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    Malta Assistant Researcher

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    somewhere in Malta at the current time of reading


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    FM, Real Football, Music, Beer
  1. The Maltese top tier has a frankly bizarre system wherein two round-robin rounds are played, after which the points are divided in half. Is there a way this can be represented using Advanced Rules? Additionally, in this fair isle of ours, only a handful of clubs have their own stadium and therefore matches are played in different stadiums according to the competition. I.e., top tier games are played in 3 stadium, second tier matches shared between 4 stadiums etc. Can this also possibly be implemented using Advanced Rules? Thanks in advance...
  2. If you're having trouble with finding the download link for the torrent, choose the torrents tab at the bottom of this page. You need to extract the file with winrar or a similar extracting tool. Once you've installed it, double-click on the megapack file. and extract it to a temporary folder for now, for example the Desktop. Due to the huge size, this can take a good while to fully extract so just be patient. Go make a cup of tea/coffee/alternative beverage or watch some TV Then move the faces folder to Documents > Sports Interactive > Football Manager 201x > graphics. This last folder may need to be created. To repeat, this file should go into the DOCUMENTS FM folder structure and not anywhere else. This is what the MP folder should look like: There is one final step before you can see these pics in the game. Load up Football Manager and go to "Preferences" and click on the "Interface" tab. Make sure that you tick the check box in the skin section called "Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences" and un-tick the box saying "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time". Hit Confirm. The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:
  3. The file is available from the cut-out faces megapack download section on sortitoutsi Preview of style: As with previous years, the file is available for download by non-premium members of sortitoutsi via torrent at the bottom of the above page, as well as through the usual mirror sites. Premium members are naturally able to download the whole file from our servers,but the torrent file is available for all and sundry Contains 165,187 images of staff, officials & players from all around the world. *after the 8.02 update pack has been applied This is a stand-alone pack intended for use with FM16, but it will work with all versions of the game from FM09 onwards. The idea behind this Megapack is that everyone downloads it and it gives us a base to work from. Over time with each update pack, we will replace older/poor-quality images with newer/better ones as well as filling in the blanks along the way. Also available now are default images for those using dark skins. Sortitoutsi link IMPORTANT: THE DARK DEFAULT FACES MUST BE PLACED HERE: My Documents/Sports Interactive/FM16/Skins The cut-out version of the default 'empty' images are available here. We have also produced the Face Icons Megapack, available from the cut-out faces megapack download section. This sister pack displays the tiny preview images you get in the game. We're delighted to unveil the new; Megapack Picture Search Tool HERE Just type in the UID of the image you are after and will bring up the current MP image (along with any previous versions of that player, eg. Cristiano Ronaldo - 735216) A massive thank you to Rob who has spent a lot of time working on this behind the scenes. It is available to all sortitoutsi members, and you will need to be logged in to use this function. How to install update packs Once you have downloaded an update, move the contents (not the folder itself!!!) of the update into you megapack folder (accepting any overwrite messages you get) I can not stress enough - copy the CONTENTS into your base folder - DO NOT PLACE THE UPDATE FOLDER WHOLE INTO YOUR BASE FOLDER! PLEASE READ THE ENCLOSED INSTRUCTIONS FOR FULL DETAILS. (I wrote them to be read) Polish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Turkish versions of this post included in this post on the susie forums A link to the FM15 megapack thread on these forums A link to the FM14 megapack thread on these forums A link to the FM13 megapack thread on these forums
  4. Thirdly, if you have an editor data file already in place which has already made changes to the entry you want to edit, then it isn't possible to change it again through an lnc file.
