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  1. And the full game is out now! No changelists, just the full unadulterated Football Manager experience. The full announcement can be found below: As we always say please do keep any feedback constructive and if you do find any issues with the game at all, please take the time to raise them via our Bugs Forum. We very much hope you enjoy!
  2. We’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to join the Football Manager 2019 Public Beta. Following the great success of the Pre-Release Beta where we got so much valuable feedback, we wanted to extend the testing process further to allow those who want to the option to opt-in for further testing. The game code within the public beta will be ahead of the retail version and will contain certain fixes and improvements to the game which will still be in testing. This may be stability fixes, bug fixes, match engine improvements, essentially anything which can be addressed by an update in game. To raise any issues found with the Public Beta, please do so in our new Public Beta bugs forums which can be found here - https://community.sigames.com/forum/670-public-beta-forum/ It’s entirely opt-in, the only thing to bear in mind is that it will be later code, (say 19.1.2 rather than 19.1.1) so if you save your save game in the public beta, you will only be able to load this same save in the public beta until the retail version is updated. We would always recommend backing up any save games prior to joining the public beta. Save games can be found in the following location by default: On PC - C:\Users\[YOUR WINDOWS USERNAME]\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2019\games On Mac - /Users/[Your Mac Username]/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2019/games The public-beta version of the game is available via Steam by following the instruction below. - Open Steam - Go to 'Football Manager 2019' within your Steam Library - Right-Click on the game and select 'Properties' - Select the 'Beta' tab - Via the 'Select the beta you would like to opt into' dropdown, select 'public beta' - Click 'Close' Upon launching the game, the improvements should be active, so please play as normal and remember to raise any issues you come across with us via the Public Beta forum.
  3. Essentially what I meant was that in-game a player continually works on all areas. Without exposure to certain additional elements they're unlikely to continually improve their overall footballing ability. If a player spent all their training time sprint training/weightlifting etc, they probably would increase their acceleration/strength, but would do so at the expense of other attributes used in football as they wouldn't be dedicating enough time to remain at the level they're currently at, let alone improve.
  4. Sounds like one best raised on the feature request forums here - https://community.sigames.com/forum/353-football-manager-feature-requests/ Thanks.
  5. It doesn't really work in the sense 'if someone spends x amount of time in the gym/training their physical attributes will continue to improve'. So no, with how training works in FM we would disagree with that. The general theory subscribed to is that footballers develop with matches.
  6. Both ideally. Essentially in game players need to be playing at a level which is suited to their ability in order to progress. Before the age of 18 quality training is essential to development, over the age of 18 playing matches at a suitable level becomes the key ingredient. Both elements impact development throughout however.
  7. The plan is to update the public beta at some point, we just don't currently have a definitive schedule of when we'll be able to do so. Hopefully it'll be relatively soon as the sooner we have more eyes looking at things the better it is for everyone. But as said above, it's a process we have to be careful with.
  8. There are tweaks across all areas of the game, but not everything which is 'tested' is guaranteed to be released, even to a public or private beta.
  9. All you need to do is make sure you're running Steam in online mode, launch the game then load the save. It should already be set to a server (you can check by within the save going to 'FM ->Preferences -> Online Game Preferences'). Then it'll appear on the list of online saves and your friends will be able to re-join.
  10. Neil Brock

    [Suggestion] Stadium editor.

    Reviewed so locked.
  11. This isn't really possible as some roles (such as Ball-Winning Midfielder) there are no options to go easy on tackles - you would need to change the player's role rather than just say 'go easy'. Saying that, all players are intelligent enough to not make risky challenges after picking up a booking - that happens automatically much like it would in real life.
  12. The cap is by design only for players added to teams at the start of the game, however we agree that the cap is too low at 119 so it will be increased in a future update. Thanks.
  13. The cap is by design only for players added to teams at the start of the game, however we agree that the cap is too low at 119 so it will be increased in a future update. Thanks.
  14. Neil Brock

    Regen cap at 119

    The cap is by design only for players added to teams at the start of the game, however we agree that the cap is too low at 119 so it will be increased in a future update. Thanks.
  15. Would be interested to see. Some need to be on if the user has a team participating within the competition. But doesn't sound like that was the case for you. Let us know, thanks.
  16. Yeah we're always working on the game - it's just making sure it's in a position to be released, even for those who are testing. Last thing we'd want to do is put something unstable out on the public beta and affect people's saves in a negative way.
  17. Yeah only in a very specific set of circumstances can this happen so it's actually fairly rare. It's something we're aware of and are investigating.
  18. They may have failed FFP which is why they weren't eligible.
  19. We have always said with threads like these that we know the interaction isn't perfect and that if you have a specific example of a player becoming unhappy when you think they shouldn't, please raise it with a relevant save (ideally just before the player raises a concern with the user) and we can investigate. The reality is on older versions of Football Manager it was too easy to keep players indefinitely which in turn made the transfer market unrealistic. I remember having a player for a Turkish mid-table side who was clearly good enough for a top-tier side. Never got unhappy despite teams like Real Madrid being interested. Now with the addition of Dynamics you can see in more detail why a player is unhappy and what you can do about it. Sometimes you can't do anything about it. That's football. Players won't accept any amount of money and their attributes (normally hidden ones related to ambition/professionalism etc) will dictate they will look to move. If players are getting unhappy about their contracts too often, there may be an issue in the first place where the player isn't asking for enough for the first contract - again we'd need to see specific examples on our bugs forum - https://community.sigames.com/forum/638-football-manager-2019-bugs-forum/. As you and AI clubs offer players of certain levels of abilities high contracts, players of similar abilities will look to be on similar terms. And given the user does have a large advantage over the AI in transfer dealings anyway (as essentially we can't code every AI manager to be equally as intelligent or take as long as a human can when making transfer decisions, would take about 10 years every time you wanted to process in game). they quite often will end up having some of the best prospects in game. It's only natural that these players will attract interest from the biggest clubs in the world. And in real life when the biggest clubs in the world come after players, they generally end up moving.
  20. Sounds like it could be a bug so worth raising it here - https://community.sigames.com/forum/659-user-interface-issues/ Thanks.
  21. Yes the original language of all the text is English (UK).
  22. Neil Brock

    Cant apply for open vacancy

    Would need to see the save before they appoint anyone - as said could be due to another manager having agreed to take over or something similar. Feel free to upload the save to our Cloud and let us know the file name as shown here - https://community.sigames.com/faq/football-manager-2019/180_how-to/181_pc/how-to-upload-files-r666/ Thanks.
  23. Also just to clarify as additionally - moderators don't get a 'salary'. They're unpaid volunteers who do the role just to help out the Sports Interactive community and try and improve the experience for everyone who comes to these forums.
  24. Have you tried reading the following from the FAQ?
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