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  1. Would it be fair to assume that the below website is next best thing we can get to an FM manual? I have been referring to it occasionally when I am stuck on understanding the content in the game. Maybe SI can sponsor/endorse the author of the website in making an FM manual? http://www.guidetofootballmanager.com/
  2. Welcome back to the thread of the only french team who won the Champions League, l’OM ! History and glory days... Olympique de Marseille was founded by René Dufaure de Montmirail, a French sports official, in 1892 as an omnisport club. Known as Sporting Club, US Phocéenne and Football Club de Marseille in the first five years after their foundation, the club adopted the name Olympique de Marseille in 1899 in honour of the anniversary of Marseille's founding by Greeks from Phocaea some 25 centuries earlier, with the name Olympique, coming from ancient Olympic Games. The first period of Olympique de Marseille's domination of the French League started in the early 1970s under Marcel Leclerc's presidency (1965–1972). His ambition allowed Marseille to return to the First division in 1965–66. They went on to win the Coupe de France in 1969 as well as the First division in 1971 with a record of 44 goals by Josip Skoblar, helped by Roger Magnusson. The arrival of Georges Carnus and Bernard Bosquier from Saint-Étienne helped them to win the Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France in 1972. Marseille played in the European Cup in 1971–72 and 1972–73, but were knocked-out by Ajax of Johan Cruyff and Juventus, respectively. However, success was not to last. Marcel Leclerc was forced to leave the club on 19 July 1972. The President was a stubborn man, and he threatened the whole league by threatening to withdraw his professional team from Ligue 1 because the federation refused to accept three foreign players in one team (Leclerc wanted to acquire the Hungarian star Zoltán Varga but he had already the maximum number of two foreigners in his team). But Marseille decided, instead of following Leclerc against the league, to fire him.[4] Then followed an era of crisis, with Marseille only winning a Coupe de France in 1976 and being relegated to the second division, where they played with a bunch of young local players: the Minots who allowed the team to return to First division in 1984. Éric Di Meco was one of them. On 12 April 1986, Bernard Tapie became president, thanks to Marseille mayor Gaston Defferre, and promptly built the greatest team ever seen in France. His first signings were Karl-Heinz Forster and Alain Giresse, who were bought after the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Tapie signed a large number of highly regarded players over the next few years in his pursuit of the European Cup, such as Jean-Pierre Papin, Chris Waddle, Klaus Allofs, Enzo Francescoli, Abedi Pelé, Didier Deschamps, Basile Boli, Marcel Desailly, Rudi Völler and Eric Cantona as well as appointing high-profile coaches like Franz Beckenbauer, Gérard Gili and Raymond Goethals. Between 1989 and 1992, Olympique de Marseille won four league titles in a row and the French Cup. The highlight of the club's history is winning the new format Champions League in 1993. Basile Boli scored the only goal against Italy's Milan in the final held in Munich's Olympic Stadium. That triumph was the first time ever for a French club and it made Didier Deschamps and Fabien Barthez the youngest captain and goalkeeper, respectively, to capture the title. This triumph, however, was followed by a decade of decline. In 1994, due to financial irregularities and a match fixing scandal involving then president Bernard Tapie, they suffered enforced relegation to the second division, where Marseille stayed two years before returning to the First division. Moreover, they lost their 1992–93 Division 1 title and the right to play in the UEFA Champions League 1993-94, the 1993 European Super Cup and the 1993 Intercontinental Cup. Marseille returned to the top flight in 1996 with backing from Adidas's owner Robert Louis-Dreyfus. He chose Rolland Courbis as coach, signed Fabrizio Ravanelli, Laurent Blanc, and Andreas Köpke, and Marseille finished 11th for his return. For the 1998–99 season, the team celebrated their centenary and built a team of stars: Robert Pirès, Florian Maurice, and Christophe Dugarry, culminating in a second-place finish in the French championship, behind Bordeaux and an appearance in the UEFA Cup Final in 1999, losing to Parma. Courbis left the team in November 1999 after a poor start to the season. The closest Marseille got to another trophy was when they reached the UEFA Cup Final in 2004, impressively beating Dnipro, Internazionale, Liverpool, and Newcastle United along the way. But they were beaten in the final by newly crowned Spanish champions Valencia and once again fans were forced to continue waiting for the next trophy to come along. In 2005, Marseille succeeded in winning the Intertoto Cup, beating the likes of Lazio and Deportivo de La Coruña in doing so, and earning another shot at the UEFA Cup. The club struggled in the 2011–12 season, going to the bottom of the Ligue 1 table after six matches. Nevertheless, Marseille rebounded, winning 3–0 