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'Bring back the legends' is a unique on-going project that brings back club heroes, International stars and some of the World's best players to have ever graced our sport. However, this is not just a typical Legends database - YOU get to pick the players you want to bring back.

How it works:

Each legend has their own unique .xml file, containing only the changes relating to that specific player.

For example, let’s say you're a big Maradona fan. You can download his individual file below, place this in the relevant folder (outlined in the Instructions below), and proceed with starting a new game with his .xml file selected. The result will be that Maradona has been transformed back to his youth days, as opposed to being a manager. The best part is that you can combine and use however many files (legends) you wish to have back in FM12 as a managable player. The choice is entirely yours!

How are legends created?

Firstly, I have removed ALL history, awards, relations etc associated with any legend that may already appear in-game as an ex-pro (where possible). This effectively creates a blank canvas, meaning the legend has been re-born and ready to re-write his chapter in the history books again. The twist of course, is that their ‘new’ career will be alongside all the current players in the game and potentially with a different team(s).

Secondly, each legend has been created between the age of 16 and 25. The age is largely dependant on each player, as I have attempted to create the legend back to the age where their potential and/or ability was becoming known in their continent. I can understand this could be a rather debatable subject, but the varied age also helps to ensure your game isn't suddenly full of 16-17 year-old superstars!

In relation to the above, I have also made sure that each player is at the correct club with accordance to who they played for at the chosen age. Any relations the player had at that age is also included (if known), but future transfers have been purposely ignored to potentially give you the chance to manage some of the greatest ex-players in football.

In-game Previews:

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Project notes

Everything contained within this project is my own work. Initially, I created the files for my own use but figured some of you may have an interest in what I’m doing. If you wish to amend any of the players I have created that’s fine, but please do not share any amendments and make out it’s your own idea.

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Installation guide:

Once downloaded, move the file to the following directory:

\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2012\editor data

Start a new game – after the database selection screen you need to tick the Editor Changes option.

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Player list:

I have created a list below containing those who have been either created or will be added shortly. Simply click the link next to their name to download and follow the instructions provided to install the file correctly.

Alternatively, download the latest datapack which be updated to include all of the players created so far:

South American Datapack Version 1.2

European Datapack Version 1.2

ARGENTINA
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/63a4mx"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Diego Maradona   		
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/lmubwz"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Alfredo di Stéfano 	              
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/tv5x34"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Gabriel Batistuta	
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/j6b0nb"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Juan Sebastian Verón
Coming soon!	Javier Zanetti
Coming soon!	Hernán Crespo

BELGIUM
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/qfw4np"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Jans Ceulemans

BRAZIL
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/bp7vqt"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Pelé					
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/9x5wri"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Ronaldo							      				       
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/t5i6du"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Garrincha				        
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/kmmlhz"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Ronaldinho			      
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/rdink6"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Carlos Alberto	
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/7kezmv"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Roberto Carlos
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/bjg80o"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Zizinho
Coming soon!	Cafu

BULGARIA
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/95a6qr"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Hristo Stoichkov

CHILE 
Coming soon!	Ivan Zamorano
Coming soon!	Marcelo Salas

COLUMBIA
Coming soon!	René Higuita
Coming soon!	Carlos Valderrama
Coming soon!	Faustino Asprilla

CROATIA
Coming soon!	Davor Šuker

CZECH REP.
Coming soon!    Pavel Nedved
Coming soon!	Karel Paborský

DENMARK
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/q132da"][DOWNLOAD][/url]      Peter Schmeichel		
Coming soon!	Michael Laudrup
Coming soon!	Brian Laudrup

ENGLAND
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/tfqbuk"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Bobby Charlton			
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/vzf69s"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	David Beckham    	
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/wtfxqw"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Duncan Edwards	
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/scynyf"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Gordon Banks		
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/wtriiw"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Dixie Dean	
Coming soon!	Gary Lineker
Coming soon!	Stanley Matthews
Coming soon!	Terry Butcher
Coming soon!	Stuart Pearce
Coming soon!	Paul Gascoigne

FINLAND
Coming soon!	Jari Litmanen

FRANCE
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/3g79d7"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Zinedine Zidane			
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/9itxvi"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Michel Platini			
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/e6o8zr"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Thierry Henry				
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/tjd169"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Éric Cantona
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/08qhtx"][DOWNLOAD][/url] 	Lilian Thuram
Coming soon!	Jean-Pierre Papin
Coming soon!	Laurent Blanc
Coming soon!	Claude Makélélé
Coming soon!	Marcel Desailly
Coming soon!	Fabien Barthez
Coming soon!	Lixente Lizarazu

