Ezequiel_Lavezzi

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  1. This problem has been solved. I changed the registry to fool game that no patch was installed. I then let STEAM auto update. I went back into the game and everything was back to normal. As I only ever updated my game through the documents folder (and not the main game file) this was not an error due to my fiddling or editing. I think I had a corrupt patch install through STEAM. I can now begin my FM2011 career. :D:D:D
  2. I have done that as stated in the first post. (clearly stated i cleared cache and used default skin lol) All my edits are inside the documents folder so I even moved the entire folder and used a default one. Problem is still there. I am unable to select database size and the divisions of leagues (ie playable/background etc). I downloaded the game from STEAM (auto updated etc). I have no idea where to look. I cant really uninstall and re-install the game as its 3 gig and will take all day.
  3. Wow, no one knows? I cant start a new game cause of this problem. Any ideas anyone? SI??? Moderators??
  4. Two guys get hooked on a game and fly to see a random club and get on the news. I spent $4000 to fly at the last minute from Sydney Australia to Naples to see my beloved Napoli on the day of their bankrupcy, I slept all night next to a dumpster in Naples cause I couldn't get a hotel room and at the end only 433 fans showed up and burnt half the seats (and I had to run for my life cause of a riot) and I didn't even get a mention.
  5. Hello all, I have a problem with FM2011. When I create a new game I am running into an issue with the Interface. Normally when the game loads, I am usually presented with the playable countries and database size I would like + selectable leagues/divisions when I go to the final configuration. However in my game I can only select the leagues but I am unable to pick how many leagues/divisions per country and also the database size. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/830/missingq.jpg/ The next screen (if I go to final configuration) is absolutely empty. Where can I go to fix this? I have deleted cache, I have used different skins. I would really like to know the exact location where this resides so I can resolve the issue. Thank you!
  6. I will be posting this in general questions. I think that maybe it's not quite a skinning issue. :/
  7. Hello all, I have a problem with FM2011. When I create a new game I am running into an issue with the Interface. Normally when the game loads, I am usually presented with the playable countries and database size I would like + selectable leagues/divisions when I go to the final configuration. However in my game I can only select the leagues but I am unable to pick how many leagues/divisions per country and also the database size. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/830/missingq.jpg/ The next screen (if I go to final configuration) is absolutely empty. Where can I go to fix this? I have deleted cache, I have used different skins. I would really like to know the exact location where this resides so I can resolve the issue. Thank you!
  8. It is extreemly random (well only the player performances basically) and it's why I stopped playing FM. I played the same game West Ham vs Everton over 200 times in a test and found out that 1 bad team talk prior to the game was the likely culprit of the bad performances vs Everton (I was West Ham). No matter what I did, something would always go wrong. Over 200 games I only won about 15 of them. Most games I was absolutely demolished (3-6 goal losses)....about 40 games ended up in high scoring draws (and on about 50% of those games I surrended 3-4 goal leads.) I also tried virtually all tactics available and even let people watch pkms to see what I did wrong. Eventually I was told by a few people that certain tactics "always" work due to them being almost game breaking and being border line cheat tactics. (thats how you see a lot of people winning every game with weak sides). If I remember correctly someone from SI also commented in a seperate thread that team talks and under "certain circumstances" things happen that make it hard for a team to be successful. I am not the best manager around, but I am not clueless but FM has too much randomness for my liking. :applause:
  9. I would love this view. I would also love a proper "dug out" view, from the eyes of you, the manager. This was nicely implemented in LMA Manager.
  10. I hope SI don't include any new features in FM2012 and just drastically improve graphics and iron out 99% of the bugs. On top of this, I expect them to hire a number of writers just for the "Role Playing" aspect of the game and sit down and write a few hundred different articles, news reports and press conferences. They need to remove the repetitive nature of many aspects of the game and include some "easter eggs" in there to add some excitement to the franchise. I am so deeply dissapointed with what SI's been able to produce the last few seasons. I just hope they get things back on track...regardless of what anyone says, this is my personal opinion.
