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January Transfer Update 13.3 RELEASED!

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On behalf of everyone at Sports Interactive I’m proud to announce the release of the January Transfer Data Update, 13.3.0.

If you start a new game, you will be given an option to start with two databases, the default database (13.0) or the 13.3.0 Update. Included within are all the latest transfers and updated squads. So if you want to see Beckham strut his stuff at PSG, watch Balotelli back in Milan or lead the French revolution at Newcastle now’s your chance. To use the latest data you will need to start a new game following the update. The data is compatible with both modes, full Football Manager and Football Manager Classic.

Also included are a number of other changes and fixes within the update which, as always, are save game compatible. So if you’re in no rush to use the latest data you’re fine to continue your current save. A changelist showing the majority of these changes is listed below.

To update you will need to close the game down and re-launch for it to update. If this does not work for you or you feel it has not updated you will need to restart Steam. Please remember that as the data update is larger than some of our previous updates, it may take a little longer to download.

Once updated the version number will be 13.3.3, more specifically the full version numbers are listed below:

PC: 359652

Mac: 359650

Please remember as with all data updates, short-term loans are not included, and some late transfers/managerial changes or those conducted after February 1st 2013 may not be included.

So for all of you starting new games or just carrying on with your long-term career save, we very much hope you enjoy playing Football Manager 2013.


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Changes including but not limited to:


Football Manager 2013 v13.3.3




- Fixed crash to do with match controller not being deleted

- Tweaked human newgen intake limits

- Fixed issue where Player is not interested despite “All Players Interested” unlockable applied

- Fixed issue where a transfer bid has been accepted, but the Offer Contract screen tells user that the bid hasn't been accepted yet

- Fixed crash when clicking on transfer offer via national team

- Fixed crash when asking the 'How do I place an advert for a vacant staff role?' question on the Player Comparison screen

- Fixed crash when viewing “All Seasons” team of the year

- Fixed crash related to player not being found at club



- Corrected tabs appearing elevated on match pitch

- Fixed issue on match pitch where user can get stuck at half time if watching a highlight then pressing 'Live'

- Fixed issue on match screen where sub tab strip displays background

- Corrected issue when going to tactics screen during match, then exiting tactics screen highlight, will jump to end of current highlight

- Record highlight button now functions correctly when going into an old match



- Fixed various player heights

League Specific


- User unable to assign squad numbers to German II Squad when prompted to

- South Korean wages fixed

- Corrected K-league discipline rules

- Updated South Korean common names

- Fixed issue where MLS team's players can be on holiday for Club World Championship



- Fixed issue where changes to people fail when re-loading a previous data file and making new changes

- Fixed issue where created clubs sometimes generate with Sandy Martens as their manager



- Fixed crash where client searching for "Honda" causes a runtime error on host machine

- Fixed issue where clients cannot load a single-player game from within network game

- Fixed crash when client views inbox in network game


Football Manager 2013 v13.3.2



- Fixed an issue where some player heights were showing up incorrectly in game

- Transferred Diego Buonanotte from Malaga to Granada

- Fixed a rare crash issue related to the users inbox


Football Manager 2013 v13.3.1




- Fixed an issue related to old save games no longer loading


Football Manager 2013 v13.3.0




- Fixed very rare crashes related to corrupted edited data

- Improved long term balance of players set piece attributes

- Fixed board not returning results for parent and feeder clubs after granting users request

- Prevented stadiums being used in international tournaments after clubs had moved out

FMC Specific


- Assistant now gives bias to player training focus based on position and role they are playing in

- Improved image selection on FMC News screens

- Removed ability to incorrectly offer coaching jobs when National Manager

- Fixed retiring players sometimes generating non-FMC staff roles.

- Improved player training feedback on Player Information screen

- Fixed user receiving news for players on inactive shortlist

- Decreased likelihood of Board continually expanding stadium capacity so soon after an expansion

- Board will now increase junior coaching and recruitment at their discretion

- Fixed Player Action to show "Approach to Sign" when user can offer them an end of contract transfer.

