Marc Vaughan

Update 4 - Out Now

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Hi,

Update 4 is now available via. iTunes.

[b]#3.5 - Update 4 (In Progress)[/b][i]
Added no interest news when offering players to club
Improve movement of withdrawn strikers
Tweak defensive positioning against narrow formations
Stop players moaning for a new contract if they've only just joined club
Tune contract requests at clubs with a sugar daddy
Tuning of free agent transfers
Fix rare pass count wrap display issue if player made over 128 passes in a match
Welsh Manager Performance Award Fix
Port Vale points deduction
Fix rare issue in European comps if a minor club wins major competition
Fix for JPT issue if a Conference club is promoted & qualifies for Europe
Minor text fixes (grammar and translations)
Improve the manner in which players react to bankruptcy
Fix very rare corruption of player history in long term saves
Fixed text error in match commentary (player tackling himself)[/i]

[b]#3.3 - Update 3[/b][i]
Fix Scottish loan rules
Show player names on 2d retina pitch more often
Rotating incremental save game
Drag and Drop tactics in match
Stop Man Utd players getting excited and asking for new contracts after winning Charity Shield
Tweaking of match simulation
New database update
Rangers starting with points deduction in new games[/i]

[b]#3.2 - Update 2[/b][i]
Fix loyal manager leaderboard reporting
Fix for specific squad selection method on iPad
Tuning of contract renewals for big-name kids in inactive leagues
Further tuning to transfer system
Further tuning to player regeneration implementation
Allow Inside Forwards in AMC positions
Allow players to retrain as sweepers
Slight tuning of player preferred roles
Ensure that amateur/semi-pro clubs can turn professional in all leagues when they perform exceptionally
Broadcast GameCenter addictedness at the end of a season automatically (previously only done on save page or status pages are viewed)
Tuning to regen player physical attributes
Some auto-repair code for corrupted save games
Tune unhappiness behavior of young players at large clubs (make them less prone to requesting transfers when only unhappy about contract)
Fix logic issue with recording highest historic league position
Match engine tweaks and improvements (both 2d and textual issues)
Fix rare condition where set-piece/corner taker cleared down
Added more player personality information
Fix logic issue with some unlockable conditions not acknowledging all cup wins on specific hardware/OS combinations
Improve responsiveness of retina display (still not holding 30Hz animation on older retina devices but approximately 10-15% faster, more improvements in subsequent updates all being well)
Tune contract renewal amounts for older players on huge salaries
Stop players moaning about not playing if they have long term bans for punching officials and suchlike
Fixed grid to pitch dragging bug where game would think formation had changed to a custom one when it hadn't
Fix offering of new contracts to players in reserve sides
Fix obscure problem with offering contract to bosman signing who is joining reserve teams
Tweaking of card distribution in matches[/i]

Hope this helps,

Marc

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[quote name='Marc Vaughan']
Allow Inside Forward roles for players in AMC positions
[/QUOTE]

That is really great! Could this player operate as a False 9?

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Hi Marc, have you managed to look at my saved game yet? and also will the assistant loan bug be fixed for the next update? it's so annoying how it keeps changing back to none all the time.

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Hey Marc, could you also add "Deep Lying Forward" to the AMC position?

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[quote name='rafafloripa']Hey Marc, could you also add "Deep Lying Forward" to the AMC position?[/QUOTE]

Sounds reasonable - although tbh I just mapped the roles by positions from FM PC largely, I'll play around and see how that makes the player behave (should be sensible enough I expect) - if it is then I'll add that in.

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Ah, another thing:

When sorting my squad by Ability (View/Detailed/Coach Report), I've noticed that the loaned in players will always be listed on the bottom, even though they might have the highest perceived ability on the squad. Could you fix that, so that they're listed in their correct placement?

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Reserve Team Players seems to be not sortable correctly by Ability or Form!