against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, as well as a 3–0 success over rivals PSG in November of that year. Marseille ended 2011 with a good sequence, also qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League for the second season running. In February 2012, Marseille embarked on 13 games without victory, but rallied to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since winning the competition in 1993. Despite an indifferent club form, OM lost to eventual finalists Bayern Munich, and slumped to an overall tenth-place finish in Ligue 1. However, the club retained the Coupe de la Ligue for the third year running, beating Lyon 1–0 in the Final. In the summer of 2012, Deschamps resigned, and later taking on the France job. Elie Baup took over, leading the club to a surprising second-place finish in the 2012–13 season despite selling multiple key players, including Loïc Rémy, César Azpilicueta and Stéphane Mbia. Marseille returned to the Champions League, spending close to €40 million on the likes of Dimitri Payet, Florian Thauvin and Giannelli Imbula. The club were top of the table at the end of August 2013, but OM proceeded to lose all six games in Europe, suffering the ignominy of becoming the first French team, and the biggest European team to date, to have picked up zero points in a Champions League group stage. Baup was sacked on 7 December 2013, following the 1–0 defeat to Nantes at Stade Velodrome. He was replaced on an interim basis by Jose Anigo. In Anigo's brief tenure, OM went out of the two cups, and struggled, leading to continued protests and jeers by fans. The club finished sixth in the 2014 season, missing out on an important European competition place for the first time in ten years. Anigo left the club soon after, taking on an ambassadorial/scouting role in North Africa, his first post outside of the city for more than four decades. Modern days... We had a tough time with Margarita Louis Dreyfus last days at the club... No money to spend, selling our top players every year, no trophies on our shelves A new era has come with american new owner Frank Mccourt, who definitely wants to give Marseille a boost in order to be successful again which is the club D.N.A !! Stadium If you take in charge Marseille you will discover the wonderful Stade Velodrome, fully renovated in 2014, you now have a breath taking place of 67.000 fans which are going to help you to win ! It's obviously the biggest stadium available for a French Ligue 1 team so far, but you will have to be good enough to fill all the empty seats that the stadium used to have in the last years...and Marseille fans are really tough to convince so be smart ! Your facilities are also excellent, and will need few improvements OM CHAMPIONS PROJECT Marseille just got a new boss Mr Franck McCourt, american bilionnaire, which already came with his ideas and a project "OM CHAMPIONS PROJECT" The aim for him is to be on the top 3 in the league, which means in France Champions League football, In order to achieve these goals Marseille's boss pumped some significant money last winter bringing back home Payet, Evra and some young bolld like Sanson for more than 40M€, which was a huge improvment for the squad The backroom staff had been improved as well with the likes of Zubizareta joining the club as D.O.F New boss and new President all together Rivals As you are a playing a successful club, you'll obviously have plenty of rivals, in the south of France you'll have derbies against AS Monaco and OGCN, Olympique Lyonnais, but the main thing is Paris Saint Germain !! That's the game you MUST not lose ! Would you stop our 14 games streak without a single victory against PSG in any competitions ?? Kit Why Marseille ? Because you now have a boss who wants to give Marseille a great boost and will give you money for that !! Because your last victory against PSG was in 2011 !! Because you have to stop PSG dominance !! Because your stadium is the most beautiful in Ligue 1 Because the challenge is huge in France as you have top teams around and you're a sleeping giant !! Because you need and have to bring back another Champions League on our shelves !! Link for last year thread ALLEZ L'OM
  3. Disclaimer: This guide is not the 100% correct way to play FMM because no way is 100% correct. Problems can be solved by sending me screenshots. Football Manager Mobile is a great version of the game which you can play on the go or when your other devices are not available. However, Football Manager Mobile is different to its counterparts in its skills are not easily transferable from the original version. This guide will show you an interesting way on how to take the game. Team Management and Starting Off I have decided to start as Real Madrid, because they have a great squad and they are easily adaptable to new things. At the start of the game, you are given a Team Report. Follow this report , no matter what it says. This will help you to build your team around or off these players. It says my strongest players are Ramos, Bale and Benzema, and they think I should look for an attacker to replace Mariano. Using vague knowledge of Real Madrid, I have decided that none of the targets identified are sufficient for the role I want a player to fulfill. Therefore I sell