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Football Manager 2009 v9.1.0 - Patch Details + Changelist

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Football Manager 2009 v9.1.0 (Build 26064)



- Fixed Intel 900 series not being able to run in 3D (including the Intel 950 GMA chipset)

- Handling cases of Intel drivers incorrectly reporting the vertex shader model.

- Improved compatibility with splash screen movies on below minimum specification hardware that could cause the game not to launch.

- Improved compatibility for detecting graphics cards with pixel shaders but below the minimum specifications that could cause the game not to launch.

- Fixed cases of the mouse getting stuck in right-click mode on the Mac

Crash Fixes


- Fixed crash when claiming the same player from the MLS Waiver Draft more than once



- Adjusted the fitness/condition of virtual players

- Adjusted attendance increases for big teams after winning leagues

- Adjusted expansion capacities of new stadiums built in the game

- Adjusted the effect of a new stadium on club attendances

- Stopped holiday option applying for jobs at lower division clubs when the user is in charge of a national team

- Stopped players been delighted to have signed a new contract when they are just out on loan

- Tweaked the assistant manager's monthly training report to better reflect the changes of player attributes

- Reduced player condition drop in the off-season

- Stopped non-managerial staff members being marked in landmarks as "Manager <x> leaves <team>" when they take on a manager role at another club

- Adjusted the attribute assignment when filling in blanks for researched players in the database

- When a user takes control of a club which had a player/manager, the player/manager now leaves the club instead of reverting to just a playing role

- Adjusted friendly attendances for matches involving big clubs or rival clubs

- Don't get asked to appoint club captain immediately when taking over a club if the season is over already

- Fixed Fastest Goal club record not updating

- Stopped manager who sets "International Player" experience having more caps and/or goals than the record holder(s) of that nation

- Fixed Dutch virtual players showing the Dutch language twice in their list of languages in the player personal profile

- Detail Level now remembered correctly for reserve competitions after loading a saved game

- Fixed bug where user would sometimes not be able to team talks to be controlled by assistant manager



- Team History screen tables now remember scrollbar position when moving between teams

- No more unnecessary spacers on the Quicklinks bar when unemployed

- No more invalid column error in player trials history

- Edit boxes scroll to the cursor

- Transfer listing a player on a team tactics screen now updates the status flags for that player

- Fixed bug where swapping players with light and serious injuries on the tactics panel caused both players to show in the serious injury colour

- Fixed bug where shirt numbers on team tactics panel were clashing with the background colour

- Managers of B clubs now have the option to allow assistant manager to take control of friendlies

- Fixed the stadium condition information label which was showing "unknown" for several stadiums

- When viewing the draw for the Euro Cup group phase, the groups are now shown correctly

- Fixed home/away floating panels not remembering positions.

- Standardised layout of motivation, team ratings and match stats floating panels

- Removed player condition from key player widgets when viewing previous matches as highlight data does not contain condition data

- Fixed missing match time when viewing previous matches.

- Added home page menu item to bookmarks menu.

- Characters no longer sometimes print twice after a key press in full screen mode

- Fixed competition news icon indicator link going to inbox.

- Altered colour of cannot play status icon for non injuries and suspensions

- Any player sent off whilst the user is changing tactics is now removed from the pitch panel

- Fixed a bug where sometimes when changing captain in a match the wrong player would be shown as captain on the player ratings panel

- Fixed bug which would cause the past meetings table to become sorted incorrectly

- Fixed bug where the tooltip on the captain selection panel would say 'Vice-Captain' for all entries below the vice captain

- Fixed bug where some people’s names on the club favoured personnel list would be underlined when they could not be viewed

- Fixed players not playing as strikers being listed on the milestones list during a goal drought

- Fixed bug where players in a reserve team were shown on a squad screen regardless of the filter set.

