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


Full content list can be found Here
For technical assistance please only post Here
Please direct any requests Here

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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
Chunky677
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By rabcp 12 March 2021 - 18:47 PM UTC 

I’m guessing you are playing on a Mac? I believe that folders do not merge on a Mac as they would on a PC, so the Celtic folder with just Adidas would replace all the previous static ads, I‘ll be sure to include that In future read me files

Thanks for coming back so quickly!  That must be the issue - I'll reinstall and use merge instead of replace.  Looking forward to seeing it in action - it'll be immense as usual I'm sure!  

 

All the best.

Chunk

Chunky677
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By Chunky677 12 March 2021 - 19:42 PM UTC 

Thanks for coming back so quickly!  That must be the issue - I'll reinstall and use merge instead of replace.  Looking forward to seeing it in action - it'll be immense as usual I'm sure!  

 

All the best.

Chunk

@rabcp  You were right.  I reinstalled from scratch, used merge and it works perfectly now.  All looking good.  Thanks for your help and the update looks the business.

 

Evil-Muffin7
13 years ago
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nice to see the update looking forward installing it

coywen
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By rabcp 11 March 2021 - 22:30 PM UTC 

V1.1 Update

 

https://i.postimg.cc/6Td7vTmZ/20210311204402-1.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/qN7gSwMc/20210311204742-1.jpg
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Download link in title post
 

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Fixes
Resolved issue with Spanish ads not displaying properly with the 'no clubs' xml file.
Fixed error that caused Greuther Furth's static ads to not display.
Fixed issue with some clubs only displaying the default video ads with the 'no clubs' xml file.
Updated some club’s ads e.g. Celtic to Adidas and Watford to Kelme.
Fixed issue with Leeds United stadium missing some static adboard’s.

New Leagues/Cups
 

https://i.postimg.cc/C5ZM0kFm/bra.png

Brazil
Serie A (Video ads) (marcss.34 ads)
Serie B (marcss.34 ads)
Copa do Brasil (Video ads) (marcss.34 ads)
Campeonato Paulista (Video ads) (marcss.34 ads)

 

https://i.postimg.cc/MHcWfMz7/CONMEBOL.png

CONMEBOL
Libertadores (Video ads) 
Sudamericana (Video ads) 

Updated Leagues/Cups
 

https://i.postimg.cc/J0D8vXmm/den.png

Denmark
Alka Superliga (1 static adboard)

 

https://i.postimg.cc/D0S4vhth/nor.png

Norway
Eliteserien (einherjer8 ads)
1. Divisjon (einherjer8 ads)
Norwegian cup (einherjer8 ads)
Mesterfinalen (einherjer8 ads)

 

https://i.postimg.cc/SRX0D1zV/por.png

Portugal
Liga Pro 2 (ElMatador ads)

 

https://i.postimg.cc/rsdmxJy2/rus.png

Russia
Premier League (map788 ads)
Football National League (map788 ads)
Russian Cup (map788 ads)

 

https://i.postimg.cc/5tNsZHPW/uefa.png

UEFA
Champions League (Video ads) 
Europa League (Video ads) 
Super Cup (Video ads) 

New Clubs
 

https://i.postimg.cc/D0S4vhth/nor.png

Norway
Alta, Egersund, Grorud, Oygarden & Stjordals Blink (einherjer8 ads)

 

https://i.postimg.cc/rsdmxJy2/rus.png

Russia
Khimki (map788 ads)

Updated Clubs
 

https://i.postimg.cc/cCvcyxrf/eng.png

England
Accrington Stanley (jcshy ads) & Blackburn Rovers (jcshy ads)

 

https://i.postimg.cc/gjxDhVFC/ger.png

Germany
VFB Stuttgart (Doddo04 ads)

 

https://i.postimg.cc/D0S4vhth/nor.png

Norway
Aalesund, Arendal, Asane, Bodo Glimt, Brann, Bryne, Elverum, Floro, Fredrikstad, Grorud, Hamkam, Haugesund, Hodd, Jerv, KFUM Oslo, Kongsvinger, Kristiansund, Levanger, Lillestrom, Mjondalen, Molde, Notodden, Odd, Ranheim, Raufoss, Rosenborg, Sandefjord, Sandnes, Sarpsborg, Sogndal, Stabaek, Start, Strommen, Stromsgodset, Tromsdalen, Tromso, Ull/Kisa, Valerenga & Viking (einherjer8 ads)

 

https://i.postimg.cc/rsdmxJy2/rus.png

Russia
Akhmat, Arsenal Tula, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Krasnodar, Lokomotiv Moscow, Rostov, Rotor, Rubin Kazan, Sochi, Spartak Moscow, Tambov, Ufa, Ural & Zenit St. Petersburg (map788 ads)

 

https://i.postimg.cc/Zn98np1C/sco.png

Scotland
Celtic, Dundee United, Hamilton, Kilmarnock, Livingston, Motherwell, Ross County, St. Johnstone & St. Mirren 

 

Can be uploaded to the www.mediafire.com? Thanks!

