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I want to change the continent of a nation , but it is greyed out in the editor. Does this mean it's impossible to edit continents?

I'm attempting to swap out lower rep nations in europe with higher rep nations from other continents. 

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You have to download the resource archiver through steam and extract the correct folder - there's a few guides just search around 

Edited by Weiry

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What nation are you changing and what are you changing it too?

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Get the resource archiver, unpack the "comp editor.fmf" (BACK IT UP!) file found in the "data" folder in the main game's folder. The relevant line of code is in a file named "nation.xml". Search for "<!-- Continent -->", and you change the line "is_read_only" from "true" to "false". You repack everything and you're done.

That said, it's going to be a nightmare in terms of scheduling, travel fees and everything else: because you move a country from a continent to another doesn't mean it moves "physically" from a continent to another. When we're taking about moving something like say, Kazakhstan or Israel to Asia, countries that legitimately are geographically close enough to Asia for it to be possible is one thing; asking American clubs to ply to Europe back and forth to play the Champions' League is another. I also suspect the UEFA Nations League will not like it at all, as well as any or every international competition that specifies which countries play in it. I also doubt continental club competitions will enjoy it too much either. But sure enough, if you want to experiment with it, here you go.
 

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  1. Download the FM20 Resource Archiver from Steam and launch it.
  2. Click "Extract Archive" and find the file "comp editor.fmf" in your Steam folder "...\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2018\data"
  3. Select a folder to extract the files to
  4. In the new folder, find "nation.xml" an open it.
  5. Note that there are 2 files called "nation.xml", but only 1 has the following text:
  6. <!-- Continent -->

    <record>

    <flags id="field" value="Ncti" />

    <translation id="name" translation_id="229389" type="use" value="Continent" />

    <flags id="type" value="database_record_unique_id" />

    <flags id="database_table_type" value="continent" />

    <boolean id="is_client_field" value="true" />

    <boolean id="is_read_only" value="true" />

    <boolean id="is_optional" value="true" />

    </record>

  7. Change row <boolean id="is_read_only" value="true" /> to <boolean id="is_read_only" value="false" />

  8. Save the xml file

  9. Before you go to the next step, make a backup of your "comp editor.fmf" file in case the process goes wrong for whatever reason
  10. Go to the Resource Archiver and package the file back together: Click "Create Archive" and save the archive file in the "...\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2018\data" folder.
  11. Only overwrite the existing file there if you had made a backup of it.
  12. Launch the Editor and it should work.

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4 hours ago, nine_iron said:

What nation are you changing and what are you changing it too?

I wanted to move:

  1. USA
  2. Mexico
  3. Brazil
  4. Argentina
  5. South Africa
  6. China

To Europe, replacing:

  1. San Marino
  2. Andorra
  3. Kosovo
  4. Faroe Islands
  5. Malta
  6. Liechtebstein

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Hi all,

 

Having an issue with editor at the moment after I altered the nation file via the archive resourcer. I had a look through some forums but they are quite dated. When you attempt to go onto a nation on editor all the avaliable search options are blank and the nation's page eg. England is bare. This all since i edited the read only file to false from true

 

If anyone has any idea please get it touch, I would be forever grateful lol. It is racking my brains!!

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It's a nightmare to try to move that many countries, tbh. One or two it's doable with some tinkering, but there are so many reasons why trying to do what you're trying to do is really difficult. It can be done, but no one attempts it because it's quite frustrating even at its best. I create my own country in every version of FM and the easiest way to do that is to replace an existing one because otherwise it's just data entry and some tweaks rather than having to deal with a bevy of other xml challenges that might still not work. Unless you just don't want to play and only want to be in the editor, perpetually.

Edited by omnivore

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On 28/04/2020 at 00:23, jcalvs995 said:

Hi all,

 

Having an issue with editor at the moment after I altered the nation file via the archive resourcer. I had a look through some forums but they are quite dated. When you attempt to go onto a nation on editor all the avaliable search options are blank and the nation's page eg. England is bare. This all since i edited the read only file to false from true

 

If anyone has any idea please get it touch, I would be forever grateful lol. It is racking my brains!!

Two things to check,

is your filter option on in the lower left corner
Did you pack your files correctly, because it might sound like a corrupted comp editor file.

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Posted (edited)

I was able to do this replacing San Marino with Canada but now the Euro Qualifiers for the 2024 competition won't start and I don't know why and canada still plays in the North American nations league and San Marino in the European however the Uefa u 21 and u 19 euro championships still work

Edited by nfhockeyfan

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