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  1. I have no knowledge on Turkish football, but Veli Kavlak seems to be exempted from being a foreign player: http://www.ntv.com.tr/spor/tffden-yabanci-oyuncu-karari,NsEW98PNrE6bmE2bvT8yOA Brute translation from Google: Now your Hagi from Fiorentina might be eligible to this rule but it is highly unlikely that FM would implement this into the game with such high detail.
  2. "Wing"ing it in Asia...

    Hope you have more luck in tutoring the kids. I hate seeing casual or unambitious chaps (in game and IRL )
  3. In theory FM is pretty much intensive on CPU processing power, so the faster processor (with higher Hz number) the better it is on paper. Other things to look for is the amount of RAM (normally 8Gb or 16Gb) and the hard disk (solid state or SSD is way better). Also another unconfirmed advantage is that since I moved to Mac for FM12, I have NEVER had a crash dump. Not sure if this is due to the different file system between PC and Mac. Or I was extremely lucky even with thousands of hours played. But to be honest, if you do not really need a Mac, don't get a Mac. For the same price you could get a PC which is technically superior.
  4. "Wing"ing it in Asia...

    All the best In Hangzhou! It is said to be one of the most beautiful places in China, this is the scenery that greets you: Lots of ancient buildings alongside lakes and waterways, as well as some modern modern eyesores Are you going to keep the foreigners in the squad until they retire, or just let them leave post contract? This should be an interesting dilemma for you.
  5. "Wing"ing it in Asia...

    Sad but have to agree on this. Once you left Wing Yee you lose your ability to selectively pick the best of the crop; and given the huge bias towards Wing Yee youth academy I would suggest the other clubs have not done enough to reach the same level. Both are pretty much end game for the strong national status... Maybe it's time for you to pursue new grounds, get a Chinese wife (?) and bring some Chinese nationality kids into the game!
  6. "Wing"ing it in Asia...

    First of all great job getting the national team manager! You did much better than all people in the city would imagine Lai Ka Lok seems ridiculously good, I cannot believe a) he is a Hongkonger, b) you developed him For the Hangzhou job, a little piece of advice as I went to SIPG after success in South China. The riches always buy world class foreigners (sometimes they "overbuy" and stock the unwanted ones in reserves), while the poor couldn't really achieve continental football because of the difference in strength. The default youth rating (which defines in general how good the regens are) is fairly low, so it may require a big jump for you to progress especially you play youth only football. There are some serious bugs involving the transfer window, but as you wouldn't touch them it should be OK. Wherever you go, good luck!
  7. I understand that this should be put into the bugs forum, but before that can anyone decode what Oscar means? He is currently unhappy in Shanghai and wants to move to a bigger club. The club is currently in the Asian Champions League, the top in Asia. The only more prestige competition I could qualify is the Club World Cup, which is only achievable by winning the Champions League, and any sane mind would suggest that qualifying for CWC every year is not necessary realistic. If he is talking about the UEFA Champions League then I would have no chance at all to offer that Thanks in advance. It seems that there is another instance of such "bug" from another competition -
  8. So we know that Spanish clubs can extend a player's contract for more than 5 years, maybe it's time FM realise this and implements into the next version (if it has not been done). Afterall, FM does add mandatory buyout clauses for Spanish players as this is a legal requirement (ref: Real Decreto 1006/1985 of 26 June (For the Regulation of the Employment of Professional Sportspeople))
  9. Also, the VALUE you get (i.e. the budget of £28m) depends on how generous your chairman/president is (I think a couple of hidden attributes decide this). Perhaps you have a chairman who doesn't really want to open the wallet even there is a mountain of gold coins in the safe
  10. Except the Cambodian scout would be unlikely to expand your African knowledge as he is from Asia nevertheless hiring foreign scouts help knowledge a lot. Don't forget your coaches do help with the overall knowledge a bit as well. Another way to look for good prospects is to go to the league pages and find players with goals/assists/average rating etc. Those players might not fit your tactics but I find avg rating a good way to identify consistent players esp. defensive side.
  11. I use Mac for years so I can't say firmly for the Windows version, but even when I used Windows all files go to (My) Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 20XX/. I rather find it weird that there is a "editor data" folder within the steam/steamapps/common/FM17 folder without manual intervention. As far as I know your laptop underwent a Windows "downgrade" which should mean that the harddisk is formatted i.e. erased during the process. As you say you need to reinstall *everything* this seems the case. Now after you finish the FM17 installation, start the game once, accept the EULA etc, quit the game. The folder I mention should appear in "Documents" automatically and if you add the leagues accordingly they should appear. Else it may be worth asking somewhere else in the forum
  12. "Wing"ing it in Asia...

    Congratulations on winning the Asian Champions League and staying at Wing Yee for the future! (Did you load any other Asian countries than China in the game?) Hope your league reputation get a big boost after your success - I find that due to the special qualification places in Asia, Asian countries are categorised into 3: 1) those who always get 2+ places and progress well in Champs Lge; 2) those who are just good enough for AFC Cup; and 3) those in-between. Cat 1 countries always have at least 2 teams in the proper group stage and they tend to score well by getting into the knockout stages. e.g. China, Oz, Iran, Korea Cat 3 countries unlikely to progress well in AFC Cup and stay close to the lower half of ranking. e.g. Singapore, Laos, Philippines Cat 2 includes HK, India, Thailand etc. Sometimes they do well in AFC Cup thus getting a group stage seat in ACL, likely with another seat at the qualification stages. However because the 2nd club is likely to face strong opponents from Cat 1 countries and lose, the nation would have only 7 or 8 matches to score points (likely losing matches), and would be inferior to, say another Cat 2 nation with 2 teams in AFC Cup in knockout stages (12+ matches, likely non-losing). I can see you suffered from this as well when you did well in ACL but ranking goes downhill, as the situation isn't helpful when only you do well but the other team get sent home early. That was my experience. I am not sure if this reflects reality as the ranking system only started for a couple of years. Hope that you get 2 group stage seats now so that the nation can have 12 matches to score points and makes it easier to maintain qualification places. Kim Pan Gon still managing Hong Kong after all these years? Oh, and I did a short save with Kitchee, editing in 100 season tickets from the start of the game, and the number of season tickets does grow (2019: 132), so I was probably right about "percentage increase" from original number the "extra" revenue from that is minimal though. Need a generally higher nation interest in football (and other variables in the editor) otherwise the attendance couldn't rise enough.
  13. You need to run the game at least once in order to get the folders in "Documents". Also you will need to move ALL editor files out of different continents, so that in your "editor data" folder there are zero sub-folders.
  14. Agreed that this is quite a failure from SI for not appropriately implementing the 3D graphics, although we should take note that our machines aren't the latest and sometimes it is difficult to QA older machines. Not fixing it is another matter... For the ad fix, it is a small hill to climb but I do suggest you to try if you prefer 3D match graphics. The steps should be clearly written and should not require further editing if you play the original leagues come with the game. The adboards are added to your Documents folder so (in theory) should not destroy any game play function.
  15. Not exactly what I meant. My temporary solution was to "cover" the dynamic ads by third party adboards (more exactly this one https://sortitoutsi.net/downloads/view/17264/fm-15-adboards-by-doc-debil). I was playing in very low leagues in the beginning and didn't see any flickering. Once I got into a national cup final in the biggest stadium in the country with dynamic ads, flickering occurred. After I installed the third party adboards I have no flickering since, for a (real time) month or so. I posted my findings here:
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