Benzema to Arsenal for £79 million. To fill the role left by Benzema, I want a player to link Bale and Ronaldo together, whilst scoring goals himself. This player will need excellent Creativity, Movement, Stamina, Shooting and Teamwork. So I search for this player in the Player Search option. This returns the likes of Jack Wilshere, Dele Alli and others. Two pages of players available. So I narrow the search down, allowing the lowest attribute of the required to be 16 and the highest (Movement) 19. Remarkably, only one player is returned. Alexis Sanchez. ---- It is up to you how you decide to plug holes or build on top of what you have. I decided to spend £135 million on Alexis Sanchez to bring him to the Bernabeu. Might seem overpriced but (take my word for it) he scored a hat-trick on his debut in the Super Cup and is in form since. So the lesson learned from this transfer is that you must buy players with your head and not what you think you want. Find real life issues and weaknesses (Not many people like Benzema - he isn't held in the same regard as Bale & Ronaldo), and find someone better. However, doing that is not enough. You must deploy them in the right role in your tactic. ---- Tactical Lesson soon
  4. In this guide, we discuss how to get MORE International Matches for your country. You can also checkout all my other guides: Enjoy!
  5. In this guide, we discuss tips on getting the BEST International Team Selection for your Country. You can also checkout all my other guides: Enjoy!
  6. Here is a quick tip on Increasing Player Morale in International Management. You can also checkout all my other guides: Enjoy!
  7. Over achieving player

    Hi All, Looking for some advice on why a player is doing so well. It's seems like an odd question, but he shouldn't be doing as well as he is, and i know i must be missing something. Im currently managing Notts County. We gained promotion at the first time of asking, and are now starting our campaign in League 1. Last season my main striker was John Stead. He finished the season as my top goalscorer and 5th in the league if i remember correctly, with 22 goals. None of my other strikers came close to his output, and i didn't have the capital to buy myself a decent signing as a backup. So in the January window, I decided to shop for a prospect instead. nothing too fancy, just a young player with the potential to be a leading player in League 1 or the Championship. Turns out they we're also out of my price range. To cut a long story short (probably too long already), i stumbled upon Franck Betra in Sheffield Wednesday's youth team. He had the potential to play in League 1, with a current ability of a Conference player. I started him off playing in the u23s, where he was underwhelming at best. Then the worst happened, Stead went out injured for 2 months. Betra wasn't ready for the first team by any stretch, but with limited options i added him to my bench. Over those two months, and the remainder of the season, he managed 7 goals and 2 assists in 13 games (9 of which were sub appearances). Needless to say, he was a BIG part in me achieving promotion. As i stated oh so long ago, i'm now starting in League 1. i'm 3 games into my current campaign and Betra has scored from the bench in all three. This is in spite of my coaches stating that he has actually suffered a setback in both his current and potential ability. So why is he doing so well? on paper (where the game is not played) he's my worst striker, with two of my wingers apparently better options. My first guess was that i had stumbled on a formation that is tuned for his game, but taking this guess into the transfer market has not helped at all. With my now supposed star striker Matt Smith, having appalling games despite bettering Betra in every area ability and height wise. It's nice having a player doing better than he should, but i now second guess myself before every game. Should i start a player thats playing two leagues higher than he should be, or a player thats in the right league. I generally go for form over ability, but this guy is meant to be quite a bit out of his depth. any helpful suggestions, would be appreciated thanks
  8. What is it: FMGuido is a one-man operation with the sole focus of helping more people win at Football Manager and enjoy the game more by sharing in-depth, actionable guides with lots of screenshots along the way. At the moment, I have four guides on my page with the ambition of adding a new one every week. Links to articles: 9 ways you can speed up FM17 FM17 team talk guide and case study: How I use team talks to win more games and improve morale How to get more points and improve team morale by selecting the right captain (FM2017 how-to guide + case study) How to develop any young player on FM 2017 About the author: I've played Football Manager ever since I was a little kid. At 10 years, old I got my hands on CM Itailia - that's back when Ryan Giggs was still a young player! Back then, the single most important aspect of your success was buying the right players. While this is still extremely important, nowadays, the game is much more focused on getting all the small things right and that is what FMGuido.com is all about. Hope you guys like it and please, let me know what you think!
