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  1. It's from FM 2007, or should I say #whyidontplayfm20yet. My team got the second built stadium in this save, and for the first time-now the arena with a gigantic capacity of 175k- is named after me. The previous stadium was named in general terms (Partizan stadium), lasted from 2104-2189 with a capacity of almost 145k. While the original stadium (from the start of the save) got its final expansion in the last decades of 21th century- 120.500 seats. Also, for the first time, my team gained Worldwide reputation. Not sure, why, because for all that time I got Continental at maximum and I doubt winning 79th CL title adds to this. However, due to Serbia's starting rating in game, our worldwide reputation is pretty much useless, as we still can't attract already developed world class players or players from certain nations where the "standard" is supposed to be higher.
  2. Congratulations for the title, another fantastic update! Rabatti is a rarely seen beast. Do his low Composure and Concentration affect his performances at all (like in terms of Mistakes/Mistakes leading to goals)?
  3. Congratulations! Regarding the opposition parking the bus-have you ever experienced a situation at home, when the AI starts a defensive 4-4-2 with no arrows and then in case of an injury (even at your team) the AI subs off one of its strikers and goes ultra defensive 5-4-1 even when the result is e.g. still 0-0 and the minute is 5th? The high average ratings of your DC's is probably due to their percentage of aerial battles won. Countless of times these ratings deceived even me and I continued to play them- closing one eye even when they made costly mistakes. Yeah, in regen era, finding a top aerial targetman is very hard, as you said, and focusing to pace will be key . Maybe you can find some good pacey AMCs with good off the ball attributes and retrain them to ST?
  4. Congratulations for the improvement and CL football. Next season with no particular goal droughts, you can challenge for top honours. What strikes me- is quite average rating for your best striker despite his 20 goals scored. What is his conversion rate? (goals vs total shots) You were right when you built physical strong team, in FM 2007 this is vital in all areas of the pitch. Sometimes it is better to have a good aerial ability rather than technical prowess, especially in central midfield.
  5. I second that. One thing that keeps me motivated in a save is also observing the international environment, nothing better than big shocks at Euro / WC qualifying and smaller teams qualifying at the major tournament. I reread the previous page again and noticed - Malta pulled a major upset. Who is their best player, do they have full team or are they a team of grey players? (sorry in case I missed that). Also-do you have international matches simulated in full detail or default? EDIT: Congraulations to your changes of fortunes, seems like your away form has vastly improved. What tactical tweaks did you use? Cheers.
  6. As a long time FM 2007, and also Man Utd fan, I am silently following your progress and wish good luck. I understand you about the bad away form, I feel in this FM no matter how good your team is, you will always drop away points.
  7. I would like to provide further information which may or may not have solved this problem. I found another USB key where I had another package of backup saves and the second most recent one was "only" 3 and a half seasons behind. I loaded that save (saved in November 2172) and went on holiday up to the 5th June 2176. I was then managed to get past this date and not only this, I went further into the summer 2177 as well. I saved that game as an uncompressed, which then occupied around 1.2 GB as compared to the 375 MB compressed one. I am now planning to restart this career from November 2172 and see how it will go. My question is - until now I have always ticked "Compress save" option. Is there any chance that if I do not compress my saved games, that there it will be less chance for potential errors? I have enough disk space. Best regards Ales
