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  1. FM18 - Tour de Challenges

    Looking forward to the new stage. I want my Yellow Jersey back @TheEarl so be warned!!!
  2. Ok so how do I fix that issue?
  3. I can run the game now in full screen mode, but I cant change to windowed mode or start in windowed mode. I can run the game in windowed mode on a different user account. Any reason why I can't do it on my main account?
  4. Ok I have just sent the email. I hope that it gets to you ok, and everything that you need is in there.
  5. Ok, I have attached my dxdiag, I hope that it uploads ok. I have tried removing all custom graphics etc. and I am still having the same problem. I have the Norton Security anti-virus. I don't know what the exact program/name of it is, all I can seem to find is that it is called Norton Security. Hope that helps DxDiag.txt
  6. Yes the game disappears when I switch to windowed mode. When I try and start the game in windowed mode it disappears. It is loaded ok and waiting on the main menu but I can't get onto the game. I have updated all of the drivers on the graphics card.
  7. A bit more information. Using Nvidia GeForce Experience, I was able to get the game to start in Full Screen mode, but I don't like to play in full screen. I tried to switch to windowed mode but that is when the screen disappeared again. Any ideas what is happening?
  8. I have just started having this problem. I can load FM ok but the game never shows up. In the taskbar I can see that it is loaded, and when I hover over the icon I can also see that the game is on the main menu. The problem is that I can't get onto the game. I click on the taskbar nothing happens. I click on the pop up window after hovering on the taskbar icon, nothing happens. It's not hiding behind other programs either. I'm hoping that there is a very easy and quick fix, but I just don't know what it is. Can anybody help?
  9. Supporters Shield | Western Conference Playoffs | MLS Cup Final | Results 1 Results 2 | Squad Stats 1 Squad Stats 2 | Transfer History Trade History | Finally I have managed to finish the season off and it turned out a lot better than I could have ever imagined. When I arrived the squad was in a mess with the club over spending on wages and no room for me to move and add some much needed players. I was able to save a lot of money by getting rid of Blanco and Mabiala. By trading them to other MLS teams it meant that I could bring in 4 foreign players on a free transfer, promote 2 youngsters from the academy and also recall and register the backup goalkeeper. After taking over I said that my initial aim for the season was to target the US Open Cup. That failed miserably as I rested a lot of my starters and stupidly thought that the players coming in could beat lower league team Cincinnati. Oh well, next season once I can bring in my own players and can add some much needed quality depth players. The league however was a different story. We would end up winning 16 out of the remaining 23 games, including a 10 game winning run which really moved us up the table. Towards the end of the season we had a couple of big injury's which looked like it was going to threaten all our good work, but thankfully the team rallied and we ended up winning it all. The 2 conference games were relatively easy, the 4-2 away leg against Colorado put us in a commanding position that we didn't let slip. The key to the Conference Final against Dallas was the 3-0 first leg. We didn't allow them a single shot at goal and thankfully we were able to score enough goals that would allow us to be comfortable in the 2nd leg despite a late scare. The MLS Cup final was all going fantastically well for 77 minutes. We were 2-0 up and cruising until Atlanta scored their goal. After that it was all one way traffic but thankfully we managed to score on the counter to finish off the game and be crowned MLS Cup Champions. We are now entered into the North American Champions League, with the 1st Round coming on the 1st February. I didn't realise that it happened so quickly but it will be very interesting to see how we get on. I would imagine that I would be here this time next season, but I really need to get the US Open Cup won this year. I wont be making the same mistake as last season, my best squad will be playing every game. Not long after the season, a few Asian international jobs opened up after the Asian Cup. I was offered the choice of Japan or South Korea. I chose South Korea and have therefore added their leagues to the game. They will join at the end of the season hopefully in time for the 2024 Olympics where I will be the manager. CLUB Season | Club | League pos. | Continental qual. | Cont. Achievements | Notes | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2017 | Solomon Warriors | 1st | Yes | Wasn't in it | Entered Oceanic Hall of Fame 2018 | Solomon Warriors | 1st | Yes | O-League Finalists | Won the Melanesian Cup, Left after League Season 2019/20 | Auckland City | 1st | Yes | O-League Winners | Won the Charity Cup, Left after O-League Win 2020/21 | Alajuelense | 1st | Yes | Wasn't in it | Won the Closing Stage, Qualified for Champions League 2021 | Suva | 1st | Yes | Already Eliminated | Won the Domestic Treble. Left after the Season 2022 | Portland Timbers | 3rd | Yes | Wasn't in it | Won the MLS Cup, Qualified for Champions League INTERNATIONAL Season | Team | Tourn. qual | World ranking | Trophies won | ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2017-18 | N/A | N/A (no team) | N/A (no team) | N/A (no team) | 2018-19 | N/A | N/A (no team) | N/A (no team) | N/A (no team) | 2019-20 | N/A | N/A (no team) | N/A (no team) | N/A (no team) | 2020-21 | N/A | N/A (no team) | N/A (no team) | N/A (no team) | 2021-22 | N/A | N/A (no team) | N/A (no team) | N/A (no team) | 2022- | S. Korea | TROPHIES WON 5/25 League Titles (3/3 Oceania (Solomon Islands, Fiji & New Zealand)0/3 AFC, 0/3 CAF, 2/3 CONCACAF (Costa Rica, USA), 0/3 CONMBEBOL, 0/3 UEFA, 0/7 Other) 0/25 Domestic Cups 1/9 Continental Club Trophies (O-League) 0/1 Worldwide Club Trophies 0/7 Continental International Trophies 0/3 Worldwide International Trophies TROPHY LIST 2017: Telekom S-League (Solomon Warriors) 2018: Telekom S-League (Solomon Warriors) 2019-20 ASB Premiership (Auckland City) 2019-20 O-League (Auckland City) 2020-21 Closing Stage (Costa Rica) 2021: Galaxy Premier League (Fiji) 2022: MLS Cup (USA) MANAGER STATS Reputation: Fairly Good 60% License: Continental Pro Earnings: £250K Played: 148; Won: 115; Drawn: 20; Lost: 13; For: 522; Against: 193; Diff: +329; Win %: 77
  10. I'm still going with this but progress is very slow. I did the stupid thing a week ago of starting a random game to have a break from this save. As expected that random game has turned out quite well and has got me hooked! Hopefully I will be back playing this soon.
  11. FM18 - Tour de Challenges

