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  1. I think it just uses the boxes\popup graphics, and I don't think there is anyway to resize it as the code to call it seems to be hardcoded rather than accessable through the xml files, you might be able to add a height="XX" or width="XX" bit into the <panel> code on the first line and that might resize it.
  2. Skelmerdale - Championship 2023/24 - Season 8 So after getting promoted out of League One at the first time of asking by the skin of our teeth, the board this season expected us to Avoid Relegation and actually gave me some money for the first time, though the Bookies didn't give us much chance of staying up with the Media Predicting we'd finish rock bottom, with all three of the promoted sides given no chance of staying up. Reputation - Somehow we are ranked bang in the middle, with Crewe rather wierdly being one of the better rated sides, I can only assume the actual values of most of us are very close. Transfers - Wtih money to spend it was a busy season as I blew past our previous transfer record with only our second purchase spending £550K on Forest Striker Osujl and not long after I spent £250K on Defender Jules, though best signing is German Striker Gullenbeck signed for a steal from Bayern, and in Jan I spent £400K on Madrid Defender Moreno, other signings were a mixture of free loanees and some cheap promising kids from around Europe. Saleswise I sold off various players who weren't good enough to make the step up and in the process got a club record £700K for Dutch Winger van der Meer who I would have liked to keep but that kind of money was hard to turn down and in January I sold off various squad players who's contracts were expirying with Portsmouth taking most of them collecting a decent amount of money for a few of them considering they'd be free in a couple of months. League Cup - We finally won a game beating League Two Cambridge, before we got thrashed by Premier League Charlton. FA Cup - Being in the Championship meant we started in the Third Round and just about beat fellow Championship side Norwich 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Benaniba who'd been reployed as a RM. In the Fourth Round we were rewarded with a trip to Prem Strugglers QPR who were lead by Draxler and a man of the match performance from my Keeper won us a replay though if we could shoot we should have won the game, the Replay went the same way with QPR finally scoring in the 120th minute only for it to be ruled out and we kept our nerve in the Shootout scoring all five of our pens as my Keeper saved their fourth to send us through. In the Fifth Round we were drawn away to fellow Championship strugglers Gillingham and again our finishing let us down and we'd have another replay. The Replay was a bit of a weird one as a crazy first half saw five goals scored with us grabbing three of them with the second half a drab affair as we held on to win. Booking a Quarter Final place against a Swansea side who were bottom of the Prem having one just once in the league (at Old Trafford) and had picked up more points in the FA Cup than they had in the league this season, and after an even first half things went horribly wrong in the second half as my DM Ferilli was sent off early for a stupid two footed lunge and after that they dominated the game but couldn't score until my DC hacked one of their players down in the box giving away a pen that they scored but somehow didn't get sent off, and then with us pushing forward they grabbed another in injury time to end our unlikely run. On the plus side our run earned us ~£1.25m which is a tidy sum. Championship - Interesting is the best way to describe this season, we started the season off well winning two of our first four games, but then after getting thrashed by Charlton in the League Cup we imploded failing to win any of the next 12 games but we did at least draw five of them - as we just couldn't score and were making silly mistakes at the back which saw us drop into the relegation places before wins over Swindon and West Brom lifted us up the table and after four draws and a defeat in December at the midpoint we were two points clear of relegation and the good thing was their were nine of us involved in the relegation fight so consistently drawing was enough to give us some space. We started the new year off with a bang a switch to a Wide 4-1-3-2 formation saw us thrash Burnley 4-1 with both of my Strikers scoring twice and we followed that with two wins, a draw and two defeats as we were getting a little overrun in midfield so I went back to basics switching to a Counter Attacking 4-1-4-1 formation that made us solid at the back and hoped to snatch a goal and it worked as we won six games in a row to claimb upto the heading heights of midtable and with 10 games to go we were 14 points clear of relegation. However then things started to go horribly wrong after Swansea knocked us out of the FA Cup we started to pick up injuries, lost my DM for 4 games thanks to his stupid red card and completely lost the ability to score or defend as we failed to win any of our next seven games losing six, however our early form had done enough and despite losing the Birmingham we secured our Championship status with three games to spare. Of course with nothing to play for in our last three games we went unbeaten drawing to Ipswich and