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  1. Scouting Crash

    Starting a new thread as per the mod's advice on the other one. Same issue as everyone else - crashes when you hit anything in scouting (except acknowledge/dismiss). - My save is uploaded as Wrexham (Darlo)_Scouting Crash. - I've tried public beta mode - makes no difference. - I'm running OS X High Sierra, brand new MacBook as of October, game worked absolutely fine until about 4th January (I think). My save started on the beta. Let me know if you need more details Detailed System Info.spx
  2. 18.2.2 hotfix

    Scouting players is still not working after the latest update. I still only receive six reports a day vs. 25 when working properly. It was fine until the 18.2.1 hotfix so I was very optimistic that it would be addressed in this update. It's a basic function of the game and a very fun part. Considering someone broke it during the last update I was sure this would be a high priority. I'm not sure how anyone could prioritize "Fixed ad hoardings displaying in black" over basic functionality like player searches. I'm not trying to be a wise@ss here. That is not the tone of this post. I'm just very frustrated.
  3. Hi, I have discovered another anomaly when a scout watches my next opposition. Even though his report in the inbox is a summary of the opponent's strengths and weaknesses, he does actually produce scout reports for all the opposition players, ranging from 0-2% knowledge, which is enough to give a rough indication of basic ability. When the match is played, the knowledge for opposition players whom feature in the match rises to Up to around 20%. However, although these players must surely now be known to the club's staff, they do not appear on the scouting > players > player search list. This feels like a bug, as at the beginning of the game none of the players on the player search list have been scouted at all, so surely my staff are now more likely to be familiar with the last opponents' scouted players, particularly those that have just played against us? It could also be argued that, whilst not the subject of an individual scouting assignment, these opposition players should also appear on the scouting > players > scouted list, although I accept that it would be realistic for the players with 0-2% knowledge to be removed from the list fairly quickly. A couple of subsidiary anomalies with these scout reports are as follows: a. The reports say that the players have been last scouted by my chief scout, but it is another scout whom is set to next opposition and the chief scout is watching other matches whilst on a loan player assignment. I wonder if this a hangover of the chief scout being responsible for sending the other scout's report to my inbox? b. The date of the scout reports is fixed at the date of when the opposition scouting report was originally received, even when my knowledge of some opposition players increases as a result of them subsequently playing against my team. Rather than updating to the date of the match, the additional information appears to get backdated onto the original scout report and it remains in the name of my chief scout, even though he's supposedly away watching another match whilst my team is playing. I hope you can reproduce this, it will be noticeable on some of the saves I have already uploaded - the best one is probably The-Enforcer_scouting_assignments_contacts_recommend, as that's the highest number of games played. Cheers, TE
  4. Scouting Numbers

