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  1. Well, I still don't get MLS to work if I start a new save in march 2017 and then add it later, which makes sense since there's been no updates since I reported the bug as far as I know. I'll try another save to see if I get the fake player horror again, though. Hopefully it was just a one time thing.
  2. I've found something weird when using this: If you start a save in 2017, without this expansion file, and add MLS as a playable leauge later on, MLS never starts. This is a bug with the game and I've reported it to SI so they can at least fix it for FM18. With this expansion file, however, MLS starts 1/1/2018 as it should, but for some strange reason FM feels the need to fill all MLS-teams with scary looking adult fake players, despite the fact there's already plenty of real players in the roster. They are good fake players, too. So good they go straight into the US national team and completley suck the realsim out of the game. I doubt this has anything to do with this expansion file, though. Probably an SI bug. Just thought it could be worth mentioning so others don't get a nasty surprise.
  3. A big Thank You for this one!
  4. Andreas Bengtsson, Halmstad, is 188 cm tall but only have 7 for jumping.
  5. Dons has both "Has no reserve fixtures" and "Has no youth fixtures" ticked in the database. Just double checking this is correct.
  6. Preston has both "Has no reserve fixtures" and "Has no youth fixtures" ticked in the database. Just double checking it's correct.
  7. Marcus Degerlund, Hammarby IF, is 194 cm tall but has only 8 for jumping.
  8. From someone who is depressingly bad at this game: The tips in this post, together with the revelation that you shouldn't change player roles in tactics to fit the players, that someone posted somewere, are the most helpful things I've read on these forums so far. That said, I still think the game is crazy hard. I've tried to read up on player roles, tactics and other tips here. Just for ”fun” I started a new save with Rangers, really trying to get the tactis right. Still, I lose most games. Occasionally I win, but I never feel it's because of anything I do, rather lucky penalties, own goals or red cards. And even if I manage to score a goal and get a lead, the opposite team most often get a goal literary one minute later. And as always, I drop in the league table, everyone is unhappy, the board wants me dead. It's a farse. So I do what I've done for the last five (?) years of FM: I start to cheat. After a while I play the matches on the highest speed in the background while I do other stuff. Then I delete the save, because whats the point? Why would I want to play this? Why waste time and energy on something thats essentially a defeat simulator, or fifty shades of humiliation? Anyone who says this game is ”too easy” are trolls or playing as Man C. Either way they should be hanged from their toes and get flogged. If you want to keep us moron few who can't play this game for the life of us as customers, I suggest you give us a little more help. The hints and tips during the processing flashes away too fast on my high end computer. ”If it rains ...” something something, ”Make sure your players... ”something something. The guides on these forums may be brilliant, but they are written in a language that are not native to some people. And there's a lot to read. The assistant manager never provides me with anything useful. Before the match he suggests a tactic that my players have no familliarity with. During the match he bombs me with confusing and often contradictional tips that doesn't seem to make any difference. And after the match he tells me we should tell the players they are disappointing, which I really don't need his help to understand. I pay good money to get some data analysist to provide me with statistic, but heat maps and dots with arrows really doesn't tell me anything. So most players was on the right hand side of the pitch? Okay. And what do I do with this information? What is going on on the pitch during the match doesn't help me either. When a player, for example, stumbles on the ball and then stand still watching something far in the distance while the opposite player steals the ball, is that supposed to tell me something? In that case, what? Is he tired? Does he have low concentration? Did he get a stroke? Did he just remember he promised his girlfried to buy cheese? Or is it limitations in the 3D animations? I don't know. And while the forum is ever so helpful and super competent I don't want to post my tactics and ask for help here, because I know it only will make me feel like an idiot when I don't understand anything despite people taking the discussion down to something a three year old would get. Give us a proper tutorial, SI. Use one of the managers of your affiliate clubs and let him hold our hand during one season. Let his face pop up in the corner like the Office Helper every time we do something stupid. ”As you notice it is raining, which makes the pitch soggy. Therefore you should [something]”. ”The players ignores everything you say because they hate you. You should start a new save”. ”The opposite team is using counter attack. You should [something]”. ”Player X is unfamiliar with this tactic/player role. I whould replace him with player Y if I was in charge”. Sorry if I sound angry and bitter. I still love this game.
  9. Andrea and Petko Hristov of Slavia Sofia are twins and should probably have each other as favourites.
  10. I have tried to read some guides, but english is my second languange and I rarely have the time or patience to plow thru walls of text. As for the slider years... Well, you could pretty much run-and-gun your way thru a season and still win enough games not to be fired. As I wrote in another thread, CM/FM never was about learning tactics and micro manage details for me, it was a way to relax. Buy some players and let the matches sort themselves out in the background while I watched TV and ate tacos. Let's take another game series as an example, to try and explain my situation. Let's say Call of Duty got progressive harder over the last (say) ten years, to the point where it now has an ARMA-level of realism. One bullet and you are incapacitated, an arrow to the knee and you limp until you bleed to death, if you die all progress is gone and you have to start the game all over from the beginning. No saves, no magic healing, no imbecile novice level enemies, no crates of ammo conveniently lying around. Would it be the same game you played ten years ago? That's a undebatable a no. Would the game be harder than it used to be? That's undebatable a yes. Would it be fun? That's subjective. I'd have to say no. That's FM for me nowadays. Is it the same game I played ten years ago? That's undebatable a no. Is the game harder? Undebatable a yes. Is it fun? Again, that's subjective. Messing around with complex tactis and player roles just to see the AI-teams easily turn a 5-1 score into a 5-5 draw, or a 3-0 score into a 3-4 win within 15 minutes (yes, it has happened), or to lose against crappy teams two tiers below you in some cup game is not fun for me, it's exhausting, enraging and stressful. But, again, I don't want SI to dumb down the game for people like me. Realistic is good. And if realistic means a hard game, so be it. It's just that the game has outgrown me.
  11. Yeah well, I have played CM/FM for 20 odd years and the game is way too hard for me nowadays. So hard I no longer can play it without cheating if I want to win any matches at all. I'm not sure difficulty levels are the way to go, though. Maybe some kind of Office Helper, or whatever that annoying paper clip was called. Something that pops up and says stuff like "Hey, I notice you're a moron. Let me help you with your tactics". Edit: Right now, for example, I'm trying to win home against Scunthorpe. They are dead last and without a single win this season. Everyone says I should win this game like a breeze. Some 20 attempts so far with different approaches, and I lose every single one. Great fun.
  12. Could you at least fix this for FM18, if it is a bug?
  13. As per this thread: I did not have a save from that particular game, but I started a new save with the start date March 11 2017 and added MLS as a playable league. FM says MLS will be added December 27 2017. When that date comes FM says MLS will start on March 10 2018, but it never does. I have uploaded a save called "MLS" to FM/game-save from a few days before December 27 2017. I have started games like this several times on FM 2017, but I have never seen MLS actually get added to the game. Worked on FM 2016, though.
  14. So I started a new game in March 2017, and then added MLS in the Add/remove leagues section. Now I am in 2019, and MLS still haven't been added. I suppose this is a bug?
  15. Maybe some custom files messing things up?