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  1. Very late to the party but is your issue the same as mine? You have been quite vague.
  2. Hello. I have had this issue on one of my computers for a few months but have not reported it because I could just do all my editting on my other computer. Reporting now because it has now afflicted both computers. The issue is an inability to convert to advanced rules. I believe there is also an issue with verifying rules; this may be the root cause. The issue is after I add in basic rules and try to convert to advanced rules I receive a message saying that rules have been converted. After this however, the rules are not advanced rules. I still have the option to convert to advanced rules. The rules remain verified but in the way basic rules are verified. When I try to play with the files, I get errors usually related to the number of teams in the default leagues. The editor still works for non rules editing
  3. That's good to hear :-). Is there any official word on when the January update is coming out and on whether anything will be done in it to reflect the Covid19 related issues effecting the CSL right now?
  4. Also, I originally came to suggest that for the January update, China is given the same naturalisation hardcoding as Russia, Austria and Ukraine, with only players who would be eligible to play internationally being naturalised by residence. This is because over the transfer window/off season lots of players have been naturalised and I suspect this will be quite important in real Chinese football in the coming seasons. I have asked before that instead of hard coding this feature it is made available in the editor but nothing came of it.
  5. also, may I suggest as China in FM appears to have a smallish but commited fanbase to playing it that SI tries to announce these things better in the future? This all seems a bit CFA
  6. While I am unsure about SI's policies on implementing rules are, I do believe the HK, Macau and Taiwan is done on purpose because that is the rule irl. My suggestion would be to scrap it. While that is the rule IRL, I CFA is awfully lacking in transparency and I don't think anyone outside of it actually knows if Tim Chow is a foreign player or not. It seems to be broken in game because a natural born Hong Kong player(it seems) playing in Honduras is treated as a foreign player in game(non HK). I have heard the irl rule being both non naturalised HK, Macau and Taiwans players only AND players first registered in HK, Macau or Taiwan only. The CFA also have a weird definition of naturalisation(legally Festus Biase is naturalised but in CFA parlence he isn't) (TL:Dr rule seems to be kind of broken in FM because no one knows the rule irl) After that, my suggestion would be to scrap it in FM. Apart from Tim Chow and a Hong kongnese chap playing for wolves, no Hong Kong player is good enough in game to be a top domestic player in the CSL. Furthermore, because of development models in FM and Hong Kong's lack of a China style great foreign player signing thing hardcoded, foreign players very rarely stay in Hong Kong for long enough to be naturalised(8 years). Foreign regens with Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan second nationality are also rare and once again, generally lack the ability(although I have seen a few decent ones appear in Brazil with HK second nationality). Thus, my suggestion would be as the rule is a ****y thing to implement both IRL and in FM, just ignore it as it's actually effect on AI gameplay is limited, especially after a few years.
  7. :/ i was quietly trying to hope for someone from si to answer this :(. I shall keep my fingers crossed and wait and hope
  8. Don't think this topic has been created yet, so just trying to start a discussion on what this years pre game editor will be like. I don't remember where i heard but i recall si saying they were progressively trying to decrease hard coding and make more stuff changeable with the editor. Question for anyone at SI: Will we be able to do MLS style rules in the editor this year? What about adding in naturalisation only for uncapped players?(currently hard coded for Russia and Ukraine)
  9. @claassen will you update your files for any rule changes in asia for the 2018 season? also where to you get the info for Singapore, China and Hong Kong? all three league systems have awful information with singapore NFL not even having an website and in china the CFA seems to fax everything to the clubs directly in chinese. What are your sources?
  10. i would like to see more stuff available in the editor, for example the ability to make transfer polices(only local players or only players from country x). i would also like the ability to add foreign players but not Asian or whatever its called to the overall squad limits and have the same rule for the match day squad moved to the non advanced rules editor. Also, i believe it would be beneficial to improve on the dual nationality system. This is because generally in FM, countries who naturalize players, e.g Singapore, are just set as allowing dual nationality. This is flawed as while naturalization of foreign players does happen in Singapore, it is only if they would help the national team, and as a result, capped players are never naturalized. i believe this could be solved by having a system similar to that used in game in Russia, where only uncapped players can be naturalized. This also use to be the case with Ukraine, but it was changed even though players like marlos are still being naturalized to help with foreign player limits, despite this meaning they would have to renounce previous nationalities. there should also be a distinction between nationalities eligible for and second nationalities. This can be seen with Tiyas Browning who is eligible for china, but doesn't have a Chinese passport, so cant be registered as a local player in china.
  11. fm doesn't run well on laptops as a rule. its also got quiet a low clock speed and fm doesn't use multiple cores very well. So it will run, but not as fast as you would want.
