Damian Forcade Cateura
4 years ago
1 week ago
1
Premium
hola esto me sirve para el fm 2021
montrosefc
15 years ago
1 day ago
192
Some adboard graphics which may come in handy for your next update Rab 😉

Montrose FC Adboards
SundayLover6
8 years ago
1 month ago
121
Playing with Sunderland.

Transfered the files from FM20. I'm getting black adboards. Reinstalled once again from skratch, still the same. Any solution/suggestiion?
globalpixels
1 year ago
1 month ago
45
I would like to change the default ads that appear in FM21, currently playing in level 9 england and wouldn't mind changing/updating those ads to ones i've created, although what i need is the fm.xml for FM21 and the folder called default which usually has the default ads which appear at most if not all stadiums. rabcp can you please assist?
rabcp
14 years ago
11 minutes ago
1,484
I would like to change the default ads that appear in FM21, currently playing in level 9 england and wouldn't mind changing/updating those ads to ones i've created, although what i need is the fm.xml for FM21 and the folder called default which usually has the default ads which appear at most if not all stadiums. rabcp can you please assist?

You can just create a new default folder in this location C:\Users\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\ads\

The defualt fm.xml file is kept here C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\game\ads.fmf however, I have been unable to extract it with the resource archiver
einherjer83
9 years ago
3 hours ago
1,467
I have checked all files, where they are placed, but i only get white logos with FM2008 ads all around the pitch. Works perfectly on FM20 though.
XML-file: D:\Dokumenter\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\ads\fm.xml
ads: D:\Dokumenter\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\ads1.4\
Videos: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\
globalpixels
1 year ago
1 month ago
45
You can just create a new default folder in this location C:\Users\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\ads\

The defualt fm.xml file is kept here C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\game\ads.fmf however, I have been unable to extract it with the resource archiver


Thanks for responding mate, so i guess i can't do much until we can get our hands on that default folder which contains all the default adboards for FM21, keep me updated if you can, kind of over looking at these default fm ads hehe!
rabcp
14 years ago
11 minutes ago
1,484
Thanks for responding mate, so i guess i can't do much until we can get our hands on that default folder which contains all the default adboards for FM21, keep me updated if you can, kind of over looking at these default fm ads hehe!

These are the default ads for FM21
https://i.postimg.cc/901W98jk/def-21.png

All you need to do is create new ads and save them in this location C:\Users\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\ads\default using the names of the FM21 default ads above
rabcp
14 years ago
11 minutes ago
1,484
I have checked all files, where they are placed, but i only get white logos with FM2008 ads all around the pitch. Works perfectly on FM20 though.
XML-file: D:\Dokumenter\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\ads\fm.xml
ads: D:\Dokumenter\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\ads1.4\
Videos: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\


This 'Dokumenter\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\ads1.4' needs changed to 'Dokumenter\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\ads'
globalpixels
1 year ago
1 month ago
45
These are the default ads for FM21
https://i.postimg.cc/901W98jk/def-21.png

All you need to do is create new ads and save them in this location C:\Users\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\ads\default using the names of the FM21 default ads above


Hey rab,
Quick update i got this to work, there was an old fm.xml sitting in football manager 2021 directory causing it to not work properly, thanks again for all your help!
Baki Bakic
1 year ago
2 days ago
6
I'm having trouble with black video ads. I followed instructions clearly and I'm coaching Bournemouth on FM 21 in the Championship and can't seem to get the video ads to work. It worked without problems on my FM20 saves. Do you have some solution ?
rabcp
14 years ago
11 minutes ago
1,484
I'm having trouble with black video ads. I followed instructions clearly and I'm coaching Bournemouth on FM 21 in the Championship and can't seem to get the video ads to work. It worked without problems on my FM20 saves. Do you have some solution ?


Why are my video adboards are black?
https://i.postimg.cc/RZrNhr7j/error-3.png
Either your video ads are in the wrong location or your system can not cope with HD graphics.
- Ensure you video ads are in this location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\videos
- Try re-naming the 'HD' folder in the above location to 'SD' this tricks the system into treating the video as SD files.
- Within FM21 open up the preferences menu and ensure that ‘graphics quality’ is set at least medium, this can be found under the 'Match' sub-menu.
Baki Bakic
1 year ago
2 days ago
6
Why are my video adboards are black?
https://i.postimg.cc/RZrNhr7j/error-3.png
Either your video ads are in the wrong location or your system can not cope with HD graphics.
- Ensure you video ads are in this location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2020\data\simatchviewer_uncompressed\videos
- Try re-naming the 'HD' folder in the above location to 'SD' this tricks the system into treating the video as SD files.
- Within FM21 open up the preferences menu and ensure that ‘graphics quality’ is set at least medium, this can be found under the 'Match' sub-menu.



I tried all of that. The videos are in that specific location, I renamed HD to SD, even lowered the graphic settings. Still the same black video boards. Thanks for your help, anyway.
Baki Bakic
1 year ago
2 days ago
6
I tried all of that. The videos are in that specific location, I renamed HD to SD, even lowered the graphic settings. Still the same black video boards. Thanks for your help, anyway.


