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
Chrissy10970
8 years ago
4 hours ago
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To the best of my knowledge no files have been missed?


For example, french clubs are missing (except Bordeaux, Nice, Lyon, Lille, Paris, Monaco, Marseille - total of 48 from another patch). Others few minor leagues (in Europe - some in Croatia, Cyprus, israel, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia - and America - Central America) and national teams.
But it's just a question. Great works.
rabcp
14 years ago
2 hours ago
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For example, french clubs are missing (except Bordeaux, Nice, Lyon, Lille, Paris, Monaco, Marseille - total of 48 from another patch). Others few minor leagues (in Europe - some in Croatia, Cyprus, israel, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia - and America - Central America) and national teams.
But it's just a question. Great works.

Your mixing this patch up with this one: https://sortitoutsi.net/content/51652/club-banners-adboards-for-fm20
Chrissy10970
8 years ago
4 hours ago
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Yes, but, sorry again, how could I do ?
rabcp
14 years ago
2 hours ago
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Yes, but, sorry again, how could I do ?

Sorry I misunderstood your question, I have no plans to integrate work from other patches into this one.
rabcp
14 years ago
2 hours ago
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For those new to this patch, I post previews of completed work and once I finish my WIP list I release all content in the form as an update pack, due to the way the xml file works I do not release content individually, my WIP list may change depending on how SI respond to the video adboard issue.

https://i.postimg.cc/VLq7y3T3/dufc.png

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Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Hamilton Academical, Hibs, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Motherwell, Rangers, Ross County, St Johnstone & St. Mirren

bartdude
12 years ago
17 hours ago
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There are adboards from the 2020 version (clubs) that are not present here. Do you think of integrating them in this version or is there a way to do it?

The simple solution is to take any adboards you want from FM20 and rename them to any that you wish to overwrite in FM21. The preferred method is to add them to the FM21 pack but that involves your ability to modify the FM.xml file
bartdude
12 years ago
17 hours ago
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The simple solution is to take any adboards you want from FM20 and rename them to any that you wish to overwrite in FM21. The preferred method is to add them to the FM21 pack but that involves your ability to modify the FM.xml file. I make my own additional static boards but not yet got into video boards
Emre Delibasi
6 years ago
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R Charlston
7 years ago
7 hours ago
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@rabcp just noticed on leeds stadium upper tier boards 40 and 41 are pink and just have numbers
rest looks fantastic
Baki Bakic
10 months ago
8 hours ago
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Great work Rab and thanks a lot. I'm just wondering if you'll update video ads for specific Championship clubs like Bournemouth (they don't have Mansion Bet as their sponsor but MSP Capital) or Watford ( they switched from Adidas to Kelme last summer) or PL clubs like Everton and Villa (Cazoo video ads) ?
rabcp
14 years ago
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@rabcp just noticed on leeds stadium upper tier boards 40 and 41 are pink and just have numbers
rest looks fantastic

I must have missed them, what stand are these two ads on?

Great work Rab and thanks a lot. I'm just wondering if you'll update video ads for specific Championship clubs like Bournemouth (they don't have Mansion Bet as their sponsor but MSP Capital) or Watford ( they switched from Adidas to Kelme last summer) or PL clubs like Everton and Villa (Cazoo video ads) ?

I may have a look at addressing some of these once SI feedback on the issue of video ads only playing for 15 seconds
R Charlston
7 years ago
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I must have missed them, what stand are these two ads on?

I may have a look at addressing some of these once SI feedback on the issue of video ads only playing for 15 seconds



@Rabpc behind the goal to right hand side, top tier, boards 41, 40

Looks great generally
BladeSteve52
11 years ago
1 month ago
4
Screenshots of the Leeds stands.

rabcp Many thanks for all your work on the adboard patch. Makes the game even more enjoyable. UTB
R Charlston
7 years ago
7 hours ago
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Screenshots of the Leeds stands.