  12. Hello. The purpose of this thread is to provide information to the FM Community about Chinese football in FM, with emphasis on the CSL. As someone who follows the league in real life, and has done for many years, as well as playing in the league in game, understands the culture from both a Chinese and Western perspective and someone with a healthy dislike of British tabloids, I feel qualified to give good information on this topic. Any questions, both about real life CSL myths and China in FM can be asked, and I will try to continue monitoring this thread. It is also worth noting that the CSL runs on a calendar schedule, and there will be rule changes when the February update comes out. This guide will be written based on the implementation of the rules in game now, as well as mentioning the changes next season. The Chinese Super League: in FM18 the CSL is recognised as one of the best leagues in Asia by reputation. It is played on a calendar season, as with the rest of east Asia, and has 30 league matches in a season, as well as having the Chinese Football Association Cup, in which all matches are two legged(including the Final). Every year the bottom 2 teams in the 16 team league are relegated and the top two are promoted from the China League 1 Squad and Transfer Rules: The CSL has strict squad rules compared to Europe, but slightly weaker than those of South Korea. In the 2017 season the squad is limited to 5 foreign players, with only three in the match day squad. unlike much of Asia, there is no AFC player allowance(3+1 rule) for ether the squad or the match squad, although in real life 1 of the 5 must be AFC. In the 2018 season there will only be 4 foreign player slots in the squad. Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan players are not local in 2017 unless their contracts were signed before 1/1/2016, but for the 2018 season are local(but I'm not sure how to real life limit of 1 non naturalised player will be put in to FM). Foreign Goalkeepers are also not allowed but any prudent player will realise that a goal keeper would not be a good use of a slot anyway, due to the shortage of local players On each match day clubs are also required to have 1 u23 Chinese player in the playing 11 at all times(although in real life this was worded as starting 11, leading to the u23 players being subbed off) and 2 in the match day squad overall. In the 2018 season clubs will be required to have as many u23 Chinese players in the match squad as foreign players, although as the CSL website is unavailable in the UK(where I live) and the SINA post is unclear, this rule is unclear. In China in FM, the Bosman rule is not used. This means that there is nothing stopping a player from being held by the club for ever. As this doesn't happen in real life though, I advise anyone playing in China to be sporting and renew contracts. There is 100% tax on foreign signings, designed to emulate a much more complex rule on transfers. This will probably be the same in game for the January update. Finally, there is a limit on Chinese signings. there can be at most 7 o17 Chinese players signed per season per club, and 5 o21 Chinese players per season per club. There is no limit on u17 players. UPDATE: for the 2018 season, clubs may only register 4 foreign players The Clubs: China, contrary to popular belief, has some very big clubs with proud histories, most noticeably Liaoning(relegated in 2017 season), Shanghai Shenhua(a mid table club with a history of alleged miss management and big foreign players)(Shen is short for shanghai, Hua means flower) Beijing Guo'an(Guo means nation, An means safety or security) , Shandong Luening(a company name), Tianjin TEDA(Technological Economic Development Area I think) and Dalian Shide(folded in 2009 I think). However, the big clubs today are Guangzhou Evergrande, now 7 in a row winners of the league(in the game as Hengda, the former Chinese name of Evergrande group, roughly meaning very big), shanghai SIPG(Shanghai international port group, in the game as Shanggang, meaning Hong Kong. How it became the translation I do not know. Formally known as Dongya, meaning east Asia) Hebei CF and Tianjin Quanjin(a Chinese medicine company). Along with these noticeable clubs there are a number of strong mid table clubs, all well funded(especially if one was to give the league its real TV deal). Most clubs also have strong facilities and stadiums between 25000 and 50000. This season in real life Liaoning and Yanbian have been relegated, while Beijing Renhe and Dalian Yifan have been promoted. The Players: It goes without saying that there are some very good foreign players in the CSL. Among them Brazilians Hulk(SIPG), Oscar(SIPG),Elekson(SIPG) and Alan(GZE), 2017 top scorer Eran Zahavi(GZRF) and Tianjin Quanjian stars Axel Witsel and Anthony Modeste. There are also some decent Chinese players, but china lacks in depth and as a result, good Chinese players sell for a lot in real life(not fully reflected in game) and are payed a lot(reflected in game). The best are Zhang Yuning(ST;West Brom on loan at Bremen), Wu Lei(AM;SIPG), Zheng Zhi(CM;GZE), Zhang Chengdong(AML;HBCF), Zhang Linpéng(DR;GZE) and Gao Lin(ST;GZE). The best goalkeepers are Zeng Cheng(GZE), Yan Junling(SIPG), Wang Dalei(SDL) and Yang Zhi(BJGA). As a rule in the CSL Good foreign players are Low to Mid EPL Level, whereas good local players are Low to Mid Championship Level. The Managers: In the 2017 season, the CSL had many top foreign managers. Most noticeably Big Phip Scolari, a Brazilian world cup winner, Andreas Villas Boas, Manuel Pellegrini, Fabio Cappello, Felix Magath, and Roger Schmit. in the 2018 season the manager list is significantly weaker as clubs have opted to go for local managers or younger foreign managers. of the previous list only Pellegrini, Cappello and Schmit are still in the league. Setting up a save: For people starting new saves, I would advise, as a minimum, they load Brazil, S.Korea, Saudi Arabia and Japan. This is to ensure proper functioning of th AFC Champions League. If playing with a database that adds Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau Players, or the January update, it may be wise to load Hong Kong. I would also advise that people get databases that add Japan and Saudi Arabia, as well as the Chinese National Second Division. Also, a file increasing the TV money in china(roughly 15000000 GBP per club per season) to approximate real amounts may be worth making. I have not attached mine as I modified someone else's file, and cant be bothered to ask permition to share it. Finally, one may want to add a database file that changes Asian competitions. I will attach mine, which increase the reps of japan, Saudi Arabia, China and Thailand while decreasing the reputation of South Korea. Tips: I will update this(I think) when the updates released. Feel free to ask questions. I might answer. Asia Competition Reps.fmf
  13. i have never had bugs with the editor. and i dont think they update the editor hugely, they just get it to use the new database
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