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
bartdude
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Si has clearly decided that the majority of FM21 sales have been made, the money is in the bank, so we can whistle for any more changes. Of course they'll ramp it up again in September, telling us that FM22 will be the best FM ever ! No respect for third party contributors that have made FM what it is and have played a major part in the sales. By rabcp 10 February 2021 - 23:18 PM UTC
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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...

R Charlston
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@bartdude agree with this, SI put out a 70%finished game and expect buyers to use mods to finish it.

 

it’s like Mercedes selling cars without an engine or wheels, these need to be added later……

 

SI need competition, when Domark first released CM there were several other alternatives like Football Director, USM, FIFA manager etc, none of these really progressed in the same way

 

lets face it FM21 is a really big database overlaid with average graphics (base game) that is then enhanced by guys like bolid, Flut, rabcp to name few.

bartdude
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By R Charlston 13 February 2021 - 08:41 AM UTC 

@bartdude agree with this, SI put out a 70%finished game and expect buyers to use mods to finish it.

 

it’s like Mercedes selling cars without an engine or wheels, these need to be added later……

 

SI need competition, when Domark first released CM there were several other alternatives like Football Director, USM, FIFA manager etc, none of these really progressed in the same way

 

lets face it FM21 is a really big database overlaid with average graphics (base game) that is then enhanced by guys like bolid, Flut, rabcp to name few.

 

Absolutely, my friend !

R Charlston
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By bartdude 13 February 2021 - 10:08 AM UTC 

Absolutely, my friend !

 

Unless of course there are any alternatives out there that I’m unaware of, but for me any game without real names. Etc. Is an absolute no no.

bartdude
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By R Charlston 13 February 2021 - 10:33 AM UTC 

Unless of course there are any alternatives out there that I’m unaware of, but for me any game without real names. Etc. Is an absolute no no.

 

I'm fairly certain there are no viable alternatives or I'd definitely have heard of them and investigated. FM appears to have the monopoly and as you say that's not ideal.

R Charlston
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By bartdude 13 February 2021 - 10:37 AM UTC 

I'm fairly certain there are no viable alternatives or I'd definitely have heard of them and investigated. FM appears to have the monopoly and as you say that's not ideal.

 

A massive opportunity there for somebody, let’s face it SI don’t really own the database, sure somebody clever out there could get together and crowd fund

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By R Charlston 13 February 2021 - 10:40 AM UTC 

A massive opportunity there for somebody, let’s face it SI don’t really own the database, sure somebody clever out there could get together and crowd fund

For sure, something needs to be done to shake Si out of their complacency.

 

 

R Charlston
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By bartdude 13 February 2021 - 10:46 AM UTC 

For sure, something needs to be done to shake Si out of their complacency.

 

If you ever put anything negative on their forum it gets deleted, over the last 5 years or so they have shown arrogance and contempt to the customer base

 

such a shame and a far cry from the collyer brothers original vision of a football game for football fans

 

i still have the original domark red box Amiga game, 92 I think it was, that game affected my revision!

R Charlston
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@mons , could we have a separate thread for FM alternative ideas ‘ thoughts?

Qvordrup
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By R Charlston 13 February 2021 - 10:54 AM UTC 

@mons , could we have a separate thread for FM alternative ideas ‘ thoughts?

 

You can start your own thread here : https://sortitoutsi.net/forums/21/off-topic

rabcp
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By Jcshy 13 February 2021 - 04:04 AM UTC 

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 

Thanks I'll add them to the next update, are their any old adboards from Blackburn which should be removed to make space for these?

 

Jcshy
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By rabcp 13 February 2021 - 15:57 PM UTC 

Thanks I'll add them to the next update, are their any old adboards from Blackburn which should be removed to make space for these?

 

From what I can see, especially from last nights game, I don’t think there’s any Holland Pies adverts around the ground anymore - think we‘ve just got the ones I posted and the Venky’s one

 

I’ll also get round to doing the stand adboards and help out with making sure they’re in the right place 

 

Edit: I’ve noticed I’ve made a typo with Bowker on the first one so I’ll correct that 

bartdude
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By R Charlston 13 February 2021 - 10:53 AM UTC 

If you ever put anything negative on their forum it gets deleted, over the last 5 years or so they have shown arrogance and contempt to the customer base

 

such a shame and a far cry from the collyer brothers original vision of a football game for football fans

 

i still have the original domark red box Amiga game, 92 I think it was, that game affected my revision!