Chrissy10970
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Great work. Thanks.

R Charlston
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By rabcp 02 February 2021 - 23:50 PM UTC 

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

 

Hi @rabcp , you fixed Leeds on initial release, but the new update appears to have the missing boards 40 and 41 again, they show as pink blanks

marcss.34
7 years ago
5 hours ago
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@rabcp  Thank you for inserting my 2020 Brazil Adboards project in yours.


So im now posting the Brazil Adboards 2021. It has new adboards for the state championships that have already started in 2021.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/q6xjy1tu6gvufuy/Brazil_Adboards_2021.rar/file
 

In the .txt files i preferred to separate it to make more easier for you to merge with your project.


I just ask you to keep the ID's that I created, as this way facilitates my creation so as not to conflict ID's between our two projects. Thank you!

And when the other championships start in Brazil, I’ll update them.

rabcp
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By marcss.34 14 March 2021 - 05:28 AM UTC 

@rabcp  Thank you for inserting my 2020 Brazil Adboards project in yours.


So im now posting the Brazil Adboards 2021. It has new adboards for the state championships that have already started in 2021.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/q6xjy1tu6gvufuy/Brazil_Adboards_2021.rar/file
 

In the .txt files i preferred to separate it to make more easier for you to merge with your project.


I just ask you to keep the ID's that I created, as this way facilitates my creation so as not to conflict ID's between our two projects. Thank you!

And when the other championships start in Brazil, I’ll update them.

 

Thanks @marcss.34  👍🏼

rabcp
14 years ago
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The final FM21 patch/update has been released and the issue with the video adboard duration has not been amended, I am making the assumption that in future versions of FM video adboard’s will be capped to 15 seconds in length. This means that a significant number of video ads made for this patch will never work as intended within Football Manager, to say this is frustrating is an understatement. There is no simple fix to change the duration of these adboard’s and many will need to be remade from scratch.

 

Moving forward I will mainly be focusing on producing generic video ads for the most commonly played European Leagues, while dipping in and out of the request thread. I am hoping to bring out an update every six weeks for the foreseeable future, if all goes well the next update will be out during the last week of April. Below is my new WIP list.

 

W.I.P
Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers,

Alloa, Ayr United, Dundee, Dunfermline, Greenock Morton, Hearts, Inverness CT, Queen of the South, Raith Rovers

 

Dutch Eredivise, English Championship, English Premier League, FIFA Club World Cup, French Ligue 1, French Ligue 2, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Portuguese Primeira Liga, Scottish Premiership & Spanish La Liga


Requests
Belgian Pro League, Danish Superliga, FC København, OFC Champions League, Saudi Professional League, Troyes

R Charlston
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By rabcp 16 March 2021 - 10:25 AM UTC 

The final FM21 patch/update has been released and the issue with the video adboard duration has not been amended, I am making the assumption that in future versions of FM video adboard’s will be capped to 15 seconds in length. This means that a significant number of video ads made for this patch will never work as intended within Football Manager, to say this is frustrating is an understatement. There is no simple fix to change the duration of these adboard’s and many will need to be remade from scratch.

 

Moving forward I will mainly be focusing on producing generic video ads for the most commonly played European Leagues, while dipping in and out of the request thread. I am hoping to bring out an update every six weeks for the foreseeable future, if all goes well the next update will be out during the last week of April. Below is my new WIP list.

 

W.I.P
Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers,

Alloa, Ayr United, Dundee, Dunfermline, Greenock Morton, Hearts, Inverness CT, Queen of the South, Raith Rovers

 

Dutch Eredivise, English Championship, English Premier League, French Ligue 1, French Ligue 2, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Portuguese Primeira Liga, Scottish Premiership & Spanish La Liga


Requests
Belgian Pro League, Danish Superliga, FC København, OFC Champions League, Saudi Professional League, Troyes

 

@rabcp  share your frustration, the SI programmers are not at the level of guys like yourself, Flut and others

maybe they act deliberately to frustrate

keep up the good work, it is very much appreciated

coombsey2557
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By rabcp 16 March 2021 - 10:25 AM UTC 

The final FM21 patch/update has been released and the issue with the video adboard duration has not been amended, I am making the assumption that in future versions of FM video adboard’s will be capped to 15 seconds in length. This means that a significant number of video ads made for this patch will never work as intended within Football Manager, to say this is frustrating is an understatement. There is no simple fix to change the duration of these adboard’s and many will need to be remade from scratch.

