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  1. FM17 - World Cup player condition query?

    Ha Ha, very true.
  2. FM17 - World Cup player condition query?

    You may be right as I noticed in my 3-1 win against Spain they actually finished the game in better condition so possibly like Italy they are a slower team. Italy did me for possession so my lot would be running about more but I dominated possession in the Semi Final so not sure why my recovery was poor. Thing is both King and Oxford were pretty much ever presents at West Ham and yet I considered neither fit enough for the Final even though they always seemed fit enough at Club level although your point about playing a lot of games in the season would explain that. Maybe I went the wrong way about it because I had a fairly easy group so should possibly have left my better players out in the group stage but who would do that in real life?! Not a major issue I was just intrigued because I have never really paid attention to International Management.
  3. FM17 - World Cup player condition query?

    Thanks for the reply. Well I am playing FMT17 so not sure if that limits my options with regard to rest and of course it could be down to the lack of a winter break for English players although I doubt FM takes that into consideration. I have always been intrigued by match condition though as my best player in recent years at West Ham is Naby Keita and despite even having a natural fitness at 31 of 17 and a stamina level of 15 he has always been the one to tire most quickly. I thought fatigue may be linked with a high teamwork and work rate stat but looking at the different squads that doesn't really show. I tried playing a "fake" World Cup Final using arguably my best 11 but it wasn't a particularly match fit best 11 and got stuffed 4-0 son it just seems odd that you at a World Cup have to rotate so much between say a Semi Final and Final. As you see on the screenshots England are quite a bit more fatigued than Italy giving Italy a massive advantage. Plus if you look at the Portugal screenshot despite playing their Third Place Play Off a day before this screenshot whilst they are obviously down in match sharpness understandably they are in fact in better condition it seems than the England players who haven't played for six days. Club recovery is definitely quicker.
  4. Still playing a long term save on FM17 and after 9 or so years I got the England job,. First major tournament is the World Cup and it's tough because the English regens aren't that great in 2026, however have made the Final but something is bugging me. Despite gaps of at least three days and 5 between the Semi Final and Final I am finding player condition to be extremely low for players who have played the preceding game which means to get a pretty match fit squad out I am having to do some pretty severe rotation which obviously you wouldn't do in real life. The thing that is strange is that as a Club Manager I cope fine with Champions League and League fixtures only being days apart and whilst the Christmas period requires some rotation you certainly don't haver most players down to late 70's, early 80's condition wise with a three to five day break. Even players with good natural fitness and stamina are suffering and it just seems odd that to put out match fit teams for a Semi Final and Final of a World Cup you have to play nearly two different teams. Prior to the Final Italy have no players under 90% whereas most of my players are in the 80's despite Italy playing their Semi Final a day later and even my players who haven't played the previous fixture are only in low 90's Anyone else ever notice this?
  5. Lag on high-end Nvidia graphics cards

    Jack I hope you don't mind me posting this but it just may help one or two, temporarily at least. I am still playing FM17 Touch and have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 installed of which I am aware is no longer a top graphics card (hoping Santa brings me a new one!!!) Anyway I updated my NVidia graphics drivers a few months ago when prompted by GE Force Experience and the game became very laggy and that was both the 3d match and scrolling through each day. In fact you could tell it was bad from the start screen with even the 3d manager rocking to and fro whilst juddering. I also tried loading up COD and that was also laggy so it wasn't the game that was the problem. I tried absolutely everything on here and elsewhere without success until I tried to roll back to the previous NVidia driver and voila all was fine again. It was a tad odd because the graphics capability stars in game showed just one star (FM16 was 5 stars) but the game despite the low capability star was running absolutely fine on "high graphics". The only problem was that each time Windows 10 did an update it would update my graphics driver and thus the lag returned although one again a quick roll back and all was fine. Unfortunately yesterday Windows 10 updated a major update several gig worth and once again FM became laggy and annoyingly for some reason despite drivers being updated again this time I was unable to roll back to the previous driver. The only thing that worked was to reset Windows to a previous build ie prior to the update and that worked as it obviously reset the old driver. So in a nutshell what has worked for me is continually rolling back to NVidia driver Number and FM works absolutely fine although I am at a loss as to why that driver works but newer ones don't?!?!? I am also hunting a fix which will allow me to accept windows updates but somehow disable automatic download of NVidia Drivers within those updates so if anyone can help on that it would be appreciated,. Hope this is of some help.
  6. In my current save FMT17 it took me until 2022 and 5 League Titles in a row a Champions League, two FA Cups and a League Cup to become a mere Icon at West Ham!! Even a sixth League title in a row the following year along with Runners Up in both FA Cups and Champions League finals didn't push me any higher. Finally made Legend status at the end of my eighth season despite coming third in the League after six straight wins although I did follow up another FA Cup Final defeat with another Champions League success. So it took me to win six League titles and to win 15 cups "and" hit the top of the English managers Hall of Fame history and become second to only Fergie in England's Hall of Fame to finally become a Club Legend. Quite harsh I thought!!!!! I suspect in real life right now at West Ham it would only take me to win one match to become a Legend!!
  7. Lukaku