  9. I'm not familiar with Juventus and I'm a bit worried with this squad. I have 3 old fullbacks in Alves, Forest Gump and Evra. At least Gump and Evra seem likely to retire soon. One of them I can replace I guess with DR Lirola 2* player and with big potential but I'm not sure what to do for the other 2. Actually it seems Sandro, Asamoah and De Ceglie are good enough for DL. Both Evra and Gump seem to be worth peanuts but they clear some wage and their contracts run out next year. Tho Gump's might be worth renewing as he is only 32 and his fitness is good. Alves is 33 and out in 2 but he has even better fitness. I see Real's Danilo is listed for ~8m says my scout. Could be more. there is very good central mid depth ( tho I have marchisio and another guy injured 3-4 months). The striker options are good too. Buffon is also very old. I got Marricchi and loanee Saro with some >3.5* PA but they are way too raw now and Saro costs 1mil to buy this year. His backup Neto is average. I doubt I can buy Donnaruma this window. Perin seems to be like 20m. Do I buy Benatia out of his loan? it's 17m. His value is much better so maybe it's worth to do and resell later? Gonna kill my budget. I do have good CB depth and dont particularly care to play 3CB formations primarily. Another loanee is Cuadrado who is 9.7m to buy. Do I buy because it seems I lack quality players on the wings? he's also nonEU but cheap. Coman is off to Bayern as loan. I'd be surprised if Bayern don't buy him. I dont seem to have any other midfielders with great PA. Actually the u18 u20 teams are mostly average. Why does nonEU rule still matter if a player is mine for 2 years already? like Alex Sandro. I checked my youth squads and there are A LOT of loan players that might be too much for me to handle, Should I sell the <3 star ones? Any particular ones to keep? even as backups to fill homegrown rules. Seriously, wtf is this hording? 15 GK in u20 !!!!!!! Any particular easy to buy youngsters I should buy? especially italians. I'm not familiar with this year's players. my budget is like 24m euros with 77k/w left so what transfers should I make? This is little money unless I sell some big names.
  10. Purpose of this Guide This guide is not intended as a comprehensive “bible”, this is merely an introduction to FM17 for people who have decent to excellent knowledge of football (real life) but low to mediocre understanding of Football Manager (the game). Picking a Team First you have to pick a team so how do you do that? Ask yourself what kinda game you want, what kinda challenge you want; Location: Do you wish to play in a particular country or league? English Premiership? Belgium? China? MLS? Difficulty: Do you want a hard game or easy game? Rich clubs are much easier. Teams tipped for relegation or teams playing in lower leagues are harder. The Players: Do you want to sign super star players? Do you want to discovery hidden gems? Do you want to develop your own youth players? The Manager: Perhaps you like role-playing as a particular manager of your imagination or emulating a famous manager? Maybe the manager is completely unimportant for you, that’s cool too. The Style of Play: Do you have a particular tactics or formation you wish to use or will you aim to be flexible in this regard? Do you want to sign players to suit your need or adapt your tactics to what players you have available? Loyalty: Do you want to stick with one club or are you open to moving up to better clubs? How about playing as a “journeyman” manager who constantly switches clubs? Goals: Do you want to win the Champions League? The treble? Take a team from a lower league to the top league? Nurture a player from academy prospect to Ballon d'Or winner? Win the World Cup? Win the domestic league in 10 different countries? Ask yourself what do you want to achieve and how? Getting to Know Your Team, League and Country The team report is very useful here, it actually tells you some extremely important things! It should at the very least tell you what kind of mentality your players have, any strong or weak positions in your team, your best players, any common attributes (eg, strong or technical players). Regardless or who and where you manage it always has tons of useful information so ALWAYS read your team report! Secondly; look at the players in your team! Seriously just take like 10 minutes to look at every player in your first team and youth team. Pay attention to their star ratings (Current Ability and Potential Ability). Look at their attribute and try to imagine in your mind what kind of players they are. Figure out who in your team are the most important and best players. Do the same for your youth team, maybe see if someone can be promoted to the