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About eupheus

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    22, and been a virtual manager since FM14.


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    FM all day every day

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    Manchester United

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  • Currently Managing
    Manchester United
  1. With the option for use auto save type when saving manually ticked, it still doesn't create a new previous file like it used to. I thought that option was implemented in case games got corrupted and so, we could return to a previous save file. Now that option doesn't exist anymore. Much preferred it the way it used to be.
  2. Greatly appreciate the suggestion, Neil. Haven't been able to play much and yet to try it in the afternoon when the weather is scorching here but early signs show that it's improved. I had to reduce the render quality to very low and all other graphic settings to the lowest possible, which has resulted in a decrease in temperature by around 10 degrees although with the odd spike every now and then back up to the 85-90 degrees region. I'm, however, curious in the underlying cause of menu lag, especially when viewing squad or tactics. Many people with much better processors, much higher RAM or amazing graphics cards all seem to have the same problem.
  3. I'm too having performance issues even in the menus which fluctuates from time to time. I have SpeedFan installed and compared to FM17, on FM18 my laptop overheats up to at least 20 degrees more at close to 90 degrees. A big part of it could be that since there was a setting on FM17 where we could change the rendering mode, I had it on software, so it made things faster. I'd like to know what has happened to that setting or feature and why it was removed or yet to be implemented. I'm using Avast antivirus and have never had performance issues to this extent. I've attached my dxdiag but if the problem is with my laptop, I find it unacceptable as FM was never a program that required top end processing or graphics and it should never, especially since at the end of the day, it is solely a simulation program. And if there's nothing I can do to improve it then I'd be very disappointed. DxDiag.txt
  4. I will add both. Hopefully it doesn't happen again. Thanks for the feedback on this issue.
  5. I see, so I guess I got unlucky with that save then. But I excluded FM in my antivirus though ?
  6. I just so happened to save over it before I realized this issue, so I don't have a backup save. But if I remember correctly, it seemed to be fine just a few weeks ago in game. Could you explain how it got corrupted ? First time this has happened even though I've had my antivirus on the whole time, other saves weren't affected.
  7. Yes, Avast. Antivirus was running but FM was excluded. No scans were made while the game was running.
  8. http://postimg.org/image/5vs2u72fb/ http://postimg.org/image/i7uz7oq9z/ http://postimg.org/image/n7sffmvwn/ As you can see, there must be something wrong. I fear it's my save that's the problem because my other saves aren't like this.
  9. Indeed I was referring to the tactic you devised. I'm currently using support wingers in a possession tactic so far and it seems to be alright.
  10. Cleon, what are your thoughts on using wingers on support duty in this system ?
  11. Control with the thought of going with a flexible team shape.
  12. Because I have tried my home tactics in away matches and it didn't help. Home matches, in my opinion, should be more expressive while away matches should be more cautious yet the results I got away from home were abysmal. And I mentioned in my OP, I would make few changes against stronger sides.
  13. I'm looking for an away tactic so I'd like some advice or suggestions to set up and I've been going back and forth between two formations - a 4231 wide and a 4123 wide. Player roles are : FB(Au) on both sides, CB(S) and BPD©, DLP(D), CM(S), AP(S), W(A) on both sides, and a CF(A). So I'm not very sure what TIs to play with. I'm looking to play possession football away from home as well with safer options whilst utilising the attacking options I have in my team. Not too sure about what team shape to use as well, thought of going with flexible. As I mentioned in the title, this would be a tactic I'd use against pretty much any team with little to no changes against stronger teams. I should note that I just finished the season - with Manchester United - and had away form of a mid table team, even struggling against teams in the bottom 5 at times. On a side note, people have said lowering tempo could improve finishing. But I don't want the speed of play lowered. So how could I improve my players' finishing and make them more clinical ?
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