there will be a resolution fix for tablets pretty soon and i also hope a multi league option for tablets will be able in this version soon too, iam sure a dual / quad core can handle this.


    sorry for my bad english and thanks for this great game!!!

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    Someone in this thread somewhere asked about hooking the back button up to 'back' in the game ... just wanted to mention, thats now implemented and will be in the first update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
    Someone in this thread somewhere asked about hooking the back button up to 'back' in the game ... just wanted to mention, thats now implemented and will be in the first update.
    it wasnt me..but thanks.

    Also, will you be releasing tablet optimisation in next update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz_2000 View Post
    it wasnt me..but thanks.
    Also, will you be releasing tablet optimisation in next update?
    If everything goes well then yes - no promises however until our QA have said they're happy with things

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    Nice! Good to see such a swift update cycle - good old Agile software development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
    Someone in this thread somewhere asked about hooking the back button up to 'back' in the game ... just wanted to mention, thats now implemented and will be in the first update.
    One of those people was me (here) - delighted to hear the news, cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
    You're correct both those devices should be usable - I'll check into whats happening in Saudi Arabia with the game.
    Any news marc?

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    Quick question - can I not search players by nationality in this version?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirtrevor View Post
    Any news marc?
    I haven't heard anything back formally - however I checked what I could via. my developer login and there isn't an exclusion set for Saudi Arabia so I'd have thought it should be visible/available, when I hear more I'll let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JadaX View Post
    Quick question - can I not search players by nationality in this version?!
    Afraid it's not currently possible unless you're a national team manager. It's something that's quite high on the to-do list for future versions though, so we hope to implement it at some point.

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    What a great job you guys must have! Room for another?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz_2000 View Post
    What a great job you guys must have! Room for another?
    If you're able to code feel free to apply - sometimes positions are available here

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    Is it possible during the match to see the formation of the opponent? I think thaτ this is very important for a coach who wants to adjust his team's formation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pikos1823 View Post
    Is it possible during the match to see the formation of the opponent? I think thaτ this is very important for a coach who wants to adjust his team's formation.
    You can do this by tapping on the name of the opposing team in the titlebar.

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    I've bought it - only just spotted the link on here today. No one talking about it.

    How are the d/l's Marc - would be interesting to see how they compare vs iphone

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    Just a query - if I go to check my texts and browse the internet whilst in game - does the game reboot when you go back to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFC_Jamieeeee View Post
    Just a query - if I go to check my texts and browse the internet whilst in game - does the game reboot when you go back to it?
    It entirely depends on the device you're running upon, on the newer phones no it should stay in memory and just restore itself to the point you were at.

    On older devices which might have less memory then its at the OS's discretion and that might ask the game to save and exit when you leave it ... on my Galaxy S2 it always stays in memory if that helps.

    PS - Restarting the game normally only takes a handful of seconds including splash pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccircle View Post
    I've bought it - only just spotted the link on here today. No one talking about it.
    Hopefully that'll change especially as we're slowly gaining rank in the Google stores which will hopefully make it easier to spot.

    How are the d/l's Marc - would be interesting to see how they compare vs iphone
    I'm afraid I'm not privy to accurate sales stats at present (and tbh SEGA being a limited company I wouldn't be allowed to post them if i was).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccircle View Post
    How are the d/l's Marc - would be interesting to see how they compare vs iphone
    There are some stats within the Market itself, the FMH2012 page has it in the "5,000 - 10,000 downloads" bracket, and it's currently #3 on the top-selling paid games (in the UK at least) which is pretty remarkable work given the steeper price-point than most of the casual games on that list.

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    Playing right now and it seems to work great on Motorola Defy. The 30 season cap is a a bit of a problem for me, not that I very often get to 30 seasons but I don't like the idea that all those hours of work just hit a wall at a specified point in the future.

    There was talk in this thread of an editor, does anyone know of a way they could (unofficially) carry on past 30 seasons? perhaps the 30th season data could be exproted back into a new starting game - so the old stats and history are lost but at least you can take charge of your club again and carry on as usual?