Match Viewer


- Fixed some kick animations not being played

- Animations (e.g. kicks, saves, headers, tackles) now synchronised better with actual ball contact

- Fixed possibility of commentary being displayed half a second early unintentionally

- Match time slider can now be used to view the whole match and not just highlights

- Removed assistant feedback link from the match screen when team has no assistant manager present

- Tweaked the assistant feedback for tactical suggestions on opposition instructions at the start of the match

- Fixed assistant manager commenting on language barriers when most of the team is of same (foreign) nationality

- Tweaked the assistant manager feedback levels based on attributes

- Fixed some kit clash issues

- Fixed bug where user isn't taken back to a highlight in split view after making tactical changes

- Fixed bug where if a human watching a match leaves, then comes back, the match time slider was not showing the correct highlights/periods

- Added prev/next highlight buttons in highlight slider as separate buttons

- Behaviour of team name links in match screen is now consistent across views

- Fixed not being able to go to Tactics screen at half time in extra time in TV view

- Fixed text difference "TV View"/"TV Mode"

- Fixed injury times in the TV view match report widget not fitting properly

- Fixed links in offence notifications

- Fixed linesman’s flag appearing in pop ups for fouls

- Fixed a bug when a tactical change made during a match highlight would sometimes cause the match highlight to disappear from the match time slider.

- Fixed a bug where the team stats panel on the match screen would sometimes not update if the user paused the match then switched to this panel.

- If user views highlights of an old match in the middle of a current match, the current match shows the correct kits in 3d when the user returns

- Fixed user not being able to go to tactics screen at half time in extra time in TV view

- Fixed layout of goal update widget

- Fixed mismatching hint text for tactics button in TV View

- Fixed floating widgets jumping when setting up TV View

- Tactics buttons in TV View go to team talk at full time

- Added hints to the TV View tactics buttons

- Fixed replay speed slider not being visible on classic view

- Added replay speed to TV View

- Fixed "Live" button not updating when dragging highlight slider to non-highlight area

- Exits replay properly when user sets playback to live using method other than "Exit Replay" button

- Fixed scoreboard showing wrong data during match setup when viewing matches from Intro screen



- Fixed half time whistles and some other sounds occasionally playing twice when watching a match



- Fixed game freeze when user joins a network game using an empty IP address

- Fixed bug where a match between two human managers may not carry on after a forced tactic change is made

Manager/Player Interaction


- Can no longer train goalkeepers to rifle in free-kicks unless they are a free-kick taking goalie (e.g. Rogerio Ceni)

- Can now discipline players in your reserves and U18's for being sent off in a match

- Fixed problem if a player outright rejects learning a new PPM, you then have to wait a long time before you can request that they learn a new PPM

Player Happiness


- Players on loan no long get low morale because they are transfer listed at their parent club



- Fixed bug where the wrong host for the next Confederations Cup was being announced

- Stopped repetitive "Backs manager to win new contract" news item after every game when manager is near the end of his/her contract

- Fixed player bio talking of player having 'done well to come back from serious injury' when the injury wasn't particularly serious

- Fixed match report bug which states that the match 'started tentatively' for the wrong team

- Fixed some grammatical errors in strings

- Fixed some female strings

Press Conferences


- Don't ask question about long gap between games for non-active sides

- Will no longer be asked a question about needed to spend money to gain success outside of transfer windows

- Questions about who will win the title come up less frequently

- Questions about who will win the title not asked when destination of title has already been decided

- Fixed fairly rare occurrence when journalists would ask a follow-up question that had already been asked in the same press conference

- Fixed instance of user being asked who will win the title too often

- Fixed rare instance where journalists would think a score draw was 0-0

- Stopped people from having to interrupt their Christmas dinners to take a press conference

- Assistants now answer opposition dangerman questions

- Fixed bug where extra time and penalty goals not shown in player reaction to post match press conference

- Fixed bug where AI manager could rarely attend a pre-match press conference twice

- Fixed bug where Assistant attending press conference would be asked the same questions in consecutive conferences quite often

- Fixed bug where the PR reactions weren't showing after your assistant takes a press conference

- Made sure you always attend a new job press conference before any other type of press conference