  8. Thanks for the answer, yeah, 7.0.2 is the patch. The size of the save game (compressed) is 376 MB. I have just scanned these multiple crash dumps in APP Crash and the majority (e.g. 90%) of these recent FM 2007 crashes) under "Fault Module Name" state "fm.exe", but sometimes they mention "ntdll.dll" and "Stack_Hash1230", if anything helps. For example, below is the APP Crash log in the case when I was able to go "through" the June 2176 and holidayed to June 2177 and the game crashed on 10th of June 2177 (Ntdll.dll in question). Version=1 EventType=APPCRASH EventTime=132004155775440993 ReportType=2 Consent=1 UploadTime=132004155776081030 ReportIdentifier=cb85cd86-6507-11e9-9af7-14feb5a43399 IntegratorReportIdentifier=cb85cd85-6507-11e9-9af7-14feb5a43399 WOW64=1 Response.BucketId=101981215 Response.BucketTable=516536482 Response.type=4 Sig[0].Name=Application Name Sig[0].Value=fm.exe Sig[1].Name=Application Version Sig[1].Value= Sig[2].Name=Application Timestamp Sig[2].Value=45db2a8b Sig[3].Name=Fault Module Name Sig[3].Value=ntdll.dll Sig[4].Name=Fault Module Version Sig[4].Value=6.1.7601.23915 Sig[5].Name=Fault Module Timestamp Sig[5].Value=59b94a16 Sig[6].Name=Exception Code Sig[6].Value=c0000005 Sig[7].Name=Exception Offset Sig[7].Value=00056332 DynamicSig[1].Name=OS Version DynamicSig[1].Value=6.1.7601. DynamicSig[2].Name=Locale ID DynamicSig[2].Value=1060 DynamicSig[22].Name=Additional Information 1 DynamicSig[22].Value=1230 DynamicSig[23].Name=Additional Information 2 DynamicSig[23].Value=12309765a0025be2fdb4baf7ed089185 DynamicSig[24].Name=Additional Information 3 DynamicSig[24].Value=88bb DynamicSig[25].Name=Additional Information 4 DynamicSig[25].Value=88bb692ff8bdb5191ab6445e5fbd05f0 UI[2]=C:\Program Files (x86)\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2007\fm.exe UI[3]=Football Manager 2007 has stopped working UI[4]=Windows can check online for a solution to the problem. UI[5]=Check online for a solution and close the program UI[6]=Check online for a solution later and close the program UI[7]=Close the program LoadedModule[0]=C:\Program Files (x86)\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2007\fm.exe LoadedModule[1]=C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll LoadedModule[2]=C:\Windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll LoadedModule[3]=C:\Windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll LoadedModule[4]=C:\Windows\syswow64\ADVAPI32.dll LoadedModule[5]=C:\Windows\syswow64\msvcrt.dll LoadedModule[6]=C:\Windows\SysWOW64\sechost.dll LoadedModule[7]=C:\Windows\syswow64\RPCRT4.dll LoadedModule[8]=C:\Windows\syswow64\SspiCli.dll LoadedModule[9]=C:\Windows\syswow64\CRYPTBASE.dll LoadedModule[10]=C:\Windows\syswow64\USER32.dll LoadedModule[11]=C:\Windows\syswow64\GDI32.dll LoadedModule[12]=C:\Windows\syswow64\LPK.dll LoadedModule[13]=C:\Windows\syswow64\USP10.dll LoadedModule[14]=C:\Windows\syswow64\SHELL32.dll LoadedModule[15]=C:\Windows\syswow64\SHLWAPI.dll LoadedModule[16]=C:\Windows\syswow64\WS2_32.dll LoadedModule[17]=C:\Windows\syswow64\NSI.dll LoadedModule[18]=C:\Windows\system32\DSOUND.dll LoadedModule[19]=C:\Windows\syswow64\ole32.dll LoadedModule[20]=C:\Windows\system32\WINMM.dll LoadedModule[21]=C:\Windows\system32\POWRPROF.dll LoadedModule[22]=C:\Windows\syswow64\SETUPAPI.dll LoadedModule[23]=C:\Windows\syswow64\CFGMGR32.dll LoadedModule[24]=C:\Windows\syswow64\OLEAUT32.dll LoadedModule[25]=C:\Windows\syswow64\DEVOBJ.dll LoadedModule[26]=C:\Windows\syswow64\IMM32.dll LoadedModule[27]=C:\Windows\syswow64\MSCTF.dll LoadedModule[28]=C:\Program Files (x86)\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2007\dbghelp.dll LoadedModule[29]=C:\Windows\SysWOW64\nvinit.dll LoadedModule[30]=C:\Windows\system32\VERSION.dll LoadedModule[31]=C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\CoProcManager\detoured.dll LoadedModule[32]=C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\CoProcManager\nvd3d9wrap.dll LoadedModule[33]=C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\CoProcManager\nvdxgiwrap.dll LoadedModule[34]=C:\Windows\system32\mscms.dll LoadedModule[35]=C:\Windows\syswow64\USERENV.dll LoadedModule[36]=C:\Windows\syswow64\profapi.dll LoadedModule[37]=C:\Windows\system32\icm32.dll LoadedModule[38]=C:\Windows\system32\uxtheme.dll LoadedModule[39]=C:\Windows\system32\dwmapi.dll LoadedModule[40]=C:\Windows\syswow64\CLBCatQ.DLL State[0].Key=Transport.DoneStage1 State[0].Value=1 State[1].Key=DataRequest State[1].Value=Bucket=101981215/nBucketTable=516536482/nResponse=1/n FriendlyEventName=Stopped working ConsentKey=APPCRASH AppName=Football Manager 2007 AppPath=C:\Program Files (x86)\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2007\fm.exe