    Minor gripe, great game so far, perfect balance between depth and mobile playability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2024p View Post
    Playing right now and it seems to work great on Motorola Defy. The 30 season cap is a a bit of a problem for me, not that I very often get to 30 seasons but I don't like the idea that all those hours of work just hit a wall at a specified point in the future.
    At present the 30 season limit isn't negotiable - to ensure that the game remains stable and doesn't fragment memory it preallocates a lot of the storage used in the game based on the maximum seasons playable ... so this isn't easily alterable on the fly I'm afraid.

    Minor gripe, great game so far, perfect balance between depth and mobile playability.
    Glad you're enjoying the game

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    I've bought the game for a HTC Desire HD and have been pretty impressed - well done and thanks!

    In a couple of months my phone contract is up for renewal - is it possible to transfer save games from phone to phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jh93 View Post
    I've bought the game for a HTC Desire HD and have been pretty impressed - well done and thanks!
    Cool - glad you're enjoying the game

    In a couple of months my phone contract is up for renewal - is it possible to transfer save games from phone to phone?
    Yes its fairly easy to do in most cases - just follow the instructions posted in the link below (which is about to extracting up a save game) and then copy it back into the same location on the new phone after you've installed the game.

    Extracting Save Game Thread

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    He explained that pirated copies impose a burden on Sports Interactive. "There are server costs for downloads of skins, extra customer support and QA costs (because many pirates still ask for customer service), costs of looking into future business models to protect things better, costs associated with taking down links to pirated versions of the game - all these things take time, money and have an opportunity cost too, as that time could be spent doing other things."

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    I just read an article on EG about the piracy problem with the Android version and it's sad to hear but the above quote makes me wonder why there is no authentication regarding the additional downloads? Is it not possible to cross reference the sales? I'm guessing that Google must keep the details of the buyer hidden... Although some apps do require certain permissions to users details...so could that not be used to track authentic sales? Or at least if someone has circumvented the permissions and don't send them to your servers they can not download the skins???
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    can FMH run on a Chromebook via Google Play?
    No, at present we're not looking to support that system sorry.

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    Are there any other android marketplaces (other than Google Play) that FMH is officially on?

    I want this game asap! But my device doesn't have google play store but does have the specs to run it.

    Thanks

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    Hi

    Is there anywhere other than google play that you can get FMH officially i.e. other android marketplaces?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeroth View Post
    Is there anywhere other than google play that you can get FMH officially i.e. other android marketplaces?
    It should be rolling out to other stores imminently - I'm over in the SI HQ at the end of the week and will try and find out more about the schedule for this side of things then.

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    Hey guys I'm just wondering about the transfer fees, whenever I start a new season, will I still get the same amount of transfer fee throughout all seasons, or is it supposed to accumulate (i.e. I have 10m left in season 2 and come season 3, they'll add on 43.5m per season onto the remainder from season 2)? By the way, how's the feature to force the game save user data and stuffs from FMH to memory cards, etc., coming along?

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    I really like the game and I'm already addicted to it...
    Just two things I would like it to have:
    - graphic attributes, the hexagon-shape thing in normal FM;
    - player comparison.
    The rest, 5* for the game

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    Plays great with my Samsung Galaxy Xcover

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    Loving fmh2012, been waiting for this game since I moved to Android last summer!

    Just completed my first season and have some feedback:
    Player comparison would be a very useful feature.
    Device back button should go back, not exit!
    Device menu button could go to game home menu.
    Squad Selection needs to be easier, list of positions along top or bottom that could be dragged on to player name would be much more intuitive.
    Clickable links for player/club names in News items would also be a nice feature.
    Please, please do a skin for my galaxy tab (1024x600), I know it's not a popular screen size but if you don't ask...!

    Really enjoying the game, takes me back a few years to when I was addicted to CM!

    Thanks and keep up the great work.

    ps what screen res/skins are currently supported?

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    Player comparison would be a very useful feature.
    Its something which will definitely be looked at for next version.

    Device back button should go back, not exit!
    This is implemented in the first update.

    Device menu button could go to game home menu.
    Considering this for the second update - google are attempting to phase this button out so its in 'debate' here as to whether its sensible to implement or not.

