Martin Smith

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  1. The header logos have indeed make it back in for the patch as well.
  2. Unfortunately the code changes to display kits just missed out on making it into the release code, but they did make it into patch.
  3. To be honest, this was a sorely needed and long overdue change. Over the years the Manager Menu had become frankly messy, disorganised and counter-intuitive. By organising the menu this way we have, with sub-section groupings, it has made it easier to find the game sections you want and gives us more flexibility to add items in the future.
  4. Blades fan as well, so also less than impressed with the lack of player pictures. But, it's their job to provide the images, and if the club decide to ignore the requests for player pictures, I'm afraid there's not a lot we can do about it, and believe me, we do chase these things up - I make sure of that.
  5. Hopefully the missing paragraph from the quote posted by Äktsjon Männ should help clear up some of the reason for this change, particularly the last sentence: "Our approach to the UI design has changed over the last year or so, with us undertaking usability studies and allocating a small group of us from different departments to lead the UI design, which will help to make sure the UI is consistent and intuitive - our belief is that you should be spending all your time playing FM, not working out how interface elements work." This is just one of the changes that we have implemented on the back of the usability testing we performed on FM2008. Having two match speed settings turned out to be one of the most confusing areas of the interface in the whole game. New users (and even a decent percentage of experienced users) are uncertain of their exect purpose and what effect they actually had on the match. Now, we have a single control that "does what it says on the tin": it controls the speed of the match. It's much clearer what it does, and helps to make the interface more intuitive to use. I would never rule out the possibility that in the future we may allow the ability to have an "advanced" interface, with a dual speed control, but only if we can implement it in a way that is clear and intuitive, for both new users and "power users" such as some of you guys. Forcing people to play around with objects to try and figure out what they do is completely wrong in an interface - if you can't figure out instantly what something does from looking at it, then it's badly designed and needs to be improved, which is what we've done here.
  6. I'd highly recommend getting one of those screen protectors you stick to the screen, really helps with keeping it clean and scratch-free. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Hows everyones easter been, feeling slighlty sick . </div></BLOCKQUOTE> An outstanding 3 days so far... but my feeling ill today has nothing to with chocolate
  7. zamalek: The best thing to do is to zip the whole folder, because if the SECURE.BIN file doesn't match the data in the PARAM.SFO file (which includes the folder name if I remember rightly), it'll think it's corrupt data. mark_htfc: Friendlies are automatically arranged for you, so in this version there's no way to arrange your own I'm afraid.
  8. No need to worry, the database is updated with all the January transfers. The screenshots must have been taken before the database update went in.
  9. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hoista!: Average amount of game time on full battery until battery dies </div></BLOCKQUOTE> If I remember rightly, we were getting somewhere over six and a half hours continuous play from a fully charged battery.
  10. Judging from other releases, Sony tend to bundle the latest firmware, so it'll probably come with the option to upgrade to the 2.6 firmware.
  11. Your PSP will need to be running the 2.5 firmware for FM Handheld to work I'm afraid.