  9. Hello, although I've read in some previous posts, that older FM saves are not supported, I've still decided to give my last shot here-I wouldn't if I didn't go so deep in my save. It's about FM 2007. My save started to crash after 5th June 2176, after 170 seasons. I was firmly in believe that it was a particular date crash, but in one or two exceptions, it maybe this is not a case... A little information first: Laptop specification: Dell Intel i7-2630 Quadcore CPU 2.00 Ghz (8 CPUs), 6 GB RAM, Windows 7 64 bit, graphic card is Nvidia 525m. Save info: Started on the official 7.01. database + loaded with a generated .ddt file which only retains players of certain clubs/international in Europe and world; 3 countries (6 leagues) loaded (Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia) on large database (total no. of players in game is around 30.000) Graphics: using kits and logos from FMC Graphic pack 2.0. Using compressed save games. My current manager profile is in use for 30 seasons (the past ones- I have retired them for the sake of reality every couple of seasons). I have managed a single club from the start and have never went on holiday bar friendlies. Previous problems with the save: none, except one or two memory leaks in the past, but the save(s) I think never got corrupted, neither did the last one after saving, which is approx. 375 MB in size. Crash characteristics: my game is saved on 4th June 2176. On processing it crashes on 5th of June, sometimes on 6th-8th. If I do additional actions (transfer enquiry) it can process hours or 2-3 days further but whenever I try to save it crashes. If I click the windows crash message too quickly, it states "Runtime Error... r6025 - pure virtual function call". Faulting application name: fm.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x45db2a8b Faulting module name: fm.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x45db2a8b Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x008b874a Faulting process id: 0x1740 Faulting application start time: 0x01d4f216d8f36e17 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2007\fm.exe Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2007\fm.exe Report Id: d96a2ac9-5e0a-11e9-a831-14feb5a43399 Normally FM 2007 works fine. I can play older saves with the same club / start a new save without problems. My previous save is from April 2176 and I can play without crashes up until early days of June. At first I thought international matches are a problem. In June 2176, just before European championship, there are played multiple South American qualifiers, u19 friendlies+playoffs in all the leagues I have loaded. But it was so the case for the last 170 seasons. Temporary exception. After multiple tests I have come across one exception which even if I replicate again, leads to crash. I retired my current manager in my previous save in April went on holiday, made a multiple transfer enquiries in the end of May 2176, fired up Google Earth so the game was busy. And after that, I was able to process further in the summer of 2176 and was even managed to get into the new season 76/77. But to test this further, I went on holiday for one year, when sadly, the game crashed- in the similar period-after 4th of June, only a year after (2177). What I have tried for now, unsuccessfully, even I was not able to replicate the exact situation which enabled me to pass the cursed June 5-7th of 2176. - installing FM to another laptop to a non protected folder, with no custom graphics, - clearing game cache, - deleting tactics folder, - deleting other saves in My Documents folder, - loading the save from USB stick, - checking disk for errors, defragmenting it, - making exception for Data prevention executables, - making fm.exe has the highest priority (In Task manager it uses around 380k of memory) - reinstalling graphic drivers, - installed some other Microsoft C+++ Visual Distributables and .NET Framework, - going on holiday -either from 4th of June 2176, or before (October 2175/April 2176)-the game processes normally up until 5-6th June 2176. I haven't uploaded the save yet, if you would like to take a look, I can upload it, despite being older version. But regarding the description-is there a possibility that despite not many leagues loaded, the game just could not handle more data? Best regards, Ales