    Squad Selection needs to be easier, list of positions along top or bottom that could be dragged on to player name would be much more intuitive.
    The new HD skin for larger res devices (sorry 1280x720 so not the smaller tab at present) uses this system, on smaller screen devices there really isn't enough space to utilise it.

    Clickable links for player/club names in News items would also be a nice feature.
    This is something I'm considering for the future for larger screen devices.

    Please, please do a skin for my galaxy tab (1024x600), I know it's not a popular screen size but if you don't ask...!
    Hopefully we'll eventually be able to do skins for all device styles - unfortunately though yours is unlikely to get a specific skin in the short-term because its not one which is commonly used I'm afraid.

    ps what screen res/skins are currently supported?
    Any device with 480x320 resolution (or over) can run the game - the specific skins available initially were 480x320, 800x480 (this is the most common Android phone resolution) and 960x640. The first update (available early May) will add a 1280x720 skin (the most common tablet/new HD phone resolution).

    PS - Glad you're enjoying the game.

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    Thanks for the quick and informative response... Maybe the new HD res will persuade me to upgrade to a shiny new tablet!

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    Great Game! I am excite and already put 12 hours in. One thing is driving me crazy. How do I promote someone from my reserve team to my first team? I can only promote people that were previously demoted. Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisb22 View Post
    Great Game! I am excite and already put 12 hours in. One thing is driving me crazy. How do I promote someone from my reserve team to my first team? I can only promote people that were previously demoted. Thanks in advance!
    Glad you're enjoying the game - at present the 'grey' players in your reserves are simply 'fillers' in the same way any team has them in order to keep a squad present at a club (and the screen not looking 'odd') - they're virtual youth players and not promotable at present (although this is turning out to be a semi-common request so one day they might be ).

    On a 'normal' side they're present to ensure the team can always play a match when required and for human teams they're modelled to be somewhat below the level required for players at a club of that standard generally.

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    Re/green colour blind people can't tell the difference between green and orange, which from what I've heard is rather a nuisance when glancing through lots of players

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
    Glad you're enjoying the game - at present the 'grey' players in your reserves are simply 'fillers' in the same way any team has them in order to keep a squad present at a club (and the screen not looking 'odd') - they're virtual youth players and not promotable at present (although this is turning out to be a semi-common request so one day they might be ).

    On a 'normal' side they're present to ensure the team can always play a match when required and for human teams they're modelled to be somewhat below the level required for players at a club of that standard generally.
    Thanks for the explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
    It should be rolling out to other stores imminently - I'm over in the SI HQ at the end of the week and will try and find out more about the schedule for this side of things then.
    Sorry to keep banging on about it, but is there any more news on this.

    I just want this game so much!!

    Thanks

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    Another vote for a 1024x600 skin. Please :-) I have the Ainol Novo7 Aurora. Lot's of us buying these devices with 1024x600 resolutions recently.

    Quote Originally Posted by gc281178 View Post
    Please, please do a skin for my galaxy tab (1024x600), I know it's not a popular screen size but if you don't ask...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeroth View Post
    Sorry to keep banging on about it, but is there any more news on this.
    I just want this game so much!!
    I queried it within a few hours of the office opening here once I arrived - at present its in flux, which is to say the business people are working on things, no definite timeline available yet; sorry, once I know one I'll post and let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
    I queried it within a few hours of the office opening here once I arrived - at present its in flux, which is to say the business people are working on things, no definite timeline available yet; sorry, once I know one I'll post and let you know.
    OK thanks for your quick replies.

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    Clickable links are no problem for now.
    As for choosing squad, you could use long press. For example long press could show small list of available positions instead of going into tactical screen

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    We're pleased to announce that the first update for Android (to version 3.4) is now live.

    The update features a number of bug fixes and (by popular demand) a new 1280 x 720 skin for tablets and HD phones.