    I have seen a thread with a reply but would like to seek actual dialogue with SI as the issue with limiting scouting to just 50 players per time is dramatically causing problems on my youtube series and many of my viewers. Your reply i saw said people asked for this, but there is a lot of people not wanting this too. So surely as this is a single player game we could be given the choice, a simple option in game to set the scouting limit so as paying customers we can decide how to play our own series. As i mainly do series based on scouting every regen this change kills this and therefore my enjoyment of the game. So if this is your long term plan it would hugely put me off this game because its how i have played and loved the game for years but without that it takes away that enjoyment. In real life i can scout everyone really, i would simply hire my scouting team and tell them, you go to x country, visit every club and scout their young players. They wouldnt need to just do 50 at a time then have me tell them to go to the next club, if they did wouldnt be a very useful scout. It would of course take a while but thats fine, i can understand the extra time it takes to scout players. So there is arguments either way, so surely SI could make it so we get the option to play the game the way we wish? I would really like to be able to discuss this with someone at SI and share my thoughts and those of many of my viewers who have raised the same issue to me. Thanks AE
  5. Hi, Please refer to my save The-Enforcer_scouting_assignments_fail_watch_match. When looking at the scouting > players > scouted list I have noticed that the results of adjusting the interested in transfer and interested in loan filters is not the same as the interest in transfer and interest in loan section of the scout reports for the players concerned. This could be explained for players whom are only partially scouted, but on that list I have several players recently released from trial whom I have 99% knowledge and this issue affects them also. The inconsistency works both ways - some players are more interested on the list than they are in the report and vice versa. I have also noticed that the scout reports use different terminology that does not appear on the filter options, namely "extremely doubtful" (orange colour - logically less likely to sign than doubtful therefore I understand why it's not on the filter) and "dubious" (appears in orange for Booker and pea green colour for Edwards, Sonko and Lowe - is it the same as unsure?) Another anomaly is that loan interest "none" usually appears in red on the scout reports, but for two of the Coventry U23 players (James & Johnson) and Anaele and Sonko it appears in white. "Very Interested" sometimes appears in bright green, but for other players it is pea green. "Interested" usually seems to appear only as bright green under transfer, but as pea green under loan. I'm not sure if these different colours are deliberate or just random. Cheers, TE
  6. Please see screenshot below, it doesn't matter which position I select, no players are listed under 'replacement for': This was definitely working prior to the 12.2 updates. Cheers, TE
  7. Hi, In my Oxford City save, I have a transfer budget of £0, so am reliant on free transfers and loan players to bolster the squad. I am having trouble getting my scouts to produce reports (let alone recommendations) on any loan players taking part in matches that they have watched. Whenever loan players participate in a match they are watching, the scout ignores them. The only recommendations I am getting are from their contacts in the game (it's then roughly 50:50 whether these players are actually interested in a loan). I have raised this as a bug in the relevant forum. However, I would like to know whether anyone has been able to get their scouts to report on and recommend any loan players from matches they have watched? Here's the last filter I tried: I have tried variations of this filter with no minimum scouted potential or current ability and removing the estimated cost filter and changing the transfer budget from "Automatic" to "£0" or setting it to a maximum of £200M. I have also tried selecting a specific position, but leaving player status as "all" and role as "any". I think these parameters are all quite broad, for example, I am not asking for specific attributes or age restrictions and in many of the filters I have not imposed any ability requirements and yet the scouts are not even considering loan players right under their noses. Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers, TE
  8. Searched the forums, but haven't seen a thread on this yet. I've a question about the reports given to me by my scouts. The issue is that I keep receiving the same report time and time again. Players such as Mbappe and Donnarumma pop up in most of the time. How do I keep the scouts searching for players, without the need to have them overlapping or reporting back with reparts that are more than a season old? Do you also micro-manage your scouts, or leave the job to the chief? In previous versions I used to send out scouts en masse when regen fever hit, often to great effect. Less so in this version. Is it because of a weak in the game, or am I not using the scouts properly?
  9. So i was just scouting when I had an idea. The problems with scouting are that there are many players like those on the bottom of the screenshot that you will never ever sign. You scouted them and you know, you will never look at them again. After a year or so of no scouting at all, their stars will disappear, essentially you have to scout them again because you dont know how bad they were. Also it makes those lists really long. Now what would be awesome is just by right-clicking to be able to hide a player and via filter menu in the top right corner you could later still decide to re-appear hidden players(for whatever reason) The problem is, that there are always so many unknowns, and if you could hide players, those unknowns would always be new players you never scouted before - saving a lot of useless effort
  10. Hi community. I'm managing Pegasus in Hong Kong and recently I've noticed that their scouting expenses was sky rocketing! For a team that can barely buy a player for 3.000 quid, spending 150.000 quid per year on scouting is extremely damaging for their economy. So I went to the different forums and everyone turned me onto the North Man. Watched his video and got in touch with him afterwards. He strongly suggested that I posted a forum here since he clearly sees it as a bug in the game and confirms that I've removed every single option that could influence scouting expenses, yet it continues to costs me an insane amount every months. I'm gonna post some different pictures that shows every option is ticked off. Hopefully someone can help me with this, coz I'm destroying their economy right now Cheers
  11. Please can someone just tell me why the world map under scout world knowledge has now disappeared? I liked that feature a lot.
  12. What is the point in the discard list currently, other than stopping an agent recommending that player? I would like the option to remove all players from a search if I have added them to the discard list already. For example, I am searching for a midfielder who is on the loan list, and Stephen Ireland is in my discard list. However he shows up in my options for midfielders who are listed for loan. If there was an option to remove these players in the filters it would just make scouting that little bit less tiresome. Great game so far though. Really enjoying it.
  13. Usually when I play there is a scouting map with different colours depending on knowledge of the scout. Today it vanished? I haven't played for a few days maybe I missed something?
  14. Whenever i go to the scouting page and click on scouted players my page freezes and my mouse turns into a football and doesnt let me click anything. This makes it impossible to look at the players ive scouted! why is this!!!??
  15. inbox (news)

