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  1. I have always only played this game with all leagues in play, and even with additional players and staff through the advanced data base set up. This since I first started playing this game, and that was with CM2 I think, some time in the 90's. I've just started epxloring the 2019 beta with exactly the same setup as usual. My current hardware is a laptop i7, 8 GB memory and everything is on a SSD. I'm comfortable with the speed.
  2. A stadium editor and some keen modders, there's the answer. But now that SI have started to put "real" advertising in the grounds, I guess there would be a few problems with that too.
  3. I have my keeper (SK/support) distribute to central defenders. I have yet to see the opposition nick the ball from one of my defenders or the HB. The keeper is not stupid; if CDs/HB is tightly marked he finds other passing outlets, usually the WB's. I play a very fluid 4123 DM formation.
  4. I use a HB in front of a "flat" back four (WB-BPD-BPD-WB), and I disagree with Özil-to-the-Arsenal on this subject, even if I agree with him on a lot of other tactical aspects. My central defenders move wide enough to cover the flanks left by attacking WB's, but not too wide so that they leave a huge gap in the middle. The HB in front of a back four will not safeguard that central gap all the time, but - when the team is in possession - move a bit furher up the pitch to act as a possession recycler, a better passing outlet for the more advanced players. The gap he leaves then could be easily exploited by a quick thinking opposition defender and a speedy forward. I would argue that the HB works better in a flat back four than in a formation where you have placed the WB's higher up in what is called the WB position. The latter will make the central defenders go wider, and then the central gap will be the HB's problem alone. It can work if you have a particularly good and disciplined HB, but it's risky. And it's not the way I want my HB to work; I prefer the way he and the CD's operate when there's a flat back four behind him.
  5. Well, lower fps during the time the game is processing (the screens where the game is processing day by day) does not actually make the cpu processing any slower, and the game itself isn't going to be any slower because of that. Low fps should only be of concern when watching matches. Those of us who are able to monitor graphic card performance in real time would have noticed that whenever the game is out of the live match screen the graphics processor and video memory will tend to clock down considerably - that is typical and perfectly normal behaviour. You can - allthough there's really little point to it - force the graphics card to work at full power and max clocks all the time. I do get low fps and stuttering when watching matches from time to time, and in my experience that has to do with Windows somehow losing app (FM in this case) focus; clicking anywhere on the fm window will then immediately bring the app back into focus and stutter free, or sometimes I have to click somewhere that isn't FM first; easier to do if you play in windowed mode.
  6. Is it the same in windowed mode as in full screen?
  7. I play with all leagues playable. I want as large a football world as possible in the game; it's the only way to play ... according to me. I get half a star, I think - that does not matter; I get the speed that I get, and for me, that speed is fine. I'm not the impatient type of gamer. It's up to you. Load as many leagues/players as you want. Play. If the game moves on a bit too slow for you, then start a new save with fewer leagues loaded, less detail, fewer players - whatever. I think I once read - many years ago - that one of the Collyer brothers (the fathers of this game) said in an interview that he only ever played the game with all available leagues and players loaded, and that it was the only way he could play the game, no matter what speed that resulted in. It's the same for me. It takes a couple of hours to finish a month in the game, but I believe most of that is because I watch every match in extended highlights (the full match if I'm testing tactics).
  8. No. I think I got half a star or maybe a whole one. Doesn't bother me at all, the game runs along at a decent enough speed ... for me.
  9. Not so much tactics as such, but in matches where the odds are heavily stacked in my favour I make sure to give squad players and prospects with fewer starts some competitive playing time.
  10. I give players that are prone to injuries the "less tackling" instruction. Seems to help, I've managed to get Jack Wilshere through 2 seasons without any major injuries.
  11. Good accelleration(and pace) is nice to have for any role. You decide whether it's important or not. Use common sense.
  12. Laptop i7 6700HQ, SSD and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM; runs all legues that comes with the game playable, and with advanced data base adding even more players and staff. (I think I started with about 180k +). It's fine.
  13. You mean a DFB, right? Well that would be a waste of Speedy Gonzales (Bellerin) at the right back, I feel. But maybe if he's not playing there ... Incidentally, my tactics are rather similar to Özil-to-the-Arsenal's Pep's Barcelona system. He and I share many of the same thoughts tactics wise.
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