 

Moving forward I will mainly be focusing on producing generic video ads for the most commonly played European Leagues, while dipping in and out of the request thread. I am hoping to bring out an update every six weeks for the foreseeable future, if all goes well the next update will be out during the last week of April. Below is my new WIP list.

 

W.I.P
Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers,

Alloa, Ayr United, Dundee, Dunfermline, Greenock Morton, Hearts, Inverness CT, Queen of the South, Raith Rovers

 

Dutch Eredivise, English Championship, English Premier League, FIFA Club World Cup, French Ligue 1, French Ligue 2, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Portuguese Primeira Liga, Scottish Premiership & Spanish La Liga


Requests
Belgian Pro League, Danish Superliga, FC København, OFC Champions League, Saudi Professional League, Troyes

 

Hi rabcp, hope you are well and thank you once again for an amazing set of adboards, two quick questions for you how can i make a donation to help your fantastic work and in the new fm21 v1.1 patch my gazprom adboards are not showing in champions league games?  I have the pdf in my video adboards but its not showing in the match engine can you help? Thank you

rabcp
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By coombsey2557 20 March 2021 - 16:21 PM UTC 

Hi rabcp, hope you are well and thank you once again for an amazing set of adboards, two quick questions for you how can i make a donation to help your fantastic work and in the new fm21 v1.1 patch my gazprom adboards are not showing in champions league games?  I have the pdf in my video adboards but its not showing in the match engine can you help? Thank you

 

Thank you, while there is no expectation to donate their is a PayPal link in the first post of this thread.

 

Attached is a fix for Gazprom issue and the issue with Leeds @R Charlston 

rabcp
14 years ago
2 hours ago
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W.I.P
Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers

Alloa, Ayr United, Dundee, Dunfermline, Greenock Morton, Hearts, Inverness CT, Queen of the South, Raith Rovers

 

Dutch Eredivise, English Championship, English Premier League, FIFA Club World Cup, French Ligue 1, French Ligue 2, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Portuguese Primeira Liga, Scottish Premiership & Spanish La Liga


Requests
Belgian Pro League, Danish Superliga, FC København, OFC Champions League, Saudi Professional League, Troyes

The doppleganger
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R Charlston
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By rabcp 20 March 2021 - 20:26 PM UTC 

Thank you, while there is no expectation to donate their is a PayPal link in the first post of this thread.

 

Attached is a fix for Gazprom issue and the issue with Leeds @R Charlston 

 

Thanks @rabcp 

 

all the best. Richard

rafney87
12 years ago
11 hours ago
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hi @rabcp 

 

I'd like to chime in with some updates for the Malaysian Super & Premier leagues, seeing as nobody has updated the ads since I sent those to you in 2012 :p

 

I also made the ads for my local team, Negeri Sembilan (135362). in the files, I've attached txt files on the order of how they should appear pitchside. hope you find them handy: download

 

 

 

 

leishm2
12 years ago
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Hi , great update , are the Hibs Adboards available yet? 

rabcp
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By rafney87 22 March 2021 - 07:04 AM UTC 

hi @rabcp 

 

I'd like to chime in with some updates for the Malaysian Super & Premier leagues, seeing as nobody has updated the ads since I sent those to you in 2012 :p

 

I also made the ads for my local team, Negeri Sembilan (135362). in the files, I've attached txt files on the order of how they should appear pitchside. hope you find them handy: download

 

 

Thanks @rafney87 they look great

 

By leishm2 23 March 2021 - 17:28 PM UTC 

Hi , great update , are the Hibs Adboards available yet? 

 

Yes they are included with the V1.1 update

marcss.34
7 years ago
5 hours ago
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@rabcp  more adboards to add in package.

 

Bolívia (Nacional League) Copa Tigo 2021

Download : https://www.mediafire.com/file/bt2i6dixmz8rsjv/Copa_Tigo_-_Bolivia.rar/file 

mustermann
6 years ago
1 month ago
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Hello, thanks for updating on FM21. Can i find ad-boards for second german league in there? Maybe Video-Add Boards?