scoring two late goals against Sheff Utd to draw there before beating Leeds on the last day with a late goal from Bacon that sent Leeds down All three of us that got promoted also proved the media wrong by staying up. The issue we had yet again this season was scoring goals we scored the third least amount of goals, that the least amount of shots and we joint bottom of the Shots on Target Ratio (36%) with only 10% of our shots ending up in goals, we also hit the woodwork with 7% of our shots, whilst at the other end we were fifth best for Clean Sheets (17) and Conceeded. Shots Percentage - Interestingly the most commond spot for our shots was either straight down the middle or horribly wide left or right. Squad, Overview and Review. In Goal was my Moroccan Keeper Illias Sebtaoui who was again in fine form and with several Prem sides after him I really hope he'll sign a new contract as replacing him could be tough. At Right Back I brought in last seasons loanee Daniel Marshall on a free after he'd been released by Stoke and he had a solid season though he did have a few games where he started making silly mistakes and gave away the most goals from mistakes. At Left Back Icelander Helgi Bjornsson was in fine form however he is upset after I didn't let him join Newcastle on deadline day and it looks like I'll be forced to sell him soon. At Centre Back Stephen Arthurworrey started the season but just wasn't good enough for this level and was replaced by Spanaird Stefan Moreno in January who started well but faded as we struggled, partnering him was Scot Zak Jules who added a bit of extra quality to my defence, providing cover was Croatian Jure Curic who also arrived in Jan and put in some good performances in the FA Cup. Starting the Season in the DM position was Tim Willis who was loaned from Man Utd and he did well but lost his place after the tactical changed to Italian Loanee Federico Ferrilli who had a fine season starting off as my Ball Winner in the DM role before shifting upto the Box-to-Box Midfielder Role where he showed a keen eye for goal, the only downside was his stupid and costly red card in the FA Cup and it wasn't a great surprise that our form faltered with him suspended, of course he then got injured after serving his suspension and didn't play after the Cup defeat. In the Centre of Midfield Frenchman Abdelhak Benaniba had a solid season but isn't really good enough for this level and with his contract up I made the tought decision to sell him at the end of the season, partnering him was Jim Carroll who also did well despite not reallly being good enough but will be kept next season as he is one of the few Homegrown players I have. Long term my hopes rest of Promising Swede Patrik Dahlstrom who had a slow start but put in some impressive performances in the Box-To-Box Role after our tactical change though a couple of injuries in the second half of the season limited his chances as did the fact that he is due a pay rise after his next appearance so with nothing to play for he was dropped to save money as he also has a year raise clause. Partnering him in the CM-Support role was highly rated Belgian Jonas Roose who was loaned from Arsenal in Jan after they pipped me to his signing in the summer. On the Right Wing was Spanish Loanee Victor Lopez who started out in the AMR spot but struggled, he then moved into the Support Striker Role when I used two Strikers for a little and did well, but really excelled in the MR position where the deeper position allowed him to take greater advantage of his pace, the only downside is Hull now want him back Providing cover was Argentine Loanee Lucas Sampalo who did well when called upon. On the Left Wing was Promising Bosnian-Born Dane Predrag Radic who showed signs of promise as I trained him to play on the left, providing cover was Argentine Loanee Maximiliano Ferrari who was in good form with both of them playing much better in the ML role rather than the starting AML role. Upfront high hopes were placed on my record signing Nigerian Bede Osuji however he failed to live upto the promise as he started badly and didn't score his first goal until January when he grabbed two against Burnley, but with the tactical change he stepped up in the second half of the season, however he was overshadowed by German Patrick Gullenbeck who arrived from Bayern for a bargain £30K and had a fine season after a slow start where he was injured in the League Cup defeat but when back lead the line well before fading at the end of the season but is only young. Best XI - Despite all the tactical changes this season this is more or less correct. Overall XI - Rather weird that this switched to 4-1-4-1 after just half a season it never switched to 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1, though the change means ST De Girolamo drops out for Paulinho with Benaniba randomly shoved into the DM position, with Arthurworrey replacing Henderson in Defence and Sebtaoui and Lopez making the bench. Also with six of the 11 leaving the club this season Sebtaoui will be the only current player left next season. Stat Pack - 0-0 draw the most likely result, followed by a 1-0 defeat, with yet again the match most likely being determined by the first team to score. Average Attendance - Still rock bottom though this is still due to our tiny ground as we did fill 80% of it. Salary - We are so badly out of