The FM21 Adboard Patch


The Football Manager Adboard Patch contains thousands of static and video adboard’s to bring the 3D match engine to life. The patch contains video adboard’s for the most popular European leagues and its continental competitions. In addition, some clubs have fan banners as close to their real-life locations as possible adding some character and realism to the match engine, some examples are below.

https://i.postimg.cc/BtgGLgsq/fc-Basel.png https://i.postimg.cc/xc1VKzTL/man-utd.png


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Installation Instructions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5pi0g-teKM&t=25s

1.Extract the folders to your desktop
2.Place the graphics folder into the following directory;

https://i.postimg.cc/TwDMqGGN/graphics.png
PC: My documents/sports interactive/football manager 2021

MAC: Macintosh HD/Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/football manager 2021

You may be asked if you want to replace existing files and folders, agreeing to this will just update previous adboards and will not result in the loss of any previous graphics.

3. Open up the xml folder on your desktop and copy the ‘ads’ folder into this directory:
https://i.postimg.cc/yNWzxcGH/ads.png
PC: My documents/sports interactive/football manager 2021

MAC: Macintosh HD/Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/football manager 2021

4. Now open the ‘ads’ folder, you will notice two folders one called ‘Club Adboards’ and one called ‘Non Club Adboards’.

Choose your preferred fm.xml file from either folder and copy and paste the file into the ads folder,
https://i.postimg.cc/8cR29H7h/xml.png

5. Place the steam folder into the following directory;

PC: C:\Program Files (x86)
https://i.postimg.cc/zvYmxMGz/steam.png

MAC: Macintosh HD/Users/myusername/Library/Application Support

If playing Football Manager via ‘Epic Games’ open the folders within the ‘Steam’ folder until you reach the Football Manager 2021’ folder and place this folder in the following directory: PC: C:\Program Files (x86)/epic games

6. Open the ‘How to stop Bidstack Ads’ folder and copy the ‘bidstack_enabled.xml’ file to this directory

PC: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\Preferences\version 4
https://i.postimg.cc/ry52D8fK/bidstack.png

MAC: Macintosh HD/Users/myusername/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2021/Preferences/version 4

7. Load up FM21 and in the preferences menu open up the match tab and ensure that the match graphics quality is set to at least medium, but high or very high is best.
https://i.postimg.cc/cJvV0ZK1/pref.png

I have dedicated 1000's of hours, making and coding adboard’s for Football Manager since 2008. These adboard patches have attracted over 100,000 downloads and remain the only real way to inject some personality into the Football Manager match engine. While this is a free patch if you wish to donate as way of thanking me for my time you can do so by the link below
https://i.postimg.cc/FRCphfYp/button.png
Comments
Kyle Mcivor
1 year ago
1 month ago
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Great work mate.
FM Bard
6 years ago
2 days ago
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Essential add on. Thanks @rabcp
crackvictor
5 years ago
8 hours ago
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A great job as always. I am preparing some static and video fences of some competitions, teams, etc. When I have them ready I will get them to you. Thanks @rabcp
R Charlston
7 years ago
9 hours ago
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@rabcp is it best to remove old files or can we simply overwrite the existing?

great work
PapaGorda
8 months ago
2 weeks ago
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Fantastic mod! Now I can see the video ads but I can not see the static ads. Anyone knows how to fix it?

Edit: I see a technical thread. Regards
Rivanov
11 years ago
1 month ago
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This is the same as the v1.4 update?
Joe5p
8 years ago
2 days ago
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This is the same as the v1.4 update?

No, it includes updates since the last version of 1.4 I believe
petepompei
11 years ago
4 days ago
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Thank you very much for all your work and for sharing it. The game is not complete without this.
rabcp
14 years ago
8 hours ago
1,384
@rabcp is it best to remove old files or can we simply overwrite the existing?

great work

There is no need to remove old files, simply overwriting will suffice.

This is the same as the v1.4 update?

