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  1. 7 minutes ago, adriano roberto said:

    In my case, I am still finding some difficulty with the number of bleachers in the stadium. As an example the maracanã: I am trying to reproduce only 2 bleachers, instead of 3 as in the image.

    The same is still true with some stadiums that have only one grandstand and insist on appearing two.



    I don’t think it is possible to edit the number of tiers/bleachers within a stand 

  2. 32 minutes ago, adriano roberto said:

    Are you changing the actual capacity of the stadium, or just changing the values of the stands?

    I am editing some here, but maintaining the real capacity of the stadium.

    Editing the stands and keeping the capacity as it, I have found that you have to reset every stand to 0 then make your changes for them to show in the match engine.

  3. A further trial this time with Hamilton Accies (Stadium capacity 6018). I have removed one side stand and swapped around the goal ends giving Hamilton their 2-sided stadium 


  4. This is a game changer! I've had a play around with the below results


    Somerset Park: I have removed the corners at the main stand, changed the main stand from a terrace to seats, changed the stand opposite the main stand to a terrace and removed it's roof


    Cappielow Park: I have made both goal end stands terraces, changes the main stand from a terrace to seats and removed the corners


  5. Good evening,

    I am posting to raise the awareness of three issues with the adboard’s within Football Manager;

    1. Within the match engine, video adboard’s seem to have been capped to a maximum of 15 seconds, this results in video ads either being sped up to fit into 15 seconds or they run at normal speed and are then cut off after 15 seconds. Having made 100's of video adboard’s for the game this is very frustrating as they no longer display as intended in spite of working with all previous versions of Football Manager, is it possible to remove this limit?


    2. Games at Neutral venues (cup semi finals & finals) are treated within the match engine as a home/away match, therefore, if the 'home team' has adboard’s assigned to them, they display instead of the competition adboard’s, this never use to happen in older versions of Football Manager.


    3. Within the fm.xml file we have the function to turn on video ads for any club with the following code:

    <!-- All Hibernian home matches have to use LED -->
    <record id="1575" led_force_flag="true" concatenate_next="true"/>

    However, for clubs who have video ads if we swap out the “true” for “false” within the code the video adboard’s still display.  While we have the ability to force clubs to use video adboard’s we lack the ability to force them to not use video adboard’s.

  6. Pre Season Competitions V1.1

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    - Reduced length of International Champions Cup to avoid fixture clashes

    100000030.pngAtlantic Cup
    Host: Algarve, Portugal por.png
    Eligible teams: aut.png Austria Bundesliga, chn.png Chinese Super League, cro.png Croatian Prva Liga, cze.png Czech Fortuna Liga, den.png Danish Superliga, por.png Farense, irl.png Irish Premier Division, kaz.pngKazakh Prem'er Ligasy, nor.png Norwegian Eliteserien, rus.png Russian Premier Liga & swe.png Swedish Allsvenska
    Format: 2 Groups - winners play in cup final.
    Dates: 1st - 10th of February
    Frequency: Yearly
    Prize Money: £50,000 Participation money, 50% of gate receipts and £100,000 prize money for competition winner

    100000031.pngMatch Premier Cup
    Host: Doha, Qatar qat.png
    Eligible teams: rus.png Russian Premier Liga & ser.png Serbian Premier Liga
    Format: 1 Group - 5 teams
    Dates: 3rd - 11th of February
    Frequency: Yearly
    Prize Money: £500,000 Participation money, 50% of gate receipts and £500,000 prize money for competition winner

    La Liga - Serie A Trophy
    Host: USA usa.png
    Eligible teams: ita.png Italian Serie A & esp.png Spanish Liga Santander
    Format: Cup Final - 2 legs
    Dates: 2nd Wednesday and Saturday in August.
    Frequency: Yearly
    Prize Money: £1,000,000 Participation money, 50% of gate receipts & £500,000 prize money for competition winner

    100000032.pngJoan Gamper Trophy
    Host: FC Barcelona
    Eligible teams: arg.png Argentine Primera División, bra.png Brasileiro Série A, eng.png English Premier League, ned.png Dutch Eredivisie, ger.png German Bundesliga, ita.png Italian Serie A & por.png Portuguese Liga Nos
    Format: Cup
    Dates: 1st Wednesday of August. 3rd Wednesday of August in Euros/World Cup years
    Frequency: Yearly
    Prize Money: 50% of gate receipts

    100000033.pngBwin Trofeo Naranja
    Host: Valenica
    Eligible teams: arg.png Argentine Primera División, bra.png Brasileiro Série A, eng.png,  Dutch Eredivisie, ger.png German Bundesliga & ita.png Italian Serie A
    Format: Cup
    Dates: 2nd Saturday of August.
    Frequency: Yearly
    Prize Money: 50% of gate receipts