- All Player Interested unlockable fixes

- Fixed High Visibility incorrectly unlocking when winning Club World Championship Best Player

- Fixed rare case to ensure user fails Financial Storm challenge if they don't make profit/reduce wage bill



- Improved season expectations when taking over a club mid-season

- Fixed instance when the board stated they were disappointed with winning the league

- Fixed board stating they are unhappy with only receiving a low fee when the player is sold for a very large amount of money

- Increased the chance of under-performing managers getting sacked at the end of the season





- Fixed amateur teams playing in Austrian FA Cup



- Updated league table sort order in Belarusian leagues



- Fixed replay match not taking place for the Belgian Third Division Champions playoff

- Updated schedule for the Belgian Cup



- Updated São Paulo State Championship TV money

- Updated Gaúcho State Championship, amount of relegated teams

- Updated amount of relegated teams in Potiguar State Championship

- Fixed strange prize money in State Leagues



- Added missing draw rule for Chinese FA Cup

- Points deduction for 3 Super League clubs



- Fixed best third placed teams that qualify for the second round of Colombian Cup getting group stage prize money



- Added missing English Football League sorting rule, 'Results between Teams'



- French Cup competition format if the winner isn't a Ligue 1 team



- Fixed incorrect venue of the Finnish Cup final

- Updated scheduling of Finnish Premier League and First Division

- Updated Finnish League Cup schedule

- Trial players can play in Finnish League Cup; maximum of 2 in match day squad

- Improved league scheduling when national team qualify for major tournament



- Fixed Indian Arrows being relegated fron National Football League

Inter Continental


- Fixed Club World Championship issue when a Japanese Club wins the Asian Champions League and doesn't get entered and the game picks the best Japanese side instead.

- Fixed incorrect minimum number of goalkeepers for Olympic squads

- Stopped Suriname being enetered into the Central American Nations Cup when they shouldn't

- Updated West Asian Football Championship schedule

- Set Costa Rica as Central American Nations Cup hosts

- Canadian Championship winners now represent Canada when hosting Club World Championship



- Set loaned players in Israel can always play against their owning club from 2013/14 season onwards

- Set loaned players in Israel can always play cup competitions

- 9 points deduction for Hapoel Kfar-Saba



- Points deduction updates



- Fixed Malaysia FA Cup Sub Rules

- Added Malaysian transfer windows



- Fixed "Team with best league record wins if scores are level" match rule not working for First Division Playoffs



- Fixed up Norwegian Cup.



- Tweaked Polish Ekstraklasa TV scheduling

- Fixed 16th placed team in Ekstraklasa getting the same prize money as the league winners



- Fixed scheduling of Portuguese League Cup when using 2013 start date



- Fixed Serbian First League team in promotion/relegation playoff having senior players unavailable due to squad registration being in place for Super League.

- Updated loan rules



- Fixed incorrect Slovenian Cup Semi-Final and Final prize money

South Africa

- Contracts below South African First Division are restricted to one year at a time

South America


- Fixed scheduling of the Copa Libertadores group stage

South Korea


- Added Promotion/Relegation Play-off between K-League and N-League from 2013



- Fixed Super Cup clashing with international fixtures



- Fixed lack of TV coverage in Turkish Second Division



- Fixed Ukraine Super Cup and League Fixture clashing with the Euros and World Cup



- Added names of post split groups for the Premier League



- Fixed editor crash when editing a Nation's Transfer Values where none were previously set

- Improved assignment of teams to regional sub-divisions both at game start and in successive seasons

- Improved in-game functionality of the "Seeded By Division Reputation" Seeding Rule

- Fixed changing a non-player's staff role at a club would not being reflected in-game

- Fixed an rare issue where edited Continental Cup could cause no Competitions to be displayed on the Continental Competitions screens

- Enabled the editing of some Player contract clauses that weren't able to be set; removed two redundant MLS-specific clauses

- Fixed an issue where a Competition’s End Date could potentially cause Promotion/Championship Playoffs to never fully schedule



- Added specialist 26% tax rule for Denmark

- Solidarity payments fee adjustment.

- Fix for mls additional shirt sponsors.

- Player wage fixes.

- Turkish non-football and Other costs adjustments.

- Scouting costs adjustments.

- Max wage limit being prohibitive fix.

- Staff wage fixes.

- User awarded huge mid-season transfer budget for no reason fix.



