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
rabcp
14 years ago
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By Lionel Leow 11 September 2021 - 12:14 PM UTC 

not sure if anyone has asked this, but any chance this will work in FM20 also?

 

The patch will work with FM20 however, the static at some clubs e.g., will not display in their correct positions due to older stadium models.

 

There is an older version for FM20 here - https://sortitoutsi.net/content/51987/fm20-adboard-patch-coming-soon

globalpixels
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By rabcp 11 September 2021 - 23:14 PM UTC 

Congratulations on your promotion. Presently no video ads are coded to League 2, I’ll fix this with the next update, though only the bigger clubs will use them 

 

haha i ended up making it to league 1 after one season in League 2, unreal it took me 4 years alone to just get out of national league!!

Lionel Leow
11 months ago
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By rabcp 11 September 2021 - 23:17 PM UTC 

The patch will work with FM20 however, the static at some clubs e.g., will not display in their correct positions due to older stadium models.

 

There is an older version for FM20 here - https://sortitoutsi.net/content/51987/fm20-adboard-patch-coming-soon

 

Thanks! i'm using that.. was wondering if i could use the newer images and vids

rabcp
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R Charlston
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By rabcp 12 September 2021 - 14:34 PM UTC 

 

W.I.P
AFC Champions League, Argentine Primera Division, Belgian First Division A, CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup, CAF Super Cup, Copa America, Danish Superliga, EFL Cup, English Premier League, FA Cup, Israeli Premier League, OFC Champions League, Polish Ekstraklasa, Saudi Professional League & Scottish Cup

 

Nearing v1.4 fella?

Vassilis_3
5 years ago
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Rab you are a legend!

rabcp
14 years ago
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By R Charlston 12 September 2021 - 14:49 PM UTC 

Nearing v1.4 fella?

 

Once I've made the Israeli Premier League, OFC Champions League, Polish Ekstraklasa I will release V1.4 which will be the last update for FM21. Ads for the Saudi Premier League and Scottish Cup will still be made but will not be released till V1.0 of the FM22 patch.

 

Work has already started on the FM22 patch, I am completely re-writing both xml files which is very time consuming but has allowed me to bring about some significant quality of life improvements including:

 

  • Each playable nation having their own unique default ads which will show in friendlies and in competitions which have no existing adboard’s.
  • For competitions/clubs which can show video ads but have none made, default video ads will now show instead of the dead black video boards.
  • Several existing video adboard’s have been remade to meet the 15 second time limit within FM21 (Hopefully SI won’t move the goalposts...)
  • New unreleased static and video ads have been made for several nations
  • Removal of dead/unused static and video ads

 

Unfortunately, all of this work means that the FM21 version of the patch will not be compatible with FM22 and it will require a new download from scratch but it’ll be more than worthwhile.

mons
15 years ago
1 hour ago
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By rabcp 13 September 2021 - 10:09 AM UTC 

Once I've made the Israeli Premier League, OFC Champions League, Polish Ekstraklasa I will release V1.4 which will be the last update for FM21. Ads for the Saudi Premier League and Scottish Cup will still be made but will not be released till V1.0 of the FM22 patch.

 

Work has already started on the FM22 patch, I am completely re-writing both xml files which is very time consuming but has allowed me to bring about some significant quality of life improvements including:

 

  • Each playable nation having their own unique default ads which will show in friendlies and in competitions which have no existing adboard’s.
  • For competitions/clubs which can show video ads but have none made, default video ads will now show instead of the dead black video boards.
  • Several existing video adboard’s have been remade to meet the 15 second time limit within FM21 (Hopefully SI won’t move the goalposts...)
  • New unreleased static and video ads have been made for several nations
  • Removal of dead/unused static and video ads

 

Unfortunately, all of this work means that the FM21 version of the patch will not be compatible with FM22 and it will require a new download from scratch but it’ll be more than worthwhile.

 

Amazing stuff, I for one am looking forward to using it in FM22 👏

R Charlston
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5 hours ago
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By rabcp 13 September 2021 - 10:09 AM UTC 

Once I've made the Israeli Premier League, OFC Champions League, Polish Ekstraklasa I will release V1.4 which will be the last update for FM21. Ads for the Saudi Premier League and Scottish Cup will still be made but will not be released till V1.0 of the FM22 patch.

 

Work has already started on the FM22 patch, I am completely re-writing both xml files which is very time consuming but has allowed me to bring about some significant quality of life improvements including:

 

  • Each playable nation having their own unique default ads which will show in friendlies and in competitions which have no existing adboard’s.
  • For competitions/clubs which can show video ads but have none made, default video ads will now show instead of the dead black video boards.
  • Several existing video adboard’s have been remade to meet the 15 second time limit within FM21 (Hopefully SI won’t move the goalposts...)
  • New unreleased static and video ads have been made for several nations
  • Removal of dead/unused static and video ads

 

Unfortunately, all of this work means that the FM21 version of the patch will not be compatible with FM22 and it will require a new download from scratch but it’ll be more than worthwhile.

 

Sounds great mate, an FM22 essential

 

all the best

rabcp
14 years ago
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Only a half pack for Israel due to a lack of sources and the fact they have been an absolute nightmare to make!

 

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AFC Champions League, Argentine Primera Division, Belgian First Division A, CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup, CAF Super Cup, Copa America, Danish Superliga, EFL Cup, English Premier League, FA Cup, Israeli Premier League, OFC Champions League, Polish Ekstraklasa, Saudi Professional League & Scottish Cup

rabcp
14 years ago
1 hour ago
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W.I.P
AFC Champions League, Argentine Primera Division, Belgian First Division A, CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup, CAF Super Cup, Copa America, Danish Superliga, EFL Cup, English Premier League, FA Cup, Israeli Premier League, OFC Champions League & Polish Ekstraklasa

Chrissy10970
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HI, rabcp,

 

Do you plan to do Ligue 1 and french Ligue 2 ?

 

Thank you.

rabcp
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By Chrissy10970 15 September 2021 - 11:20 AM UTC 

HI, rabcp,

 

Do you plan to do Ligue 1 and french Ligue 2 ?

 

Thank you.

 

Ligue 1 once FM22 is out yes, Ligue 2, is difficult, I need HD copies of full matches to make video ads and these are very hard to find for Ligue 2

NunoKopio
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@rabcp  portuguese ads for super taca dont show the competition id is wrong both taca da liga and super taca have the same id on the xml file, supertaca shuld be 115065

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