    Hell of an effort there @TheEarl Not only do you smash my score, you make my 1-0 win over Real Madrid look pathetic!
  12. Squad Stats | League Table | Previous Fixtures So this is my new team. Somehow, I have managed to get a fantastic opportunity to finish off another part of North America, and also challenge for the Champions League if we can qualify. The current squad is in a massive mess, so I am not expecting a massive amount this season but I will be targeting the US Open Cup and then maybe we can scrape into the MLS Playoffs. (Out of interest what counts as a league win in the MLS? Is it Easter/Western Conference? Supporters Shield or the MLS Cup? (Winning the whole playoffs)) While I am at Portland I will also try and take my first step on the International ladder. I have played a lot in the MLS so I have quite a good idea of what it takes to be successful so I should be able to combine it with an International job. If I can find one!
  13. FM18 - Tour de Challenges

    Thanks, I'm looking forward to seeing how you're getting on. Don't want to give up any of my jersey's so don't do too well!!!
  14. FM18 - Tour de Challenges

    The way that I went about it is honestly forgetting about the points and just trying to score as many goals as possible. Due to the fact that you cant really afford to lose games, I didn't see the need to try and be too tactical and stop them scoring. I was very much a firm believer of we will score 2 or 3 more than you. As for the foreign strikers, I think that it depends on what tactic you play and if you want to quickly bring another foreigner in. I felt it was necessary to bring in a full back so I bought in a left back and a right back. With the squad rules only allowing 3 foreigners playing at the same time, I had either left back/right back, centre midfield and 1 striker. I played a 3-4-3 or 5-2-3 so with the squad rules this allowed me to play quite a few Chinese players who predominantly got the goals & assists. The other option you have is put Chinese players on free kicks and penalty's. I probably grabbed 5-7 goals early in the year through penalty's but then went on a run of missing 5-7 in a row, so just decided to let whoever take them. I think it's counter intuitive to focus on not playing foreign players, trying to score more points at the end especially if that results in you not winning the League or Champions League and losing games that you would have drawn/won if you had a better foreign player playing. I hope some of that makes sense!!