    I have him in FM17 and he is an annoying player at times and for me tends to be very inconsistent as will hit a hat trick, then score two, then another then not hit the net for the next few games. Always wondered if he has a hidden negative attribute somewhere. Agree with others though I have got the best out of him as a CF.
  8. FM Touch v Full Game

    I guess it's what you want out of the game. I didn't touch FMT at all originally and my first experience with it I missed the immersion of full fat. However when full fat got a bit to detailed for my liking I tried FMT and haven't played full fat for around three years and the last two years just purchased FMT. If you are like me and just like playing games, trying out tactics and buying players then FMT is great and this year I have probably had my longest ever save at 7 years. If however you want immersion then full fat is probably for you. The only frustrating thing for me with FMT is that I seem unable to bring youngsters through successfully but that's probably just me rather than the game!!
  9. FM Touch 2018 Official Feedback Thread

    Will watch this thread with interest as not getting the game on release this year. Might get it March time if the feedback is positive on here.
  10. Indeed I know it's kind a preordained but as you say letting me see the result!! Needless to say I rage quit!!!!
  11. Had a penalty shootout in the Community Shield, so picked my takers and returned to the pitch screen only to see that the "result" had been decided on the scoreboard before we had even started taking the penalties!!! Proved correct as well so I knew that we were going to lose 4-3!!! Never ever had this before has anyone else? Most bizarre!!!
  12. Apologies for putting this question here but no one replies in the FM Touch forum and I didn't want to start a new thread for a question that can probably be answered in one line!! In FMT is there any way of cancelling your links with Affiliated Clubs? I'm six years in to a FM17 save and I now have 9 Affiliated Clubs coming from several countries like England, Croatia, Australia, Scotland, France and Cyprus. I really can't see the point of them as I don't send players on loan because the affiliates aren't a high enough standard and I never buy players from them for the same reason. Two Clubs would be enough to be honest, the rest just cost fees that could be used elsewhere so is there any way in FMT to cancel the link? When I used to play full fat you could just use the action button but there seems no way in FMT? Thanks,
  13. Real Manager photo

    Personally (and I play every game in 3d on TV camera mode) I have never even seen the manager 3d representation on the pitch bar a fleeting moment in the distance so it wouldn't matter what his face looks like because you can't even see it and the camera never zooms in on the manager. However where you do see your "manager" an awful lot is in the news screen picking up manager of the year etc and just personally seeing a computerised monstrosity rather than a photo of me spoils the realism. Plus as said above you could use a photo in previous incarnations of the game alongside the 3d representation with no issues whatsoever and earlier in the year there were workarounds which you could use but these were shut down in a patch. The main thing though is having a "choice" as a customer and player of the game. If I had a choice I personally would rather have a photo and bin the manager on the touchline, you are watching the game not keeping an eye on the CGI manager!!
  14. FM17: West Ham Utd - Fortune's always hiding

    Didn't have the quality players as such in the early years but the tactic still worked fine (thanks to Knap). I have tried same tactic with wing backs and I honestly don't see a difference with width. Crossing in FM17 isn't as good so for me it doesn't matter too much, even with them as IWB's they get their fair share of assists and you never really see them too central.
  15. Real Manager photo

    Yep that's my thought on the subject and I must confess I personally wouldn't buy the game if that was the case. The incredible time and effort people put into third party graphics and allow others to download them give the game realism to me and I for one never start a game until I have graphics installed. Colours for logos, Fake names, lumpy bare kits and CGI faces just don't do it for me, third party graphics "make" the game. As for "photos do not look good on a 3D manager" - Er well you could say that a computerised image does not look good on a real person!!!!