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
manuel.rovatti
5 months ago
17 hours ago
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By rabcp 23 September 2021 - 21:34 PM UTC 

Have you moved any files? Are you playing on a PC or an apple device?

 

I play with a PC with Windows 7, but everything works correctly Serie A, champions league, premier league, FA Cup etc ... only Papa John's trophy has this type of problem after the update

Qvordrup
14 years ago
2 hours ago
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By manuel.rovatti 23 September 2021 - 21:32 PM UTC 

before the update, everything also worked in the Papa John's trophy tournament, the billboards were those of the efl league ... now, however, after the update, you can see those of rm 2008 as mentioned before

 

@rabcp I have the same issue with The danish main cup “sydbank pokalen” id=1301406. Before the update I had danish adboards, now I also have some old 2008 football manager adboards showing.

rabcp
14 years ago
3 hours ago
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By manuel.rovatti 23 September 2021 - 21:42 PM UTC 

I play with a PC with Windows 7, but everything works correctly Serie A, champions league, premier league, FA Cup etc ... only Papa John's trophy has this type of problem after the update

 

By Qvordrup 23 September 2021 - 21:50 PM UTC 

@rabcp I have the same issue with The danish main cup “sydbank pokalen” id=1301406. Before the update I had danish adboards, now I also have some old 2008 football manager adboards showing.

@manuel.rovatti & @Qvordrup 

 Fix and update for Papa John's trophy and a fix for the Danish cup attached, extract both folders to main FM21 directory

J_Zeena
7 years ago
7 hours ago
29

Such an essential addon it makes the game look so much better

fmilln7
10 years ago
3 hours ago
465

Will you be doing any video ads for League One teams? I’m after Ipswich if possible? thanks again for all your amazing work

rabcp
14 years ago
3 hours ago
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By fmilln7 27 September 2021 - 19:14 PM UTC 

Will you be doing any video ads for League One teams? I’m after Ipswich if possible? thanks again for all your amazing work

 

I am unlikely to make video ads for league 1 teams, however, I appreciate that the EFL and EPL club ads are in need of an update, given that’s 92 clubs this will require more man hours than I can commit so I'll be announcing an initiative for this once I have finished off some other projects, hopefully within the next 2-3 weeks.

fmilln7
10 years ago
3 hours ago
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By rabcp 27 September 2021 - 20:07 PM UTC 

I am unlikely to make video ads for league 1 teams, however, I appreciate that the EFL and EPL club ads are in need of an update, given that’s 92 clubs this will require more man hours than I can commit so I'll be announcing an initiative for this once I have finished off some other projects, hopefully within the next 2-3 weeks.

 

Brilliant. Many thanks. Will you have the FM22 version ready to go when the game is released or will we have to wait a while? thanks again 

rabcp
14 years ago
3 hours ago
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By fmilln7 27 September 2021 - 20:23 PM UTC 

Brilliant. Many thanks. Will you have the FM22 version ready to go when the game is released or will we have to wait a while? thanks again 

 

I am currently recoding the entire xml file, the ‘non clubs’ ads and xml file should be finished next week, but I have still to start on the club’s xml file. I'm aiming for a release on FM22 launch date but it is likely that the majority of club ads will be released via updates after V1.0. I can confirm at this point that no clubs with video ads will be ready for launch date as they all need to be recoded to match any changes to stadium models in the new version of the game.

Deniga Babatope
3 years ago
7 hours ago
14

Thank you very much it works now I really appreciate the help. Thanks once again 

rabcp
14 years ago
3 hours ago
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By Deniga Babatope 29 September 2021 - 07:52 AM UTC 

Thank you very much it works now I really appreciate the help. Thanks once again 

 

You're welcome

Feralki
7 years ago
1 day ago
1,057

Been looking for ages while I try to update some adboards on my side now that York have moved, is there a test.xml file or do I need to manually change it all to like test 132, test 133, test 134 etc.?

 

Found a fairly quick way to do the xml, now onto York City's new adboards, I'll send them over to you rabcp once they're done with the config bits, about halfway currently

 

 

 

GiorgosAth
10 years ago
4 weeks ago
31

Hello. Can the file “Stadium Edits.fmf “ in the folder ”FM21 Adboard Project - v1.3 Update” → “editor data” be used in any way?

Thank you.

rabcp
14 years ago
3 hours ago
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By GiorgosAth 08 October 2021 - 13:42 PM UTC 

Hello. Can the file “Stadium Edits.fmf “ in the folder ”FM21 Adboard Project - v1.3 Update” → “editor data” be used in any way?