This is the first version for FM21, and has new content, I've updated the first post with a standalone V21.0 update to save people who had V1.4 from downloading such a large file
Jeff's72
9 years ago
1 week ago
780
@rabcp where is the v21.1 all i can see is 2 v1.0 plus witch is the one with the config updated please

f you used the patch in FM20 and have transferred over all files then download V21.1 instead of the larger file
R Charlston
7 years ago
9 hours ago
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@rabcp where is the v21.1 all i can see is 2 v1.0 plus witch is the one with the config updated please

f you used the patch in FM20 and have transferred over all files then download V21.1 instead of the larger file

i installed full file, less than a minute to d/l

overwrites along the way, works perfectly
rabcp
14 years ago
8 hours ago
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@rabcp where is the v21.1 all i can see is 2 v1.0 plus witch is the one with the config updated please

f you used the patch in FM20 and have transferred over all files then download V21.1 instead of the larger file

I have renamed the file to avoid confusion,

https://www.mediafire.com/file/q1ejp91lj2fnzs0/The+FM+Adboard+Patch+V21.1.zip/file
Jeff's72
9 years ago
1 week ago
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Ok thanks rabcp and does the updated config file slow down some of the video ads because since fm21 as come out some video ads display to quickly
rabcp
14 years ago
8 hours ago
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Ok thanks rabcp and does the updated config file slow down some of the video ads because since fm21 as come out some video ads display to quickly

This is not an issue I am aware off, are there any particular video ads that are displaying too quickly?
Jeff's72
9 years ago
1 week ago
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This is not an issue I am aware off, are there any particular video ads that are displaying too quickly?

When I go on me game 2moz I will write down which ones and I'll get me brother 2 do the same
Alexandre Schulz
8 years ago
8 hours ago
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rabcp
14 years ago
8 hours ago
1,384


It says in the instructions...

4. Now open the ‘ads’ folder, you will notice two folders one called ‘Club Adboards’ and one called ‘Non Club Adboards’.

Choose your preferred fm.xml file from either folder and copy and paste the file into the ads folder,
https://i.postimg.cc/8cR29H7h/xml.png
Evil-Muffin7
13 years ago
4 days ago
712
Great work again i was holding off getting the older versions as soon as i heard a new release will install later.
Doddo04
9 years ago
3 days ago
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Thanks Rab fantastic Work!!!
R Charlston
7 years ago
9 hours ago
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@rabcp
Superb work, takes it to the next level.

I have 2 teams going, Leeds and Hibs, Elland Road and Easter Road look amazing.

Played 6 games so far, adds so much depth to the game when used with @fluts skin
FM Bard
6 years ago
2 days ago
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Installed and looking beautiful. Thanks.
matg56
10 years ago
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sanna
11 years ago
3 days ago
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For some reason, there is a "black" adboard line in my game? Here is the screenshot.

I opted for the non club xml file, maybe that was the wrong choice? I am managing Mestre, so they do not have "special" ads for them.
montrosefc
15 years ago
7 hours ago
192
Thanks for doing the Montrose boards Rab. I could never get my head around how the .xml file worked!

I can also confirm that the boards work a treat on FM Touch on PC although installation is slightly different than in the instructions.
rabcp
14 years ago
8 hours ago
1,384
Thanks for doing the Montrose boards Rab. I could never get my head around how the .xml file worked!

I can also confirm that the boards work a treat on FM Touch on PC although installation is slightly different than in the instructions.


Cheers buddy, can you message me what you had to differently so I can update the installation instructions
Chrissy10970
8 years ago
9 hours ago
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Great work.
But sorry for this question : what's the difference between club et non club xml ?
I have adboards 2020 for french clubs but, during the match, I only can see Ligue 2 adboards and not those from my club.
Tommy Hughes
8 years ago
3 hours ago
540
Great work.
But sorry for this question : what's the difference between club et non club xml ?
I have adboards 2020 for french clubs but, during the match, I only can see Ligue 2 adboards and not those from my club.


Check the FAQ:
https://sortitoutsi.net/content/57672/adboard-patch-faq-technical-support-thread


****

How can I play in a cup match (Champions League, FA Cup etc) and see these competitions adboard’s instead of club specific adboard’s?
Before entering the match engine, place the ‘no clubs’ fm.xml file into this location: C:\Users\name\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\ads

When using the ‘clubs’ fm.xml file and playing a game at a natural venue why do club ads show instead of competition ads?
It’s a bug within the game, for some reason the FM21 match engine treats all matches at a neutral venue as a home/away game. to combat this, you can switch to the ‘no clubs’ fm.xml file. *****
WKN17
7 months ago
2 days ago
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Been waiting for these for ages. Simply amazing work.
Gregg Leon
8 years ago
1 week ago
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Hi there

Thanks so much for sharing this it looks awesome!

It won't let me open the bidtstack file. do i need to download a specific app to open it with? and what do i do when I've opened it?

Many thanks


Gregg

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