Robot (SMFC)

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  1. I tried all sorts of experiments with the rules to get them to reflect that, but they either weren't working or were causing annoying bugs. That's why I ended up compromising on U-23 regs.
  2. On the hitlist. But I'm not sure what order I will get around to these in and how quickly it will happen.
  3. I'll definitely be making leagues for Botswana, Madagascar and Namibia. I can make those ones next. Lesotho and Mauritius would be in the maybe pile as far as I'm concerned; I'll only do those once competitions for stronger nations have been completed. Perhaps then Swaziland too. I can't see there being much point in fleshing out Seychelles for the purposes of what I'm doing, so that's the only definite no. I agree; a lot of African clubs and players must be a nightmare to research, not even considering tournaments like the above, which are generally irregular and can get cancelled at short notice. Hopefully I have at least put something towards those who want to play as a CAF national side having a little bit more to do in their career.
  4. I'll make a fair few. For example, it will be worth creating Libya and Zimbabwe but definitely not Eritrea and Guinea-Bissau. It's mainly aimed at making retention of decent players for mid-strength nations more realistic (e.g. with the above file, hopefully Niger's few decent players won't retire due to being released by club sides in Nigeria if they have an active domestic scene to return to - or ultimately a number of other active choices, once I've done more leagues). So in a nutshell, over the lifespan of FM15 I'll probably create most worthwhile CAF leagues. Slow and steady
  5. The first release of the international competitions is now linked above, as is a league system for Niger. Both are fully compatible with Claassen's existing African updates.
  6. Hi everyone. After deciding to embark on a career in international management in Africa on the current iteration of the game, I began to do some work to add much more depth to the continent than is currently represented, since the set-up in game is very, very basic. Claassen has, as always, been a massive help in building on the shallow base the game gives for Africa. What I have done first of all is to focus on improving the international management experience by adding in some of the regional competitions played around Africa. After experimenting with a few different formulae, I found that the best way to do things was to make all of the competitions age-limited. In reality, many of the competitions are for domestic-based players only, or involve understrength or under-age sides being sent by the likes of Nigeria, Senegal & Ghana to face the senior national sides of minnows like Niger or Guinea-Bissau. Trying to represent the latter situation accurately ended up being very buggy, so I found that U-23 competitions were the best overall compromise between realism, playability, and not breaking the game. The following competitions have been tested and -- as far as I can tell -- are ready to roll with no problems: - WAFU Nations Cup (Bi-annual tournament, involving Benin, Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, CIV, Nigeria & Senegal) - Central and East African Championship (Annual tournament, involving Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda & Zanzibar [Malawi, Reunion & Zambia join as guests]) - Southern African Championship (Annual tournament, involving Comoros, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia & Zimbabwe) -- I will also add the 'Southern African Shield' for sides that don't make the knock-out rounds - Amilcar Cabral Cup (Bi-annual tournament, involving Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal & Sierra Leone) - UEMOA Tournament (Bi-annual tournament, involving Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal & Togo) - Central African Economic Community Cup (Annual tournament, involving Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, Gabon & Equatorial Guinea) - UNAF U-23 Tournament (Bi-annual tournament, involving Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco & Tunisia [saudi Arabia join as guests]) - UNAF U-20 Tournament (Bi-annual tournament, involving Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco & Tunisia [Malta, Mauritania & Niger join as guests]) - WAFU U-20 Cup (Bi-annual tournament, involving Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone & Togo) - Southern African U-20 Cup (Annual tournament, involving Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe [sao Tome & Principe; DR Congo join as guests]) - Central and East African U-20 Championship (Bi-annual tournament, involving Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar [Comoros, Mayotte, Seychelles & Yemen join as guests]) I may yet play with the settings for the North African [uNAF] tournaments, so that their guests are slightly more varied (in reality, Saudi Arabia don't turn up every year, and I doubt that Malta are ever involved; I thought they just fit well geographically and in terms of strength as a plausible invitee). I will also be periodically publishing working top divisions for most major African nations. Even if they're perhaps not the most exciting prospect for a club career, not having league systems running can cause problems for African-based careers; mid-level national teams can find that key players retire due to being unable to find clubs, and are not quickly replenished. The same issue slowly makes continental competitions easier for those managing clubs in one of the big African nations, which I personally would find irritating. I will upload the file for the international rules tomorrow. In the meantime, questions and comments are welcome Download links International Comps v 1.0 Niger
  7. I have been working in advanced rules the whole time, and it is set up as you say. Probably should've made that clear in the beginning.
  8. I have set up a domestic league in which the main stage consists of 16 teams split into 4 groups, from which 8 go through to a championship playoff. I managed, with some difficulty, to get the system actually working -- but despite the league system now running fine, the game consistently selects the wrong teams to play in Europe. The champions tend to correctly be selected for the Champions League, but it's a total lottery as to who ends up in the Europa League. Any advice as to how I might be able to solve this?
  9. Is there any more news on this? I think that it would be an extremely useful and popular tool once you have it perfected.
  10. Solved my own problem in the end by creating a convoluted workaround -- group winners and runners up set to qualify for the competition for that season, cup stage gets qualified teams. It's not as pretty as it could be, but at least it runs smoothly.
  11. Just wanted to bump this so that kingrobbo might see it. If not, I'll send him a PM.
  12. Oops... Been a busy man with a lot of work & travel on over the past couple of weeks. Didn't realise I'd had offers of direct help. Before uploading, could you perhaps briefly explain what the necessary rule settings are, so that I don't waste your time uploading something with a really simple problem that I've overlooked?
  13. Exactly. Just tried rebuilding it based on the defaults from the basic rules. I get exactly the same error: no teams found for stage 1. I'm thinking this must be a bug.
  14. I think you misunderstood: the first stage is 4 groups of 4 teams. The second is the quarter final stage. It should be really easy but the two stages refuse to communicate with each other no matter how I try to work around it.
  15. I was wondering if there was anyone out there who might be able to shed some light on a really frustrating problem that I'm having. I'm very experienced with the editor, including the advanced rules, and I have been trying to set up a system that I didn't particularly think would be complex. A league of 16 teams is split into 4 groups of 4, and the top two in each group go through to a playoff quarter final after 25 games. The trouble is, the game can't find those qualified teams, no matter what I change in the editor. Is it that I've missed something really obvious? I've done the following to try to set up the link: 'stage 0' set to process its results into 'stage 1' In 'stage 0', in the group settings menu set the best 8 to qualify for 'playoff/quarter final' In 'stage 0', set up specific group settings for each group, top 2 qualify for 'playoff/quarter final' --> in game, the top two positions in each group correctly show up highlighted in green In 'stage 1', set the stage to select its teams from those qualified from 'stage 0' Probably other little things that I can't think of off the top of my head. I've literally tried every option that seems relevant to the first stage leading into the second. Yet, however I fiddle with the settings (for example, using the 'top playoff' menu rather than 'qualification'), nothing seems to budge. Am I being incredibly dense and missing the proper way to set this up, or is there a bug with the FM15 editor that prevents stages from talking to each other properly, that I wasn't aware of?