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you see Leicester took part in UCL 20/21

and with the super league elites out of UEFA

 

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Template to use for European club rule editing

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/content/58131/kingrobbo-uefa-comps-template 

 

Adding squad selection rules continental rules.

 

You need to add fixture rules to get a set of rules created you can then allocate to a competition

NB it starts at 0 and I allocate a set per comp so 0 is UCL

 

when you have added a rule it allows editing of the squad/match rules and also FFP[though this has to be set to enabled and a set of FFP rules added ]

 

 

As said earlier in the thread I have found for many years that overall squad selection rules is bugged so by pass it by using match day rules

 

There are a few things that need to be done to allow this like setting the fixture rule for a comp eg UCL  to be -1 and set the rules to be fixed format

 read this thread for more info-

https://sortitoutsi.net/content/58278/champions-league-matchday-squad-registration-bug-db-2140#comment_636803 

kingrobbo
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How to bypass verification

 

The linked thread above also includes my instructions on how to bypass verifying a file[The template cant be verified due to the way it was made]

 

so how  can we use a file when it wont verify in the editor[sometimes the silly errors the editor throws up has no bearing on the file actually working in game correctly]

 

NB You have to save the file using EXPORT, the file has to be XML and not fmf

 

once the file is saved using export and given a title to ID it close the editor

 

go to you editor data folder find the file and open it -

 

you by pass the verification by getting the file ‘’game ready ‘’ by using notepad +++ or just notepad

 

open the xml file-

 

 

remove that line below 

It will now look like this

Then save the file in notepad it can now be used in game

 

NB you have to do this again if you make any changes to the file in the editor

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 NB  Saw someone post on another forum that they were into a new season in their save and the changes they had made pre game were no longer showing in game[they were there when they started the first season]

 

prize money/number of substitutes /tv money etc etc

 

They had forgotten to edit the extra set of rules already set up -sometimes there are several sets of rules-

 

so always check that there isnt new rules in place for the coming seasons[as shown below] if so you need to edit those too[copy and paste most sections is fine- you just need to check things like the number of teams hasnt changed or the league format hasnt either, so IMO do not copy the whole comp just sections of it to save time] 

 

I use a custom start date in game to check the edits are correct a few years in advance just to be sure

 

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Issues with the editor not working correctly[options missing/displaying correctly etc] changes in files not showing in game etc.

 

Read the last couple of posts here

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/content/58016/please-read-before-posting 

 

also make sure you have the nation/s set as playable for all changes in the editor to show, sometimes you have to do this and have the DB set to large.

 

If you have an earlier version of a file [eg a data update file] delete the older version from your editor data folder just use one version of the file as it can cause clashes/corrupt a save game etc

 

Be aware you need to remove/delete the other version of a file/s you do not want to use in game as even having them in the editor data folder can cause problems I have run tests without removing the older file and found a ‘’footprint/ghost ‘’ reading of the older version of a file when I loaded a  new game even though it wasn't selected on game set up!!

 

The other issue is using files with similar changes in them - eg our Data Update file with another 3 party data update this will cause problems for sure - always check a third party file in the editor to see what changes have been made as sometimes a file which may say it is just a real fixtures file may still have changes to players/clubs etc and so cause conflicts in game when being used with other edited files.

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Changing away goals rules in UEFA comps

 

Read this thread where it is explained https://sortitoutsi.net/content/58465/uefa-away-goals-rule#comment_640086 

 

its again easy to do but you have to remove it for each KO round in every UEFA comp- dont forget the pre group stage rounds as some may well have 2 rounds being played and match day 2 rules with away goal rules added as default

 

NB if a competition has more than one set of rules set up by SI covering current season and then a different start year eg 2021 I would edit both sets of rules to be sure

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How to keep teams apart from the same group  in knockout round

 

When there is group stages and KO rounds in a comp eg UCL and you want to keep teams apart who played in the same group you can do it here

 

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Issues with game not  loading XML files- stating they need verification.