Maybe it has something to do with me buying the game from Epic games store ?
Baki Bakic
1 year ago
2 days ago
6
Somehow it worked ! Thanks a lot mate !
globalpixels
1 year ago
1 month ago
45
rab quick question when is the fm.xml required when doing ads?
rabcp
14 years ago
11 minutes ago
1,484
rab quick question when is the fm.xml required when doing ads?


The default fm.xml file is kept here C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\game\ads.fmf however, I have been unable to extract it with the resource archiver so it might be locked, from what I can remember this has been the case with the past few FM's, I have no idea why SI no longer want us to access this file but I would guess it is something to do with the bidstack ads coding.
globalpixels
1 year ago
1 month ago
45
The default fm.xml file is kept here C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\game\ads.fmf however, I have been unable to extract it with the resource archiver so it might be locked, from what I can remember this has been the case with the past few FM's, I have no idea why SI no longer want us to access this file but I would guess it is something to do with the bidstack ads coding.


Is it actually needed though at all for adboards? i might go all out and start doing adboards based on major sponsors for certain leagues etc
Also have you tried using file magic to open the fmf?
einherjer83
9 years ago
3 hours ago
1,467
This 'Dokumenter\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\ads1.4' needs changed to 'Dokumenter\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\graphics\pictures\ads'


Thanx mate 🙂
It worked now 😀
I renamed the folder earlier to keep track of whick verion ive downloaded, but ill add a txt-file instead
Drag01
4 years ago
8 months ago
67
rab quick question when is the fm.xml required when doing ads?

The real question here is, how you made it work with the Epic Games Store version?
globalpixels
1 year ago
1 month ago
45
@rabcp, you could please repost the actual default ads from FM21? i know we can see them in game but i can't find them anywhere at all in main directory and i actually wouldn't mind using 2 or 3 of them with the current ads i've done. Thanks
globalpixels
1 year ago
1 month ago
45
The real question here is, how you made it work with the Epic Games Store version?


i take it you bought it off epic games store? why not get a refund if there isn't a fix and buy it off steam...no issues with steam.
rabcp
14 years ago
11 minutes ago
1,484
The real question here is, how you made it work with the Epic Games Store version?

The patch will need installed to a different file location if you play FM via Epic Games, as I use Steam don’t know what the equivalent location is but perhaps someone else can advise?

@rabcp, you could please repost the actual default ads from FM21? i know we can see them in game but i can't find them anywhere at all in main directory and i actually wouldn't mind using 2 or 3 of them with the current ads i've done. Thanks

You’ll need to use the FM21 Resource Archiver to extract them, they are kept in the graphics.fmf file in the FM21 data folder.
Drag01
4 years ago
8 months ago
67
i take it you bought it off epic games store? why not get a refund if there isn't a fix and buy it off steam...no issues with steam.

Sadly my save works only with epic games version now... Tried loading on the gamepass version with no luck, and Im playing FM20 solely just with the purpose of "finishing" my career.

The patch will need installed to a different file location if you play FM via Epic Games, as I use Steam don’t know what the equivalent location is but perhaps someone else can advise?

You’ll need to use the FM21 Resource Archiver to extract them, they are kept in the graphics.fmf file in the FM21 data folder.


There is this folder, for database files for example
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\SportsInteractive.FootballManager2020_5w3tn6tb6stnm\LocalCache\Local\Microsoft\WritablePackageRoot\data
But there is no simatchviewer_uncompressed folder, only simatchviewer_uncompressed.fmf file, I tried to make a new folder there but FM doesn't take the files from it.

Also the folders appears to be links or something? It shows grey cross on the icons.
https://i.imgur.com/w835REX.png

Anyways thanks for your amazing work, been using it previously on Steam, and it adds a lot to the game experience!
globalpixels
1 year ago
1 month ago
45
The patch will need installed to a different file location if you play FM via Epic Games, as I use Steam don’t know what the equivalent location is but perhaps someone else can advise?

You’ll need to use the FM21 Resource Archiver to extract them, they are kept in the graphics.fmf file in the FM21 data folder.

Thanks rab
globalpixels
1 year ago
1 month ago
45
@rabcp is there any way to change colours of things inside my team's stadium such as stairs,rails etc
wannachupbrew
8 years ago
20 hours ago
556
Premium
The default fm.xml file is kept here C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Football Manager 2021\data\game\ads.fmf however, I have been unable to extract it with the resource archiver so it might be locked, from what I can remember this has been the case with the past few FM's, I have no idea why SI no longer want us to access this file but I would guess it is something to do with the bidstack ads coding.

The default fm.xml file is in simatchviewer.fmf, not ads.fmf.
Here it is.
Erwinjoy
1 year ago
5 months ago
3
Thanx mate 🙂
It worked now 😀
I renamed the folder earlier to keep track of whick verion ive downloaded, but ill add a txt-file instead
Erwinjoy
1 year ago
5 months ago
3
Thanx mate 🙂
It worked now 😀
I renamed the folder earlier to keep track of whick verion ive downloaded, but ill add a txt-file instead
Erwinjoy
1 year ago
5 months ago
3


I got white ads with fm 2008 on it,, how to fix it?

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