Thank you.

 

Yes, it modifies some stadium appearances in new saved games, more info in this thread

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/content/58086/stadium-edits-fm21

rabcp
14 years ago
3 hours ago
1,586

With the FM22 beta version now out please note that the I strongly advise against using the FM21 adboard patch with FM22. V1.0 of the FM22 patch will hopefully be out this weekend

Nikhil Jomon
4 months ago
4 days ago
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does this support FM22 BETA ?

 

aSalvio
6 years ago
1 week ago
2

For FM22 Please ? 

Boglin Boy
3 months ago
11 hours ago
1

Hey, great work with the adboards, can't go back to playing without them. What I wanted to ask was how can I edit the config to apply a few of them to the lower leagues in my country, I just can't make sense of the ID's in the config files since for the leagues they do affect, they don't seem to correspond to either the team ID's or the league ID's, thanks!

Marc88
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
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I have recently uninstalled these adboards (FM22) however, now instead going back to the previous default game ones it is only showing me blacked out electronic boards. Any idea how I can revert this back to the default game boards?

 

Thanks

rabcp
14 years ago
3 hours ago
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By Marc McCue 27 October 2021 - 16:44 PM UTC 

I have recently uninstalled these adboards (FM22) however, now instead going back to the previous default game ones it is only showing me blacked out electronic boards. Any idea how I can revert this back to the default game boards?

 

Thanks

 

You need to delete the ‘simatchvieweruncompressed’ folder and the fm.xml file (Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2022\ads) to switch back to the default video ads

Marc88
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
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By rabcp 27 October 2021 - 16:47 PM UTC 

You need to delete the ‘simatchvieweruncompressed’ folder and the fm.xml file (Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2022\ads) to switch back to the default video ads

 

Thanks for the quick reply, I've actually deleted the whole ads folder as was trying to go back my steps to return to default. Should this not have did the same job?

 

Cheers

rabcp
14 years ago
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By Marc McCue 27 October 2021 - 16:56 PM UTC 

Thanks for the quick reply, I've actually deleted the whole ads folder as was trying to go back my steps to return to default. Should this not have did the same job?

 

Cheers

 

No the simatchviewer_uncompressed folder needs removed too as FM will use this over the .fmf file which contains the video ads that come with the game, once the folder has been removed FM will automatically revert back to using the FMF file

Marc88
6 years ago
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By rabcp 27 October 2021 - 17:12 PM UTC 

No the simatchviewer_uncompressed folder needs removed too as FM will use this over the .fmf file which contains the video ads that come with the game, once the folder has been removed FM will automatically revert back to using the FMF file

 

Just removed that mate and still no joy. Any other ideas? 

 

I've also tried revalidating my local steam files to see if that helped but hasn't changed anything.

 

Cheers,

James Hussain
10 months ago
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Not possible to do anything with the score boards? SkySports or Bt for example?

rabcp
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By Marc McCue 27 October 2021 - 17:37 PM UTC 

Just removed that mate and still no joy. Any other ideas? 

 

I've also tried revalidating my local steam files to see if that helped but hasn't changed anything.

 

Cheers,

Try reloading your skin

 

By James Hussain 28 October 2021 - 10:53 AM UTC 

Not possible to do anything with the score boards? SkySports or Bt for example?

Thats more of skinning issue, some custom skins offer new scoreboards

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/forums/10/football-manager-skins

 

Marc88
6 years ago
2 weeks ago
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By rabcp 28 October 2021 - 14:45 PM UTC 

Try reloading your skin

 

Thats more of skinning issue, some custom skins offer new scoreboards

 

https://sortitoutsi.net/forums/10/football-manager-skins

 

Thanks I managed to solve the issue by re instating the ad folder in graphics. 

 

dannyvilla99
2 years ago
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mons
15 years ago
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By dannyvilla99 04 November 2021 - 00:16 AM UTC 

does it work on fm 22? thanks

 

There's a thread for the FM22 version of this file in this same forum…

teuf
9 years ago
1 day ago
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bonjour 

 

aura t il le même fichier sur fm 2022 svp ?? 

mons
15 years ago
4 hours ago
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By teuf 09 November 2021 - 03:03 AM UTC 

bonjour 

 

aura t il le même fichier sur fm 2022 svp ?? 

 

a) This is an English-language forum; please post in English

b) There's an answer to your question just above your post 😕

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