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  1. Thanks for your feeback, though the ICC works every year for me, pehaps there was a conflict with another file you are using?
  2. This is not the norm, it looks as if the game processed a 'hard brexit' therefore, non UK players would require a work permit
  3. I propsed a potential solution to this recently which I belive would give us a stadium editor without a manager having any control over a stadium expansion
  4. I've suggested a solution in the features request forum
  5. Ever since the introduction of the 3D match engine the concept of a stadium editor has been a divisive subject within the Football Manager community. One school of thought is that customisable stadiums would make the experience more immersive, while other users feel that a stadium editor would remove an element of realism for the game, as no manager will design their clubs newest ground expansion. We also have the issue of licencing which means copies of Camp Nou, Old Trafford, San Siro et al can not be reproduced within the game. While some of the stadium models within the game can play a close resemblance to real life stadia, I’m sure we all agree some are pretty poor. I propose a solution to this issue, customisable stadiums within the pre-game editor. I will discuss the concept based on the example below covering Fir Park Stadium, home of Motherwell FC. Starting with the top options we would have the opportunity to chose the stadium shape, Square resembling many UK stadiums, Rounded (e.g. Emirates stadium) or Oval (e.g. London Stadium). Next, we have option to decide on Stadium textures which influence the appearance of the stadium roof, exits, condition of the stands etc, perhaps we could have the opportunity to create our own textures and load these in to the game. The last two options allow us to place the floodlights and players entrance to the pitch. If we look at that the actual ground now, we can see that each stand is made of blocks, goal end stands have 3 block per tier and side line stands have 4. This would allow Motherwell’s ¾ stand to be replicated within the game and would allow lower league stadiums to be more accurately replicated. If we look at ‘Main Stand – Section 4’ we have 5 options. Seat Colour – self explanatory Terrance - Stading room instead of seats Size – small, medium or large or a numerical number of rows could be entered Exits - The number of exits within this part of the stand Exit Locations – are the exits at the bottom, middle or top of the stand. If we look at the ‘Stand 3 – Section 3’ we have an additional option. Tier divider – This is what separates tiers within stands with multiple tiers. This could be walkways, walls or executive boxes. This proposed concept would allow the community to produce stadiums via editor files and I believe may offer a solution to the stadium issue which appeases all parties.
  6. Thanks @Enos If you have all of the FM19 packs installed then you only need V1.1 and 1.2 of the FM20 editions. The links are correct I just forgot to rename the files before uploading, hence them saying v.1.0 instead of v.1.1
  7. While I get the point, you make it is just not practical, the full pack is just shy of 700MB and I do not see the point of uploading a 700MB file for each update when less than 5% of the file would contain new content. Also, not everybody has access to uncapped high-speed internet. 99% of people are able to use this patch with no difficulty and the other 1% typically never read the instructions, FAQ or watch the support video’s before posting about the same issues… Because as I previously pointed you were missing files as you had not installed the pack correctly... In regards to your issue with the xml file, the read me file clearly states the following: "When merging any folders follow the following instruction; press and hold the Option key, then drag one folder to the location that contains a folder with the same name. In the dialogue that appears, click Merge." Video ads will only show for the bigger clubs within Serie B as they are dependent on club reputation, stadium size and league reputation.
  8. You are missing multiple files. redownload and install V1.0, V1.1 & V1.2 of the patch, install in that order and it will all work
  9. Black adbaords are loaded pitchside when video ads can not be found and the Football Manager 2008 adboards are displayed when the static ads can not be found. In other words the game can not find the required files which means they are missing! Does this issue occer with other leagues, preview a Serie A game and tell me the results That looks correct but the folder appears to be empty? there should be over 4,000 files in the ads folder and 700 alone from update V1.2
  10. From the above images, the xml files are in the correct location alongside the video ads so I would try the HD/SD trick with them. You have not posted your graphics folder setup though and this is where I believe the issue is Going by the dates of your files you do not seem to have the newest version of the patch, I'd recommend that you install V1.2 of the patch as part of your troubleshooting https://www.mediafire.com/file/h91ik2mxv3zq0ic/FM20_Adboard_Project_v1.2_update_MAC.zip/file
  11. You where seeing adboards with the Football Manager 2008 logos on them as the XML file can not locate the static adboards so it loads these as a fall back, this means the static ads are in the wrong location, the static ads within your graphics folder should be in this path: Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/football manager 2020 The black ads means the XML can not load the video ads in to you game, this means that they are in wrong location or that your system can not handle 'HD' graphics, the 'simatchviewer_uncompressed' folder should be in this location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2020\data If that is correct then go this location C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\videos and rename the 'HD' folder to 'SD' this tricks the system into treating the same graphics as standard definition.
  12. You have not installed the patch correctly, your file locations must exactly match those in the installation video below
  13. No problem, glad you got it working! Stay saffe too!
  14. This is your issue, the xml files are in the wrong place make a folder called 'ads' in your football manager 2020 folder and place the xml files there, like the screenshot below
  15. First of all drop the capitals it is considered shouting and is very rude when someone is taking the time to help you! You have not posted a image of where you have placed the xml files which is what I suspect is causing the issues you are experiencing
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