    Trofeo Santiago Bernabéu
    Host: Real Madrid
    Eligible teams: arg.png Argentine Primera División, bra.png Brasileiro Série A, eng.png English Premier League, ned.png Dutch Eredivisie, fra.png French Ligue 1, ger.png German Bundesliga, ita.png Italian Serie A & tur.png Turkish Super Lig
    Format: Cup
    Dates: 2nd Saturday of August.
    Frequency: Yearly
    Prize Money: 50% of gate receipts

  7. Looking for a bit of advice, I'm having to replace my laptop and have a budget of £700 at the most. I only use a laptop for FM and making graphics for FM in photoshop, typically GIF files for video adboards (which can be around 20 seconds long and upto 80Mb in size). In regards to FM I play in the 3D match engine and look to have the top leagues in at least 6 nations in a save, typically my saves rarely pass 4 seasons. I also travel a lot so a sturdy laptop is essential as in the past I have had problems with the screen hinges breaking.

    I have looked into the 4 laptops below, would anyone be able to recommend one of the 4 or something more suitable within my budget?





  8. Alternative Scottish Pyramid

    I've been working on and off this file for a few years and thought it's about I upload my work for others to critique/enjoy. In every addition of FM I tend to play a long term save in Scotland and after a season or two I quickly get bored of the repetitive fixtures/league structure. I've made a file with a new 16-10-16 structure within the SPFL which also includes the Highland, Lowland and East of Scotland leagues. My long term plan for this save is to incorporate the juniors into this setup and create a fully functional league pyramid. I'll now talk through the changes I've made to the SPFL with some justification as to why I've made certain changes. I have tried to keep a form of realism within this file where possible and I'm fully aware people may not agree with some changes in this pyramid.

    The Premiership


    My initial idea was to turn the premiership into a 16 team league where clubs play each other twice, giving us 30 games with no splits. However, the more I thought about this the more I released how unfeasible such a set up would be. While this system would take a away the monotony of playing teams 4 times a season in the league, losing 8 rounds of fixtures and 2 Old Firm games would be a financial disaster in terms of TV money and sponsorship. We also in Scotland have this bizarre belief that a bigger league would leave too many teams with nothing to play for. To make up for this shortfall in fixtures and to give all sides something to play for throughout the season, I've looked to the splits in Denmark and Belgium as motivation. Personally I have nothing against league splits and while this system will give at least 6 extra games, more importantly it will ensure each side has an equal number of home and away matches.


    After 30 games the league will split into 4 groups, giving every team in the league an extra 6 balanced games (3 home & 3 away), which is an improvement on the current split where teams can play more home than away games or vice versa, or play 1 side 3 time away from home and 1 time at home, Like Hibs V Aberdeen this season. The top 4 teams make up the Championship group, teams 5th-8th make up the European Places Playoff group, teams 9th-12th the Relegation Playoff Group and the bottom 4 teams play in the Relegation group. After each group has finished team 4 will play team 5 in a 2 legged playoff for the final Europa League place and team 12 will play team 14 in the Relegation playoff semi final with the losing team playing the winner of the Championship Playoff. This gives us a 16 team league with 36 fixtures, every team will have something to play for and there is less fixture monotony as you will face 12 team's twice and 3 teams 4 times (excluding playoffs)

    The Championship


    The Championship remains similar in terms of structure, the only real difference is two teams are automatically promoted to the Premiership. I have toyed about with various league setups for the Championship, however there is not really enough 'big' SPLF teams for a bigger league to work. Increasing the number of teams further would also significantly dilute the quality of the Championship and make the jump between the Premiership and Championship too extreme. Any team relegated from the Championship receives £60,000 in parachute money for 2 seasons.

    League One


    The remaining League 1 and 2 clubs form a new look 16 team League. League One is a simple play each other twice, 30 game league. A higher % of TV money has been diverted to these clubs to offset the cost of losing 3 home games per league season. A 16 team 'semi-pro' league seems more feasible than the SPFL welcoming in 4 new teams to fill the gap in League 2. I've kept the relegation playoff as it is, as in reality there will be no automatic relegation from League 2 in till the standard of the Lowland League increases. In future updates I may look to change this to automatic relegation occurring after a few seasons. As in real life any side relegated to the Highland/Lowland league will recieve £40,000 in parachute money for 2 seasons.