- Stopped big players responding to comments from small club managers

- Fixed defender being chosen as possible threat in a question



- Sell-on fees cleared also when the next transfer includes no cash

- Stopped relegated teams offering players well below their asking prices

- Stopped teams make a loan offer for a player despite the fact that he will be injured for the next 4 to 5 months

- Stopped clubs repeating same transfer offer over and over again with no sign of giving up or improving offer

- Stopped clubs initially bidding basic value for key/first team players if no asking price has been set

- Stopped clubs who haven't previously bid on a player from bidding below previously rejected offers of the same type from different clubs

- When a club reject loan bid due to low wage contribution but user is offering to pay 100%, the real reason is that the buying club is a divisional rival

- Stopped Chairmen inappropriately accepting bids because they are "too good to refuse" at high reputation clubs

- Fixed teams reject original offer for a player but after an enquiry they will accept less



- Fixed a bug when managing Tottenham, scout reports on Jermain Defoe would suggest he "would be a good signing for most League One sides"

Managerial Sackings/Appointments


- Fixed clubs hiring and firing 3 times in 5 days due to manager contract expirations

- Ensured managers who have had a poor start but given time by the board don't get fired once they have been there a short while and are gradually improving the terrible league position

Club Reputations


- Club reputations rising instead of dropping properly when a team gets relegated



- Young players on part time/amateur contracts in youth teams now get youth training instead of full/part time



- Fixed wages asked and wages allowed for Israeli players aged 18-21 in Israel

- Fixed low reputation player rejecting contract offer as he wants a more lucrative salary, but he is being offered exactly what he is asking for



- Fixed custom expenditure setup in the database from spiralling when renewed

- Adjusted cash balances of inactive clubs with sugar daddies

- New MLS kit sponsorships only to start after the first season

- Adjusted MLS wage budgets to allow budgets higher than the cap

- Tweaks to club bankruptcy limits and chairmen willingness to cover losses

- Enabled loans setup in the DB to have future repayment start dates in the game

- Adjusted building costs of new stadiums in developing countries

- Adjusted stadium sponsorship deals for new stadiums

- Adjusted the high end wages in France

- Adjusted the level of extra wage budget board will allow at rich clubs if requested and accepted

- Adjusted the Belarus league ticket prices to better match the values set in the DB

- Fixed Huddersfield season ticket prices and sales to revert to normal levels after the first season where season tickets are on special sale

Board Takeovers


- Non-active clubs now have chairman changes listed on their history landmarks panel

- Improved board takeover frequency and balance

- Fixed issue where board members weren't moving/leaving clubs properly, previously identified by corrupted club records e.g. Bobby Charlton at Man Utd

- Increased chance of ambitious directors becoming chairmen at other clubs

- Improved selection of nationality for tycoon chairmen

- Slightly reduced reputation boost for consortium and tycoon takeovers

- Fixed bug where B clubs where having board takeovers.



- Fixed some Hints and Tips

- Fixed Danish Tutorial headline

- Updated Credits



- Players can now gain Hong Kong citizenship

- Fixed Brazilian player is considered as Home Grown for an English side despite only joining them six weeks ago

- Fixed bug where a Non-EU player wouldn't want to gain British nationality





- East Timor get placed in a valid group in Asian Under 20 Championships Qualifiers

- African Cup of Nation hosts for 2010, 2012 and 2014 added

- Paraguay South American U-20 2009 hosts

- Fixed CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers being played on the wrong dates in the first season causing fixture clashes with league games

- Vietnam now doesn’t qualify directly for Asian Nations Cup 2011 as they take part in the qualifiers

- Fixed Asian/Oceania World Cup Qualifying playoff for 2010 World Cup clashing with club league fixtures

- Fixed International friendlies incorrectly played 13th August 2008

- Correct age rules used when picking squads for U21 European Championships

- South American U20 Championship winners now get an achievement added

North America


- Correct teams now entered for the CONCACAF Champions Cup in 2008



- Fixed North Korea host the Asian President's Cup.



- Australian Institutes should not receive any compensation when Youth contract players move.

