kingrobbo
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This is just a quick reminder how to access the advanced rules for a Nation and then the competitions that are
loaded into the game.

You need to Add Nation Rules- select a Nation eg Spain


https://i.gyazo.com/08650ac52a61714d69a621a23090f05c.png
make sure you select ADD LOWER DIVISIONS AND CUPS

Then you need to do this
https://i.gyazo.com/117fd0d7ceddfb5a1c16e7a88b53f123.png
convert to advanced rules

now you get to see the rules concerning that Nation and the various Leagues (This where you can remove things like Brexit easily via the agreements section when viewing England)

https://i.gyazo.com/222d68a1e2ed9ad2db3a530ed98beb69.png
kingrobbo
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It can be daunting at first but the only way to learn is to have a good look around and take your time the best advice I can give is download a file that has changes made to it and see how it was done

So lets look at 2 issues raised in the forum today- How do I change the number of Subs(this can be done in basic rules but the second question involved using advanced rules so do both whilst in advanced rules)

Change Subs user wanted 7 from 12

https://i.gyazo.com/400bfb38237f850066e173e88dd8626c.png

Find the Comp you want to change
Find Stages in the Drop Down Menu
Then whatever stage you want to edit - Here it is a League
Then find league settings
Find the Sub rules and change
kingrobbo
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The second question was how to change the squad registration allocation from 25 to 30, again easily done

You need to go to the comp and find the general tab as we need to find the fixture rules index that relates to this competition
here we see it is Fixture Rule 0

https://i.gyazo.com/c9894fc47a0cde7463a1e478a3e7b5b3.png


So then close the drop down menu for the comp and open the Spain one this will show you the Fixture rule index/s for the nation
select the one you want and change the squad selection accordingly

https://i.gyazo.com/6c83d1b08d7352d15e8819a632f978c5.png
kingrobbo
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Once you have made the changes save the file either export to create a.xml file or save as to create a fmf file

after this you need to verify your changes to use the file in game

https://i.gyazo.com/2685fdebc1eab9fa1dc986956a51a2d7.png

NB The FM21 Editor is currently bugged to hell and you cant even open advanced rules for Spain at this stage in fact most nations have issues so at this stage I am not doing any major editing and wont be until a fix is released. In the meantime look at the FM20 editor to have a look around for Spain. You can open advanced rules for most nations in FM21 to take a look but you wont be able to verify the file.
kingrobbo
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So to remove Brexit same process to access A.R. for England

https://i.gyazo.com/55c47baa930f017e9023ae10444a1fb7.png

Find agreement edit/or remove it totally

If you want to edit work permits its via transfer tab

https://i.gyazo.com/7f81c519bd2a2f258036073e6ec1ee88.png



In Fm21 Editor SI have made it more streamlined and better to navigate in that you initially only see the Nation and its rules to switch to a comp use the drop down menu
https://i.gyazo.com/5a5ea41f90619d58fcc3600e34a90210.png

Also I remove these additional rules found under Transfers, called additional helpers

https://i.gyazo.com/3951051b9d8930cf5bc7ff60a102406e.png
kingrobbo
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Now removing Brexit is simple and the whole process should take a couple of mins tops....not so this year as the editor is buggy most nation throw out errors like this as SI havent set of the leagues correctly
https://i.gyazo.com/d2df60d2645f6cb2f5c754696870f20c.png
kingrobbo
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Time consuming but you can remedy this by adjusting the number of teams in the league to remove the error
so what I do take a screenshot of the error and then find this tab REQUIRED TEAMS - from there you can edit to remove the errors

https://i.gyazo.com/39735d1b42d6ef039711debe3e16d71a.png
kingrobbo
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after going through that error list changed the Min/Max teams as required you get this, slighly different to the error list 2 posts above😉

https://i.gyazo.com/04c8abccb87f28ab13f820a08c84c822.png
kingrobbo
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Now after doing this and if you encounter anymore issues it is a matter to take up with SI in their bugs forum as they have set up several sets of rules covering things like the Bury situation you will see various rules for say(21 teams) (24 teams) etc etc for several comps this is where the problems are and wont be addressed until there is a fix in the editor so hang fire before starting any major projects is my advice, the editor has been released untested is the best explanation I can suggest.
kingrobbo
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NB - A tip I have always given to anyone when editing - if you don't want to lose hours of work - make backups and use incremental saves

I dont go more than 15 mins of editing without saving a file

Use save as and name your file to be easily found eg- player changes file 01/02 etc


Also back up a file once finished store it on D drive etc just in case a file is corrupted or some changes do not work as intended you then have a plan B

I also highly recommend keeping changes file specific- that means keep club changes in one specific file- player changes in a separate file-

This way any errors failed changes are easier to find/resolve and if something corrupts you don't lose everything if you lump all the changes in one big file.
kingrobbo
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How to load an editor file into the game, when it is not verfied

Save it and export it as xml.