    Changelist below:

    #3.4a - First Android Update
    Improve user input response on tablets
    Cosmetic tweaks to WVGA skin
    Add additional French club logo
    Add battery warning to user interface when battery falls below 10%
    Fix minor glitch with match odds news item
    Tuning of free agent transfers
    Fix rare pass count wrap display issue if player made over 128 passes in a match
    Allow users to force installation where disk space wrongly reported as too low
    Implement support for Android back button to be used as back button in-game
    Remove Close button to prevent exit crash on Samsung Galaxy SII
    Battery life optimizations
    Add warning if app is run on a device with inadequate resolution
    Welsh Manager Performance Award Fix
    Port Vale points deduction
    Fix rare issue in European comps if a minor club wins major competition
    Fix for JPT issue if a Conference club is promoted & qualifies for Europe
    Minor text fixes (grammar and translations)
    Improve the manner in which players react to bankruptcy
    Added apostrophe to keyboard
    Fix crash caused when interrupting scout search setup
    Implement 1280x720 resolution skin support
    Improve accuracy of required storage space calculation
    Fix very rare corruption of player history in long term saves

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    Thanks for the great work! Will feedback about the new skin after an extended play but it's great so far although it would be nice to not have mini borders top and bottom for my Galaxy Tab 8.9; also the task bar isn't hidden with the game loaded?

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    Really appreciate this new skin for my asus transformer. Love it.

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    I've posted in the bugs section, but the back button doesn't work for me anymore. So I can't exit the game! Archos G9 80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by customswolf View Post
    I've posted in the bugs section, but the back button doesn't work for me anymore. So I can't exit the game! Archos G9 80.
    This is entirely intentional (the removal of the back button) - by design standard Android applications are not intended to contain an exit button and a minority of devices exhibited issues with exiting the application through an exit call from the application itself.

    Could you explain why the normal Android home button isn't available on your device - to my knowledge all Android devices should have this functionality, not least because the vast majority of android applications don't contain exit buttons (FMH was unusual in this regard to contain one originally).

    PS - The Archos G9 80 is 1,024x768 resolution using honeycomb - as such there should definitely be a menu buttons visible on the display as part of the OS; if you have used an application to disable these menu buttons then I would recommend you re-enable them before starting the game (in the same manner I expect you'd have to for most android applications).
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    Great game, guys! It's got that "just one more game"-addictiveness, and that's a good thing!

    Two questions:

    - will my savegame work after installing the update?
    - How do I save multiple tactics? I've created and saved one. Now I have created another one, but when I hit the load/save button I can only load my previous tactic - not save the new one. Help?

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    Hi Marc.

    I should have said I'm running ics on the archos. I have a home button, but that's not how I'd expect to exit the app. All other applications I have either use the back button to leave, or have an exit button (eg opera).

    My back button is disabled during the whole game. It doesn't feel like an android experience now.

    Brilliant game, btw. Takes me back to the CM01/02 days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by customswolf View Post
    Hi Marc.
    I should have said I'm running ics on the archos. I have a home button, but that's not how I'd expect to exit the app. All other applications I have either use the back button to leave, or have an exit button (eg opera).
    My back button is disabled during the whole game. It doesn't feel like an android experience now.
    The back button isn't disabled in game - it acts as a 'back button' in the game .... I changed this from having it 'background' the application because lots of people complained having the 'back' button background the application made it feel non-android (I really can't win on this can I ).

    I didn't enable it for 'Cancel' in the game however as I felt that might be potentially misleading and often you can't undo a Cancel option.

    Brilliant game, btw. Takes me back to the CM01/02 days!
    Glad you're enjoying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footix View Post
    Great game, guys! It's got that "just one more game"-addictiveness, and that's a good thing!

    Two questions:

    - How do I save multiple tactics? I've created and saved one. Now I have created another one, but when I hit the load/save button I can only load my previous tactic - not save the new one. Help?
    Sorted this one out. I had only tinkered with player and team instructions, so the game still considered it to be a default tactic. Hence no saving. I pushed a midfielder forward and back again, and was then able to save.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
    The back button isn't disabled in game - it acts as a 'back button' in the game
    In that case, I've found a bug, because on the Archos on ICS, the back button does at all nothing now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alari Naylor View Post
    We're pleased to announce that the first update for Android (to version 3.4) is now live.