    reports for scouting are not showing since the 18.2.0 update?
  16. New update, but no real scouting changes. The scouting system this year is broken, beyond disastrous. A fix would be nice..
  17. Hi, In my Oxford City save, I have two scouts looking for loan players, one for a centre back and the other for a striker. Player status is 'all' and role is 'any role'. The only additional condition is current ability is at least 'fairly good' (2.5 stars). They have not recommended any players from matches they have watched - 40 matches in total between them (the only players recommended have been through 'contacts in the game'. There have been loan defenders/strikers featuring in some of the watched fixtures. I have checked these players out and if I make a loan offer, most of the clubs reject, because they want their players to play with higher quality players. The exception was Sam Nombe of MK Dons U23s, whom played in a match against Millwall U23s that the scout looking for a loan striker watched, but didn't recommend him. When I offered him a trial and he accepted, all of my seven coaching staff rated him at 2.5 stars with extra black stars and at 50% knowledge the coaches now are saying he is 3 or 3.5 stars, so why didn't my scout recommend him? I have uploaded two files, one from just before Nombe is watched and the other when he is on trial: The-Enforcer_scouts_not_finding_loan_players_before The-Enforcer_scouts_not_finding_loan_players_after The other issue with these assignments, is that the scouts are picking a lot of matches where the squads involved have no loan players. Surely the scout's match selection should reflect the type of player sought? Cheers, TE
  18. Please Sports Interactive, bring back the ability to scout 500 players at once. What you did is beyond useless and annoying. You didn't stop us from being able to scout 500 players in a week, you just made it harder(more time, more clicks) to do it. Instead of being able to scout 500 players with a click( selecting them and then pressing " Scout "), now we have to select 50 players and then we have to press Scout, and we can do that with no limit. Why in the world would you do that? You just ruined my whole experience with the game. And for those who are going to say " REALISM ", how the hell is that realism? You can still scout 10,000 players if you want, but after the update you have to select 50 at a time, and then scout them, for 200 times, instead of being able to do it for 20 times. IT'S A DIFFERENCE OF 100 TIMES. THAT TAKES SO LONG IT'S CRAZY. WORST DECISION I'VE SEEN IN YEARS. USELESS. The scouts are incredibly stupid, they don't find ****. I've always had to find the players on my own. Now you ruined it with this useless update. If that's realism, then let's change the ablity to release the whole stuff in one day. Who the hell does that in real life? No manager when new at the club was able to release 30 staff members at once like I just did now in my new save with PSG. I was also able to sell my whole squad without nothing happening. It's not too realistic, isn't it? So please in the next update, put a limit " You can only sell 3 players/transfer window ". Right? It's so ****ing stupid it's incredible. Please change the ablity to scout 500 players with a click back.
  19. Right so I like to search for players and have everyone to choose from not just a select few that the scouts know of. My mate has football manager on his pc and he has scouting budgets and packages. Both are set on maximum budget so when he searches for say all 15-19 year olds from Portugal they will all come up and it's brilliant. Now on mine I don't get any players under that criteria. I understand it's because of scouts and their knowledge... But I have no way to improve it because FM touch seems to have no scouting budgets or packages?!? My mate said just use FM scout but I like to search myself. However this is impossible as I cant increase my scout budget. When looking for players you want to see them all not just 3 or 4. Devastated to be honest please help
  20. Right so I like to search for players and have everyone to choose from not just a select few that the scouts know of. My mate has football manager on his pc and he has scouting budgets and packages. Both are set on maximum budget so when he searches for say all 15-19 year olds from Portugal they will all come up and it's brilliant. Now on mine I don't get any players under that criteria. I understand it's because of scouts and their knowledge... But I have no way to improve it because FM touch seems to have no scouting budgets or packages?!? My mate said just use FM scout but I like to search myself. However this is impossible as I cant increase my scout budget. When looking for players you want to see them all not just 3 or 4. Devastated to be honest please help
  21. Ladies and Gents, I need some help! It involves Scouting and its budget. I currently manage Spennymoor Town and have a Scouting Budget of $7.25 and also did not buy any packages. So I only know about players that my scouts know about. I have only sent out one month assignment for 'first team' player and have done team reports for preseason. Only players I have scouted are the ones that come to me or ones i have searched for myself. but now I'm negative in money and cant scout any players. also my board wont let me adjust my budget. Says 'scouting budget will be used for any senior, youth packages and trips outside of permitted scouting range' ........ i have not done any of that. If i did not buy a package then how am i losing money in it??
  22. Scouted players interest is coming up as blank. Also can't search for players interested in transfer or loan as no players will come up
  23. I'm not sure if this has been addressed before, but I cannot see players interested in loan in the player search menu. I can see players interested in transfer when I tick the box but when I tick the box for players interested in loan, it doesn't sort out the players. I remember that this feature was available in previous versions of the game and even in the beta. Am I the only one with this problem?
  24. Scouting Nations

    Hello! So Third time I am trying to post this issue (2 times in general discussion), without any reply. I hope this time i will get a reply from a SI official, if this is the way its supposed to be, or if its a bug.. I have hired a lot of scouts for Liverpool and i want to set up a lot of nations for each of them. Some may only have 1,2,3 nations, some might have 6,7,8 nations and i do of course understand they cannot scout all the nations at once. But when i assign them to let's say 5 nations, i only get 2 assignments pr scout.. Current nation and next nation (waiting). The last 3 nations don't show up as a list of assignments... but if i remove the currect assigned nation, the next nation moves into current and one of the 3 other nations get moved from nowhere it seems, to next assigned nation (waiting). So are all the 5 nation assignments for this scout, put in queue, even thou i don't get a full list like in previous FM's? Or haven't i found the list? Or is it actually a bug that the 3 waiting nations that's not shown, is not added to a queue list on that scout? Or is it just not possible to assign more than 2 nations to a scouts queue? Hope for some feedback this time.. Br Maedh =]
  25. Am i missing something or are scouts only now able to scout two competitions now per scout?