  10. I only play FM when I have at least 2-3 hours to spare. If less (e.g. when I am waiting to go for work), I just load my save and check players profiles, check how other active leagues are doing, check multiple club's history and head to head results to prepare my head for the "going to work" press conference before the upcoming match. Sometimes I also scout players (but don't save the game) and make notes who to sign next time when I will actually play the game. Instead of using Note option in FM, I use normal pencil and paper, but recently I've adopted the habit of taking notes in my e-mail and sending it back to me, to remind me which obscure clubs (which I always forget) to scout as my main rival always tend to sign some future stars from them. In my head there is another idea-to not sit when watching the game, instead, to stand and chewing a gum. Regarding the match, I always put a GK in bench (as I have seen some don't), the bench must have at least two strikers. I never respond to other clubs enquiries (just click Continue) and I never reject transfer offers, instead I make asking price of 145 000 000 and the clubs pull off. This is-to not unsettle my players. I sometimes watch European games of my rivals or random Euro/World cup games. And what is interesting-the same as in real life, if some underdog performs very well and I decide to watch their next game "live", the will lose it. When I win and the win is really special (like dramatic Champions league progress), the world is so better, that I might actually start a conversation with someone first! After such dramatic moments I prefer to save the game and not play it for a couple of days. In this time, I prepare a special toilet seat press conference(s) in my head to recap all major happenings of this event, the reasons. Sometimes there is also the fear-if I would continue the game straight away, this good feeling will be lost if we will be eliminated or lose the e.g. UCL final. My goal is to treasure the good FM moments as long as possible-15 years ago I would play for 5-6 hours a day, but not today. Today I play FM not for trophies, but because of me being the part of that special FM world in which I have an important contribution. The world, who gradually becomes full of regens, which-as people in real life-as soon as they "die", will never be replicated in another save by any user in any FM.
  11. Note also that Serbia at one point will reach European Union, so all the foreign player restrictions for players from EU will be gone. Until then, focus on snatching best Serbian prospects. I do not have experience with FM 2018, but in FM 2013 I managed to win the CL with Partizan in my 9th season and played in EL final in 2019. First few seasons were frustrating, even when I reached CL groups, I regularly finished outside top two. But somehow I managed to replace my "FGN" spots with quality players, especially two regens from Croatia. Try to find the best "FGN" players for your most critical positions. In 2018 (that is 6 years into the game) Serbia became EU member, so I could sign EU players, who counted as non-foreign, including South American regens who had EU passport. This helped me greatly and also the other teams in the league benefited from this. Sadly I never played this save enough to see how it will develop, but I believe at some point also Red Star (or it was Vojvodina?) reached the 1st k.o. round in the CL in the 2020s. Regarding the youth intake, even with all facilities maximised, many time it will be just pure luck. For developing youth players, and giving them play time, send them on loan to clubs, but (for your top ones) try to find ones with good youth and training facilities. Make note also on Teleoptik players, Partizan reserve team, I believe there is an agreement the players can pass free between the two clubs.