    The update features a number of bug fixes and (by popular demand) a new 1280 x 720 skin for tablets and HD phones
    Alari / Marc,

    Really appreciate your hard work - the removal of the close button has cured my Galaxy S2 woes and the new skin is perfect for my ASUS TF101 tablet :-)

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    Have you removed the close game button from the main screen? I think you have got the back button thing right, but as person says above, when you want to physically exit the game. I can get to football manager handheld screen, but have to home button it to leave, just needs an exit application button there. This is on my asus transformer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daz_2000 View Post
    Have you removed the close game button from the main screen? I think you have got the back button thing right, but as person says above, when you want to physically exit the game. I can get to football manager handheld screen, but have to home button it to leave, just needs an exit application button there. This is on my asus transformer.
    I'm afraid the 'Exit' button was causing problems for a small minority of users - which is why it was removed ...

    I'm looking at potentially adding an 'invisible' exit option for a future update (basically back on the game start page) BUT only if it can avoid causing problems for people obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Vaughan View Post
    I'm afraid the 'Exit' button was causing problems for a small minority of users - which is why it was removed ...

    I'm looking at potentially adding an 'invisible' exit option for a future update (basically back on the game start page) BUT only if it can avoid causing problems for people obviously.
    Is it possible to implement the back button as an exit option when on the game start page? A confirmation dialog would be useful too. Also is it not possible to implement an exit button to mimic the home button since that's how we're meant to close it now?

    On a side note, would it not be a good idea to put a more complete update list in the "What's New" tab in the Google Play listing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medion View Post
    On a side note, would it not be a good idea to put a more complete update list in the "What's New" tab in the Google Play listing?
    Personally I agree, I'll ask around to see if this is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alari Naylor View Post
    You can do this by tapping on the name of the opposing team in the titlebar.
    Speaking of that.. Would love to see which division that team is in. I often forget which division/league the opposing team is in when playing cups and so on.
    Also, scouting is either really annoying or my scouts cant find any good players outside of the region because the club is too small. How do i know if there's a point in searching for players in other continents?
    And speaking of scouts, would love a "scout shortlist" feature.

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    Is there any chance that I will play in FMH 2012 on my Samsung Galaxy 551 (240 x 400)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmk View Post
    Is there any chance that I will play in FMH 2012 on my Samsung Galaxy 551 (240 x 400)?
    This phone is currently not supported due to insufficient screen resolution - as it's a very unusual one I'm not sure it's likely we'll make a skin specifically for it I'm afraid.

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    The new skin resolution looks/works fine on my Asus Transformer Prime, thanks very much for that.

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    Great game, but so far I've lost two of my savegames

    The first time was after installing the update, second time just now out of the blue... I'm new to smartphone/android, so maybe it's just me, but I thought I'd share. On an Xperia arc s btw.

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    First, can I say what a great surprise it was to find this on the Play Store last night.

    I do have a couple of cross machine queries though. (Welcome to Android!)

    Firstly, I have an Advent Vega tablet which runs at a resolution of 1024 x 600. This seems to be too small a resolution to qualify for the 'tablet skin' but possibly because the screen is too big for a phone resolution it leaves the game running with a big black border (and minus the lovely drag and drop team selection present on the iPad). I see this issue has been mentioned by a few different tablet owners all with their own devices so apologies if I'm repeating it. But if this likely something I'll just have to grin and bear due to the resolution of my tab?

    Secondly, I also have a HTC Desire as my phone of choice. Now this runs fine - much smoother than I even hoped for on a 2+ year old phone - but my save files aren't being created in the fmhdata folder as indicated in the thread fufurther up the page. I can see the saves fine on my tablet just not on the phone. Is this a problem anyone else has reported? I had a search but haven't seen anything mentioning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherade9 View Post
    Great game, but so far I've lost two of my savegames

    The first time was after installing the update, second time just now out of the blue... I'm new to smartphone/android, so maybe it's just me, but I thought I'd share. On an Xperia arc s btw.
    Usually, save games being lost is down to some possible corruption when saving the game to your SD card. Are you currently running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizzelle View Post
    First, can I say what a great surprise it was to find this on the Play Store last night.

    I do have a couple of cross machine queries though. (Welcome to Android!)

