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  1. Well I came on here to see if it was worth purchasing FM20 and after reading the comments since the updates I think I'll stick with my save on FM17. Didn't buy 18 as I was really happy with 17. Bought 19 but just didn't like it at all and now see a lot of negative comments for 20. Such a shame. 17's engine isn't perfect but it's not far off and if they could have improved from that engine in successive years I suspect we would have had a cracker of a game these days! I stick with 17 because at least strikers score which for me is what it's all about.
  2. So no one has noticed that the ME on medium is too quick and too slow one notch down? Or that the ME is laggy and juddery? Or that matches seem to be played in the dark? Or that the match text zips by? Think I'll uninstall the demo and keep an eye on how people think it improves as time goes on. Deleted my 19 game as well and going to start all over again on FM17 as IMO that was the last stable'ish incarnation there was.
  3. Trying out the demo today and first look the ME doesn't seem much different to last years, which isn't great. Same old issues I just find it incredible that it seems more important to get unimportant features right at the expense of the ME. Also still notice the juddering in the 3d engine that FM has suffered for the last few years, will this be fixed as it's a no go buying it if this is going to be the case? Again with the ME the play on medium this year seems far too fast but if you slow it down a notch it's too slow, so no realism at all speed wise. Plus the match text zips through far too quickly to read, anyone else notice this?
  4. Forgive me if I come across as a total noob with this question but I've never played the BETA before. Over the years I've seen comments like "play the BETA and decide if you want to play the game" so always assumed you could download the BETA if you haven't pre ordered the game or not. But from what I can find it seems you can only download the BETA if you have purchased or pre ordered the game? Can someone clarify? Thanks.
  5. I'll be keeping an eye on this as it's the one reason I won't buy the game. I don't have a top of the end Nvidia graphics card and FM17 was laggy for me but was solved totally by using a three year old graphics driver. The new drivers were awful. That driver kind of works from time to time in FM19 but rain and other matches with no rhyme and reason it lags in 3d. I would buy a new graphics card but COD works absolutely fine and surely the graphics in that are higher than FM. So obviously don't want to but a new card if it's not a graphics card issue. Annoying it's been like this for 3 years.
  6. I'm seeing plenty of WTF moments when leading in FM19. Ahead and cruising many a time and the opposition hasn't had a sniff. So when all else fails for the AI FM's gods smile on them with either a penalty, free kick or other set piece gifting them a goal. Failing that my keeper will either fall over, kick it against an opponent or turn his back on a back pass from the half way line! If that doesn't work for them a cheeky sending off always helps despite their number 8 hacking my players to bits for 90 minutes without even a warning and if that doesn't happen a 35 yard screamer into the top corner is always a worthy out of the blue equalizer. But the pièce de résistance I just saw in an away game against Everton when they hadn't had a shot on goal was a 94th minute long kick by their keeper where my defender could have either left it to go to my keeper, chested it down and passed short or put it into Row Z - but no - he just heads it straight to their striker who then runs through my defence who suddenly forget it's ok to tackle and shoots past my keeper who seems to be picking his water bottle up from the back of the net. If Carling did equalizing goals and late winners in FM!!!!
  7. Hey Knap, I know what you mean, I personally think some areas (not all) of the ME are a mess especially striker movement and the awful crossing situation where it just hits a defenders knees bounces to an opposition player and off they go and score. I find it hard to believe there "isn't a problem" like some suggest, I've tried various set up's and roles and it happens far too much. In fact I would prefer the cross happened but got headed away by a defender at least that's realistic,,,,, However, I think I "might" have had a breakthrough. Since I bought FM19 I have been trying to play a 4411 because it suits the players I have. Early doors it was fine, ok I had far too many instructions but I was scoring a lot of goals and ended up with 97 one season. However I conceded a lot as well but as long as you are winning who cares!! With each patch though it became less effective and lord only knows what happened last week but the goals dried up totally. I tried everything - role changes, mentality, no PI's at all, nothing worked until I made a few changes to my tactic as an experiment. 1. Swapped my PF S to a PF A and swapped my AM A to an AM S. This I had tried before with no luck, but with - 2. Changed from Attacking to Positive 3. Switched defensive width to standard to try and stop crosses coming in. 4. The thing that I am sure has made a difference is I changed from "Counter Press/Counter" to "REGROUP/Counter I went and won the League Cup Final v Man United then have beaten Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool the leaders with a draw to Bournemouth away. Not sure how it will do long term especially away at the "big" clubs as nothing seems to work then but it was only the 4-0 win against Arsenal I haven't had more possession albeit they are small margins. I am going to also experiment by taking hard tackling off and try easy (update - didn't work as well) as I was thinking about it and with hard tackling I suspect a player could end up on his backside and won't benefit defending if that's the case so I will see how staying on feet does but if you want try that change from Counter press to REGROUP and see how things go,. My attack has improved and I don't get hit by as many direct balls over the top. Of course it could just be a typical FM style confidence rise after winning the League Cup and another barren spell could be approaching!!!!
  8. Hey Knapp. Has something changed? My FMT version is showing 19.3.5 but I keep seeing we have a 19.3.6 update? However over the last few days I cannot score or defend to save my life, it's as if everything has stopped working!!
  9. Definitely the ME and also a firm solution to the juddering and lagging in the ME. I'm playing on a graphics driver that is from 2016 because it's the only one that works to and extent and even then if it rains in the game the juddering returns. So frustrating and it does ruin the experience.
  10. Thing is though there is no earthly reason why it can't be played on the last Sunday as neither were playing anyone else that day!!
  11. You could be right. I checked the FA Cup Final date as well and that was 18th May so that wouldn't even have interfered if either Palace or Arsenal had contested it. In previous FM's I had seen the other way around with fixture congestion due to the Cup Finals but now as IRL the Europa League and CL Finals are way beyond the end of the season, in fact IMO far too delayed dates wise so much so your players must lose match fitness, but this doesn't explain moving one fixture. It wasn't even televised so I just can't see the logic behind it.
  12. They did have a Euro Cup Final but it's a big gap between the League Game and the Cup Final (fixtures attached). Palace had no such game. If this happened in real life the result would be definitely looked into as both teams benefitted from the 1-1 draw. As Spurs 08 says above "all 38 games should be played simultaneously barring hugely exceptional circumstances." on the last day. I'm just intrigued if anyone else has had this?
  13. Sorry to bump this and too late for 2019 anyway but has anyone else had this or is it just me?! Loaded up a new game just to try a few new tactics and players out and last weekend of the season again one match was delayed till the Monday night. Arsenal v Palace. 1-1 draw so Arsenal knocked Man City off the top on goal difference and Palace sent Huddersfield down on goals scored. In fact it was the best possible result for both of them!"!! This must be a bug yes?
  14. Hi Knap, I found the !!!!!!!!!!!19.3.5PILGRIMAGEKnapIWB4141P107 but I don't think it's the 4141 you suggested. Do you have the post number or link to the 4411 P108 no loss and PILGRIMAGE 4141 P106 NO LOSS? And sorry but what is the FA version? Thanks mate sorry I must be looking in the wrong place!!!
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