After some season it appears that just Spain and Italy still producing good young talents. Is it intended that the Brazilian Players are just all not good enough anymore?

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[quote name='enthon']Reserve Team Players seems to be not sortable correctly by Ability or Form!

After some season it appears that just Spain and Italy still producing good young talents. Is it intended that the Brazilian Players are just all not good enough anymore?[/QUOTE]

We're aware of some sorting issues in the reserves.

With regards to young talent, the general level of players from each nationality should not diverge massively throughout the game. If you've got any evidence that this isn't happening, I'd be very happy to hear it - but bear in mind that some years may be more 'productive' in some countries than others, and that if you don't have Brazil loaded the total number of Brazilian players in-game won't be gigantic.

I'll run some checks myself as well just to make sure it looks sane.

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[quote name='Marc Vaughan']
Improve responsiveness of retina display (still not holding 30Hz animation on older retina devices but approximately 10-15% faster, more improvements in subsequent updates all being well)
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Nice, I hope it improves significantly. As it is now, I only use it if I want to take quality screenshots :)

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These are great news :)
And I'm very excited about the in-game drag-and-drop tactics :)

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[quote name='rafafloripa']Any chance you can add extra save slots?[/QUOTE]

Not planning on it for update 3 - however we are doing 'rolling auto-save slots' there will be two auto-saves instead of just one, the idea being that this will avoid people losing their save game should their battery suddenly run out while auto-saving (which some users have been experiencing when playing for a very long period of time*).

*Which I suppose is a good thing it shows the games addictive ;)

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Trying to download fm12 handheld and I keep getting an 'app being modified, try later' error message. Any clues on when it will be available again?

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Marc has said that there is no update in submission. I am assuming it is to do with the sale ending.

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Hi!

Just wondering if there is a possibility to make suspensions more realistic. As it is now you only get 1 match bans no matter what, even if a player has received 3-4 red cards in the same season. No 3 match bans for violent conduct etc.

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[quote name='Jaym']Hi!
Just wondering if there is a possibility to make suspensions more realistic. As it is now you only get 1 match bans no matter what, even if a player has received 3-4 red cards in the same season. No 3 match bans for violent conduct etc.[/QUOTE]

There are different punishments in the game already - you generally only see the more extreme ones if you play hard-tackling and/or have very aggressive/violent players.

(these include pushing referee's, punching other players - which can receive very long bans)

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I haven't seen any of those yet, have received a few two games suspensions though where the second game is because of my appeal... But what about 3 match bans and an extra game if it's the player's second straight red of the season etc. Any chance of implementing this?

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I have had booth 3 and 4 game bans. Booth removed efter my apeal but still..

But only after the last update.

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Is Update 3 still planned for February as it says in the original post or are delays pushing it to March?

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[quote name='Joshua']Is Update 3 still planned for February as it says in the original post or are delays pushing it to March?[/QUOTE]

I'm afraid its looking likely that it'll be sometime in early March - unfortunately the database update which is part of it hasn't been fully finalized yet and there are a number of checks which have to be run after that to verify that the database is correct and plays right.

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[quote name='Marc Vaughan']I'm afraid its looking likely that it'll be sometime in early March - unfortunately the database update which is part of it hasn't been fully finalized yet and there are a number of checks which have to be run after that to verify that the database is correct and plays right.[/QUOTE]
Well early March sounds good. Thanks for the reply Marc. Is the Drag and Drop tactics in match feature implemented for Update 3?

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The list of tweaks in update 3 seems quite small. Did you forget to update it Marc?

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The update is approaching final QA - we've got a (hopefully) final database being checked at the moment then we'll have to proceed through the usual QA checks and submit to Apple ... please be patient.

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[quote name='rafafloripa']The list of tweaks in update 3 seems quite small. Did you forget to update it Marc?[/QUOTE]

No its correct as it stands - there are a couple of unannounced FMH changes which I've been working on, but they aren't ready for release yet and thus not posted (obviously when they are we'll let you chaps know).