    Firstly, I have an Advent Vega tablet which runs at a resolution of 1024 x 600. This seems to be too small a resolution to qualify for the 'tablet skin' but possibly because the screen is too big for a phone resolution it leaves the game running with a big black border (and minus the lovely drag and drop team selection present on the iPad). I see this issue has been mentioned by a few different tablet owners all with their own devices so apologies if I'm repeating it. But if this likely something I'll just have to grin and bear due to the resolution of my tab?

    Secondly, I also have a HTC Desire as my phone of choice. Now this runs fine - much smoother than I even hoped for on a 2+ year old phone - but my save files aren't being created in the fmhdata folder as indicated in the thread fufurther up the page. I can see the saves fine on my tablet just not on the phone. Is this a problem anyone else has reported? I had a search but haven't seen anything mentioning it.
    On your first point you are correct, the current skins for tablets and high-res smart-phones display at 1184x720 and 1280x720. Any look into supporting any new skins will obviously have to take into account the demand for it and usage stats. I appreciate that it's not ideal at this moment in time.

    As for your save game issue, that certainly does seem unusual - again may be down to issues possible with the SD card or it's connection. Marc would definitely know more than me about this sort of thing.
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    Hi Jamie,

    Thanks for responding! No, I am still waiting for ICS to roll onto my particular arc s. Are you saying it can't be helped? :S

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    Not saying it can't be helped, it's just difficult to track down the root of the problem with so many types of devices. If say the SD card has a slightly loose connection in the phone, it tends to dismount itself at times, obviously if something like this happens when you're in the middle of saving to an SD card, then it will fall over.

    Out of curiosity, can you check in the save game folder .../fmh_data/save_games and see if there are any saves in there?

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    I will when I get home - forgot my charger cable

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    Secondly, I also have a HTC Desire as my phone of choice. Now this runs fine - much smoother than I even hoped for on a 2+ year old phone - but my save files aren't being created in the fmhdata folder as indicated in the thread fufurther up the page. I can see the saves fine on my tablet just not on the phone. Is this a problem anyone else has reported? I had a search but haven't seen anything mentioning it.
    Can you see the fmhdata folder at all? - if not then your device has indicated that there is insufficient space to install on the sdcard and installed it within the area where the apk's install because it found it had space there.

    Presuming you have an SD Card with sufficient space for the game available can you check its connected to the device properly and that its available for access (ie. not shared with a computer) as either of those might have caused this to occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherade9 View Post
    The first time was after installing the update, second time just now out of the blue... I'm new to smartphone/android, so maybe it's just me, but I thought I'd share. On an Xperia arc s btw.
    Losing save games is very rare - the normal causes are:
    (1) Battery failure while the game is active. The game is told by the operating system to save at what the OS considers 'critical points' - for example if the game is backgrounded or the device turned off, unfortunately the OS also asks for this when a battery is about to fail. Normally thats fine and the game saves down, but on devices with high battery drain or old batteries very occassionally the OS won't give enough warning and the save won't have completed when the battery runs out (meaning simply the save is incompleted and so can't be loaded).
    (2) Restarting the application immediately after exiting, this is a purely theoretical cause as I've never managed to replicate it myself - but if you manage to exit and re-enter the application very quickly then its possible that the save would be affected (as the OS would interrupt the active (but closing) application to allow the new instance to be created).
    (3) Plugging your device into a computer mid-save, if you plug an android device into a computer then on many systems this will trigger sharing of the SD Card - which prevents applications from writing to the disk and will mess up your game saving.
    (4) Loose SD Card; if your SD Card isn't mounted securely then it might lose connection and thus access during a save (similar to '3' but more erratic in nature.
    (5) Faulty SD Card; some very old cards (or just unlucky ones) can be somewhat flaky with storage and simply 'drop' data. This is however very rare in newer cards.
    (6) There was an issue in FMH2012 3.3 with a small minority of devices related to using the 'Close Game' button which could cause save game issues. This is the reason why the button was removed in the 3.4 update (if you are using 3.3 and have issues with save games then I recommend updating or avoiding use of the Close Game button).