- Fixed bug in A-League (regular season) where wrong team is mentioned as the winner of the competition



- Bulgarian TV revenue update.



- Updated Croatian First Division, Second Division and Cup schedules

Czech Republic


- Amended Czech Summer Transfer Window



- Fixed Danish Premier Division scheduling clashing with the Euro competitions



- Fixed there being no TV games on the last day of the season in the English Championship

- Fixed duplicate 'long term loan' rule sentence in the rules screen for the Blue Square North/South

- English Conference leagues now deduct 10 points for teams going into administration

- Community Shield no longer called the "Community Shield Final"

- England's away game against Andorra in September 2008 should be played at Espanyol's stadium

- Should not have to register players for reserve team matches



- Premier/ Division 1 schedule update

- Finnish Cup third round added



- French transfer window changed to 01/09/2008 for the first season

- French cup match squad must have no more than four non-EU players

- French League 2 maximum two non-EU players in squad

- 5 subs can be named in French cup until 1/4 finals, 7 from 1/4 finals onwards

- French league cup final set to Saturday 25/04/09

- French National schedule updated

- French loan rules updated

- Fixed French U18 Cup amount of subs

- Ligue 1 Midweek TV dates added



- Updated Greek Prize Money



- Fixed Icelandic league dates



- Indonesian Prem/First schedule updated



- Promotion/Relegation Play-off Matches 1 leg 2009/2010 onwards

- Israeli Leagues minimum Stadium capacities changed

- Fixed transfer window



- Updated Coppa Italia Serie C Third Round Schedule

- Avellino's 3 point deduction cancelled



- Fixed an issue which sometimes qualified the wrong team for the NACL



- Fixed incorrect text being used for maximum number of non home grown players rule

- Removed home-grown player match rules for Norwegian 2nd division



- Fixed teams being allocated to the wrong Romanian Second League Group



- Changed Premier Division squad rule to U21 instead of U20 and moved the age check day to 31st December



- Fixed Scottish Second Division relegation playoffs are played on the incorrect dates



- Last 4 sets of fixtures not played at the same time

- Changed the display order of Singapore competitions

South Korea


- Fixed duplicate and incorrect disciplinary rules for South Korean competitions



- Fixed Spanish 2nd Division B - Promotion playoff to 2nd Division draw



- Added prize money for Swedish Premier League teams



- Fixed Turkish teams not being able to sign Foreign based U18 players with Turkish nationality

- Turkish B-style feeder club relationships now send more players on loan each year

United States


- Allocation funds from sales outside the MLS are now correctly awarded

- Fixed an issue which sometimes qualified the wrong team for the NACL

- Fixed wrong prize money in US Cup

- Increased AI teams interest in players inside the Superdraft

- Generation Adidas players no longer require the user to offer them a contract as they now get give one automatically

- Stop players requesting contract clauses that can't be offered in the MLS

- Stopped teams signing players from the Development League when the player hasn't already been in a draft

- Designated players no longer reject terms they ask for

- AI teams should increase their transfer activity to sign Designated Players

- Stopped AI teams from going over the squad restrictions



- Fixed bug where a team may get a Uruguayan First Division championship achievement both after winning the Playoff match and the Championship match

- Basáñez removed from Uruguayan Second Division

Match Engine v725


- Fixed throw in taker being over pitch line when throwing

- Fixed players standing 2 yards outside area at penalties instead of right on line

- Improved short free kicks taken at 30 yards out or more

- Fixed commentary stating distance of shot when scoring from clean through at edge of area

- Created some limited ball and player movement When players stand and hold ball up waiting for options

- Reduced ratio of serious injuries compared to light ones in match

- Reduced instances of players not closing down ball player slightly

- Fixed bug where player could be described by commentary and animation as taking a throw in during open play

- Made team shape support ball player a little better when attacking

- Fixed bug where defenders continued marking strikers too long when ball clearly in their teams possession

- Encouraged certain players to try risky dribble when out of options in attacking area