Many thanks for all your work on the adboard patch. Makes the game even more enjoyable. UTB


Cheers BladeSteve52, I get the same with 40/41 and the legend names being cut short

Not sure about the score in your 2nd pic 😂
rabcp
14 years ago
2 hours ago
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@rabcp just noticed on leeds stadium upper tier boards 40 and 41 are pink and just have numbers
rest looks fantastic

Here is a fix for Leeds United

Unfortunately, the second issue is caused by the stadium model and therefore there is no way of editing this.
https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/media/aa7wwwWV1foMGUK3rdlWban15NafG4hH0HroG8oo.jpeg
rabcp
14 years ago
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https://i.postimg.cc/xTBR3hGk/hamilton.png

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bartdude
12 years ago
17 hours ago
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Having looked into this further the issue is, SI have decided to cap the length of a video adboard to 15 seconds, this results in video ads either being speed up to fit into 15 seconds or they run at normal speed and are then cut off. This is very frustrating as it means a lot of content will now not work as intended in spite of the fact, they worked fine in previous versions of FM.

I have posted this as a bug over at the SI forums, hopefully if a few people comment on the linked thread then they may remove the 15 second limit
https://community.sigames.com/forums/topic/547534-some-issues-with-adboards/

I have made my feelings known on the Si forum
bartdude
12 years ago
17 hours ago
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I have made my feelings known on the Si forum. More of you need to do the same, as Si has not responded, so far.
R Charlston
7 years ago
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Here is a fix for Leeds United

Unfortunately, the second issue is caused by the stadium model and therefore there is no way of editing this.
https://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/media/aa7wwwWV1foMGUK3rdlWban15NafG4hH0HroG8oo.jpeg


Cheers fella
rabcp
14 years ago
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I have made my feelings known on the Si forum. More of you need to do the same, as Si has not responded, so far.
It is disappointing but not all that surprising that SI have failed to even acknowledge the issue so far.
Vawkes
4 years ago
2 weeks ago
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Are there adboards for 2D match views anywhere?

Thanks.
R Charlston
7 years ago
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https://i.postimg.cc/SNtjJ4yY/st-johnstone.png

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It is disappointing but not all that surprising that SI have failed to even acknowledge the issue so far.


They don’t care now, 90% of people buy the game on or around release (when the game is clearly unfinished), they then reduce the price early in new year by 20/25% to attract a few more sales, then repeat again for the next season

Without the modders the game is rubbish, we are reliant on people like Flut, rabcp, the kit guys etc to make the game playable.

SI sold out years ago, have you noticed how many employees they have and only produce 1 game???
ElMatador
10 years ago
5 hours ago
91
Hey Guys,

I have taken the liberty to add some to the ligapro 2, now named liga portugal 2 SABSEG in (as seen)Portugal, on my own game.

I would also recommend changing the name of the league.

Maybe it's handy for you guys.

CANAL 11:
https://i.imgur.com/B2wSTIJ.png

LIGA PORTUGAL:
https://i.imgur.com/wKVwiGU.png

SABSEG:
https://i.imgur.com/oOV9XQ8.png
Chunky677
4 years ago
1 hour ago
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The WIP boards look great, Rab! Thanks for doing them. Looking forward to the new patch when it's done.
einherjer83
8 years ago
1 day ago
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Im working on a new version of my norwegian ad boards. my last pack is almost 3 years old now :o
map788
5 years ago
1 month ago
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@rabcp need russia update?
rabcp
14 years ago
2 hours ago
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Hey Guys,

I have taken the liberty to add some to the ligapro 2, now named liga portugal 2 SABSEG in (as seen)Portugal, on my own game.

I would also recommend changing the name of the league.

Maybe it's handy for you guys.

Thanks, I will add them in to the next update

Im working on a new version of my norwegian ad boards. my last pack is almost 3 years old now :o

Good to hear 👍🏼

@rabcp need russia update?

If you have any feel free to send me them
rabcp
14 years ago
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I have come up with a work around for the video ads and have split adboards longer than 15 seconds into multiple files, it is not ideal and will make coding and file management a pain but it is better than nothing as it does not look like SI will address the issue...
rabcp
14 years ago
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Jcshy
7 years ago
3 weeks ago
5

I've made these for Blackburn if you want to use them in the pack? 

I've also included one for Accrington Stanley, will do more of them later on this weekend 

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