- Fixed crash when attempting to connect to network game with custom media sources implemented

- Fixed a host crash related to client leaving a network game during match

- Fixed rare network crash during processing during early months of season

- Fixed network crash related to looking at clubs stadium info

- Fixed issue related to server occasionally coming up blank when searching for a friends network game

Player Happiness


- Made players who have got too big for their club to more likely to ask to leave

- Made players more likely to get unhappy when decent transfer bids are rejected

- Fixed issues where players weren't fully acknowledging the managers attempts to keep a promise made to the player

- Fixed AI managers not attempting to have conversations with their unhappy players

- Stopped players who are set to finished their career at their current club from asking to be transfer listed

- Fixed older players from asking to go on loan instead of asking to leave

- Fixed players who are promised first team football not waiting until the mid-season break is over before complaining that the promise hasn't being kept

- Fixed the player will not be taken off the transfer list if they request to stay at the club

Transfers & Contracts


- Improved non-player targetting and interest code

- Fixed clubs going a long time without a new manager

- Fixed a caretaker manager joining another team and causing their current team to go a long time without a manager

- Fixed teams laughing off the users job application when they would offer them the job a few days later

- Fixed human being offered the same managers job a few days after they rejected the original offer

- Stopped youth international managers from taking club jobs at teams outside the region of their national team

- Toned down the wage demands of some players

- Fixed youngsters asking for excessive 'Wage After Reaching Club Career League Games' clauses

- Fixed user being able to accept a bid on behalf of an AI side for a 50% offer of a co-owned player

- Fixed user not being able to continue when offering contract to player whilst under embargo

- Fixed player being released the day after being signed in a secret bid co-ownership decision



- General skin tweaks & polish

- Disabled the coach chat section for players who are also non-players but don't currently have a non-playing job at the club

- Fixed Juventus kit colours on tactics screen

- Fixed graphical glitch on attribute bar charts

- Fixed tactic familiarity bar being too affected by style & strategy changes

- Fixed user being able to cancel international friendlies when not manager

- Fixed instant continue game timout functionality

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CHANGE LIST 13.2.3 (ME 1339)


- Fixed runtime error when viewing other users match in network game

- Fixed rare FMC crash in February 2015

- Fixed rare edited Dutch competition crash

- Fixed rare instance of save not loading with edited db

- Fixed No Transfer Windows achievement/unlockable completion


- Fixed sorting of player training focus columns

- Fixed display of competition news screen

- Fixed potential rating of youth candidates displaying incorrectly


- Tuned dribbling generally

- Fixed issue that counted too many dubious instances of running past opponent

- Toned down poor decision long shots

- Fixed some instances of short, under hit passes

- Made keepers more aggressive in meeting short back passes

- Slight improvement to defender positioning for short goal kicks

- Fixed bug that could cause players to try to clear ball from in front of own goal instead of scooping it clear

- Improved last ditch tackling and engaging of ball close to own goal

- Slightly reduced defender reactions at lower levels

- Improved engagement of ball player to reduce effectiveness of running with ball

- Fixed some instances where defenders don’t engage ball player around own area until it’s too late

- Further tuned kick and header accuracy

- Reduced aimless passes into channel from high up pitch

- Fixed rare instances of dead ball not being delivered correctly into opposing area

- Further tweaked defending against ball player

- Fine-tuned run past opponent counts slightly further

- Made dribbling slightly harder to achieve at higher speeds

- Made most players a favour more direct passes slightly

- Small fix to player reactions to loose balls

- Made defenders more aggressive in terms of looking to tackle ball player

- Fixed players with low closing down settings doing it so high up the pitch

- Fixed players set to specifically man mark opponent from leaving him too eagerly to engage ball player

- Small fix to specific man marking when opponent goes close to opposition d-line

- Fixed some interceptions being logged as tackles

- Fixed some instances of players playing opposition onside when defending free kicks

- Fixed some more instances of players not reacting to loose balls

- Fixed corner phase of play not ending when ball cleared way outside area, causing some bizarre knock-ons

- Fixed rare occurrence of play not restarting after a goal

- Fixed player not trying to turn and shoot when close to goal

- Fixed rare instances of unrealistically inaccurate kicks and passes

- Fixed some further issues with players closing down or not closing down properly

- Fixed some headers being unrealistically unchallenged due to collision avoidance code

- Fixed too many unrealistically weak penalty kicks

- Fixed some instances of unrealistically poor first touch

- Fixed players getting stuck in nets when retrieving ball

- Fixed rare issue causing keepers not to pick up routine ball near edge of own area

- Reduced crowding of players going for same ball on some crosses/corners

- Fixed assigned throw in takers not always being used for throws in attacking areas