GERMANY
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/swc8xx"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Franz Beckenbauer	
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/shg7de"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Gerd Müller				
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/371yhx"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Lothar Matthäus
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/64s3gu"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Oliver Kahn
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/xrvyf6"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Uwe Seeler
Coming soon!	Jürgen Klinsmann

GHANA
Coming soon!	Abédi Pelé

HOLLAND
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/a55h05"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Johan Cruyff			
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/8lzej3"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Marco van Basten
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/2wku4e"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Dennis Bergkamp	
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/cgcb55"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Ruud Gullit		
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/xx9j3s"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Ronald Koeman	
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/jbptvj"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Edwin van der Sar
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/w0bxkh"][DOWNLOAD][/url]      Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (requested)	
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/n71vzv"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Ruud van Nistelrooy
Coming soon!	Jaap Stam
Coming soon!	Ruud Krol	
Coming soon!	Edgar Davids
Coming soon!	Marc Overmars

HUNGARY
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/ywft35"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Ferenc Puskás			
Coming soon!	László Kubala
Coming soon!	Sandor Kocsis
Coming soon!	Zoltan Czibor

ITALY
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/nuvm3p"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Giacinto Facchetti		
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/p5cr77"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Franco Baresi			
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/nfb2zx"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Dino Zoff		        	
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/420u6a"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Gianni Rivera		
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/12quhl"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Roberto Baggio
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/0g4j6c"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Luigi Riva
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/zw7lc9"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Paolo Maldini
Coming soon!	Marco Tardelli
Coming soon!	Paolo Rossi
Coming soon!	Bruno Conti
Coming soon!	Fabio Cannavaro
Coming soon!	Angelo Perruzi

JAPAN
Coming soon!	Hidetoshi Nakata

LIBERIA
Coming soon!	George Weah

MEXICO
Coming soon!	Hugo Sánchez
Coming soon!	Rafael Márquez
Coming soon!	Luis de la Fuente

NIGERIA
Coming soon!	Jay-Jay Okocha

N.IRELAND
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/h4di9t"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	George Best				
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/f12krf"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Pat Jennings

PARAGUAY
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/i66pxa"][DOWNLOAD][/url]      José Luis Chilavert (requested)

POLAND
Coming soon!	Zbigniew Boniek

PORTUGAL
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/cm9f46"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Eusébio					
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/u4203s"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Luis Figo
Coming soon!	Rui Costa

REP. IRELAND
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/0qiw55"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Roy Keane
Coming soon!	Paul McGrath
Coming soon!	Frank Stapleton
Coming soon!	Denis Irwin

SCOTLAND
Coming soon!	Kenny Dalglish
Coming soon!	Alan Hansen
Coming soon!	Dennis Law
Coming soon!	Jimmy Johnstone
Coming soon!	Graeme Souness

SPAIN
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/hh283s"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Fernando Hierro
Coming soon!	Emilio Butragueño
Coming soon!	Luis Enrique
Coming soon!	Fernando Morientes

SWEDEN
Coming soon!	Henrik Larsson

TURKEY
Coming soon!	Hakan Sükür
Coming soon!	Emre Belözoglu
Coming soon!	Rüstü Reçber

UKRAINE
[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/dhqztk"][DOWNLOAD][/url]	Andriy Shevchenko		

URUGUAY 
Coming soon!	Enzo Francescoli	

WALES
Coming soon!	Ian Rush		
Coming soon!	Neville Southall

Requests:

I accept any requests you may have for player creations to continue this project. My existing player list isn’t particularly expansive yet and could easily include lower league club legends or national legends to build it up, so if you have a personal suggestion please use the following template and I’ll add the player to the list.

Name:

Recommended Age:

Suggested Strengths:

Suggested Weaknesses:

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I like this idea, looks like a promising project - being able to add whichever legends you want as opposed to an all or nothing stance is a great idea. Might have to download a couple and whack them in to add a little something extra.

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A further ten players will be available to download on Friday - the hope is that I'll be able to provide roughly a dozen or so new players every week.

That's obviously depending on interest, which so far seems quite sparse :p

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Name: José Luis Chilavert

Recommended Age: 23?