 

There are have been on/off issues with the above matter with the game showing  messages when you try to select a file to load at game start up[even with files that cant be verified eg files with just player changes]

 

just to clarify this is a bug as the only files that need verification are those that have changes to a league's structure/rules,  so changes just to players eg transfers DO NOT need verification. However some XML files are stating they have to be verified even when they are basic changes eg our Data Update file/s

 

so to bypass the issue you need to turn the XML file into a FMF file. You basically just need to save it in the editor to convert it.

 

Place the xml file into[if it is a downloaded file]: Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\editor data 

 

Open the Football Manager 2021 pre game editor

 

Select File -Import [you have to use Import as it is a xml file]

 

File > Save Editor Data As.. > Save

 

Before you  save you will see that the save file will be called "League & Data Updates" name the file what you want[use the original file name is best]

 

The file does not need verification if it is just player/club changes etc

 

After you save it, close the editor and go back to: Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\editor data

 

You will now see two files with the same name - one is in FMF format the other XML, Delete the xml file

 

Go into the game set up page and make sure the new FMF file is checked and then it should be good to go to start your new save.

 

NB also some files have been created using a different earlier version of the DB[eg 21.1] than the one you may be using at game set up[eg 21.4] so make sure  you load the DB version you want to use in game before saving

 

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Why cant I use certain squad numbers for GK/outfield players

 

Sometimes the club may have retired the number but most often it is down to certain leagues having rules the GKs have to use set numbers etc see this thread how to resolve this edit those rules and you should be fine

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/content/58640/french-league-squad-number-restrictions-eg-messi-30-and-donnarumma-50 

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Just for users to be aware there are bugs when trying to do anything in advanced rules for  these nations[this is just converting to advanced rules saving and trying to test -so no edits the rules are bugged] It doesnt mean that that are not bugs in many other nations too, they wont surface until you edit rules especially lower in the pyramid 😉 so be aware, basically as I say nearly every year now DO NOT take on any major projects until these are addressed 

 

Portugal

France

Greece

USA

 

Brief test in Continental rules I am finding issues too so its once again a matter of trying to resolve the bugs

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Error/Bug - No Squad selected for a specific date when trying to verify a file in advanced rules

 

This bug is back in the FM22 editor when you try to verify it throws out a date and says a specific club has no squad selected for that day??? Test again its a different club and so on

 

I am working on an advanced rules Welsh file and after a few hours work this☝️

 

I have fixed it after a few attempts 

 

you have to remove the fixture rules for the competition that is showing the error 

 

for this file it is fixture rule 6 once totally removed it verifies

 

not ideal as there is no squad rules in place for that league now but at least I have a working file 

 

I will attempt to add a different set of fixture rules to see if I can get that to work sometimes it is worth setting up a lot of fixture rules leaving them blank and using the higher numbered ones - don't ask me why, the editor is mad it just seems to work

 

 

kingrobbo
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Update on the above adding an extra set of fixture rules worked😉

 

added fixture rule 35 and now I have a set of squad rules[+FFP if required ] to the league

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Points Deduction to a team/s

 

Very easy to do open advanced rules for the nation 

 

select the competition the team/s are in

 

League settings

 

scroll down page to points deduction if there are none tick the box then select add-fill in the required fields

 

NB tick game start year only if this is a one time deduction

 

you can add future deductions if you wish also eg say Juventus get relegated to Serie B as may happen in 2022 you could set up in Serie B for them to have a points deduction

 

 

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Fixture rules/squad selection rules FM22

 

Only real change this year from previous versions is where to find details of the fixture rules relating to a specific competition this was covered earlier in the thread for versions prior to FM22 in the General tab now it is found in the Fixture Times and Rules Tab [image 1 below ]

 

You can also find the Fixture rules another way- as always under the Nation, open the Fixture Rules[image 2 below] this will show a drop down ‘’tree'' showing all rules for that Nation- they should be named but not always, and NB some rules cover more than one competition eg sometimes Cup rules cover the nations FA+League cups 

 

Once you have found these rules this covers all things related to squad rules[image 3 below] - max size number of non EU players etc etc also FFP if any are shown here

 

 

 

 

 

NB when editing these rules make sure you are selecting the correct rules as there are various types and you select multiple options if you wish eg have overall squad rules+ match day rules and NB you can select various rules to apply to only specific clubs

 

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