  5. We’re very happy to announce the release of v1.0 of the much-awaited playable Maltese league file for FM16. How to download the file: From this link: How to install the file: Place the file named “FM16 Malta League v1.0_0A368239-E7C4-476B-8A02-F3426B30FE32.fmf” in Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2016 / editor data. This last folder may need to be created. If you are running Windows 8, you may have two Sports Interactive folders within Documents. Choose the one which has a folder named games and follow the step listed above How to use the file: When you start a new game, you should now be able to select Malta as a playable league. Information about this file: Data is up-to-date as of 04/12/2015. Over 30,000 individual data edits including but not restricted to: • Over 700 persons edited to update everything from abilities to reputation, from personal information (date of birth, hair colour etc) to contract status, from player position to transfer and history information, and much more; • Just over 1,000 new persons added so that ALL clubs have a full squad complement, including youth team players and backroom staff where known; • All 67 clubs massively overhauled to update everything from reputation to youth stadiums, club histories to player and goalkeeper kit colours for all clubs, and also affiliate clubs; • All 67 clubs containing this season’s REAL players and backroom staff for maximum accuracy • Realistic competitions, including the real-life set-up and rules for all 4 senior Maltese divisions, the 2 Gozitan divisions and Sections A to E of the YFA competitions, as well as a Gozitan youth league. (Known issue – division of points after the second round of the BOV Premier League is not possible to implement using the existing editor limitations); • National characteristics so that wages and transfer values are as close to real-life values as possible and also to regulate future transfer movement from foreign countries and regions in a realistic manner; • 20+ Awards added to mimic real-life awards, some of which can be voted for by the user; • 100+ Derbies added to mimic real-life rivalries; • 10 Stadiums added and assigned to clubs in order to correctly represent as closely as possible the real-life situation, within the limits of the editor; • 10 Media Sources (Radio & TV stations, websites and TV programmes) added to attempt to present realistic media coverage; As can be clearly seen, this was a massive undertaking and lots of time went into the research and preparation for this file. We’d like to thank all the persons who provided us with assistance and information with regards to data gathering. BurnCM4X from the official FM forum created the league format and other related issues, while drinu and mons collected and added all the remaining edits. If you notice any glaring mistakes, feel free to contact us so that the data may be corrected in future releases.
  6. No need to apologise, it's what this thread is for The exact amount is 161,344, but you'll inevitably have a couple dozen or so more which were added by mistakes/duplicates etc. and which have since been removed, but that's perfectly fine.
  7. Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. From what I can see the preferences screen is perfectly fine. As for the megapack folder, it looks fine as well. However, I'm unable to tell if there's another folder containing some images (and crucially the config file) within the MEGAPACK 7.0 folder, or if you have downloaded a separate player faces file in another style. Can you confirm whether either is the case please?
  8. It's probably some sort of installation issue your end. f you're up-to-date till 7.04, you should have just under 157,000 images in your megapack folder. Is this the case? Perhaps you could upload a screenshot of your megapack folder so I can spot if anything is amiss in there...
  9. Update packs 7.06 and 7.07 are now available for download from sortitoutsi. The total megapack head count is now 161,344. Thanks as always to all those who contributed in any way. We again encourage anybody interested in contributing to visit our forum and help out
  10. Update pack 7.05 is now available for download from sortitoutsi. It contains 3,492 images, of which just under 2,000 are new to the megapack. The total megapack head count is now 158,468. Thanks as always to all those who contributed in any way. We encourage anybody interested in contributing to visit our forum and help out
  11. Self-entitled much? As you may not have noticed, this file enables leagues which ARE NOT ALREADY PLAYABLE in FM15. Australia is already in the game, so it's not really what the OP is focusing on, I would think. You don't seem to be really aware that providing a FULL league pyramid (how full? down to grassroots football?) takes an enormous amount of work and research. Demanding one because you deserve it seems to me to be quite rude tbh. Happily, a simple search of this forum turns up this file, which may be what you're looking for. I haven't used it but it seems to tick all the boxes.
  12. fmf files MUST be placed in the main editor data folder and not in a sub-folder...
  13. The way I do it is to put them both in the same folder (in my case, graphics > players) and then place them each in separate folders. I understand that FM reads the folders in alphabetical order, so I rename each sub-folder and add a number before the filename so that I force FM to read them in the order in which I want. Of course you can have them in whichever order you want. I'm a bit OCD about it all, so I'm constantly updating all the packs as and when new releases come out to ensure I'm up-to-date. I also use a duplicate file finder program to delete duplicate images to ensure I don't load any unnecessary files. I don't expect anybody else would do so, but then again, I don't expect anybody else has as many images as I do For anybody wondering, the very old pics folder contains loads of old 90x90 images collected in older versions of the game, which have not been included in any of the packs above. They're not the biggest, and in some cases not the clearest, but they fill a gap
  14. Sometimes, yes: "getting decent sources of youngsters from all over the world is also generally an issue", depending on how obscure the youngster is. Have a look for sources yourself and post on our forum if you find any
  15. It's near the bottom of this page. Generally speaking, South American teams are really hard to source images from, and getting decent sources of youngsters from all over the world is also generally an issue. Our aim is of course to have as wide-ranging image content as possible, so if you come across decent images for missing players, then you are encouraged to post them in our forum for our cutters to deal with