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Robot (SMFC)

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    İstanbul, Türkiye

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    Birmingham City; Solihull
  1. Weird 'city of birth' issue

    I certainly do, but not related to any of the cities in the file. All of the fantasy cities are included without any failed changes, and all of the Faroese cities have been deleted without any problems.
  2. Weird 'city of birth' issue

    I imported an old fantasy nation edit from FM15 into FM17. My fantasy nation overwrote the Faroe Islands; I moved literally everything from the Faroes into Denmark. On FM15, this worked fine. Occasionally the odd hard-coded Faroese name or Danish second nationality amongst the regens, but nothing really to complain about. On FM17, it seems most of the regens have Faroese cities, now set to Denmark, as their place of birth, rather than the cities of my fantasy nation. I thought it might be that they belonged to a new Faroese region on FM17 that I needed to remove, but there's nothing like that. I deleted the cities from the data file, and they still somehow come up as the place of birth for regens, though interestingly slightly less frequently. Any idea what might be going on? Could these cities be hardcoded as cities of birth for that nation?
  3. Nation swapping - advice wanted

    Another issue with the extinct nations is that changes to tax policy seem always to fail. Again, just a minor annoyance, but an annoyance all the same. Go into Yugoslavia on the editor. Look down the sidebar for the 'information' tab. On the information screen, tick the 'Worldwide Governing Body Full Member' box. That will make Yugoslavia a full member of FIFA, and the national team should appear in European competitions.
  4. Nation swapping - advice wanted

    If I go with C.I.S., etc. there is still the issue of it not appearing as a possible manager nationality. Slightly annoying, but I suppose it's better to have to live with all human managers being foreign than to have to lose another nation from the game somewhere along the lines. Thanks to you both for the advice. Much appreciated.
  5. Nation swapping - advice wanted

    I'm quite experienced with the editor and with every version try to come up with a different fantasy nation database for myself. This time around I was thinking of a what-if scenario in which the Norse colony on Greenland had survived and in turn colonised some of the Canadian coast, giving us a Scandinavian-style league system in North America. I was wondering if anyone who has played with the new editor has any advice on which nation to use to make this happen? I was thinking of overwriting one of the small non-FIFA nations in the Caribbean, but with regen ethnicity apparently hardcoded, I'll be getting Afro-Caribbean regens when I really want blonde-haired white guys to suit my theme. Other alternatives are using one of the extinct nations - does anyone know if there are still any bugs relating to that? If I remember rightly, in previous versions, revived extinct nations didn't appear as a choice in the drop-down menu for manager nationality, nor in various other places. Is that still a thing? Alternatively, I'll just have to do a full nation swap with some minor European country in order to get my Scandinavian-looking regens, which is less than ideal but perfectly workable. What do those of you more familiar with FM17 suggest?
  6. [FM15] CAF Project

    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.
  7. [FM15] CAF Project

    On the hitlist. But I'm not sure what order I will get around to these in and how quickly it will happen.
  8. [FM15] CAF Project

    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.
  9. [FM15] CAF Project

    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
  10. [FM15] CAF Project

    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.
  11. 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
  12. Game selects incorrect teams for continental comps

    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.
  13. 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?
  14. The FM Editor Macro Machine

    Is there any more news on this? I think that it would be an extremely useful and popular tool once you have it perfected.
  15. Adv. Rules: lg. groups to playoff stage not working

    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.