  11. The problem is this, plain and simple. English programmers, programming English mentality into Italian Football. In England there is strong rivalry and banter not only between fans, but between players. A "said" player will normally never play for "said" club if the club is a rival of any sort. Due to the fact that many clubs in the Premier League are in such close proximity there are huge rivalries between very big clubs. This creates a strong bond between fans, players and clubs which is one of the things that makes English football great - its fans and the atmosphere. In Italy however, this is hardly ever the case. Fan's who although may be hard core, are also more inclined to stay home rather than follow their club to the death at the stadium. There is a much lower percentage of these type of fans, compared to English Football. Maybe this is due to the fact that Italy and many of its residence suffer from a poorer financial state or the fact that Italian football itself is in decline - it is not fully understood. Italian stadiums on the most part remain empty for many of the football clubs and over the years there seems to be a far less attachment to the teams colours. There is next to no loyalty in Italian Football, heroes from one club more often than not move to a bigger club regardless of the nature of the rivalry between the clubs. Players like Quagliarella, a devote Napoli fan, still decided to move to Juventus because he was afraid that his squad rotating policy at Naples might cause him to lose his ambitions with the Italian National team. As stated, English football has some great fans, great rivalries and people live and breath football. This type of mentality rubs off onto the players and thus a lot of players won't move because of this. In Italy however this isnt the case and the only reason these kind of things happen is because people who write the code in FM2011 are from the UK. Is it a bug? Not at all, but SI need to create different mentalities across different leagues and I think just like the dynamic league reputations, fan and player club attachment should also be dynamic between leagues.
  12. It's human nature to lie, cheat, steal and be deceitful. The distrust and paranoia that has been built into us because of our own actions are purely natural.
  13. SI need to tread carefully, because realism and by that I mean "excessive realism" will become the downfall of Football Manager. You may be reading this and think I am out of my mind, but in the last decade I have come to know approximately 30 hard-core FM players who have since given up on the game. (Some were FML players). These are people whom I have known online, from forums, friends and even close relatives. All of them have quit the game because the fun factor was no longer there - and most of their reasons were down to the fact that the game was basically a number crunching database and over time it just became boring. l still play FM and even though I was once a hardcore player (putting in lots of hours with community work/Beta testing) and I have given my fair share of constructive feedback, I too am finding that in the push for realism, SI seem to have forgotten that not only is Football Manager a GAME but Football itself, yes that ball kicking game we are simulating in our own homes, is also a GAME. Although the match engine is decent for FM (the graphics arent that good, we all know) , one of the last few fun factors for me is the flexibility I have buying and selling my own players. I am sure everyone will agree it's probably one of the major fun factors of the game. The rest of the features the game is trying to realistically represent (and failing to do so) are nothing but a nuisance at the best of times. Training, Press Conferences, Match Preparations, News Articles etc are all lacking content and are repetitive. I for one will never buy another FM again if the control over the transfer market is taken out of my hands. As a player and a virtual manager, I would be absolutely unimpressed if I cannot go for targets I want and have to basically give a "shorlist" of players I like to the chairman or I have to play players that the board wants. So why do I so strongly feel this way? I play Football Manager because I want to play a game, a game that I want to enjoy. Whiile I do love playing FM it does frustrate me at the lack of creative content or the over-negative realism displayed in the game. Since the first FM has come out with assistant manager reports and scout reports, they have always been buggy or have not been 100% correct on the information supplied to the player (manager). The last thing I need is a few attributes of a scout, chairman or assistant decide on who I am able to sign. Football Manager still has a lot going for it, but when you start to fiddle with a core hands on element and basically take the control away from the person who is trying to immerse themselves into a game, then you no longer have a simulation. You basically have yourself a documentary of Football that is being depicted on your pc with a person meerly watching along, totally detached and devoid of any fundamental enjoyment of their experience.
  14. I would like the ability to see my "regens" from an early age, say about 10-12 and work on improving their stats from there. In my opinion a player around that age should not even have a fixed position and you could mold him into whatever his strengths are at that time. As an example it would be great to see a regen with 5 star potential (and is an attacking player) and see he is extreemly quick, great dribbling and technique but is a poor passer and finisher. You could work on either his finishing or passing and then possibly making him a striker or a winger. This is one part of the game that would add to the manager feeling more connected to his team (and add a lot of re-playability for myself anyway).
  15. I once saved and reloaded the same match 300 + times just to figure out how the game works. In the end I still had no idea what I was doing. :o