  12. In FM 2013 I managed one season in Turkmenistan (in the save I loaded a bunch of Asian and Central Asian leagues) as FC Balkan Balkanabat (cool name). Our reputation was so bad that only reserves and u19 team wanted to play friendlies against us. Much of the season we were far behind from team, called HTTU, but at the end we managed an impressive run of results and won the league in the last round when they did not play (!) and we needed only a point against Merw. We have also found the cherries on the cake playing in the Asian President Cup, reaching the semifinal. This gave me some impression of the quality and ranking of all the central Asian -stans, Tajikistan with Istiqllol Dushanbe (winner) and Bishkek (finalist from Kyrgizistan) are some step further than us. Also the quality of regens from these two countries had been a little better than ours. Below are; our league progress (=snatching the title in the last round), our "best" youth intake player and our "very good" DC from Tajikistan, just to give you some insight of the quality of players.
  13. The paths are various. Actually, the first two you mentioned, were generated at their current clubs (Werder/HSV), which I believe it is random, because they have no staff members from Mozambique/Sao Tome and Principe. In this save I manage in Serbia and some Serbian (and even Croatian clubs-since I have their league also loaded) generate youth players from interesting countries "for no reason". I remember FK Srem got a player from Chinese Taipei who later acquired Serbian nationality and played for their national team. OFK Beograd generated a strong centreback from Kuwait. Interestingly, when the player retired, he worked as a scout at another Serbian club and also they got a Kuwaitian defender later in their u19s. Further examples include even a Nepalese player, generated in one Croatian club about 30 years ago. The players I posted above have different histories and some were even found in their local home clubs. Just for curiosity, Brickhus, the Lithuanian MC, was "born" in FBK Kaunas academy in 2150, before moving to Real Madrid, was loaned to Roma, played then for Man Utd and now he is at Inter. Stazys, a 50 mill. wonderkid striker, started his carrer at Kareda Siauliai before moving for free to Levski Sofia and in 2158 Valencia bought him for 925k (note this is FM 2007). Long Kai, the Chinese Beckenbauer, was acquired by United directly from Dalian Shide for 525 K in 2158. Pineda, the guy from Honduras, has had the following path: Olimpia Honduras->LA Galaxy->PSV->Spurs. And the third example is, when the players are created at foreign academies (what we thought would be with Portuguese academies), the example includes Albanian striker, created at Aris Salonika (Greece). EDIT: I have just looked at various statistics for next World Cup qualifiers and found some more very good (but not exactly wonderkids) players from interesting nations. Some of them are already in their 30s. Player history (the players were created at the club, listed first): Ahmad: Al Ain (UAE)->Zurich Bi: Sint Truiden->Waregem->Lierse->Haag Lees: Zanaco (Zambia)->Porto (for 90k!!) James: Hannover->Almeria Huddlestone: Mouscron->Antwerp
  14. Some more (FM 07) screenshots from late 2163. I refer to "minnow" nation not by population, though. Starting with three members of the Peru golden generation who won Copa America this year. Continuing with two fascinating players from Lithuania who almost made it to the Euro 2164 (lost the playoff vs. France) and have a 50 million euros worth striker. Meanwhile Albania have reached the Euros, their first major competition in this save. The rest is my random collection of chosen players from interesting nations, be it dark horses or total outsiders.
  15. Everyone except the Syrian one is from my Man Utd save, where I am only in 2021, so it is still time. The Armenian has got into goal rut, so I sold him to Inter. I found two older pictures from my other save (further ahead in time), I mentioned Venezuela once had and amazing strike force, sharing 100+goals in the international team, guiding Venezuela to the 2111 Copa America 3rd place. The pictures are seven year older, so the older one (Gonzales) has slightly decreased attributes. The younger one retired in 2123. Despite the duo Venezuela never reached higher than penultimate place in every WC qualifiers.
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