first team already, or if there’s any particular talents you want to nurture and keep an eye on. You also want to have a quick look in your reserve team if there is anyone you want to release/sell, or someone you wish to promote to your first team. Now might be a good time to check out the season preview because it tells you how strong your team is compared to the teams you will be playing. Which is, of course, very important to know! This will (or at least should) affect how you go about selling/buying players and what kind of style of play you employ. Have a look at your country overview page! It tells you some useful stuff like how your nation is ranked globally, what kind of competitions and clubs there are, and lots more. Also there a small thing which will save you potentially hours of agony; read your league rules for god’s sake - it takes you like 2 minutes. It tells you what selection rules there is, how much the prize money is, how many teams are promoted and relegated, qualification rules for regional competitions (Champions League, Copa América, etc) and much much more. Something often forgotten is to check out your staff. The most important here are; Assistant Manager, Director of Football Chief Scout and Head of Youth Development. Are they good enough? Can you get any better (use Staff Search)? You also want to assess your Coaches, Scouts and Physios if you have any. Don’t sign staff to long contracts as there will usually be better options popping up later. Check if you can improve your staff at least once a season.
  11. This guide is meant to help determine what affects the players’ moods and reactions to events in the game. For instance how a player reacts to being injured, how he copes with the pressure of being wanted by other clubs and a couple more. It is meant to be used together with The Ultimate Personality/Media-handling Guide, as it in some cases can reveal hidden attributes that the player’s personality won't. I’ve been using this for a while now and for the most part it should be accurate. I don’t think I’ve found all the different moods and reactions, but the ones I’ve found should still be able to give a good picture of the player’s hidden attributes. Some of the moods have had their attributes changed from edition to edition, so if you’re playing a version older than FM16 not all of these will be accurate. Contract situations: Players that have recently signed a new contract or are on expiring contracts Determined to prove his worth to the team Dtn 15-20 Happy to have signed a new contract Pro 1-14, Dtn 1-14, Pre 11-20, Amb 11-20 Pleased to have signed a new contract Pro 15-20 Relieved to have signed a new contract Pro 1-14, Pre (1-10), Amb (1-10) - Either Pre or Amb or both Satisfied with the terms of his new contract Pro 1-14 Wants to commit his future to the club Dtn 1-14 Injuries (Not diseases or viruses): Determined to make sure his injury doesn't hold him back Pro 1-14, Dtn 15-20, Amb 11-14 Determined to overcome his injury Pro 15-20 Disappointed to be injured, but optimistic for the future Pro 15-20, Amb 15-20 Hopes his injury won't set him back too much Pro 1-14, Dtn 1-10, Amb 11-20 - 23 years old or younger Hopes the manager will stick by him while he's injured Pro 1-14, Dtn 1-10, Amb 11-20 Looking forward to recovering from his injury Pro 1-14, Dtn 11-14, Amb 15-20 Looking forward to returning to action as soon as possible Pro 1-14, Dtn 15-20, Amb 15-20 Patiently waiting for his injury to subside Pro 1-14, Amb 1-10 – Also retiring players Wanted by other clubs (Major interest from, I believe, two or more clubs): Feels pressured by the interest shown in him Pre 1-10 Flattered by the interest shown in him Pre 11-14 Ignoring the speculation regarding his future Pre 15-20 Others: Wants to become a regular in the first team Pre 15-20, Amb 15-20 Wants to break into the first team Pre 15-20, Amb 15-20 Wants to win a trophy Dtn 15-20, Amb 15-20 Has ambitions to win current nation’s top division Amb 11-20 – Players 22 years old or younger Would like more first-team opportunities Amb 15-20 Player has reacted well to collective win bonuses Amb 15-20, Loy 1-9 Unconfirmed or requires additional, undetermined sources: Is willing to fight to regain his place in the first team Pre 15-20, Amb 15-20 Feels the team has more potential and wants to help them realise it Amb 15-20 Considering leaving when his contract expires due to the club's league performance Dtn 1-10 - Expiring contract Low loyalty, possibly 1-9, but can be lower, depending on unknown factors. Possibly CA/PA and/or reputation for the player or relative to his team-mates: Is looking to help the club progress Dtn 15-20, (Loy 1-9) Is enjoying being at the club Dtn 1-14, (Loy 1-9) On free transfer: Is worried by lack of interest from clubs Dtn 1-14, Pre 1-10 Is determined to keep looking for a new club Dtn 15-20 Example: Player A is Determined and Media-friendly. Using the personality guide this tells us: Determined: Dtn: 20, Amb: 10-20 Media-friendly: Con 1-14, Tem 7-20 During an injury period the player is “Disappointed to be injured, but optimistic for the future.” Pro: 15-20, Amb 15-20 Now we can determine a range for the player’s professionalism and a better range for his ambition. We can also discern that his pressure is 1-14, as he would be Evasive instead of Media-friendly had his pressure been 15-20. Lastly I’ll give a few other tips for getting better approximations of the players’ hidden attributes: When you purchase a player the fans’ reaction will sometimes be “Looking forward to seeing his ambition and determination to succeed”. I haven’t 100% confirmed what it is, but it is a good thing. I’m assuming it is ambition 15-20. For offensive players in particular, pay attention to what he does when he’s in possession and being challenged or tackled. Players with low sportsmanship will tend to go to the ground, exaggerating and diving quite often. The diving animation should be pretty easy to spot. While players with higher sportsmanship will do their best to stay on their feet. Players with 15-16+ sportsmanship will hardly ever try to dive. In short: low spo means the player will go for a penalty, high spo means he will go for the goal. Players with in-match body language "Seems professional" will usually have pro 19-20. I'll update this if I find and confirm more. When this will happen depends on how much I'll be playing on my single-player save.
  12. [Guide] How to Create a Config File

    [NOTE: FM2011 REQUIRES NO CHANGES TO THE MAKING OF CONFIG FILES FROM FM2010] To get most graphics you have created to display in game you need to also create a config file for them. A config file basically tells the game what the graphic is and where to display it. There are a couple of ways to create a config file: 1.Use a program that will create the file for you such as FM Graphics Configurator or fmxml. 2.Edit an existing config.xml file. 3.Create the file from scratch. How to create a config file from scratch. First thing you need to do is to create a blank file, the easiest way to do this is to open a new file with notepad, (or any other text or webpage editor) when you have opened a new file with notepad paste in the following code: <record> <!-- resource manager options --> <!-- dont preload anything in this folder --> <boolean id="preload" value="false"/> <!-- turn off auto mapping --> <boolean id="amap" value="false"/> <!-- logo mappings --> <!-- the following XML maps pictures inside this folder into other positions in the resource system, which allows this folder to be dropped into any place in the graphics folder and still have the game pick up the graphics files from the correct places --> <list id="maps"> </list> </record> This is the basic code that needs to be in every config file and you shouldn’t ever change any of the above code (well you can remove the commented lines if you want). The bit that you change depending on what you are creating is located between <list id="maps"> and </list> that is currently blank. Now what we are going to do is create a config file to display the normal logo for Manchester United, the code for this is: <record from="680" to="graphics/pictures/club/680/logo"/> So a config file just displaying this logo would look like this: <record> <!-- resource manager options --> <!-- dont preload anything in this folder --> <boolean id="preload" value="false"/> <!-- turn off auto mapping --> <boolean id="amap" value="false"/> <!-- logo mappings --> <!-- the following XML maps pictures inside this folder into other positions in the resource system, which allows this folder to be dropped into any place in the graphics folder and still have the game pick up the graphics files from the correct places --> <list id="maps"> <record from="680" to="graphics/pictures/club/680/logo"/> </list> </record> Now when you have pasted this code into notepad, you can save the file, goto File -> Save As and name the file config.xml – you need to ensure notepad saves the file as config.xml and not config.xml.txt. You have now created a config file, you now need to place this config file in the same folder as your Man Utd logo (in the above example the logo graphic would be called 680). Coding Examples The below codes show what you need to put into the config file to display certain graphics. In the below code: FILE_NAME – is the name of your graphic, in my example above it was 680 (note the lack of a file extension in the name). UNIQUE_ID – is the unique