Jump to content
Sports Interactive Community
Sohail

Have your own 'son'?

Recommended Posts

I've read a few places that it's possible to have your own "son" in the game? I just wanted to find out whether this is true or not and if people have screenshots :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've read a few places that it's possible to have your own "son" in the game? I just wanted to find out whether this is true or not and if people have screenshots :)

It is true.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is true - its very rare though - think i've read its something like a 10,000 to 1 chance of getting one (maybe higher i dont know).

To know if its your son he will have your surname (obviously) and will have you listed as favoured personal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, like they said, it's quite rare. I've never had it in 1000 hours of FM2011 or 500 of 2010

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does your son always turn up at the club you're managing or is it random?

I think if I finally got a son in the game and he was rubbish I'd make damn sure I made the most of what he has got, even if I was Man U I would play him in the odd match. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember reading about this a few seasons ago but have never had this happen to me.

So i signed a player with the same surname as me who was also half decent (decent premier league player) and after a few seasons he added me to his favorites......MY ADOPTED SON!!! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right, I've left it long enough without boasting I think:

216465_10150557849060268_4950483_n.jpg

217146_10150566009525268_2355364_n.jpg

230124_10150579662220268_5832840_n.jpg

231048_10150610668290268_8310486_n.jpg

That'll do

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It happened to me and when i tried to post about it a lot of people crawled out of the wood work to accuse me of making it up and or just being wrong, some people just get very jealous.

Your son shows up in your teams youth intake (or at least in old versions, do not know if its the same with how FM12 handles it) and has the same surname as you and will have you listed on his favourites list from day 1.

Obviously the best way to detect this would be to have a really unusual second name in the game.

Having said that i have put in about 5000 hours into FM over the years and only ever seen it once so its very rare.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had four sons in total over the last 3 versions of FM. The above was the only good one. The others all ended up retiring before the age of 18.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've had four sons in total over the last 3 versions of FM. The above was the only good one. The others all ended up retiring before the age of 18.

Well, that's just rubbing it in...

4 sons in the last 3 versions, and in all the seasons in all the savegames I've had since playing CM1 (No idea what version 'sons' were introduced) I've never had a single occurance. Not once.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Right, I've left it long enough without boasting I think:

216465_10150557849060268_4950483_n.jpg

That'll do

Sheesh as regens go he looks pretty mustard. What were you feeding him growing up?? Steroids?? :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was touch and go with me sacking him at one point because it looked like he was going to play for England :mad:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember seeing that before Ackter, quality lad.

Tony Pulis had one in my save. Was crap and retired by 20.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ive had one in FM11. Only time i ever had one. Played AMC, Shame is he was utter garbage. PLayed 2 seasons in the U18's / Reserves before i sold him. No love lost in this family.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just renamed (i.e. gave him a nickname) a youth prospect that came through the ranks at my team with my manager's last name. He will be my adopted son! I am playing as two managers simultaneously, but both are over 60 in game, which I think reduces my chances of getting a son the regular way to close to 0!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you actually get a news item declaring that he's your son when the new intake rolls up?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Do you actually get a news item declaring that he's your son when the new intake rolls up?

I don't think you do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I don't think you do.

So if your surname is quite common like Smith or Jones, you'll never really know(or maybe red hot in the sack).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
So if your surname is quite common like Smith or Jones, you'll never really know(or maybe red hot in the sack).

You need to have the same surname and you need to be on his Favoured Personnel list, but even then it could be the case of a common surname and that you just happen to be on his Favoured Personnel list like you happen to be on many newgens' list and so does your staff happen to be on their list.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
So if your surname is quite common like Smith or Jones, you'll never really know(or maybe red hot in the sack).

It won't tell you if he is your son or not, the easiest way to check if you have a common surname is to check his favourites and you should be in it.

Another way to check is on FMRTE, the player with the same surname should be in your favourites at 100%, only on FMRTE though, not on the manager screen in game.

My only son on FM11 at 15 and 29, pretty crap.

PaulSmallProfile_Attributes.png

PaulSmallProfile_Attributes-3.png

It was easy to tell he was a son as he was an English regen in Czech and had my surname :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It won't tell you if he is your son or not, the easiest way to check if you have a common surname is to check his favourites and you should be in it.

Another way to check is on FMRTE, the player with the same surname should be in your favourites at 100%, only on FMRTE though, not on the manager screen in game.

My only son on FM11 at 15 and 29, pretty crap.

PaulSmallProfile_Attributes.png

PaulSmallProfile_Attributes-3.png

It was easy to tell he was a son as he was an English regen in Czech and had my surname :p

It's a shame that you have to cheat, so you could definitely know if he is your son or not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep the other giveaway is to set up your manager with dual nationalities, as he will reflect those.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yep the other giveaway is to set up your manager with dual nationalities, as he will reflect those.

But, it could again be accidental though there is little possibility of that, so cheating is the only way to know definitely if he is your son and that's a shame.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers for the info. Luckily I have a very rare surname so would be easy to spot.

Something so rare and unique should definately be worthy of a news item though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cheers for the info. Luckily I have a very rare surname so would be easy to spot.

Something so rare and unique should definately be worthy of a news item though.

I definitely agree. I'm sure that in real world something like that would be widely acknowledged in the newspapers especially if it would happen in the club the club with the big reputation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And the news item generated about your son better have social integration on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And I thought having a the club I managed name a stadium after me was the proudest moment I could have in the game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...