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  1. Having played around with this for a few days in the Lega Pro (Not because I want to directly copy, but because I want to see how it works before changing or adapting it) two thoughts: 1. The defensive mentality really opens up the potential of back three formations. The team really uses the whole pitch and especially deep spaces. Whenever I've played a back three in the past on a higher mentality I found the three center backs to be rarely used in the attacking phase, which became a problem especially against deep lying single striker formations. We would be outnumbered higher up the pitch constantly trying to bash our way through never looking to play the ball back leaving us frustrated and vulnerable on the counter. With the defensive mentality I've seen a willingness to move the ball back into deeper space and recirculate pulling the defense out of shape or hitting a ball from deep over the top. Coupled with the 3 strikers pinning the back line we seem to be able to create little pockets of space that if used well make us absolutely lethal. 2. This is as great system for long term play as practically any player type can find a home somewhere. You could create a squad of such interesting contrasts. Some games you might play the deeper lying strikers as physically imposing hard workers, or you might play two number ten types or wingers or whatever the needs of the day might be. Same roles vastly different outcomes. And this remains true throughout the various positions. I look forward to seeing more about how you got along during the season. How you solved (or didn't!) the particular issues you encountered and so forth. It's really great work that opens up new discoveries within this game we all play much too much. And at least in this corner is greatly appreciated.
  2. Also playing the A-League, I had just had my youth update in 2024 when the patch dropped. I then got a second youth update in September, so it's possible they changed the dates.
  3. Quick question. Do you leave your players on their individual focus during this preseason period or lighten it up?
  4. Riz, have you found in the testing that these changes have positively affected the AI's ability to groom young talent? Specifically, have they shown a greater willingness during the provisional contract period to simply release the no hopers, thus freeing up more games for the better prospects. It seems a logical conclusion, and if it's true, will be a huge boon to long term games.
  5. There are two comps.fmf files that need to be overwritten. Spain and Portugal are both in the 11.0 folder I provided. Put that comps file in your football manger 2011/data folder, and the comps.fmf file in the 11.3 folder in football manager 2011/data/updates/update-1130. That should work. Those files are copied directly from my folders and everything works on my end. Let me know if this works
  6. During the forum downtime I played around with this concept. Entering results and fixtures for Serie A, La Liga & Adelante, Eredivisie, Bundesliga, and Portuguese Prem. A few things of note 1. Entering results via nation rules does not work. It will register the fixture, but not the result. 2. If a league has a specific fixture list in the comps.fmf file (Por,Spa,Hol). The only way to get the fixtures to work is to overwrite the files and recompile using the resource archiver. I created those fixtures using the xml files included in the default versions, changing the date and supplying the code for goals home and away. It works. 3. It is much, much faster and easier to enter the info into the xml file rather than use the editor. Less risk of crashes and easier to cut and paste. 4. For leagues not in the comps.fmf files (Ita, Ger, and most other nations), I entered the data into the same xml template as before, then imported the file into the editor. It will say something like imported old rules format. It is important to set the version as 0, and the date range of competition to match the time frame of the league (august to may, july to may, etc). Now, the slightly tricky part you have to figure out "Discipline Rules Index" and "Fixtures Rules Index" value. Start with 0 in both categories (it defaults to -1 when importing, which if left unchanged will cause the game to crash). Load the league up in the game with the file, note the rules, then load the league up without the file, and note the difference. If the match great, you're done, if not. Trial and error time. For instance the Bundesliga fixture rules index is 3. This file can live in the editor data folder like standard editor files. I've tried that last process with Holland, Portugal and Spain, and it does not work; you must overwrite the default file in the comps.fmf The following link will provide all of the work I've done thus far. Including recompiled comps.fmf files for both the 11.0 (base folder) and the 11.3 update comps.fmf. I've also extracted the hol,por,spa files as they work as templates or if you would like to recompile yourself. The Germany and Italy files can go in your editor data folder I hope this is helpful, if anything doesn't make sense don't to hesitate to ask. Apologies if this was in anyway confusing