    Highland League


    The Highland league keeps its current structure and is designed to float between 16 and 20 teams ensuring regionalisation at this level remains correct. The following cups have also been added: Highland League Cup, North of Scotland Cup, Aberdeenshire Shield and the Aberdeenshire Cup. In terms of youth of development the North of Scotland U20 and the Aberdeeshire and District League have also been included, teams in each region can opt in and out of these leagues from the beginning of season 2.

    North-of-scot.jpg aberdeen-20.jpg


    Lowland League


    The Lowland League starts as a 15 teams league as in real life and will expand to a 16 team league team in season 2. Like the Highland League it is designed to float between 14-18 clubs to ensure regionalisation, this may impact season 2's expansion. The following cups have also been added: Lowland League Cup, SFA South Challenge Cup and the Qualifying Cup. In terms of youth development the Lowland Development League, Challenge Cup, Knockout Cup and League Cup have been added, again teams in each region can opt in and out of these leagues from the beginning of season 2.



    East of Scotland League

    EOS-A.jpg EOS-B.jpg EOS-C.jpg

    The East of Scotland League begins with this seasons conference system, the top team in each group progress to the Round Robin Championship Group where the top 2 teams win promotion the the Lowland League. The runner up, teams 2-5 across each conference and the 2 best 6th placed teams form a 16 team Premiership in Season 2 while the remaining teams form a North and South regioned Division One. The Following cups have also been added: East of Scotland League Cup, King Cup & Alex Jack Cup (Winner qualifies for next seasons Scottish Cup).


    Other Changes:

    - Added £3k in travel costs to any Scottish clubs playing away to English, Irish, Northern Irish or Welsh clubs in the Irn-Bru cup in line with current cup rules.

    - Ticket prices added for 72 clubs

    - Attendances updated for 69 clubs

    - Stadium information corrected for 46 grounds

    - Facilities info added to 48 clubs

    - 112 staff members added

    - 471 records added giving more depth the game

    - 425 past winners added to newly created competitions

    - 125 unique city pics added for clubs from Premiership to East of Scotland League

    - 87 stadium pics added for clubs from Highland, Lowland, East of Scotland and some Junior clubs

    - 15 trophy pics added

    - Logos added for all senior competitions

    cove.jpg Spartans.jpg Brora.jpg Aberdeenshire-Shield.jpg

    Installation instruction

    extract to my documents/sports interactive




    Any feedback/suggestions for further updates welcome


  9. I am trying to replicate the new structure used for this seasons East of Scotland league and expand on it by adding 19 clubs to the system during the second season. To give a bit of background over the summer 26 junior clubs joined the East of Scotland League on the same level as the existing clubs, for this season 3 leagues of 13 will play out with the aim of forming a new 16 team top league next season and below feeder leagues.


    I have tried to replicate this and expand on the system by adding in a further 19 clubs for the start of the second season, My league structure will evolve over three seasons and is detailed below:


    Season One

    Premier League - 3 groups of 13 teams


    Season Two

    Premier League - 16 teams

    Division One - 2 groups of 14 teams


    Season Three

    Premier League - 16 teams

    Division One - 16 teams

    Division Two - 2 League of 13 teams (North & South Division)


    I have got my game to 'successfully' restructure over the three season, however my issues are with the 19 teams which I add in Season 2 and I'm at a loss on how to solve this issue. I have so far tried the following;

    1. Removed the 19 new clubs from any division and used the 'Get specific Team' option to add them to Division One for the second season, The problem with this is that teams who finish in either the promotion or relegation positions successfully transition into the next season, however teams who would be due to begin the next season in Division One simply vanish from the structure, the game then places a non league team with the highest reputation into Division One to fill the gap.
    2. Added the 19 new clubs to Division One and have no stages set for season one, come the start of the second season, 6 of the new teams now play in both the Premier League and Division One.
    3. Added the 19 new clubs to Division One from season one with no promotion from the league, (in this setting I've also tried setting promotion places to 0 and adding all 19 teams to the 'block teams from promotion' option), However all teams where promoted to the Premier League.
    4. Added the 19 new clubs to a lower league and set that league to promote all 19 teams to Division One, however only 2 teams where promoted.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can achieve my intended result?

  10. I can't see a stadium editor being implemented into FM any time soon but even if we could manipulate specific clubs stadiums via an xml file with very basic instructions which could determine stadium materials, roof type, no of tiers etc of each stand would be a massive step forward

  11. I'm looking to get myself a new laptop which will mainly be used for FM (running 4/5 nations per save) and watching Films, I'm looking for a HD screen, good processor and good graphics from a budget off £600;

    I have found the following four and I'm just looking for a bit off feedback or any other suggestions





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