our depth here, with fellow newly promoted sides Swindon and Crewe tripling our salary. Finances - Despite our FA Cup run we still lost money, well into you factor in the £5m Solidarity Payment we got which was greater than our entire income last season and is a third of this seasons income. Facilities - Managed to get our Youth Recruitment increased (not that we have produced anyone worth talking about) but the board still won't improve our training facilities even with money in the bank at the end of the season, they also don't seem to have any interest in replacing our terraces with more seats. Profile - Not much change but at the end of the season the board finally let me get the next coaching badge, I also reached my 400th game and out of nowhere started to get International offers with South Korea the first of several, haven't been linked with any foregin jobs yet though. Plans For Next Season The main goal is to survive again next season, we are no where near ready for a promotion push and if we can make some money will hopefully be able to develop the club. Transferwise a new Midfield is really needed, whilst I also need to bring in Homegrown players as I keep forgetting the Football League require you to use six HG players in your match squad and players due to become HG don't count, though of course that brings the problem of english players being more expensive. Though the plan at the moment is to just try and keep hold of my side as Blackburn and Newcastle have decided they want my entire team - They have already taken my Left Back and second choice Right Back and have upset both my Left Winger and Centre Midfielder and they are both scouting my backup Left Winger State of The World Premier League - Arsenals turn to claim their second title, making it two for both Manchester clubs but Chelsea are in the lead with three titles overall. With City, Liverpool and Spurs completing the top four, leaving Chelsea and Utd along with Watford in the Europa League, with Stoke also qualifying for the first time (through fair play I think?). At the bottom Bristol City, Charlton and Swansea all go down, with Swansea winning more games in the last five (three from four total wins) games than they did all season after they had already gone down. In League One Wigan are the latest former Prem side to get relegated to League Two where Hemel just about stayed up. FA Cup - Chelsea thrashed Watford in the Final to claim the cup for the third time in game drawing level with Man City, with City claiming the League Cup for the first time with victory over Arsenal. Champions League - Real Madrid claim the title for the first time beating a Paris side who have now lost three out of their six final appearances, with Porto an unlikely Semi-Finalist. For England Utd did the best reaching the Quarters losing to Paris, with Chelsea losing to Madrid in the Knockout Round on Away Goals, which meant City and Everton both failed to get out of the Group Stage, with Paris and Madrid both topping the groups. Europa League - Stuttgart beat AC Milan in only the third final not to involve an English side, with City and Nice the beaten Semi-Finalists. Liverpool, Spurs and Everton all losing in the Second Round. And Palace didn't even make the Group Stage being beaten on pens by Gent in the Playoff. France - Paris win the league and cup yet again. Germany - Dortmund reclaim the title with ease, Bayern struffle to fourth behind Leverkusen and Stuttgart, whilst Wolfsburg and Schalke look to miss out on Europe due to FFP reasons. And at the bottom Werder get relegated yet again. With the Cup being won by Wolfsburg. Italy - Juventus beat AC Milan to the title on Goal Difference, with Milan also falling foul of FFP, Sassuolo finishing third and they lost the cup on pens to Juventus. Holland - Another title for Ajax, with Twente getting relegated - which makes them I think the first in game past winners to get relegated. Heerenveen claim their second cup trophy with a penalty win over Breda Scotland - Shock here as Partick Thistle claim the title on the final day by two goals over Celtic and become the first non-old firm side to win the title since Aberdeen in the 1980's and Hamilton beat Celtic in the Cup on Pens. Spain - Madrid reclaim their title and beat Valencia in the cup again. Euro 2024 - Was won by Spain with an Extra-Time win over France, with England losing to Belguim in the Quarter Final and Scotland went out to Romania in the Second Round. Leaderboard points (FM Mode) (My Steam Username is same as here if anyone wants to add me) (points / position) Single Game: 1,431,244 (184,142) Single Season: 627,616 (139,619) Single Season England: 627,616 (74,872) Single Season Championship: 104,936 (50,397) Single Season League 1: 86,896 (15,461) Single Season League 2: 627,616 (1,524) Single Season National League: 483,959 (1,520) Single Season National North: 17,771 (804) Career Overview [TABLE=class: cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_ cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_ cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_ cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_ cms_table_MsoTableLi cms_table_cms_table_ghtShading cms_table_cms_table_cms_table_m, align: center] [TR] [TD=bgcolor: #007ACC, align: center]Season[/TD] [TD=bgcolor: #007ACC, align: center]League[/TD] [TD=bgcolor: #007ACC, align: center]Position[/TD] [TD=bgcolor: #007ACC, align: center]Achievements (Domestic)[/TD] [TD=bgcolor: #007ACC, align: center]Achievements (Europe)[/TD] [TD=bgcolor: #007ACC, align: center]Leaderboard Points (Season / Game) [/TD] [TD=bgcolor: #007ACC, align: center]Euro C/E (Place) [/TD] [TD=bgcolor: #007ACC, align: center]Average Attendance (League)[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]16/17[/TD] [TD]National North[/TD] [TD]16th[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]8,690 / 8,690[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]320 (10%)[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]17/18[/TD] [TD]National North[/TD] [TD]3rd[/TD] [TD]Promoted - Playoff Winners[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]17,771 / 26,461[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]350 (11%)[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]18/19[/TD] [TD]National League[/TD] [TD]4th[/TD] [TD]Promoted - Playoffs. FA Trophy Winners[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]483,959 / 510,420[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]460 (15%)[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]19/20[/TD] [TD]League 2[/TD] [TD]12th[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]46,701 / 557,121[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]845 (21%)[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]20/21[/TD] [TD]League 2[/TD] [TD]11th[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]54,675 / 611,796[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]930 (20%)[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]21/22[/TD] [TD]League 2[/TD] [TD]1st[/TD] [TD]Promoted - Champions!!![/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]627,616 / 1,239,412[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD]1,275 (27%)[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]22/23[/TD] [TD]League 1[/TD] [TD]4th[/TD] [TD]Promoted - Playoff Winners[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]86,896 / 1,326,308[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD]2,697 (53%)[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]23/24[/TD] [TD]Championship[/TD] [TD]15th[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]-[/TD] [TD]104,936 / 1,431,244[/TD] [TD][/TD] [TD]4,058 (80%)[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
  3. Should be 'competition news item.xml'
  4. The easiest way is to replace the star graphics with transparent graphics, instructions on how to edit them can be found here: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/445595-FM16-GUIDE-How-To-Recolour-the-Star-Ratings However the Reputation stars use the same graphics so you will also lose them. The other way is a lot more time consuming as you would need to edit the xml file for each panel in game the star ratings appear on, in each of these files you'd just need to locate the code for the ratings and remove it.
  5. The expansion news items also tell you the expansion capacity of the ground, though if you are at your capacity you won't get an expansion news item so not much use to you now unless you have a save from just before the last expansion you can reload to get the news item again (you might get it if you have to install under-soil heating). The other way to get an idea if you are at your expansion capacity is to check the options you have on the board screen if the only option is to ask to build a new stadium and you haven't asked for an upgrade recently then the chances are you are at the grounds expansion capacity.
  6. Unless someone is transfer listed by request or is unhappy at the club there isn't much of a reason for them to accept a lower contract elsewhere as they are still getting paid whilst at the club. However I've scouted loads of players who are willing to take paycuts to sign for me so they are out there, though I am currently the smallest side in the Championship. One thing I have found is that reducing your wage budget tends to reduce the wage demands of the players, and if a player is on a 3 or 4 year contract then I tell them they have plenty of time on their existing contract and won't be getting a raise which shuts them up. Also seems you are setting your wage cap really low, £35K p/w for a Champions League side is really low in todays market. Generally I consider how good the player is and if I can afford the wages, if not then the player gets sold or not bought, I also try and add in the extra/optional year options into contracts when I can, I've found nearly all players will accept the extra year after 5 games option if they are happy with the rest of the offer, you just need to add it back each time they remove it.
  7. Signing on or Agent Fees also come out of your wage budget with the other coming out of your transfer budget. If you check the wages tab on the finances screen it should break down your budget - you'll see what amount your basic wage is and deduct that from the total to work out how much your bonus contributions are. You can also check the expenditure tab and that will break down how much you have actually spent so you can try and see where the rest is coming from. Also don't forget youth players cost you money, as could anyone out on loan and depending on when you took over you might have some sold players you are still paying (any clauses should be listed on the transfer clauses screen).
