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  1. Thanks for this! I've had a few scrapped saves recently where I've not been able to either adapt my tactics or understand what is/isn't working and it was getting incredibly frustrating. Had a good read of this whilst sorting out my latest save tonight and the early signs are very positive, because I actually understand what's going on, why it's working and what I need to do to keep it going. Cheers!
  2. Yeah, that's fair. I'm not sure of a definitive answer I guess, but I always remember from previous games that the discussion usually involved a distinct set of categories between positive, neutral and negative personalities, with people attempting to influence the personalities that'd come in through intakes because a better personality leads to better development, but that's just conjecture, I'm not going to pretend to be 100% certain.
  3. Would it, though? Personality impacts the hidden attributes, as opposed to the attributes we see on the screen A model citizen has fantastic hidden attributes throughout all the main areas: determination, professionalism, loyalty etc...That is objectively better than, well, pretty much any other personality, regardless of position.
  4. Hi Guys, this might be a question for the mods more than anything else, or somebody who can give me a definitive answer. Can somebody confirm whether or not the Asian Continental Cup qualification places are still dynamic? I remember it being implemented previously. The reason I ask is that Indian clubs are not qualifying for the Asian Champions League on FM18, even after a few seasons, but there have been Indian clubs in the Asian Champions League for the past 5 competitions in real world football. So I'm hoping it's just an oversight in the data, but I don't want to continue a save in India if, ultimately, the club can't progress to the Champions League or the Club World Cup as a result. I can provide any screenshots etc if needed when I'm back from work tomorrow evening, but any help would be appreciated.
  5. Hi Neil, I'm off work tomorrow so I'll try and do that. My only question, however, is that would there be much of a point? I don't mean that in an arsey sense, just that I've now progressed well past the date in question and the save is working as it should. (it would've been smart to make a separate save at the time, but I didn't think). It should be easily replicable on a new save though, I assume
  6. Hi there, I've encountered an issue impacting LAFC in the MLS (Well, in the season prior to joining the MLS to be precise). I've started a couple of saves and can replicate this error. When managing LAFC on a pre -2018 game date, if I go in to the finances tab and select any of the detail headings (income, expenditure etc) it crashes the game. It doesn't recover but neither does my computer or the game itself tell me that it's unresponsive, it simply bricks up and requires going in to task manager and manually ending FM.exe I imagine this has something to do with the finance graphs on the finance page not displaying any data and will probably rectify itself when you play long enough for LA to officially become an MLS franchise, but it's something I thought should be pointed out. Cheers. EDIT: Added image for reference - This is after 3 months of holidaying. I assume it's because of the no data being shown on these graphs that the game is crashing. EDIT 2: One final note, the issue does fix itself once you make it in to January 2018 and officially enter the MLS
  7. So, as a follow up question to this, I guess, is there times where you'd want to avoid any playmaker roles in your side? I'm not very good with tactics and don't always follow what each 'role' does very well, so I'll almost always throw in a DLP if I want a midfielder to sit back a bit, or an AP if I've decided I want a more attacking midfielder. I've always assumed that part is simple, but maybe that could actually be detrimental to what I'm trying to achieve?
  8. This is excellent work, Cleon. I'm using a narrow diamond to some good success (well, success by my standards anyway) using some of the things I've read here, and trying to guard against some of the pitfalls you describe. I'd struggled getting tactics working previously, but this has worked a charm. Cheers!
  9. Sorry about reviving what might be a bit of a dead topic, but I've got a little issue which is more FM OCD than anything else, but here it is... https://i.gyazo.com/7a63338cd240f68c85bd44086ec4f86d.png If you look at that, the first half of the season is listed under 2016/17, whilst the second half is under 2017/18, which is going to make the schedules screens really annoying, particularly when next season starts. Any ideas?
  10. So I can have more than one config file for the backgrounds? I'd kinda thought about this before but never tried it, thinking it'd just cause an error. That would make sense as if I remove the Chinese files (leaving Germany and Colombia) they work fine. I'll give that a try, it seems like the only likely explanation, as everything else is correct. Thanks for your response! EDIT: Had a bit of a play around, still no luck. I must stress that it's only if I include these files to China that there's any issues. If I take them out, the rest work fine. I've been requested to make some for other people, so I might try them tomorrow and see if they work, then I know I can isolate the problem to these Chinese images. It's a really weird one though, I just don't get it!
  11. I've narrowed the problem down. It's definitely something to do with my most recently created pack of Chinese stadiums. If I remove them, the old packs work fine. <record from="China/SuperLeague/Shandong" to="graphics/pictures/team/116403/background"/> <record from="China/SuperLeague/Shanghai Shenhua" to="graphics/pictures/team/414/background"/> <record from="China/SuperLeague/Shanghai Shenxin" to="graphics/pictures/team/23176734/background"/> <record from="China/SuperLeague/Shijiazhuang" to="graphics/pictures/team/23194491/background"/> <record from="China/SuperLeague/Tianjin" to="graphics/pictures/team/416/background"/> there's nothing obviously wrong there, surely?
  12. Hey guys, looking for a bit of advice. I've created background packs for some leagues for my own personal use (as well as another fansite I use) and everything was fine pre patch. However, since the new patch has release I've noticed that they're not showing up anymore. I'm maybe missing something simple, but has anything changed in the process? My folder layout is exactly the same: http://i.imgur.com/c3NJxfl.png and my config file is still the same as it ever was: <record> <!-- resource manager options --> <!-- dont preload anything in this folder --> <boolean id="preload" value="false"/> <!-- logo mappings --> <!-- the following XML maps pictures inside this folder into other positions in the resource system, which allows this folder to be dropped into any place in the graphics folder and still have the game pick up the graphics files from the correct places --> <list id="maps"> <record from="Germany/Bundesliga/Augsburg" to="graphics/pictures/team/2238/background"/> <record from="Germany/Bundesliga/Dortmund" to="graphics/pictures/team/907/background"/> <record from="Germany/Bundesliga/Bayern" to="graphics/pictures/team/915/background"/> <record from="Germany/Bundesliga/Frankfurt" to="graphics/pictures/team/912/background"/> <record from="Germany/Bundesliga/Freiburg" to="graphics/pictures/team/944/background"/> </list> </record> The above is just an example of the larger config file. Can we see anything stupid that I'm missing? Any help would be appreciated!
  13. On a similar note, a user on our fansite can no longer load their game either after the patch. The patchnotes never said that they'd fixed the Copa Sudamericana issue, but if they have this could be the reason. My friends game was in Colombia
  14. Hey, not sure if this is the right place for this but given that it's regarding xml files, I thought I'd give it a shot. Over at a fansite we've created a host of African nations using real world data to get things like finances correct. I've started a holiday test file with them and am now in the year 2029. However, league prize money has significantly decreased in almost every nation from around the £30-£75k mark down to as low as £100 in certain nations. Algeria, for example, whilst being the 4th highest rated league in Africa, has seen prize money drop down to £2.6k for the league winners, which is obviously unsustainable and is seeing almost every club in every league that's not qualifying for continental competition becoming insecure financially. Any advice?
  15. Not sure if anybody else has had this problem, but after completing my first year with this structure, the Superdraft didn't work properly. It gave every player in the draft to Toronto, who had first pick :/
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