- Encouraged shot when player cutting in at edge of area and on good foot ( or confident )

- Made players attack penalty area quicker when team mate is on wing and in crossing position

Match v726


- Removed some confusion created by small deflections that can cause players to react illogically

- Fixed rare bug where keeper can fumble save as result of foul off ball between 2 other players

- Reduced extreme curve on kicks with high target point

- Improved perception of when player is in semi clean through situation

- Fixed players clean through drifting too wide too easily

- Fixed bug where player chasing ball can suddenly move at superhuman speed

- Made defenders a little more careful about going to ground prematurely

- Made players a little more willing to turn having received ball to face opposition goal depending on tactical instructions etc

- Toned down number of shots on target slightly

- Fixed players making unnatural passes similar to how it works for shots in v724

Match v727


- Fixed dodgy use of squad rotation by some teams mid season

- Increased accuracy of ball to player deflections

- Fixed AI managers being overly defensive in some lower league games

- Fixed AI managers illogical use of 424 when no need

- Fixed occasional instance of goalkeeper not picking ball up when able to

- Fixed possibility of lesser goalkeepers parrying ball that is easy to catch

- Fixed rare instance of keeper leaving save until ball is already over the line

- Lowered number of passes ahead of team mates that give receiver too much to do to get there

- Player marking post at corner will now leave it to mark free opponent who is near if no-one else can do it

- Player marking opponent with ball near own corner flag now positions better to block the cross

- Less shots from free kicks in wide areas

- Encourage run with ball when acres of space to move into

- Encourage pass to player in more advanced position when attacking

- Reduced instances of player kicking ball against opponent for throw in unrealistic position

- Slight reduction in shots going over bar rather than wide

- Slight reduction in condition drop through match

- 3 man midfield or attack with no wide players now spreads more when in possession

Match v728


- Made AI managers with low attacking ratings a little less negative at home when not underdogs

- Fixed some saves described as superb when they were routine

- Stopped some instances of defenders trying to move in for tackle before they are in position

- Made players a little more likely to cross when well placed to do so

- Made players a little more likely to shoot when well placed to do so

Match v729


- Stopped players deserting the player they had stayed back to mark at their own team's corner

- Fixed AI managers making illogical subs when players get injured in the first half

- Fixed possibility of throw in causing immediate throw in for opposition due to v725 moving taker behind the line

- Fixed tackle in own area triggering illogical "must score" commentary

- Made players more likely to shoot first time when presented with close range chance

- Made players more likely to lay ball off first time when back to goal and under pressure

- Fixed keeper dropping ball to avoid taking it out and then taking too long to recover and grab it again

- Made attacking minded players a little more adventurous when running with ball in opposition territory

- Stopped players taking ball under control when its too far from their feet

- Made players in defensive wall more likely to block ball

- Fixed players in defensive wall not facing ball

- Fixed bug where player sometimes stands close to but never picks up a motionless ball

- Fixed keeper changing mind about letting ball run out at last minute and as a result fumbling it and risking losing it to attacker

- Fixed bug causing keepers not to dive on some penalties

- Toned down effectiveness of penalty takers in pressure situations like shootouts

- Fixed bug where player can get near zero match rating for no obvious reason

- Fixed bug where player makes pass to team mate that is too hard for him to pick up

- Tuned v727 change to 3 man midfields in possession

- Improved position of 3 man midfields when out of possession

Match v730


- Made players a little more effective when clean through on goal

- Reduced players "running through" opponents to win back ball

- Made keepers a little better and more likely to make effort to save ball at least

- Fixed bug where keepers allow back passes that are deflected to go into goal

Match v731


- Fixed keeper coming for backpass and missing it altogether

- Fixed match getting stuck assert due to bug in receiving ball code

- Fixed player diving and moving for ball while diving animation plays out

- Fixed player standing still with ball for ages and ignoring obvious pass

- Further small tweak on # of injuries

Match v732


- Fixed striker diving to head ball out of keepers hands when yards away

- Fixed back header being hit unnaturally powerfully in for own goal

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