Suggested Strengths: Penaltys, Free Kicks, Eccentric,

Suggested Weaknesses: Low Temperament

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i agree with DeadPanda here

partial legends look so much better than an all-or-nothing pack

how are you rating these legends (CA/PA wise?)

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CA is varied - determined by research based on how good they were at the age they have been re-created.

PA is generally high in hope that they turn out to be the player we all know them to be. It does vary however based on the status they achieved in their actual playing career. I can provide a hidden list if required, for those who may be interested to see.

The hope is that we can generate a bunch of much lower PA players, but still club legends in their own right, which would give anyone a chance playing in the lower leagues to sign a player from this project. Something for everyone :)

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How can I download these? Would like to give it a go.

Name: Ally McCoist

Recommended Age: 21

Suggested Strengths: Finishing, Balance, Composure

Suggested Weaknesses: Not really sure, Concentration?

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On my second post, I have included a player list which you can scroll through.

To the left of the player name, if I have already created the player then there will be a [DOWNLOAD] link which you can click. Download and follow the instructions provided :)

Alternatively, download the current datapacks to download ALL of the players created so far. After you download it, you can still pick which players you want to start the game with.

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Hey, I tried dling them, but I kept getting this message when I clicked the links. "FileServe can only be used to download and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally. If this file belongs to you, please login to download it directly from your file manager."

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Name: Kevin Pressman

Age: 21

High stats: Positioning, Reflexes, Eccentricity. (Also a slightly higher than average penalty stat)

Lows: he had no weaknesses. Nah, I'm not sure ... just do what you feel

If I might suggest a CA/PA I'd say it should be 109/144 ish, but 'tis up to you

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UPDATED

Added 12 additional players for download as per below

Maldini, Riva, Baggio, Roy Keane, Seeler, Kahn, Matthaus, Thuram, Cantona, Dixie Dean

Also added two of the requested players:

Chilavert

Hasselbaink

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The following players are to be added in the coming days:

Pat Jennings, Figo, Hierro, Batistuta, Verón, Roberto Carlos, Zizinho and Van Nistelrooy. I will also update the datapacks to include the recent additions.

With the above added, this would bring a total of 52 playable legends thus far :)

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I've found a problem.

When I have both Roy Keane and Socrates loaded it gives Keane the Socrates nickname, favourite club as Corinthians and has him speaking English and Brazilian Portuguese.

Socrates isn't to be found anywhere.

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Thanks, very odd indeed!

I'll look into that, but from what I can see every other player seems fine so not sure why it has done this. I've removed the Socrates link until I've figured out why it has combined the two.

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UPDATED

Added Pat Jennings, Figo, Hierro, Batistuta, Verón, Roberto Carlos, Zizinho and Van Nistelrooy

Datapacks have also been updated to include every player created to date.

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Thanks, very odd indeed!

I'll look into that, but from what I can see every other player seems fine so not sure why it has done this. I've removed the Socrates link until I've figured out why it has combined the two.

It has done the same with Zico and Roberto Baggio as well. Great pack though, fantastic work.

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I have found another problem :D

George Best has a GK positional setting, which I think is caused by having Pat Jennings loaded at the same time.

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Yes, I noticed the George Best issue myself and I am looking to resolve this.

As for the previous question, effectively they are all created using the same unique ID. However, depending on who you pick the game should be able to automatically assign a different unique ID to every player once the DB has been loaded, which it has done for 99% of the players I have created thus far. The remaining 1% seem to clash for some reason, so I'm looking for a solution to this.

Not entirely sure why it's being picky with the few players who haven't loaded properly, they are no different to the others which are working with no problems?

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Name: Alan Shearer

Age: 23

High stats: Positioning, Finishing, Heading, Strength, Stamina

Weaknesses: Did he have any!!!

Name: Matthew Le Tissier

Age: 24

High stats: Long shots, Flair, Off-the ball

Weaknesses: Ambition, Heading

Name: David Ginola

Age: 24

High stats: Flair, Dribbling, Passing, Long Shots

Weaknesses: Stamina, Team-work, Work rate

The list could go on and you already have some of my favorites above....loved watching these guys play!

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Name: Steve Bull at Wolves.

Recommended Age: 24

Suggested Strengths: Strength, heading, finishing, off the ball, bravery, determination, composure, positioning.

Suggested Weaknesses: Pace, acceleration, tackling, marking, flair.

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