Lord Duffucus

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  1. Moving from desktop to laptop (finally) and have found this for about my budget in the sale. £200 off at £399. FM is the only game I play, usually with just a couple of leagues loaded up and always with a 3D view. Otherwise, lots of web browsing is my main use. ACER Aspire F5-571 15.6" Laptop - Black Windows 10 (pre-installed) Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor Memory: 8 GB Storage: 1 TB Up to 5 hours battery life http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-aspire-f5-571-15-6-laptop-black-10137492-pdt.html Not played FM16 yet so holding off until I get a new machine before I do! Not sure it has a dedicated graphics card which may be a issue? Thoughts please - hoping to get it by Wednesday when the sale ends!
  2. In a previous version you included a pic of the stadium about to be played in on the pre-match screens (or coloured seats if there wasn't one) I liked that, given you don't get to see much of the home team's stadium on any other screen before or during the game. Would be good to see it again in future releases.
  3. Which file are the correct promotions/relegations for the English leagues in? Can't seem to find the up to date divisions using any of them.
  4. Thanks. As I say, it's no reflection on your excellent work, merely in case there was anything I wanted to do myself. I'll probably just use the Transfers file and do everything I want to in there and load that one up in the game with the promotions/relegations file so at least all the teams are in the right place.
  5. Pro - I've downloaded your files and put them in the usual place. If I wanted to add a few changes of my own, which file should I load up in the editor? It's not that you've got any wrong, just if I wanted to tweak a few things/remove injuries/add any unspotted transfers etc before playing. Or would it be that I'd open all of your files up together? If so, would I just save changes as usual? Have always been used to one file covering everything but obviously there are a few there.
  6. In the past, when talking to a player unhappy at not getting many games, a fair share would accept my 'I make the decisions round here' type response and give it the whole 'fair enough, i'll be patient' response. Since playing FM14 I've noticed that virtually every time a player has the same problem, they get stroppy at that kind of response and want listing at the end of the conversation. It seems nothing I say can placate them. Anyone else found this? Obviously I can't pick every player but it's annoying when important squad players I don't want to lose/loan out etc start kicking off.
  7. But how about specifically getting them to just shoot more from long range?
  8. Since the sliders were disposed of, I've struggled to find a way to get some individuals with high 'long shot' stats to shoot from long range. My style of play tends to be short passing at a decent tempo and in an attacking mentality, which wins me plenty, but whereas before if I had a player with a 16/17 long shot rating or whatever I'd click his slider to shoot from long range more often, I can't do that anymore. Is it a case of telling them to 'shoot more often' in the player instructions and if so would that not disrupt the general team instructions? If I've got someone who can leather one in from 30 yards regularly I may as well make him do it!
  9. Superb work as always, Tom. Quick query - last time, you allowed for the small photos of the hosting stadium in the pre-match screenflow, in the style of FMC. Any plans to do so again? Was a great addition once the stadium pics were actually downloaded.
  10. I did it once before a cup final. Had to make a first minute substitution just to get my first choice keeper back in goal. Even ended up feeling sorry for my young keeper that I replaced... Also once overlooked the fact that several of my coaches at AC Milan were up for contract renewals - ended up losing many of them and not being able to replace with any that were as good!
  11. Disappointed to see FMWEEGIE isn't being produced anymore. Which regular update do people recommend most as a suitable and accurate replacement? Obviously I expect a few update makers to wade in here and state their cases but first hand user experiences would be good too!!!
  12. Probably early March like last year. I don't play the new games until the final patch is out, such are the long lists of bugs that usually crop up before that point. Have never regretted that approach.
  13. Tactics ARE very important, funnily enough. Get your training tuned, have several different tactics to call on for different situations, and persevere.
  14. Fair enough, I may well do.
  15. I tend not to play the new versions until the final patch/update comes out, which is obviously after the January window shuts. When did it come out last year, and indeed in previous years? I can never remember! Just so I know whether it's worth starting a new game or not. Seem to recall it being around early March?