  8. It is likely hardcoded, however you can trick the game into changing its colour by applying a gradient to the text. First you'll need to add a font="XX" bit to the line in question (or modify the existing bit if altering the first set of code), using a unique font name. (you might need to use font="fonts\XXX" in the xml file). Next in the fonts folder for your skin, create a copy of one of the existing font xml files that matches the font style you want and rename the copy to the name you put in the above xml file. Then in the font xml file add the following lines before the last </record> bit: <integer id="gradient_upper_margin" value="20"/> <integer id="gradient_lower_margin" value="0"/> <integer id="gradient_curve" value="0"/> <integer id="gradient_upper_colour_red" value="255"/> <integer id="gradient_upper_colour_green" value="255"/> <integer id="gradient_upper_colour_blue" value="255"/> <integer id="gradient_upper_colour_alpha" value="255"/> <integer id="gradient_lower_colour_red" value="177"/> <integer id="gradient_lower_colour_green" value="187"/> <integer id="gradient_lower_colour_blue" value="198"/> <integer id="gradient_lower_colour_alpha" value="255"/> Then adjust the rgb values to match the colour you want and then make sure the upper and lower values match, if you want white you just want each value to be 255. As the gradient code overrides the hardcoded colours this should allow you to change the colour, and if you set the upper and lower values to the same the text will just appear as one solid colour.
  9. The widget class and id determines what kind of image is called by the game, however these are context sensitive and as such only certain items will display in certain places (which you can only really find out through trial and error - for the most part it is a case of finding a screen in the game that displays what you want, you then check the xml files for the id and try it on the screen you want and see if it works). You might be able to get the background image to display using the id "bgnd" (you might also need to change the class to "background"), however you won't be able to control what image displays if it does work it'll display the image for whatever screen you are on, so if you are on a club screen it will just show the club background instead of a competition one.
  10. To get the dots on the overview formation screens you should just need to edit the 'match both formations.xml' file, in that file locate these lines: <container class="match_formation_panel" id="hfor" team_index="0" /> <container class="match_formation_panel" id="afor" team_index="1" /> And change them to read: <container class="match_formation_panel" id="hfor" file="match formation small panel" team_index="0" /> <container class="match_formation_panel" id="afor" file="match formation small panel" team_index="1" /> And the game should then use the small formation panel file that uses the dots. Whilst the kit and name sizes on the formation screens isn't really editable as the game resizes them depending on the formation and screen size, you might be able to alter them by editing the 'match formation.xml' file but the game might just override your values, this is the code that controls the pitch contents: <!-- the pitch--> <widget class="pitch_with_tactics" id="pwtc" navigation_disabled="true" icon_flags="show_name,use_player_kits_back,show_number,show_role_duty_labels"> <boolean id="vertical" value="true"/> <boolean id="pitch_dont_draw_indicators" value="true"/> <integer id="pitch_kit_height" value="40"/> <integer id="pitch_vertical_padding" value="10"/> </widget> You can also have a look at the 'tactics icon info panel.xml' for the text sizes, they are located at the bottom, however editing this file will affect over screens where the same shirt backs are used.
  11. If its disappearing randomly then it might be a problem with the config file check to make sure you don't have a duplicate line for arsenals third anywhere that could be causing problems. Also if you have the editor installed you can check that to see what special kits they have set as they might have multiple ones set that could be causing the problem, though removing them would only affect new save games, and I don't have the IGE so not sure if that allows you to remove special kits or just lets you recolour the normal ones.
  12. Yeah the stats are hardcoded so the only way you can adjust them is to hide the column, but the keepers and outfield players use the same file. FM16 has a new panel that looks like it can be edited but that isn't any good for you.
  13. 1. Not sure what you mean, the picture class is just used to call a picture and is generally used in the two ways shown in your code - either to call a particular image where you list the file path of the image or is used to call a game image (such as the clubs logo or a players face) which is done using the various property lines, there isn't a list of all of these as most of them only work on certain screens, there should be a list of the ids you can use to call the different types of logos around somewhere. 2. Adding a height="XX" and/or width="XX" bit to widget line for the picture should allow you to limit the size of the logo. However depending on the rest of the code you might need to put the logo code inside its own container (see this thread for more information)
  14. Should be 'match formation panel.xml' found in the panels folder, if you want it back to default then deleting that file from your skin and reloading the skin should revert it to the default one.
  15. Try this, locate these bits of code (one set for the home and another set further down for the away team and scorers): <container> <layout class="arrange_vertical_attachment" alignment="top" offset="8" gap="2" do_not_size="true"/> <layout class="fit_children_attachment" alignment="vertical, fill" offset="0" gap="0" /> <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="horizontal" inset="2" layout_children="true" /> And replace with the patched code that looks like: <container> <layout class="arrange_vertical_attachment" alignment="top" offset="0" gap="0" /> <layout class="fit_children_attachment" alignment="vertical, fill" offset="0" gap="0" /> <layout class="stick_to_sides_attachment" alignment="horizontal" inset="2" layout_children="true" /> <container height="8"/> You should be able to play around with the values if you want to tweak the position of the content.