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    Hmm, none of those points apply, but my SD card is over 2 years old. If that's considered as old then maybe I'll replace it.

    Some more info about this morning's issue: I loaded the game and then walked upstairs as it was loading. When I looked again I got a message saying FMH wasn't responding (or something like that), but when I pressed the Wait button (instead of Force Close) I could access the Load menu as usual. Only there was no Load option; just the Continue option. Which didn't do anything :/

    My saved tactic did survive the crashes, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherade9 View Post
    Some more info about this morning's issue: I loaded the game and then walked upstairs as it was loading. When I looked again I got a message saying FMH wasn't responding (or something like that), but when I pressed the Wait button (instead of Force Close) I could access the Load menu as usual. Only there was no Load option; just the Continue option. Which didn't do anything :/
    Load displays if there is more than one save file available, Continue appears if there is only one save file available - did you have more than one save game available, if possible can you look in the /fmh_data/save_games directory and indicate whats present in it ... even better if you could email the saves to me to take a look at (marc.vaughan@sigames.com).

    btw were these manual or automatic saves which you lost?

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    Hey Marc I'm a huge fan of the fmh manager game series and have a few copies on my psp. I was very excited when i heard that it was going to be released on android (now i could finally play the game nonstop ) but unfortunately after downloading it on my galaxy y it did not work . Is there a way of fixing this or perhaps can the next version of this game include phones with smaller resolutions? I know I must be echoing the thoughts of many other fmh fans that just cannot play the game they love because of the resolution..I hope that this wont be too much of a burden for you and if it is done then it would be VERY appreciated..but if it is impossible I will just have to move on with my life and try to forget about the game.

    I hope you will be patient enough to read this post

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    There was one manual save and then the three (I guess) automatic saves, but I can't access any of them because pressing Continue Game doesn't do anything It does show the Restoring Game Data window for an instant, but I never leave the top menu.

    I don't have my charger cable with me now, but I will search for any saves via the PC tonight or tomorrow and let you know. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5imposyalole View Post
    Hey Marc I'm a huge fan of the fmh manager game series and have a few copies on my psp. I was very excited when i heard that it was going to be released on android (now i could finally play the game nonstop ) but unfortunately after downloading it on my galaxy y it did not work . Is there a way of fixing this or perhaps can the next version of this game include phones with smaller resolutions? I know I must be echoing the thoughts of many other fmh fans that just cannot play the game they love because of the resolution..I hope that this wont be too much of a burden for you and if it is done then it would be VERY appreciated..but if it is impossible I will just have to move on with my life and try to forget about the game.

    I hope you will be patient enough to read this post
    As you know we don't currently support resolutions as small as that on the Galaxy Y. I'm not yet sure whether we'll be able to do so in the near future or whether the quantity of people using such devices is high enough to justify investing time in working towards it (more of a question for Marc).

    One thing that concerns me is that the Google Play store should have blocked you from downloading onto the Galaxy Y, can you let me know when you downloaded the app and which country's store this took place through? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherade9 View Post
    There was one manual save and then the three (I guess) automatic saves, but I can't access any of them because pressing Continue Game doesn't do anything It does show the Restoring Game Data window for an instant, but I never leave the top menu.

    I don't have my charger cable with me now, but I will search for any saves via the PC tonight or tomorrow and let you know. Thanks!
    Hi - it won't be possible to correctly retrieve the saves using the cable, please see the guide here instead: http://community.sigames.com/showthr...=1#post7729086

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    Oh crap, I'll have to investigate that, then... Thanks!

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    The match engine seems a bit ...off. I just met FC Halifax (BSN) in the FA Cup final. I won 11-0. Halifax had previously knocked out both Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton and Aston Villa.

    My Barnsley warriors should apparently cruise through the Premier league with ease.

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    Marc, you say it's not possible to access the save files via plugging it into your computer via the USB cable, but that's how I've always managed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceirdiff View Post
    Marc, you say it's not possible to access the save files via plugging it into your computer via the USB cable, but that's how I've always managed it?
    Well - it may be possible but it's certainly not a reliable way, on some Android devices the PC isn't capable of 'seeing' the saves properly so I can't recommend it.

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