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[quote name='Marc Vaughan']No its correct as it stands - there are a couple of unannounced FMH changes which I've been working on, but they aren't ready for release yet and thus not posted (obviously when they are we'll let you chaps know).[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the reply, Marc!
I would like to add that there's one thing that really bugs me and I always forget to mention. It's about the board expecting "Continental Qualification" in the beginning of the season, on the "Season Expectations" message". I really think there should be a difference in which continental competition they're aiming for. As I don't think Chelsea board would be happy with an Europa League place. This expectation is even more out of place in the case of Brazil, where 8 clubs qualify for Sudamericana. So "Continental Qualification" means that you can finish anywhere from 1st until 13th-14th.

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[quote name='AndrewDriverNo1']Rangers starting with points deduction in new games

And Portsmouth............?[/QUOTE]

Yep, Portsmouth deduction is in, also Kettering & Darlington

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Hoping for a better Cristian Tello and Isaac Cuenca in the update...

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[quote name='Sol19']Hoping for a better Cristian Tello and Isaac Cuenca in the update...[/QUOTE]

And if you want to keep realistic, a much worst Fierro ;)

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[quote name='Matteo3champions']and also Benzia (Lyon)?[/QUOTE]

I don't follow French football, just German and the EPL. Lacazette seems to be doing fine though, I think he's in the game already.

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[quote name='Bantam Searley95']By the time this update is released FM13 will be out[/QUOTE]

This is a joke! It's APRIL a week on Sunday and we don't have the JANUARY transfer update. This update will only be realistic for about 8 games then It will be out of date again till Christmas & FM13.

Are we always going to be six months behind with FMHi?

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"It's APRIL a week on Sunday and we don't have the JANUARY transfer update"
"Are we always going to be six months behind with FMHi? "

February, March, April = 6 months, ermmm...

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I doubt it would be practical to release a game in July/August myself. Why release during off peak in terms of buying when they can release near to Christmas when people recieve new iOS devices or gift cards/money? In a buisness sense it makes no sense. Plus they've always had good sales from around that period and it lets the season settle in and all loans/transfers to be finalised in order to allow a more complete and realistic database.

As for the update though Russia's window was the latest and involved two Premier League players of quite a reasonable standard reparting and that was 24th Feb so it has only been a month which is QA time then Apple submission (we don't know how long it takes to pass Apple's tests and update into the store). Sadly it isn't just finish the app then it will be updated straight away, with the window even more so but there's been fixes and potentially new features added like always that need to be checked.

Yes I am frustrated about it being this far from the window but I would rather SI do it properly and get it spot on, which I trust they'll do.

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Or, they could make the databases download from their website during gameplay as a sort of DLC, no QA required, nor apple submission...

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True, I'd love that but not sure how legally that would work or on a game structure in which it is (what I presume) a free access database by the scouts to edit then it is closed for a certain amount of time while the update is edited with the new database.

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What does "tweaking of match simulation" mean exactly? My main problem with the game is matches feel so random. Regardless of what formation I use, how long I use it or if I'm home or away my results feel so random. I finished 2nd my first season with Arsenal and 7th the next.

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Yes I am frustrated about it being this far from the window but I would rather SI do it properly and get it spot on, which I trust they'll do.

Well said I suppose :)

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Uhm...how would it not be legal? >.<

It's exactly what the PC does, no? Just download it from the internet...

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PC are iOS are released in the same way - updates at certain points to patch bugs and update the database in the 3rd update.

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A better Miyaichi as well please :) Any chance for Hiroki Sakai from Kashiwa Reysol as well? I think Dortmund are lining up a bid for him.

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Player abilities are something that the researchers would set, so if you'd like to comment on those, the Data Issues forum is the best place.

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Everytime andrewdriver posts it's a moan. Lighten up mate, play drawsomething or summin.

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