Open the xml document with notepad and change the line that starts with "verf" to true (or if it is already true then set to false) and try loading it again in game.

Some xml files are not loading in this years game-I have found open the xml file in the FM 21 Editor use import to open it

Then just select -Save As-- name the file and it now is saved as a FMF file and loads in game
kingrobbo
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How to set up continental rules without rebuilding the whole competition/s.

 

First open the editor and under competitions search for UEFA

 

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kingrobbo
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Edit the club competitions you want to edit by giving them/setting the comp to  a nation, here it is England

 

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kingrobbo
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Do this to all the  UEFA CLUB comps you want 

 

once done convert to advanced rules

 

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Now along with the English league structure you will see those UEFA competitions

 

kingrobbo
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Now we need to start making this a specific continental only rules file

 

go to list

 

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select everything other than UEFA competitions and remove them

kingrobbo
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It will now look like this

 

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we can now save the file

 

NB The file has to be xml so you need to use EXPORT and save the file this way, we do not want a fmf file

kingrobbo
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you can remove the comp/s being linked to England as a nation if you wish and again export to save

 

you can now edit things like this 

 

FFP /Squad selection rules etc etc or even change the structure of a comp/s like @Carlito85  does with his brilliant file/s

 

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kingrobbo
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I have found over the years that editing squad rules is always bugged in game via the Fixture rule index

 

 so for continental comps I set up match rules instead of overall squad rules, so instead of having season rules you now have match day rule/s to comply with and you can add as many as you want really

 

 it basically does the same thing and you can set up things to be specific like this as an example below eg certain rules for teams from specific leagues/or just specific clubs only this way you can impose tougher rules to say BIG clubs only, and therefore make things a bit fairer 😉

Ignore that first match rule above  that should say Home Nation players not nation# it works correctly but has displayed like this for approx the last 5 versions of the game

kingrobbo
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Recent question on the froums how to remove the wage caps in lower leagues in England, again its an easy process

 

find the fixture rules/s you need to edit(explained above ) and remove the annual wage limit

 

 

also IMO remove this too

 

do this for every league you want to edit then save and verify the file

kingrobbo
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A slight issue has come to light when editing some minor rules eg substitute rules 

 

NB some nations/leagues have an additional set of ‘rules’ to cover the opening season, covid rules really

 

take a look at this thread on how to address that

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/content/57878/editing-subs#comment_621712

 

so as a pointer take a look at the section called additional helpers in both the nation and the various leagues to see if there is anything there that may clash with any changes you have made to a league structure

 

 

kingrobbo
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Some questions have been asked about making clubs/nations only sign homegrown players, this is a workaround and isnt guaranteed to fully work but it will really limit transfer activity

 

there are things you can try such as making squad rules all homegrown/no foreigners etc you can set this to a league/comp or individual clubs only

 

you would have to add rules to domestic club comps too IMO to make clubs not sign overseas players for cups

 

set the number of players to suite your needs, even set match squad rules if you want this should help with stopping clubs signing non homegrown players…however clubs may well still sign 1 or 2 foreign players perhaps for continental comps so you may have to set up rules there too

 

 

However you can limit transfer activity for a NATION by setting the rating to -1 i.e. no transfer activity just add the continent/regions accordingly …but note this imposes restrictions on the whole nation note just a club/league as yo u can do in the earlier method above

 

kingrobbo
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How non foreign players can work for continental rules… this restricts clubs from EPL in UCL

just have a play around to find what works for you best

kingrobbo
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Recent question on forums how to change KO times 

 

Access the advanced rules as explained in thread

 

There are a few areas that need changing

 

In league schedule change time here-[as image below]

 league schedule- check all the tabs below general/match days tv dates etc to see if there are any times in there

 

 

To get to the League schedule and its drop down vine you need to click on STAGES within the desired competition

 

this will allow access to the structure of that league/competition

 

The first stage will be numbered 0 click that(they may be only one stage if it is a straight league with no play offs etc)

 

now you will see tabs called league settings and directly below it League schedule 

 

 

 

In that league schedule section-

change the TV dates times-

 

In that league schedule section-

Change times special TV dates

 

NB YOU NEED TO DO THIS FOR ALL STAGES IN THE COMPETITION - SO IF THERE IS A STAGE 1 DO THE SAME THING- THIS STAGE IS USUALLY A CUP FORMAT SUCH AS A PLAYOFF

 

 

 

 

Now find the  fixture time and rules tab

 

 

 

Change time here too under fixture time and rules-

in the sub folder called  fixture times change any times here that are displayed

 

 

kingrobbo
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It may be worth also looking at the Fixture time and rules tab too

 

check the tabs below Fixture time and rules - general/maximum match days etc etc

 

 

In the fixture time tab perhaps enter times there make sure these times are the same as previously entered or the game could default to the original rules

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