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  1. Sorry Michael, could have sworn I responded to this! Thanks for the help yet again.
  2. If you wanted to hide attributes a bit more in combination with this, you could use visual attributes instead? It's a preference in the game settings. Hiding them completely involves editing xml panel files.
  3. Nope, just CA and PA with this one.
  4. Thanks Michael, I've tried emptying both of those XML files and I'm left with just the text that I'm trying to get rid of! I've uploaded a save with this news item in the inbox if you happen to get a chance to look at it. Thanks for your help so far. Any ideas? https://www.mediafire.com/?jsjyhmtc0o5ogdy
  5. Another question from me on the specifics of removing references to CA and PA I'm afraid. Hoping someone (though it'll probably be Michael again :D) will be able to help. I'd like to remove the reference to the standard of football that the player is able to play at in this training development update from my assistant manager. I've attached a screenshot showing which bit I'm trying to remove. I'm aware I may not be able to remove this specific line of text, so would be happy to actually empty the entire news item itself so that it appears blank in the inbox. However, I can't locate the specific XML file (I've been looking in the news_items_panels folder). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Thank you for your help as always Michael. Much appreciated.
  7. I have been trying to remove the reference to current ability and potential ability within the email reports and contextual reports related to player development. These appear as the 'player development advice summary' news item and reference whether a player is able to play at a certain standard of football and also whether they have the potential to reach those standards. I have attached a screenshot showing what I would like to change. Primarily I'd like to remove these references (while retaining all other advice). I can't see a way to do that through editing the panels. My second attached screenshot shows that the option is available to disable this advice in Backroom Advice Settings, when highlighting the 'Player Development' category. So an alternative solution would be to edit this panel to have these topics off by default and hidden so that they cannot be toggled back on. I've spent a long time investigating both and so far, no luck. Does anyone know if this is possible? And if so, a bit of guidance would be great. Thanks in advance!
  8. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Quick question, if I'm on a budget, which aspects should I prioritise to play FM as fast as possible? - RAM - SSD - Processing Speed - Number of Cores And is there a minimum for each of these? For example, I'm currently thinking that a 4GB RAM, Dual-Core, SSD, 2.5ghz laptop would be a decent bet. But should I be looking to perhaps sacrifice SSD for a quad core? Thanks in advance. EDIT: Just looking at this Lenovo laptop: https://www.intel.co.uk/buy/uk/en/product/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-510s-14-29ghz-i5-6267u-14-1920-x-1080pixels-white-522639 2.9Ghz CPU and SSD storage plus 8GB RAM. Only dual core though. Seems like a good bet.......?
  9. I have created a small mod to remove/hide any reference to CA or PA within the default skin. DOWNLOAD LINK: https://www.mediafire.com/?mainrtfa88wkjit I had found myself mindlessly focusing on star ratings regardless of performance and scouring the globe for 5-star potential players. Using this mod removes any aspect of Current Ability or Potential Ability from the game. I'd love for some people to try it out (and ideally try and 'break' it by finding areas where it is still possible to sort or view PA or CA) and let me know what you think. More than happy to answer questions too and of course, anything I've missed I will update and re-upload. After downloading the file, unzip the data folder (which contains a sub-folder called 'updates'). There's a readme with instructions contained within, but in essence all you do is drop the main folder (called 'data') at the following location, or the equivalent location on your computer: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2017 You may need to clear your User AppData, sometimes called the cache, to ensure the mod is loaded. C:\Users\<USER_NAME>\AppData\Local\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2017 NOTE: PLEASE CREATE A BACKUP OF YOUR EXISTING DATA FOLDER FIRST! EDIT: Link updated, a few more screens/sections I'd missed the first time around now hidden. To complete the mod, you will need to make a small adjustment within your saved game too. In the screenshot below you can see the three categories you will need to disable in your backroom advice topics. To reach this screen navigate to Staff>Responsibilities>Backroom Advice. Then left-click the 'Player Development' topic. That will bring up the tickboxes below. Simply untick all six boxes for 'Potential Ability Changes', 'High Potential Players' and 'Current Ability Changes'. This will ensure your backroom advice doesn't reference CA or PA in any way.
  10. FM17 - How to remove/edit tooltips

    Cheers Michael, that's helpful. I've plumped on removing stars altogether instead of removing all tooltips. Details on the mod I've created here:
  11. New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Just bumping this in case anyone has any recommendations. I noticed a few others quoted me and are looking for similar too....
  12. On a similar theme, any ideas on this one too would be appreciated Michael: Details on the mod I've created here:
  13. Hi, I've been trying to work out if it's possible to remove/edit tooltips. In particular I'd like to hide the tooltip that appears when hovering over a player's star rating. In the attached screenshot it's the text 'Good rating for the senior team', this only appears when hovering over the star rating. Any ideas? Many thanks in advance.
  14. Found a nice workaround, just increased the width of the picture
  15. Thanks Michael. I'll look into ways of working around it.