ID of the object, obtainable from the editor or in game. Club Logos: Normal Logo <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/club/UNIQUE_ID/logo"/> Huge Logo <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/club/UNIQUE_ID/logo/huge"/> Small Logo (or Small Flag for the case of countries) <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/club/UNIQUE_ID/icon"/> Background Right Logo <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/club/UNIQUE_ID/logo/background/right"/> Background Left Logo <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/club/UNIQUE_ID/logo/background/left"/> For Nations replace club with nation For Competitions replace club with comp For Continents replace club with continent Also for Nations to replace the large flag (wizard and match screen) you need this code: <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/nation/UNIQUE_ID/flag"/> 3D Kits To change the kits on the 3D match screen you need to add the following to the config file Home Kit <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/team/UNIQUE_ID/kit_textures/home"/> Away Kit <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/team/UNIQUE_ID/kit_textures/away"/> Third Kt <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/team/UNIQUE_ID/kit_textures/third"/> 2D Kits To display the 2D kits in the club information screen (like previous versions) you need the following code (provided you have applied the fix from radestock) Home Kit <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/team/UNIQUE_ID/kits/home"/> Away Kit <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/team/UNIQUE_ID/kits/away"/> Third Kit <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/team/UNIQUE_ID/kits/third"/> Now if after using the above codes for the kits one still doesn’t show you may need to edit the code, as the team may have a special kit they are using for a season, so to enable the kit to show for future seasons you need to add an extra line to the config file, you basically add the year to the end of the line: <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/team/UNIQUE_ID/kit_textures/third/2010"/> If 2010 doesn’t work try 2008 or 2009 etc... Player Faces Normal Face <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/person/UNIQUE_ID/portrait"/> Small Face <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/person/UNIQUE_ID/icon"/> UPDATE FOR FM2010 (This also applies to FM2011): ***** In FM2010 the way the editor creates players has changed and in some cases the unique id may change from game to game (especially if you add more than one editor file to your game) fortantley there is an alternative method to get player faces into the game without needing to know their unique id: Normal Face <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/person/{FIRSTNAME} {SURNAME} {BIRTHDAY_DD}-{BIRTH_MONTH_MM}/portrait"/> Small Face <record from="FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/person/{FIRSTNAME} {SURNAME} {BIRTHDAY_DD}-{BIRTH_MONTH_MM}/icon"/> So for example if your players name was John Smith and he was born 30th March (year doesn't matter) and the filename of your graphic was johnsmith the line for the normal face would look like: <record from="johnsmith" to="graphics/pictures/person/john smith 30-03/portrait"/> ***** The above examples all depend on the config.xml file being put into the same folder as the graphic file, now you can have the config file in the parent folder to the graphic(s) (This is how SI do it, but I don’t really like it) and if you are doing that you need to adjust the code to look like this: <record from="FOLDER/FILE_NAME" to="graphics/pictures/person/UNIQUE_ID/portrait"/> In the above example you have the config file and a folder called FOLDER in the same folder, but with the graphic in the folder called FOLDER. Editing an Existing Config File This is just a case of copying the file you want to edit to the location you want, then opening the file in notepad and changing either the filename or Unique ID to match your graphic/team. Using FMGraphics Configurator With programs like these, the best option is to name your graphics by unique ID, put all the graphics of the same type in one folder, load the program select the correct options and then drag the folder of graphics you want a config creating for into the program, and it will create the config file for you. FMGraphics Configurator Download Link Other tools may also be around, check out the various fansites or do a web search for them, links to the other programs were dead and thus removed. Finally when you are done, load the game to check that the graphics actually show and no error messages occur.
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