Mike
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Does this effect leaderboards?

rabcp
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By mustermann 24 March 2021 - 11:12 AM UTC 

Hello, thanks for updating on FM21. Can i find ad-boards for second german league in there? Maybe Video-Add Boards?

There are presently no video adboards for the 2. Bundesliga however, I may look to produce some in the near future. If you could give me a list of some of the common video adboards (e.g. Bwin, Lotto, etorro…) that would be a great help.

 

By marcss.34 23 March 2021 - 21:41 PM UTC 

@rabcp  more adboards to add in package.

 

Bolívia (Nacional League) Copa Tigo 2021

Download : https://www.mediafire.com/file/bt2i6dixmz8rsjv/Copa_Tigo_-_Bolivia.rar/file 

 

Thanks @marcss.34 👍🏼

 

rabcp
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By Mike 24 March 2021 - 13:48 PM UTC 

Does this effect leaderboards?

 

No

mustermann
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By rabcp 24 March 2021 - 14:08 PM UTC 

There are presently no video adboards for the 2. Bundesliga however, I may look to produce some in the near future. If you could give me a list of some of the common video adboards (e.g. Bwin, Lotto, etorro…) that would be a great help.

 

Thanks for your answer. Yes i will try to help you. But probably this will take some time. Don't know, if i can find sponsors immadiately. Should i comment here again? Is there a chance to use bundesliga video aboards for 2. bundesliga till then?

rabcp
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By mustermann 24 March 2021 - 18:49 PM UTC 

Thanks for your answer. Yes i will try to help you. But probably this will take some time. Don't know, if i can find sponsors immadiately. Should i comment here again? Is there a chance to use bundesliga video aboards for 2. bundesliga till then?

Either comment here or message me, I just need the 9 most common video adboards, in the mean time I can possibly add some more video ads to the 2. Bundesliga in the next update. it would be handy to add the 2.Bundesliga as I think reviving Schalke will be a popular FM challenge over the next 18 months.

 

Mr. old_school
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Hi Guys, 

i want to help. now i wrote a Comment in German Big FM Community, to help us, to find very goot Pictures, for the real German Adboards. I hope the Community can help. Thanks and good Day. Link: https://www.meistertrainerforum.de/index.php/topic,27908.new.html#new

 

rabcp
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W.I.P
Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers

Alloa, Ayr United, Dundee, Dunfermline, Greenock Morton, Hearts, Inverness CT, Queen of the South, Raith Rovers

 

Dutch Eredivise, English Championship, English Premier League, FIFA Club World Cup, French Ligue 1, French Ligue 2, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Portuguese Primeira Liga, Scottish Premiership & Spanish La Liga


Requests
Belgian Pro League, Danish Superliga, FC København, OFC Champions League, Saudi Professional League, Troyes

rabcp
14 years ago
2 hours ago
1,342

 

W.I.P
Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers

Alloa, Ayr United, Dundee, Dunfermline, Greenock Morton, Hearts, Inverness CT, Queen of the South, Raith Rovers

 

Dutch Eredivise, English Championship, English Premier League, FIFA Club World Cup, French Ligue 1, French Ligue 2, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Portuguese Primeira Liga, Scottish Premiership & Spanish La Liga


Requests
Belgian Pro League, Danish Superliga, FC København, OFC Champions League, Saudi Professional League, Troyes

Johannes45
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By rabcp 27 March 2021 - 23:23 PM UTC 

 

W.I.P
Aberdeen, Celtic, Rangers

Alloa, Ayr United, Dundee, Dunfermline, Greenock Morton, Hearts, Inverness CT, Queen of the South, Raith Rovers

 

Dutch Eredivise, English Championship, English Premier League, FIFA Club World Cup, French Ligue 1, French Ligue 2, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Portuguese Primeira Liga, Scottish Premiership & Spanish La Liga


Requests
Belgian Pro League, Danish Superliga, FC København, OFC Champions League, Saudi Professional League, Troyes

 

Yo that's awesome man! What do you do in terms of WIP? Do you put up screenshots of finished adboards and then release them all in an upcoming update?

rabcp
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By Johannes45 28 March 2021 - 11:47 AM UTC 

Yo that's awesome man! What do you do in terms of WIP? Do you put up screenshots of finished adboards and then release them all in an upcoming update?

 

Thanks, I post screenshots and videos of finished adboards and I am aiming to bring out updates every 6 weeks, the next of which will be the last week of April

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