- Further refinements to closing down and engagement of the ball player

- Some fine tuning of the weighting of short passes

- Made wide midfielders pay a bit more attention to opposition full backs

- One minor ball physics related fix

- Fixed unrealistic dallying on ball

- Less aimless clearances up field when not under pressure

- Couple more tweaks to closing down logic

- Fixed bug where keeper fumbles ball then doesn’t react properly

- Reduced risky passes across defence line

- Fix for ball passing through net occasionally

- Couple more small tweaks to closing down logic

- Further improved wide midfielder tracking of full backs

- Fixed goal kicks not being taken short

- Fixed quick free kicks rarely being taken

- Fixed bug where keeper moves a long distance to retrieve ball at free kick and is caught out of position when it’s taken quickly

- Fixed bug where keepers’ don’t always try to dive at attackers' feet

- Fixed players dropping too deep on some free kicks

- Fixed a couple of bugs causing keepers not to intercept speculative balls properly

- Fixed a couple of bugs causing players not to react to loose balls or passes correctly

- Fixed bug causing player not to attempt jump for ball that he cannot quite reach

- Tweak to off ball movement

- Slightly encouraged high reward lofted passes

- Made players who have just done a burst of running more prone to miscontrol

- Fixed bug where player may over-run ball unnecessarily

- Slight toning down on accuracy of more difficult kicks

- Further fix for incorrect players taking attacking throw-ins

- Team talk fix relating to overfamiliarity with manager talk

- Improved challenging for headers on long kicks

- Fixed nasty knock on relating to players switching off when taking control of ball

- Fixed some lofted passes being a bit extreme

- Reduced power of ball bounce off post and crossbar

- Fixed rare instances of players dallying on ball

- Yet further tweaks to closing down logic

- Fixed some instances of keeper short distribution not working

- Couple more fixes relating to player reactions to ball

- Reduced some instances of dangerous passes in defensive areas

- Fixed rare bug where play freezes when two players close to stationary ball

- Fixed rare bug where quick free kick is decided upon but never taken resulting in deadlock until end of period

- Fixed unrealistic instances of players deciding to take over receiving ball from team mate

- Very slight increase in width of defensive unit to try to open play up slightly

- Fixed bug in pass choice AI that should now result in a bit better decision making

- Slight reduction in 50:50 challenges for lower aggression players

- Small ball collision fix

- Fixed a couple of bugs causing keeper to not try a save

- Fixed a rare bug causing players to double up on closing down an attacking player prematurely

- Made first touch a key attribute for sweeper keeper

- Fixed a bug with players going for the ball too early in the animations


- Optimised match processing speed for network clients

- Fixed crash during processing linked to co-ownerships

- Fixed crash during processing linked to missing stadium data

- Fixed state saving of staff responsibility setting for match preparation (FMC)

CHANGE LIST 13.2.1 (ME 1325)

- Further refined engagement of ball player

- Toned down speed players can run with ball a little

- Slight toning down of run with ball probability

- Fine-tuned kick and header accuracy a little further

These changes should help to fix the following issues;

- Players dribbling through the middle of the pitch too easily, too often

- High number of goals per game

- Teams winning games by margins of 5+ goals far too often


The new build includes, but is not limited to, the changes below:


Fixed rare history crash in edited databases

Fixed crash when closing game

Fixed crash when changing language with holiday prompt on screen

Fixed rare crash when asking backroom staff for team talk advice

Fixed crash when using ‘Set for Release’ button


Fixed very low and negative attendances

Fixed player becoming unhappy when promise is met

Fixed takeovers disproportionately boosting club reputation

Fixed erroneous fluctuation of tactic familiarity

Improved long term lower league AI squad balance


Fixed Austria Cup final and EURO Cup final clash

Fixed fixture congestion when reaching final of Bulgarian Cup and EURO Cup

Improved confidence handling Belgian Pro League

Fixed Brazilian State Championship start dates

Fixed English league playoff venues

Fixed Irish Premier and First Division format and scheduling

Fixed Polish Ekstraslasa schedule

Fixed Swedish pre-season scheduling


Dark Skin added

Improved speed when viewing previous fixtures

Fixed skin reload clearing manager profile picture

Fixed refreshing of coach star rating when coach leaves club

Improved speed of team line-ups appearance pre-match

Improved distinction between ‘Needs a rest’ and ‘Rested’ status flags

Fixed scrollbar losing focus on individual training screen

Fixed international shortlist being populated by player search

Fixed international jobs not appearing in Job Centre


Fixed seeding by division reputation in custom cup

Added ability to create leagues with uneven sub-divisions

Fixed addition of Danish lower divisions

Fixed sorting of German regions in custom competitions


Improved balance of lower league wage budgets

Improved balance of non-league match day expense & income

Fixed Italian tax levels in new games

Fixed players increasing wage demands after user adjusts budgets

Improved wage balance in Sweden


Added Financial Storm and Unrest at Home Challenges to Store

Fixed cut off on Player profile Transfer Price tag graphic in certain currencies

Added Player Training Progression graphic to the Player Profile screen

Fixed Player silhouettes being recoloured on news items

Added string to FMC Store to indicate unlockables are for FMC only.

Fixed news item cut off for Team of the Week items

Fixed old media inbox questions being asked incorrectly

Fixed Transfer and Loan Listed status text appearing correctly on the player profile

Fixed Progression Bar always being in the middle on Player Coach Reports

Added reason for failing a challenge on the Challenge Result screen

Fixed the possibility of being able to start new games or Challenges in 2011

Fixed player wage demands when applying All players interested unlockable

Fixed Squad Registration panel incorrectly appearing for clubs

Fixed New Stadium Unlockable so that no loans are taken out to cover its costs


Fixed calculation of “shock” cup defeats

Fixed calculation of first league goal in news items


Fixed client being unable to join game with edited database

Fixed assistant taking charge of team when loading save on match day


Fixed scouts with full knowledge returning with no results


Fixed DoF repeatedly targeting uninterested staff

Fixed rounding of figures used in clauses

Improved balance of player interest in club vs wages

Improved sale prices of low valued youth players

Fixed club withdrawing loan offer when negotiations are met

Fixed DOF not adhering to maximum amount when adding players to transfer targets

Fixed exploit allowing acceptance of £0 bids

Fixed trigger of wage after international appearance clause

Fixed career games clause including appearances when out on loan

Fixed being able to offer automatic one year contract extension in final season to young players


Fixed ‘Tutorial Master’ achievement

Fixed ‘Learning the Ropes’ achievement


More improvements to on ball decision making and pass choice

Improved central midfielder starting position when team is in possession

Tweaked midfielder and attacker positions when team is defending

Fixed a couple of bugs causing players to fail to turn to face required direction properly

Improved facing direction of player marking opponent who is moving onto a pass

Fixed bug allowing players being able to partially "go through" other players to get ball without being penalised

Small tweaks to improve the way players move onto passes or loose balls

Reduced some instances of closing down of keeper when clearly illogical in context of player and his instructions

Cleaned up a few bugs that delayed retrieval of ball at set pieces or kick offs

A bunch of ball physics fixes mainly related to collisions and ball spin after bounce

Reduced slightly unrealistic ball to player deflections

More improvements to pass choice AI

Tweaks to run with ball and first touch AI

Reduced tackles that end in own goals

Some tweaks to basic central midfielder positions

Fixed some dodgy marking at mid pitch free kicks

Improved full back positioning when waiting for short keeper distribution

Improved near and far post corner aim point

Some further ball physics fixes and refinements

Fixed goal not always given if ball stops just over goal line

Fixed some rare instances of player collision avoidance failing

Further refinements to pass AI

Improved pass, shot or header accuracy logic

Further improvements to player reactions to the ball

Fixed defences staying to deep just after corner taken

Refined player positioning when defending free kicks from wide

Made players press more collectively and aggressively when required

Improved positioning of defenders against attackers running at pace

Refined tackling AI a bit

Improved facing direction while marking opponent around own area

Fixed some more keeper AI bugs

Improved collision avoidance AI slightly

Fine tuned ball trajectory chosen by player for kick, header etc.

Fine tuned kick and header accuracy logic

Fine-tuned pass and general on ball AI

Tuned long shot frequency and AI

Toned down pressing slightly in certain situations

Improved marking and engagement of ball player in wide areas

Tuned tackling AI further

Couple of small fixes to player reactions

Fixed some small player pathing anomalies

Fixed a couple of goalkeeper AI anomalies

Improved marking and engagement of ball player further

Fixed some instances of risky keeper distribution

Fine-tuned kick/header accuracy

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