 

I've had two strikes on Si in the past lol ! The moderators are robots, working to a format. I noticed this year they're using blogs to answer questions, so it saves them having to roll out the same old crap like delete your preferences, verify your game files, update your graphics driver etc, like we're clueless and besides which, rarely cures the issue.

Cristobal12
1 year ago
1 week ago
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Hello rabcp,

 

Thanks for your hard work, I just want to know how I can download the update for the Champions League and for the clubs.

 

 

rabcp
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By Cristobal12 15 February 2021 - 20:12 PM UTC 

Hello rabcp,

 

Thanks for your hard work, I just want to know how I can download the update for the Champions League and for the clubs.

Currently these are just previews of completed work, 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

 

rabcp
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By rabcp 12 February 2021 - 00:01 AM UTC 

 

 

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alain73
9 years ago
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Hello, are you going to make a new updated file? Thanks a lot

einherjer83
9 years ago
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I have made around 40 Norwegian clubs now. Will add a few more before I send it to you. But I see on my Lazio game that clubs that already have LED boards doesn't get the ads for CL and EL. Only the clubs with static ad boards get the European Cup ads. 

rabcp
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By einherjer83 16 February 2021 - 20:14 PM UTC 

I have made around 40 Norwegian clubs now. Will add a few more before I send it to you. But I see on my Lazio game that clubs that already have LED boards doesn't get the ads for CL and EL. Only the clubs with static ad boards get the European Cup ads. 

 

Excellent news! This is why we have 2 xml files, if you use the no clubs xml file with Lazio you will still see the banners along with the European ads

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By rabcp 16 February 2021 - 20:46 PM UTC 

Excellent news! This is why we have 2 xml files, if you use the no clubs xml file with Lazio you will still see the banners along with the European ads

 

Aha! Cause when I played with Norwegian club Aalesund, which only have static ad boards, I saw that on my home games in CL and EL the static ad boards were replaced by led boards with CL/EL sponsors. I thought that it was the same with all clubs 😄

rabcp
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By einherjer83 16 February 2021 - 20:49 PM UTC 

Aha! Cause when I played with Norwegian club Aalesund, which only have static ad boards, I saw that on my home games in CL and EL the static ad boards were replaced by led boards with CL/EL sponsors. I thought that it was the same with all clubs 😄

Unfortunately, not the xml file forces the game to show video ads in all European games, so if clubs have no video ads assigned such as the Norwegian teams then Champions League/Europa League video ads will then be displayed. However, if video ads are already assigned then the clubs’ normal ads will play, hence the need for two xml files.

alain73
9 years ago
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Hello,

How can I get the ad file for the campion league? Thanks

 

rabcp
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By alain73 17 February 2021 - 17:22 PM UTC 

Hello,

How can I get the ad file for the campion league? Thanks

 

Currently the content in this thread is  just previews of completed work, 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.

 

I hope to release the first update pack at the end of the month

Evil-Muffin7
13 years ago
3 weeks ago
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Keep up the great work looking forward to new updates in future.

rabcp
14 years ago
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W.I.P
CONMEBOL Libertadores, UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League


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


Requests
FC København & Troyes

Day Tripper
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I don't have the directory that is listed in step 6? The appdata folder is not there? Any ideas?

rabcp
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By Day Tripper 18 February 2021 - 18:10 PM UTC 

I don't have the directory that is listed in step 6? The appdata folder is not there? Any ideas?

 

It’s a hidden folder, go into your folder options and select show hidden files, folders and drives 

J_Zeena
6 years ago
53 minutes ago
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Works perfect and looks so much better. I couldn't play without these now 

einherjer83
9 years ago
4 hours ago
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@rabcp 

 

Norwegian adboards.

43 clubs, plus national teams and cups etc.

 

I also included a file with all clubs IDs. Just send me a DM if anything 🙂

alain73
9 years ago
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By rabcp 17 February 2021 - 17:39 PM UTC 

Currently the content in this thread is  just previews of completed work, 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.

 

I hope to release the first update pack at the end of the month

 

THANKS

 

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